It wasn’t the perfect day for me because I had to work on the Fourth of July. But it ended perfectly sitting by an open fire and listening to the sound of fire works cooking in the night sky.
There is something about an open fire. I love them. Our fire Monday night drew our neighbors the Coldrens and the Hodges for a little catching up chat and s’mores for the children. We got those gigantic marshmallows that need extra heat to melt. They make for some giant desserts.
The children played four square and Ghosts in the Graveyard. The adults swapped tales and talked about summer plans. It is not much. It might be boring to others, but these are some of my favorite moments. I love hanging around the house with nothing to do. A cold beer, an open fire and a couple people to talk to. Sometimes that is all I need.
Often when I get a few days off from radio and newspaper my wife Abs wants to know where I want to go? Do I want to take a quick trip up north? Maybe head to Ohio to Cedar Point? If the kids want to go, I will go. But if it were up to me I’d spend the time at home laying up and looking ugly. I feel like home is my castle and sometimes you just want to sit on your throne and look over your royal subjects.
I spend enough time away from home working, going to
games, hanging with friends and chasing Celine and Little B’s soccer tournaments. I like being at home sometimes and eating dinner outdoors. Next weekend I want to sleep outdoors with Little B in this monster tent I bought two years ago.
I am ashamed to say I have not used it because I have never put a tent up and am confused by all the contraptions inside the box. I feel like a loser sometimes because I am not the most mechanical dude in the world. I think I am going to give it a try and see what happens.
Either way I will be home, a vacation spot that is very underrated. Sometimes you need to get away from the world and curl up under your own roof or watch the stars from your own backyard.
I loved Monday night. The stars sparkled. The wood crackled and the sky sang with fireworks from celebrations elsewhere.