We are always getting ready to live, but never living.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I always like to think that half the fun of a celebration of any kind is the preparation. It seems like we put a lot into preparing for a birthday party or a family get together like a picnic or a reunion and then zip...it is over just like that. So when ever I plan something, I like to enjoy the preparations.
Since Friday evening I've been enjoying the company of some of my family. I did do some preparing for this weekend but truly everyday has been a joy and filled with lots to do. We've still got today through Wednesday here to continue the holiday too.
Friday night and Sunday just about dinner time we had some really bad storms roll through our area and we were fortunate both times not to have any damage from the high winds that accompanied the storms. Lots of people have though. It makes me realize just how blessed we've been to be enjoying all this wonderful time together. Thousands had their plans changed and I'm sure they are not happy about sitting in their homes enduring the heat with out any power at all to keep them cool.
We desperately needed the rain that we've gotten every day for 3 days now. The rain itself has only lasted an hour or two and the rest of the time has been pretty sunny and hot.
Whether you are preparing for a holiday or have already had your celebration, or really aren't doing anything special at all for the 4th of July, I hope you enjoy your day and have a MERRY Monday!