"Poor me" days are rare, but when I do have one, it is usually a doozy. Much of yesterday was spent hiding from the world and trying to avoid as much human contact as possible. I just wanted to wallow, to be by myself, and to feel sad.
I'm happy to report that I'm
feeling better today. My Ampuversary blues are not completely gone but
are definitely fading. I'm beginning to feel happy and excited about
various projects, and my smile isn't forced. I want to thank everybody
for their support and kind words. It helps to know that I'm not alone
and that so many people care!
I can't see my mood doing
anything but continuing to improve as the day goes on. After all, it's
impossible to be sad when fireworks are being displayed! Robby, Scott,
and I have our matching flag shirts and we're ready to immerse ourselves
in all things Patriotic today.
This morning we are
going to a parade followed by blackberry picking. I've promised Mr. Bill
a pie and, even though the pool collapsed, I want to thank him for all
of his hard work. After the pie is baked and delivered, we'll head to
Middleburg, VA for more Fourth of July festivities.
is an absolutely charming town near us. To describe it as affluent
probably does not do justice. Although we all love the area, there is no
way we could ever afford to live there. So, every year on the Fourth of
July, it has become our tradition to park our car a few blocks away from
the town square and discretely sneak through some bushes to crash the
quaint community celebration.
Slipping into the crowd
feels like stepping back into the past. Robby has a great time joining
the children's sack races, tug of war, and ring toss events. I didn't
know that people actually had sack races and community tug of war
competitions until we discovered this town! We don't know anyone, but we
realized that if we act like we belong, nobody ever asks any questions.
The celebration ends with an impressive fireworks display which always
leaves Robby in awe.
I hope that everybody has a happy and safe 4th of July! I'll post pictures of our party crashing highlights tomorrow.