Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Hodgepodge Wednesday

What better way to begin the first day of Spring than with Joyce at The Hodgepodge.  Thanks Joyce for always being here for us each and every Wednesday. And, I'm especially glad to be back today after missing last week.

1. March 20th is the first day of she a lion or a lamb in your part of the world?
Hummm.......I would have to say a lamb.  We've had some of the most gorgeous weather with temps in the high 60's and low 70's. The wind has blown quite a bit, but then, it's March and that's when the wind blows.  I'm just not "into" wind but I am "into" beautiful spring days.
2. What's the most dreaded task on your spring clean to-do list?  Do you have a 'plan of attack'?

Okay, do you see all that STUFF on the top of the cabinets in the above picture?  Well, that is my kitchen cabinets and guess what, all that stuff needs to be dusted.  Not an easy task and it's always on my Spring cleaning list.  I do have a young agile gal that comes and assists me in this endeavor.  She climbs up and gets it, hands it down to me to clean and then we reverse the process to put it all back in its place.  I love the warm look that all that stuff gives my kitchen, but it is definitely a whole lotta work. ~sigh~

3. 'em or hate 'em?  What's a favorite dish you make using peas?
I don't think I've ever met a pea that I didn't like, be it purple hull, black-eyed or green.  Just pass them my way and I'll dig in.  I love the layered salad that you make with frozen green peas. I could eat the entire recipe by myself. ~oink - oink~
4.  Do you feel under appreciated?

Not at all!  Hubby shows and tells his appreciation for me and my children and other family members do the same.  And, in my circle of friends we are all good about letting each other know how much we appreciate each other.  
5. Have you been using Google Reader?  If so, what are you switching to now that GR has announced retirement?  If not, how do you read your favorite blogs?

Good grief, why, oh, why does Google have to "fix" something that isn't broken?  I have been working the past few days getting set up with Google+ and Bloglovin'.  I think I have them in pretty good working order now but it was after pulling some of my hair out of my head in frustration.  I'm not all that happy with it right now, but, as in most things, I'm sure I'll adjust once I get use to it.
6. Anne Bradstreet is credited with the following quote~

"If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant;  if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome." 
Agree or Disagree?  Why?

I do agree! If life was always a bed of roses we might not even recognize it.  Tough times help us to really enjoy times of less stress.  The same is true of Spring.  If the seasons didn't change we'd have nothing to look forward to.  Just about the time I'm tiring of one season, the next one is almost here. 
7.  When did you last 'spring for something'?  What was it?

Just in the past few days I've begun to "try my hand" at making an I-Movie.  My daughter introduced it to me while she was here last week and got me started and now I'm on my own.  We shall see how it goes.  I'm working on something that I think will be very special when I'm finished.  Of course, then I have to figure out how to get it from I-Movies to another venue for viewing.  Oh, well, one step at a time.  I can't overload my brain with all of it at once. ~grin~
8.  Insert your own random thought here?

Tomorrow marks my 4th Blogversary.  What an adventure it has been and what wonderful folks I have met along the way.  I truly had no idea what I was doing when I first started, but it wasn't long until I was "hooked."  Thanks to all of my faithful readers and followers.  I hope that something I say brings a smile to your face or joy to your heart.  Here's to many more years of blogging!

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, man! You are so far ahead of me in the learning department and I've been blogging 8 years! Guess you get out what you put in!

  2. Good morning! Love the cabinets! My sister has a similar style and she too covers hers with goodies. She was just talking about this the other day...time to take it all down for a scrubbing, haha. Enjoy your day!

  3. I've never used Google Reader and just heard about Bloglovin today. All I've ever relied on is my blogroll on my sidebar. I guess I might need to get with the times! I have never heard of an I-Movie. See? I'm way behind the times! :)

  4. Love the cabinets ... I used to have a lot of stuff on top of our cabinets, but when we downsized to move here, I decided to opt for the "less is more" approach, so I have a lot less on the top of the cabinets ... which are overdue on cleaning. I guess I need to add cleaning them to my spring housecleaning list. ;-)

    Happy Blogaversary!

  5. Wow, 4 years of blogging - bravo! I love the look of the "above the cabinets" area in your kitchen...I have not put anything above mine for the exact reason of the dusting...I HATE dusting ;) Good luck with the spring cleaning! Happy First day of Spring!

  6. Happy blog anniversary. We took down all of kitchen shelf decorations as well however we are painting everything before they go back up.

  7. Congrats on the blogoversary!

  8. It must be a big help having someone to hand you the stuff down from the top of the cabinets. It does look so warm and homey with your decor :)

  9. My daughter said they weren't making any money on GR. Bloglovin is working well so far and I appreciate that they made switching easy.

    I would like to try my hand at i-movie. Maybe I'll get my daughter to help me too : )

  10. Working together we made this switch over a lot easier than it might have been otherwise. The "stuff" on top of my cabinets is also the dreaded task of cleaning. If my ceilings weren't so high, I might take it all down, but that is not likely to happen so cleaning must be done soon. Happy blogversery! And, thanks so much for all your help in getting mine up and going.

  11. I haven't cleaned my cabinet tops in a long time. Actually they stay amazingly clean! I am not doing Google+, I know too many people who lost all their photos from there posts. Also you have to set up some special things because most people become a no-rely in Google+. Happy Blogiversary. I turn 4 in April!

  12. Same here with the high shelves-oh I just keep looking and thinking-should I or shouldn't I dust them all off. I need some of your warmer weather.

  13. Making a iMovie, wow! I've not heard of it but I'm guessing it must be exciting making it :)

  14. Hi CiCi, this was such a fun read, I always enjoy "Hodgepodge Wednesday". I learn so many new things about my blogging friends. I too have a lot of collectables on the top of my cabinets, they really like to catch dust too! I also see you like roosters, aren't they the cutest!

    I have never understood why google is always changing things, I guess someone in the higher up hasn't enough to do. ~smile~ Goodness knows I have much more to do with my time than to try and figure out their messes.
    Congratulations on your blog anniversary, I am so glad I found blogging and I am so thankful for all of the wonderful friendships I have made. Good luck with the i movie and when you get it all figured out please share.
    Thanks for coming by and for taking the time to leave me such a sweet note.


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