Happy 4th of July! Be Safe!


We want everyone to have a great holiday, and a safe one.

It’s time for Fourth of July celebrations – fireworks, a backyard barbecue, maybe a trip to the beach. Whatever you have planned, Enjoy your holiday with steps you and your family can follow to be safe. Whether the Holiday involves fireworks, grilling or going to the seashore.

The Red Cross has safety tips everyone can follow. More, Go Here.

  1. FIREWORKS SAFETY The safest way to enjoy fireworks is to attend a public fireworks show put on by professionals.
  2. GRILLING SAFETY Every year people in this country are injured while using backyard charcoal or gas grills. Follow these steps to safely cook up treats for the backyard barbecue.
  3. WATER SAFETY If someone’s visit to the pool or shore, they should learn how to swim and only swim at a lifeguarded beach.
  4. SUN PROTECTION Limit exposure to direct sunlight between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., and wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a protection factor of at least 15. Reapply sunscreen often. Remember to drink plenty of water regularly, even if not thirsty. Avoid drinks with alcohol or caffeine in them.
  5. More Here!

What is the 4th of July?


Fireworks, parades, cookouts, music & more– have you ever been to a 4th of July celebration? It’s a time when many people relax, have fun, and wave the American flag.

Independence Day, Continue reading

Firework Safety

Firework Safety

I used to love fireworks but now I’m a dog owner and OLD LOL.  Fireworks keep me awake and freak out my dogs but why ruin every ones fun – be safe – be courteous 🙂 You would not want to celebrate the 4th of July in the Emergency Room!

  1. Follow the rules of your county and neighborhood.
  2. Never re-light a firework that does not go off.
  3. Keep water handy
  4. Do not let children handle fireworks
  5. Do not point fireworks in the direction of a person or building

Back to Summer

summer1Back to Summer routine after the loudest, brightest 4th of July ever… Were the fireworks loud or what? Clean-up done after barbeque, family gatherings, and vacations…. and now pack the summer camp bag for your kid, and be ready to get up for work today.

The roads are filled with vacationing families. Last summer you kids may have found a new car game: Choose the most overplayed song of the summer. Let’s pick the song that ‘tests best” they’d say. But I digress. Each family member chooses the song that they think will be thd most overplayed that summer. My guess is that ???? will win this year. What do you think?

We used to play the punch buggy Volkswagon game until the punching got too hard. We still have car Bingo and the license plate game. Car games anyone? Or is paying for the gas entertaining enough.