Delirious on the 4th of July: {Quick Takes}

1. This was the first week of Kevin’s summer vacation.  True to Murphy’s Law, I was deathly ill and Kevin had to call in for jury duty every day.

Let freedom ring, right?

In all fairness, he didn’t have to actually report, but those few minutes of calling every night were highly stressful.  Just go with me on this.


3. Things I wouldn’t have guessed about this week:

~That I would single-handedly go through a whole box of tissues in under 24 hours, and 2 boxes in just over 48.

~That a big part of this week would be shrouded in delirium.

~That my kids, who still managed to make a lot of trouble, would be so so sweet to their sick mama.


4. Things I already knew:

~That my hubby and my in-laws would step up to the plate.

~Ergo: nothing to complain about.  (Except I still am. Complaining, that is.)


5.  Theme Thursday: Sand

Which I am apparently going to re-name “Theme Whenever I Get to It.” Ridiculous.

These photos are from Half Moon Bay, California: the coldest place on the California coast per my highly accurate estimations, and also supposedly a breeding ground for great white sharks.  Awwwwwwwwesome.

Straight out of the camera, because it's the best I can manage right now.

Straight out of the camera, because it’s the best I can manage right now.


"But, MOM.  I'm just an adorable blonde surfer dude.  What more do you expect from me?"

“But, MOM. I’m just an adorable blonde surfer dude. What more do you expect from me?”

Clickety click over to Cari’s for more sandy summer fun.


6. Here’s everybody over at the parade, while I’m sad and sniffly on the couch at home.



Thanks for the photo and the adorable matching shirts, Mimi!


7. A nod to T.J. and all the founding fathers.

We hold these truths to be self-evident,
that all men are created equal,
that they are endowed by their Creator
with certain unalienable Rights,
that among these are Life, Liberty
and the pursuit of Happiness.
~Thomas Jefferson

Happy Fourth of July, everyone!


  1. I know you were sick and delirious and all when you wrote this, but did you notice the missing #2?
    Not to rub salt in your sickness (that’s the saying right?). Love ya! Hope you are feeling better.
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    • Seriously? SERIOUSLY? I missed number 2? Oy. Tempted to go back and edit, but will probably just leave it as is. A cautionary tale, and all that.

  2. Glad you’re feeling mostly better! At least you got a super cute picture out of Independence Day!


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