Sunday, August 15, 2010


I'm traveling, so I won't be posting for a little while (again). I know...I know! I just got back into blogland and now I'm MIA again! But, it won't be long----I PROMISE! My husband is a professor, and we're taking a little vacation before the chaos of the Fall Term begins!

Although I don't have a card to share, I do have my first ever "RAMBLINGS" post! I've been wanting to do a post like this for a while now especially since I have enjoyed reading similar posts written by Paulina, Michele, Ginny, Ayana, Karen, etc. So, here goes:

  • I love to cook (and EAT) all different kinds of foods: Italian, Indian, Chinese, German, Irish, Mexican, etc. It's like an art form to me.
  • I often stay up really late at night reading! Some of my favorites are Alexander McCall Smith's series and James Patterson.
  • I once hula hooped for over 3 hours to try to win a trip to Hawaii!! This was when I was in my mid-twenties, living in Pittsburgh! It was a contest called Hulapalooza sponsored by a local radio station!! Can you imagine? Hula-hooping for over 3 hours and then not even winning the contest? HA! I made it down to the final four, then I dropped my hoop! Bummer! They ended up putting the final 3's names in a hat and drawing a winner!
  • I'm a HUGE fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers!! (kind of a given since I grew up in the Burgh!)
  • I have two college degrees and still don't know what I want to do when I grow up!
  • My favorite quote these days is "What if you just KNEW everything was working out perfectly?" It's on a magnet on my fridge. Sometimes life takes unexpected twists and turns. We encounter hurdles and challenges. We struggle, we succeed, we adjust, we fail. And, we don't always know why things are working out a certain way. This quote helps to remind me that everything happens for a reason. And even though we may not understand that "reason" right now, we must trust that it exists and is part of a bigger plan.
Well, I hope you enjoyed my ramblings! Leave me a comment so I can come visit your blog!!!

Have a GREAT week! Let me know if you're going to be at the Rubber Stamp and Scrapbook Expo in Colorado Springs on Saturday, August 21st!!! I'm planning to be there all day and would LOVE to meet up with you!


Jenny said...

OH I love this! I may have to do one of my own =)I can't believe you hooped for 3 hrs! WoW! What fun! GREAT frig mag! Keep trusting life has bigger plans for you!

Ayana Posadas said...

Ahh! You're leaving AGAIN!!! You just came back!... I guess i'll have to go through my "Bellalistona Withdrawals" again. LoL!
Ok, so WOW... I cannot believe you Hula-hooped for 3 hours!!!... I literally cannot hula-hoop to save my life! I've never been able to. It's so embarrassing. I've tried so many times, but it just drops to the floor after like 3 seconds. LoL
By the way... I'm so jealous of everybody who is going to the stamp show in Colorado. I really wish I could go too, so that I could meet all you wonderful girls!... Maybe some other time, though. :(
Hope you have lots of fun!

Michele Gross said...

Ha ha love the hoola hoop story! Awesome! So glad you did a ramblings post :D Looking forward to seeing you on Saturday!!!! You know where to find me!!

Karen B. said...

Oh I LOVE this post! Love getting to know just a bit more about you. I LOVE James Patterson too! What are your degrees in? Hope your vacation will be fun!

Courtney Baker said...

So fun to learn more about you! I hope you have a great trip!

Paulina said...

Lisa! Yippee! I'm so glad you have taken on the ramblings post- I LOVED getting to know you better! :)

Oh my word, I cannot believe you hula hooped for 3 hours!! I can't even do it for 3 minutes! Okay, I can on the Wii, but that totally doesn't count. ;)

Hope you do another one of these posts in the future! *hugs*