Please forgive me for not posting any of my diary entries here at Dear Diary as I write them but I do have them written. I am not doing anything special right now for Independence Day here in Wisconsin. I am not sure if the fireworks program will be running tonight because it has rained a little this evening. I haven’t had the time or need to celebrate the day with others although it is still Independence Day in my heart and my day always honors the United States flag. Since I have gotten older and have limited means of transportation, my need to see the fireworks display is no longer a big deal to me. The reason to celebrate the 4th of July with fireworks is still a big deal to me because it is a holiday. I have been to a couple of real good programs representing the holiday in my lifetime. One was when I just turned 17 while visiting my mom for the month of July in 1987 and in Madison, Wisconsin with a gentleman who used to be a very good and trusted friend. I am, more or less, one of those people who likes to stay close to home now-a-days even though I do get out to the grocery store once a week or every two weeks, out to eat once in a while, get my hair and nails done once a month, and get the Y twice a week when I can with my IRIS employee DKF. I do not have the desire to be as spontaneous like I once was even though I am still on the go.
Even though I do not celebrate the Independence Day like I used to, I would like to wish everyone a happy 4th of July and wish/hope everyone has a safe day with festivities, celebrations, and fireworks. I live in a neighborhood where families will be shooting off their own fireworks all around the area. I am going to have a cat, Bing Crosby, who will be hiding from the cracks and booms he hears because he does not like hailstorms, thunderstorms, and fireworks. I have gotten used to the sounds of fireworks throughout the years even though loud booms make me jump right out of whatever I am doing at the time. The same goes for thunderstorms.
It is getting late. It is going to be 9 PM CST in a few minutes. My medication for sleep is making me tired and a little slow at getting thoughts written down because my fingers are beginning to make a lot of typing errors as I go along here. Tomorrow, Thursday, July 5, is going to be another day. DKF will be here at 7 AM or so to help with personal cares for a couple of hours. I will find time to get entries from July 2 and 3 posted tomorrow. Good night dear readers and friends.