I know, I know…

… another month gone and no blogging.  I have such good intentions.. I swear!

So today is the fourth of July… Independence  Day.  Keeping it low-key this year.  Just me, mum, dad and the 3 dogs (Molly is here for her annual visit.)  Mum had lobster, dad and I had burgers, and we all had pasta salad and Asian slaw… yummy!  A very patriotic strawberry and blueberry shortcake for dessert.  Full bellies all around!

Gazelle is open for business tomorrow, so I had to take a floating holiday since there was no chance of me driving in to the city the day after the fourth.  Instead, I’ll be joining my bff for my first attempt of putting brush to canvas.  Why does this make me so nervous?  It’s not life or death… it’s freakin’ paint!  If it’s awful, I throw it out.  Simple as that.  But I’m seriously nervous… ugh… why?!

I’m going to suck it up and ENJOY THE PROCESS.  At least that’s what I’m telling myself.  Who knows… maybe it will be awful but a lot of fun… maybe it will actually be decent… maybe I have a hidden talent… maybe.

I’m feeling really lucky that I live in this great country.  One that affords me the opportunity to even take a brush to canvas for fun; to take a day off of work just because; heck… to work!

I’m feeling very grateful to live in Massachusetts and to work in the beautiful city of Boston.  I love that our city is so diverse and multicultural and that, when push comes to shove, we band together and rise above.  It’s been a tough few months in Boston, and I am so proud of this city.  It’s not all wine and roses, no place is; but it’s a strong city that I’m very proud to be a part of.

That being said… I’m going to try my best to take advantage of the opportunities this country affords me.  I think I’m going to start taking my camera to work some days and get out at lunch and see what I can see.  That’s my good intention anyway.  Maybe it will actually happen.

You’ll have to wait and see!