Wednesday, February 7, 2018

A February Hodgepodge

You've been here enough that you know the drill, Joyce asks the questions and we give the answers and it's called The Hodgepodge.


1. February can be a little bit tricky given the weather and the winter and the whatnot. I read a list (here) of things you can do to make your February brighter which included-start planning your next trip, take more baths, make your own chocolate covered strawberries, and exercise in preparation for swimsuit season. Anything on the list you might try? Which suggestion on the list appeals to you most? Tell us something not on the list that helps make your February brighter. 
Oh, it would definitely be planning a trip and I'm doing just that.  I have at least planned and it's possible that another really fun trip may happen.  All these are by June 1st and then I'll start planning for the 2nd half of the year.  This would be my answer to all the above questions.  Trip planning gives you something to look forward to and I love that.

2. Tell us about something you've seen or done recently that you'd say was 'super'?
Well, it certainly wasn't the Super Bowl because I just do not care anything in the world about pro football.  I really don't care too much about any football.  I don't get why a bunch of guys would want to jump on each other, and risk severe injury over a mere football.  ~whatever~
With that said, I had my little Gran girls for a little while on Monday afternoon and they are definitely super, in fact, they are super duper! 

3. Best thing you ate in a 'bowl' last week?

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I made a big pot of gumbo for our Sunday School class Super Bowl gathering.  Even if I do say so, it was very good.  I make a very hearty gumbo with shrimp, chicken and sausage.  I started making gumbo about 8 years ago and  have pretty much perfected it. ~no brag, just fact~ 

4. Something you're 'cheering' for right now?
A long time, dear friend had aortic valve replacement yesterday and I'm cheering her own to recovery.  She did well through the surgery but it's a very tough surgery and I pray she will have a smooth recovery and soon be back to her sassy self.

5. The Winter Olympics begin Friday, February 9th in Pyeong Chang, South Korea. On a scale of 1-10 (with 10 being all in and 1 being no interest whatsoever) how interested are you in the games? Which event do you most want to see (you'll find a list here).
I would have to say about a 2-3, not much interest at all.  If I watch any, it will be the figure skating and I find it quite fascinating. How anyone can be so graceful in all the moves they do and remain on their feet is amazing.  I can't even imagine how many hours a day they spend at the rink. Sheer dedication for sure!

6. Insert your own random thought here.


Hubby came strolling in with this gorgeous bouquet on Monday.  He had just read my blog post where I had stated that my favorite color of roses was pink.  He decided he would just surprise me with these and I was pretty impressed.  He said he did not know that pink was my favorite color in roses, he had always thought it was red.  See, after 46 years of marriage, we're still learning things about each other. ~wink~



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. Your flowers are lovely! And you gumbo looks ahhhhmazing! Do you ever share the recipe?? Happy Hodgepodge!

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  2. Love your roses, Lea, as well as the sentiment behind it. Glad your man reads your blog. My guy only looks at the pics, if he does that! Enjoy your week.

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  3. Yay for your hubby, that is just the best :) How sweet that he read your blog and got you those flowers. All the warm fuzzies. I took figure skating lessons for about a year as a kid and it's so hard what they do, I just love watching them perform! xoxo ERIN

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  4. Mr. CiCi did an awesome job on the roses!! They are beautiful! Alise has already asked if we're going to watch the figure skating events of the Olympics and I said of course! So glad my Mimi me enjoys some of the same things I do!

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  5. That sweet Tommy! Tell him for me, "He did good!" Oh my, that bowl of gumbo looks amazing. I would agree that you have probably perfected that recipe. And it sounds so good on this cool, after-rain-cloudy-day. Ginger kept me posted on B yesterday. I had wanted to be there but had a mandatory handbell rehearsal. I do plan to go over one day next week if she is up to it.

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  6. Lea,

    What a beautiful floral arrangement. That was very thoughtful of your hubby.

    ~Kiki~

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  7. I am with you. This town lives and breathes football and I married into a family where grandfather was one of the original owners of the Green Bay Packers (known then as the Acme Packers). So, I have learned to watch and love this home team but if they aren't playing, I have no interest.

    I also love the ice skating and can watch the downhill skiing during the Olympics-other than that- not interested.

    How wonderful to have a hubby that 'gets it'! You are blessed. xo Diana

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  8. Such pretty flowers from your husband! I am looking forward to the Olympics, and especially the ice skating and the opening ceremonies!

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  9. Surprise flowers are the best kind! They're gorgeous! Your gumbo looks good. We have neighbors here who make a great gumbo and bring it to potlucks, but I've never cooked that myself.

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  10. I'm not a football fan but I do enjoy watching the Super Bowl each year. Wishing your friend a quick recovery. Those are beautiful flowers, how sweet of him.

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  11. Your flowers are beautiful! I have never made gumbo but have a good recipe for jambalaya. I will make it for our Bible study Fat Tuesday party. Would you consider sharing your gumbo recipe?

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  12. Oh sweet friend, I love the you're still learning about one another. What a gorgeous surprise for his gorgeous bride! Mmmm I feel a Tasty Tuesday coming on for your Gumbo recipe!!

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  13. I knew you were a woman after my own heart...I couldn't give a flying flip about anything football related...most sports, in general! The gumbo looks heavenly and just look at those gorgeous roses! What a sweet hubby you have...and he even reads your blog!! :D

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  14. The roses are so pretty . I love roses . I’d line a bowl of that gumbo about lunch time today too . Yum . I’m a Georgia bulldog fan and that’s the only spurt i really watch . Well, unless it’s one of my grands playing something . Then whether i like the sport or not i try my best to support the kids . It’s a Nana thing ❤️ February will be over before we know it and March will be here . Just seems like the months fly by . Have a good day lea . Hugs and blessings , Cindy

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  15. Beautiful flowers, pink roses are my favorite too, can your husband call mine please?
    Jenna

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  16. Beautiful bouquet of roses!
    My daughter, Amanda who is 30, had her third open heart surgery this past October. She had to have her mitral valve replaced; she opted for a mechanical valve because she didn't want to go through this again. She amazed me so much!!
    Praying your friend will have a speedy recovery.

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  17. Aww, your sweet hubby. That is so precious and I love that he learned that by reading your blog💕. Kent came home with a little flower arrangement yesterday for an early Valentine's gift and it has a hydrangea right in the center which is on of my favs with some sweet pink roses too. We've got a couple of keepers. I'm with you on the olympics. We've actually got them on right now but only because there's nothing better to watch...LOL (and I'm on the computer and he's actually reading) Happy Weekend! XO

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  18. Oh I love that he read your post and brought you the pink roses. :)

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  19. If I watch some of the Olympics, it will be the figure skating! I can barely stay upright when skating on ice, but I do think it's quite a beautiful art form! Like dancing, but on an excessively slippery surface!

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