I spent July 4 with my extended family in Kingsport, Tennessee, where my aunt and uncle live on the side of a steep hill. Me, my mom, aunts and uncles, cousins, and friends had a great time talking, laughing, playing croquet, playing cards, and eating. The humidity was low for a change, so it didn't feel very hot--so I think most of us ended up with sunburns. Even I did, after I'd complained loudly that I never tan but at least I don't burn. Hubris! Fortunately I was wearing a ball cap so my face was mostly shaded.
I'm home now, listening to the distant thunder of the town's firework display going on. If I wanted to walk down to the little playground/park on the corner I'd probably be able to see some of the fireworks, and if I wanted to walk a few minutes more and go downtown I could watch them from the Commons--but I just got out of the shower, and I just slathered my sunburn with aloe lotion, and I'm tired and ready to go to bed and read for a little while.
Obviously I didn't get a lick of writing done today. Tomorrow.