Sunday, December 28, 2008

handy man, lucky lady

My husband loves to tinker. He thrives on turning everyday household objects into useful art. I love the way he solves problems and adds a little spark to my day at the same time. This year, for my birthday, he made me this:

Pretty great, huh? I'm probably the only person for 100 square miles who's thrilled to receive a spice rack for her birthday. We found the busted old guitar on the side of the road a few years ago.

For my birthday last year, he searched far and wide for a wall-mounted jewelry box but couldn't find a good one, so he made one up using a woven box, an upturned silverware organizer, and a strong magnet. So clever and so useful.
This Christmas, he bought a big, colorful world map and hung it on the wall behind our clear shower curtain, so I can ponder the capital of Djibouti while scrubbing mine.

And, lest I forget, this Christmas he also gave me a digital SLR camera so that I can record and share all of this! You can't see it, but I'm glowing.