Today was July 4th. I didn't make plans because I had been told to expect to have to work. Happily, the work project fell through and I had the day to myself. I spent my 4th sleeping in, walking the pups, shopping for groceries, cleaning the apartment, and working out in the complex's gym. Not a bad day, but nothing special... and pretty lonely too.
I hope that one day I'll be spending the 4th with a family of my own. A husband grilling in the backyard. A kid or two splashing around in the pool. A sunburnt little family waiting for the fireworks to start.
I hope I haven't missed out on the opportunity to be part of something like that.