Leading up to July 4th, I just thought I would dress like a normal person and not do my usual attempt at 1770's get up. Well, laying in bed that morning, I completely changed my mind and within an hour, I was scrounging in my Rubbermaid "reenacting box" in the basement. I pulled out some of my petticoats and my blue, small check skirt (I discovered at some point during the afternoon that it had a hole in it!). Pairing that with my linen blouse that I made for Reformation Day last year and Katherine's wisk, I looked okay, though not fully historically accurate. The crowning success was the result of Katherine's matter-of-fact statement, "I get to do your hair."
Now THAT was accurate!
So I went and sat with Mama and Aunt Laurie (she and Uncle Dave came all the way from the east coast for the day) for a while...
I stayed up to watch the fireworks even though I was exhausted (and sunburned--that is what I get for not wearing a hat), and did not feel very good. The fireworks were not as spectacular as some I have seen in past years, but they were still pretty.
I suspect that I may be dealing with a little sun-poisoning today, but I don't know for sure...I just haven't been well all day. But I worked my market (slow as it was--typical for 4th of July weekends) and did okay.
I had a good day yesterday overall--even though it wasn't exactly a "normal" Independence Day. I hope you did too!