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Happy 4th of July! (Contest)
Tuesday, July 4th, 2023

UPDATE: The winner is…Stephanie!

For all of those in the USA, Happy 4th!

Our family will be playing it low key. #1 — It’s hot as hell, so we’re not driving anywhere to sit and be consumed by mosquitoes while we roast. #2 — We probably won’t do more than sparklers and little poppers because our many animals would freak out, plus the 9-year-old doesn’t like the sound of explosions. #3 — We have a pool, so hopefully, we’ll decide a nighttime swim would be more enjoyable. We are planning finger foods and sandwiches. No grilling. Again — it’s too damn hot. But I hope the rest of you have fun! I’d love to hear what your plans are! I can draw vicarious joy from your celebrations!

So, share what you’ll be doing this 4th for a chance to win a $5 Amazon GC!

22 comments to “Happy 4th of July! (Contest)”

  1. Debra Guyette
    · July 4th, 2023 at 6:23 am · Link

    All I am doing is a macaroni salad and relaxing with some of my family.

  2. April Gross
    · July 4th, 2023 at 6:56 am · Link

    Relaxing at home with family.

  3. Stephanie
    · July 4th, 2023 at 7:22 am · Link

    I’m not sure what I’ll get into today. I had a concert over the weekend so it may just be a low key day! I’m still recovering lol

  4. Linda Crawford
    · July 4th, 2023 at 8:09 am · Link

    I’ll be home watching fireworks out my window. Eating Carne Asada steak & Mexican salad.
    Happy 4th!

  5. Elaine Howell
    · July 4th, 2023 at 9:01 am · Link

    I am staying home and watching baseball games and reading. Have to go to work in the morning, so will not go to any firework displays.

  6. Anna Taylor Sweringen
    · July 4th, 2023 at 10:09 am · Link

    Putting my feet up and watching classic movies.

  7. Pansy Petal
    · July 4th, 2023 at 10:58 am · Link

    I plan to do some crocheting and watching so TV in the nicely airconditioned house.

  8. Misty Dawn
    · July 4th, 2023 at 11:27 am · Link

    I just woke up at noon today (I didn’t get home from work until 5am) and I plan on sitting with my feet up reading.

  9. Beverly
    · July 4th, 2023 at 11:46 am · Link

    We’re staying home, grilling just hamburgers. Son in law made sausage & peppers. I’ve made macaroni salad (using shells, didn’t have macaroni) and have fresh canto& watermelon that are delicious. Today is my Granddaughter’s birthday…she wanted ice cream cake, so we’ll be having that too. The two grandkids have already been playing in the splash pool & with their water balloons. And, I want to sit & read awhile. That’s our 4th. Yours sound like it’ll be pretty nice. Enjoy!!

  10. Colleen C.
    · July 4th, 2023 at 12:28 pm · Link

    Happy 4th!
    Spending time with family!

  11. Sara D
    · July 4th, 2023 at 1:14 pm · Link

    It’s my cousin’s Birthday so we all get together for BBQ and family fun. No fireworks as not allowed in CA. But went to downtown parade this morning.

  12. BN
    · July 4th, 2023 at 3:07 pm · Link


  13. Christine
    · July 4th, 2023 at 6:15 pm · Link

    Just chilling with my hubby and our seven cats

  14. cindy
    · July 4th, 2023 at 7:27 pm · Link

    What I thought I’d do and what I did aren’t too close at all. I was going to make a deconstructed cheesecake no bake pie, baked beans with hotdogs and a macaron salad. When I got up, it was a little foggy but still cool at 7:30, so I took y cane and went out to kill the morning glories that had taken over my herbs, tomatoes and sweet peppers. 3 bags of weeds and a couple of hours later, I played words with my sister on the phone, made a tuna macaroni salad for breakfast and started in on my new classes to build a webpage. It is now almost 8:30 and I just finished some left over split pea soup. Never took the cream cheese out and never made the baked beans… Life goes on. We won’t talk about the picnic next door that I wasn’t invited to (MY other house, MY nephew, and my ex SIL and family who have to walk back and forth through MY yard to get to that other house…

  15. Mary Preston
    · July 4th, 2023 at 7:28 pm · Link

    Not a celebration here, just life as per usual.

  16. Eileen Airey
    · July 4th, 2023 at 9:16 pm · Link

    At home with family. Enjoying the wireworks.

  17. Diane Sallans
    · July 4th, 2023 at 10:10 pm · Link

    Just a quiet day at home but I’ve got one of my favorite musicals on now – 1776

  18. Beckie
    · July 5th, 2023 at 1:15 am · Link

    Staying home reading, watered Mom plants. Avoiding HEAT, Bugs, crowds, and loud noises.

  19. kerry pruett
    · July 5th, 2023 at 3:43 pm · Link

    I spent time with family out in the hot Texas weather and enjoyed every minute.

  20. Jennifer Beyer
    · July 6th, 2023 at 12:24 pm · Link

    I was travelling all day. It was exhausting.

  21. flchen
    · July 13th, 2023 at 8:09 pm · Link

    Flew with my parents to visit other relatives!

  22. Delilah
    · July 15th, 2023 at 9:13 am · Link

    Thanks to everyone who shared how they spent their 4th!

    The winner of the GC (chosen by a random number generator) was…#3—Stephanie!

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