We made it through the 4th of July and were really lucky with the weather! In fact, the cloud cover was kind of nice - not anywhere near as HOT as it usually is on July 4th in Florida! Everyone - and then some - made it safely to Gulfport for the holiday. As usual, it was full of food and fun! The fireworks this year were amazing. The show lasted longer than usual and there were new colors added to the spectrum. All in all, a perfect day. I am entertaining twice this week, so I am leaving my decorations up a bit longer. Not sure where I will go after that but it will probably be to sunflowers and reds, yellows and oranges. That always looks "hot" to me and then the transition into fall is easy. Of course that transition is always easy for me as it is my favorite season and I am always rushing it! I am writing this at 4:59 A.M. - woke up at 2 and COULDN'T go back to sleep. I finished a book, organized my pictures online, ordered pictures and now I'm doing this. Don't know if any of it will make sense, but I wanted to get a few pictures posted. Will let you know how my lunches go - haven't entertained in awhile so I'm feeling a bit rusty! Have a great day. I suspect I will be on 50% power before too long!