Ooh! Recession or no, this July 4th weekend there were fireworks aplenty somewhere roundabout Exit 151 every evening starting on the 1st and continuing through the 5th.
Aah! I started spinning up my Tour de Fleece project, Into the Whirled Superwash Blue Face Leicester top. I'm repeating my Ravelympics goal, to spin, ply, and finish sufficient yarn for a pair of socks, just to show that Ravel*****s glory was no fluke.
Oh! It was scorching hot on the 5th, but I decorated my bike and rode in the 4th of July parade anyway. This year we tossed candy to the crowd, which seemed 'way more popular than the granola bars of two years ago. I ran out about a third of the way through (must learn to pace myself better).
Hope your 4th was happy, if and whenever you celebrated.
And now that the heat wave has settled in, stay cool and hydrated!
Redacted 6/26/12: The Ravelry event formerly known by a name that rhymes with and supposedly infringes on the Olympics™.