Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Wednesday Hodgepodge

Joyce is an amazing woman!  She is participating in the A-Z blog posts this month but has still managed to come through for us each Wednesday with great questions.  Let's just say, "she's all that and a bag of chips." 

1. April showers bring May flowers...what have you been showered with this month?
Ponderings, lots of ponderings..........I think it is possibly an age thing.  I've always done a lot of pondering but since I turned 60 last July, I've been pondering overtime and this month I've really done a lot. My ponderings are varied, so at least I keep them interesting. ~big laugh~ I'm not sure what April ponderings bring, guess I'll find out.

2. What is the nature of compassion?  Is it learned or innate?  Can compassion be learned?  If you're a parent is this something you've purposely sought to instill in your children, and if so how?

Compassion is to show concern or pity for the suffering or misfortune of others.  I think it can be both learned and innate.  Both my husband and I are compassionate people and both of our children are and I feel they saw it lived out in our lives and it definitely "rubbed off" on them.  Example is the best teacher for sure!

3. Do you prefer to watch romantic comedy or romantic drama...or are you rolling your eyes saying bring on the action flicks?

I'll take romantic comedy and two of my favorites are: Legally Blonde staring Reese Witherspoon and Maid in Manhatten staring Jennifer Lopez.

4.  It's April which means baseball season is officially upon us here in the US of A. Humphrey Bogart is quoted as saying "A hot dog at the ballgame beats roast beef at the Ritz." Agree or Disagree?
Oh, I so disagree!  I have never and will never eat a hot dog at the ballpark.  I am so picky about hotdogs and pretty much will not eat one, except at home with my own homemade chili.  I know, picky, picky, but I don't think I'm going to change at this point. ~smile~ I'll take roast beef at The Ritz any day!

5. What's something in your community or city that needs fixing or improving?
Well, there are several things.......Our dear city lost it's largest tax base, International Paper, almost 5 years ago and we've been on a downward spiral ever since.  Our population has dwindled and small businesses have suffered and some have closed.  We are hoping we can survive and are constantly looking for ways to fix and improve the situation.

6. Share a song you enjoy that mentions flowers or a specific flower in its title.

Oh, my goodness, it would have to be I Didn't Promise You a Rose Garden by Lynn Anderson.  She made it popular in 1970 and I'm embarrassed to say that I remember it like it was yesterday. ~wink~
7. April 22nd is Earth you believe there's life on other planets?  That wasn't the question you were expecting was it? 
No, it is not the question I was expecting and the answer can be debated by people for days on end.  I have never given much thought to there being life on other planets because it doesn't really matter to me one way or the other.  I guess that's a "cop out" of an answer, but it is the truth and I'll just leave it at that.
8.  Insert your own random thought here. 
 Recently a friend told me about the PBS series, Call the Midwife. She knew that I have so enjoyed the Downton Abbey series and thought I would likely enjoy this series as well.  Well, she was right!  I'm addicted!  So,if you are looking for another series, give it a try.  This is just season 2, so you can easily catch up at this point. I've about decided that PBS is the best kept secret on TV.

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! Hubby and mom and I watched ALL (that was available) on Call the Midwife. We LOVED it! I agree some well kept secrets there, haha. Enjoy your day!

  2. Enjoyed..and thanks for the "Midwife" tip!

  3. Enjoyed..and thanks for the "Midwife" tip!

  4. I totally understand the answer about life on other planets! There are things I just don't care about that others make such a big deal over and I tend to just duck out of the conversation. For instance, I really don't watch much TV at all, just baseball games, so I never have anything to say when relatives start talking about American Idol. hehe.

  5. Would you believe that Lynn Anderson song was one of my mom and dad's favorites? They'd play it all the time. Thanks for bringing back some warm memories for me. I could even sing it from start to finish!

  6. If you like to ponder you should join Brenda Youngerman at "Pondering with a purpose" on Thursday. Come over to my blog and link up tomorrow. We have a good time.

  7. I'm not normally a fan of hot dog ... except at the ball game. ;-)

  8. We are totally and completely hooked on "Call the Midwife"! I've also started watching "Mr. Selfridge". Kind of soap-opera-y, but pretty good! I'm ready for DA to come back on!
    A friend told me about "Cracker"; you can find it on Netflix. The guy who plays Hagrid in Harry Potter is the star of the series. He's a psychologist who helps the police solve murders. It's an old series and is no longer on the air, but very addicting!

  9. Nice visiting you today. Have a good evening!

  10. Those were hard/thought provoking questions this week, but you handled them with your usual honesty and candor. Enjoyed them! I've recorded the Selfridge series but its not something that interests Dick. Will have to check out the Midwife. Interesting about the hotdog - the only time I eat one is when we are out at some athletic function.

  11. I've been doing the same pondering for a year and a half since I had turned 60! What is it about 60 that hit me so hard? Maid in Manhattan is one of my favorites. I watched Call The Midlife last season when it was on and of course I am watching it this year. Wonderful show and I am so thankful everyone talked about Downton Abbey on their blogs. I am now all caught up, love it, and can't wait for it to be on again.
    Two awesome shows for sure!

  12. I tried watching "Call the Midwife" but couldn't catch on. I think it may have been because it was the middle of the season. Maybe I should try again. I know that song and it sure is catchy!

  13. Laughing at the No Hot Dog at the ball park! April 22..well that is my husband's birthday so I never think of Earth Day or other planets
    Fun post!!

  14. It is always a joy to get to know my blogging friends a little better and I enjoyed reading your thoughts and answers to each of these questions. I have been hearing a lot about Call the Midwife. Think I will check it out :)


  15. This was fun!! I prefer an romantic comedy over a drama as well. But even better, and action flick!! I love intense action and awesome special effects :)

  16. I do think this season of life is made for pondering : ). I used to love that song...haven't heard it in ages. Have a nice weekend!


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