thanks Katy Perry for the title. appreciated. 🙂
happy 4th of July everyone!
so, yesterday turned out to be more patriotic than i originally bargained for:
- at church the songs were ‘my country tis of thee’ and ‘america the beautiful’ [which, by the way, i think i could do a whole blog post on that in and of itself — noted for future reference]
- went to the taste of chicago and that always makes me feel like its really the 4th and a holiday. also, i ate a lot. fun fact.
- then, finally — the unexpected. i went to the metra station near my apartment to pick up my sister around 9:30ish …. dog in tow. while sitting and waiting in the car for the train to show up — i was actually in an awesome viewing position for the city’s fireworks. i couldn’t have picked a better spot if i tried. they were pretty awesome.
- also, backtracking — on the way to the metra station i heard kady perry’s song on the radio for the 4th time today. i think that counts for something patriotic. no? oh well … suit yourself.
anyway — i think i needed those reminders of this summer holiday today. it’s been a crazy summer so far and it doesn’t look to slow down anytime soon. sometimes i need a kick in the pants to tell me to slow down and watch the fireworks.
thanks, God … for that kick in the pants. i deserved it. and i appreciate it.
happy independence day!