Today I was off from work for Martin Luther King Day. I woke up with a headache for the 3rd day in a row. But I had made plans before today to spend time with my son, Adam, whose 27. So I picked him up and we went to a restaurant called The Butterfly Garden to eat lunch (which is a total chick place to eat). Once in a while you'll see a guy in there eating, but unfortunately not today - Adam was the only guy there. But Adam was good about it. We had homemade soup and a sandwich and good conversation. We left and went to a local antique mall. We had a good time looking at a bazillion things in the mall. We left there and stopped at a peddlers' mall (you know, where there are booths of assorted items for sale - a lot like an indoor yard sale). Anyway, Adam discovered this one area that had many, many boxes of old LPs. He rummaged through the boxes and found several cool LPs that he liked. We walked through the entire peddlers' mall and then stopped next door at a thrift shop. Lunch had long ago worn off so we stopped at Steak N Shake to eat a bite before I dropped him off at his house.
I'm posting this because it was one of the best days I've had in a while. The holidays were rough for me, as usual, mostly of my own doing. In fact, I still have all my Christmas stuff out. But I wouldn't have traded today for anything. Adam and I used to be best friends when he was younger. We had some rough times when he went through his young adult years. But the last few years have been back to that special relationship we used to have. I could have stayed home today and taken down all my Christmas stuff or organized my craft room. But instead I spent the entire day with my one and only son. Priceless.
Adam, I love you.
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These are some of the rug hooking and wool felt projects that I've worked on recently.