Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Bur-r-r-r it's cold..............

First, let me say a big "thank you" to those of you who posted comments on my last blog. Can I just say that "you made my day." I know, doesn't take much to get some folks excited. ~smile~ But, as I said, it lets me know that you read my blog. A big hug to you all!

What have I been doing today........well, I ran to Monroe (about 22 miles from here). I really had to talk myself into going. It's really cold and I just didn't want to get in and out of my vehicle. But, I had items that needed returning and then thought while I was there, that I might as well check out a few sales. But, I was so proud of myself. I only bought one item . I'm still learning that just because something is on sale, it doesn't mean that I need to buy it. But, when things go below 50% off, it just seems really easy to justify it. ~laugh~ I'm learning though and truly asking the Lord to make me mindful of such things.

Speaking of things..........when I got back from town I ran over to my Dad's house. He has recently remarried and he and his new bride are living in her house. So, he is trying to get his house ready to sell. Well, that has been such a task and he has done most of the job by himself. He and his wife are using some of the furnishings, but even after they got what they were going to use, there was still all kinds of stuff to get rid of. And, I must say that my parents were never "collectors of stuff." Since my Dad was in the ministry they moved a lot and moving helps to get rid of "stuff." So, he really doesn't have a lot of useless stuff. But, useful stuff, yes! Oh, my! He told me to come and get whatever I desired and I did, but it was just 4-5 items. I simply do not need any more furniture, my kitchen is full of all I need in it and on and on. My Mom had lots of photo albums and loose photos. While I do not know what on earth I will do with them, I simply could not just let them be thrown away. I have them set aside for now, but little by little will go through them and keep the ones that I feel are worth keeping and then I guess I will throw the others away. Oh, the beauty of digital pictures!! Watching my Dad go through this "ridding process" has really caused me too think about what our children may one day face. But, can't dwell on that, they will just have to decide what they want and don't want. I guess all parents wish that their children would never have to face such decisions, but that is pretty much a part of life. Many of you "Company Girls" are still young enough that none of this has likely ever entered your mind. That's okay too!

What got my attention today? I don't know if any of you have heard about the lady that lived her life "according to Oprah" last year or not. But, I heard about it on one of the news shows yesterday and then read an article about it in the newspaper last evening. It saddened me so ! Now, she has written a book about the experience and I would almost bet that it will be a #1 best seller. Oh, my, can't even imagine the shallowness of such a life.

What am I listening to? Selah's newest CD, You Deliver Me. I am a huge Selah fan and can be lifted to the mountain top listening to their music. And, the song, Audrey's Song, is such a nice bonus on the CD. It was written by Angie Smith, wife of Todd Smith who is a part of Selah, about the loss of their infant daughter last April. What a touching song! If you want to know more about this, check out Angie's blog at

Well, try to stay warm, since I feel sure that wherever you are located, you are likely enduring some rather frigid temperatures. I can already tell that the clouds are moving in here and so I'll begin to mentally prepare myself for no sunshine tomorrow. Shucks!

Hugs to you!

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Lea @ CiCis Corner
Lea @ CiCis Corner

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. It is COLD here too! The kids are hoping it snows so there won't be tutorial tomorrow, however, our upstairs heating unit is not working and I am TIRED of waking up to a freezing cold house! Just give me a nice 70 degrees and I will be happy!

    I can't imagine how difficult it must be to go through some of those things but also very precious as you recall things long forgotten. God bless as you do this!

    Have a great rest of the week and stay warm!!!

  2. It is very cold here. Nothing makes me homesick for Baton Rouge like wintertime in St. Louis!

    I hope going through the photos brings back some sweet memories. Before you throw any of them away, you might want to consider digitizing them. Camera shops that do photo processing will usually do it for a small few per photo. They give a photo CD with them on it. It can be done with a home scanner too. If you don't have hundreds of photos, I'd be happy to do it for you.

  3. It's hot here- mid 90's today. Of course we are in Africa.
    It's fun hearing about the cold and snow everywhere else though.
    I love the group Selah. I'm a little out of touch, and didn't realize they had a new CD out. I'll have to look for it.

  4. Oooo...i love Selah...beautiful music always!'s cold here too...VERY COLD...But on the bright side it is supposed to heat up to 15 degrees today! YAY!


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