Sunday, July 3, 2011

Happy 4th of July

Hope you are all enjoying your 4th of July today. What are you up to? BBQg, enjoying a picnic, ballgame, the pool or beach? Maybe you're taking a snooze in your hammock in the backyard?

Happy 4th of July

My nephew and his high school marching band (he plays the trombone) were in a patriotic parade today where he lives in Ohio.

Myself, I sit here at the computer with a pomtini in hand. It's hot and a drink certainly helps with the thought process! Here's the recipe, it's delish but if you don't have all the ingredients let me tell you that vodka (I used raspberry flavored vodka), pomegranate juice and a splash of ginger ale if you have it do the trick just fine.


• 1 ounce freshly squeezed pomegranate juice
• 1 1/2 ounces vodka
• 1 1/2 ounces freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
• 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
• 1/2 ounce Simple Syrup
• Ice cubes
• Orange peel, for garnish

In a cocktail shaker, combine pomegranate juice, vodka, grapefruit juice, lime juice, simple syrup, and ice; shake until well combined. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Twist orange peel over cocktail and add to glass; serve.

I am awaiting a friend or two to drop over for an afternoon of chili dogs, sides, drinks and movies. I am especially wanting to watch Independence Day; I'm thinking the theme at least is appropriate even if involves aliens!

Chili dog heaven!

We have been following the news as the newly minted duke and duchess have made their way over to our part of the world. They are enjoying some Canadian hospitality right now but plan to join us in California on July 8-10. Here are a series of "wish you were here" type postcards as they appeared in Us magazine.

A little something for the folks back home!

Finally, it wouldn't be the 4th of July without Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest, held since 1916! This year's winner (for the 5th time in a row) is Joey (aka Jaws) Chestnut who downed 62 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes! The female winner was Sonya (aka The Black Widow) Thomas who managed 40 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes.

Joey Chestnut displaying championship form

Ladies who lunch! The Black Widow in the middle at 40 hot dogs.

Ah, food lovers! I'm sure they'll reunite next year.

And that's another 4th of July Independence Day for the books!
Have a great week everybody!


  1. Hi there!! Hope you had a Happy 4th July my dear and wishing you a great week too xxx

  2. BONNIE?????? I is so nice to see you dear Bonnie! What are YOU UP TO????

    A visit via email would be better...

    When you have a moment, please email me. We are well, enjoying our summer here at the house, no traveling, but resting A LOT and just trying to fill up on good literature as a launching point to actually write. So much to tell and HEAR ABOUT...GOOD TO SEE YOU BONNIE! Anita

  3. I'd like to say we had a quiet 4th. We did until 9:30 p.m. when the fireworks started at the fairgrounds. We can see, and hear, them from our house. Oliver was not pleased but, thankfully, the neighbors all heeded the 11 p.m. curfew on noise so we all slept peacefully!

    Love the postcards. Hope the "guests" enjoy their California visit.


  4. Sounds like you had a nice fourth:). We spent the day cooking out with friends and swimming in their pool. Thanks for sharing the drink recipe-it sounds delicious!



  5. Hi Bonnie
    It is so good to see you here once again.. I have missed you.. I hope your 4th was a good one. Mine was very quiet...
    Hope all is well my friend

  6. I hope your day was filled with good fun Bonnie. Independence Day the movie is one of my all time favourites. Thank you for all your visits and sweet comments on my little old blog. Take care darling girl. Sandi x

  7. BONNIE! Dearest, how nice of you to come over to see the addition. Yes, we still have our boxwood garden, but I did not photograph can see a little bit of in the photo looking at the French doors. Where the addition now stands, there was nothing but grass and empty space. It is much better utilized this way!!!! HOW ARE YOU DEAR ONE? Anita

  8. You would not think that blogging would be emotive, but it is, It really good to hear from you, thanks for stopping by.

  9. Oh Bonnie,

    Your a woman after my own heart: "an afternoon of chili dogs, sides, drinks and movies" about alien invasions?


    All the best

  10. That drinks sounds delicious, got to try it!

  11. I need a chili dog, Bonnie! Love your story about the mismatched shoes! Thanks for entering the giveaway! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

  12. My mouth is watering at the sight of that chilli dog - recipe? xoxoxoxo

  13. Dear Bonnie~
    So nice to *see* you in my own world!!!*girn*
    Thank you for your visit and I must to say one thing.... I LOVE eyeliners... I think since I was a younger teen, I have always loved eye makeup.
    have a wonderful Sunday!!