Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Wednesday Hodgepodge

Geez, I missed you gals last week and the fun that goes along with Joyce and her wonderful questions each Wednesday.  I'm glad to be back and joining in the fun this week..........
1. The first day of spring is you enjoy working in the yard? Weeding, raking, mowing, planting-your favorite springtime garden chore? How about your least favorite? 
Well, I do NOT enjoy working in the yard per say, but I do enjoy preparing my patio in the spring.  By preparing I mean planting blooming plants in various pots and placing them on and around our patio.  I look forward to this time each year.  Now, you will not find me mowing or pulling weeds. No, not me!!   We have 2 1/2 acres and my Hubby thinks that the entire 2 1/2 acres needs to be neatly manicured and I must say it usually does "make a statement."  Hubby loves a pretty yard and he enjoys working in the yard.  We do have help with our yard but he still does a lot of it himself.

2. What puts a spring in your step? 
When all is well with my immediate family, the sun is shining and the temperatures are near perfect.  I use to take that for granted, but recent years have taught me to never assume that the stars will always align and the sun will always shine.

3. Describe a time when you had to spring into action?
The first thing to come to my mind is when my Dad became sick last June 9th.  It came upon him with no warning and my life was turned completely upside down for about 4 months. I had no choice but to "spring into action" just to survive.

4. We're having carrots for dinner...would you prefer yours raw or cooked?

Oh, they must be cooked for me and since you asked, I'll take them with a brown sugar glaze too.

5. Do you take the shampoos and other sundries from your hotel room when its time to check out?
How funny! Isn't that what they are for?  I do take lotions that are more than "run of the mill" quality but not usually interested in any of the other stuff.  Besides, they are a great travel size! ~smile~

6. What's the most enjoyable team or club you've belonged to and what was it that made it so?

I have been a part of several fun clubs over the years but the one that is so enjoyable for me right now is the Bunco Group that I belong to.  It is such a varied group of women and half of them are ladies that I would never otherwise see and I enjoy being with them at our monthly gathering.  And, it is a very relaxing, laid back time.

7. Is cloning a sign of progress? 
Joyce always has to throw one of these in.............Cloning is defined as "make an identical copy of." So, for me personally, I'm not so sure it is.  I tend to think it is playing around with God's creation and taking away the individuality of all that He orchestrated in the beginning.

8. Insert your own random thought here.
 I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that my Dad had plans to be returning home in the very near future.  Well, after a couple of overnight visits at home, he made the decision that he is not yet ready to return home.  He still needs to be stronger and  more independent.  We remain hopeful that he will be able to go home in the future but for now, he seems pretty content right where he is.  I'm so glad that he did these "trial runs" and realized it wasn't the right time before we actually moved him home. Your continued prayers are appreciated.
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. your Dad might return home one of these days? How wonderful!! He will know when he is ready.

    Have a great day!

  2. I'm glad that your dad did the trial run and made the decision himself. Any way that he can maintain some sense of independence (even if "just" in the decision-making process) is good ... and if he can continue to progress, the day when he can return home will be here. Praying that it will be soon. And I'm glad that he's content where he is ... I'm sure that eases the burden on your heart.

  3. Good morning...I am hoping I might get time to participate in this later on...I have such a busy week. This was a fun one. So glad your dad is wise enough to know and admit that he is not quite ready. That lets you know too that when he does, he will be, and you can rest easier. Have a good day!

  4. I agree with question #1! I love your answer on cloning too. My f-i-l had a fall in November and is preparing to come home. I can relate. I will pray.

  5. I don't love yard work either...but love how the yard looks once it is done so I guess it is worth it. We have been doing lots of bush trimming this week and it looks great...but it has taken its toll on us allergy wise so I think we are done for awhile!

    I love raw carrots but cannot stand them cooked...someday I hope to buy a good juicer and get more of them into my diet that way!

    I love the wisdom of your daddy! Too many of us, as younger adults, would press on getting home just to prove we could. I love that your daddy was wise and humble enough to admit he wasn't ready and is content to stay where he is for now! What a blessing he is!

    Have a great rest of the week!

  6. Glad to hear your dad is doing well enough to think about going home! ~ and that he is wise and humble enough to stay a little longer.

  7. Sounds like your dad made a wise choice. Just take things a day at a time. I would give anything to have 2 1/2 acres of land! Oh, the things I could do!

  8. Glad your dad did the trial run-praying all will soon be over.

  9. It sounds like the trail run for your Dad was a good idea, and that he made the best decision. I hope that he can continue progressing and be ready to go home soon.

  10. Love your answer for #2. You definitely sprang into action with your dad. I played on a bunco team for 16 years. It was the best fun! I'm glad your dad was able to make that very wise decision on getting stronger. I am sure being home was a big shock! Hope your having a great week. I am way behind in my reading of posts. I spent 10 days in Florida with my dad.

  11. you know what's hilarious? when i read shampoo it looked like tampon. and then i wondered which hotel leaves you tampons?? lol. and now i've lost everything else i was going to say.


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