Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Wednesday Hodgepodge

Once again Joyce showed up with questions for us. Thanks Joyce, we appreciate you!

Aloha! On August 21, 1959 Hawaii officially became a US state. 1.Have you ever been? Upon arrival would you prefer an orchid or a hibiscus to tuck behind your ear?
Yes, I am pleased to say that I have been twice. One time, just Hubby and I went and then the next time we took the kiddos with us.  Both times were trips of a lifetime and both times Hubby won the trips through his work.  That was "double good."

Well, I would prefer to have neither an orchid or a hibiscus to tuck behind my ear.  I'm just not a "flower tucked behind my ear" kinda gal.  Now, give me a lieu and I'll wear as many of those as you can give me. ~chuckle~ 
2. Since we're talking tropical...what's your favorite food or beverage made with pineapple?

Oh, a Pina Colada, hands down!  

3. Do you believe in soul mates? Explain.
Well, I did a little research on Google before answering this one and that was most interesting.  There are several definitions of a soul mate and they are all very different.  But, I definitely do believe in soul mates and, in my estimation there are varying degrees of soul mates.  I'll just leave it at that. ~smile~

4. Share a memory about the house you grew up in.
It would be nice to share with you a memory of the house I grew up in, but that is not possible.  I lived in 8 different houses between Arkansas and Virginia in the 18 years I lived at home.  My favorite house was one in Virginia in a little oyster village, it was the first two story house we had ever lived in and I thought I was moving into a palace.  It was a charming older home in a close knit community.  It is one of my fondest of memories.

5. Are you comfortable with silence?
The old saying, "silence is golden" is probably truer than we want to admit.  It is better to have silence than to speak before you think. I am comfortable with silence.  It can give folks a chance to wonder what you are thinking rather than knowing what you are thinking. ~smile~
6. You spot a giant spider on your bedroom wall...what's your next move? (all spiders are giant, right?)
I would immediately start looking for a shoe or something to swat it with.  All the time I would be hollaring for Hubby to come and "kill it."  

7. My idea of fun does NOT include ______________.
YARDWORK!!!!  Now, part of my reason for this is for the past 31 years we have had about a 2 1/2 acre yard.  It is totally overwhelming to me, thus, my yardwork consists of the small flower beds around our patio and the patio plants.  I thoroughly enjoy that small area.  I have hopes that one day we will downsize, have a postage stamp size yard and I think I could actually enjoy yardwork.  Time will tell.......
8. Insert your own random thought here. 
Question #6 reminded me of something that happened about 3 years ago.  I got up one morning (about 5:30AM) and did as I always do, turn the light on over the kitchen sink and head straight to the coffee pot.  That particular morning when I turned on the light I heard a scuttering sound coming from the top of the cabinets.  To make a very long story short, it was a flying squirrel.  Once I realized this I began screaming the most blood curdling scream you have ever heard (like out of an Alfred Hitchcock movie).  All the time I'm screaming I'm chasing the squirrel around the kitchen and family room with a broom.  Hubby "finally" shows up and has a loaded gun with him. (pointed towards the floor).  When he sees me with a broom chasing a squirrel he is so relieved.  He says in a most aggravated tone, "Lea, the way you are screaming I was just sure that I would find someone attacking you when I got up here."  Can I just say that the conversation escalated from there and he did finally catch the critter, I finished my heart attack and he went back to bed. ~I was not a happy gal~   It would have made a wonderful video for sure! 

Happy Hump Day!!! 
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'd have been right there with you shrieking! My next door neighbor had a flying squirrel in her attic. Gave me nightmares...apparently they're a bit of a problem in this area. Ugh. I am not really a fan of squirrels in the backyard, let alone in the house. And flying! Shudder!

  2. Good morning! Well I am sitting here chuckling now...I would have done the same thing though....Never seen a flying squirrel. Plenty of just regular squirrel's, but never a flying, and never anywhere but where they should be. I am sure I would have been just as hysterical. Your poor hubby, haha.

  3. We recently had a bat in our bedroom at our lakehouse. Thankfully, hubby got it with a net on the first swipe, and removed it. Critters in the house are always exciting! Not in a good way. :(

  4. I would have been screaming like that too. The one time we had a mouse in the house you would have thought it was 20 of them by the way I was acting. I can't imagine what I would be like with a flying squirrel. Thank goodness we don't have those here.

  5. Oh my, I would have been screaming at the top of my lungs, too! I do not like squirrels ... I think they're just large rodents, so the thought of one in the house gives me the heebie-geebies!

  6. I am WHEEZING from laughing so hard at the squirrel story. The loaded gun pointed at the floor!! Oh gosh, you made my day.

  7. Oh my! A squirrel in your kitchen! Once years ago we left a little side room door ajar to the back yard to let the dog go in and out...and a squirrel came in. I was at a loss for how to catch the thing so did the typical female thing and called a male friend. He came over and caught it in a trashcan and then released him outside. Thank goodness no guns were needed!

  8. wow..I have never seen flying squirrel..not sure I want reading your post. How could you not like yard work? gets you out of doing all that inside work!

  9. I have been to Hawaii one time and it was the best vacation I've even been on! God's majesty is all around and I just drank it in!

  10. I have been to Hawaii and its be favorite place. I would have been the same way with the flying squirrel.

  11. oh my your flying squirrel story cracked me up. A couple months ago we had a mid size oppossum get in our home. I am surprised the police didn't come as loud as my daughter was screaming.

  12. A flying squirrel. Interesting. I've dealt with bats, I think I would prefer the flying squirrel.

  13. awwww... Hawaii!!! so glorious. we went on our honeymoon - it was a once in a lifetime opportunity! so amazing!

    i lived in several different houses, too!! probably a dozen by the time i was 15. hey, it means we got a lot of variety in, right?! : )

    i agree... yard work? no thank you!

  14. Hahaha! I can TOTALLY relate to the flying squirrel story. I once found a squirrel in my kitchen (not a flying one, thank God.. I would've died.) an d I nearly had a heart attack as well. No one was home with me, so I basically just kept yelling, "GOD, MAKE IT GET OUT!!!!" And He did. =)

    How cool that your husband WON those trips to Hawaii?! Nice!!!

  15. The Pina Colada sounds yummy. Wow, you moved around a lot as a child. I use to love yardwork but not anymore. I would be screaming too with a squirrel in the kitchen!


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