Just so you know, I have been knitting. In fact, I’ve got 4 finished things that you haven’t seen yet. However, the weather, the light, the availability of a photographer, and various other things have been conspiring against me and I just haven’t gotten these things photographed. I’m really hoping to get them all done by the end of this week and maybe next week it can be all knitting all the time over here.
In the meantime, you get more “stuff I’ve done on vacation” from me. Yesterday we went to see Valkyrie. We both liked it very much. It’s funny because right before it started Dale leaned over and said, “I can’t believe you agreed to see a war movie with me.” And that’s true, I’m usually not a big fan of war movies. But Valkyrie is so much more than a war movie. Sure, it’s military in nature, and there are some fight scenes, but it’s more about values and principals than war. It’s a movie about heroes who were willing to give up everything for their principals. And even though you know going in that they failed, well, it still managed to be tension filled and suspenseful. I found myself routing for the men trying to rid Germany of Hitler – even though I knew that wasn’t how it all turned out. And it made me reevaluate what I think of Germany and WWII and Hitler’s regime. I didn’t really know there were people who recognized that he was crazy. People who knew that he didn’t really want what was best for Germany. People who were willing to risk everything to stop him. It seems weird to say the movie filled me with hope but in a strange way that’s exactly what it did.
The bottom line is that I’d recommend it and I’d love to hear what you think of it if you’ve seen it.