Happy 4th!

Happy Independence Day!

We’ve managed to unpack enough to have order in the kitchen, dining room, living room, and bedrooms.  That means I’ve pretty much taken the day off.  Nearly a week straight of unloading/loading and I’ve had enough.  Not the wife, though – she continues to unpack the office and various kid boxes.

So how do you celebrate your 4th of July?  For us it looks like a trip downtown to Taste of Springfield and then the fireworks show.  Assuming, that is, the weather cooperates.  Cloudy skies and showers in the forecast, and it’s been raining all day.

Also, what could be more American than watching Team America in the Gold Cup?  This is the regional tournament for Central and North America and the Carribean, which we’ve often won.  With most of the regulars on break after the Confederations Cup, it’s the chance for fringe and young players to make their mark.  And if the last few weeks’ games have shown anything it’s that Coach Stoneface needs to develop more depth (or at least become comfortable enough with our depth to actually use it).  Tune in on Fox Soccer Channel at 8 pm CST as the USA takes on Grenada; you can also watch the Gold Cup on the interwebs.