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

Saturday, August 23, 2008


Yes, that is correct, I am turning 55 today. Kind of scary! But, there is a silver lining. I can get 10% off at Ross on Tuesdays, and now I can go to Denny’s and order from the Senior Menu. Well, I really don’t like Denny’s, but I have found a few bargains at Ross over the years.

My two daughters and I are heading up to Santa Monica. We’ll stay at a nice “beachy” hotel. For dinner, it would have to be Italian (maybe some risotto or gnocchi, and chianti), where we will watch the sun set over the Historic Santa Monica Pier, which was built in 1909. We’ll do a little shopping at the Third Street Promenade and tomorrow find a great place for breakfast before we head home.

While hubby is sunning himself in the Adriatic, we will be soaking up some rays in LA!!

Have a great weekeend!


Twyla and Lindsey said...

Linda, I hope your birthday was as fantastic as you are! Twyla

janie said...

Buon compleanno! Hope your birthday in LA was fabulous and you found some great Italian food!

Lisa said...

Happy Birthday, girl!!!
double nickles, you crack me up. I hope you have a beautiful day, it certainly sounds like you will!
Thanks for the lil advice for my -friend- on her kindergarteners school teacher..
happy bday--ol lady!!!
coastal nest

Sandy said...

Happy Birthday Linda! ENJOY!

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Oh! Happy Late birthday!! Sounds like you truly know how to treat yourself to the good things!!

Go ahead, plan on Tahiti...or even Brazil for the next one!!

Linda Lou said...

Thanks for all the birthday wishes-hopefully you are still in your 40's and haven't even reached the big 50 yet!

Lisa said...

Hey LL,
I take it you had a great Bday, (oldlady)..kidding kidding.. Mines coming up very soon and will be sporting 43, I really dont care. Im down with it.

we just have our website, no shopping.. just window shopping. BUT if you see anything in the photos, if I have it still, ill get you a price.. in pinecone hill or any of Anne Selkes other companies, I can get anything in the line for ya.
Thanks for asking!!
its me, out at the beach!
coastal Nest

Pat said...

Happy Birthday Linda!

I turned double nichols this year also!

Hope you ahd a wonderful celebration!