Happy 4th of July!! I’m thankful for our beautiful country and the holiday celebration today. Did you know that if you go to USA.gov on Facebook, you can post a birthday wish to America? I love that. I’m also grateful for the beautiful weather we had today, for the little extra painting I got done on my house, and for the great company I had over tonight for a cookout and an official fire in the fire pit. It was a lovely evening, aside from almost chasing ourselves out of the yard with horrible-smelling smoke bombs (really, those should come with a more accurate warning). But no one got hurt and many s’mores were eaten amid the background noise of city fireworks and probable illegal fireworks going off in the neighborhood. I hope your Independence Day was an equally fun-filled and safe day.