No work today! Even though Independence Day fell on Sunday this year, we still have Monday off from work for some reason. Hooray!
My husband and I took it easy yesterday. We did a little shopping in the afternoon and returned home to do some rearranging of the beta tanks. Mine has been moved to the living room so we can keep an eye on both fish at once. This displaced more house plants from on top of the television; one particularly unhealthy-looking specimen is now outside getting some much-needed rain and sun. I added an item to my beta's tank which had been labeled "Large Jaguar Skull." It serves as a great cave in which the fish can hide, and it looks really cool, too. Next to the tiny fish, you can imagine it as a dragon's skull. Well, I can anyway.
We considered trying to find a nearby fireworks display last night, but we both agreed that it wasn't a high priority. It's just not worth it to fight a huge crowd to find a spot in a bug-infested meadow to sit for 45 minutes with your neck craned at an unnatural angle to watch explosions in the sky. To be perfectly honest, ever since September 11, 2001, the trappings of July 4th make me a bit edgy. I'm not comfortable with the sound of random explosions in my neighborhood (and let's not even talk about all the planes buzzing by on their way to various air shows).
Today the plan is to go to the zoo with my sister and my niece. We had a huge thunderstorm last night, but our local meterologists claim that the rain is pretty much over for the day. It'll probably get chokingly humid as the temperature rises, but that's par for the course. After that, we're considering a trip to the movie theater, sans niece, to see the latest Harry Potter movie. My sister hasn't seen it yet and my husband and I are eager to see it again.
Well, off I go to fix protein shakes for breakfast and make sure we're still going to the zoo. Have a lovely Monday!