Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Wednesday Hodgepodge

It's Hodgepodge time and Joyce never fails us.  She's always full of great questions and you can decide if we're full of good answers or not.  ~chuckle~
1. What is a pet peeve you have when vacationing?
A lot of my traveling is done by flying and carry on luggage drives me insane.  I carry my purse and a small tote big enough for my laptop and a couple of magazines.  Even though the airlines have "supposedly" put limits on carry on, it is still amazing to me the items that folks bring on to the airplane and stuff in the over head bins after they have knocked your head off with it first.  And, of course, we know that what goes up, must come down.  That means it takes forever to deplane.

2. Would you describe yourself as a light packer or do you need everything in your closet plus the kitchen sink? 

Well, I am ashamed to say that I may not need the kitchen sink but I need everything else.  These were my suitcases for our recent trip to Charleston and the one on the left has nothing in it but stuff for my my hair, my face and bathing.  Is that crazy or what?  Of course, it is all neatly organized in little cute bags, but really!  And, I had two hanging up bags in additional to these two suitcases.  I keep saying I'm going to learn to "travel lightly" but I'm no where near there right now.

3. What's the best lesson a child ever taught you?
To live spontaneously!  Kids do not plan a thing they do, they fly by the seat of their pants.  It would be foolish to think as adults that we can do without some time management and direction in our lives.  But, every once in a while, we all need to live spontaneously!

4. Share one piece of advice you'd give a recent graduate as they attempt to enter the job market?
Always stay true to your ethics and morals and try to find something you know you will enjoy doing for 8 hours a day, 5 days a week.  The enjoying part may be a tad bit difficult in today's economy.  I'm afraid a lot of graduates are having to take jobs that they probably wouldn't even consider taking just to have a job.

5. What's your favorite lemon something?
I would have a hard time refusing anything lemon, but it's hard to beat a good piece of Lemon Meringue Pie. Makes my mouth pucker just thinking about it.

6. Flat sandal, wedge, heel...your favorite footwear?
I'm a wedge gal but on some occasions I do like a heel (not a 3" but more like a 2").  I do not know how any woman, young or old, walks in some of the shoes today.  And, some of them do need to take "walking lessons" from what I see at times.

7. What do you like best about a beach holiday? If you're not a beach lover (GASP!!) what do you dislike the least?
I do love the beach and funny as this sounds, I do not like sand and have no desire to get in the water.  But, the beach  brings relaxation and a real tranquil spirit.  I love to sit and listen to the waves roll in and watch the sun rise and set over the water. 

8. Insert your own random thought here. 

 This precious lady is my Aunt Wanda.  Today is her 90th birthday.  Yep, that's right and this picture was taken last year, so you can see that she is a well preserved woman.  She is the only sibling left in my Mom's family and she was the oldest of five.  Her four sons will be honoring her with a family reunion birthday celebration on Sat. the 19th in Williamsburg, Virginia.  And, guess who is going?  Yes, that's right!  I would not miss it for anything in the world.  I will not only get to spend time with my Aunt but I will be seeing cousins that I have not seen in 45 years. WOW! I am beside myself with excitement.  Talk about blog fodder!!!!
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. oh have fun at the birthday reunion celebration! I am like you on the beach - not crazy about sand or water. I like the mountains so much more.

  2. no wonder why you look so good! you have mighty fine jeans. your aunt looks amazing. what a wonderful birthday celebration it will be! have fun!!

    you may pack a lot, but at least it's organized.

    i like wedges, too. although, since becoming a mama, i bring out the flats a lot more. but my heart will always be for wedges. :)

  3. Your aunt is just a doll! I see that beautiful skin runs in the family. What a fun time you'll have...just like one big family reunion! Very impressed with your neat packing!

  4. I love the beach, but I don't get in the water. The most I do is walk along the water's edge and let the waves crash onto my feet.

    I can't wait to hear about your trip to celebrate your aunt's birthday! Blog fodder for sure!

  5. Happy birthday to your auntie! I do love the spontaneous spirit of children. Have a good day.

  6. That should have been my answer. I cannot stand people with carry one bags, just check them please!!!
    I am trying to get back to flying at the seat of my pants....that is my dream. Yes, the ocean is very relaxing. Happy Birthday to Aunt Wanda. She barely looks 70!

  7. Enjoyed reading your answers today. I've just been too busy here to think about the questions, but you did a great job.

    Packing for a month was an ordeal, especially not being sure of the weather. I have already purchased a few items that I did not bring. Oh well, one excuse to shop is as good as another.

    Enjoy your trip to VA. Can't wait to hear about it.


  8. Happy Birthday to your Aunt, it's such a blessing to have people in our lives who we enjoy and look up to.

    I love you luggage, I love that it's pretty and that it matches. I don't travel enough to justify something like that, but I wish I did.

    I agree with your pet peeve. There is no reason to have your two carry on's both be small suitcases. I tend to travel with a purse only, and a small one at that.

  9. Just leaving my fingerprints on your blog after hopping over from Joyce. I loved your answers, and your Aunt looks like she's still in really good health!! Happy birthday to Aunt Wanda :)

  10. Your luggage is so pretty and well organized. Aunts are so special. I just spent some time with my aunt who lives 1200 miles away. Enjoy :)


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