Well it's official I'm a dumb-ass!
I deleted the default "Pages" category from my link categories section of the WP Admin panel. Now I need it back. How can this be done. My pages function now works (after some fiddling around)..that is the pages links are shown on my site as I add NEW pages...but there is no way to edit them (the links) or add external URLS to THAT category.
Can anyone help this moron out?