I was lucky enough to have enough holiday activities to keep me busy that I hardly had time to put my hook in my hand! Of course I didn't do much but have fun.
The giant, friends and I went to St. Mary's College River Concert on Friday, to hear the USMC President's Own Band play for us and watch the fireworks. You can find out more about this event here. If you are in the area, it's well worth the visit. Pack yourself a cooler with some snacks and drinks, bring a chair or blanket, and just sit back and relax.
The giant also set-up a tent and assisted with a booth for the future State Senator for our Maryland district, Steve Waugh. He and his wife are such great people. I scored a pretty cool shirt (even if it was a tad bit big, it gives me some wiggle room). LOL The giant scored his awesome Waugh 2010 hat.
On Saturday the giant and I went up the road for dinner and movie. If I type to much about it, I'll give away the plot. But suffice to say, it was nice to squeeze in some time for us. It had been a while. The last movie we went to see in a real movie theater was Transformers in 2007! Actually the 4th of July is the our unofficial anniversary. :o)
Then I had an absolute thrill, an absolute awe inspiring moment. My nephew, the Mini-Giant, came up to me and asked me to show him how to crochet. It that not the most awesome thing ever?! I say it is.
My father knew how to crochet, as did a few other gentlemen of his generation and older, but not many men seem to know how to anymore. Of course, not many women seem to know how to either. I fear it's a dying art.
I hope he keeps it up. I gave him some yarn and a hook as a parting gift. But even if he doesn't, I hope he always remembers this moment. Now excuse me, I have to go wipe my eyes.