Hello! Today is Independence day in the U.S.A., and as an American it is usually a day of celebrations, parades, fireworks, being with friends and family, and wonderful summer time food! But this year, the “omph!” is missing for me. Maybe it is the social restrictions, maybe it is the weather, maybe it is Covid-19 fatigue. But whatever the reason, we seem to be a tiny bit low key this year. So as I was preparing this post, I was looking through pictures of our previous visit to see friends in the States. It was summer time, and it was such a lovely visit. Those Bar-B-Ques were the best. Of course, what is most important in our lives are friends and family. That’s the truth.
I hope that my American friends and family are able to celebrate our country’s ‘Birthday’ today in a fun and safe manner. I’ll be thinking of you all while we celebrate in a low-key sort of way. This day also makes me long for my next visit home, whenever we’re out of the woods with this pandemic…
Stay safe and healthy!
Take care and thanks for visiting! 🙂
Being away from family and friends is certainly difficult. I hope you had an enjoyable day – no doubt, without the fireworks etc but a good day nonetheless. Being safe and well is a good day in these times!
Hi Paddy, I often get asked if I miss ‘home’, and the answer has always been the same: I miss my friends and family. Thankfully, our little family here were together, so it was a nice day – but I do look forward to when I can visit my friends and family in America again. 🙂
Good to be able to enjoy what you have!