I won't delve into it here, but for anyone who would like to know the facts about Francis Scott Key, please look it up. You will be amazed at the bravery, the pride, that Americans can have. Do we still have the pride and sacrifice it takes to make this country great, I mean really great? That's my only deep question on this day that "the bombs bursting in air" once again happens, to remind us of the ones that went before us to make this country great.
So moving on to our day! We had a pleasant day. It started out with meeting a friend for a parade, then we got confused about the meeting place. So, we sat with family. I say that in a kind of down tone and this is why: I have no family left close by. I do have my step-dad close by, but he's not a go out with the fam type of guy. We usually go over to his house for dinner about 2x per month. Our only option is my inlaws, and since I'm not at liberty to complain, I'll just say that I was glad for the day to finally end. I guess I feel hemmed in at others' house the whole day. I can't get around, check on the kids, make my own food. I feel like an invalid. But the kids had fun, and we did light fireworks when in got dark.
One awesome bit of news: my sis called me during fireworks to tell me that she is engaged! Her fiance is such a great guy, and I am just tickled that I was 2nd in line to hear about the news (after parents). We actually have different mothers, for those of you who didn't know. Although my sis and I did not grow up together, I had always hoped for us to be close. I am so glad we are. I always wonder how it was growing up knowing that your dad had been married to someone else and had had a child. I only know about it from the other end, being without my dad.
Oh well, I guess it's late and I'm rambling. I'll close it for tonight and dream up something for the next day I post. Hugs to all!