10 Questions & My Answers–Can’t Wait to Read Yours!

Last night as I was getting ready for bed, I had this idea for a fun post.

 

Below you’ll find 10 questions that I came up with (and answered) but the main reason I thought of these questions is because I really want to hear your answers! (I’ve relisted the questions at the bottom of this post so you can share your answers in the comments.)

I really struggled with a few of these, they definitely got me thinking! Can’t wait to read your answers in the comments.

1. Favorite place to vacation: Still searching. I love all the places I’ve traveled and each is a favorite in some way or for some special reason, but I haven’t found that “OMG–I want to go back so badly!” place, yet. If I had to choose from the places I’ve been, it would be my Mahali Mzuri/Giraffe Manor African Safari trip. It was the first time I left the U.S. and still my favorite trip of all that I’ve taken. (See all the posts from that trip here: African Safari to Kenya.)

2. Favorite Perfume: Currently it’s Viktor & Rolf’s Flowerbomb, available here: Viktor & Rolf, Flowerbomb

3. Favorite show you’re currently watching on TV, Acorn, Netflix, or whatever: I don’t have cable TV, and sadly–I’m not watching anything right now on Acorn, though I have a subscription. Just haven’t been in the mood for  TV or a show lately.

4. Guilty pleasure you allow yourself once a week/month: Eating out or having food delivered

5. Favorite way to unwind if feeling stressed: Working a puzzle while listening to a book on Audible

6. Something you cook or bake that’s always a big hit with friends/family: Devils on Horseback (Recipe can be found HERE)

7. 3 places you would like to visit when travel is safe, easy, and fun again: Greece, France, and Scotland

8. The last book you read that made you laugh: Bringing Home the Birkin by Michael Tonnello (Read a long time ago but reread it whenever I need a laugh.)

9. Small goal you’re currently striving to reach: Lose 10 lbs

10. Big goal you’re currently striving to reach–can be financial or something else: Saving for a new car (before the hybrid battery in my 14-year-old car croaks.)

 

Okay, your turn! Here are the questions below–feel free to copy and paste them into the comment box or just answer them without doing that. Either way works great! Looking forward to reading how you answered!

1. Favorite place to vacation:
2. Favorite Perfume:
3. Favorite show you’re currently watching on TV, Acorn, Netflix, or whatever:
4. Guilty pleasure you allow yourself once a week/month:
5. Favorite way to unwind if feeling stressed:
6. Something you cook or bake that’s always a big hit with friends/family:
7. 3 places you would like to visit when travel is safe, easy, and fun again:
8. The last book you read that made you laugh:
9. Small goal you’re currently striving to reach:
10. Big goal you’re currently striving to reach:

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Comments

  1. 1. Favorite place to vacation: we love the Virgin Islands!
    2. Favorite Perfume: Diorissimo by Christian Dior (an old one – hard to find – but I still love it!) also Beach by Bobbi Brown.
    3. Favorite show you’re currently watching on TV, Acorn, Netflix, or whatever: Virgin River on Netflix. (We did love The Crown!)
    4. Guilty pleasure you allow yourself once a week/month: pedicure!
    5. Favorite way to unwind if feeling stressed: reading
    6. Something you cook or bake that’s always a big hit with friends/family: Buttermilk Pancakes
    7. 3 Places you would like to visit when travel is safe, easy, and fun again: England, Spain, Bermuda
    8. The last book you read that made you laugh: The Ladies Room by Carolyn Brown
    9. Small goal you’re currently striving to reach: cook more, eat out less!
    10. Big goal you’re currently striving to reach: lose 20 lbs

  2. What were the tour companies you preferred/recommended on your “big trips” overseas?
    I remember a blog from quite a long time ago you posted (pre Covid) but can’t find it.
    Thanks!

  3. Celeste Breen says

    1. Favorite place to vacation: Australia
    2. Favorite Perfume: Don’t wear
    3. Favorite show you’re currently watching on TV, Acorn, Netflix, or whatever: Right now working our way thru The Resident
    4. Guilty pleasure you allow yourself once a week/month: Every day-Hershey Nuggets
    5. Favorite way to unwind if feeling stressed: Take a bath
    6. Something you cook or bake that’s always a big hit with friends/family: Rum Cheesecake
    7. 3 Places you would like to visit when travel is safe, easy, and fun again: Mexico, Tahiti & England
    8. The last book you read that made you laugh: The books I have been reading lately are all pretty somber.
    9. Small goal you’re currently striving to reach: Lose 5 pounds
    10. Big goal you’re currently striving to reach: Paying off the HELOC and mortgage so we can retire

  4. Helen Matthews says

    1. Favorite place to vacation: Great Britain (we talk about going to other places – previously we’ve been to Amsterdam, France, Italy, Greece, Croatia) But now we always choose England, Scotland, or Wales.

    2. Favorite Perfume: Red Door

    3. Favorite show you’re currently watching on TV, Acorn, Netflix, or whatever: Unforgotten on Netflix

    4. Guilty pleasure you allow yourself once a week/month: lots of chocolate!

    5. Favorite way to unwind if feeling stressed: Get lost in a book.

    6. Something you cook or bake that’s always a big hit with friends/family:
    My Mother-in-law’s recipe for Sweet and Sour Pork

    7. 3 Places you would like to visit when travel is safe, easy, and fun again: Our daughter in Ohio (we’re in Canada).

    8. The last book you read that made you laugh: A Better Man, by Louise Penny

    9. Small goal you’re currently striving to reach: Getting used to my knee brace.

    10. Big goal you’re currently striving to reach: Knee Replacement

    • Tina W Reynolds says

      Your goal caught my eye! My husband has had both knees replaced. Both surgeries went very well and his therapy and recuperation went quite ell both times. He would not be able to walk without those surgeries! The surgeries were in 2016. He is now 67 years old and still working and is awaiting his second total ankle replacement! Yes, both ankles are ruined, so, there’s that…! What I wanted to tell you is that he did some physical therapy BEFORE the surgeries. He met with the therapist and discussed what might help strengthen anything else that would help him along the way. It did help. And the physical therapy after was completely essential. He was back to living very soon. He did get quite a bit of pampering from me, but, I give all the credit to the physical therapists! Best of luck to you!

      • I had one knee replacement in 2017 and I also did therapy before the replacement and it was so beneficial to my recovery. I told my therapist that I had two goals before quitting therapy–climb a ladder and be able to get down on the floor and back up with ease. I was doing both in six weeks. I went twice a week for six weeks and did therapy exercises every day at home.

  5. Jane Kelly says

    1. Favorite place to vacation: It’s been St. John, USVI
    2. Favorite Perfume: the old Liz, but I’m really liking Dolly’s new fragrance.
    3. Favorite show you’re currently watching on TV, Acorn, Netflix, or whatever: Blue Bloods
    4. Guilty pleasure you allow yourself once a week/month: Every Sunday morning on the way to church I stop for a Starbuck’s skinny vanilla latte to have during Sunday School.
    5. Favorite way to unwind if feeling stressed: to sit out on my swing under the tree in my backyard with coffee in the morning or wine in the evening. My husband got me a lovely turquoise fountain a few years ago for our anniversary & it provides a wonderful sound to relax to.
    6. Something you cook or bake that’s always a big hit with friends/family: my spaghetti is always a big hit.
    7. 3 Places you would like to visit when travel is safe, easy, and fun again: my bucket list trips are a safari, the coastal areas of Italy & France & driving the entire length of A1A when we retire in 3 years.
    8. The last book you read that made you laugh: Born a Crime by Trevor Noah. Although it’s got some very serious & sad parts – there are many parts that made me laugh as well.
    9. Small goal you’re currently striving to reach: To organize my entertaining items – linens, platters, vases, etc.
    10. Big goal you’re currently striving to reach: To clean out the work files I don’t need any longer before I retire.

  6. Favorite place to vacation:London. This year would have been my 22nd trip there but had to cancel due to Covid.
    2. Favorite Perfume: Currently Jo Malone Poppy & Barley
    3. Favorite show you’re currently watching on TV, Acorn, Netflix, or whatever: 63 Up on Britbox. I started from their first show where they followed a group of children in London from the age of 7, every 7 years. They are up to age 63.
    4. Guilty pleasure you allow yourself once a week/month: lunch with friends each Friday
    5. Favorite way to unwind if feeling stressed: sleep
    6. Something you cook or bake that’s always a big hit with friends/family: Fallen chocolate cake
    7. 3 places you would like to visit when travel is safe, easy, and fun again: London, London, London
    8. The last book you read that made you laugh: don’t remember
    9. Small goal you’re currently striving to reach: declutter
    10. Big goal you’re currently striving to reach: DECLUTTER

  7. 1. Favorite vacation spot : spent 4 weeks in Italy, went to Costa Rico, went to France, England, Ireland and Scotland. Favorite spot was a river boat trip in France.
    2. Favorite perfume is Clean Reserve – Scent Solar bloom
    3. Favorite show currently watching is America Got Talent
    4. Guilty pleasure you allow yourself is a Pedicure
    5. Favorite way to unwind if feeling stressed is a glass of wine in the evening
    6. something you cook or bake that’s always a big hit with friends and family – French Chicken and also key lime pie
    7. Places you would like to visit when travel is safe, easy and fun again. We are going to Alaska in August on a 180 passenger cruise – Spain – Portugal – Berugge Belgium. also back to France.
    8. The last good that I read that made me laugh was Midnight at the Blackbird Cafe – by Heather Webber.
    9. Small goal your currently striving to reach is drinking 6 bottles of water a day.
    10. Big goal your currently striving to reach is losing 10 pounds to get back to a size 6.

    I so enjoy your posts and product reviews. I have purchased a lot of the products that you suggest and love your ideas.

  8. Betty Legge says

    1. Favorite place to vacation: New Mexico (Taos, Santa Fe)
    2. Favorite Perfume: Don’t usually wear perfume
    3. Favorite show you’re currently watching on TV, Acorn, Netflix, or whatever: I’ve been watching the shows about the race issues that happened in Oklahoma City in 1921 that resulted in around 300 deaths to African Americans. Learning about it – for the first time – has made quite an impression on me.
    4. Guilty pleasure you allow yourself once a week/month: Baskin-Robbins ice cream.
    5. Favorite way to unwind if feeling stressed: Watching TV
    6. Something you cook or bake that’s always a big hit with friends/family: Cinnamon Rolls, or pie. Both seem like a rather “lost art” so they are always a hit.
    7. 3 places you would like to visit when travel is safe, easy, and fun again: Don’t have any current plans.
    8. The last book you read that made you laugh: Can’t think of one.
    9. Small goal you’re currently striving to reach: Becoming more self-sufficient. I had a “small” stroke that has affected my eyesight causing me to learn to adapt to the way I currently “see” (or don’t see) things.
    10. Big goal you’re currently striving to reach: Same as above.

    • 1. Favorite place to vacation: Any coastal area
      2. Favorite Perfume: N/A
      3. Favorite show you’re currently watching on TV, Acorn, Netflix, or whatever: Reruns of Frasier–so so funny. Also Unforgotten as above
      4. Guilty pleasure you allow yourself once a week/month: Limoncello Tuesdays
      5. Favorite way to unwind if feeling stressed: walking
      6. Something you cook or bake that’s always a big hit with friends/family: I don’t cook/bake so borrowing husbands sourdough bread
      7. 3 places you would like to visit when travel is safe, easy, and fun again: San Fransisco, England, somewhere new to me
      8. The last book you read that made you laugh: N/A, usually mysteries
      9. Small goal you’re currently striving to reach: cleaning out linen closet
      10. Big goal you’re currently striving to reach: replacing all the old beige outlets/switches with white ones

  9. This is so fun Susan – got me thinking too! 😉

    1. Favorite place to vacation: Maui (or anywhere hot with a pool!)
    2. Favorite Perfume: Body Shop White Musk
    3. Favorite show you’re currently watching on TV, Acorn, Netflix, or whatever: Midsommer Murders
    4. Guilty pleasure you allow yourself once a week/month: Chocolate dessert at a restaurant
    5. Favorite way to unwind if feeling stressed: Bubble bath, glass of champagne & a book
    6. Something you cook or bake that’s always a big hit with friends/family: Chocolate & white chip cookies with walnuts
    7. 3 Places you would like to visit when travel is safe, easy, and fun again: London, French wine regions
    8. The last book you read that made you laugh: Dave Barry is Not Making This Up
    9. Small goal you’re currently striving to reach: Consistent yoga practice
    10. Big goal you’re currently striving to reach: Transitioning my blog into a business that supports me!

  10. Anne C Lovell says

    1. Favorite place to vacation: Haven’t been on vacation in a long time, if I went again, it would be the Upper Peninsula, Michigan
    2. Favorite Perfume: Spicebomb
    3. Favorite show you’re currently watching on TV, Acorn, Netflix, or whatever: Good Omens
    4. Guilty pleasure you allow yourself once a week/month: eat out
    5. Favorite way to unwind if feeling stressed: sit on the back deck with a beverage.
    6. Something you cook or bake that’s always a big hit with friends/family: lasagne
    7. 3 places you would like to visit when travel is safe, easy, and fun again: England, Maine, Scotland
    8. The last book you read that made you laugh: The Librarians and the Lost Lamp
    9. Small goal you’re currently striving to reach: well, it’s kind of big- lose 40 lbs
    10. Big goal you’re currently striving to reach: build our retirement account.

    • Carolyn Price says

      We’re in the UP right now. What do you recommend we see/do?

      • franki Parde says

        Stay over night in a lighthouse…it was my “wish list” for…ever!!! franki

      • Cyndi Raines says

        Lake of the Clouds, which is almost to the WI boarder, but worth it, Bond Falls, so very pretty and for sure White Fish Bay and sit on the beach and enjoy our mighty Lake Superior. There is a museum there also about the sinking of the ship, Emund Fitzgerald, which I’m sure was worth it, but we chose to stay on the beach and soak in the scenery.

  11. Jenny Walker says

    1. Favorite place to vacation: Cape San Blas, FL
    2. Favorite Perfume: old and still favorite Shalimar
    3. Favorite show you’re currently watching on TV, Acorn, Netflix, or whatever: nothing in months, waiting for the next Outlander season to start. I started reading the books 20 years ago.
    4. Guilty pleasure you allow yourself once a week/month: a visit to a flea market or vintage shop.
    5. Favorite way to unwind if feeling stressed: sit out on my deck and do a online jigsaw puzzle.
    6. Something you cook or bake that’s always a big hit with friends/family: spaghetti that simmers slowly on the back of the stove for hours.
    7. 3 Places you would like to visit when travel is safe, easy, and fun again: any beach, the Georgia mountains and Scotland someday.
    8. The last book you read that made you laugh: wow, I’ve scanned my Kindle reading list and realize I’ve only read tear jerkers.
    9. Small goal you’re currently striving to reach: make myself cook at home more often, cooking for 2 is a pain and it’s easier to grab something on the way home from work.
    10. Big goal you’re currently striving to reach: the 5lbs I put back on during 2020 lockdown, those last five are so hard to shed.

  12. 1. Favorite place to vacation: Italy
    2. Favorite Perfume: Don’t have one
    3. Favorite show you’re currently watching on TV, Acorn, Netflix, or whatever: Call the Midwife
    4. Guilty pleasure you allow yourself once a week/month: Talia di Napoli pizza that comes delivered to my home directly from Naples, Italy. It’s fabulous.
    5. Favorite way to unwind if feeling stressed: a bubble bath
    6. Something you cook or bake that’s always a bit hit with friends/family: just about everything. I love to cook.
    7. 3 places you would like to visit when travel is safe, easy, and fun again: I traveled throughout COVID without a problem. Traveling now is a pain since it is SO crowded. But heading to Europe in December to multiple locations.
    8. The last book you read that made you laugh: Can’t think of one as I tend to read mysteries.
    9. Small goal you’re currently striving to reach: Standing up straighter.
    10. Big goal you’re currently striving to reach: Saving up for our trip to Europe

    Fun post! and a great way to get to know your readers and for your readers to find new perfumes and books!

  13. Oh my goodness, what a fun activity!!! Thank you for thinking of this. A nice change to my daily routine!! And thank you for all your reviews, you’re our go to Gal for a lot of stuff! We’ve been using those hippo sacks garbage bags for a few years now, they’re wonderful!! Now onto the fun part for today!!

    1. Favorite place to vacation: Maine, we don’t travel a whole lot, but we are stuck on Maine, there’s just something about that coastline and fabulous seafood that has us going back time & time again. Usually 3-4 times a year.
    2. Favorite Perfume: don’t really have one, I’m good with a spritz of whatever seasonal Bath & Body works spray I currently have.
    3. Favorite show you’re currently watching on TV, Acorn, Netflix, or whatever: Dateline: Secrets Uncovered on Oxygen
    4. Guilty pleasure you allow yourself once a week/month: Monthly Massage and bi-weekly manicure.
    5. Favorite way to unwind if feeling stressed: Magic Color App on my iPad.
    6. Something you cook or bake that’s always a bit hit with friends/family: Auntie Marce’s Mac & cheese! So simple!
    7. 3 places you would like to visit when travel is safe, easy, and fun again: Maine, Maine, and if I’m really adventurous, Faroe Islands.
    8. The last book you read that made you laugh:
    9. Small goal you’re currently striving to reach: Keeping the house picked up and tidy despite 4 grandkids in and out everyday.
    10. Big goal you’re currently striving to reach: Decluttering EVERYTHING! And filling out our Peace of Mind planners for our daughters. My dearest sister-in-law passed away unexpectedly 2 months ago. Her husband and adult children are really being challenged to figure out where all the important papers, banking info, etc is all located. She was the one who ran the household. A big eye opener……

    Can’t wait to read all the other comments later tonight!

    • That is wonderful advice. I, too, run our household and have made a list of all things important and keep it in my desk. Just a thought now, I will make a copy and put in our safe deposit box. I know several people who have been left stranded after a death.

  14. Carol Daugherty says

    1. Favorite place to vacation: Nantucket
    2. Favorite Perfume: White Linen by Este Lauder
    3. Favorite show you’re currently watching on TV, Acorn, Netflix, or whatever: Ninja Warriors 2021
    4. Guilty pleasure you allow yourself once a week/month: no guilty pleasures
    5. Favorite way to unwind if feeling stressed:take a nap
    6. Something you cook or bake that’s always a big hit with friends/family: Pioneer Woman’s Pot Roast
    7. 3 places you would like to visit when travel is safe, easy, and fun again: Canon Beach Oregon, Chicago, Washington, D.C.
    8. The last book you read that made you laugh:Click, Click Moo
    9. Small goal you’re currently striving to reach: clean out my closet of clothes I do not like or wear.
    10. Big goal you’re currently striving to reach:make quilts out of all my fabric stash

    • Cheryl Frizzell says

      Made me laugh to see “Click, Click Moo” referenced. Great amusing choice.

    • Christy Lou says

      I am reading this right now from Cannon Beach, OR. The glass door is open and I can hear and smell the morning beach air. Hope you get to come again soon! 🙂

  15. BamaCarol says

    1. Favorite place to vacation: Florida beaches – they just can’t be beat!
    2. Favorite Perfume: not really a perfume wearer but I do like Jo Malone Honeysuckle
    3. Favorite show you’re currently watching on TV, Acorn, Netflix, or whatever: Braves Baseball!
    4. Guilty pleasure you allow yourself once a week/month: supper out
    5. Favorite way to unwind if feeling stressed: reading. Currently I am rereading the Outlander novels before number 9 comes out in November. I can really get lost in those books!
    6. Something you cook or bake that’s always a big hit with friends/family: Death by Chocolate dessert.
    7. 3 places you would like to visit when travel is safe, easy, and fun again: Scotland, Ireland, England
    8. The last book you read that made you laugh: The Wisteria Society of Lady Scoundrels
    9. Small goal you’re currently striving to reach: Lose 25 more pounds (I’ve lost 35!)
    10. Big goal you’re currently striving to reach: Finishing my needlepoint stash or quilting stash.

  16. 1. Favorite place to vacation: Colorado , or South Padre Tx
    2. Favorite Perfume: Cashmere Mist , or Boucheron
    3. Favorite show you’re currently watching on TV, Acorn, Netflix, or whatever: None
    4. Guilty pleasure you allow yourself once a week/month: Pedicure
    5. Favorite way to unwind if feeling stressed: Margarita
    6. Something you cook or bake that’s always a big hit with friends/family: Chicken Margarita Fajitas
    7. 3 places you would like to visit when travel is safe, easy, and fun again: England, Spain, Germany
    8. The last book you read that made you laugh: The Golden Chronicles by Patricia Veryan ..its a series of 6 books they are wonderful!!!
    9. Small goal you’re currently striving to reach: Making my daughter a baby blanket for her first child.
    10. Big goal you’re currently striving to reach: Doing all the arrangements for both my husband and myself funerals so the kids don’t have to do it.

  17. Denise Whitlte says

    Favorite place to vacation: camping anywhere in our trailer. And Okinawa, Japan. We are taking a 10-day Caribbean cruise in February! Our 1st cruise!
    2. Favorite Perfume: Chanel No. 5 and Opium
    3. Favorite show you’re currently watching on TV, Acorn, Netflix, or whatever: I love all things cooking & home decor but currently watching this years Tour de France.
    4. Guilty pleasure you allow yourself once a week/month: glass of wine
    5. Favorite way to unwind if feeling stressed: sew, craft, watercolor paint
    6. Something you cook or bake that’s always a big hit with friends/family: any type of homemade cookie or bar
    7. 3 places you would like to visit when travel is safe, easy, and fun again: East Coast of USA, Italy
    8. The last book you read that made you laugh: The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg. A sweet story.
    9. Small goal you’re currently striving to reach: exercise and move more
    10. Big goal you’re currently striving to reach: being more active!

    This was fun!

  18. BELINDA THOMAS says

    1. Favorite place to vacation: Austin, Texas to see our son
    2. Favorite Perfume: Shalimar, oldie but goodie
    3. Favorite show: Outlander
    4. Guilty pleasure: Weekly massage
    5. Unwind: Reading
    6. Something to bake or cook that is a favorite with family or friends: Salmon Croquettes and Buttermilk Pound Cake
    7. Three places to visit: Spain, Costa Rica and
    Belize
    8. The last book I read that made me laugh: A Tree Grows In Brooklyn by Betty Smith
    9. Small goal: Lose 10 pounds
    10. Big goal: Help my son and dil move into a new house while she is expecting their first child

  19. Teresa M. says

    1. Favorite place to vacation: The Body Holiday in St. Lucia
    2. Favorite Perfume: Chance
    3. Favorite show you’re currently watching on TV, Acorn, Netflix, or whatever: currently binge watching The man in the High Castle on prime
    4. Guilty pleasure you allow yourself once a week/month: popcorn & wine
    5. Favorite way to unwind if feeling stressed: Take a walk outside
    6. Something you cook or bake that’s always a big hit with friends/family: waldorf salad but it doesn’t involve cooking or baking
    7. 3 places you would like to visit when travel is safe, easy, and fun again: Bali, S. Africa and Singapore
    8. The last book you read that made you laugh: Bill Bryson In A sunburned Country
    9. Small goal you’re currently striving to reach: 1 hour every morning listening to youtube finance videos
    10. Big goal you’re currently striving to reach: ext home repairs-concrete and tile

  20. 1. Favorite place to vacation: Tennessee, the Smoky Mountains, hands down
    2. Favorite Perfume: Wind Song, Used to be My Sin, no longer available and knockoffs no good
    3. Favorite show you’re currently watching on TV, Acorn, Netflix, or whatever: Hot Mess House, I need the de-cluttering drill; BUT HGTV’s Home Town Takeover in Wetumpka, AL really made me feel good about people after a pandemic when I needed to be encouraged. Ben and Erin–the real deal
    4. Guilty pleasure you allow yourself once a week/month: Dark Chocolate Milky Ways, I buy the minis
    5. Favorite way to unwind if feeling stressed: Watch Turner Classic Movies (TCM), love that Ben Mankiewicz!
    6. Something you cook or bake that’s always a big hit with friends/family: Pineapple Casserole, no one will THINK of Thanksgiving without it! Mentioned skipping it one year and there was practically a revolution!
    7. 3 places you would like to visit when travel is safe, easy, and fun again: Ireland, Scotland, and yes, Tennessee
    8. The last book you read that made you laugh: have been far too serious, but Erma Bombeck is always a hoot!
    9. Small goal you’re currently striving to reach: lose 5 more pounds
    10. Big goal you’re currently striving to reach: save up to paint my house and/or landscape my yard–both ultimately

  21. BELINDA THOMAS says

    1. Favorite place to vacation: Austin, Texas to see our son but otherwise, Ireland, England and Switzerland
    2. Favorite Perfume: Shalimar, an oldie but goodie
    3. Favorite show you’re currently watching on TV, Acorn, Netflix, or whatever: Outlander
    4. Guilty pleasure you allow yourself once a week/month: A weekly massage
    5. Favorite way to unwind if feeling stressed: Reading
    6. Something you cook or bake that’s always a big hit with friends/family: Salmon Croquettes and Cheesecake
    7. 3 places you would like to visit when travel is safe, easy, and fun again: Spain, Costa Rica and Belize
    8. The last book you read that made you laugh: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
    9. Small goal you’re currently striving to reach: Lose 10 pounds
    10. Big goal l you’re currently striving to reach: To move my son and dil into a new home while she is pregnant with their first child

  22. Leslie Williams says

    Sheila, I agree with Pam … please give us the recipe for pineapple casserole.

    1. Favorite place to travel: Colorado, and Upper Peninsula Michigan
    2. Favorite perfume: don’t wear perfume, too many friends with allergies
    3. Favorite show: West Wing reruns, I know — hard to find, have to watch old DVDs
    4. Guilty Pleasure I allow myself once a week: lunch out with friends, monthly: pedicure
    5. Favorite way to unwind: baking or reading
    6. Something you cook that’s always a big hit: English Shortbread cookies
    7. 3 places I’d like to visit: Scotland, coast of Italy, Prague
    8. The last book I read didn’t make me laugh — made me cry: Bonhoeffer, pastor, prophet, martyr, spy by Eric Mataxas
    9. Small goal: continue losing weight, 15 lbs to go
    10: Big goal: Keep walking, learn to love to walk, maybe take a walking tour in Ireland or Scotland

  23. 1. Favorite vacation: Hawaii
    2. Favorite Perfume: Blumarine
    3. Favorite show: Escape to the Country, rewatching Miss Marple & Poirot; wish Midsommer Murders were still making new episodes!
    4. Guilty pleasure: chocolate ice cream
    5. Favorite way to unwind: read a mystery
    6. Always a big hit with friends/family: homemade pizza or chicken pot pie
    7. Places you would like to visit: England, Italy, Scotland, Ireland, the beach
    8. The last book you read that made you laugh: last thing that made me laugh wasn’t a book but a blog post by Dom Holland, father of Spider-Man actor (my son and I were looking up superhero movie stuff & it popped up)
    9. Small goal you’re currently striving to reach: a productive daily routine!
    10. Big goal you’re currently striving to reach: Just did! I went back to university and finally graduated in May. Now I am trying to lose a few pounds gained from sitting & studying a lot.

    • Congratulations on graduating, Jeanie. I just had to reply because you listed all my favorite shows. I love EttC. Allistair is my very favorite presenter. Love the other shows as well. John Nettles is another favorite. And I’ve been binge watching Lewis while doing a painting project. I also ready mysteries to unwind. If you see this, please give me your favorite authors / series. Thanks!

  24. cheryl sinks says

    Favorite place to vacation-Hawaii and Paris
    Favorite Perfume-When Georgia Smiles
    Favorite Show-Below Deck
    Guilty Pleasure-Massage
    Way to Unwind-Eating ice cream and afterwards a margarita
    Something to cook-Chocolate lava cake
    Book-I read mysteries
    Striving to reach-Lose weight
    Big goal-Going to an animal Sanctuary

  25. 1. Favorite place to vacation: would love to see Scotland again. Olympic National park in Washington state.
    2. Favorite Perfume: Island Gardenia by Jovan
    3. Favorite show you’re currently watching on TV, Acorn, Netflix, or whatever: Sweet Tooth
    4. Guilty pleasure you allow yourself once a week/month: candy
    5. Favorite way to unwind if feeling stressed: going to natural places with my camera
    6. Something you cook or bake that’s always a big hit with friends/family: Mexicali Chicken
    7. 3 places you would like to visit when travel is safe, easy, and fun again: Scotland, Canada, Germany
    8. The last book you read that made you laugh: Mornings in Two Pan by B. K. FROMAN. All her books are funny and touching.
    9. Small goal you’re currently striving to reach: tighten tummy
    10. Big goal you’re currently striving to reach: get home ready to sell

  26. 1. Favorite place to vacation: Hawaii. We honeymooned there so it may have an unfair advantage. Edinburgh is pretty awesome, too.
    2. Favorite Perfume: Eau Tendre by Chanel.
    3. Favorite show you’re currently watching on TV, Acorn, Netflix, or whatever: Yellowstone (replaying before new season starts)
    4. Guilty pleasure you allow yourself once a week/month: Ice cream once a month, cleaning service every other week.
    5. Favorite way to unwind if feeling stressed: Listening to music or podcasts with a glass of wine.
    6. Something you cook or bake that’s always a big hit with friends/family: chocolate chip cookies that disappear before I ever get one, and fajitas with margaritas, homemade salsa and guacamole.
    7. 3 places you would like to visit when travel is safe, easy, and fun again: We are going to Sedona, AZ and St. Maarten this fall, followed by Florida this winter. On the bucket list: Alaska, Iceland, Spain, Australia, and any island!
    8. The last book you read that made you laugh: The Getaway Girls by Dee MacDonald. Who knew second chances could be so funny?!
    9. Small goal you’re currently striving to reach: Lose Covid weight, exercise more.
    10. Big goal you’re currently striving to reach: Make memories everyday with friends and family! (Trying out Sheila’s pineapple casserole this Thanksgiving!)

    • You have the recipe!? Spill! (please)

      • Sorry, Pam. It’s just a long-term goal that can’t be reached without a little help from Sheila. I’ve seen many recipes for pineapple casserole on Pinterest, but I am not sure which one is the best. I hope someone solves the mystery for us.

        • Alright, Becky. I hope Sheila comes back with the recipe. I’ve actually never heard of pineapple casserole, so I’m looking forward to learning more.

  27. Favorite Place to Vacation: We always go to Florida’s Emerald Coast-which I’ve come to love
    Favorite Perfume: Halston
    Favorite Show: Still happily watch the Frasier & Will and Grace reruns
    Guilty Pleasure: a hot Krispy Kreme doughnut
    Favorite Way to Unwind: the daily crossword puzzle
    Always a Hit with Friends/Family: Beef Tenderloin
    Places You Would Like to Visit: Ireland, Italy, Bali/Tahiti
    The Last Book that Made You Laugh: Just read Bringing Home the Birkin–so fun
    Small Goal: Lose 10 pounds
    Big Goal: Lose 30 pounds and converting all my paper recipes to iPad

  28. Favorite vacation: Fall New England cruise, Alaska, Destin FL
    Favorite perfume: None…most of them give me a headache
    Favorite show: Yellowstone (Peacock) and Longmire (Netflix)
    Guilty pleasure once a week: Scoop of Graeter’s ice cream
    Favorite way to unwind: Any 1000-piece Ravensberger puzzle
    Something I bake that everyone loves: Tropical Carrot Cake
    3 places to visit: San Diego, Maine, San Antonio
    Book that made me laugh: Any book by Fannie Flagg
    Small goal: Getting through my granddaughter’s wedding this weekend…without totally “losing it”!
    Big goal: “De-stashing” my quilt fabric stash.

  29. 1. Favorite place to vacation: Favorite place I’ve EVER been….I can’t choose between my African safari or my trip to Ireland. They were so different, and I’d love to go back to both places!
    Favorite place I vacation that is more affordable/doable would be the Biltmore Estate in North Carolina.
    2. Favorite Perfume: White Linen by Este Lauder in the fall and winter. Tory Burch in warmer weather.
    3. Favorite show you’re currently watching on TV, Acorn, Netflix, or whatever: I enjoy the old movie classics shown on the Turner Classic Movie channel, especially the old musicals, like An American in Paris.
    4. Guilty pleasure you allow yourself once a week/month: pedicure (is that really a guilty pleasure? I think of it more as basic grooming!)
    5. Favorite way to unwind if feeling stressed: either a crossword puzzle or work on a counted cross stitch project.
    6. Something you cook or bake that’s always a big hit with friends/family: My black bean salsa.
    7. 3 places you would like to visit when travel is safe, easy, and fun again: England, France, Italy
    8. The last book you read that made you laugh: when I read the Wonky Donkey to my grandson.
    9. Small goal you’re currently striving to reach: organize my linen closet
    10. Big goal you’re currently striving to reach: learn to speak French

  30. 1. Favorite place to vacation: sailboat in the BVI
    2. Favorite Perfume: Clinique Happy Heart
    3. Favorite show you’re currently watching on TV, Acorn, Netflix, or whatever: Jack Ryan, Taboo
    4. Guilty pleasure you allow yourself once a week/month: Mani/Pedi
    5. Favorite way to unwind if feeling stressed: Great British Baking Show
    6. Something you cook or bake that’s always a big hit with friends/family: Lasagna
    7. 3 places you would like to visit when travel is safe, easy, and fun again: Italy (again), Greece, Scotland
    8. The last book you read that made you laugh: Can’t remember! Seems all I read are pretty serious
    9. Small goal you’re currently striving to reach: Losing weight (actually a LARGE goal)
    10. Big goal you’re currently striving to reach: Get in shape for travel

  31. Nancy Carr says

    Favorite vacation place is Victoria, B.C.
    Favorite perfume is Chanel No. 5.
    I do not have a tv.
    I eat out at least once a week as a treat.
    To relax I play games on my phone or nap.
    I make a wonderful beef roast with vegetables.
    When travel is safe again I want to go to Portland, Oregon; Victoria, B.C.; not sure about a third place.
    Small goal is to finish a class I am taking.
    Big goal is to move to a cooler area of the U.S.
    Thank you

  32. 1. Favorite place to vacation: Italy & US VI
    2. Favorite Perfume: Oscar by Oscar De La Renta in summer, Opium by YSL in winter, & Chanel N5 anytime
    3. Favorite show you’re currently watching on TV, Acorn, Netflix, or whatever: Not big tv watcher but did enjoy Yellowstone & looking forward to new season this fall.
    4. Guilty pleasure you allow yourself once a week/month: I have no guilt for any of my pleasures so whatever hits me I do it. One of the benefits of being retired!
    5. Favorite way to unwind if feeling stressed: I haven’t been stressed since my sons were teenagers yrs ago lol. Spending time w/our horses always give me peace tho.
    6. Something you cook or bake that’s always a big hit with friends/family: Hubby learned to cook & bake and loves it so I rarely do anymore. I’m called in to make fam favorites like okra gumbo, seafood gumbo or shrimp creole.
    7. 3 places you would like to visit when travel is safe, easy, and fun again: Internationally…Ireland and Italy again, USA…Charleston SC and low country is a place I never tire of.
    8. The last book you read that made you laugh: Last few books have been political and nothing funny about them.
    9. Small goal you’re currently striving to reach: To gain 10 lbs per drs recommendation. My parents were thin too and as they aged also had trouble maintaining weight. People may find it hard to believe but for some it’s just as hard to gain/maintain as it is to lose.
    10. Big goal you’re currently striving to reach: Same as above and also clean out closets & other stuff I no longer need or use.

  33. Barbara Robinsin says

    1. Favorite place to vacation: Montana & Yellowstone
    2. Favorite Perfume: Light Blue
    3. Favorite show you’re currently watching on TV, Acorn, Netflix, or whatever: Sweet Magnolias
    4. Guilty pleasure you allow yourself once a week/month: I haven’t in over a year but I would love to go to a movie. It really doesn’t matter what is playing as long as I have buttered popcorn.
    5. Favorite way to unwind if feeling stressed: sitting on the deck reading
    6. Something you cook or bake that’s always a big hit with friends/family: pecan pie
    7. 3 places you would like to visit when travel is safe, easy, and fun again: Maine, Vermont and upstate NY
    8. The last book you read that made you laugh: Tom Sawyer. It does not matter how many times I read it.
    9. Small goal you’re currently striving to reach: to exercise for 30 minutes every day
    10. Big goal you’re currently striving to reach: To enjoy every day and see the blessings instead of rushing through it and being frustrated.

  34. Amy Edelman says

    1. Favorite place to vacation: Don’t really vacation, too stressful.
    2. Favorite Perfume: Pacifica Dream Moon
    3. Favorite show you’re currently watching on TV, Acorn, Netflix, or whatever: Just watched Sex Life on Netflix
    4. Guilty pleasure you allow yourself once a week/month: iced coffee
    5. Favorite way to unwind if feeling stressed: shopping alone
    6. Something you cook or bake that’s always a big hit with friends/family: buffalo chicken dip
    7. 3 places you would like to visit when travel is safe, easy, and fun again: California – Orange County
    8. The last book you read that made you laugh: none
    9. Small goal you’re currently striving to reach: Finishing school
    10. Big goal you’re currently striving to reach: Becoming debt free

  35. Great post! So hard to choose just one answer! Love getting new ideas.
    Grand Cayman (but also always always Cape Cod
    2. Favorite Perfume: Vera Bradley Vanilla Sea Salt (some perfumes just make me gag if someone is sitting next to me, especially if over-doused in a restaurant I have even moved tables
    Cedar Cove (bummed they left everyone hanging but also enjoyed Parenting
    4. Guilty pleasure you allow yourself once a week/month: mani/pedi
    5. Favorite way to unwind if feeling stressed: Crochet
    6. Something you cook or bake that’s always a big hit with friends/family: Magic Cookie Bars
    7. 3 places you would like to visit when travel is safe, easy, and fun again: Grand Cayman, Bermuda, Hilton Head
    8. The last book you read that made you laugh: Angela’s Ashes – Frank McCourt
    9. Small goal you’re currently striving to reach: lose weight?
    10. Big goal you’re currently striving to reach: reach my next birthday

  36. Cee Pluse says

    I love these types of quizzes!

    1. Favorite place to vacation: Australia/New Zealand
    2. Favorite Perfume: Rarely wear it, but I do have a bottle of L’Air du Temps that I use and enjoy for the rare occasions when I do.
    3. Favorite show you’re currently watching on TV, Acorn, Netflix, or whatever: Not watching much TV lately but sometimes watch reruns of Midsommer Murders on Ovation.
    4. Guilty pleasure you allow yourself once a week/month: Perfect Bar (their Double Dark Chocolate is the best!)
    5. Favorite way to unwind if feeling stressed: Reading a cozy mystery.
    6. Something you cook or bake that’s always a big hit with friends/family: My Christmas fruitcake, believe it or not – all of my sibling love fruitcake and consider mine the best (personally, I dislike fruitcake!)
    7. 3 places you would like to visit when travel is safe, easy, and fun again: Scotland, Tasmania, Stewart Island
    8. The last book you read that made you laugh: I don’t usually read funny books – I guess the funniest one I’ve read lately is Mary Ann’s Gilligan’s Island Cookbook (RIP Dawn Wells).
    9. Small goal you’re currently striving to reach: Pulling out all of the tumbleweed seedlings I can find on our New Mexico property.
    10. Big goal you’re currently striving to reach: Finishing our post-retirement move from Georgia to New Mexico, which was interrupted by the pandemic!

  37. 1. Favorite place to vacation: Use to be San Francisco, but I love Northern Italy.
    2. Favorite Perfume: Habanita by Molinard (don’t order from Amazon, I think it’s a knockoff. Order from Molinard in Grasse, France) Second favorite is Filigree by Thymes
    3. Favorite show you’re currently watching on TV, Acorn, Netflix, or whatever: Law & Order SVU. I love Olivia Benson. Always enjoy TCM anytime.
    4. Guilty pleasure you allow yourself once a week/month: Watching Housewives of Beverly Hills. Yes, I know, but I got hooked a decade ago.
    5. Favorite way to unwind if feeling stressed: Put on a Disco CD and “get down” in the kitchen and dance like nobody’s watching!
    6. Something you cook or bake that’s always a big hit with friends/family: My French grandmother’s recipe for potato salad and her deviled eggs.
    7. 3 places you would like to visit when travel is safe, easy, and fun again: Greece, Egypt, Nepal
    8. The last book you read that made you laugh: I like murder mysteries.
    9. Small goal you’re currently striving to reach: Lose weight.
    10. Big goal you’re currently striving to reach: Declutter my art studio.

  38. 1. Favorite place to vacation: My daughters’ homes on the East coast.
    2. Favorite Perfume: Verveine by Pre de Provence
    3. Favorite show you’re currently watching on TV, Acorn, Netflix, or whatever: Outlander and others.
    4. Guilty pleasure you allow yourself once a week/month: Lunch with my gfs and a stroll in an antique mall.
    5. Favorite way to unwind if feeling stressed: Coffee or tea and a good book.
    6. Something you cook or bake that’s always a big hit with friends/family:
    Meatloaf and mashed potatoes.
    7. 3 places you would like to visit when travel is safe, easy, and fun again: Japan, Scotland, and Italy.
    8. The last book you read that made you laugh: Notes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson.
    9. Small goal you’re currently striving to reach: lose weight.
    10. Big goal you’re currently striving to reach: Keep weight off.

  39. Sarah Smith says

    1. Favorite place to vacation: Surprised by Scotland and Portugal
    2. Favorite Perfume: Bridge player not allowed
    3. Favorite show you’re currently watching on TV, Acorn, Netflix, or whatever: Mostly PBS or Britbox mysteries and, of course, Bridgerton
    4. Guilty pleasure you allow yourself once a week/month: Zaxby’s Black & Blue salad
    5. Favorite way to unwind if feeling stressed: Antique or flea marker shopping
    6. Something you cook or bake that’s always a big hit with friends/family: not a “cooker”
    7. 3 places you would like to visit when travel is safe, easy, and fun again: Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Russia
    8. The last book you read that made you laugh:
    9. Small goal you’re currently striving to reach: Next level in duplicate bridge
    10. Big goal you’re currently striving to reach: Done! Downsized to 1000 sq ft during pandemic – can’t tell you how wonderful and freeing it has been

  40. Oh, what a fun idea ! Love reading everyone’s answers – thanks for doing this!
    1. Favorite place to vacation: Paris
    2. Favorite Perfume: Chanel No. 5…but it does not “last” on me.
    3. Favorite show you’re currently watching on TV, Acorn, Netflix, or whatever: Unforgotten on PBS
    4. Guilty pleasure you allow yourself once a week/month:Ice cream
    5. Favorite way to unwind if feeling stressed:Bubble bath with a book
    6. Something you cook or bake that’s always a big hit with friends/family: M&M Brownies – https://www.ournewvista.com/search/label/Brownies
    7. 3 places you would like to visit when travel is safe, easy, and fun again: Poland, Greece, England
    8. The last book you read that made you laugh: The Unhoneymooners
    9. Small goal you’re currently striving to reach:Lose 10 pounds
    10. Big goal you’re currently striving to reach:Stay healthy and stress free!

  41. Anne-Marie says

    1. Favorite place to vacation: Cambria, CA
    2. Favorite perfume: Knowing by Estee Lauder
    3. Favorite show: The Crown (Netflix), Clarkson’s Farm (Prime)
    4. Guilty pleasure: watching soaps
    5. Unwind: listening to classical and ballet music with relaxing beverage
    6. Something to cook: my mom’s mac & cheese for my kids and grandkids
    7. 3 places to visit: Prince Edward Island, English cotswolds, Maine coast
    8. Humor book: I go to tv for comedy, Schitt’s Creek (Netflix) Kim’s
    Convenience (Netflix). Very funny “slices of life” shows.
    9. Small goal: Build up stamina for trip to NYC
    10. Big goal: Declutter house so kids don’t have to someday

  42. Pam Copple says

    1. Favorite place to vacation: Depends in my mood I guess… to Relax, Hawaii, most likely Kauai, but love Maui as well. If I want Adventure and History, Virginia
    2. Favorite Perfume: FlowerBomb, I have used for years and LOVE
    3. Favorite show you’re currently watching on TV, Acorn, Netflix, or whatever: Currently we are bingeing on Chicago PD. Finished Chicago MD and Chicago Fire (my husbands favorite). But we love Bosch, just finished, and of course Outlander.
    4. Guilty pleasure you allow yourself once a week/month: sweets once a month
    5. Favorite way to unwind if feeling stressed: massage
    6. Something you cook or bake that’s always a big hit with friends/family:Borscht, Lasagna, Beer Bread a few
    7. 3 places you would like to visit when travel is safe, easy, and fun again: Scotland, The Pacific coast, and maybe hit Seattle area.
    8. The last book you read that made you laugh: Can’t remember
    9. Small goal you’re currently striving to reach: using up all my yarn, making hats and slippers for Christmas.. (that’s not really small, but I’ll stick to it.)
    10. Big goal you’re currently striving to reach:Going through all our photos and putting on the picture program on the computer, getting rid of photo CD’s as well as photos that lay around everywhere, or in a lot of books…

  43. Colleen M Richardson says

    1. Favorite place to vacation: Martha’s Vineyard
    2. Favorite Perfume: Jo Malone English Pear & Freesia and Michael Kors Wonderlust
    3. Favorite show you’re currently watching on TV, Acorn, Netflix, or whatever: Halston miniseries, In The Heights, Bridgerton, The Crown, Emily In Paris (shot in Paris and great costumes), Stanley Tucci Searching For Italy (all about food) and TCM (love old movies)
    4. Guilty pleasure you allow yourself once a week/month: Lunch with girlfriends
    5. Favorite way to unwind if feeling stressed: Listen to an audiobook or music
    6. Something you cook or bake that’s always a big hit with friends/family: My coffee cake
    7. 3 places you would like to visit when travel is safe, easy, and fun again: Ireland (we were planning to go in 2020), Italy again and a cruise of Germany, Czech Republic & Hungary
    8. The last book you read that made you laugh: Sex and Vanity by Kevin Kwan
    9. Small goal you’re currently striving to reach: Walking regularly
    10. Big goal you’re currently striving to reach: To lose weight and exercise more

  44. Anne C Lovell says

    Taquamenon Falls are beautiful, and I haven’t been but want to go up to Copper Harbor. We had to go through Christmas, Michigan of course. and US 2 is pretty along the north of Lake Michigan.

  45. 1. Favorite place to vacation: O’ahu.
    2. Favorite Perfume: Giorgio (the original)
    3. Favorite show you’re currently watching on TV, Acorn, Netflix, or whatever: Waiting to get together with my daughter to binge the latest season of Virgin River.
    4. Guilty pleasure you allow yourself once a week/month: Lindt Lindor Truffles … just one per week.
    5. Favorite way to unwind if feeling stressed: Cuddling with a critter.
    6. Something you cook or bake that’s always a big hit with friends/family: Uncle Doug’s Cheesecake.
    7. 3 places you would like to visit when travel is safe, easy, and fun again: New Zealand; Yorkshire, England; Dublin, Ireland.
    8. The last book you read that made you laugh: A Year In Provence by Peter Mayle.
    9. Small goal you’re currently striving to reach: Learning to sleep without the TV on.
    10. Big goal you’re currently striving to reach: Get and keep my A1C under control.

  46. 1. Favorite place to vacation: Ireland
    2. Favorite perfume: Jo Malone Sea Salt and Sage
    3. Favorite show you’re currently watching on TV, Acorn, Netflix, or whatever: Working Moms
    4. Guilty pleasure you allow yourself once a week/month: Going out with girlfriends
    5. Favorite way to unwind if feeling stressed: I’m retired, no tree! Actually reading.
    6. Something you cook or bake that’s always a big hit with friends/family: Gluten free Apple Crisp
    7. 3 places you would like to visit when travel is safe, easy, : England, Scotland and Spain
    8. The last book you read that made you laugh: I like Janet Evonovich books.
    9. Small goal you’re currently striving to reach: walking more
    10. Big goal you’re currently striving to reach: Learning to meditate.

  47. 1. Favorite place to vacation: It’s a toss up between Hawaii, Maui in particular, where my husband and I were married and spent two weeks and the Maine Coast which is just so incredibly beautiful. I haven’t been to Maine since the 80s but visited B&Bs all up and down the coast from York to Northeast Harbor over a five year period.
    2. Favorite Perfume: Amarige by Givenchy
    3. Favorite show you’re currently watching on TV, Acorn, Netflix, or whatever: We just completed binge-watching McLeods’s Daughters on BritBox through Amazon Prime. We are about to start Clarkson’s Farm which is supposed to be quite light-hearted and funny.
    4. Guilty pleasure you allow yourself once a week/month: Nothing really. I keep thinking about a Margarita but too much trouble to mix a batch. LOL
    5. Favorite way to unwind if feeling stressed: Puzzle games on my phone/computer or put together puzzles.
    6. Something you cook or bake that’s always a big hit with friends/family: Pecan/Cheddar Cheese Bites. Similar to cheese straws but firmer.
    7. 3 places you would like to visit when travel is safe, easy, and fun again: The British Isles, Scandinavia and Eastern Europe (Czech Republic, Slovakia/Hungary)
    8. The last book you read that made you laugh: Fannie Flagg’s The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion.
    9. Small goal you’re currently striving to reach: Find time to paint!
    10. Big goal you’re currently striving to reach: Compile all of my genealogy research of my family into a book or maybe a website for my family and generations to come.

  48. 1. Favorite place to vacation: Maine… yeah – seafood – Arcadia National Park –
    2. Favorite Perfume: On the hunt for a new favorite – I am squeezing the final drops of Rapture by VS out of its bottle. No longer made….
    3. Favorite show you’re currently watching on TV, Acorn, Netflix, or whatever: Yellowstone – Doc Martin – Midsomer Murders – At Home with the Georgians.
    4. Guilty pleasure you allow yourself once a week/month: Dinner out.
    5. Favorite way to unwind if feeling stressed: glass of wine – sit on the porch – watch the hummingbirds – or sit on the dock at our favorite place at a nearby lake with a glass of wine.
    6. Something you cook or bake that’s always a big hit with friends/family: Thanksgiving Dinner….
    7. 3 places you would like to visit when travel is safe, easy, and fun again:England (we should all go together – looks like many of us want to go!) Ireland – Scotland.
    8. The last book you read that made you laugh: Stay Sexy and don’t get Murdered. (I had to get it – when I flipped it open and one chapter was entitled “You’re in a cult – go talk to your father”. CAUTION – these 2 ladies who wrote it – let’s just say – there is “adult language”. There are bits that are hysterical – and obviously very frightening bits – but these 2 gals just don’t want to get murdered – and they research and learn how – well, not to. But the book is uplifting in that they talk about some of their younger foibles (they are in their 40’s and 50’s now), and that you have to make you own life – love your self – and above all – don’t get murdered! I did not know this before I got the book, but they have a fairly well liked podcast…(my favorite murder) I can’t listen to it – a little – TOO scary…
    9. Small goal you’re currently striving to reach: Getting the weeds in the garden beds under control….
    10. Big goal you’re currently striving to reach:Getting the weeds in the garden beds under control….

  49. I have enjoyed reading the responses so much. Thanks for posting.

    1. Favorite place to vacation: I have been fortunate to travel a lot as a child and adult. I love the English Cotswolds, Prince Edward Island, the Canadian Rockies, Nantucket, Sedono, Austria, Belgium, transatlantic cruise, New England; for beaches A1A in Florida; American West

    2. Favorite Perfume: Walk on Air Kate Spade

    3. Favorite show you’re currently watching on TV, Acorn, Netflix, or whatever: After reading all of the “When Calls the Heart Books,” we’ve been watching the shows and are currently on season 7.

    4. Guilty pleasure you allow yourself once a week/month: pedicure

    5. Favorite way to unwind if feeling stressed: reading or sitting on the dock

    6. Something you cook or bake that’s always a big hit with friends/family: my grandmother’s teacakes, my mother’s spaghetti, a roast, chocolate chip cookies

    7. 3 places you would like to visit when travel is safe, easy, and fun again: Mackinac Island, American West again, take a Viking cruise down a river in Europe

    8. The last book you read that made you laugh: not lately but anything by Jean Kerr

    9. Small goal you’re currently striving to reach: making book for family members with pictures and provenance of family keepsakes

    10. Big goal you’re currently striving to reach: Several – decluttering, organizing my personal cookbook, organizing photos

    Note: I have a pineapple casserole recipe if the original person who posted about this doesn’t post soon.

  50. franki Parde says

    Favorite place to vacation: Hawaii
    2. Favorite Perfume: “Laura”
    3. Favorite show you’re currently watching on TV, Acorn, Netflix, or whatever: “Murdock Murders” ..first season, etc. NETFLIX
    4. Guilty pleasure you allow yourself once a week/month: 200+ round trip every 5 weeks for…hair…I know, “Diva”
    5. Favorite way to unwind if feeling stressed: swing…I have 4 throughout property
    6. Something you cook or bake that’s always a big hit with friends/family: Coconut Cake
    7. 3 places you would like to visit when travel is safe, easy, and fun again: Ireland, River Cruise, Hawaii
    8. The last book you read that made you laugh: Jeannie Marie Laskas
    9. Small goal you’re currently striving to reach: 15 pounds
    10. Big goal you’re currently striving to reach: Downsizing my closet(s)…pillows…*sigh*

  51. Linda Nixon says

    If one family member did not show up on Thanksgiving with her Pineapple Casserole she would be sent home……… could not return without it. Family favorite for more years than I can remember. I think it must be a southern favorite, too.

  52. Yes, Pam, I did read Martin Luther. Good book. We probably have similar books on our fave list. Have a great summer.

  53. 1. Favorite place to vacation: Italy (we’ve gone their 6 times, are planning the 7th time)
    2. Favorite Perfume: Philosophy Amazing Grace
    3. Favorite show you’re currently watching on TV, Acorn, Netflix, or whatever: Justified–this is a GREAT/humorous/quirky series about Federal Marshall Raylan Givens trying to bring to justice Boyd Crowder, a criminal but also a childhood friend Raylan “dug coal” with; set in Lexington KY
    4. Guilty pleasure you allow yourself once a week/month: Dinner at Vincitorio’s a local excellent family-owned Italian restaurant
    5. Favorite way to unwind if feeling stressed: Nap, watch TV, tablescape
    6. Favorite thing to cook for family and friends: help-yourself loaded mashed potato bar
    7. 3 places you to would like to visit when travel is safe, easy, and fun again: Portugal, Italy, New Zealand
    8. The last book you read that made you laugh: All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriott; this is a timeless autobiographical and very funny book about a rural Scottish veterinarian in the 1930’s
    9. Small goal you’re currently striving to reach: lose 15 pounds
    10. Big goal you’re currently striving to reach: getting mentally ready for retirement; I’ve been an engineer for 36 years, I want to retire, but I also really like my job.

  54. 1. Favorite place to vacation: Any place that isn’t home. lol I’ve never left the USA, so any place in the USA.
    2. Favorite Perfume: I love perfume! Right now, I’m enjoying Sand n’ Sable
    3. Favorite show you’re currently watching on TV, Acorn, Netflix, or whatever: Just watch Atypical on Netflix-Have lots of favorites
    4. Guilty pleasure you allow yourself once a week/month: Doordash meal
    5. Favorite way to unwind if feeling stressed: Crafting
    6. Something you cook or bake that’s always a big hit with friends/family: Peach pie and chili
    7. 3 places you would like to visit when travel is safe, easy, and fun again: I’m not sure, but I’d love to go back to Graceland in Memphis, TN or Waco TX or Charleston, SC
    8. The last book you read that made you laugh: The Great Expected by Dan Mooney
    9. Small goal you’re currently striving to reach: Healing a broken knee so I can walk again
    10. Big goal you’re currently striving to reach: Losing weight

  55. 1. Favorite place to vacation: Toss up: Paris or Venice or Victoria, BC
    2. Favorite Perfume: L’Air du Temps
    3. Favorite show you’re currently watching on TV, Acorn, Netflix, or whatever: I follow Stephanie Jarvis on “The Chateau Diaries” on Youtube.
    4. Guilty pleasure you allow yourself once a week/month: Dining out
    5. Favorite way to unwind if feeling stressed: I research Genealogy for us and friends.
    6. Something you cook or bake that’s always a big hit with friends/family: Fresh Georgia Wild Caught Shrimp and Grits!
    7. 3 places you would like to visit when travel is safe, easy, and fun again: Where I have not been before-Internationally: Scotland, Ireland, Wales USA: New Orleans north on a Mississippi Riverboat cruise, Niagara Falls, Upper Midwest.
    8. The last book you read that made you laugh: I read a lot but nothing very funny lately. I am going to expand my literary dalliances to include “funny” books.
    9. Small goal you’re currently striving to reach: in the process of making curtains.
    10. Big goal you’re currently striving to reach: Organization of entertaining items, fabrics, files, clothes, purses, shoes, documents for home and office.

  56. carol springsteen says

    I love the mother of pearl heart earrings and they are sold out. Did not say one could be on a waiting list. I usually don’t like costume jewelry but these caught my eye

  57. 1. Favorite place to vacation: Anywhere in the Med. We’re leaving on 7/30 to do a 14 day Greek Island cruise and I CAN’T WAIT!

    2. Favorite Perfume: Right now I’m just into Philosophy Lemon Custard. I do the shower gel, lotion and spritz and love it for summer.
    3. Favorite show you’re currently watching on TV, Acorn, Netflix, or whatever: I’ve been watching a lot of Rick Steves since we are traveling soon.
    4. Guilty pleasure you allow yourself once a week/month: I go to our beach house.
    5. Favorite way to unwind if feeling stressed: Sitting alone at beach house.
    6. Something you cook or bake that’s always a big hit with friends/family: I do these sausage and cheese wonton appetizers. Big hit!
    7. 3 places you would like to visit when travel is safe, easy, and fun again: Next year we’ll probably do a Northern European cruise and we want to hit Russia. Once son is in college we’ll do a middle eastern cruise.
    8. The last book you read that made you laugh: I read mostly mystery or psychological thrillers.
    9. Small goal you’re currently striving to reach: Get cruise excursions planned and organized for next week.
    10. Big goal you’re currently striving to reach: Get a contractor hired and start renovations on beach house.

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