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mother of josh, richard, and mutt. lover of books, yarn, and the quiet places. spinner, knitter, kayaker, survivor, vandweller, warrior.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

san francisco part 1

here ya go, heidi! ya wanted a pic......you got two!!!! i tried for an hour to put a pic on myspace< but it wouldn't go. so i put them here. happy now :-) ?

Thursday, July 17, 2008

carrots

******this is a copy of a post i made at vandwellers******


okay, so I live on magical bluffs overlooking the ocean, and a beach where the
rainbow family has an encampment. I love it here :-)

i'm eating a can of carrots for supper. Straight out of the can. I adore canned
carrots, and i'm too lazy to cook, so this works for me. I had a huge lunch of
ramen noodles and clams and red and green bell peppers and garlic, so there is
nothing pathetic about eating a can of carrots for supper.

I look up from my carrots to see a $20 bill being held out by some guy.

now, my first inclination is to stab him with something, because I think he
wants a sexual favor, and by god a sexual favor from me is gonna cost you a lot
more than $20......like maybe your life, or at least a private part. Then I see
that this is a really old guy with a nice smile on his face saying "i want you
to have this".

he's looking compassionately at my can of carrots.

So I try to explain that I love carrots and i'm very happy with carrots because
I had a feast for lunch, and thank-you very much but I don't need your money but
he stops me and says "i've never seen anyone so contented eating carrots
before". I laugh out loud because he's so sincere and because he's right.

He hands me the money and says "you can share it with your friends" and waves an
arm out over the harbor to the beach where the rainbow family is camped around
their smokey driftwood fires, and I suddenly get it......he thinks I am one of
the rainbow kids, on a break from panhandling at the mcdonalds on ocean drive.

So I am gonna check the rearview mirror.....do I look that funky?.....and then
drive over to the mcd's and surprise some of the kids with a little windfall $20
bill.

Life gets better and better every day :-)

Friday, July 11, 2008

the west coast!!!

I MADE IT!!!! on tuesday, july 8th, i made it to the pacific ocean. i cried as i drove down ocean drive towards the pomo bluffs, right at the intersection of highways 20 and 1.
the view out of the back hatch of the van.......

van pics




here are the pics of my current set-up, as requested by some of you. if there are any specific questions or requests, lety me know!!!!