Friday after the Fourth
For me, the Fourth of July is a day to relax and enjoy the day with family. We celebrated the day by watching fireworks at the lake. Other than that, we did a whole lot of barbecuing and eating, just like most other families in the South.
Today, we slept in to recover from all the Independence Day fun. Since my Internet is still not working, the kids and I drove over to Barnes and Noble so that I could submit some homework assignments. They also picked up new books, and I must say that I was pretty impressed with their selections. My son chose Out of My Mind and my daughter chose Trading Faces. It only took them an hour to make their final selection.
After spending a little time reading and surfing the web in the Barnes and Noble Cafe, we came home to enjoy some leftover barbecue. Then, I treated the kids to The Special Place Ice Cream Emporium. If you live close to Pell City, you absolutely MUST give it a try.
I had to double check my phone to make sure that it wasn’t still July 4. The neighbors are finishing off their last rounds of fireworks and I can still smell a hint of hickory in the air as I step out on the back porch. It’s kind of hard to say bye bye to yesterday when the celebration continues today as well. So, this phrase seems only fitting for today: Happy Friday after the Fourth of July!