I say this all of the time, but I am incredibly thankful to have been born in America. We are a young country, but a great one, and the price that was paid for my freedom is not lost on me. I understand it and thank God for it often.
It's nice having the 4th fall on a Monday. Three day weekends rock! Brett has to work so I'm going to have the house to myself. I plan on some serious cleaning. Well, here is my official, tentative plan: Get up at 7:30 and go walk at the park. Meet Jennifer for a grande non-fat iced chai at Starbucks at 9:30. Come home and clean, clean, clean! Shower. Eat a healthy lunch. Bake up a batch of Hungry Girl's Ooey, Gooey, Chocolate Cherry Muffins. And then maybe do some crafting? Brett is supposed to work until 6, but we both think there is a good chance that they will be slow and he will come home mid afternoon. That's what usually happens.
I hope everyone has a great holiday! I've done a good bit of dishes and laundry so far today. I also fancied up a store bought angel food cake to take to my parents house for dinner tonight. It's a recipe that I saw in the newspaper and have been wanting to try. You mix a 20 ounce can of pineapple chunks, undrained, with a package of instant vanilla pudding mix and 1/2 of a container of FF cool whip. The entire cake is 42 points, so if we cut it in 10 pieces, they are 4 points each. I hope it's good! It's too tall for the lid to fit over it so it's just sitting in my fridge. It will have sat in there for a couple of hours once it is eaten. Hope it's still good! I'm worried it will dry out! The filling is crazy moist though, so hopefully not.
Happy 4th! Be safe!