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

Sunday, October 26, 2008


I have been tagged by Lisa at Coastal Nest to share seven random things about me:

I have been married twice, once in New York, to my first boyfriend, second time and LAST TIME to Steve for 21 years

I have an intense fear of spiders, pretty much from the age of about 9 when my cousin informed me there was a daddy long legs climbing up my neck

I have walked two marathons for Team In Training, one in Honolulu, Hawaii and one in San Francisco, in honor of my daughter, Courtney, a leukemia survivor

I have had an addiction to General Hospital in the past – I have finally kicked the addiction, since I stopped working in January, now my addiction is BLOGGING!!

I love to dance, but it seems the only time I do is at weddings, think I missed my calling as a ballerina!

Travel is my true passion-my best friend and I planned our first trip to Europe on the famous $5.00 a day book, while we took the Long Island railroad train into NYC to our jobs. We were 19; it stirred such a longing to see the world!!

Back in the 70’s when I was married to the first husband, I was really into Transcendental Meditation, otherwise known as TM. Twice a day I sat down and meditated, with my very own mantra. Our entire life revolved around Maharishi and finding “bliss” I am still trying to find bliss, but I don’t meditate anymore, I pray!!

I am not going to tag anyone, but if you want to share some random things about yourself, go
for it!!


Anonymous said...

Did you take that trip that you planned way back then? I worked in a book store back then and used to sit with that same book and plan my dream trip and I never got to take it because none of my friends had the money to go!

SeaWorthy said...

Interesting, girl!
Thanks for playing, such an interesting chick!
coastal nest

Sabina said...

This was so interesting to read!! Sometimes these little games of tag can be so fun!!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

I am so thrilled for you that Courtney is a survivor! That must be the happiest thing in your life. I loved hearing about your background. I bet you have lots of stories to tell! Have a very nice week and Happy Halloween! Twyla

MIMILEE said...

I loved reading your random things about yourself! Very interesting. I just love hearing about other people's life experiences. I am now addicted to BLOGGING too! We have that in common for sure! I am so happy to hear that your daughter survived Leukemia. That is so wonderful. I have a friend who's daughter (2yearsold) is just beginning her battle with that dreaded disease. So far , so good! It is amazing how much medical science has done towards curing that disease. Good to hear also you have put your faith in God and prayer too! Sometimes we have to experiment to find out the real source of our stability!
Glad I found your blog! I will be back!

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

I also want to know if you took that trip!!

I love learning random things about people. The funny thing is, most people that know me well would find it random that I (a) have a blog/am addicted to blogs, and that on my blog I (2) talk about going to yard sales! They would likely find both hysterical. :-)

Good for you for walking marathons! Cancer. Sucks. I can't even be nice when I talk about it. I'm so happy that your daughter is a *survivor*, and noticed the first day I came to your blog your banner supporting the cause.

Capegirl said...

Southern California- nirvana

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Thank you! I had a fun Birthday. Now it's on to Christmas!

~j~ said...

Love all that you shared! It's really fun to get tagged and get to know other blog readers. You have a wonderful life Linda, thank you for letting us get to know you.