What plans do you or your family have for the weekend?

United States
July 3, 2009 8:24am CST
Here in the United States we will be celebrating Independence Day tomorrow, July 4. The day still has special meaning for most of us and we celebrate with cookouts, long weekends away, and always with fireworks! But then many of us take advantage of our weekends to do something special or just relax at home after a long week of work. Others, like my daughter who is a nurse, have to work even on some of the weekends. What plans, wherever you live, do you and your family have for this weekend? Karen
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@dpk262006 (56735)
• Delhi, India
3 Jul 09
Heartiest Congratulations to you and your family for the ensuing Independence Day. Our best wishes to you!Keep enjoying and keep celebrating the special occasion!!!
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• United States
4 Jul 09
Thank you, Deepak, for such hearty good wishes. It is a day very dear to almost all here in America. We celebrate it with joy! I hope you do have your own good weekend, too. Karen
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@dpk262006 (56735)
• Delhi, India
4 Jul 09
Hi Karen! Hope you would have celebrated the special Day and would have enjoyed. We are enjoying our weekend here........LOL!
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• United States
4 Jul 09
Yay! You seem like a happy family, and that is wonderful. Yes, I will surely enjoy our celebrations!
@ajrox1810 (992)
• India
3 Jul 09
I am not an American, so I guess I won't be getting a holiday. But I do respect all the freedom fighters, who staked their lives to give us a sound sleep. Their sacrifice is really laudable, and even though I am not meant to celebrate it, I will be happy. Cheers, AJ-Rox
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• United States
3 Jul 09
Hello Ajrox, and thank you :) The day is indeed extra special to those of us in America, and this year it happens to fall on the weekend, though whenever it is, almost everyone here gets a holiday to enjoy the parades and cookouts and fireworks. I hope you also have an enjoyable weekend. Karen
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• India
3 Jul 09
Thanks Karen. Enjoy your weekend. And Happy Independence Day, America!
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• United States
4 Jul 09
Thank you for your kind wishes.
@TrvlArrngr (4051)
• United States
3 Jul 09
today is my daughters birthday so we are at a local hotel for the night. went to a movie earlier then to red robin then in the pool. Now we are getting ready to watch a movie. Tomorrow I have to work but we will have a bbq when I get home. Kids get to check out of the hotel late so they can swim again tomorrow.
• United States
4 Jul 09
Hi Trvl. Happy birthday to your sweet daughter. Family weekend get-aways like that are so much fun, and it sounds like you had a lot of that today! So many nice things to do. Enjoy the pool and also the bbq once you get home. Karen
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• United States
5 Jul 09
Thank you so much Karen! We did have a lot of fun the last few days...now back to work again. Happy 4th of July to you! Be safe and have fun! Lucy
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@yugasini (12836)
• Anantapur, India
3 Jul 09
hi karen, why you have not informed me about your independence day earlier itself,"Wish Happy Independence Day, so enjoy and taste the Independence special on July 4th ,good day
• United States
4 Jul 09
Hello Yugasini. Yes, the formal Declaration of Independence for the United States was signed on July 4, 1776, so each year, we celebrate with parades, and sometimes plays that children put on, food, and fireworks when it gets dark! Thank you for your nice wish :) Karen
@yugasini (12836)
• Anantapur, India
4 Jul 09
hi karen, thanks for the response, celebrating the independece day today,enjoy with your family
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• United States
4 Jul 09
today, the 4th, will be a quiet day. getting little things organized for the big party tomorrow. our youngest granddaughter's first birthday party will be on the 5th (she turns 1 on the 6th). the party is at a local park & 68 people have rsvp'd so far. that's our plans for the weekend.
• United States
4 Jul 09
Aww Dab. How special! I hope your granddaughter has a great time on her first birthday. That many people will keep all of you hosts very busy! I hope the weather will cooperate. Have fun! Karen
@hairypits (294)
4 Jul 09
I'm in the UK and haven't got a lot planned this weekend. It was our goddaughters birthday yesterday and my best friends little girls birthday today so I have to make phone calls as one lives an hour away and the other lives in Kefalonia. We can't venture too far from home because we got two puppies a fortnight ago and it's like having newborn babies!!
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• United States
4 Jul 09
Hello Hairy :) I love celebrating children's birthdays, so that sounds like fun. I'm sure your friend will understand that you can't attend the one. I imagine those new puppies are adorable! But you're right, they need such frequent care, like tiny babies would. Enjoy them :) Karen
@rainmark (4302)
3 Jul 09
Happy Independence day! Im living in Uk, tomorrow my hubby will going to work. So i think were staying at home and on Sunday were going out for a walk on the dales. Hope you have a nice and wonderful and peaceful celebration of Independence day! Cheers.
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• United States
4 Jul 09
Hi Rainmark. I love that name, by the way :) Thank you for your happy wishes! I hope you and your hubby enjoy that walk on the beautiful dales. It sounds like fun! Take care. Karen
@orevro (715)
• Philippines
3 Jul 09
not much, i lead a pretty boring life. this weekend, i'll just go to church and maybe stay home. I haven't shopped for clothes for almost 6 months and i just thought about it now, maybe i'll go shopping, lol
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• United States
4 Jul 09
Hello Orevro. Church is nice, and like you, I haven't been shopping for clothes in ages! So if you do go, have a really good time with it. This is a time of year a lot of the summer things go on sale :) Karen
@emilie2300 (1889)
• United States
3 Jul 09
Well Unfortunetly the week end would start today the 3rd of July and I am stuck at work. I work in a day care and the boss closed the center to the kids and made staff come in and clean and do lesson plans and other stuff. I am supose to take my daughter to sandcastle today but our weather hear sucks. Saturday I am supose to go to my moms for a cook out with my husband. Sunday my daughter is leaving to go to camp.
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• United States
3 Jul 09
Hi Emilie. What luck to have to work...so sorry about that, and your nasty weather. I hope you get to go through with your other weekend plans and enjoy them, though I know you'll miss your daughter while she's at camp. But what a good experience for her, and it does give you a bit of a break :) Karen
@jshekhar (1562)
• India
3 Jul 09
Hello friend, I have not made any concrete plans yet. A few of my old pals are here in the city for the weekend so most probably we'll meet up and remember our old times. May be we'll catch a movie and eat out. It's all speculation now.
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• United States
3 Jul 09
Hi Jshekhar. Having spontaneous fun can be some of the greatest times! I'm glad your friends are in town, since catching up is always nice. Enjoy them, whatever you all do :) Karen
@ravinskye (8242)
• United States
3 Jul 09
My husband has been away for work all week. He comes home in a few hours. So today we will just spend time together relaxing. The kids have missed him a lot. Then tomorrow we have two picnics to go to. First is an old family friends. Then we got invited to one of my husbands coworkers. Where they live is right by the fireworks display so we'll probably stay there till firework time. Then we are probably going to take the kids to grandma's and go out to the bar. My sister left her husband and is living with us and my brother in law is in town just broken up with his girlfriend. So we all need a night out lol. Sunday is completely open too.
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• United States
3 Jul 09
Hi Ravin. You have your hands full with all the relatives who've recently broken up! LOL. But yes, someone has to help them perk up. Your weekend sounds very busy, but also like a lot of fun, so enjoy :) Karen
@meandmy3 (2228)
• United States
3 Jul 09
We are taking it easy this weekend, my boys will be coming home tomorrow after a week at their grandparents, we will go to the pool and cook out tomorrow night, just family my daughter is afraid of fire works so we will not be going to see any. It will be a relaxing weekend.
• United States
3 Jul 09
Hello Meandmy. Your plans do sound relaxing and fun. I love spending time with family :) I know many children are afraid of all the noise that some of the fireworks made. I hope you all have a nice time. Karen