Fourth of July
It’s been a firecracker July 4th week around here. My family and I have been from one event to another since last Friday. Not to worry, all will be showing up on A Daily Pinch in the next week, but I do believe I’m to the point I’m a little overwhelmed and need a short break.
When you’re a professional blogger, you never really have a day off. I always have my Flip cam and trusty camera on me, as well as a notebook. You never know when you’re going to run across something to share. I’ve also had some female issues and my hormones are way out of whack. As a woman trying to do it all, let’s just say when you get to this point, you feel as if you’re flailing your arms wildly, expecting a big gust of wind to pick you up and help float you along.
Tomorrow, I’m going to sit on the beach and take pictures. Turn my cell phone off and not worry about life for a little while. I need to find some balance and this will be the best way. Surf, sun and sand. My true balancers.
I won’t leave you hanging, but tempt you with what’s coming after my self-imposed hiatus.
- Stomp, Chomp and Roll Cookie Contest
- Cirque du Soleil was at the NASCAR Hall of Fame this week. Can’t wait to show off the pics of the performance.
- Cirque du Soleil’s Alegria coming to Charlotte! I did a sneak preview in Raleigh Wednesday night and can’t wait to share posts, video and images. There might even be some fun giveaways coming!
- Jamestown in Charlotte? That’s right. It’s coming to the history museum.
Today is the day that Americans celebrate winning our freedom from the British. The grand majority of people in this country use it as a day for fireworks, cookouts and pool parties, however, today I am going back.
The founding fathers of the United States made this day significant when they signed the Declaration of Independencein 1776. While not every signature was placed that day, it is symbolic. We were free from taxation without representation and granted “certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
There were an estimated 2.5 million people living in the colonies when we declared ourindependence from Britain in 1776. As of this writing, there are an estimated 306, 831,174 living in the United States.
What a great country we live in. I realize there are issues no matter where you live, but I couldn’t imagine calling any other place home. I am proud every time I see our flag being raised; listening to the national anthem; and finally, pledging allegiance to the flag and my country. I would love to travel back in time and visit our founding fathers, but since I can’t do that, I shall immerse myself in their words this week and read “The Federalist Papers” as well as the Declaration of Independence.