I hope everyone has been having a nice, relaxing, calm 4th of July Holiday Weekend!
Mine has been anything but calm and relaxing. I’ve been working hard! But that’s okay.
I have made time to get a couple nice runs in.
The weather has been gorgeous here all weekend. High 70s/low 80s, sunny, low humidity. No bugs.
No mosquitoes here in San Diego. Just pretty flowers.
Juicy fresh fruit has been consumed.
As have a few fresh salads.
With 2 minute peanut sauce used as the salad dressing.
Dessert has been a series of previously frozen raw dessert bites. That’s what freezers are for. To warehouse a smorgasbord of desserts.
Such as No-Bake Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls (with a High Protein Option)
These are easy. You don’t even need to break out your food processor. Who needs the dishes on Fourth of July. Or ever.
Still need a quickie but fancy-tasting dessert for the 4th?
Enjoy some Red, White and Blue of your own with my Mixed Berry Clafoutis. Takes 10 minutes to make if you need a last minute idea.
I was grateful FoodGawker liked it!
From my last post, A Few Trinkets, I enjoyed hearing what little trinkets and items you’ve picked up recently. Lord knows I really don’t “need” any dishes, but cheap thrills are always day-brighteners.
Thanks for your continued support and well-wishes on my You Wouldn’t Believe It…Post. Seriously, you all have just made me feel so supported and cared about! I am fine, things are fine. Just really crazy for the time being while I am sorting out all kinds of details and managing the chaos. I will blog about it all soon when some things are finalized and I have more information. Til then, thanks for the love.
1. Any 4th of July plans, parties, events going on? Or for my Canadian friends, any Canada Day festivities?
I’m working and also really busy with everything else. So no parties for me. Just a lot of work. But I’m getting through it.
2. Do you have bugs in your area? Bug spray user or hater? Any tips to keep the bugs away?
Semi odd topic for a post but bug bites and the 4th of July just go hand-in-hand. Ugh. Everyone loves to hate mosquitoes and bug bites.
Growing up in the midwest and then living in the Carolinas for a few years, summertime and fireworks on the 4th just meant extra mosquito bites while waiting for the fireworks to commence while sitting on cheapie plastic chairs crammed in somewhere waiting to see “the big fireworks show”. And usually the shows were definitely not worth the bug bites!
I am grateful that California really doesn’t have many mosquitoes. At least not in coastal San Diego. We have ants, snakes, and all kinds of other creepies, but not having to swat away mosquitoes is a big bonus.
And bug spray. I.Hate.It. The feeling of it on my skin, the smell, knowing the chemicals that’s in it and that our skin is our largest organ and extremely porous and those chemicals are just penetrating right into me. Shudder. I don’t care if it’s “natural” bug spray. I don’t want it on me!
I know there are natural remedies, potions, and tricks to keep bugs away. Everything from Avon Skin So Soft lotion to not eating things like pineapple I’ve heard to citronella candles to those electric lights that zap the bugs, but none of them ever seem to work all that well. I also think that some people have the bloodtype or “scent” that mosquitoes just love and they are simply more prone to bites.
I am not especially prone to bug bites but I hate it when I get them. Reminds me of being an itchy little Girl Scout at summer camp.
Any bug tips?
Don’t forget to enter my Sticky Giveaway
And have a wonderful holiday!