I know it may not be Independence Day for everyone, but I think the few readers I have in other countries can relate as they have special national holidays as well.
It is an odd year for us as we've done most of our celebrating already. My city's fireworks were a week ago and we had our family meal on Saturday as the kids had other places to be today. I don't mind that this will be a quiet, unscheduled day, it gives me time to reflect.
Without corn to husk, watermelon to carve, beans to bake, potato or macaroni salad to prepare, sparklers to supervise, runs between kitchen and grill (we all know male grill masters don't do their own running) and not a ton of pans to soak and dishes to wash, I may truly be experiencing a personal Independence Day!