Happy 4th of July weekend, mi Americanos! And Happy Canada Day to most of the rest of you. (And happy Friday to everyone else). What are you up to? We have zero plans except that my sister will be here visiting. Guess I better think of some stuff for us to do (a challenge these days with a baby who only sleeps in a crib and will freak out if more than 2 1/2 hours have passed since her last nap. Do you know how hard it is to do anything in New York with only a 2 1/2-hour window? It takes half that time just to get anywhere!). We’ll have a family birthday party for Joanie at some point while my sister is here. Joanie’s actual birthday is the 7th and I remember very clearly the 4th of July holiday weekend last year when I was nine months pregnant with her and very anxious about going into labor while the bridges to Manhattan were closed for fireworks and not getting to the hospital in time. I didn’t go into labor over the weekend, but I did worry so much that my blood pressure skyrocketed and it stayed that way long enough to be a risk to the baby and I had to be induced a couple days later. So, happy birthday to Joanie, born two weeks early because her mom’s so neurotic, hooray!
Have a great weekend, everyone! Enjoy the festivities.