C is for Chocolate

Chocolate KittyWhen it comes to my creature comforts there’s one thing besides coffee that I can’t live without. Sometimes it’s rich, dark, velvety smoothness. Other times it’s creamy, smooth, and coats my tongue with its melty goodness.

chocolate-counts-as-saladWhen I was a young girl living in Germany I got hooked on their chocolates….with hazelnuts. As I got older I discovered Belgian chocolates, Asian ones, then American ones. Pretty soon I was an equal opportunity chocolate lover.

I’ve had chocolate in chili, in my drinks…. and desserts go without saying. In fact, hubby makes an amazing chocolate pecan pie, a fabulous pumpkin cheesecake with Ghiradelli chocolate swirls….to name a few.

My favorite candy bar is Toblerone; favorite cookie (not home made) is Pepperidge Farm’s double chocolate Milanos. Heck! Even my favorite Starbucks coffee is Mocha.

My love affair with chocolate is renown that one of my online friends, Kelly, even sent me some chocolates from her favorite chocolatier!

Thanks, Kelly!

Thanks, Kelly!

So my favorite Creature Comfort that starts with a ‘C’ should be very obvious by now… This means it’s your turn to share your addiction! What ‘C’ item are you hooked on?


Pour Some Sugar On Me….


One of the most interesting and intellectual women I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know on WordPress, Sheri DeGrom  nominated me for the Super Sweet Blogging Award. Thank you for this honor, Sheri! (For the rest of you that have given me awards…I’m getting to them one at a time…trying to do them justice.  Please be patient with me…I just got back home. :-))

I began to follow Sheri’s blog shortly after I joined WordPress when she stopped by my little home and left a sweet comment. I later found that I’d been recommended to her by another new friend. She has lived such an interesting life and writes the most amazing book reviews. Any author should count herself lucky if they are the recipient of a nod from Sheri!

The questions I’m to answer:

Give credit to the person who chose to nominate you: Sheri DeGrom

Answer the super sweet questions.

  1. Cookies or Cake? Depends…I make awesome cookies…and hubby makes fantastic cakes. So can I say it depends on who was in our kitchen?  🙂
  2. Chocolate or Vanilla? Chocolate. (I’m petitioning to make it a food group of it’s own and have deemed it necessary for a woman’s survival)
  3. Favorite sweet treat? Probably cheesecake, though I’m amenable to all sorts of sweets.
  4. When do you crave sweet things the most? Usually when I’m either tired or stressed.
  5. If you had a sweet nickname, what would it be?  Hubby sometimes calls me Baby Cakes…but mostly he just calls me Lovey.

The final requirement for receiving the Super Sweet Blogging Award is to name a baker’s dozen (13) of my favorite bloggers. That’s going to be tough as there are so many amazing people I’ve been enjoying. I know there are many people who aren’t big into doing these things, but first, it is an honor to be selected by Sheri…and second, it gives other bloggers a chance to find other cool people I’ve enjoyed. So here are my people in no particular order.

CJ Play – Who writes with a beautiful honesty that I really appreciate.

Joe – Who is finding ways to smile through some very difficult circumstances beyond his control.

How To Date In Las Vegas – She’s a good girl exploring the dating world…in Sin City. Love her post about women and the Crazy Train they sometimes ride.

Esenga’s Voice – Whose poetry and pictures are steeped in awesome!

Abby – Ms Artistic Milestone, herself…who is always sweet and supportive and makes some amazing looking Gingerbread men.

Rants From The Crib –  An OB/Gyn with wit, humor…and some common sensical advice.

Jessi Gage – Who, based on her reviews, likes her books as racy as I do…:-)

Pretty Little Dreamer – Who’s just a bit crafty…In a good way!

Sage Doyle – There’s a vulnerability to this writing that gets to you.

Seasons Of Insanity – He really does come up with the craziest stuff…and makes you laugh in the process.

Return Of The Modern Philosopher – He really has me concerned about the sleigh…what with Rudolph’s injury and all…

Laments And Lullabyes – She’s seeing life from a new perspective…the eyes of her wonderful toddler (and learning something new every day).

Ellie Ann – Who is of the philosophy that your undies should be able to tell your story…

I hope you find enjoyment in these folks the way I have!  Check them out…I’d love to hear what you think!