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wife,mother, sister, daughter, artist, kayaker, lover of all things old, knitter, journal junkie, trash picker, furniture painter, marching to my own little drum, sherpa extraordinaire, tripping through the universe daily hoping God doesn't have a video camera.

Paintedhouse 52 follows:
  • His kind and gentle nature
  • His willingness to help others
  • His handiness (he was called Mr. Fix It by college roomates)
  • The way he leaves a multi-page note of instructions before every trip
  • How much others respect and like him
mar 19 2014 ∞
mar 19 2014 +
  • a good crab cake
  • linguini with white clam sauce
  • hush puppies
  • lobster bisque
  • fried clams
  • spring rolls
  • dim sum in China Town on a Sunday morning
  • Burmese food
  • hard shell tacos
  • curry dishes
  • california rolls
  • Pad Thai
  • pesto
  • gnocci with mustard sauce and roasted veggies
  • eggplant parmesan
  • chicken fried steak with mashed potatoes
  • dahl makhani
  • steamed clams in hot butter
  • popcorn
mar 30 2010 ∞
apr 14 2016 +
  • Panini Sandwich Maker
  • Nikon D60 Camera
  • A big bar of Karma soap from LUSH
  • Vintage VW Bus
mar 23 2010 ∞
mar 30 2010 +
  • driven across the united states in a motor home
  • driven across the united states in a small truck
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Greece
  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • The middle of nowhere in Oregon
  • San Diego
  • NYC
  • Anguilla
  • St. Martins
  • Canada
  • all over New England
  • Black's Beach
  • San Francisco
  • Monterrey
  • Bermuda on a cruise ship
mar 23 2010 ∞
mar 19 2014 +
  • meditation
  • My grandmother's sterling silver rosary
  • Incense
  • Letters to God
  • prayer
mar 22 2010 ∞
mar 31 2015 +
  • Learn how to felt old wool sweaters and make them in to blankets
  • Learn how to do mosaics
  • Make large scale collages and have them in a show
  • Make my own milk paint
  • Make my own chalk paint
  • Own a kiln
mar 19 2014 ∞
jun 19 2017 +
  • be a vegetarian for at least a year and not fall off the *vegetable cart
  • be an organized person
  • Buy a vintage VW Bus and travel across the county in it
  • Buy an old trailer and join Sisters on the Fly
  • Enter a pie eating contest
  • Go on a European kayaking tour
  • Go to Burning Man
  • Have a "library" in my home
  • have a game of Produce Bowling in the grocery store
  • Have a real studio
  • Hike the Appalachian Trail
  • learn how to cook Indian food and do it well
  • learn how to crochet
  • learn how to fly fish
  • Learn how to ride a motorcycle
  • Make a living doing something creative
mar 23 2010 ∞
mar 31 2015 +
  • lighting my program on fire with my little candle during my First Holy Communion
  • Full spinal surgery when I was 16 resulting in the wearing of a body cast for a year.
  • The births of my children
  • my first kayak race
  • the first time I hit a deer with my car
  • my first concert in high school (REO Speedwagon)
  • doing the City to Shore MS150
  • waking up on a REMOTE ranch in Oregon after having arrived the night before in total darkness; It took my breath away.
  • kayaking at dawn on the lake in New Hamspshire
  • kissing the Blarney Stone
  • getting my first apartment
  • moving out of my old house
  • my 365 Flickr self-portrait project
  • starting my first blog
mar 23 2010 ∞
jun 19 2017 +
  • The Time Traveler's Wife
  • The Griffin and Sabine series
  • The Blue Notebook by James Levine
  • There once lived a woman who tried to kill her neighbor's baby
  • by Ludmilla Petrushvskaya
  • Omnibus by Roald Dahl
  • East of Eden by John Steinbeck
  • Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
  • Prosperity by Charles Fillmore
  • Dry by Augusten Burroughs
  • Magical Thinking by Augusten Burroughs
  • Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto
  • Goodbye Tsugumi by Banana Yoshimoto
  • The Twilight series
  • The Harry Potter Series
  • Belladonna: A Novel of Revenge (Hardcover) by Karen Moilin
  • Delta of Venus by Anais Nin
  • All books by SARK
  • Walking in this World by Julia Cameron
mar 23 2010 ∞
mar 30 2010 +
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mar 19 2014 ∞
mar 19 2014 +
  • 360 degree view fire place
  • Huge bathroom with a 6 foot tub that sleeps 2 comfortably
  • Out building to be used as my studio space
  • basic woodworking shop with table saw, band saw, jig saw and drill press
  • functioning auto shop with air compressor hydraulic lift and auto painting area
  • fire place in Master Bedroom
  • Giant shower stall with multiple shower heads and heated floors
  • Indoor/Outdoor olympic pool
  • Kitchen with two ovens
  • His and her walk-in closets
  • fully equiped fitness room
  • Large body of water/lake for kayaks, fly fishing and open *water swims
  • Natural gas outdoor grill with brick BBQ area
  • Green House and huge potting shed
mar 23 2010 ∞
mar 23 2010 +
  • my husband
  • my kids
  • my family
  • self-help books
  • good yarn
  • black and white photos
  • organic apple red tea by Tazo
  • kayaking
  • long bike rides on flat trails
  • cooking something new
  • watching my husband cross every finish line
  • sitting in a chair at the ocean's edge
  • looking for sea shells
  • the number 52
  • lazy days in the hammock
  • my journal
  • my creativity
  • my grandmother's silver rosary beads
  • a sailor doll from the Queen Elizabeth II
mar 23 2010 ∞
jun 19 2017 +
  • coffee brewing when I come downstairs in the morning
  • lemongrass
  • sizzling bacon
  • Karma Soap by LUSH
  • Steaks on the grill
  • Clean laundry
  • fresh cotton sheets on the bed
  • a fresh cut lawn
  • pine trees
  • fires at a campsite
  • vanilla beans
  • brand new books
  • cookies baking
  • pies cooling
  • New age shops
  • incense
  • peppermint hand soap
  • eucalyptus spearmint massage oil
mar 23 2010 ∞
mar 31 2015 +