I hope you all had a wonderful July 4th weekend and CELEBRATED America's Birthday in some way!!!
Joey loves his chicken and got quite a bit of it!!!
And the funny thing is that I NEVER ever got burgers from places like Burger King, MacDonald's or Wendy's....
I usually got fish or chicken!!
We had our traditional "Cook In" with our family of 5 just like we always do on Sunday as that worked out better for Jim and Danielle, being that Jim had just come off an 8 day stretch at work.....
We had cheeseburgers, hot dogs, macaroni salad, corn on the cob, watermelon and ice cream!!
We are in a heat wave which for our area is above 90 degree temps. for more than 3 days.....
I want to know when did NEPA become Tropical!!!!!
I do NOT do well physically in the heat of the Summer so I am not happy about this .....
Today, I will be sharing my Word Of the Month for July!!!
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I can not believe that it is July already!!
For me, this year is flying by!!!
Once again, as I did in June, I hope to be able to do these things and be Blessed in July.....
POSITIVITY is what I chose as my Theme for this Year......
Little did I know how important it would be to remain POSITIVE this Year!!!!
I am choosing to maintain this theme by only posting positive things here on my Blog and also on my face book page.....
I choose to post Positivity on this Blog and especially out there on social media like face book,over all the Political Rants, Mask Pro and Cons Rants, Naming Calling and Making Fun of Political Leaders no matter what Political Party they belong to, sharing of Fake News without checking the actual facts before posting and bashing of Businesses even though those businesses may be barely surviving!!!
I choose to take the higher road, rising above all that nonsense and frankly, childishness, and not feed into and spread the anger and hate!!
I have had enough......
I am CHOOSING to scroll through and not read any of these posts.....
And I must say, that I truly did ENJOY myself in June!!!
I did ENJOY sitting out on both the front porch........
Joe, sporting his new hair cut.....
So all in all, June was a fairly ENJOYABLE Month for me!!!
So what Word am I choosing for the Month of July???????
What exactly is the definition of CELEBRATE????
"acknowledge (a significant or happy day or event) with a social gathering or enjoyable activity."
"to mark (something, such as an anniversary) by festivities or other deviation from routine"
"Acknowledge" and "mark"......
Even though there are all kinds for crazy things going on right now, I think that we need to look at our Lives and "acknowledge" and "mark" things or events that we need to "CELEBRATE" and be Happy about and ENJOY !!!!
Because whether you believe it or not........
Just the fact that you wake up in the morning and get to have one more day with your loved ones is cause to CELEBRATE!!!!!!
Pennsylvania is now in what is called the "Green Phase" which is currently the highest level of Reopening for the State.....
Even though, I still have no desire to go out and that is just my personality as it really has NOTHING to do with this health crisis.....
I am perfectly happy at home and very busy too!!
Already in July, We did CELEBRATE the 4th of July with our family!!!
I am making 2 pans of lasagna......
So we are really looking forward to that and to seeing some friends and family that we have not seen in a while, all while practicing social distancing and mask wearing....
When looking for graphics for this post, I came across this one which I particularly liked......
"I'll look back on this and smile because it was life and I decided to Live It!!!"
"Believe you can and you are half way there"
"It's not about whether your cup is half full or half empty, It's about WHAT is in your cup!!"
"Look in the mirror and Smile every time"!!
Aren't they great??????
I also hope to be CELEBRATING a new hair style in a week from now......
I only trimmed my hair myself twice since my last hair cut on March 8th and this is how it looks now....
I was lucky that coloring my hair was not an issue as I went natural over 6 years ago....
Now it is long enough that I am thinking of CELEBRATING with a new style.....
People on face book liked this one the best.....
These are the ones that I like.......
I need a bit of poof on top because my face is round and fat.....
And if I don't like it, I can always have it cut again!!
I have never been picky about my hair though...
Hopefully, There will be lots more to CELEBRATE in July......
As I always say......
I will keep you posted......
I hope you will stop by to visit again soon!!
Stay safe, healthy and most of all, HAPPY!!
Thanks to those who took the time out of their busy day to spend a little bit of time with me!!
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