As usual the summer is flying by like a flying thing that flies very fast, and I woke up this morning not even realizing today was July 1, and that means that the fourth of July is almost upon me and I have yet to make any plans for the big holiday.
With time growing short and me being on the cusp of one of the biggest holidays of the year I decided that despite my normal inclination to procrastinate I needed to make a decision, and make it now.
With so little time remaining I was left with few choices other than the obvious, which was to do what I did last year...... stay home and hide under the bed until it's all over.
I have used this method of dealing with holidays for many years and the older I get the better it seems to work. When I was younger I felt a twinge of guilt for not being out on the Highway in a line of traffic that stretched well into the next state. Or waiting at a gas station for an hour to buy the last 2 gallons of gas water mix they had left. And even not understanding why I found no joy in paying $149 a night to stay at a Ma and Pa motel where the mattresses were stuffed with bedbugs instead of the usual straw. But as I've gotten older I've learned that home truly is where the heart is and since the Arctic Fox is home, me and my heart will be hiding under the bed for the fourth of July holiday as usual.