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   Posted 7/6/2009 8:27 AM (GMT -6)   
I hope everyone had a safe and wonderful 4th.

Lets tell eachother what we did for the holiday.

We had relatives from Fl come over to the house. I made alot of food so everyone was stuffing their faces all day. Then when it got dark all the fireworks came out. We live on a dead end road so everyone was setting them off. It was so pretty.

We had a few close calls and a few burned teenagers. I thought I had raised them better with all my paranoia when they were little.

My daughter burned a half moon on here cheek and shes 16 she should of known better. Then she burned her thumb I think we should ban her from fireworks.

My husband loves those really big fireworks so he bought alot of those. We had a few close calls with the teenagers putting artillery shells into tubes that were to small. They had the great idea of setting three or four off at a time to get the BANG effect. One tube was too small and the shells took it into the air with it. Didn't go high enough and blew up a tree level... [img]/community/emoticons/smhair.gif[/img] Pretty but to close for my comfort. Then they set the last one off and it only went as high as the power lines and blew up. We had all the pretty colors flying at us. We ran laughing so hard got under the carport and they just flew into their with us. [img]/community/emoticons/smhair.gif[/img]

That was my fourth full of thrills. How was all yours?????


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   Posted 7/6/2009 10:56 AM (GMT -6)   
That sounds like a lot of fun, well besides the burnt flesh. LOL

We went to our local park and watched my brother-in-law's band play for a few hours. They are really good so it was fun. Next we went to a friend's house to socialize for a couple hours. We were going to stay for the fireworks but I didn't have the energy or desire to fight the traffic and crowds. We were going to go fishing (first time in about 10 years for me) but it started to rain. So we headed back to the house and ate bad food and watched tv.

We are going camping this week for a few days so I will get to fish afterall. Wish me luck !

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   Posted 7/6/2009 1:40 PM (GMT -6)   

Sounds like you girls had some fun on the 4th smilewinkgrin ! My daughter arrived from Myrtle Beach at 9:00am, she moved there this past Jan. so we are very excited to have her home!!!!  Then I went to see my kinesiologist for a couple of hours - trying to get these spasms under control, or at least a little relief - the appt. helped some - but after showering, riding in the car and sitting for 2 hours I was pretty much wiped out from the spasms so that wrapped up our day.  Although, we were blessed with fireworks from a couple of our neighbors for a few hours - we live in the country almost on the NY/PA border, we're in NY - so the cops don't come out here too often.  Our daughters decided to go to a party - it's so nice to have them both together :-) . They are 22 and 20.

Am looking forward to a much healthier and more exciting 4th next year!!!!!


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   Posted 7/6/2009 8:58 PM (GMT -6)   
I am glad everyone had a good 4th...me on the other hand, went up to Carolina Bible Camp and was immediatly ushered to the nurses cabin...they kept me in there until I decided to go home, then i slept for the rest of the day. Decided to go to Dr's today and he heard an abnormal sound on my right lung...started me on 2 antibiotics, codine cough syrup, and some decongestants also ordered a chest xray. he is worried about pnuemonia. I mentioned something about my BM's and tomorrow i have to take a sample up to the lab...boy oh boy am I glad I don't have that job...EIK! So my 4th was spent in bed and I overheard some fireworks...but dosed off after i realized what the noise was!
I agree with Judy, looking forward to a healther and better 4th next year!!!!



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   Posted 7/7/2009 5:43 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm so sorry your 4th ended up the way it did. But good for you hopefully next 4th will come and give you tons and tons of excitment...lol

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