Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Hodgepodge Wednesday

1. How many times in your life have you moved houses? 
 I moved 8 times the first 18 years of my life. Yep! and I'm not talking about "down the street" moves. Most of them were what you would call "long distant" moves.  I didn't even graduate from the high school that I got my class ring from. ~smile~  But, I can honestly say that I enjoyed every place that I lived growing up and have friends all across the country as a result.

Hubby and I have moved 6 times in almost 40 years of marriage, but the first 5 times were in the first 10 years of our marriage. And, all of our moves have been "just around the corner" moves.  We have been in our current home, 30 years this June 1st.

2. What subject would you study if you had a year to devote to it? 

Any subject pertaining to Nursing. I have always wished that I had gone back to college and gotten a degree in Nursing.  I suppose that if I had really wanted it bad enough that I could have put forth the effort and done it.  But, that's a subject for another day. ~smile~

3. What in this world breaks your heart?

 Oh, there are a lot of things that break my heart, but the moral decline of our country would be at the top of my list.  

4. What is one item that symbolizes the times in which we live? Why?
The first thing that came to my mind, was the cell phone.  Folks that cannot afford gas for their car, or food for their table have a cell phone. Something about that just doesn't make good sense, but it does say that we have become an overly connected society at all costs. ~hum~

  5. Share a favorite bumper sticker or t-shirt slogan.
6. How do you like your spaghetti? I like it with a meat sauce, not meatballs.  And, I like angel hair spaghetti.  I NEVER eat spaghetti when I'm eating out but Hubby and I eat it quite often at home.  I make it with one of the various Ragu sauces and add seasoned ground beef to it.  Top with some Parmeasan cheese and it's delicious!

7. What is one piece of advice you would give a recent, or soon to be recent, graduate? Never forget that you will live with the consequences of the decisions you make today for the rest of your life, be they good or bad.

8. Insert your own random thought here. 

 I am totally mesmerized by the "comeback" of the cupcake!  I watched "Cupcake Wars" on the Food Network last night and could hardly believe some of the clever ideas these cooks had for their cupcakes.  Yea! for cupcakes, they bring back a lot of childhood memories for me.

Hey, Joyce these were some "toughies" today but with all you've been through the past few days, we're just glad you were able to come up with some questions. Thanks for always being there for us on Wednesdays!
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 can relate to moving....and you are so right...making friends all over has been a blessing...
    I love the cupcake tree...I have used them for parties and it is so much fun...they even have cupcake cakes now..all of them put together to make a cake clever...
    I always enjoy your blog...hope you have a great Wednesday

  2. I love cupcake always makes me want to run in the kitchen and bake some cupcakes : )

    The moral decline of our country is a good way to put it-that covers so much of what is wrong in the world today.

  3. When I read your answer about cell phones it also made me think of drugs. These people that buy drugs instead of taking care of their kids.
    Love watching cupcake wars, would so love to have a cupcake shop. I think it would be so much fun.

  4. I love cupcakes! We just got a new cupcake store in town!

  5. I LOVE your answers to #3, #4, and #5.

    I love cupcakes, too ... we've got a new cupcake store and I keep meaning to give it a try ... although I looked at their menu online, and choosing just one flavor might be a challenge!

    Have a wonderful Wednesday.

  6. Sage advice for the graduate. I could've answered the spaghetti question exactly the way you did. Exactly! And I, too, love the comeback of the cupcake. I had my best EVER one a few weeks ago at a baby shower. Vanilla creme batter with raspberry filling, topped with chocolate frosting. Amazing!

  7. I have MISSED you! I've been SUCH a terrible blog friend lately, and I'm so sorry. I promise to be back in action with commenting, and I promise I've been reading lately, too :) Love this post. Love the comment about nursing :) Makes me smile. I think you'd be a great nurse! And I totally agree about the cell phone...I never realize how addicted I am until my phone dies and I have to go without it. It's crazy! Oh, and now I'm craving a cupcake :) Happy Wednesday, sweet friend!

  8. I enjoyed your answers. I lived in the same house my entire life until I went off to college. Then I lived in the dorm two years and a campus apt two years with my friend Steph and then another apt with my husband after we married. We've moved several times in our marriage.

    You are right about the cell phones, that confuses me too how people afford one (and a few other things that seem unnecessary to me) but don't have money for food.

  9. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love the "I'm not old, I'm chronologically gifted!" That was great :D Those cupcakes look yummy!

  10. That's a lot of moves! I agree with #3, it's so true. I don't eat spaghetti out either and I do like angel hair. I have never made home made sauces. I thought they were pretty hard ones today.

  11. I enjoyed this. Soo many answered the cell phone. It is just soo true. And cupcake cakes...LOVE them! Have a good day. Blessings, Debbie

  12. I love Cupcake Wars! My favorite episode was the one when a gal baked VEGAN cupcakes! She will forever be my hero. :)

  13. I'm with you on the moral decline... it's simply heartbreaking! I think it's so neat you've been in your current house so long. My honey grew up in the same house and his parents still live there. I was more like you - especially since my parent's divorced - i think i lived in about 8 different places too. but, change can be good! : ) i studied nursing for two years and then changed my major to political science (aka almost a completely useless degree!). it drives me crazy when i really think about it, because i could've been working one night a week and making a substantial income to help our family. oh well. His grace is sufficient!!! thank you again and again for blessing me. xoxo!

    ps. cupcakes are everywhere. i'm glad! : ) they're so yummy!

  14. Totally agree with #3 and #4! Your answer to #7 reminds me of something my husband says all the time--never forget that decisions you make today will affect you the rest of your life.

  15. Enjoyed...and you were the second post that addressed #4...totally agree!
    Cupcake come back..with you on that one also.

    Love that you have been in your house for 30 years, that was a dream of mine, but unless I live to be in my 80s that won't be happening...oh well, new sights.

    Moral decline...I wonder if there ever was any generation that didn't feel that way about the younger generation and morals.

    Fun always


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