Wednesday, February 23, 2011


I'm good at them...I like to make them.  This is my list of current things I want.  In no particular order.

  • I want to return to a time or place when I wasn't even thought of yet (think 17th/18th century Ireland and 19th century North America).  Lately I can't help but think about the past and our history and wonder how on earth we got to the "place" we're at now on this earth.  My fascination with history grows everyday...I long for simpler times and basic household living.  Don't get me wrong, I love my computer, but baking a simple loaf of bread gives me more pleasure than buying a new purse or pair of shoes or video game.  I want to can jam and pickles and make apple butter.  I want to make clothing (even though I don't even know where to begin)...I hope to one day be a "1950's housewife" yet still maintain my own identity and not "obey" my husband but work beside him to run a happy household.
  • I want, and need, to visit Ireland.  In the last 5ish years I've been trying to piece together my family tree.  I'm at a road block right now but for as far as I did get, I'm a whole lotta Irish.  Throw in some Acadian and French Canadian and Native in there....and I'm pretty sure some Scottish as well....but all in all, mostly Irish.  I have found a certain "village" in Ireland where my mother's family originates from and I have a very strong urge to visit there...particularly the graveyards.
  • I want to learn.  There are so many things that I am interested in doing and learning about...the list is virtually endless.  Before I'm 50 I hope to take a number of courses at the local college.
  • I want more time to bake.  I love baking.  I love seeing the joy and satisfaction on people's faces when they're eating my baked goods.  I want to learn more about it (see above) and hope to take the baker's certification course in the future.  I don't plan to have it as a career because I don't want to HAVE to do is a hobby and I fear my love of baking would diminish if I were forced to do so everyday.
  • I want to learn to sew (see the first "I want").  I want to make my children's Halloween costumes and sew my own clothing/costumes.
  • I want to join a "living historical group" such as the Lincoln Militia.  This ties in with my growing love and fascination with history of course.  This also ties in with learning to sew.
  • I want to sharpen my tarot skills.  I know how to read them as a basic, I would like to be able to rely on them when I have a difficult decision or be able to help my friends in the same situation.
  • I want my good friend Sarah's son to get better.  If you're new here, you can read about him in previous entries but as a quick recap, he's suffering from AML.  He's 9 years old.  He just had a bone marrow transplant with the marrow being donated by his little sister.  He is currently dealing with Liver Failure.  He has been through a ridiculous amount of crap in his short life and I just want things to go back to normal for him and his family so that he can enjoy life again.  He is constantly on my mind and I am praying that he recovers quickly from this setback.

I'll be back with more lists in the near future.  I find it's a simpler way for me to get my feelings out of my head.  I like it :)

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