Clay went to the shop Friday night and picked up the project he'd been working on so it would be installed (more or less) for me to see the morning of Valentine's Day. Originally there had been this strange window-type hole in the wall between the kitchen and the den. Clay, gifted furniture designer that he is, made a beautiful curio cabinet to go in the space and it looks so cool! It's going to house the Thompson Natural History Museum a.k.a. Cool Things We Find on Walks (like birds' nests, cool rocks, pretty flowers etc.). So far it just holds the scarab beetles I got him for his last birthday, but we'll add more treasures as we find them.
Every time I walk by the cabinet I'm reminded A) of how lucky I am to be married to such a talented guy, and B) how much that same guy adores me. I love Valentine's Day.