Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Wednesday Hodgepodge

It's good to be back.  I know you all missed me but sometimes the blog has to take a backseat and that's been the case this past week.  I had an enjoyable visit with my Aunt in Virginia this past week but it is good to be back.  I've missed you and can't think of a better way to get back in the swing of things than with the weekly Hodgepodge.

1. What's the best and worst thing thing about growing older? The best would be enjoying some of the fruits of your labor (such as grown children), and wisdom.  If I had known a few years back what I know now, I would have saved myself a whole lotta fretting.  But, hopefully I am sharing some of this wisdom with those around me who have not reached this mature age just yet.

You begin to feel the body wearing out, aches and pains, skin bruising easier.....oh, that's enough.  I am well aware that "the ole gray mare ain't what she use to be."  ~ big smile~

  2.   Autumn arrives this week in the Northern Hemisphere...what one thing do you love most about the fall season? 

The crispness of the air in the early morning, the turning of the leaves, the pumpkins  and the mums.

  3.  Speaking of fall...pumpkin seems to be flavoring everything these days-are you a fan?   What's your favorite pumpkin flavored food or beverage? 
Oh, yea! I'm definitely a fan!  I have a recipe for Harvest Bread and it could well be called Pumpkin Bread, loaded with walnuts and all things good!!! 

4.  Since we're on the subject of fall...what's the worst
fall you've ever taken?
It was probably about 10 years ago.  I generally unload my car from the garage but this particular day I pulled up to the front door.  I always like to carry just as many bags in at a time as I possibly can.  This day I had both of my hands and arms filled to the brim and couldn't see the ground in front of me.  I started up the steps to our front door and on the second step I stumped my toe and I began falling and I fell for what seemed like 5 minutes and me and the groceries went  from one end of our porch to the other.  And, can I just say that my insides felt like I had been hit by a train.  I didn't have any real bad bruises or cuts but it shook me to the core. Lesson learned - don't carry so many items that you cannot see the ground in front of  you.

  5.  If you could own a prop from any film what would you choose? 
How about Julia Roberts' wardrobe from  Pretty Woman

  6. What's the most interesting word you've read or learned in the past week?
Earworm - read an article within the past few days that had this word in it.  Never heard of such and certainly conjured up my own idea of what it could possibly be.  I was relieved when I found out it was not something creepy crawly in one's ear, but rather a song or melody that keeps repeating in one's mind.  And, it is actually in the Webster Dictionary. ~roll eyes~

  7. When was the last time you locked yourself out of your house, car, or office?  Was it a big deal?

I seem to lock myself out of the house quite often.  The locks on our doors are the cause of it.  Even in the locked position, they will open from the inside and then when you shut them behind you, they are locked.  So, when I happen to forget this feature, I'm in trouble, but I keep a house key in an undisclosed location. ~wink~
8.  Insert your own random thought here. 
I flew to Virginia last Thursday and flew back this past Sunday.  My connections were through Atlanta and if you have been there, you know it is a very BUSY place and if you have a tight connection, it can get hairy.  Well, Sunday I was strolling through the terminal to get to my gate.  I did not have a tight connection but I tend to speed walk through there "just because" it seems that I usually need to.  I'm concentrating on where I am going and I see these two men in the middle of the concourse having a conversation.  Just as I am about to pass them, one of the men was using his arms and hands as he talks and as I get to him  he plops me up the side of my face with the back of his hand.  Poor fella, he was so embarrassed  and I was stunned. He apologized and apologized.   A police officer was standing nearby and ran over to make sure I was okay and I assured them both that I would be fine.  I went on, rubbing my cheek (didn't get a bruise but is still a little sore) and hoped that these two guys will not stop in the middle of a concourse to hold a conversation again.  It's a funny memory now.......... 

And, I leave you with this..........

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. That harvest bread sounds awesome ... maybe you'll share it? Ouch ... glad you are ok ... from the "slap" at the airport (and the fall, too). I'm glad to know that there's a name for the way songs get ingrained into one's mind. Glad you had a wonderful visit with your aunt ... we drove through Virginia on I-64 on our way to the Outer Banks and then along the Virginia coast up to Virginia Beach on our way to Ocean City ... who knows, we might have been not too far from you this past week. ;-)

  2. Oh goodness, hope you're okay. People who stop in the middle of anywhere to talk are a pet peeve of mine.

    I have four steps into my house from my garage and frequently carry too much. I don't know what the big deal is about making a couple of trips but I think most women do the same : )

  3. Enjoyed reading and I do hope your face is all better! What a shock! Fall is definitely in the air in Southeast Texas and I love it. Enjoy your day!

  4. I will remember "earworm" because I often get a song stuck in my head.

  5. Glad your ok!! I tend to always fast walk and focus on where I am going. The harvest bread sounds yummy!

  6. So sorry about you getting knocked in the face! You poor thing and I'm sure that guy must have been mortified! Earworm only makes me think of a big grub that lives in your ear canal. Hopefully, there's no such thing!

  7. i adore those verses. such a powerful charge for us believers!

    i'm thankful you had a good trip. and glad you made it home safely.

    i like pumpkin... but sometimes it makes my mouth itch. too much information? probably. but it's so weird! i wonder if i'm allergic. regardless, i still eat it because it's so fun!

  8. You handled the airport situation well. I don't know if I would have. I love mums too and need to still get some for the front of the house.
    Have a great week :)

  9. Wow, you had some interesting stories today! I'm glad you didn't get a black eye from the "slap".

    Your autumn photo is so pretty. It really puts me in the autumn mood :)

  10. That Harvest bread sounds SO delicious!! The story of you unloading your car sounds exactly like something I'd do... I've always tried to load up as many bags of groceries as I can, just to get it over with fast. I'll definitely learn from your mistake!
    Julia's wardrobe = great choice!! I especially love what she wears in the horse race scene.

  11. Why is it we try to carry as many bags as possible instead of making an extra trip? Ha! I have come close to falling or banging into something because I try to load as many bags on me as possible. thanks for the reminder that it's not smart!

  12. Oh I have done the exact same thing with those bags only I was climbing two little steps into my kitchen at the time. Oh my what a jar to the body. I have no idea why I insist on loading up my arms like that, haha. How startling to have been hit like that at the airport. I can just imagine how embarrassed he was...glad you were OK. Enjoy your day!

  13. I love seeing the pumpkins and mums! Harvest Bread sounds so yummy, I do love pumpkin. Sorry about that fall you took. Great movie props you picked. Hidden spare keys are always a good idea.
    Ouch on being hit in the airport.


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