Is it just me, or did that holiday blow right past? Maybe because it was a mid-week holiday? Or maybe because I didn’t do anything, I don’t know.
The not doing anything was by design. I received invitations to two barbecues, but they were being held outdoors (imagine!) in the triple digit heat, so I took the “I’m sorry, I already have other plans” route.
And I did. My plan was to stay in the air-conditioning. I wasn’t being anti-social; I was being anti-sweltering. I felt a teensy bit bad, but then again, I don’t think they wanted sweaty, cranky Cammy gracing their grounds. it was a civic service, really.
I didn’t waste the day entirely, though.
I went to lunch:
Flatbread Ham & Pepperjack from Tropical Smoothie Cafe.
I took my car for a bath:
I pretended it was a cool and gentle rain. If it hadn’t cost $6, I would have gone through again. My car and I were happy!
This car and, one presumes, its owner were not happy:
I had to embrace my inner
redneck blogger and pull over for a photo. I wish I’d been filming it instead, just so you could see how fast the woman in the middle of the picture ran when the tires started exploding. (Hey, I waited to laugh until I was sure no one was hurt.)
I paid a visit to Tomato Central where tomato juice canning was underway:
After connecting more cable boxes, I headed for home, lest I be put on the production line. But first, a detour:
No sugar strawberry with a drizzle (really!) of full sugar hot fudge and eight white chocolate chips. I’m not sure what I thought the chips would do for it, but they didn’t add anything except calories. Should’ve stuck to sprinkles. Total cost: $2.08 thanks to a $1 off coupon. Score!
A couple hours later, dinner:
You can’t live in the South and not have BBQ on the 4th, so I had a BBQ chicken sandwich with homemade coleslaw, roasted potatoes, and fresh-from-the-garden sliced tomato. So good I’m repeating it tonight, replacing the potatoes with corn-on-the-cob.
And, of course, one must also have watermelon on the 4th of July:
I wandered outside to visit with neighbors and watch fireworks for a few minutes, but it was still in the 90s at 9:00 so we all packed it in fairly early.
Anyway, as you can see, it wasn’t a wasted day at all.
No exercise occurred, unless we’re counting taking photos. Thanks mostly to the heat, I declared a holiday rest day and got back to it this morning with a great workout in a nearly deserted gym. I was alone in the free weights area for most of my workout, which I think might have been a preview of what Heaven will look like.
I hope you had a happy and safe holiday (or Wednesday, for international peeps)!