Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. Who taught you how to cook? My Mother for the most part but I loved to spend time in the kitchen with my paternal Grandmother too.  She never used a recipe, it was just a little of this and a little of that, and the messier the kitchen the better the food, was her philosophy.  It was quite the contrast to my Mother who was the neatest cook around.  Momma was a very healthy cook long before that was the "  thing "to do"  and my Grandmother was just sure that bacon grease made anything better.  So, I'm somewhat of a blend of the two when it comes to cooking but am just like my Momma when it comes to neatness and cleanliness in my kitchen (or the entire house for that matter). 

2. Have you been told you think too much? Are too much of a perfectionist? Are too sensitive? Were they right?  I can often read more into a situation than I should but I'm not sure that's the same thing as thinking too much and I have not been told that I do.  Some folks have said I was too much of a perfectionist but I think they really mean that I'm overly organized and I'm not sure that's the same as a perfectionist.  Haven't been told I was too sensitive and I don't think that I am.  I would have never survived growing up as a "preacher's daughter" being too sensitive. ~ smile~

3. As a child did you have a favorite blanket or toy? Tell about it.
How sad, but I do not remember having either.

4. What 'institution' do you have the most faith in? 
The Christian religion 

5. Chrysanthemums-pansies-burning bush-ornamental cabbage...your favorite in an autumn garden?

Hands down, it's pansies!  We  have just planted  ours and they are flourishing and beautiful already.  They are the heartiest plants and last from Oct. through March or April. They just can't be beat!

6. What superpower do the kids in your neighborhood seem to posses?  We do not have an abundance of kids in our neighborhood and I would not have a clue about the ones that we do have.  I guess I should do something about that.

7. Are you a fan of the cranberry?  
I'm not a " die hard"  fan, but am a fan.  I especially like craisins in salads and cole slaw.  Adds a nice taste and good color.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

Our princess came over Monday evening and greeted the Trick or Treaters with us.  She wore her costume that was the absolute cutest tutu you have ever seen.  If you think it's cute from the back, you should  have seen it from the front (her Mom ordered it off of Etsy).  And, if you look real closely you can see that she wore her cute matching rain boots with it.  It was a fun evening!

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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 an adorable little costume! I kind of agree with your grandmother on the bacon grease : ) These days my bacon rarely has grease-lower fat, lower sodium, or already cooked.

  2. Good morning! I was taught to clean as you go too in the kitchen and I have just always done it....soo much easier, haha...LOVE LOVE pansies but I just have one small pot of them...Your grand daughters costume was just adorable!! Hope you have a good day!

  3. That costume is too cute:) I think my mom was like yours in the kitchen: "healthy cooking" before it was vogue and keep the kitchen neat as you go.

  4. Love the costume! What a sweet princess!

  5. Those sound like lovely memories with your grandmother. I didn't remember having a favorite toy either. I never knew that pansies were a Fall item. Sounds like a fun Halloween with your princess.
    Adorable costume.

  6. I think I would have liked your grandmother! ;-) Your princess is a doll!

  7. Oh I love your grandmother..the dirtier the kitchen the better the food...I am her.

    Oh the thinking tooooooo much..that is me! My husband tells me to turn my brain off!! So glad you are too sensitive..that is a wonderful gift..I don't think I have it! LOL

    Precious picture of the little girl.

    I hope your Dad is doing better...blessings to you all.

  8. That costume is adorable! And I love the matching rain boots!! ;-)

    I am very guilty of reading more (sometimes much more) into a situation. :-(

  9. your princess has such a pretty costume!

    it seems like grandmother's always use the "eyeball" recipe. it's always really good but really hard to recreate! : )

  10. My Gram was the same way. I would ask her how to make something, and she never had an actual "recipe", she just told me what she did. I find that I am getting more and more like her every day :)

    Your princess is just adorable!


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