I love the feeling of summer ❤️ I actually love everything about summer … wait … no … that’s not true…
Quick little hate list – snakes, spiders, tons of bugs, fires, and losing power 🤨
But outside of those things – I LOVE summer!!!
I love when the day stretches into the night… how it stays lighter later than normal… on the summer equinox, June 21st, it can stay light out until 8:30p-9!!!
It does kinda mess me up a little, cause I think it’s still early when it’s actually late lol … but days last seemingly forever for a moment.
And the heat… I do like heat – only now that I am older, the extremes are kind of harder. I still like it – it’s just VERY hot 🥵♨️♨️♨️ (👈 I dont really know what that’s a symbol for? But it looks like heat to me, like a hot stove? Lol)
I live in America, so we have the 4th of July coming ❤️🇺🇸❤️ … I’m so excited for that!! I always am, every year … this year might be disappointing, but I kinda doubt it – it’s one of my most favorite holidays ❤️
Right about now, you start seeing everyone with their flags 🇺🇸 … there is a ranch not far from me – on the road I take to town… and the person has American flags on ALL of their fence posts 😮 … yes I said ALL of them!! 😮 is like a sea of American flags waving in the wind! 😮🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 … these ranches are huge so that fence is never ending 😮
Some will have them on their cars or homes, in their yard – whatever – Flags everywhere for our 4Th ❤️ gets you all excited – ok well “me”, it gets ME excited lol … cause I know the 4th is coming 👏👏👏
We have BBQs all day long – you just outside – eating food, apple pie, listening to music, having a good time with people you enjoy
We also have parades and sometimes amusement rides and things ❤️
Is kind of a lot of socialization going on 😳 – so that’s all probably “not” gonna happen?
Many people do their own friends and family bbqs anyway. So small bbqs probably this year – nothing from city probably?
Then comes night …
The brilliant fireworks… oh yes!! I love the fireworks shows 💥 I love the booms and the sparkles of light raining down… usually they put it to music in my town – they actually play good songs that match the show!!! I like when the shows last for an hour or more!! Usually it’s 30 min, but small towns will cut that down to line 10 or 20 minutes – my town does a pretty good show for being a small town
The national anthem is always there too 🇺🇸❤️ but again … fireworks also is a lot of socializing… so that’s probably not happening either
I will get a 4th even if the cities don’t do their fireworks… because people will buy illegal fireworks and set those off. They aren’t supposed to, it’s illegal lol… but that doesn’t stop people from shit! ✌️
So regardless – there is always a show! 💥 (sorry to the ones who have a hard time with fireworks) I have never done illegals myself…
I personally only stick to the sparklers – which BTW, are really lame in California… So lame!! Where are the metal ones?? I hate the wooden ones!!
I also like snake “fireworks”… you light it up on the ground and the ash comes up just like a snake, kinda boring but I just like that – childhood memories too ❤️ that one is peaceful – something simple and quiet.
But like I said, there is always gonna be a show. The illegals get shot off all night long!! Literally – all night long across every city!
I can actually sleep through anything – so is not a bother to me personally.
You also have the “legal” fireworks that people buy from the fireworks stands, that suddenly pop up all over the place, lol (they disappear as fast as they come too… after the 4th – they are gone)
People usually set those off in the streets .. good luck driving by, if you are trying to get anywhere through a neighborhood lol
I just love all the food on the 4th and is hot… all the smells… it’s just quite awesome ❤️
And even if you aren’t American… I am sure you have a love for your country too right? It’s a part of you.
Even with me… I am from the east coast / but I live on the west now… I still have a love and a pride from being where I am from back east.
East is no better than west, and vise versa – they are each amazing … it is different though. I just have a love for the area I come from – very much similar to the love for my country. 🇺🇸
Ok and my favorite story revolves around the 4th 😄❤️ …
My Mother’s due date to give birth to me… was actually July 4th… I was supposed to be a all-american baby
The one and ONLY time in my life that I was late … yup – my own birth lol ✌️😄
But it was too late to change the celebration – so my birthday just starts on the 4th … even though it’s truly not until the 7th lol … yeah I take that liberty and then have that all month long … even if it’s just me doing that lol ✌️❤️
It doesn’t truly mean anything, other than me enjoying that
I told that story to each child as they were growing up 😄😄✌️
The boys… they just always let me be happy with whatever ❤️
The girl 🤨 … she questions lol
She would say… that’s so not true. The Fourth of July 🇺🇸 is for the celebration of freedom
To which I answered … why yes, my freedom from the womb 😄😄❤️ I’m sorry it was funny ❤️ I was quite delighted by that!! She rolled her eyes lol
She stands very firm – my story is not true – but I still like to tell that story 😘😄✌️ – grandchildren will hear that story lol
The story is true only for me… so I just run with it lol 😘✌️ it delights me … literally like every single time lol – it never gets old … I believe I may have told that story my entire life? lol … I really don’t remember a time without that story lol
So you also have my birthday located there in summer when it’s all hot too! ❤️
One thing missing this year is Baseball ☹️ … so kinda miss that. Baseball and summer just go together – I miss Fenway in the summer ❤️
I just totally love summer – it is my favorite season ❤️