Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Auld Lang Syne

Since we moved, T uses my cell phone to call some of his former classmates on the weekends. He's even programmed their names into my phone! I had no idea he knew how to do that. I barely know how to do that.

D2 hasn't asked to call anyone. His little buddy Zack has started calling us and yesterday when I asked if he wanted to call him back he said, "No. But I promise I will neeever forget him." He's so odd! I told him that was fine but if Zack called when D2 was home, he should talk to Zack and be nice. He said he would. They talked this evening and they will get together this Sat. to hang out.

Speaking of old friends....
I got a message via Facebook from a guy I used to hang out with! His name is Phil and he is amazing. I believe I spoke about him before when I told y'all about how he was my "what if" guy until I realized that in the real world even the "what if" person would still have arguments and dirty clothes.


He is a Navy SEAL and he tells me he is in Iraq again. (Again?? Bummer!) We've been catching up via email (it's been over 10 years since we lost touch) and we got to talking about hobbies. He told me he spear fishes. I said, "That is so like you! Obscure, athletic, and possibly life-threatening!" But get this....

He knits.

Swear to Bob! He sent me pic's of what he's doing! He's working on a garter stitch scarf and some excellent arm-warmers!

I asked him how that came about and he told me how he's really into these 1700's reenactment things (he lives in Virginia when he's not out saving the world). He's made himself moccasins, and he hunts and tans hides in the old style. Among the other reenactors, there's this woman who bought a flintlock rifle and they traded - she taught him to knit and he taught her to use her flintlock! Then she's gotten him to go to her knitting group when he's home!

He is one of the bravest, strongest, toughest, (not to mention beautiful) men I know and he is hands down the most diverse person I've ever met.

Love catching up with old friends, Ruth!

ETA: Forgot to say that he's the only person I've ever met who knew exactly what he wanted to do/be when he was in high school, graduated, did it, and still loves it. So lucky!

And yes, I will totally be hooking him up with some good yarn and knitting goodies!

1 comment:

CraftyLaDonna said...

Cool, you didn't tell us that he knits. That is so awesome!