Dear Independence Day,
Why do you have to be so different than all the other holidays? Christmas, Thanksgiving, Halloween… they all give me nearly a month to prepare with fun projects. Yet you, you arrive just 4 days into the month.
In June I’m still thinking about the fist days of summer… of beach trips and running through the sprinklers. I’m not ready for fireworks or stars and stripes. Then, suddenly, it is the end of June, and you’re already here before I have time to pay tribute.
Which really isn’t fair to either of us. I’d love to put together some more starred, spangled, or striped items to celebrate. And I could and would absolutely do that if you’d just try to arrive a little later in the month.
Don’t get me wrong, I totally love the 3-day weekend and backyard BBQ that comes along with your special celebration… I’d just like it a little later. But not this year. This year I really need that long weekend right about now. So, I made you a little something. It’s not much because of the whole aforementioned short-on-time phenomenon… but it is something.
Thanks for reminding us of our country’s independence, and all who give to keep it that way. You’re pretty awesome… so, I guess you can go ahead and be on whatever day you want. And I’ll work on some more decor. As soon as I research exactly what a “spangle” is.