Monday, December 19, 2011

Miscellany Monday

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Our last Monday before Christmas. W0W! doesn't seem possible.  But, as busy as we may be, we'll all stop and share our random thoughts because Carissa would surely be disappointed if we didn't.  We love our Carissa!

For no reason..........

Hubby enjoys bringing me flowers for no special reason or occasion.  This past Thursday was one of those days.  He comes waltzing through the door with these in his hands. What a good boy he is............or maybe it's what a good girl am I. ~wink~

And the menu was........

I had the Formidible Women over for a brunch last week and here's what I served up.  I do not claim to be the best cook, but I'm not the worst either and they seemed to enjoy the morsels placed before them. But the most enjoyment came from the fellowship around the table

A Southern Gentleman.....
For my "local" readers the gentleman pictured above is no stranger.  For those of you from "parts unknown" let me introduce you to Victor Cascio.  Victor is multi-talented to say the least, he's a writer, a fabulous decorator, a good cook, and a wonderful host to name a few.  We sat at the table next to he and his lovely wife yesterday for lunch and he brought this beautiful Christmas ornament to serve as their table decor.  I couldn't help but notice it when he pulled it out of a bag and I couldn't help but ask him if I might photograph it to share with you.  It is made of antique jewelry and it is just spectacular.  He told me that he had to almost beg the lady that made it to sell it to him.   So, ladies, now you know what to do with that jewelry that you no longer use. ~smile~

A Special Lady......

Forty years ago this special lady took me, a newlywed, under her wing and mentored me along life's way.  We met at church and it was the beginning of a long and wonderful friendship.  I have watched Martha weather some difficult storms in her life and have seen how the Lord has carried her through to the other side.  My precious friend is presently facing another difficult storm -- breast cancer. The diagnosis was made this past August and almost immediately she was at M.D.Anderson in Houston getting a treatment agenda lined out.  She is presently on her second type of chemo and will be another 2 1/2 months.  Following this will come radiation and then surgery, so she still has a ways to go.  Her newest chemo has left her with little energy to do anything and very short of breath. Martha is a high energy woman, cook extraordinaire, loves to entertain and does so with such style and flair and especially during the holidays.  I ask that you please remember my dear Martha and pray that she can win this tough battle and get back to the things that bring her so much enjoyment. To know her is to love her.

And, have you ever seen anyone as cute with a head scarf?  I think not!  I've always told her that I want to be just like her when I grow up. Yes, indeed, she is a very special lady!

And, remember gals..........
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 am definitely going to work on NOT getting my tinsel in a tangle this week! Ha!

    As for the centerpiece, I just can't get over the fact that he brought his own! That is precious...oh that someday I would be THAT on top of things! Have a great week before Christmas!

  2. You have a very sweet hubby; beautiful flowers! Martha's beauty shines out from the inside. I love that you have a mentor/friend like Martha. Your food looks fabulous. But more importantly, I'm sure that you help everyone feel welcome in your home.

    Blessings and love,

  3. My hubby likes to send flowers for no reason, too.

    And wow, that centerpiece is absolutely gorgeous! I would have never have thought of using old jewelry to make an ornament!

    The food you served certainly looks delicious ... I'm sure it tasted as good as it looks.

    How blessed you are to have someone like Martha in your life ... I'm praying that she'll beat that awful cancer.

  4. I love that your husband brings you flowers for no reason! I know you deserve them. :)
    Your friend is beautiful and I will pray for her. She has such pretty blue eyes.
    I hope you have a good week!

  5. Will remember your friend, Martha, in my prayers. It looks like you had a very good weekend.

  6. Beautiful flowers. Your man knows how to make you feel a litle special, huh? That ornament of jewelry. Bet it's one of the most expensive ones out there anywhere. I would never in a hundred years think to take my own centerpiece to a restaurant, but why not???? He may have just started a trend.
    Please give your sweet friend a hug for me and let her know she is an inspiration.

  7. Your menu sounds wonderful. I would love the recipes for the both the bread and the casserole...are they in your recipe file on top of your blog? You can see the spirit of your friend in her eyes! I just know she is wonderful woman. I will pray for her for sure. Your flowers are pretty! What a guy....

    Won't let my tinsel tangle over here! haha HUGS!

  8. What a wonderful post today. I am in a bit of a tangled tinsel today!
    I will be praying for your dear friend Martha and for a complete recovery from her breast cancer.

  9. What a wonderful hubby you have! Your food looks delish! That breakfast casserole looks awesome, I love casseroles of any kind. I am so sorry about your friend. My step mother is in remission right now. She battled breast cancer, and wore something on her head and always looks very stylish. I say always, because her hair never grew back after all of the treatments. Tell your friend she looks beatuiful!

  10. Love this post and all the special people you mention. I will be praying for Martha and love the head scarf! Glad to see you at Miscellany Monday.

  11. Your friend Martha is so beautiful ~ her smile is contagious even through a photograph. I will pray for her. I just love your signs! Too cute! Thanks for stopping by and saying Hi! I guessed it was you and I was so happy to be right! Merry Christmas! EMichelle

  12. The centerpiece is so gorgeous. I've seen wedding bouquets made out of jewelry now too. How wonderful to have a friend like your Martha.

    Trying not to get my tinsel in a tangle : )

  13. what a gift to have a mentor for 40 years!!! she sounds amazing. May God bring her healing and comfort!

    what a dear hubby you have to keep the romance rollin! : )

    Merry Christmas, dear Lea!


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