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Fibro Feelings – 4th of July Fun

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Fourth of July weekend is often filled with spending time with family and friends. The Helpful Hubby and I don’t have one particular thing we do to celebrate every year, although fireworks are always involved in some way. Two years I celebrated on a boat with a big fireworks display overhead and one year The Helpful Hubby and I rode our bikes to a park, then returned later for a fireworks show. This year we went to an outdoor wedding and reception and a 4th of July party at our friends’ house.

Since I am on my elimination diet I packed a small cooler with baby carrots, an apple, a banana, dried apples, banana chips and some green smoothie for me to eat during the dinners. It worked out pretty well. I was glad that that wedding had a cream puff tower instead of a wedding cake, because that was a little easier for me not to eat while surrounded by others eating it! At the 4th of July party it was super hard for me to pass up making a s’mores over a fire pit though. I enjoyed the fresh pineapple instead, not quite as fun. We went to the party a little later so that I could handle the food situation better. It is still a struggle to leave home for more than a few hours. We were in a neighborhood where you could hear and see fireworks booming for more than an hour straight. Just on the street we were on, there were 4 groups of people setting them off! Although I enjoy watching fireworks, I avoid getting near any being set off. I held a few long, colored sparklers and that was enough for me!

Before the weekend fun I put on Sally Hansen Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips in the Check it Out pattern. They are really cute and I had to track them down after seeing a picture of them from one of my Twitter friends. They took a lot longer to put on than applying nail polish does, but besides the initial chipping no more has come off in days. Now to see if they last close to the “up to 10 days” that they claim.

How did you celebrate the 4th of July?

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