I couldn’t sleep last night. Instead of counting sheep I started making lists. I love lists; ten best movies, ten best beaches, what’s in what’ s out, lists like that. My newest list, barely ten hours old is TWELVE THINGS I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT. I would love to read what’s on your list. Just click on comments and list away.
My morning coffee, made in a Bodum single cup French Press. I have one cup a day.
Soaking in my lavender-scented bath.
My Mother’s deep blue teapot. It was a wedding present eighty-two years ago and one of the few things I have of my Mother’s.
The far horizons from every window of my home; Mount Baker, Golden Ears, North Shore and Sunshine coast mountains and ships navigating the Fraser River.
Boxes and boxes of ivory candles. I light candles all the time even in the daytime, a habit I developed while living in Amsterdam. On a rainy day it chases the gloom away.
Always stacks and stacks of books and magazines on my bedside table.
My Canon digital camera.
The dozens of family photographs in every room. I want my family and friends around me always.
My sewing machines;a fifty-three year old black mammoth of a Singer, and my slender white Elna
My chef’s knife. It fit’s so perfectly into my hand it becomes an extension of me. I’ve been known to take it with me when I am going to be cooking in someone else’s kitchen.
My secateurs and transplanting spade from Lee Valley Tools (I guess that count’s as two)
An almost lifesize painting entitled The Anniversary by former artist-in-residence University of Regina Angela Sweetman