My husband got in touch with his craftsy side for my birthday this past weekend. I have asked him in the past if he could drill holes into Scrabble tiles so that I can use them to create collaged pendants, so he decided to surprise me with the results as a birthday gift.
Now he wants a proper drill press for our next gift-giving holiday (our anniversary, in May), though he says he thinks I'll end up using it more than he will. He is very encouraging of me introducing power tools to my art and craft-making supply list!
I also had to share another gift he gave me for my birthday, this one to encourage my jogging efforts. I've been wanting to have fast-paced motivational music playing while I jog, so he got me an iPod Shuffle. Have you seen these things? They play tons of music, and are the size of a postage stamp. It really is unbelievable how small this little thing is.
After all the gift-giving, including sweet cards signed by my girls (both are writing their names now!), my husband took me to The Melting Pot (yum!) and then on to Briggs Auction in Booth's Corner. We've been going on occasion on Friday nights since before we had kids, maybe even before we got married. Even when there isn't too much of interest up for auction, I find it to be a relaxing, kind of soothing environment. The people-watching is fascinating, and I love listening to the auctioneers' voices. There wasn't too much that caught our eye on Friday night, but we came away with a few fun things:
We also bid on a box of picture frames. I have visions of all the ways I can alter them to make them more interesting!
All in all it was a fun way to usher in the last year of my 30s. Time to live it up!