CUCINA CARA MIA.......Random thoughts from "my dear kitchen" about food, travel, Italy, San Diego and life!

Friday, July 11, 2008


It is so humid out today. Reminds me of the summers back in New York. It’s “Why is my hair so frizzy”? Weather. Not really a beach day, I require sunshine when I go to the beach, I also require myself to lose 25 pounds, but that isn’t gonna happen by the end of summer, so I just require sunshine. I thought about yesterday’s post and thought it was a little depressing. But, I am sharing my life here, and for a long time dealing with my daughter’s illness was a very big part of our lives.

We finally got our wood floors installed and I LOVE THEM, but of course, now everything looks so dark next to them. I guess I didn’t think about that when I spent over 2 months researching wood species, prices and installers. A little trip to two of my favorite stores for deals, Marshall’s and T.J. Maxx could solve some decorating blunders. I wanted to lighten things up a bit in the dining room. I got all three pieces for under $20.00! The roses are from the first white rose bush in my garden.

Good News!! Gas is only $4.35 per gallon at ARCO!!

Told you it was random…


eastcoast Kathy said...

L, Your random thoughts have set me down in a quiet place where the piles of papers and to-do lists do not exist. I love your voice - keep it up!


Lisa said...

Your floors look very nice! I love them with all your dark wood and light accents. If it were me helping you out.. you know, inserting my unsolicited advice.. I would find a really nice large print of something light to go over your buffet and hopefully it would have a nice dark frame on it. Then your room would look soooooo polished. Its really lovely!
Thanks for stopping by my Coastal NEst,
out at the beach..

Pat said...

I need to lsoe much more than 25 pounds so don't feel bad :-) Yep --humid here in NY and I don't have central air!

Your floors look very nice! I love your white accersories.

Hugs, Pat

PS- I wonder why your name is not a clickable link when you leave a comment on my blog or in e-mail? I thought you gave up your blog and just used this name to leave comments. I wonder if you disabled your name in the "security" section in your blog format?

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

I love your wood floors, they look really nice!

Happy weekend, and THANK YOU so much for your nice comment on my blog!


Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Hi Linda Lou (thats also a nickname of mine) Lovely floors...I like the dark furniture with it! We are over on the beach....the other beach (FL). I enjoyed perusing your blog. Thanks for your comments and helping with my bathroom!