Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Hodgepodge Wednesday

It's Wednesday and time for Hodgepodge with Joyce.  And, I want to tell Joyce how much I appreciate her posting the questions a whole day ahead of time.  It allows us plenty of time to get our entry ready and since I usually prepare my entries in the afternoons or evenings, it works very well with me. Thanks Joyce!

1. Have you ever been to the US capital-Washington DC? If so, what's your favorite site? Yes, I have been to DC, two or three times and there's so many favorites, but one would have to be the Smithsonian Museums. So, so much to see and do in them that it's hard to describe. 

2. When did you last attend a wedding? Are there any weddings on your summer calendar? Were you a summer bride? This is pitiful but I cannot remember the last wedding I attended but I assure you, I have attended more than my share.  I will be attending one on the 11th of June and then I don't think I have another one until September.  Yes, Hubby and I were married on June 6th, 40 years ago.  Stay tuned for a most fun post about that.

3. What is your favorite way to eat strawberries? 

Believe it or not, I am not crazy about strawberries, but if I do eat them, I want them neatly sliced or whole.  I DO NOT want them "mushed up."  Yuck!

4. What is one thing you are especially looking forward to this summer?  Hubby and I will be boarding a Holland America cruise liner for a cruise, July 16th - 28th  from Montreal to Boston to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary .

5. Do you use/like the self checker at the grocery store?I usually have to use the self check out because that's all that is available and I resent that.  I wouldn't mind the self check out if it did not constantly tell me that I have not bagged my items when I have indeed bagged my items.  Talk about aggravation!  It comes close to making my  "panties get in a wad. "  ~chuckle~

6. Share a favorite piece of common sense advice.  "When in doubt, don't. "  This has proven to be a great piece of advice throughout my life, not that I have always heeded it, but I should have. ~wink~

7. Barefoot, flip flops, tennis shoes, sassy sandals-your first choice for summertime?  Oh, it would be a toss up between flip flops and sassy sandals.  I love them both and pretty much, that's all I wear in the summer.  
8. Insert your own random thought here. My sweet Dad was hospitalized again this past Monday with a recurrence of the C-Diff that he was hospitalized with 3 weeks ago.  My dear friends if you are not familiar with this condition, you need to click on the link and be informed.  It is very scary and is becoming more and more prevalent.  My Dad's was caused by antibiotics that he took for something else.  He is doing better, but will be a while completely recovering after this second bout.  I would appreciate your prayers for his recovery. He is scheduled to get out of the hospital tomorrow. 

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. The picture you inserted of the strawberries is a gorgeous photo ... they look good enough to eat right there on the screen!

    A cruise from Montreal to Boston? That sounds fantastic ... sounds like something to investigate for DH & me!

    Praying for your dad ... hopefully he'll be released tomorrow and get past this once and for all.

    Have a wonderful Wednesday!

  2. I love your favorite piece of common sense. I love little quotes like that and its so true. Going to write this one down. Hope your Daddy is feeling better and the cruise looks wonderful!

  3. That's good advice : ) I do hope your dad is on the mend and Happy Anniversary to you and your hubs!

  4. best wishes for you Dad.. Your trip sounds amazing..

  5. Oh no!!! I am so sorry that your sweet Daddy is having to deal with that. I'm happy to hear that he's heading home, though! I will be praying for him.

    That's such a great quote. I need to put that in big bold font and post it somewhere where I can see it frequently. Good advice :)


  6. A cruise would be wonderful. I'm sure ya'll will have a great time.

  7. Will be praying your your dad. That sounds like some pretty nasty stuff.
    We're looking at a Caribbean Cruise, but it would be my luck to have a hurricane during the cruise!

  8. I would love to go to the Smithsonian. I was a June wedding.
    6/24/72 Your cruise sounds wonderful. Have a great time. Your right, they have very few checkers and make you use them. Of course someone is also out of a job! I am barefoot around the house. So sorry about your dad, I will keep him in my prayers.

  9. How fun to read your hodgepodge. Strawberries are a favorite for me too. I love their color and taste. Congratulations on celebrating 40 years of marriage. I'm sure the cruise will be such fun. I'm sorry to read about your dad's illness. I pray that he will feel better soon.

    blessings and love,

  10. Glad your dad is feeling better. Hope all continues to go well. That cruise sounds awesome! Don't forget your camera so we can enjoy it, too.

  11. your cruise sounds wonderful! that's pretty exciting. i love strawberries with chocolate cake and whipcream OR dipped in chocolate. there is just something about that combo that is so yummy:)

  12. Your cruise sounds wonderful...40 years..WOW...that's incredible, CONGRATULATIONS....I share your annoyance on those self check-outs..soo frustrating most of the time...maybe it's me, but I usually have a problem, haha. I will certainly keep your dad in my prayers. I am off now to read about this, as I have not heard of it. Hope you have a wondeful evening!


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