Screens from the 4thPosted: July 5, 2012
Hope your 4th of July was superb!
Yesterday was oddly….quiet. DT and I were mostly hermits, trying to stay cool in the basement. Which is a little unfortunate – Independence Day should be so social, so outdoors. Patios, BBQs, neighbors, noise, bustle. This year just didn’t feel that way….ummm, it was 101 degrees out.
Anyway, so here’s how we spent the day:
First of all, DT broke a pint glass Tuesday night from our lovely trip to Cape Cod last fall. Ugh, sad. I have kindly requested that he use plastic cups from now on, he’s been breaking pints lately.
Another batch of sun tea….
Beautiful, ripe tomatoes!
In other garden news, my mint has died. We’ve been watering like crazy, but I think the heat has just been too much.
Our one excursion out was to Linder’s Flower Mart and the grocery store – the former being a mistake of epic proportions, seeing as it was at the heart of the Richfield 4th of July parade (which was starting in an hour). Every main street to get there was sectioned off, we went block upon block out of our way – what should have been a five minute drive (one way) turned into over a half hour (one way).
We are stupid.
I was seeking replacement mint at Linder’s, but their selection was picked over and what they had looked very sad and hot and straggly. So after all the drama to get there (and back), I came home sans mint. GAH, parades!
Once we were FINALLY home, a lunchtime snack….
Beverages of the day….
We rounded out the night with a walk around the neighborhood to take in some of the local fireworks.
How was your 4th? Hope you ate and drank well!