We decided we needed to draw up a quick 4th of July schedule for ourselves so we don't miss the events we know we'll enjoy.
Here's what our Entertainment Schedule looks like starting tonight . . .
Friday, June 29th - Visit our friends, Stephanie and Tom, for an outdoor barbeque. I called Stephanie this morning to ask what I can bring, and she graciously said, 'Just bring yourselves.' Whoo-hoo! A night off from cooking. I'll be sure to bring a small hostess gift along. We're looking forward to it.
Saturday, July 30th - Our good friend and neighbor, Laura Sherman, is celebrating her 40th birthday. Her husband, Alan, is throwing a party. He's providing the grilling meats, and everyone is asked to bring a dish-to-pass. I think I'll find a Wild Rice Salad recipe on the Internet. Guitarists Joe (my husband) and Alan (Laura's husband) of 'The Arlingtons' will be entertaining us with music that spans the decades. (No, you won't find their 'group' online since they only do gigs for family and close friends, but they always sound amazing!)
Sunday, July 1st - We're doing a Progressive Dinner with three other couples. Appetizers and Beverages at Poppy and Kurt's, Soup and Salad at Sue and Glenn's, Main Dish at our house, and finally Dessert at Jane and Brad's. The theme for the evening is Hawaiian. (That reminds me, I better stop at JoAnn Fabrics to pick up some leis.)
Monday, July 2nd - Could it be? There's nothing going on. Maybe we'll get some work done.
Tuesday, July 3rd - We're going to opt out of the local town carnival, since it costs $3 - $4 per ride (outrageous!) and we'll take Amanda to Little A-Merrick-A, which is an amusement park. Yes, we'll likely spend the same amount of money, or even a bit more, but there's lots more to do at Little A-Merrick-A, so we'll feel better getting more for our money.
Tuesday, July 3rd - Evening fireworks show, 10:15P
Wednesday, July 4th - 10:00AM - Our big town parade. We go every year and will be continuing this tradition this year. Later that afternoon, a neighbor is hosting a big 4th of July celebration in a local park.
Whew! It feels good to have this all typed out, so I can refer to it often. It's like a big weight off my mind.
P.S. Happy weekend, happy 4th of July to our US friends, and happy Canada Day to our friends in Canada.