A Thrifty 4th of July

What a blessed 4th of July we've had so far!

Woke up to cloudy skies and temperatures at least 25-30 degrees lower than they have been recently. Soon a breeze kicked up and then it started to rain. Now, some folks might be disappointed by a rainy 4th of July, but not us. Arizona gets mighty hot this time of year and we having seen rain in many months. It's a real treat when the skies open up and give us a bit of relief from the scorching summer sun.

We actually took Max and Oliver (our dogs) out for a walk in the rain. They love it. We all came back dripping with happiness.

Then Lee wanted to go to the thrift store. I gave him a lecture all the way there about not spending money on a bunch of junk, but we came out with 3 bags full of treasures.

I found several books by some of my favorit authors...

It Had to be You by Janice Thompson
Swinging on a Star by Janice Thompson
The Measure of a Lady by DeeAnne Gist
Watch Over Me by Christa Parrish
In this Sanctuary by Twila Parish
Mixed Bags by Melody Carlson
The Rocking Chair Reader by Helen Kay Polaski
Against All Odds by Chuck Norris (for my grandson)
Cowboy Poetry by Michael Whitaker (cause I love cowboys)

Mr. Lee came away with a genuine Babe Ruth autographed baseball, (the ball was genuine, the autograph, not so much), a Phoenix Suns baseball cap (wait...the Suns are a basketball team, why do they have baseball caps?) signed by Dan Marjerle (that one was a genuine signature), a belt, a pair of camoflage pants, as camoflage hat (he doesn't hunt) and a bag of lemon drops. (Who eats candy from the thrift store? Mr. Lee, that's who!)

The best part? Most of our stuff was half price!

Came home and sat in my hammock chair on the deck listening to it rain and reading a great book (The Husband Tree by Mary Connealy). Fell asleep in the chair.

Got hungry, so the three of us (me, Lee and my brother, Rod) went to Leo's Island BBQ for lunch. Yummy!

And it's only 4:00! Can't wait to see what the rest of this evening holds, but it's been a fireworks kind of day for me already.

Happy 4th of July, everybody!

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