Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Wednesday Hodgepodge

It's Wednesday and that means it's time to join up with Joyce for our Hodgepodge questions.  She always comes up with such neat questions and we all have a good time answering them.  Off we go!

1. What is something that bothers you if it is not done perfectly?
Well, there are lots of things but one in particular  would be the way my dishwasher is loaded.  I doubt there's another person that would put this, but, I'm weird that way. ~smile~

2. What is one of your best childhood memories?
 During my early childhood we did not have a lot of extra money, but if we ever had any extra, many Saturday evenings would find us at the Dairy Queen.  It was there that I always got "a cone with a curl on top."  That is what I started calling their ice cream cones when I was just a little girl and I have the fondest memories of our trip as a family to the DQ. 

3. Do you plan to watch the Royal Wedding and when was the last time you wore a hat? I will probably turn it on when I get up and will watch "bits and pieces" of it, but I will not "zoned in" to it.  I imagine we'll be hearing about it for the next month so anything I might miss seeing I'll certainly catch later.  

The last time I wore a hat was last summer when Hubby and I went fishing. ~grin~  I really love the look of hats but I've never felt like I was a "hat gal."  But, hey it's not too late, so who knows, maybe I'll become a "hat gal." ~wink~

4. Where do you fall in the birth order in your family? Do you think this has influenced your personality? I am the firstborn and  I am very much a leader and have always been very responsible.  I don't suppose this always holds true of a firstborn but everything I have read supports this assertion. 

5. Where do you think you spend most of your money? Well, if you looked through my Quickbooks account you would see that most of my checks seem to be written to Wal-Mart.  It is the main store here in our little town and I buy groceries, toiletries and  lots of other household items there.  Hubby is always saying he should have bought WM stock. ~smile~

6. When you need to confront someone would you rather communicate in person, on the phone, by email or by letter? Why? If possible, in personIt's too easy to misinterpret by the other means.  If discussion needs to take  place, it can and hopefully whatever the issue is can be solved. 

7. Dodge ball, freeze tag, kickball or jump rope? You have to pick one. Oh, my goodness, all of it hurts me to think about it, but I would pick jump rope.  In my "younger days" I was the Queen of jumping rope. 

8. Insert your own random thought here. Our daughter and Clancy are staying their last 5 nights here with us and I am utterly amazed at the energy of a 2 1/2 year old.  Clancy can go and go and go!  Bridget said that she has a new respect for single Moms after being one herself for the past 3 weeks.  It is definitely not a job for   " the faint of heart." 
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. Well so far you're the second person I've read who said dishwasher. And I'm thinking I should have added that to my list too. My family helps clean up but they leave the loading to me. : )

    Enjoy these days with your little one in the house!

  2. Enjoy your last few days with the family! :)

  3. Oh my, we are still Dairy Queen fans...we have one just minutes from our the chocolate dipped cone and the butterfinger blizzard..yum
    I actually bought a hat to wear this Easter and decided not to...I like hats and wish they would come back...I was afraid I would block the view of others at church...we sit on the third row..
    I know you have been getting all the hugs and kisses you can this past week...that Clancy is about the cutest fella ever...:)

  4. I noticed a few other people who mentioned spending money at Walmart. It's nice, though, that you can go one place and get everything you need!

  5. I pick kickball! :)

    In fact, my girls and I just had a kickball session on the lawn two nights ago. And yes, I'm still hurting today.

  6. I love the whimsical way you described ice cream cones! : )

  7. Your DQ memory reminded me of our trips to see my great grandmother. Part way through the trip we'd stop at a DQ, they had a little table area and instead of chairs they had little seats with saddles attached.

  8. Awe, I hope your last days with your family is nothing but filled with many blessing & memories to last you til the next visit:)

  9. You aren't the only one with dishwasher specifications....and if I had a dishwasher, I'd be the same way!!

  10. Never thought about the dishwasher, good answer. Dairy Queen is a great memory. We didn't have DQ but I do remember a place we stopped on our way to MI for my grandparents summer home. Last five nights ((HUGS)) enjoy them to the fullest.

  11. I never thought about loading the dishwasher, but yes, I have to confess that I've rearranged stuff in the dishwasher after DH has loaded it. ;-)

    Enjoy those last few days with your daughter and Clancy. I know you'll create some special memories to hold in your heart during the times between visits.

  12. I'm kind of picky about the dw loading, too, but not too picky to let others do it. And I also have fond memories of DQ. I used to like to get the change from the register dispenser! Without knowing your birth order, I would've guessed firstborn for you, just from reading your blog a couple months;).

    My hat's off (oh, that's corny) to all single moms, even those who aren't really, but have to do the deed for a few weeks.

  13. Mmmm...Dairy Queen blizzards are a favorite of mine! Must stay away!

    I, too, have an insane amount of respect for single moms. Tough stuff!

    Lots of thoughts and prayers heading your way always...but especially these next few days! xoxo

  14. After having 3 of my grandchildren here for a week, I have a renewed respect for my single mom daughter. It's hard work! No wonder she's always tired and frequently short-tempered.

    I've often said WM should let me shop free at least once a year for all the money I spend in there!


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