Tuesday, August 31, 2010

~ Wednesday Gratitude ~

I'm joining Heidi at Heart and Home for Gratitude Wednesday. Stop by her beautiful blog and join in! 
I have declared Sept 1st as Fall!!  Doesn't matter that it really isn't yet...very warm here, still in the 90's, however, it is supposed to be a bit cooler this week-end so we shall see.  I am just so sick of summer and the Texas heat that I cannot stand it.  I put my fall wreath on the door today as well as a new door mat.  I'm so grateful for the change in temps that are coming. Just a few pics of some of my favorite things about Fall ~  


I'm grateful that we have a change of seasons. As much as I love the beach, I could not live where it was warm all the time. I'm grateful for the ability to be outside more, to take long walks and breathe in the cool, crisp mornings.  I'm grateful for the many scents that we can enjoy ~ spices, pumpkins, apples, cinnamon, pinion wood burning in fireplaces or fire pits. I love fall clothes, PJ's, socks, jeans & t-shirts.  Simmering pots of soup, baking bread, pies, hot apple cider and strong coffee. Candles that cast a warm and cozy glow, beautiful pillows and throws scattered about and magazines that showcase the season.

Tell me what you're grateful for!
xoxo
Pat

Sunday, August 29, 2010

~ Getting To Know You ~


It's that time ~ time for GTKY.  Keely has enlisted the help of her bro-in-law for this week's questions. Stop by and check out her blog as well as the others that have joined.
The Q's.

1. If you accidently knick a car in a parking lot..Do you leave a note or do you get the heck out of there?
Fortunately, this hasn't happened to me but I would leave a note. I would want the same consideration.
 2. Love your body or plastic surgery?
If I had millions, yes ~ I would go for a few tucks.

3. What about your favorite blog(s) continues to drive you back?
The fact that the person is "real" ~ no pretentions.

4. What percent of your blog is BS just to make your life seem more interesting than it really is?
Nada ~

5. If you had to give up one type of meat for the rest of your life, what would it be?
I don't eat red meat now so that would remain the same.

6. How often to you eat out?
2-3 times a week ~

7. Skinny jeans or boot cut jeans?
In between style ~

8. If you caught your spouse cheating would you forgive, divorce, or plan your kill?
Well, I've "been there, done that" and divorce was my answer.  Forgive?  Yes   Forget?  No

xoxo
Pat

Friday, August 27, 2010

~ Follow Friday ~

It's Friday again and time to link up with Java for Follow Friday. Check out her great blog and join in the fun!
xoxo
Pat

Thursday, August 26, 2010

~ Sugar Free Strawberry Pie ~

This is something I just made up and it's easy peasy!  I had a recipe for a fresh strawberry pie however, it was more involved.  I was in a hurry the first time I tried this and didn't want to go to a lot of trouble so thought I'd just wing it.  Everyone seems to love them and I've been taking 2 nearly every Friday night when a group of friends get together to play cards.  ;-) I keep asking them if they want something else and their response is, "No, make them until the strawberries are out of the market."
Ingredients:
2 16oz. containers fresh strawberries
1 large box sugar free strawberry jello
2 low fat graham cracker crusts (or your choice)
1 8 oz. container sugar free Cool Whip
Splenda or sweetener of your choice for the berries

I wash & hull the strawberries & then slice them in halves/quarters.
I use a bit of Splenda (or you can use regular sugar) & sprinkle over them, cover and refrigerate. Sometimes I do this the night before....sometimes a few hours prior to finishing the pie.  Mix the jello with 2 cups boiling water and stir until completely dissolved. Add 1- 1/2 cups cold water and mix thoroughly. (You're going to have some juice from the berries.)  Allow this jello mixture to cool completely. Add the strawberries, including the juice.  Refrigerate for about an hour or until it is pretty well thickened.  You might stir it occasionally to keep the strawberries mixed. Once it is really thick, divide mixture between the 2 pie shells.  Refrigerate until set.  Top with the Cool Whip or use real whipped cream, if you so desire.  Chill thoroughly prior to serving.  I like to slice a whole strawberry into a "fan" and place on top of the pie...forgot and used them all this time!  ;-)  You can decorate any way you choose of course.

This is the jello/strawberry mixture thickened.
Garnish any way you choose!


Bon Appetit!
I'm linking this with Foodie Friday. Please stop by and see all of the other incredible recipes!


xoxo
Pat

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

~ Thank you, Candace! ~

Candace  is a new friend and an "almost" neighbor as she resides in Louisiana, Texas' neighbor on the East. This award means so much to me and I appreciate her thoughtfulness. I hope you will stop by her blog and read her warm and inviting posts! 


This Award also comes with rules. :-)  I am supposed to tell you 7 things about myself.  Hmmm....
~ I LOVE to sleep in. After having an alarm(s) forever, this is a wonderful gift of retirement.
~ I like to have my coffee right away ~ strong and with creamer, no sugar.
~ Fall feels like the beginning of a "new year" to me. Perhaps that is an old connection from    school days, who knows?  I am counting down the days now until we can really declare fall is   here and cooler temps can be enjoyed! On Sept 1st, my fall decor is out ~ ;-)
~ I am finding that "less is more" in my house (apt) now and am really clearing out, donating,   giving away and it feels so good!
~ I am really claustrophobic. It is difficult for me to be in a small space or a room with a lot of   people.  If I am, I need to be near a door...a way out, so to speak.
~ I love, love seafood ~ any kind really. I could eat some type daily and never tire of it.
~ Laughter is so important in my life!  I think that a great sense of humor is imperative.

I'd love to pass this award along, however, so many blogs are award free.  I'm going to ask that if you would like, please take this award, share 7 things about yourself on your blog and then pass it on! Thank you again, Candace!  I feel so blessed ~ <3
xoxo
Pat

Sunday, August 22, 2010

~ Getting To Know You ~

I'm joining Keely again today for GTKY.  Stop by her blog and join in...and visit the other peeps that are playing. 
The Q's.
1. If you could host a Reality TV show, which one would it be?
I would host a "Real Texas Housewives" show ~ no crazies need apply. ;-)

2. Do you put your seatbelt on before or after you start the car?
I've never thought about this...everything's so automatic. It's either before or while I'm waiting for the car to 'warm up' a bit.  My step-dad always told me to let the motor run a bit before moving the car.

3. Shave or hair removal cream?
Both ~

4. What's your favorite feature in a house?
A LARGE, functional, beautiful, fully appointed kitchen!

5. What is your favorite "Fall" scent?
Does it matter? ;-)  LOVE them all...apples, cinnamon, cinn-vanilla, spicy scents!

6. What tv show are you looking forward to seeing the most this Fall??
I haven't really thought about it...trying to avoid a lot of TV.

7. Personal Shopper or Personal Chef?
I'll take the Chef please ~

8. What is the first word that comes to mind when you think of "Fall"?
Cooler temps, being outside, pumpkins, changing leaves, all the incredible scents, soup, baking bread, jeans, Halloween, making wreaths...uh, I guess that's more than "first" word huh?
xoxo
Pat

Friday, August 20, 2010

~ Follow Friday ~


TGIF!  At least for many people it is.  I'm linking up with Java today for Follow Friday.  Please stop by her blog and join in...or take a few minutes to visit the other blogs.  Fun!
xoxo
Pat

Thursday, August 19, 2010

~ Friends VS Texas Friends ~


I know I complain about the Texas summer heat but hey, there's some good stuff too!  ;-)

FRIENDS: Never ask for food.
TEXAS FRIENDS: Always bring the food.


FRIENDS: Will say 'hello'.
TEXAS FRIENDS: Will give you a big hug and a kiss.


FRIENDS: Call your parents Mr. And Mrs.
TEXAS FRIENDS: Call your parents Mom and Dad.


FRIENDS: Have never seen you cry.
TEXAS FRIENDS: Cry with you.


FRIENDS: Will eat at your dinner table and leave.
TEXAS FRIENDS: Will spend hours there, talking, laughing, playing dominoes or cards and just being together.


FRIENDS: Know a few things about you.
TEXAS FRIENDS: Could write a book with direct quotes from you.


FRIENDS: Will leave you behind if that's what the crowd is doing.
TEXAS FRIENDS: Will kick the whole crowds' back-ends that left you.


FRIENDS: Would knock on your door.
TEXAS FRIENDS: Walk right in and say, 'I'm home!'.


FRIENDS: will visit you in the hospital when you're sick.
TEXAS FRIENDS: will cut your grass and clean your house then come spend the night with you in the hospital and cook for you when you come home.


FRIENDS: have you on speed dial.
TEXAS FRIENDS: have your number memorized.


FRIENDS: Are for a while.
TEXAS FRIENDS: Are for life.


FRIENDS: Might ignore this.
TEXAS FRIENDS: Will share this with all their Texas Friends and those who once lived in Texas.

xoxo
Pat

Monday, August 16, 2010

~ Meet Me on Monday ~

Good Monday morning!  I'm joining  "Java" today for a Blog hop.  Stop by her blog and join in.

1. What is your favorite dessert?
So many...it's difficult to choose.  I think I would choose pie ~ most any kind!

 2. What do you wear to bed?
Something soft...no silky/nylon stuff...weird, I know but I just can't stand those fabrics in sleepwear. I like cute PJ's, especially during the winter.  I also like boxer shorts and t's in hotter temps.

 3. Do you get regular manicures/pedicures?
I do!  I don't pay a ton of $$$....sometimes my sister-in-love does them for me, which is a blessing. I feel like this is something that I owe to myself.  ;-)


4. Did you play any sports in high school?
Nope, I've never been athletic....or coordinated.

 5. Do you have an iPod?
Don't fall out here....but no, I don't.  Can you even imagine?   ;-)

xoxo
Pat

Sunday, August 15, 2010

~ Getting To Know You ~



Hey, it's Sunday Funday again!  I'm joining  Keely at Mannland5 again for GTKY.  Stop by her blog and join in....you can visit all the other folks that are participating too.

The Q's.
1. What kind of athlete has the hottest body?
I think that baseball and football players do!  Football is my favorite sport and those guys rock ~ ;-)

 
2. Are you a planner or a procrastinator?
Both!  I love to plan...and I do procrastinate.

 
3. Diet or regular (soda)?
I try not to drink any but if I do, they are leaded. I cannot do Diet drinks due to the Aspartame. It triggers migraines for me and it really is a deadly poison.

 
4. What's your one "must have" for Fall?
Just one?  Fall is my favorite time of year and I get so excited about the cooler temps, crisp air, foliage changing and the clothes!  I guess if I have  (*pouts*) to choose one thing, it would be shoes/boots.

5. What's your favorite fast food restaurant?
Well, I try not to indulge in fast food but.......Sonic has the BEST cranberry-limeade! I am totally addicted to it and love their happy hour.  :-)  I also love McD's bacon/egg/cheese biscuit.  Chick Fil-A has rockin' sandwiches and Chipotle's guac is good.  One thing about where I live now though is that I have to deliberately drive to one of these so I'm being a good girl!

 
6. What do you think is the sexiest profession for a guy?
Fireman, hands down!  ;-)

 7. Did you wear braces?
Nope ~

8. Would you rather have a guy that's super sexy or kind?
Aren't these traits one and the same?
xoxo
Pat

Saturday, August 14, 2010

~ Just checking in.... ~

I have had a crazy, busy week and not online much at all. I've had so much going on and couldn't think of anything original to post. Do you ever have these moods?  :-)   I typed up an appraisal for a friend re: heavy equipment. Learned a lot about the subject too.  Was great to have some extra $$$ too!  Had an incredible hair cut from a new guy ~ just wish he were around to blow it dry, etc., daily.  Doesn't look quite the same when I do it.  Final check-up with the eye doctor and an all clear!  Both eyes are healed and I'm extremely pleased and grateful.  Played cards with friends last night and had a great potluck too...salads, veggies, fruits, crackers, you name it.  My daughter and I went to see "Eat, Pray, Love" today and then had lunch at the Cheesecake Factory. We loved the movie but I understand a lot of folks don't.  Oh well.....  The sound track is a must I think!  I will be looking for that right away.  We had appetizers as it was just so hot outside ~ heavy foods are out right now.  I also found an incredible drink on the menu called "Georgia Peach".  Oh my!  Vodka, Peach Schnapps, peaches and raspberries all blended with crushed ice. Light, refreshing and so delicious!  I ordered the Chicken Samosas and she got the Vietnamese Tacos.  Both were great and we shared. The Vietnamese dish was superb!  The "taco" part was very different....not what we would normally call a taco...very light and the filling quite tasty.  A fun day and a chance to do something different.  What are you doing this weekend?

xoxo
Pat

Monday, August 9, 2010

~ The Year...1910 ~

1910 Ford Model R

This will boggle your mind, I know it did mine!

1910 ~ One hundred years ago.
What a difference a century makes!
Here are some statistics for the Year 1910:

The average life expectancy for men was 47 years.
Fuel for this car was sold in drug stores only.
Only 14 percent of the homes had a bathtub.
Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone.
There were only 8,000 cars and only 144 miles of paved roads.
The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.
The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower !
The average US wage in 1910 was 22 cents per hour.
The average US worker made between $200 and $400 per year.
A competent accountant could expect to earn $2000 per year, a dentist $2,500 per year, a veterinarian between $1,500 and $4,000 per year, and a mechanical engineer about $5,000 per year.
More than 95 percent of all births took place at HOME.
Ninety percent of all Doctors had NO COLLEGE EDUCATION! Instead, they attended so-called medical schools, many of which were condemned in the press AND the government as 'substandard.'
Sugar cost four cents a pound.
Eggs were fourteen cents a dozen.
Coffee was fifteen cents a pound.
Most women only washed their hair once a month, and used Borax or egg yolks for shampoo. (Can you even imagine???)
Canada passed a law that prohibited poor people from entering into their country for any reason.
The Five leading causes of death were:
1. Pneumonia and influenza
2. Tuberculosis
3. Diarrhea
4. Heart disease
5. Stroke
The American flag had 45 stars.
The population of Las Vegas , Nevada , was only 30!!!!
Crossword puzzles, canned beer, and iced tea hadn't been invented yet.
There was no Mother's Day or Father's Day.
Two out of every 10 adults couldn't read or write and only 6 percent of all Americans had graduated from high school.
Marijuana, heroin, and morphine were all available over the counter at the local corner drugstores.
Back then pharmacists said, 'Heroin clears the complexion, gives buoyancy to the mind, regulates the stomach and bowels, and is, in fact, a perfect guardian of health'.
( Shocking? )
Eighteen percent of households had at least one full-time servant or domestic help. (I could handle that!)
There were about 230 reported murders in the ENTIRE U.S.A. !
I have now shared this without typing it myself...with others all over the WORLD - all in a matter of seconds! Try to imagine what it may be like in another 100 years.

IT STAGGERS THE MIND!!

xoxo
Pat

Sunday, August 8, 2010

~ Getting To Know You ~

Another Sunday, another Funday, and time link up with Keely for GTKY.  Check out her blog and those that have already joined in.  Come on, you can play too!

The Q's.
1. Do you think mustaches are sexy?
Sometimes....I think it depends on who is wearing one.

2. What's the last concert you've been to?
I don't even remember....

3 What was your favorite 80's sitcom?
The Golden Girls

4. Were you named after anyone?
Someone in a romance novel my mother read.

5. When you buy new clothes, do you wash before wearing?
Sometimes...

6. If you didn't blog, what would you do with your spare time?
Probably get a lot of things accomplished but where would the fun be?

7. What is your favorite department store?
Anthro, Chico's, Target...

8. If you were to get Laser Hair Removal..where would you get it?
Chin
Hope you have a great day!
xoxo
Pat

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

~ Wednesday Gratitude ~

It's Wednesday already...and time to join Heidi once again to share our gratitude and blessings. I hope you will stop by her beautiful blog and visit as well as check out the others that have joined in!

My gratitude list is kinda short this week ~ but I'm certainly not short on being blessed.  One thing was this post, in case you missed it, Monday FunMy daughter and I had a wonderful day!
 ~ Air conditioning is also at the top of my list ~ we're back to the triple digits with a heat index warning through the weekend I believe.  It's just so hot that the forecast is 100+ daily and they all meld together. 
 ~ The internet is so fab ~ being able to connect with friends all over the world is incredible. I just have to remind myself that the written word is still very important.  Do you enjoy receiving "snail mail" as much as I do?  Of course, that means the fun kind...not the bills or junk mail.
~ Choices ~ I think sometimes this amazing ability is overlooked.  We have a choice each moment as to how we are going to spend our precious time and how we are going to respond to whatever. That blessing is huge when you think about other parts of the world and the limitations imposed on the people...especially women. So, in the words of Mary Oliver, "What are you going to do with (the rest of) this one wild and precious life?"

Have a wonder*filled rest of the week and weekend!
xoxo
Pat

~ The Top 6 Excuses for Clutter ~

Why people can’t let go of stuff and how to outwit those hoarding instincts.

“If I get rid of this wedding vase, I’ll feel guilty.”
Solution: People feel a responsibility to be good stewards of things, says Randy Frost, a professor of psychology at Smith College, in Northampton, Massachusetts, and a coauthor of Buried in Treasures ($17, amazon.com). Especially items they’ve been given by or inherited from a loved one. Getting rid of a present feels like disrespecting the giver. But remember the true meaning of gifts.
“When you receive a present,” says Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan, an interior designer in New York City and the founder of ApartmentTherapy.com, “your duty is to receive it and thank the giver―not to keep the gift forever.” That goes for items you inherit. “Ask yourself, ‘How many things do I really need to honor this person’s memory?’” says Frost. Select a few objects with strong associations to your late grandmother, say, and keep them in places where you’ll see them. Let the rest go to people who want them more than you do. Likewise, don’t be shy about admitting a mistake you made and moving on. The $120 pair of heels you bought last spring that pinch? Cut yourself some slack and give them away.

“I think this brooch/chair/ugly knickknack might be valuable again.”
Solution: When you hear the appraisers on Antiques Roadshow say that someone’s grandmother’s old Bakelite bracelets would now fetch $500, it’s easy to wonder whether your vintage piece might be worth a bundle. Stop guessing and find out what the item in question is truly worth. Take a 10-minute spin on eBay, searching for an item similar to yours. (Click on “Advanced Search,” then “Completed Listings Only.”) If the sale prices look promising―or if you can’t find equivalent items―consider having the item appraised by an expert. Many local auction houses will do this for free in the hopes that you will sell the item through them later. (Google “auctions” and your city to find an auction house near you.) For the greatest certainty, hire an independent appraiser through the American Society of Appraisers (appraisers.org) or the Appraisers Association of America (appraisersassoc.org). Be sure to ask for an estimate first.

Remember―for something to be considered valuable, it must be in tip-top shape. “People think their old baseball cards or National Geographics are worth money,” says professional organizer Caitlin Shear. “But that’s true only if they’re packaged in a Mylar sleeve and in pristine condition.”

“But I might need seven sleeping bags one day.”
Solution: Everyone fears tossing something out only to realize―six months, a year, or five years down the road―that she shouldn’t have. Keeping things around “just in case” makes people feel safe. If your main problem is an overflowing closet, try the “packing for a trip” trick. It goes like this: You’re packing for a month’s vacation―you’ll need both dressy and casual clothes, for warm and cool weather, and you can fill two big suitcases. Then take all the other things and place them on a rack in your basement or attic. If you want to wear any of those exiled clothes in the coming days, grab them. But as the months go by, you’ll be shocked at how few of those clothes you need or even think about. From there, it’s a baby step to a Goodwill bag.

Still have separation anxiety? Box up the stuff you’re not quite able to part with and write on the outside, "Open in August 2011"―or whatever date it will be one year from now. Then tuck it away in your basement, attic, or storage facility. If a year from now you find that you didn’t miss the items, it will be much easier to part with them.

“I want this chartreuse muumuu to go to a good home.”
Solution: People often want to find just the right place for their belongings. The problem is, trying to find just the right place can be paralyzing, says interior designer Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan. And while you wait, say, for your niece to move into a starter apartment, your old love seat and dinette set gather dust.

To satisfy your desire for perfect placement, look for a charity with which you feel a strong connection―perhaps a shelter for women. To identify a worthy one near you, visit charitynavigator.org, a nonprofit research group that evaluates charities based on how effectively they use donations. Go to the Advanced Search page, select “Human Services” charities, and type in your ZIP code. Contact the three- or four-star charities that interest you and ask if they accept donations. If that sounds like too much trouble, call your nearest house of worship and inquire whether it has a clothing drive coming up. Ask if the donation is tax-deductible, and get a receipt.

“If I put the bills away, I’ll never pay them on time.”
Solution: Many clutterers have gotten into the habit of organizing their world visually and spatially, says Randy Frost. They’re afraid that if they put stuff away, they won’t remember it, because they won’t see it. “But it’s a perception of order,” he says, “not real order.” You may initially recall that the electric bill is next to the potted plant on the kitchen counter, but it will soon be buried by other items you need to have in plain sight, too, like invitations and permission slips.

Even hard-core clutterers can train themselves to complete tasks without obvious visual cues, says Frost. For starters, if you’re used to leaving things in piles, designate a logical home for every object. Set up automatic e-mail reminders to help you remember to pay bills. In addition, if you feel as if out of sight is out of mind, make transparency your friend. Take items destined for closets, the garage, or the basement and store them in clear plastic bins so you can always see what’s there.

“I want to declutter, but I can’t get motivated.”
Solution: This may be due to a phenomenon known as delayed discounting, says Daniel Hommer, M.D., chief of brain imaging at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, in Bethesda, Maryland, and an expert on motivation. It works like this: If it takes a long time to reach a goal, you value that goal less than if you could reach it quickly―making it harder to get started. Make projects small and rewards immediate, says Hommer. After you organize a distinct area, dress it up―add decorative paper to the bottom of a now spartan toiletry drawer, for instance. Keep at it and your home will become not only more orderly but also more beautiful.

I am working on this right now....wanna join me?  :-)
xoxo
Pat

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

~ Decorators, I need your help! ~

I am not satisfied with my bedroom & decor.  For one thing, the bedroom is small and my king size furniture takes up allllll the space.  I'm thinking seriously of selling it and getting a queen size bed. I have been looking at upholstered headboards and getting dizzy at the thought of a decision. :-)  My king size is not that old but it is a sleigh bed and I know I don't want another or even a bed with a foot board.  Nope, not at all!  It's like an olympic event to change the sheets on this king size sucker ~  I do change the sheets often and it makes me grumpy each time.  Another thing, the carpet is chocolate brown. I really don't do brown at all.   Here's where I need some suggestions as far as redecorating 'cause I have no idea what I want at this point.  I know I have to blend with the brown 'cause I can't remove the carpet. Here are some things I do NOT want:
. the apparent standby of using chocolate and blue
. no pinks or pastels or ruffly things
. no matchy, matchy as far as furniture
I DO want:
. vivid colors
. a lot of whimsy & funky
. happy and restful

Does any of this make sense?  ;-)   If it does, please feel free to offer suggestions, send me pics or send me Candace Olsen.  Of course, I'd have to win the lottery for the latter.
xoxo
Pat
.    

~ Birthday Fun! ~

Yesterday, the 2nd, was my daughter's birthday. I won't share her age as that is her decision. We had a fun day of going to lunch at "The Flying Fish" and it was delish! We went shopping, of course. My s-i-l gave her a beautiful silver charm bracelet which was too big ~ her wrists are tiny as she is very petite. We returned the charm bracelet & she exchanged it for a smaller one and they are attaching the charms today. I decided to purchase myself a silver charm bracelet for "her" birthday! :-) I had a beautiful one eons ago and had so many gorgeous and meaningful charms on it, however, it was stolen with other great jewelry when I had a break-in years ago. The electronics didn't matter to me, however, when you mess with my jewelry, that's war. Of course, nothing was ever found and I've always wanted another bracelet. Here it is ~

The next thing is to begin adding charms.  I browsed the jewelry store's website last night and made a HUGE "Wish List"   ;-)
Sorry I don't have pics of our day....I always forget to take my camera.  Will work on that!
xoxo
Pat

Sunday, August 1, 2010

~ Getting To Know You ~

It's Sunday/Funday again!  Time to link up with Keely for this week's GTKY.  Go by her blog and check out the other participants...join in the fun too.
The Questions ~
1. If you were to win an award today, what would it be for?
This makes me laugh!  An award????  For me????   Making great coffee!  That's it...it tastes especially good this morning.

2. What is your shoe style?
Casual & fun. I do like some bling too!

3 Does your car reflect your personality?
No way!  I still have no idea why I bought this car....or chose this color.

4. If you could take over someones body for a day..whose would you choose?
Jennifer Aniston

5. Love or be loved?
Both!  Don't wanna choose one or the other ~  ;-)

6. If you were on death row, what last meal would you choose?
If I were there, I'm not sure I could even eat but here goes...oysters on the 1/2 shell, crawfish, fried (gasp!) catfish, baked potato, grilled asparagus, greek salad, hot french bread w/butter, onion rings, an icy cold beer, iced tea, ice water and a Key Lime pie!

7. Have you been on vacation this Summer, if so where?
No I haven't ~  :-(

8. What is your favorite food related guilty pleasure?
McDonald's bacon/egg/cheese biscuit. 
xoxo
Pat