Monday, April 11, 2011

Miscellany Monday

Miscellany Monday @ lowercase letters

It's that fun post of the week - Miscellany Monday.  What a delight to link up with Carissa each week.  If you want more, just click on the button above and enjoy!

Our azeleas have just bloomed their little heads off but their time is coming to an end this year.  They just come and go so quickly but they sure have made a statement this year.

 I ordered two new gazing balls and stands from Plow and Hearth   
and  got them placed and I do love them.  If you do not know the history behind the them, you can read it here 

They are such nice accent pieces for a yard and have such sparkle on a sunny day.  They bring a smile to my face. ~grin~

I had the honor of having 5 of the dearest ladies in the world for lunch this past Friday.  These ladies have been such an encouragement to me through their support, their lives and their prayers and I wanted to do some small something for them.  I figure that I had about 450 years of experience and wisdom sitting around my table. WOW!   It was such a blessing and I thank the Lord for them.
  I served a salad lunch consisting of Chicken Salad, Broccoli Salad, Sunshine Congealed Salad and crackers and Fresh Strawberry Pie for dessert.  

If you are interested in the recipe for the congealed salad or the pie, you can find both in my recipes on my navagation bar at the top of my blog.


Tommy and I went to the Biedenharn Museum and Gardens this weekend.  It is located about 22 miles from here in Monroe, LA.  It has been there forever and we have not taken the time to go and tour it.  What a delightful place!  We enjoyed a couple of hours of meandering through.  It was like stepping away from reality for a little while. Beautiful!


Okay, now just tell me have you ever seen anything so precious???? This is my little adopted Vietnamese grandson. ~wink~  For those of you who have been reading my blog for a while, you know that he is the son of the couple that owns the nail salon I go to.  He is 11 weeks old and weighs a hearty 15 pounds.  I took this picture yesterday and just could not resist sharing it with you.  I will be posting other photos soon of him with his older brother and sister and Mom.   They are such a precious family.

I will be leaving early Thursday morning flying to Hampton, Virginia to see the sweet lady in this picture.  This is my Mom's sister and the only sibling left out of 5 and believe it or not, she was the oldest of the five.  She will be a mere 89 on May 10th.  And, this picture was just taken a year ago.  She is so amazing and I can hardly wait to see her and spend a few days with her.  I am certainly hoping that I have inherited  her genetic makeup. ~smile~
May you have a wonderful week!
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. What a special luncheon you served up! I love your table setting! Gorgeous plates and napkins .Can you tell I'm a linen-and-dish geek?
    Your aunt looks amazing for her age. I think you HAVE inherited her genetic make-up! Happy Misc.Monday to you.

  2. That luncheon sounds extra sweet! I cannot believe your azaleas are almost thru...ours have not even gotten started! And that baby is too adorable : )

  3. I'm going to tell you all the reasons I loved this post:

    1. My grandmother grew azaleas, so I immediately thought of her this morning when I read this. That is a happy thing.

    2. My husband is from Monroe, LA, but I have never been to these gardens. Something to do when we go back to visit. I'll have to see if he's been?

    3. Your aunt has the same birthday as me! :)

  4. OH your adopted grandson is adorable. What a head of hair he has. Your Mom's sister looks wonderful......I would have never ever thought she will be 89. Enjoy your visit with her!

  5. Lea, you spread light wherever you go! I'm smiling as I read this post. I love that you honor those women who have helped you. And btw, the lunch sounds yummy. I will check out your recipes and thank you for sharing. And that precious little baby. How I love babies! I love that you get to know people in your life well, even when you get your nails done. I have a feeling you have a large 'adopted' family.

    Hugs to you,

    PS Keep spreading SONshine!

  6. Your azeLEAs are beautiful...I do wish they lasted longer too......How sweet you are to honor those special ladies will wonderful food and love...bless you...and I love strawberry pie...I have never heard of Biedenharn Gardens and Museum..looks so lovely...and let me just say, you are really becoming a lovely...Your adopted grandson is such a cutie...happy baby...I know you will enjoy seeing your Aunt...I am sure being with her makes you feel so close to your mom and yall share of days gone by..have a wonderful week and a great trip...thank you for sharing your days with us...:)

  7. What a sweet idea for a luncheon:) Hope you got a Coke at Biedenharn! And what a precious baby!!! SOO cute! LOVE the hair! Have a great week!

  8. What a full list! Does your husband know how blessed he is to have such a beautiful domestic diva as his wife?! ~ I hope when I'm 89 my nieces come to visit me! That will be a blessing!

  9. The azaleas are so beautiful! It's a shame that they don't last very long but you did a great job capturing their beauty in print!

    That is ONE CUTE BABY! He is so precious.

    Your aunt is gorgeous and I'm going to go out on a limb and say you inherited her genes ;)

    Many blessings to you today and always! xoxo, Kelly

  10. What a sweet gesture to serve lunch to honor those women who've been so important to you.

    And thank you so much for sharing the photos of your azaleas. Ours aren't blooming yet, and I do love azaleas. I, too, wish they'd bloom longer.

    Enjoy your visit with your aunt. I'm sure she can't wait to see you.

  11. What beautiful pictures! Your flowers are amazing ~ I wish you lived closer, I'd love to learn from you! Also, thanks for a close up picture of your lunch. I was squinting trying to figure out what was on the delicious-looking plates, when, sure enough, the next picture was nice and close! Yum!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Cindy :)

    P.S. Have a wonderful, safe, joy-filled trip! :)

  12. Oh Lea-
    There were so many wonderful things in this post:
    your grandson, the luncheon, your friends, your azaleas-

    Everything I also hold dear!

    White Spray Paint


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