Happy Fourth!

Reason enough to celebrate: I have conquered at least ¬†half of my computer challenges, hurrah, I’m back — Freedom! — Happy Fourth of July!

We went to the Greenfield fireworks last night — what a thing! We were completely bowled over — Vincent “Wow!”-ed and “Oh my gosh!”-ed with popping eyes — Aidan, while he refrained from getting hysterical, huddled and whimpered in my arms until he passed out. At which point I checked his pulse. Just to be sure.

I’m a thrifty person, by nature and necessity, and deeply resist spending money on non-essentials (books do not fall under that rubric even a little), so I wondered a little bit about the expense of such an awesome display during these times when towns are struggling with their budgets.

Looking at Vincent’s face all lit up, how enthralled he was — not to mention the thousands of others hooting in delight (it took a very long time to get home) — I think it was worth it.

I hope you’re having a marvelous weekend!