Hooray...it's 4th of July weekend. Grilled chicken and salads. Icy cold drinks at sundown. We've assembled all of our materials for the kids parade. We've got red, white and blue lights to hang. I'm poring over recipes in Food and Wine for tonight's rum cocktail and grilling ideas. The sky is cloudless today and the kids are being reasonably well behaved. We're on Fire Island -- our home away from home. It doesn't quite yet look like the picture but we're getting there...and this is the vision I have of the place. I guess we're supposed to give thanks on another holiday for people and things in our lives...but I'm giving thanks today for this wonderful home.