1. Have our wee Canadian flags all around the property
2. Family picnic around our pool!
3. Take a moment to be grateful for living in freedom.
4. Using all our vintage Canadian glasses and napkins.
5. Eat drink and be happy that summer is here!!!!!!!!!!
1. Despite the fact that this is a major community holiday, I LOVE just spending it with the family doing quiet "together" stuff, knowing it’s a holiday and no one will expect anything from us.
2. Biking through the city!
3. Fireworks (but in the last few years, mostly heard and not seen from our backyard—while Chaplin cowers).
4. Gay Pride parade! Again, don’t often go anymore, but something about knowing it’s taking place not far from us and seeing the images on TV makes me feel proud and excited for a compassionate/accepting future that celebrates everyone.
5. Improvised meals (we almost always forget that the grocery stores are closed and so we have to make stuff up. This year it was gourmet burgers and sweet potato fries for lunch at a most delicious b-b-q place in the middle of our 3-hour bike ride, then for dinner, a thrown-together bean salad with diced cucumbers, fresh mint, canned artichoke hearts, shaved lettuce, sliced sundried tomatoes, and a garlic-lemon dressing. Mmmmm).