Monday, January 16, 2012

Miscellany Monday

It's already the 3rd Monday of the new year.  Goodness, it seems as though New Year's Day was just yesterday.  As they say, "time marches on."  Time for some randomness with Carissa!

Concerted effort........... 

Our little Princess enjoys puzzles and we enjoy watching her as she works them.  She is very precise in her placement, no slamming for her, and she will twist and turn with utmost determination until the pieces fit perfectly in place.  I'm thinking this is a sign of a little girl that may have the gift of patience.


This sweet lady has been a mentor to me for some 35+ years. The scriptures say that the older women are to take the younger women and mentor them along.  Well, this lady has done this for more women that she could ever recall.  She has given me advice, prayed for me and just "been there" more times than I can count.  Now, I hope that when I am her age that there will be dozens of ladies that will be able to say the same thing about me.  In the end there can be no greater reward than knowing one made a difference in lives - an eternal difference. 


  It is so amazing to me how technically savvy the little folks are today.  My two Grans can get my IPad and go straight to the games that I have on it for them and never miss a beat.  Oh, my goodness!  I am so thankful that their Mommies are most careful to monitor the time they spend in front of the IPad and the TV.  And, thank goodness, both Grans would rather be running and romping than anything else.  I'm afraid that isn't the case with many children today, if they don't have a technical gadget in their hand, they are NOT happy. ~just saying~

A treasured keepsake..........

I received my 2011 blog entries in book form this past week and added it to the previous 2 years.  I've mentioned Blog2Print before, but if you have never checked it out, you should.  It is such a great way to keep your blog and they do an absolute professional job. For a fleeting moment I thought that I might not get it printed and bound anymore, but my children informed me that they really wanted me to. So, hey, that was enough reason for me to continue on.  There is so much they are not interested in having when I am gone from this earth that when they mention something that they would really enjoy, I'm all over it. ~smile~ 

Organizational tips...........

 I have been invited by a MOPS group to lead a mini-seminar on organization.  Of course, this excites me and I can hardly wait.  I have done a few over the years but not in quite a long time.  So, I am a busy bee getting my presentation together.  I will have about 30 minutes, so talk about organization, I will have to have my thoughts more than a little organized to make the most of that short time.  So, I'm choosing what to share and what to eliminate, it is 7 weeks away, so hopefully I'll have it all figured out by then. Organization - it's definitely a passion of mine that I love sharing with others.
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. please share your organizational tips with us too. : ) you must be the queen of it!

    what a joy to have a mentor for so long. such a gift!

    your little princess looks so pretty working on her shapes. hunter loves that too!

    have a wonderful week, my dear!

  2. I feel certain that there will be many ladies that will recognize you as an amazing mentor...I only wish I lived closer and got a little more of that! :)

    You will do an excellent job with the organization talk...I wish I had just a little of that gift, it is just NOT natural with me!

    Have a great week!

  3. I LOVE your pantry! I like to think that I'd be more organized if I had a larger pantry, but I suspect that's not the case. ;-)

  4. I do want to print my blog out one day. Was it expensive?

  5. I had thought about printing out my blog, I will have to check out that website!

  6. Little children seem to get smarter and smarter with each generation! How wonderful to have a mentor in your life. I want to do books from my blog for each year but haven't yet. I did do a book of all my posts from our trip to Europe! Hope your have a wonderful week.

  7. I've heard of having your blog in book form but totally forgot about it until you wrote this. I'll have to check it out. Yours looks amazing!

    Maybe you could come and visit me and help me organize my office at home? I am good at keeping every other area cleaned but not where I spend so much time. Figures, huh?

    Blessings and love,


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