Monday, May 9, 2011

Miscellany Monday

Miscellany Monday @ lowercase letters

It's Monday and that  means Miscellany Monday! I always look forward to sharing my "random thoughts" with you and I look forward to reading yours. ~smile~

Aren't they cute?  That's my Dad and step Mom.  I'm so glad that the Lord saw fit to bless them with each other after they had both lost their spouses tragically.  They have been married a year and a half and have enjoyed life together.  I would ask that you remember my Dad at this time.  He has a gut infection and was in ICU at our local hospital over the weekend.  It's way too long of a story to tell, but it is very, very serious and he will be several weeks recovering. He is much improved and we are hopeful he will continue to heal and get stronger with each passing day. He got home from the hospital yesterday and felt better just being back in his familiar surroundings.


You have heard me talk about my adopted Vietnamese family before.  Well, I could not resist sharing this photo collage with you.  I took their pictures about 3 weeks ago and I was more than a little proud of the way they turned out and knew you would enjoy seeing them. ~smile~  There is definitely a Daddy and Husband of this lovely crew but he is not into having his photo taken.  But, I've told him that next time he has to be a participant.  


I am so glad that my parents had another child when I was 12 years old.  It has always been so much fun to have a much younger brother.  We have always shared a special bond and I was just sure that my parents had him for me. ~grin~  He came last weekend to visit Dad and me and we always enjoy having him around.  Sure wish he and his lovely family didn't live 700+ miles away.


Speaking of miles away.........Bridget and Clancy did arrive safely in Dodge City last Sunday and they are now busy trying to find a place to live.   It has not been an easy endeavor but the Lord has had His hand on everything concerning this move and I know that He has that covered too.  He may just be trying to test their faith a bit. ~smile~  We plan to make our first trip there in early to mid June so we're hopeful they will be moved in and settled by that time.

 Okay, am I the only person that wants to "cuss a cat" when I use the self  checkout at Wal-Mart?  Now, before I explain, I do not cuss, but that is a term  my dear Grandmother use to use and it is a good description of my frustrations sometimes. I resent the fact that WM pretty much gives you no choice but to use the self checkouts.  There is usually none or only one checker available.  I would probably prefer the self check out if it did not talk to me and tell me that I have not bagged an item 6 million times during one check out session.  OMG!!!  I have bagged it or either it didn't need a bag and I just placed it in the buggy.  Please, please just hush and let me scan my items.  And, it talks to me so loudly that it rattles my brain.  Okay, thanks for allowing me to get that off my chest. ~giggle~ And, that motto of "fast, easy and fun" for the WM self checkout is a big joke! ~laugh~


I do not watch a lot of TV but I do love American Idol and think that this is  the best season thus far.  This group of Top 10 had more talent that most of the previous winners of American Idol.  Pia was my pick until she was sent home and now I am hoping that the top 2 will be Lauren and James.
James had to grow on me because I do not like hard rock (noise is what I call it) and I thought, at first, that was all he knew how to do.  Once he began showing a softer side, I was "sold" on him completely.  He did such a fantastic job on  "Without You" this past week.  Lauren is just so cute, and I do love her voice.  I have no doubt that the 4 that are left, and those 6 that went before them, have a great future, regardless of whether they win the title of "American Idol" or not.  It's going to be "nail biter" all the way to the end.

May you be blessed with 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. Oh I hope your Dad makes a speedy recovery! We have about 10 lanes of checkers at our Walmart and only 4 self check out lines. There is someone always there to help you and I always need HELP! Enjoy your week!!

  2. Praying for your Daddy. I feel the same way about self-checkout at Wal-Mart. I actually try to avoid even going in that store because it frustrates me so much. I'd rather go to Target. However, every once in a while I just have to go for one reason or another.

  3. Praying that your dad makes a quick and full recovery.

    We don't have any self check out lanes at our Wal-Mart. But Wal-Mart in general frustrates me ... unfortunately some things I can only get at Wal-Mart, so I go when I have to. Otherwise, I shop at Target (which doesn't have any self check out lanes either, thankfully).

  4. So funny about the self checkout. I know what you mean! I get so self-conscious if I try to use one.

  5. Ha-my daughter was just saying how Walmart by her has about 72 lanes but never more than 2 open. And there is never anyone to help with the self check. Ugh.

    That baby is too cute! Wishing your dad a speedy recovery!

  6. I certainly will pray for your dad's health. How scary.

    Your rant against Walmart was funny. Our local ones don't have self-checkouts yet, but the grocery stores do. When the robot lady tells me, "Move the belt.." I want to scream, "move YOUR banana, lady!"

    Glad to hear the move went off okay. Still sad for you.

  7. Prayers for your Daddy! I wish I had seen this a few days ago! I hope his recovery is fast.

    I know what you're talking about with the self-checkout lanes. I avoid them at all cost (and Wal-mart too for that matter...they are NOT nice in our area!).

    So excited that you booked a trip to see Clancy! I know it will be a wonderful time for you :)



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