A Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon to help me read my new Hebrew-English Tanakh.

Winter World by Bernd Heinrich (his other books look interesting, too).

These iittala teacups and saucers from the Teema line, in white. These are like the ones we have at home - a gift from friends in Finland.

Likewise, the Snufkin mug by Arabia (I also like the Snork Maiden, Moominmamma and Moominpappa) that match the Moomintroll and Love mugs that I already have and cherish.

(the iittala Kartio small tumblers are also fabulous... I don't crave designer clothes, just dishes...)

Purple, red, or grey-blue calligraphy ink.

Pablo Neruda's Veinte poemas de amor y una cancion desesperada (Twenty love poems and a song of despair) or Libro de las preguntas (Book of Questions), in a bilingual edition (both Spanish and English).

A barrette in a Celtic knotwork pattern, made of a silver-colored metal like pewter, with open spaces between the strands of the "knot".

'Midsummer's Night,' an album by traditional Irish group Dervish.

An artist's easel - foldable, perhaps portable.

'Leaving Friday Harbor,' by Battlefield Band.

. . . : : : :: :: :: ::: ::: ::::Old wishes (already granted):::: ::: ::: :: :: :: : : : . . .

Black knee socks that stay up.

An attractive but simple leather belt.

A subscription to Science News weekly magazine.

Hiking boots that are not falling apart.

Waterproof boots that are not too warm to wear in class all day long (i.e. neither rubber nor insulated), and are also not silly-looking with jeans.

A winter hat that is not tightly knit - perhaps felted? - and thus doesn't produce "hat hair".

Vine charcoal (fat and skinny), Alphacolor Char-Kole, and white conté crayon to replace the supplies that someone apparently stole (?!?) out of my portfolio.

A non-stick skillet (large is nice!), not unlike Hollis'.

Another oversized flannel shirt to wear over t-shirts on days when I don't want to bother with dressing nicely. In a pretty plaid... greens?

A tin of Twinings Earl Grey tea.

© Elizabeth McDonald 2002

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