Well, today is cloudy and rainy here in Southwest Missouri and as I sit here with my morning coffee, listening to the occasional car whoosh by through the puddles on our side street, I think about the options for the day.
Our family is much like a quilt - patched together from the remnants of long ago dreams into wonderful new dreams we are living every day. We are a chosen family and we are happy with that, but with that comes some need for flexibility in holiday merriment. Sometimes, things go as expected, on the holiday, as tradition dictates. But, sometimes, not. Sometimes we wing it and this is one of those times. We have learned to be flexible with a smile. Our kids are spread out all over the country this holiday having fun and spending summer time with friends and family in Idaho, Utah, Branson, and New Mexico!
It may be a quiet day this Fourth of July but that is not a bad thing. If the rain persists, I should work on some of the ongoing household projects that are nagging at me or maybe make an apron! Aubrey will be with us. She is nearly always happy, always chatty and always on the go. She will be in charge of what to do and will make a list to check off as we go through our day. I love this about her. She is a list maker like myself. Aubrey and I can always use some step-mom and daughter bonding time. Oh - I hate the "step" words - step-mom, step-dad, step-kids. Disney has ruined us forever! Let know if you have better terms PLEASE!
I hope your weather is barbecue worthy this holiday weekend and you get to spend wonderful time with friends and family.