Wednesday was the Fourth of July, a federal holiday in the U.S. designated to celebrate the country’s independence from England. Banks closed, there was no mail service, many businesses closed (not retailers though, July 4th is one of the busiest shopping days of the year) and nationwide, cooking out was the grand event, second only to fireworks.
I too took the day off from my blog because I own the place and I can do that.
I did not, however; participate in barbecuing or fireworks. Our grill is broken and I really hate crowds and loud noises. I didn’t even go shopping for things I don’t need just because they’re on sale.
What I did do was stay in my pajama’s all day, did some housework (because I have not won my independence from domestic drudgery), finished crocheting an afghan (except for the border) and baked some bread using a breadmaker with a French sounding name.
There should be a homemaker’s holiday.
A day when all the work typically done by the designated domestic engineer of a household is done by someone else. Not that the DE simply doesn’t do any work that day, that would mean he or she would have to play catch up during the ensuing days. No, that said work is done, just not by the one who labors away the other 364 days of the year.
I want my own Independence Day and I don’t want to waste a boatload of tea to get it.
“I only ask to be free. The butterflies are free.” Charles Dickens
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What to do:
Using “freedom” for inspiration, write 100 Words – 100 exactly – no more, no less. You can either use the word – or any form of the word – as one of your 100, or it can be implied. Include a link in your post back here, and add your story to the Mister Linky list. If you don’t have a blog, you can leave your submission in the comment section, or as a Facebook status post. Remember to keep spreading the love with supportive comments for your fellow Wordsters.