It’s Independence Day here in the United States, so we are taking the day off for:
Potato salad from that Bon Appétit recipe from 20 years ago, the one with the diced dill pickles.
Desserts involving blueberries, red berries, and Cool Whip.
The Hamilton cast recording.
Various forms of needlework.
Thinking about going to see the parade and then thinking, no, let’s just sit here and knit in the back yard.
Ditto re: going to see the fireworks.
Evening music: an all-star concert from the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol. (They got Big Bird this year!)
Passing the Declaration of Independence around the table and reading the whole thing, for the sole purpose of giving the young folks a story for 30 years from now: “Remember how they used to make us read the Declaration of Independence every year?”
If you celebrate the Fourth, we wish you a grand day with family and friends.
Up top is a favorite version of a favorite song we learned in school.
Ann and Kay