Thursday, July 1, 2010

Independence do you assert yours?

Today is the first day of July and we are on the countdown to the 4th.  Guess what?  Were gonna have a party.

Normally this time of year we spend the day boating with a bunch of our buds.  Unfortunately this year that will not be possible because of the oil spill in the Gulf.

I am saddened by that, but not because we can't go boating.  My sadness stems more from the actual oil spill in the Gulf.  The marine life that is being compromised on a daily basis.   The species that may face extinction due to this calamity.  

But this Sunday, while we won't be forgetting this, we are going to turn our attention to entertaining about twenty of our closest friends.  From noon until six we will be hanging in our back yard.  There will be a seriously competitive game of water volleyball and I am sure that my team will rein supreme.

The menu is going to be completely American.  Hamburgers, hot dogs, turkey burgers, pasta salad, fruit salad, baked beans, potato chips with lots of watermelon and whatever Captain Kid decides to make for dessert.

There will be wine, beer and a couple of pitchers of mango margarita's.  A party isn't a party without a pitcher of my special mango margarita's and since I am feeling particularly patriotic, and the watermelons are fantastically sweet right now I may even dazzle my guests with a pitcher of watermelon margarita's. 

After, I will have plenty of great stories to share with you guys and I can't tell you how grateful I am for that.  As you know I have been feeling the pressure to come up with some new topics.  

This party is so going to be my saving grace. Stay tuned...we got some good stories coming.  But in the meantime...tell me how you are going to spend yours?


Linda G. said...

Mango margaritas around the pool? Mmmm. Sounds divine!

We're keeping it quiet for the 4th this year, since TG is in the middle of Opera Hell & only has the one day off. We'll grill something, and then wander out front when the neighbors start setting off fireworks.

Once the neighborhood kiddos are finished relieving their need to blow stuff up, we'll all set up lawn chairs in the middle of the court to watch the big fireworks show the town puts on at the golf course--we have a perfect view from our street. I like it that the big show comes to us instead of us having to go to it. (Yeah, color me lazy.)

Crazy Writer Girl said...

I don't think there is anything better than sparklers in the evening with the Mini Men. This year we are throwing a BBQ bash at our house as well. A few rounds of kick the can and night tag and I think we'll all be happy!

Have a good fourth!

Elizabeth Ryann said...

Um, I'm going to be wishing I was at your party! That sounds awesome!

Other than that, I have plans with my BFF to see a movie, go for a hike, eat something delicious, and then find a good fireworks location. I may or may not get some writing accomplished in there.

Kelly Breakey said...


There is room for everyone. Come on and join in the fun.

Hope you all have a great 4th of July!


Valerie said...

I'm with Elizabeth, I'll be wishing I was at your party! But I should be having fun at a BBQ of my own. Hanging with some cool friends, a little drinking and a lot of eating and a damn good time. Hooray USA!

Kelly Breakey said...


Hope your holiday is bright and wonderful.