Philip is damn near perfect . . . which in and of itself can be pretty annoying (I am so very flawed). But what can you do? He's suppose to rest his foot as much as possible, but what is he doing? Woodworking.
I needed a little table to go beside the couch that would allow me to put the lamp I wanted on it without said lamp interfering with a cool "bookshop" piece I have hanging above (found that cool piece at Goodwill!). Philip had the table ready in two days. That is an oak table made from local trees.
After the table, Philip asked me if I wanted him to make a couple of bird houses with scrap cedar wood (from Charlie's, aka Jr.'s, table). Well of course I did! I thought that was a fish hanging out front (photo above), but Philip said it's an arrow showing the birds the way to the entrance . . . which is covered in wire since rats like our bird houses more than the birds. LOL
I mean if he insists on being on his feet . . . by all means, make "me" something. 😀 Even as I type this post, he's in his workshop. Of course Santa did bring him a new table saw and planer. Hey, Mrs. Hart is no dummy . . . I don't care what they say.
And here is where I'm typing. 💓 The bird room (back patio) is the best room in the house. Santa brought me a new laptop and blogging while the birds are singing (and are they ever singing!) is pretty sweet.
I'm going to close this post with a few photos of my Bones. We have 4 beautiful dogs - each with their own distinctive personalities, but Bones ~ from nearly day one ~ stole my heart. She's my buddy, my best friend (shhh - don't tell Philip). And she is as goofy as the day is long. The only thing she ever chases is lizards . . .
. . . and she always needs help catching them ~ (notice Nikki on the far right of the photo? Now Nikki can catch anything! She brings us rats, snakes, etc. . . . she's a 3 legged beast!).
But Bones ~ my precious, sweet, loving, not too bright Bones - she may be slow, but my word do I love that dog. Once you let an animal into your heart . . . you are never the same. And that's a good thing.
Well, it's time to drag Philip out of his workshop. We have an exciting New Year's Eve planned . . . beer and wine by the fire pit (and the rest of his "fine" cigar) and burgers on the grill . . . I'll be out by 9 PM ~ out and blessed.
Here's hoping 2017 is a healthy and happy new year!!!!