Saturday, July 4, 2009

A Quiet Day

Today was the 4th of July, Independence Day, a national holiday.

Today we did not:
  • Go to a parade
  • Have a picnic
  • Go to a fireworks display (hard on the dog)
  • Spend time with husband's kids, or my brother (who had to work)

We did:
  • Have bueberry pancakes for breakfast
  • Visit with my mother-in-law in her new apartment
  • Have cupcakes and help put together a Minnesota State puzzle with my parents
  • Eat hot dogs and potato salad in the living room while watching Animal Planet
  • Watch the movie "1776"

It seems a little lonely, and odd, today. We had a brief, but intense rainstorm, about mid-afternoon, which sent Scout into a corner shivering. After the storm, I called my parents, and we invited ourselves over to their house for a little while. Doing the "Minnesota" puzzle seemed a modestly patriotic activity.

Though I'm in town, I'm officially on vacation. I'm left with the rare decision of where to go to church on Sunday. Some choices: The African-American church in town, New Life Celebration, a nearby Lutheran church where one of my seminary friends is the Senior Pastor. Or, I could worship with my husband, who is NOT taking this Sunday off. What do you think?

And I've got a short (or actually long) list of things I either have to or "should" do before we go out of town on Tuesday.

On the short list of New York experiences this go-around: The Ellis Island Immigration Center, and a Broadway play, if at all possible. (We don't know if this is possible, but I would like to see The Thirty-nine Steps.)


Lindy said...

The only B'way thing I have on my must-do list for the summer is Billy Elliot. Loved it on the big screen, loved it on TV, can't wait to see it on stage.

As for your Sunday Morning options. I vote for staying home with Scout. I always say that if God is love then dogs are love with fur. But, that's just my heathen self...

Barbara B. said...

Let me know if you go to The 39 Steps -- I've considered that one myself.

mompriest said...

I wonder what option you took? Me, as you know, stayed home and watched Wimbledon...