Friday, January 7, 2011

A Little Bit of Ramblin'

It is so good to be back after the holidays.  Holidays are fun but it's always good to get back into our more "normal" routines.  I'm such a routine person that I get sort of "cranky" when I'm out of it for very long. ~smile~  

I've been ailing with the "crud" again (my 3rd bout since the 1st of November) and am just not "up to par."  I did finally go to the Dr. this past Tuesday and got two shots and 2 medications.  I really thought that by today I would see a big improvement, but that just has not happened.  Surely by tomorrow I will be on the road upward. Everyone in our family has had it except for our son and his wife.  We're hoping they can escape it.

I've done so much "pot cooking" the past few weeks.  I always do that in the winter months.  It's a pot of chili, a pot of soup, or a pot of stew for dinner most winter evenings.  Thank goodness Hubby is good with that.  And, I always make more than we will eat and either share it with the kids or freeze it for another time.  This week I've made beef stew and chili and there's always a pan of cornbread made to go with it.  Last night I did change up the schedule a bit and we had a good ole hamburger.  I think Tommy was a bit surprised when he sat down to a plate instead of a bowl. ~smile~

I got a new vehicle last weekend and along with a new vehicle comes new "bells and whistles" to figure out.  I DO NOT like figuring them out, I want to just get in the car and know what buttons do what without ever looking at the guide manual. Well, it just doesn't work that way.  So, I've spent quite a bit of time sitting in my car with the manual, and little by little I'm getting things figured out.  I'm totally amazed at how much "they" can get these cars to do today. My seat practically ejects me when I go to get out of it. ~chuckle~ One thing that I can already tell I'm going to love is the Bluetooth connection for my phone. Yea!  And, another adjustment is the size.  It is a crossover vehicle and I've been driving either a van or a Suburban for over 25 years.  But, I was definitely ready to downsize, but it's a huge difference.

Tonight you will find Hubby and I  in front of the TV as our LSU Tigers  take on Texas A and M.  I'm certainly not a huge fan of football, but this will be one game that I will  keep one eye on.  After Arkansas' loss to Ohio State on Tuesday evening, LSU fans are not assuming anything.  Aren't we glad that it's "just a game."  Not sure all folks understand that! ~chuckle~

And, I just have to put this plug in since it's the first of the year.  If you gals are not familiar with Blog2Print ,
I hope you will check it out.  It is the greatest way to preserve your blog in book form.  I used it last year and am about to order another one of my last years blog entries.  It is very user friendly and I am hopeful that it will be something that my children will enjoy "one day."

I always enjoy connecting with the Company Girls are Friday.  What a special group of ladies and don't we just love our "fearless hostess" Rachel.  She's the BEST!  I never knew the friendships that would occur as a result of my blogging, but each of you truly do hold a special place in my heart. I wish we could have an old fashioned pallet party sometime.  Talk about fun! ~giggle~

Blessings for a beautiful week-end!

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. Lea, I'm so sorry you've been sick so much! We too have been sick 3 times since November and it really throws you off. Hope you're feeling 100% really soon.

    Congrats on your new vehicle!

    I love winter and "pots" of warm food. :)

  2. Hope you feel better soon! I saw on FB that you were under the weather but had hoped the drugs were helping! :) I'll be praying for you!

    I love warm pots of soup in the winter, unfortunately...other than chili...I am the only one who appreciates them so I don't make them much, maybe I'll force my clan into it this week as part of the up your vegetable intake campaign I am trying to implement!!!

    I'm not too fond of figuring out new things, either, however when we got the car I drive now and I discovered the heated seats...I became a little more tolerant! LOVE that feature, esp. this time of year!

    Hope you feel better for the weekend! Blessings!

  3. Being sick for so long really takes a toll - it may not be until you are completely done with the drugs that you start to pick up.

    Love the pot dinners - we've entered the deep freeze (wind chills this morning around zero!) and the idea of a big pot of mushroom and beef stew is very comforting!

  4. Sure hope you get over the crud SOON!! I know it is just so annoying for it to linger on! Have a good weekend!! We'll be watching the Cotton Bowl tonight, too! Geaux Tigers!

  5. Lea..thank you so much for stopping by...I will admit to just sitting here willing the phone to ring while I know she's wandering around Houston airport! So soryy that you've been ill..hope it leaves you soon....we got a 'new to us' vehicle in september and I love it but will admit to studying the manual a number of times to figure out which button is for what! Glad to hear that someone else struggles with the same thing!

  6. Ugh, I hope you're able to kick the "crud" once and for all! Noelle and I have both had "it" a few times this season too. Thankfully, my boys seem to always escape it. I heard yesterday that the flu has hit our area hard. I am praying we've already had it this season - although we never made it to the doctor to confirm but I'm pretty certain we all had it.

    How fun - a new vehicle! I'm starting to think about changing mine out. I think this year will be the year!

    I need to cook more...thanks for the reminder ;) I am so blessed to have a mom that still cooks a lot for us, ha! Good thing she's in the neighborhood or we might starve some nights!

    Blessings to you today and always :)

  7. Lea~

    We call it the "crud" too~! I love it! Not many use that terminology. :-)

    I love one-pot meals! Cook and serve easy... and easy clean up!

    Congratulations on your new car. Before long you'll have it all down.


  8. Ugh! I sure hoped you would be feeling better by now. I'm going to be praying even harder for you!

    Craig's birthday was yesterday, but we are celebrating today with some friends coming over for the big game! Geaux Tigers!

    I'm making a tiger cake for him and will hopefully get some pics up. I just saw that you are on FB, so I'll be friending you now!

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  10. So sorry you are not feeling well! hopefully the meds will soon help!
    I love making soup and chili! they are winter staples in our house(and good comfort food when you're feeling down) Blessings on your day!

  11. My husband is a big chili fan, and I have never made any. I need to, but I don't have a great recipe. Any you recommend?

    Oh, and feel better!

  12. I can so relate to the being sick stuff. It's like there's no such thing as being "well" anymore, it's just small breaks before it starts up again!

    I haven't done nearly as much soups and stews as I should have so far this winter. I think I will work some more in, though. They are so comforting and filling around this time, but way too much for the warmer months.

  13. Sorry to hear you are not feeling up to par lately. It's never fun being sick.

    How fun for you to have a new car! The bluetooth feature is a nice one. My sister uses hers to call me on her commute home. :)

    Have a wonderful weekend and I'll be praying you feel better soon.


  14. We got that crud in November and then again in December. Not fun! Hope you all will feel back to normal soon. I'm looking forward to trying that Blog2Print soon. What a great way to preserve memories.

  15. Lea, I am so sorry that you have been ill. I'll be praying for you. We have soup so much in the really does help. If I was closer I'd make you a pot of my homemade chicken noodle. :)



  16. I am sorry you've been so sick. Praying you heal quickly! Enough is enough! There is nothing I like more than a good pot of soup, chili or stew when it's cold and I don't feel well. Congratulations on your new car!

  17. Hi Lea! Thank you so much for stopping by Living Graciously and saying hello! It was lovely to meet you. I too do lots of pot cooking in the winter. It's so cozy and comforting, don't you think? Have fun getting to know your new car! What a treat! Enjoy your weekend, and thanks again for your sweet comments.

  18. So, so sorry you haven't been feeling good, wish I lived closer and I would bring you some soup.
    Yea! on your new takes adjustment to not having a tank...the suburban which I had for years, but it becomes very nice.

    Thanks for the hint on publishing our blog in book form..I need to publish mine...I want it for my family one day, thanks

    Well I am from Texas, but a Longhorn not an Aggie and I just heard your team won!!


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