well, we survived the fourth. we had a pretty laid back day. most of us have been battling an illness so we worked around the house and played a little bit of cribbage with my in-laws. i also have been dealing with some mysterious eye infection which has required me to put in eye drops every four hours, even through the night. it's been super lame because its meant i've also had to sleep on the couch so i don't wake the hubs.
despite the illness, we ventured out the local lake to watch fireworks. all sorts of crazies come out for the fourth and my kids saw two fights and one man get arrested. the folks in front of us almost got into a fight too. let's just say the hubs and i felt a bit out of place.
of course, since i picked the spot to sit, we were bombarded with smoke from mini charcoal grill most of the time we were there. eventually, when the lame-o with the roaming pit bull wasn't watching his food, it caught on fire. i thought it was sweet justice.
next year, we're thinking we need to find some friends who have a house on the lake!