Travel – Despite the aggravations of security screening, I love to hop on a plane or train. Italy is my first choice, but I’ve traveled extensively through Europe, China and Africa. Study Italian – Because when I am in Italy, I want to be able to talk to people, and the language sounds so beautiful. Write – No, not always about Italy, but I write about life and about Chuck, my crazy orange and white tabby cat and his twin sister Ella. If you have a moment, sneak a peek at my blog (Hot Blogging With Chuck) to catch up on Chuck and his latest adventure as he travels the world with me. Hang out with my family – I have a large family and four lovely sisters and we have Girlz Night Out as often as we can get away. Need I say more? Grow things – I grow fresh herbs. And lilies in my backyard. Cook – I like to cook, and I love to pull out one of Giada’s cookbooks and pick out a recipe and voila–create a taste sensation! Listen to Puccini – Something about his music sets my heart on fire. Read – Of course, but I read everything. Love all genres. I belong to two book groups and enjoy highbrow literary masterpieces as well as the popular fiction that most people devour. Eat pizza – No need to explain. Get the latest gadget – No, I’m not an official techie, but I do love gadgets. I have a MacBook Air and the i phone 6S, and I lie awake in breathless anticipation for the latest innovation. Bring them on.