Monday, January 24, 2011

Miscellany Monday

Miscellany Monday @ lowercase letters

I always look forward to our random musings on Monday. I don't know how long Carissa has been hosting this wonderful meme but I know I've been participating for about 9-10 months and I sure hope she will always have time to continue being our hostess. She's the bomb!!!


I was so excited when the mail arrived this past Tuesday! In it was my Blog2Print book. It has all of my last years blog entries and is so professionally done and I am sure hoping that my children will think it is a real treasure after I've gone to my eternal home. Now, I'm hoping that the pages will be dried out and yellowed before that happens. ~chuckle~  


Our daughter decided last week that the time had come for our little Grandson to be potty trained.  He is 2 years and 4 months old and will come and tell you that he has either wet his diaper or poo pooed his diaper. Daughter said that from all she had read that was sure indication that he was "ready."  So, "potty training boot camp" began yesterday.  To make

it more fun she bought him Micky Mouse underwear and made a huge deal out of him wearing "big boy" underwear.  At last check in with her, things were going pretty well, but only time will tell.  When she asked me how I did it, I could not even remember.  It was only 29 years ago that I had that privilege. I do remember that it was a very easy process with both her and her brother. I'm hoping it will be an easy process for little Clancy.  


If you have been reading my blog very long, you know that I have an adopted Vietnamese family.~smile~ It is the couple that owns the nail salon that I go to. They are so dear to me and Saturday they were blessed with a new baby boy. They have a 14 year old daughter and an 11 year old son and now this precious little fella. He weighed in at 7 lb.8oz.

  Isn't he just adorable!

Being held by his big sister
And, let me tell you that his Mom barely made it to the hospital before he was born. She worked at the salon Saturday and at 2:30 PM she said she knew that she was in labor.  She told her husband that she was going home and get her things ready and for him to come on to the house and pick her up.  He got there about 3:00, picked her up and they headed off to the hospital (about 25 miles away). She told me that they barely got her in the bed and wheeled into delivery before he was born. He arrived at 4:45 PM and just 2 hours and 15 minutes earlier she was sitting at the salon doing some lady's nails.  Good grief, that just doesn't sound right, but both she and the baby are doing great.  And, I might add, she only weighed about 90 pounds before she got pregnant with this little guy. 

It sure seems that I should have more random thoughts this morning, but I seem to be "fresh out" for now.  May you each be blessed with a wonderful week and always remember to share a smile with those you pass. 

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. I've been wanting to get my blog turned into a book that I can keep! Was it expensive? Do you like how it turned out? Such a great idea. And that little baby, how PRECIOUS! I am a sucker for sweet little swaddled babes, and that one is no exception. Precious. Hope your Monday is blessed :) Thanks for always leaving me encouragement on my blog--it means the world to me!

  2. Just saw that you got on your treadmill this morning :) Glad you're feeling good enough to do that!

    The blog2print looks great! I will have to look into that option.

    Good luck to your daughter as she potty trains Clancy! I was very lucky with both kids as they both did it early and without any fuss. I hear boys are harder but I disagree. Noah decided he was potty trained all on his own around his second birthday!

    What a precious, precious baby boy! Congrats to the whole family :) Lucky mom to have a big sister who I am sure will be a great help!

    Blessings to you this week! xoxo, Kelly

  3. What a precious baby boy!!! I am going to turn my blog into a book too---maybe add that to my list today of things to do. Yours looks great!

  4. Your children will definitely find your book a treasure! I agree, though, that hopefully the pages will be yellow and falling apart by that time!

    Cooper was SUPER easy to train, but he was almost three because I intentionally put it off until after DisneyWorld. I used the "How to Potty Train in only a Day" method with my three youngest and it was really pretty painless!

    Precious baby, and how precious to have you as a special friend. Hope they are blessed with lots of health!

    Have a great week!

  5. The Blog2Print does sound interesting. What a treasure for you to leave to your kids.

    I really hope potty training goes well! And what a precious little baby!

  6. Another sweet speedy baby =) Friends here had a boy yesterday morning ~ about 10 minutes after arriving at the hospital!

    Blog 2 Print ~ Have you ever seen a coupon for them? Looks like a fun way to have a hard copy 'scrapbook' of our life.

  7. It's funny how your life can be ruled by something like potty training-it consumes your days and yet just a few years later you can't even remember how it happened.

    I've made two blog books and love them. People like to look at them when they're here too and I"ve even had a few house guests ask to take them to their room for bedtime reading. I'm due to make another..have a great week!

  8. The blog2print looks lovely ... and I'm sure that your family will love that in years to come ... and I'm sure that they, too, are hoping that the pages turn yellow and brittle with age.

    I may have to look into that myself!

    Have a marvelous Monday!

  9. Oh I need to do that with my blog...your cover looks wonderful...potty training, well finished that a couple of years ago and yes memory is already slipping on how, even though he is only 5, what a precious baby...but you have to admit, an easy delivery.
    Love your, fun!

  10. I've got to get on the ball and get my blog book done for this year. I decided to edit some things out for this blog2print book this year because certain things like signatures didn't print well. That's the main reason I don't do a signature anymore. Anyway, I love having the blog book at the end of the year. You've insppired me to get busy with my editing. It will take a while. This year, I'm editing as I go and trying to leave things out that won't go to print well.

  11. It was such a blessing reading your blog. Congratulations on your blog2print.

  12. I hope to turn my blog posts into a book one day! Praying your daughter has an easy time with the potty training. The baby is so precious! Hope you're having a great week!

  13. Your blog to book looks perfect! I'm going to do that one day! I know your family will cherish it always. Hunter will be 2 next week... Potty training is in our near future! I'm waiting until the spring/summer so he can run around in his big boy undies- I've been told that its helpful to do that. We'll see! I'm nervous! The mickey undies will be helpful for sure. What a precious baby. And goodness, I was 90 lbs in middle school!


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