Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Randon Things About ME.......

Joyce is taking a well deserved break from Hodgepodge this week.  So, I thought I'd make up my own Hodgepodge of random things about myself that I'm sure you are just dying to know.  I always enjoy learning more about my fellow bloggers, so here goes, ready or not.........

*I'm a "preacher's kid."  My Dad entered the ministry when I was 7 years old and I was excited beyond words and pretty much always felt very honored that my Dad was a minister.
*As a result of my Dad being a minister, our family moved a lot. I attended 7 different schools in 3 different states before graduating. We moved the 2nd semester of my Junior year and my class ring was not even from the high school I graduated from. ~how sad~
*I am the oldest child and the only girl.  I have two younger brothers.
*I babysat for $.50 an hour and was thrilled to make that much when I was in high school.
*For even more extra money, I cleaned our neighbors houses and did their ironing during the summers. ~money was scarce at our house and this, along with babysitting gave me my spending money~
* My family did not have a TV until I was 8 years old.
*The Lawrence Welk Show was my favorite TV show and until we got a TV my parents would take me to my Grandparents house so I could watch it every Saturday night.~big smile~
*I met my husband when I was 12 years old and he was 18. I told my parents when I met him that one day I was going to marry him. ~they laughed~
* My husband  waited until he finished graduate school and for me to grow up, then asked me to marry him. We married when I was a mere 18 years old. ~scary~but, hey, that was almost 42 years ago ~smile~
*Both of our children have B names - Brandon and Bridget. At one time when they were small, we had a dog named Bengal and a cat named Baxter. We had the B's going on........
*I thrive on organization and structure ~I got it honest~ my parents thrived on it too. ~wink~
*My day generally starts about 5:30AM and ends around 10:00 - 10:30PM.  I hit the floor running and generally slow down as the day goes by.  I love early mornings! ~I know, weird~ 
*I'm a classic dresser for the most part, every now and again I will step out of that box, but not often.
*I take about a dozen different vitamins every day and have for many years. ~guess time will tell if it pays off~
*I am often referred to as a Southern Belle and I take that as a big compliment. I'm thinking it may be because of my Southern "drawl." ~grin~
*I am very emotional and can cry with the best of them and might I add, I do not cry "pretty."  I'm pretty pitiful when I cry.
*I would have never dreamed that I would have faced some of the trials that have come my way, but because of these, I have learned a dependence  on the Lord that I might not have otherwise learned.
*In the same vein, the Lord has blessed my life more abundantly than I could have ever dreamed. Sometimes I have to pinch myself.
*I love, love the old hymns and never tire of hearing them.  I am truly sorry that the younger generation, including my own children, will not have the cherished memories of the old hymns. 
*When I was very young I recall hearing my Dad pray that the Lord would provide for us because we had little to no food and little to no money to buy any. The Lord always provided and I have never forgotten that.
*I am well qualified at being an advocate for the elderly.  For the past 20 years I have been overseeing the care of someone. It started with my paternal Grandparents, for 14 years, then my MIL for a couple of years and now my Dad for the past 2 years.  Don't even get me started on what all this entails and don't even mess with me if you (those providing the care) do not provide the care that they need or try to take advantage of them.  I become a "force to be reckoned with." I pray that one day, should I need an advocate, that there will be one for me. ~and I ain't jokin'~
*I can't help but wonder how different my children's random things about themselves would be when they are 60 years old.
~quite different for sure~ 

Well, I imagine that you now know more than you ever cared to know about me, but remember, it was your choice to read this. ~and I so thank you and so appreciate you~

I leave you with this and I couldn't agree with it more........

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. Good morning! I enjoyed this thoroughly! I think it should be a requirement for everyone (or almost everyone, haha) we blog with. I like to know more about them. We do have some things in common...such as the time I get up and the time I go to bed. I too hit the floor running, but by evening I am slowing WAY down haha. Oh, and I did LOTS of babysitting for 50 cents an hour, and ironing too in the summertime! I loved both of them, but I really loved having my own spending money. If I didn't make it, I didn't spend it. Today's kids seem to always have their hand out if you ask me. Anyway...have a good day!

  2. " i don't cry pretty" . That made me chuckle. Everyone needs a healthcare advocate who is a force to be reckoned with. My mom was that for me when the hospital was ready t discharge me normally following my last baby's freakish birth that left me unable to wnalk normally for awhie. Mama said, "She is no longer an Obstetric patient, she's an orthopedic patent. She can t even climb one step. You must send her home by ambulance so they can carry her into the house! ". Nurses would not have thought to ask the dr to mae sure i had a hospital bed at home. See, you got me started, Lea, and i have junked up your comment box. You just eep right on advocating in love and firmness!

  3. I love this ... what a nice way of getting to know you a little better.

    I made 60 cents an hour at my high school job - a car hop at the local A&W Root Beer Stand. Seemed like a lot at the time.

  4. I'm a morning person too, so I don't think that's weird. So much to comment on, but I'll just choose one-the hymns. My daughter and I were talking about that yesterday. I love the old hymns and I do think those who don't know them are missing out. I love contemporary Christian music too, but its different. Our church still sings at least one hymn, but as my daughter mentioned they sound slightly different because there's a band playing. Still, I'm happy to have them! When my girls were little and couldn't sleep I'd sing hymns to settle them down. My oldest remembers the words to Love Lifted Me from those early days : )

    Loved all your "Hodgepodge"!

  5. So interesting to read!! I don't cry pretty either! Does anyone?!? Ha ha have a great day!!!

  6. Enjoying getting to know you better. Great post!

    We went with the A's, Adam & Amber. I use to thrive on organization but got sick 14 years ago and lazy set in. I hate it and want the Debby who thrived on organization!!!

  7. And I thought I knew you! This was so interesting. Dick even read it and enjoyed learning a couple new things about you.

  8. Loved learning more about you. I love the old hymns too. I feel the same way about being a patient advocate. I have been learning a lot through arranging care for my father-in-law. It is so sad to know many elderly don't have an advocate fighting for their care.

  9. I thoroughly enjoyed your descriptions of growing up and your background, sounds a lot like mine. It's such fun to get to know the people behind the face on the blog. :)

  10. I loved this post! It's fun to get to know these random things about each other. Lots of fun!

  11. I have to say that I enjoyed learning more about you! We come from the same generation too. I used to babysit for 50 cents an hour and thought I was lucky to get the work. And we watched Lawrence Welk too. My parents used to love the Scandinavian couple who sang together. I love the hymns and play them often. But I also enjoy many of the contemporary songs. However, I think a combination of the two is best and the younger generation is missing out. However, have you noticed in BSF how they play the old hymns with all of the verses? :)

    Blessings and love,

  12. Lea,
    I loved learning more about you! I have to admit that I guessed that you were a first born and a type A personality ( a go-getter, organized, and knows-what-she-wants person; that's a compliment)
    Southern drawl? Bless those hearts that don't have that blessing--smile.
    I want you to know that in my teenage yrs that the Lord lead me to pray for ministers & their families and still do 'til this day.
    Thank you for being that special person for the elderly! I agree with you about caring for them as well as unborn, veterans, and those with disabilities. We should care for animals too, but I'm not to the extremes that they have more or equal rights than humans. (As you can tell, I feel strong about it.)
    Thank you for sharing your heart.

  13. I'm not a pretty crier either. My eyes have barely begun to tear up and my nose is instantly read and stopped up. I've been on the look out for many years for the perfect mascara that will not drip down my face or rub off! I think I finally found one I like in Bare Minerals. - Enjoyed reading about you, and proud to say after these last few years, I knew most of these things! I'd love to hear your southern drawl sometime. Maybe you should do a vlog!

  14. What a great post. How much fun. I nodded at so many similar things. I am first born and hubby is seven years older than me, and yes, I had to grow up before getting married.

    You are truly a Southern Lady!

  15. Good morning, Lea!

    Thoroughly enjoyed reading about you and resonated with many of your thoughts :) A joy scrolling through lots of your posts too!

    Kindly, Lorraine


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