Sunday, July 5, 2009
Sunday in CinCity
Well, we missed the annual and fabulously phenomenal Northside Fourth of July Parade in order to make it down to CollegeGrrrl's Grandma's house for Gma's birthday/picnic celebration. It's a fairly short drive along the interstate to arrive at a manmade "country" environs with wild turkey and deer alongside the roadway. Grandma is 76 this year, looks much younger, and revels in this patchwork family that has been created through children, divorces, and second marriages. It works for us.
I found these parade highlights on youtube. No videos found of the Lawn Chair Brigade or the Men's Drill Team...if I find them, I will post them.
We made it home in time to see some fireworks on the horizon briefly light the sky. It was a rainy, foggy evening though and difficult to get much height before fizzling out.
Walked over to the cemetery down the street where our neighbors had some action going. Lotsa noise and smoke, but come on, fireworks in a graveyard is always fun with the spookiness added in for free.
There won't be any striking at Big Fat Teaching Hospital. The nurses' contract was ratified by the union membership by 75%. I think a fair amount of folks are disappointed in the current hospital leadership and the direction they're presenting for patient care, but feel unable to vote with their feet.
I'm still looking into travel nursing and am using this time to get some ducks in a row. I'd really like to get HoneyHaired through high school. So for right now, I'm staying put, getting some more competencies under my belt, and keeping my eyes and ears open. Hubby and I are excited, though about getting out and seeing different areas of the country. Coming soon to a town near you...and all that.
Hope everyone had a happy holiday &/or weekend and that not everyone's fireworks were rained out. If so, there's always Labor Day.
And, I can't resist...
Elvis has left the building:>)