Happy Fourth of July! We started out with a rainy morning, so my husband did not walk in the parade as planned. He was going to support a local political candidate. Things brightened up, and we had a small but festive lunch of hamburgers, potato salad, chips with guacamole, and watermelon. My daughter decorated a chocolate cake I baked, and then it was time for my husband to go to work. The kids and I had some time to relax; I spent the afternoon cleaning, and now we are headed to a friend’s house for some dessert before we go to the fireworks. Despite the many problems in our country, I am still proud to be an American! Hope you will celebrate with family or friends.