Hey everyone! Happy Fourth of July to everyone who’s celebrating out there!
Today was very low key for me and not that festive but still enjoyable all the same.
I had finals in the morning for a softball tournament I was in…but we lost and were knocked out right away.
Luckily before that I had a yummy breakfast so that made up for the loss (sort of ).
(poached eggs with spinach, sour dough wheat toast with jam, a crispy apple, and some unpictured veggie juice!)
My mom and I took Ella for a nice walk at the lake by our house.
Then we did a little riding around the city to pick up some goodies for a care package for my aunt. She’s been in incredible pain lately because of a back injury and we wanted to cheer her up a little bit. (Hope you’re not reading Aunt Sue…or the surprise will be ruined!) Here’s what we got:
We did a little barbequing to get into the 4th of July spirit….
Cooked up some shrimp on the barby with stewed Italian veggies on a bed of spinach and kale. A big ass sweet tater and roasted broccoli was enjoyed on the side!
Okay so maybe my 4th festivities were a little lack luster….but we do plan on going to see some fire works later! And until then I wanted to share some random, not very well known facts that I found online about the fourth! Kinda fun, right?!
Everything You Ever Wanted (or maybe didn’t want ) to Know About the Fourth of July:
$3.2 million-The dollar value of U.S. imports of American flags from China. (We don’t even make our own flags!?!?! That stinks!)
$190.7 million-The value of fireworks imported from China, representing the bulk of all U.S. fireworks imports.
2.5 million-In July 1776, the estimated number of people living in the newly inde
Benjamin Franklin wanted the turkey to be the national animal but was outvoted when John Adams and Thomas Jefferson chose the bald eagle.
Potato salad and potato chips are popular food items at Fourth of July barbecues. (Mayo based salad sitting in the sun all day? Um no thanks.)
Over an estimated 150 million hot dogs will be consumed today. That’s roughly one dog for every two people in the US.
The first Fourth of July party held at the White House was in 1801.
The Fourth of July was not declared a national holiday until 1941.
The national anthem is actually set to the tune of an old English drinking song called To Anacreon in Heaven.
Both Thomas Jefferson and John Adams died on Independence Day, July 4, 1826.
The 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence did not sign at the same time, nor did they sign on July 4, 1776. The official event occurred on August 2, 1776, when 50 men signed it.
So there ya go! A little history lesson for the day!
However you’re spending today…enjoy yourselves and keep in mind what the day is all about, celebrating our amazing nation!
Tell me: How did you celebrate today?
And if ya didn’t celebrate…what was the best part about your Monday?
Ps: Here’s a fun little tid bit~
One of my mom’s patients turned 102 on Sunday! Talk about a long life!
We went to her birthday party to talk with her and wish her a happy birthday! She is truly amazing.