Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Hodgepodge Wednesday

1. Did you know there is a National Day of pretty much everything in the universe? February 23 happens to be National Inconvenience Yourself Day...when was the last time you were inconvenienced? 

Wal-Mart is pretty much the "shopping capitol" of our little town.  I go there for most groceries and home needs, which means I am in there 3-4 times a week.  If I miss two days, they call to see if I am okay. ~laugh~ Almost everytime I go I leave so aggravated I could scream.  They have one "human" checker and 4 self check outs and two of them are usually broken.  It is a major  inconvenience when I have to wait an extended period of time to get checked out  just because they will not hire more folks to run the "human checkouts" or get the self check outs fixed. If they had some competition it likely would not be that way. ~sigh~

2. When a room in your house needs painting who does the job? Well, many moons ago, I tackled such jobs, Hubby has never painted, he cannot stand the job.  So, if it is done now, we hire it done and that makes us both very happy.

3. Are you friends with your cousins? I am closest with a girl cousin in Virginia Beach, Virginia, but I'm friends with several more, but we rarely see or communicate with each other.  I have no cousins nearby, most are close to 1000 miles away.

4. Do you use an alarm clock? If yes-is it an actual alarm, music, or something else? 
This clock radio goes off each morning playing music.  I cannot stand the sound of an alarm and think if I had to wake up to a noise like that, that I would likely wake up very cranky every morning.  And, the music that comes on is very low and I'm usually just laying there waiting on it to come on.  I really don't need anything, but it serves as security, should I not automatically wake up one morning.  Even though I have no where I have to be each morning, I like having a regular wake up and get up time.

 5. What do you put ketchup on?
 I cannot imagine French Fries without ketchup but it's the only thing I eat ketchup on.

6. What smells make you nostalgic?
Lavender always makes me think of my paternal Grandmother.  She introduced me to lavender when I was just a little girl and I have loved the fragrance every since.

 And, anytime I smell fried foods being cooked I, once again, think of my paternal Grandmother.  Her house  always smelled like fried food and that was before folks burned candles to make their homes always smell fresh.

7. Have you heard about the high school English teacher recently suspended as a result of some things she wrote in her personal blog? You can read the story here but in a nutshell she vented a lot of frustration onto her blog. She didn't mention individual students by name but she did make some harsh comments about kids in general and their parents. 
I no longer have any children in school (thank goodness!) but I do have a daughter and DIL that are teachers.  They neither one have a blog but they do each have a Facebook account.  I do not know if either of them have any students as friends on their Facebook but I am sure that both of them would handle that with utmost care.

I, personally do not think that FB or a blog is a place to vent your frustrations if it could possibly hurt anyone.  I see folks do it all the time on FB and I usually delete or hide them when it happens.  I feel the same about a blog.  'Nuff said!

8. Insert your own random thought here.
Yes, signs of Spring are everywhere here in Northeast Louisiana. These daffodils came out of our yard yesterday and these were picked by our Grandson and brought in to his CiCi. Pure sweetness!

For more fun Hodgepodge, click on the link above and read more answers to these fun questions.  Thanks Joyce!!
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. Daffodils! That means spring is here ... at least for you. Unfortunately for me, I woke up to a thin layer of ice everywhere this morning.

    Have a wonderful Wednesday!

  2. wow Daffodils already!! Spring is coming to you soon!! We still have snow.

  3. Walmart ~ the bane of small business. :-\ (But yes, I shop there when I have to)

    Love the daffodils! I am so looking forward to getting our lawn and gardens established this spring... And hoping the wildflowers we transplanted to our ditch have survived. I just moved the poinsettia out of the living room ~ Maybe I will indulge in some potted spring flowers this week? :-)

    Have a great day, Lea ♥

  4. LIKE LIKE LIKE your answer to #1. I don't go there anymore unless I absolutely have to. Dollar General may vary in price some but you can get in and out without the frustration.

  5. I love daffodils! Spring has sprung down there. We got snow yesterday here. Can't wait to see signs of spring here.


  6. I definitely feel the same way about Wal-Mart...really gets my goat! Springtime is on the horizon here, too...and I'm so ready for it! I enjoyed reading your answers...have a good one!

  7. Signs of Spring are here as well.
    Birds chirping, windows open, heater off..Oh yea, I'm loving it!

  8. DAFFODILS??? You're kidding! I'm jealous!

    I love lavender too : )

    I feel the same way about the self check out at doesn't seem like the right thing for a harware type store where people are buying odd items like three nails of different sizes.

  9. I would hire someone to paint also!
    I think my husbands answer would be lavendar too, his grandmother always had it and he keeps soap in his drawer to remind him all the time. I enjoyed coming over and reading your anwers.

  10. I have to admit, I much prefer a "live" person to check me out at the store. Those mechanical things just do not always cooperate. I love the smell of lavender, oh and Fried Chicken, yummy! Have a blessed day.

  11. How fun! Lavender and chicken from your grandmother what memories. I agree no venting on blogs or face book, meaning venting that points the finger of hurt at others...but than others feel it is their private space to say whatever, I just think it can come back and get you. I do vent with pointing my finger at myself.
    Enjoy your post.


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