Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Hodgepodge Wednesday



 
 1. What is the most amazing weather you've ever seen?  Well, not so sure, guess this sounds like a feeble answer, but any day where the temperature is just perfect and the sun is shinning is "amazing weather" to me.
 2. What is a sound or noise you love? For many years I have had a little box fan in our bedroom and I turn it on every night before going to bed and the hum of that fan just send me into the best sleep. My Hubby thinks it's the craziest thing but he does "go along" and likely he would miss it if we ever didn't have it. My box fan travels with me too. ~giggle~
 3. Do you like seafood? What's your favorite seafood dish? Now, you can't be from Louisiana and not like seafood. I guess Shrimp would be my favorite. There's just so many wonderful seafood dishes made here in La. and I pretty much enjoy them all.  





4. What part of your day requires the most patience? Since our nest emptied, I don't think there's any part of my day that requires that much patience.  Evenings use to require a lot when the kids were home, but now that it's just Poppa and me.  Well, can I just say, it's wonderful!! ~smile~ Now, before you go thinking something you shouldn't....our years of a "full nest" were nothing less than wonderful. I wouldn't trade those years for anything, and as many tears as I shed when the nest emptied, there really is "life after kids."

5. What's your favorite shade of blue? I call it Williamsburg blue, but it's the shade of blue here on my blog design.  Absolutely love it!!

6. Do people underestimate you? There might have been a time in my life when they did, but not any more.  I like to think of myself as a "Steel Magnolia."  Not that I have lived through near the stresses as so many others, but I think I've handled the stressful situations that have come my way "head on." Thank goodness for God's grace and provision during those times.
7. When was the last time you had butterflies in your stomach? Several months ago I had to have a Swallowing Study/Test done. For the test to be done, I had to swallow a thin tube. I can usually do about anything if I make my mind up but I just wasn't quite sure about this.  I think it was more just the thought of it than actually doing it.  I did have a lot of butterflies, but I handled it like I had done it a million times.  Nothing to it, so I guess I wasted those butterflies. ~smile~
8. Well, since Joyce threatened us with a wooden spoon (ouch!) I guess I'd better share a random thought.........over the past month I have made 35# of fudge to give away during the holidays.  I have been doing this for about 20 years and I look forward to making it and packaging it for giving each year. I pour it in various pans and molds and this year used the mini springform pans for some of it. I'm always on the lookout for a new mold or pan.  I have about 10 more pounds to make this year and then I'll be finished.  It freezes beautifully and I always start making it in Oct.  It's the creamiest, most nut filled chocolate fudge you ever did taste. ~smile~
Thanks Joyce, we're so glad you are hosting us on Wednesdays.  We know it takes a lot of "brain power" to come up with these questions week in and week out, so hat's off to you!  Click here for more Hodgepodge Wednesday.
 
Lea
Lea

Hi there! My name is Lea. I've been wife to the best Hubby for 44 years....Mom to a son and daughter....CiCi to 4 precious Grans....lover of family and friends....enjoy laughter and a good time....shopper....picture taking maniac....maker of delicious fudge....organizational enthusiast....memory maker....Southern Belle...and most importantly.....a Child of the King! Welcome to my little corner!

13 comments:

  1. I have to say that just reading about swallowing that tube makes me gag. I guess we do what we have to do but I sure do pray that's one I can avoid!

    Your fudge shoppe is pretty amazing!

    If you leave my daughter a comment she can help you with the button ....her blog is http://sincerely-shannon.blogspot.com

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  2. Oh, now I want your fudge recipe! Just thinking of Louisiana makes me think of watching them make fudge in NOLA (Riverwalk? or the French Qtr?)... and pralines... shrimp etoufee...
    (that memory is from Jan 1989!)

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  3. I think it ought to be a state law ... if you live in Louisiana, you have to love seafood. ha!

    I sent you an e-mail on how to get the button to show up (with the link back to Joyce's blog). Hope it helps.

    Blessings!
    Nana

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  4. You did it! Yay!!!!!!

    And if the discussion of seafood wasn't enough to make my tummy start grumbling, the pictures of the fudge did!

    Blessings!
    Nana

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  5. Lea, It's been a pleasure to connect with you also! I enjoying hearing about your life and what the Lord's doing. and.. that fudge looks amazing! love me some chocolate :)
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  6. I was just thinking about your fudge the other day. I was thinking I should do it...guess I am already behind, as usual!

    Maybe I never made it in LA because I HATE seafood...if it grows in the water, I don't eat it! :)

    Have a great week, hope everyone is feeling better around there.

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  7. Okay now we just have to have the recipe for the fudge. I love making candy and giving it away at Christmas.

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  8. There's life after kids?!? You promise???

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  9. So you're not going to share the recipe for your fudge?! I used to make a bajillion kinds of cookies and candies to give away, but have kinda gotten out of the habit.

    Your Williamsburg blue also reminds me of Wedgewood blue.

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  10. So funny that you take your "box" with you when you travel! That fudge looks incredible!

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  11. We use a sound machine at night, I really like it. That is a beautiful blue. That would have given me butterflies too! OMG on the fudge, that's a lot of it for sure! Are you sharing your recipe?

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  12. I sleep in a constant state of hot flash and should consider a box fan by my bed! I cannot imagine what life will be like without kids. My oldest two are 19 and 16, but my youngest are 10 and 7. Needless to say by the time they leave the nest, I will be exhausted. The fudge sounds yummy! Have a great tomorrow!

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