Only in America
I had the BEST Fourth of July holiday yesterday. We drove down to a friend’s town to start off the day with a community parade, complete with high school marching band, military veterans, rotary club, Boy and Girl Scouts, approximately 32,487 beauty pageant winners riding on the back of convertibles, and somewhat improbably, a group of Klingons.
Sadly, I did not get a photo of the Klingons. I did however, get some of the beauty pageant winners:
Then we spent the rest of the day by the pool, eating and drinking, diving in when it got too hot, and developing strange tan lines. After dark, the entire crew decamped to the main throughfare to watch fireworks. Just to give you some perspective, the main street is about four lanes wide with a divider. It’s a little odd to see people camped out in lawn chairs next to Red Lobster, but what the hey.
The younger members of our crew experienced the fireworks the way their generation experiences everything — through their cell phone video cameras. I’m happy to know they will have a record of all the things they missed seeing the first time around.
And what of my sewing? Well, I did a bunch of shopping at JoAnn’s 4th of July sale on Friday and came away with this:
I’m excited to start sewing, particularly McCalls 6328 and 6289. The heart fabric is a really soft lightweight twill, which I think will make a nice summer skirt. I have no idea what to do with the other one — it’s also twill, but heavier like a bottomweight — but I fell in love with the graffiti style print. I got two yards each of both.
Going back to our regular schedule today has been like moving through molasses. Ugh. Need more sleep.