Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Wish list Wednesday...

   Since last weeks wish list was postponed due to the electric going out and frying the modem, it got me thinking about emergencies, power falures and *SHUDDER* hurricanes.





   So my practical wish this week is....




   Aladdin Mantle lamps... they put off a lot more light than candles and other wick type lamps... or so a lot of bloggers out there have told me.  With the lights going off during storms.... or when the power company trims the trees and knocks it out by accident....these would we great to have around.







   You should see the collection they have.  If you think they are too expensive for emergencies only, plan a lights out family night.  Light the lamps, pull out the boardgames, and reconnect with those strangers  who live under your roof.

  Of course I already have candles, flashlights and wick lanterns...but would you just look how these look. Who wouldn't want one.











    Of course my all time wish for this situation would be....



   Lights go out a minute later... let there be light.  It should even keep the modem up. Oh and the freezer going, that is always a good thing. 

And lets not forget the coffee maker...



Coleman 14-Cup Enamelware Coffee Percolator
I guess I need one of these until then.








    What would I wish to learn....

    How to knit. My Aunt Darla taught me when I was little but I forgot.  I really would like to learn again and get good at it. 



The types of yarn out there are so great. The colors are pretty and the varieties.  Wool...what kind? Alpaca, cashmere, merino, washable wool, blended.

   Of course, I can crochet and I love it. But the patterns you can create with knitted stitches are so great. I would love to be able to make my own funky socks and sweaters.







   Who do I wish I could have lunch with this week, hmmm....




     How about Ron Howard... yep, Opie, Richie Cunningham...him.

Henry Winkler and Ron HowardImage by New England Secession via Flickr

   And of course, my last wish is that the DSL is never down and my muses are always up.
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6 comments:

Lori said...

Enjoyed your wishlist. Great idea. How about a generator to solve all the electrical problems? I know, not terribly decorative. But practical - yes. :)

And Ron Howard. Great choice. He has certainly had an interesting life and seems to be very well centered to have started life as a child actor. Must have fabulous parents! For all his fame and accomplishment, he still seems like the 'boy next door' doesn't he? Nice. :)

Bossy Betty said...

Good choices all around!!!

The Words Crafter said...

OOooo, I love lamps and candles! I gave away my last lamp; you just made me want to go out and get a couple new ones :)

May your dsl never, ever go out again. Ever!

Laura Eno said...

I like your last wish! Those lamps are beautiful but ouch! I can't believe those prices!

Deirdra Eden-Coppel said...

I love your site! Your blog was nominated for the Inspiring Blog Award.

Go to http://astorybookworld.blogspot.com/p/awards.html and pick up your award.
~Deirdra

Theres just life said...

Lori, Hi. Yes I bet Ron would be a very interesting person to talk to.
Betty, Thank you
Word Crafter, I love candles and lamps, but it is really hard to read with candles.
Lori, I know, but they are beautiful. We have gotten hit with 2 hurricanes within a 3 year period. Both times the electric was off for 2 or more weeks. They may be worth it.
Deirdra, Thank you for the award it is beautiful and so is your site. I will do a post on it soon for everyone to enjoy.