Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Wednesday Hodgepodge

From this Side of the Pond Joyce was gone last week to see and love on that precious Grandson.  But, she's back with her thought provoking questions this week.

1. Best place you've been lately?
I would have to say home.  Yep, haven't been anywhere else any better since November.  But, that is about to change beginning next week.  We're headed to Oklahoma to see those Grandsons, then I'll be off to Iowa in April and  NYC, yes that's right, NYC in May.  But, let me say, I absolutely love home and I'm always as excited to get home as I was to leave to wherever it is I'm going.

2. What's something you should say yes to today? Or this week? Or even this year?

Hummm.....I will have to ponder this for a few minutes and will try and come back to it when I finish the other questions if I think of an answer. I've pondered this question and still haven't come up with an answer.  Sorry!  I'll probably think of something once I publish this post.

3. Do you celebrate St. Patrick's Day in any way, shape, or form? If so tell us how. In Western cultures the color green is typically associated with jealousy, nature, good luck, and growth. What's the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word 'green'?

St. Patrick's day is my youngest (by 13 years) brother's birthday and ever since his birth it has been more than a special day.  With that being said, I would not celebrate St. Patty's day otherwise.
When I hear the word green I immediately think of grass and that's probably because my Hubby sees to it that we have a beautiful green lawn in the spring and summer.  It's like a science with him. ~smile~  
4. What's a product or service you love so much you'd happily be their spokesperson? Tell us what makes you such a fan.

There are a few but the first one I think of are the gals from our local Teen Challenge (a Christian based addiction recovery ministry) that assist me in many ways here at our house.  They have been working for me pretty much since we moved into this house 2 1/2 years ago.  All the girls are recovering from some type of addiction.  They are not allowed to work outside the facility until they have been in the program 6-8 months and to hear their stories and testimonies is absolutely amazing. Their service is sooooo helpful to me and it thrills me to assist the ministry in this way.

5. March 14th is Pi Day. How are your math skills?
My math skills would, at best, be average.  But, I've always had enough skills to figure out anything I have needed to figure out Math wise. Besides, now all I have to do is ask Alexa. ~chuckle~

 What's the last thing you did that required math of any kind?I was hanging a picture on a wall this past weekend and had to find the center of the wall and that required some measuring and dividing and it all came out perfectly.

 And most importantly do you like pie? I love pie, much more than cake.
 What's your favorite kind? A dear friend introduced me to a Granola Pie 3-4 years ago and it is, hands down, my most favorite pie.  With ice cream, whipped cream, or please hold the cream? I do not want either, just not a fan of ice cream or whipped cream on pie or cake.  I'll take mine plain.  Thank you!

6.  Insert your own random thought here.
Clancy wrapped up the sheep show season yesterday at the big state show in Oklahoma City.  He had his two sheep there to compete.  At the end of the competition he had to turn his sheep in. By turning in I mean, he'll never seen them again.  They are sold and he will get new ones this fall for show season next year.
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Clancy has known since he got the sheep that this day would come but knowing and understand are two different things.  And, here he is hugging one of them good-bye.

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And, here he is handing him over.  I know, doesn't it just rip your heart out.  His Dad and Mom thought that he understood how it was going to be but he's a little 9 year old boy that has worked and worked with these sheep every day for months.  He developed a bond with them and it was just real hard for him.  But, he'll likely enjoy laying the responsibility aside for a few months. At least I sure am hoping so because this CiCi can't stand this precious boy being upset like this.  I'm really glad I was not there to witness this.  I'm pretty sure a Grandmother's heart is more tender than a Mother's heart. ~sigh~


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!


  1. I enjoyed your Hodgepodge, as I always do but the picture of Clancy does, indeed, rip the heart right out of me. He's such a good kid!

  2. Ooh those pictures of Clancy! Oh how I remember this well with our oldest and his animals. I got tears just knowing how Clancy felt. I like pie better than cake too, my favorite is old fashioned cream. Too funny about asking Alexa math questions, lol. Have a wonderful day gorgeous lady!

  3. Those pics of sweet Clancy break my heart!! Have a good week.

  4. No topping on pie??? No indeed! Happy National PI Day!!

  5. Well I'm in tears. He has such a sweet, tender heart and reminds me so much of Tommy. I think they are probably a lot alike. He is gaining a great work ethic and responsibility at this young age that will probably last a lifetime. So glad ya'll are going to see them next week. We enjoyed seeing Ava Grace play with our Alexa last weekend. We don't use her to her full capacity by any means.

  6. Oh that face! It's so sad! What a hard thing for a little boy to do. We don't have Alexa but had fun using my daughter's when we were out there. Hope you have a great day!

  7. Oh my...that does rip your heart out! I don't know if I could do that, prepared or not...that is what I call commitment on Clancy's part! I enjoyed your answers, Lea...have a great rest of the week!

  8. Well now that just breaks my heart....I am sure he got so attached to them just like you would a family pet. He looks like such a sweet little boy...I enjoyed reading your answers to the other questions....

  9. Oh my goodness! I knew that was coming and I still looked at the last photo and yes, it did rip your heart out. Bless that little Clancy's heart. He loved that baby.
    How wonderful about the young ladies from Teen Challenge. I read David Wilkerson's book The Cross and the Switchblade when I was a teenager and will never forget it had such an impact on me ... reading about the young girls, the tough guys and Nicki Cruz. Enjoy your trip. It is always good to get back home again.

  10. Oh, that last photo just broke my heart! I have nieces and nephews who participate in 4-H and they are their teens. They, too, get emotional when it's time to say goodbye to the animals they have cared for and raised over the last several months.

    Delightful post, dear Lea. Have a blessed weekend! Hugs!

  11. Wow, you have some exciting trips ahead! Definitely having a birthday on St. Patrick's Day would be a fun way to celebrate. Hope he has a nice birthday today!! I'm going to have to look up that granola pie. Sounds yummy. My heart aches for Clancy. I hope he is doing okay. ((Hugs))


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