holiday hangups (happy 4th of July)

I’ve been pushing for the long weekend so hard, I was convinced most of yesterday that it was Friday and kept wishing everyone a happy holiday. Not quite, but almost there. Today a broken camera, an overlooked deadline, and a forgotten mid-day dental appointment means I won’t get away to play at the CSSA sale until the weekend. It’s predicted Californians will be driving in record numbers this holiday weekend, with San Diego, Santa Barbara, and San Francisco among the top destinations. Might I suggest avoiding the Harbor Freeway between 10 and 11 Saturday morning? That’s all the time I’ll need to get to the Huntington. Thanks awfully.

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Do try this at home: Furcraea macdougalii, ‘Angelina’ sedum, ‘Jitters’ crassula and echeverias, Roger’s Gardens

And during the bravura, explosive celebrations setting off car alarms on my street all weekend I’m going to try to keep in mind:

The really important kind of freedom involves attention, and awareness, and discipline, and effort, and being able truly to care about other people and to sacrifice for them, over and over, in myriad petty little unsexy ways, every day.”

― David Foster Wallace, “This Is Water: Some Thoughts, Delivered on a Significant Occasion, about Living a Compassionate Life”

Have a blast this 4th of July weekend.

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3 Responses to holiday hangups (happy 4th of July)

  1. Kris P says:

    I love the quote! I hope you manage a magic traffic gap to navigate the 110 freeway this weekend. I’ve got a date to travel south on the 405 on Sunday myself and am hoping for something of the same luck. Happy 4th, Denise!

  2. hoov says:

    Hope you had traffic luck on Saturday. We did Sunday with mostly smooth sailing but alas the show sale was shopped out by then. Still fun. There was even an ocean breeze.

    Happy Fourth!

  3. Tim says:

    Great quote! Hope you had a great time at the sale! I’m jealous.

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