Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Wednesday Hodgepodge

Wednesday means it's Hodgepodge time. Yea for Joyce!  She  keeps those questions coming week in and week out.

1. Noah Webster was born this week back in 1758....besides the online version, do you own a dictionary?  Do you ever use the hardback copy or is your hunt for a definition strictly online these days?
Yes, we do own a very nice Webster's dictionary that has probably not been opened in the past 15 years.  I never, never use it.  It's just too easy with spell check and Google.  Well, if you have no idea how to spell something then it can be challenging with or without a dictionary. 

  2.  Should public schools ban Halloween celebrations?  What about other holiday celebrations currently under fire?
Well, with things the way they are, probably so.  But, I think it is such a shame that kids cannot enjoy parties and celebrations for all the holidays like I did when I was a child.  Halloween was all about fun and nothing more and we all Trick or Treated without a worry one.  The birth of Christ was not hushed as the real meaning of Christmas and Santa had his place as well. I have such fond memories of these parties with all my class mates in our class room.  What a difference today!  I do think that a lot of schools now have what they call Fall Festivals and that seems to be providing a lot of fun for the kids and their families. And, the churches in our area do what they call, "Trunk or Treat" and folks put candy in the trunk of their car and the kids go from car to car getting candy.

  3.  What's your favorite 'dog' movie?

Awe, The Shaggy Dog for sure!  I remember this movie from way, way back when I was a little girl.  And, I asked for the stuffed animal version of him for Christmas that year, and I got it.  That dog slept with me for years and years.

  4.  When were you last somewhere you'd describe as 'too quiet'?
Humm.......can it be too quiet??? ~wink~

  5.  Are you a neat cook or a messy cook?  In other words do you clean as you go or make a big mess and then deal with it later?
I wear myself out being a neat cook.  I will occasionally let it get ahead of me and have a big mess, but I try very hard to "clean as I go."  I enjoy cooking a whole lot more when I can stay on top of the mess it creates. ~grin~

  6.  Did you hear about Felix Baumgartner, the skydiver who broke the sound barrier via parachute?  Was your first thought  COOL! or was your first thought CRAZY!  Are you adventurous?
Yes, I heard all about it and my immediate thought was,"how insane, why would anyone want to do something like that."  I truly do not have much adventure in me by most folks standards.  I thought I was adventuresome on our Alaska trip 4 years ago when I went on a rugged ATV ride. ~big smile~

  7.  What's not a word but should be?
UNTHAW - Good grief, I have used that word so many times when defrosting an item.  I truly do not know why "the powers that be" did not make that a word.

8.  Insert your own random thought here. 

Pumpkin Dump Cake
 Girlies, if you want to put your chompers into something that will make you "slap your pappy" then this is it!  I saw it on Pinterest, gave it a try and I did slap my pappy. ~big smile~  If you want to give it a try, click here for the recipe.  It's definitely "yummy for your tummy."  Meanwhile, Hubby and I are off to North Arkansas this morning for a little fall fun with dear friends.  I'll return with lots of blog fodder.  So hold tight while I'm away!
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. pumpkin dump cake.. that looks soooooooo good!

  2. Morning, Cici, I always love stopping by and reading this. Have a great day.

  3. Enjoy your trip....sounds wonderful!

  4. i am a clean cook too... i think that's why i don't like cooking. ha! but, i am pretty sure i could make my kitchen dirty for that recipe and not mind! : ) enjoy your fall fun. xoxo!!

  5. I'm not a fan of pumpkin, but that treat sure looks DE-LISH! Have a wonderful time visiting my home state! My brother says the fall foliage is at its peak.

  6. Definitely agree with you on #2 and #4!!

    Oooooh, I love pumpkin dump cake ... and am tempted to make one (except neither DH nor I need to have half a cake each ... even if spread out over several days!).

    Have a safe trip! Can't wait to see your pictures of the beautiful foliage!

  7. That pumpkin dump cake looks SO good! Have a beautiful and safe trip!

  8. I like quiet days. I am a clean cook too or I go crazy. Unthaw is a great pick for a word. That dump cake sounds wonderful. Thank you.
    Enjoy the rest of your week.

  9. I'm enjoying so many new recipes via Pinterest. The cake looks good...I've decided to break out of my rut and make a pumpkin cheesecake for Thanksgiving as opposed to pie. Your dump cake also looks the pumpkin flavor mild?

    Enjoy your fall travels!

  10. Well slap me silly I thought unthaw was a word lol

    Thanks for the recipe share, I have a freezer full of frozen pumpkin from my dad waiting on more uses for. Going to make this tonight for the hubby. (i'm allergic to pumpkin so can't eat it)

  11. That pumpkin dumpkin looks yummy! I have to check out the recipe. I'm sure they took all of the calories out, right? :)

    I had to laugh at some of your responses. I realize the origins of Halloween but I will always have candy ready for children. At our school, they even have a Halloween parade and the kids are so excited about dressing up. Of course, they will be princesses and action figures or a pirate.

    Blessings and love,


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