Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. Lake Superior University has once again published a list of words/phrases they think should be banished from the Queen's's the list for 2013-
fiscal cliff, kick the can down the road, double down, job creators/creation, passion/passionate, yolo (an acronym for you only live once), spoiler alert, bucket list, trending, superfood, boneless wings, and guru

Which of these words/phrases would you most like to see banished from everyday speech and why. Go here to read more about how the words were chosen.
Well, none of these words/phrases bother me in the least.  None are nasty or offensive, fairly senseless, yes, but if folks want to use them, then more power to them.

2.  When was the last time you rode a train?  Where did you go?
When our daughter was in the 6th grade she was a part of an area Children's Choir called Masterworks.  They traveled to Washington D.C. during the Cherry Blossom Festival to sing and we went via train.  That was an experience to say the least!  There were about 40 kiddos and probably 25 parents. 

3. Bagels-yay or nay?  Favorite 'flavor'?  Favorite topping?

It was be a yay! Blueberry and cinnamon would be my favorite and I don't think you can beat some good ole cream cheese for a topping.  I can only eat a half because they are just too "bready."

4.  'Tis the season of awards shows...if you could star in a movie already made which one would you choose?

I would be Sandra Bullock in The Blind Side.  I loved that movie and the story behind it.  Such a "feel good" movie!

 5. The move towards single gender classrooms has been making the news in recent months....what say you?  Do you think kids perform better if separated by gender and are taught differently or is that discrimination?  If you're a parent, is this something you'd support in regard to your own children?
I think there is more to be gained in mixed gender classes.  I have no idea if kids perform better if separated by gender or not, but I can't imagine that they do. Day to day life is not separate, we are in mixed gender environments all of our life, so kids might as well get use to it from the beginning.  I would not have supported it when our children were in school.  

6. What's your favorite thing about staying in a hotel?
I love staying in hotels!  I feel so responsibility free, no bed to make, clean towels everyday, clean room and generally it's just a cozy feeling.

7. Do you have a 'word' for 2013?  What's the story behind your choice?
Well, since you asked, yes I do.  I have not said anything to anyone about it, so guess I'll now "spill the beans."  My word for 2013 is expectation. I have never had a "word for the year" but decided that I wanted one this year.  One definition of expectation is "eager anticipation."  I like that and I'm going to try and live this year just that way, "eagerly anticipating."  There are several things I would like to see happen this year and I felt expectation was the word for me.

8.  Insert your own random thought here. 

Looking out our front door on Monday
Just in case you haven't heard, NE Louisiana has been under a winter storm watch the past three days and we have ice hanging on all the trees.  It has been wet, wet and cold, cold.  Schools have been closed and while it is really pretty to look at, everyone is ready for a sun filled day.  Our yard is saturated beyond belief and there are limbs everywhere and it is in dire need of some tender, loving care. is what it is and not a bit of use in fretting over it.  I'm living in "eager anticipation" that we will get it back in order. ~ smile~
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. Absolutely loved Blind Side. I wouldn't mind being Sandra Bullock in that one, either!

  2. I love your word. I hope you dry out soon! It's wet and cold here today, but that's not unusual for the Northeast in January. Enjoy your day!

  3. The Blind Side a great movie. Very wet here-much rain and my school system closed because of high water. Expectation-a great word choice.

  4. Good morning! Oh yes wasn't blind side wonderful? Love that kind of movie. And your word is perfect. We can live in eager expectation for the Lord will do. Enjoy your day!

  5. I love your one word for 2013: expectation. I just wonder what the Lord will be bringing into your life this year. I enjoyed the movie Blindside too.

    Blessings and love,

  6. We enjoyed the movie Blind Side as well.

    Have a great day! Hope you see the sunshine!

  7. Yes to Blind did I overlook that one? One of the best movies I think I've ever seen! 'Expectation' is a wonderful word choice and I love what you wrote about it. It's been raining here for 2 solid days, but no wintry weather, thank goodness! Hope the sun pokes through the clouds real soon for both of our sakes!

  8. Excellent word for the new year! It's both upbeat and "grounding," as in lower your expectations of people, but raise expectation of what God can do in and through you. I needed a pick-me-up word today. Between my friend and the fog and flooding, I must set my mind on expecting sunnier days.

  9. Great movie choice! I agree with you on the mixed gender classes. We all did okay in them!

  10. I like "eager anticipation" as I eagerly wait for our cruise.

  11. I'm with you on your hotel answer!
    A few years ago, we were in DC around the cherry blossom time as well-we were there Easter Sunday, and the trees were beautiful. DC--a place you need at least two weeks to see a good portion of it! So much to see and do!
    We visited Starks, LA last year-and my brother is moving to your neck of the woods! I hope you all don't have too much more severe weather.
    Have a great night!

  12. I absolutely LOVED the Blind Side. I am now a Ravens fan - well, as long as they are not playing the 49ers (lol). Such an amazing story.

  13. The Blind Side was my second choice. I love her acting and that was such a great movie :) Hope your weather clears up soon.

  14. We have a gender "house" at our middle school. Students are separated by gender for the main subjects. What we've noticed is that when there are no boys in science class, girls step up and take leadership roles in labs. In Language Arts and reading, girls dominate classroom discussions; when boys are just with boys, they talk about their learning in ways that blow me away--they're uninhibited and say things like, "I'm connecting with this author, because..." They never talk like that in front of girls. The teachers can also choose books that interest boys moreso than girls (or vice versa). I've been converted to appreciate these results. Parents do have the option to choose either a traditional or gender house for their kids, so it works out for everyone. Have I convinced you of their value? (just curious) :)


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