A friend I Follow at The Confusing Middle….theconfusingmiddle.com…posts prompts every Wednesday and this week is “Independence”. If you haven’t checked out that blog, I highly recommend it. But Go After you read this! After all, I sent you there. That should mean something!
Okay, Now for my thoughts:
Independence Day aka (also known as.. for all you non-English people out there) is the day America celebrates it’s Independence! While I love the idea of the celebration and some of the things we do to celebrate it.. Potlucks,Parades, Festivals and even Store Sales..the one thing I don’t like is the fireworks! There are a few reasons I don’t like them. They’re noisy.. which makes my cats hide and there is no escaping a Migraine attack, But, the main reason is, they are dangerous. I fear fire. If a roof in the park catches fire, it will spread quickly plus, not a year goes by without some idiot burning a finger off, or setting an animal on fire. People go crazy with their “celebrating” with some even shooting guns in the air. Remember, what goes up, must come down, somewhere. Fireworks under controlled settings are okay, although, still loud.
I am proud to be an American and to be free to celebrate it, the way I want. I am just not proud of some of our Americans stupidity.
Happy 4th of July to my fellow Americans!
Someone mentioned being curious about an Online Party, so let me tell you about the Halloween Party I was part of:
We had Jeopardy where you saw the questions and yelled out rhe answers, then we had Bingo. Everyone was emailed a Bingo Card in advance and it was obviously on the Honor System. We all checked the boxes and yelled out Bingo, if we got one. Dancing was silly and they used up to much time on it. They showed a music video like Ghostbusters and kept jumping to different people, as they watched. Most were sitting and dancing in their seats. I guess they also had karaoke but I didn’t stay for that. They said it was going to be Group Karaoke which basically means a singalong. Oh, and there was a Costume Contest where each person shared their costume via video. Winners received a Fire Tablet.
We had about 11 Trick-Or-Treaters this year which surprisingly was more then last year; but, that was mainly because of two families with children that moved in. I did my usual and dressed up and passed out candy but not scary and not for very long. It’s better to sit outside though so Susy doesn’t try to run out every time I open the door.
I would ask if you are ready for Thanksgiving but I think that will be a quiet holiday this year. With COVID19 going up, I am not comfortable going anywhere and I am thankful every day anyway.