I did not get to post my report yesterday so I’m combining yesterday and today’s.
Before this weekend even happened, I knew it would be different for many reasons. But I was determined to still make it an enjoyable time. I learned a long time ago that when the lemons of life happen, you either have to turn them into lemonade or allow them to make you sour. I am more determined than ever to make some good lemonade, and if it seems I’ve got more lemons than usual, then I’ll add more sugar to it (figuratively speaking).
Yesterday I woke up early and went to a few estate sales in my area. The walking around netted me about 45 minutes of fitness steps. I did not find anything I wanted BUT it was still good to get out in the air and the sunshine, and it was nice to talk with neighbors, even if through face masks and sanitizer. The weather was supposed to be cloudy with temperatures in the 80s. For a while in the morning I thought it might rain but it did not. Here’s a picture on the drive around. See how grey and cloudy?
I also had some family and a good friend over for an outdoor food fest. Yes, we carefully social distanced, wore masks when not eating, and enjoyed a good time together. Different but still good. I was also glad that although it was a sunny and hot day, we had enough cloud cover to prevent it from being overwhelming.
We enjoyed some mixed salad greens, fried chicken (yes, fried), some fresh corn on the cob (no butter for me), and some lowfat potato salad and macaroni salad that I made (I use Hellmann’s Light Mayo). After the meal, we enjoyed some peaches packed in juice and some chocolate snack cakes from the grocery store with coffee and tea, and they were delicious. We enjoyed the company, conversations, and the food and had some music playing.
As the evening moved in and the sunset faded, we drove over to the only fireworks game in town – we had to go to the next state over to see some fireworks. The journey there was fairly scenic.
The city purposely planned to direct the fireworks from the middle of a river (no, not NYC) so that residents and visitors could see the display from miles around. We took a healthy walk around town for over an hour, and finally found a great spot to park in to see the fireworks. The sunset sky was pretty too and after the sun set, the moon rose overhead.
Although other cars did show up to join us, everyone was pretty good about spreading out and observing the social distancing rules. It was a beautiful fireworks display that lasted about 35 minutes. Everyone enjoyed it. I had a hard time getting decent photos but here are some of the better ones.
When the evening was over, we were all pretty content and tired. I got home late and after I’d gotten cleaned up, I pretty much passed out from the day. But it was a great 4th of July.
I hope you all had a great July 4th as well!
1. Ate mostly healthy but enjoyed a few special treats.
2. Walked for nearly 2 hours.
3. Saw an awesome fireworks display!
You can read the start of this 100 Days Round 2 blog series here: