"All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible." ~ T. E. Lawrence
Can we start making Independence Day fall on a weekend? That must sound horribly unpatriotic of me, being as the Declaration of Independence was signed on the 4th of July. But if we plan to keep up this launching of fireworks after dusk, especially in these here northern parts of the country where the sun doesn’t set until late, we will have days like today where me and my coworkers drag ourselves into the office with a yawn and whimper after getting 5 whole hours of sleep. That said, yesterday was great!
J and I met up with some friends just after noon to cheer on the amazing Bellingham Bells. They’re our local college baseball team. It seemed fitting to start of the celebration of our beloved country by enjoying America’s Favorite Pastime. The seven of us piled into the bleachers, arms laden with hot dogs, beer, wine, and peanuts. The Bells played a double-header yesterday due to being rained out the day prior so we got to watch two awesome games. Sun shone down, the wind came in from Puget Sound, and we cheered our team into winning both of their games!
Then it was off to a barbecue! J and I were invited to 6 different barbecues yesterday and obviously couldn’t attend them all, mostly because I couldn’t imagine having to eat that much food (partly because we didn’t have time to make all those rounds too, I suppose). We stopped in to share a burger with some friends, dip our feet in the swimming pool, and catch up on the latest of life.Then we headed out to Blaine, just on the Canadian border and overlooking the Sound. We spent more time with friends, watched the kids launch bottle rockets, and when the sun finally went down we cuddled up on the deck under blankets to watch the city’s firework display. It was wonderful!
How did you celebrate America’s birthday?