I feel like I'm on vacation. It's a staycation, for sure, but it doesn't feel like it because when we moved here to North Carolina we decided that we'd be having new experiences. It was a conscious choice to "enjoy" - - get more ZEN with the moment at hand, whatever it may be. Here is our July Fourth Zen. It couldn't have been more American and I doubt more enjoyable. Cowboys, cowgirls, music, a rodeo, national anthem, and fireworks! Pure, unabashed, unapologetic, patriotic, family bliss.