Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Happy Birthday America!


I am off today to begin my July 4th celebration/vacation on Cape Cod. It's a family tradition, as we all converge on my mom's home and celebrate the independence of our country together. Besides Christmas, it's the only other time my entire family spends time together. I'm sure there will be lots of burger and dog eating, lobster and chowda eating, and of course, a big favorite of mine, FRIED CLAMS and tartar sauce eating. (you can tell I have reached my forties-I think about a vacation in terms of food)

Golf will be the main order of business for the rest of the week, and all else is planned around that sacred family activity. Beach time will be of the utmost priority also, and because my mom's beach house is on the ocean, we will make the most of the opportunity; including and not limited to twilight bonfires. Which also means SMORES! (there's the food thing again) The ladies will partake in our time honored tradition of flea-marketing. We will skillfully seek out the finest in cheezy beauty products, knock off designer handbags, silver jewelry and other coveted junk. Then, there's the fireworks, with of course, more food. Good times.

The weather had better be good because we have suffered through 22 days of rain in the month of June here in MA and it has sucked royally. I would say we are well over due. I heard that we are experiencing a Seattle-like climate here and that Seattle has had uncharacteristically record high temps and sunny days. (Cora, can you confirm this?) The beach house has no wi-fi so I will returning to the bloggersphere on Monday, July 6, 2009.

My best wishes to you and yours on this holiday and I will leave you with this cute, CLEAN little July 4th joke, wich immediately made me think of the infamous Vodka Mom and a little bit of innocence.


The Fourth of July weekend was approaching, and Miss Pelham, the nursery school teacher, took the opportunity to tell her class about patriotism. 'We live in a great country,' she announced. 'One of the things we should be happy is that, in this country, we are all free.'

Trevor, who was a little boy in her class, came walking up to her from the back of the room. He stood with his hands on his hips and said loudly, 'I'm not free. I'm four.'



Have a great holiday bloggers!

Peace out!

16 comments:

The Dental Maven said...

Hey Girl, have a grand one. I'll lift my Sprite Bottle filled with Chardonnay (so's I don't get busted) in your direction on the 4th! Cheers!

BeckEye said...

It all sounds heavenly...except for the golf. But have a great time!

the iNDefatigable mjenks said...

Oh, Twilight bonfires! Awesome. Can I get a few copies and throw on the coals, too? You're doing God's work, Candy, purging society of those foul faux vampire books. Much love, much love.

Chris@Maugeritaville said...

Great joke! And enjoy the holiday. Theresa and I are headed to San Diego for the weekend, and then a cruise to Cabo. Can't wait!

Cora said...

Last week was typical Seattle weather, but the two weeks prior to it was HOT like LA! (Niiiiiice!!) Today isn't too shabby either. Sorry we stole your weather, Candy. *hanging head in shame while wearing a bikini and eatting yummy, yummy ice cream*

SkylersDad said...

Have a great time!

Scope said...

This morning they were talking about today being the coolest July 1st in 79 years in Chicago.

But it's supposed to warm up a little by the weekend.

Elenka said...

Can I come?? please?
We're actually heading to Jersey to see the fireworks on the Hudson River AND it's supposed to be sunny or mostly sunny and around 80.
Maine, too, has had 4,003 days of rain...straight!

Mr. Condescending said...

you are TOOOO lucky!

Furtheron said...

Now there's a funny thing... I was talking to my USA colleagues in CT and NJ yesterday in our team meeting and they were all bemoaning the weather and the holiday co-insiding... I pointed out that this was a great cross-cultural switch as there was I the Brit sat in a warm office which temperatures heading into the 30°s for another day and apart from occasional light seamist where I work wall to wall blue skies... Normally it's the Brits moaning about rain, cold, leaden skies etc.... :-)

What holiday is this... doesn't appear on my UK holiday list for some reason, something happen did it?

Meghan said...

Happy Fourth of July. Yay golf. And just the thought of fried clams is making my mouth water. Have a blast!

John said...

Have a wonderful time at the Cape, Candy. Cape Candy? : )

Fancy Schmancy said...

Hope you have a great time, and that our Monsoon Season is finally over!

Madtexter said...

Have a great Fourth! I did today what every red-blooded American should do for the Fourth. Put up Old Glory...and buy shampoo.

Slyde said...

im right with ya on the rain situation here in NY... its killing my summer.

Wil said...

Hey! We almost used the same picture!

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