Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Wednesday Hodgepodge

I'm a bit shocked that it is the last day of the first month of 2018.  How can that be?  Time is flying by so fast and I keep wondering if I'm making the best use of the time I have left.  I mean, I sure hope that's many more years but at this rate it will past very quickly.  Meanwhile, I'll get busy answering the HP questions for today.

1. Speaking of endings....at your wit's end, at loose ends, a dead end, burn the candle at both ends, all's well that end's well, or no end in sight...which 'end' phrase might best be applied to your life lately? Explain.  I would have to say, "all's well that end's well."  Life has been pretty smooth lately and any issues have all turned out okay.  But, I could apply all of these phrases at some time or the other.

2. What was a must have accessory when you were growing up? Did you own one? If so tell us what you remember about it.
Not sure this is what you mean but the very first thing to come to my mind were my glasses.  And, they were definitely not considered a fashion accessory in 1958, the year I started wearing glasses.  But, I was one more happy gal when I got them.  My first grade teacher mentioned to my parents that she was pretty sure that I could not see well and she was so right.  When I got glasses my whole world changed.  I told my parents I did not know that the trees had leaves.  They felt terrible that they had not picked up on it but we did not own a TV at that time or they might have noticed by how close I had to sit to watch it.  But, hey, "all's well that end's well."  ~big smile~



3. Something that made you smile yesterday?

Well, this really isn't funny but it did make me chuckle.  One of Hubby's staff was telling me about her husband having a bike accident on Sunday.  They were off for an afternoon bike ride in their neighborhood when her husband saw, what he thought, was about to be a tragic accident in one of their neighbors driveways.  He squeezed his hand brakes extremely hard as he was going to get off his bike and run and try to prevent it.  When he applied the hand brakes he went sailing over the handle bars onto the hard pavement and landed on his right arm.  He ended up at the Orthopedist office and is in a sling and  is in physical therapy.  It is not broken but nonetheless, a pretty bad injury that he'll be dealing with for a few weeks.  And, all was well with the neighbors, what he saw was not the way it really was.  And, just so you know I'm not being ugly by laughing, the way his wife,  laughingly, told the story and my envisioning it all taking place, made me chuckle.  Wow, that was a really long answer.

4. January 30th is National Croissant Day. Do you like croissants? Sweet or savory? We're having chicken salad for lunch...would you rather have yours served on a croissant, a wrap, a bagel, bread, or a roll of some sort?

I do like croissants, just the regular ones.  I rarely eat them as they can be a little too "bready" for me.  I'll take my chicken salad on wheat bread.

5. Sum up your January in fifteen words or less.

January was colder than rip and came and went in a flash!

6.  Insert your own random thought here.


A few months ago our son started collecting old license plates.  Yes, I know, why would anyone want old license plates?  But, apparently, there is lots of interest in them and some of them can be quite valuable. ~go figure~  Anyway, he was looking for a way to display a few of them in his office and I thought this (the above picture) was a good way.  This window looks out into the reception area and was just perfect to frame with the plates.  And, I hung every one of them.  Yessiree! and they are all hung on straight pins so as not to tear the wall up when they are removed.  I thought it really turned out nicely and he was quite pleased.  Yea, Mom!!!

Happy mid-week!!!



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!

20 comments:

  1. I can so relate to your experience of getting glasses for the first time!!! A whole new world!!
    Have a good week!

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  2. About that bike accident, it made me laugh too because it brought to mind, 'No good deed goes unpunished,' since he was only going to help someone. LOL (it's a favorite line of my husband and me). And about those glasses, my sister's story is just the same, at the same age, and the same amazement about the leaves!

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  3. Great job on the plates, Lea. Enjoy your week.

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  4. Love the license plates and I laughed at your explanation of January :) xoxo ERIN

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  5. Wonderful post dear Lea. The license plates look great. The time is flying by...Enjoy the rest of your week.

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  6. I'm sure y'all have been to the BBQ Pit in Sterlington. Our friend, Matthew, hung license plates on one of the walls and then "bronzed" them. It's pretty cool.

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  7. I didn’t get my glasses until the seventh grade but I had that exact same thought....wow! You can actually SEE the leaves on trees?! Lol. Have a good day Lea!

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  8. My dad collects old license plates! Way to go mom, that looks awesome! Colder than rip, you crack me up, calling for 10 degrees here tomorrow! Yuk! Stay cozy!

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  9. I got glasses in fifth grade and it made a huge difference, too.
    My son also collects license plates- has for years- and has them displayed in their garage. Did you know there are big 'meets' where people sell and trade license plates! Who knew?! lol xo Diana

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  10. What an interesting idea for collecting! I'm into how your son displays them. And I got glasses in 6th grade, I was so embarrassed to find out I had bad vision but so relieved to get my glasses!

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  11. The license plates display looks awesome! WOW! Now for my answers.

    no end in sight...which 'end' phrase might best be applied to your life lately? Explain.
    Well it seemed that I felt I was at a dead end with several things going on in my life but that has passed and right this very moment, which change in a heart beat I would say all's well that end's well.

    2. What was a must have accessory when you were growing up? Did you own one? If so tell us what you remember about it.
    Earrings! My mother had my ears pierced when I was around 9 years old. The old fashion way too might I add. You know, the freeze your ear lobe with ice grit your teeth kind of pierce. But I can remember to this day of owning a pair of cross earrings and I thought I had the cutest ears around! Still love me some earrings. AND SOME SHOES!

    3. Something that made you smile yesterday?
    Your Snickers is the cutest ever. I have a grandpup named Bo and one named Ginger.
    Well, yesterday I smiled because I was obedient in an area of my life with the Lord that I am having to discipline myself about. I smiled at the end of the day knowing I had done and said the right thing and made the correct decision that Christ would be pleased with.

    4. January 30th is National Croissant Day. Do you like croissants? Sweet or savory? We're having chicken salad for lunch...would you rather have yours served on a croissant, a wrap, a bagel, bread, or a roll of some sort?
    Yes, I do like croissants. I do not buy them however but once in a blue moon. And I do love GOOD homemade chicken salad on a nice croissant.

    5. Sum up your January in fifteen words or less.
    I have had a love/hate relationship with our weather in Florida.

    6. Insert your own random thought here
    A poem I read this morning.
    If you desire to be happy
    And get rid of the misery of dread,
    Just give up supposin' the worst things
    And look for the best things instead.

    Spoke to me this morning!

    Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  12. Darn...I hate I missed National Croissant Day, but I am celebrating national Hot Chocolate Day today! ;D

    Is it warm where you are in Florida?

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  13. I got my glasses in 4th grade and boy, what a difference it makes to be able to see! Love your license plate arrangement. Very cool and creative. What is "colder than rip"?

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  14. Using straight pins to hang things on the wall is a great idea. I don't always use them, but when I do, it's a good thing. Those license plates look really good.

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  15. I got glasses in 5th grade and then stopped wearing them when I into high school for a while 'cause I didn't think they were cool anymore. I went for a couple of years not wearing them, squinting everywhere I went like a idiot. Finally, when wire rims became popular in the late 60's I got some and then started wearing again! Vanity make some of us do dumb things! Love the license plates...good job!

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  16. Lea, I could just imagine you finding that story funny and could almost hear your laughter. Poor guy, but retelling it could be a real comic act. You did a masterful job hanging those plates. It will be not only a focal point but a conversation starter for sure.

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  17. Love the license plates. I agree time is flying.

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  18. We have the license plates from all the states my husband (& I) have lived in in our sons room. They're pretty cool. Happy Wednesday! XO

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  19. It's Friday afternoon and I'm finally getting around to the Hodgepodge. Such a busy couple of days. Hubs read somewhere the other day that you know you're old by what happens after a fall. You're young if people laugh and old if they run to help you : ) Great job on the wall!

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  20. Smooth sounds good! Oh my, that's some story. I bet he's a little embarrassed. Glad he is okay. Love the license plates on the wall. Have a nice week.

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