I get down during holidays. My grown kids are in Illinois or I'd have my daughter's house to go to but we sure aren't driving from Wisconsin to Illinois (three and a half hours) in holiday traffic just for July 4th. Hub and I are pretty much homebodies and don't know a lot of people. Those we do know are busy with family this weekend. So, once again, it's just hub, me and my son and daughter (who are hardly ecstatic about hanging with the old folks). My son, the one on the autism spectrum, never really likes to do anything, so dragging him to the parade and the festivities afterwards will be a chore. Daughter is better--she still seems to like being with us sometimes, although her friends do trump our company. Does anyone else end up spending these more minor holidays alone? (July 4th, Memorial Day). On top of all that, it looks like rain! By the way Happy July 4th to everyone in the US!!!!!!