Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Hodgepodge Wednesday

Well, in case you are wondering, I did NOT fall off the face of the earth.~aren't you glad???~  It has been two weeks since I blogged and I am having major withdrawal for sure!  Hubby and I have been traveling and I'm anxious to share it with you, but for today, it's Joyce and the Hodgepodge.  Thanks Joyce for always showing up for us!
1. April 15th is the deadline for Americans to file their state and federal income tax returns.  What's a job you do on a regular basis that could be described as 'taxing'?
I suppose I could be called the CFO of my husband's insurance agency. ~big laugh~ I take care of all bill paying and until a few months ago I took care of payroll.  I retired from payroll last June and it has been glorious! So, my job has definitely been lessened, but it can still be very taxing at times.  Everything is done through Quickbooks and then "whizzed" to our financial folks, so that is really cool.  I balance the bank accounts and the credit card accounts too.  As I said, it can be taxing and it seems to roll around with such regularity. ~blah~

  2. I'm participating in the April A-Z blog challenge, and the Hodgepodge happens to fall on Day O this week. In keeping with that theme...olives, onions, oysters, okra...of the foods mentioned, what's your favorite O food?
Oh, I'll take all of the above mentioned except for oysters  and, I'll take them just about any way you can fix them.  I've never tried oysters and won't.  They just remind me too much of eyeballs. ~sorry, I just had to say it~
3.  What is something memorable you experienced as a child that your own children (or future children/nieces/nephews) will not get to experience?

Primitive camping.  Yep! times were hard when I was growing up and one summer in order for us to go and see my Mom's family in Virginia, we had to camp along the way.  And, I do mean camp!  It was at primitive camp grounds because they were about $1 a night and we pitched a canvas tent, grabbed a sleeping bag and that was that.  It is definitely not among my fond memories but it sure makes me appreciate a fine hotel now.

  4. Term limits for our elected officials...your thoughts? first response was YES, for sure.  That way if you get someone that is not "fit" for the job, you are not stuck with them forever.  But, on the other hand, if you get a "goodie," it might be nice to have them hang around a while.  
5. On April 18th, 1775, Paul Revere made his famous 'midnight ride'...when did you last make a midnight ride?  Perhaps the fate of a nation wasn't hanging in the balance, but tell us where you were headed anyway.

Well, I guess this is pitiful but I cannot remember the last time that I was headed somewhere at midnight, unless it was a medical emergency.  That's about the only thing that gets Hubby and I out that late.  We're pretty much of the opinion that the best place to be at that time is at home, in.the.bed! ~laugh~

6.  What would freak you out more...a mouse running across your floor or a big fat hairy spider?
Oh, there is no thinking on this one, it is a mouse.  I am literally scared too death of anything that scurries across the floor faster than I can run, and can get into places that I can hardly see.  I can kill a spider because I'm definitely quicker than they are. I get chills just thinking about a mouse. ~horrors~

  7. I love it when people ask me________________________?
Any question that shows they are interested in me and mine.  I think it is so thoughtful when someone is truly interested in you and asks questions pertaining to you and your family. I'm afraid we are seeing less and less of this and more about "me, me, me." I am amazed at how many conversations are never truly engaging but rather centered around the one who began the conversation with no thought of the other(s).
8.  Insert your own random thought here. 
Some of you may remember that my Aunt Wanda was diagnosed with Bile Duct Cancer last June.  The above picture was taken May, 2012 at her 90th birthday celebration in Virginia.  She went to be with the Lord last Friday morning with her four boys at her side.  She was the oldest of my Mom's siblings and the only one living, so an era has ended and it makes me very sad.  She was always so dear to me and I am so thankful for my last visit with her in Sept.  We both knew that would likely be our last time together on earth and we had some precious conversations.  Heaven definitely gained another Saint and she had a life well lived.
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. Yay! Welcome back! I'm glad you had a good trip and are back where you belong on Wednesdays teehee.

    I'm sorry for the loss of your aunt. It sounds like hers was a life well lived.

  2. Can hardly wait to hear all about your trip! What did you think about Savannah? Hope you'll share lots of pictures and stories! Welcome back! My deepest condolences on the loss of your aunt. May memories bring you great comfort during this difficult time.

  3. I am sorry to hear about your Aunt! I pray the Lord brings comfort to your heart. Yes, I have missed you for sure, welcome back. Looking forward to hearing all about it!

  4. Welcome back! So sorry about your precious aunt, but we know she is rejoicing. And what a reunion there has been in heaven.

  5. Sorry for your family's loss. That is a good picture.

    I couldn't stand to try an oyster either.

  6. Glad you're back in blogville and took part in today's HP. So sorry about your aunt. That is extra sad when a passing marks the end of a branch of a family tree. So glad there is a good picture of her and her sons to keep with their memories.

  7. Sorry for the loss of your aunt! I remember camping and I am glad it is more high tech now. My idea of roughing it now is a cheap motel.

  8. I'm with you on not eating oysters! Yuck! My sympathy is with you on the loss of your aunt. So sorry to hear that.

  9. Oysters gross me out too and I am with you on the mouse answer!
    Sorry for the loss of your aunt but what a blessing to know she is with the Lord.

  10. i'm so sorry, sweet Lea, for the loss of your aunt. so happy you could be at her birthday celebration. i know that must have given many sweet memories.

    bless you for doing the payroll and paying the bills. i do that for our household (minus the payroll ... lol... i wish i could write myself a paycheck! haha!) and it's certainly taxing.

    hope you are well! xoxo.

  11. I cannot wait to see/hear about your trip.

    I'm so sorry to hear about your aunt's passing. Praying that your memories and the knowledge that you will see her again give you comfort.

    Gotta agree with you on #5! ;-)

  12. Mice and their poop....eww!

    ((HUGS)) So sorry about the passing of your Aunt Wanda.

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