Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Wednesday Hodgepodge

It's Wednesday and that means a hodgepodge of questions created by none other than Joyce.  She never fails us and we appreciate her so much.  And, it gives our readers a chance to learn a little more about us ~as if you want to know more about us~  Anyway, here goes........
1. May is National Blood Pressure Month...what sends yours soaring, either literally or figuratively? What calms you down? When did you last have your bp checked?

Being a no-show!  I cannot stand for repairmen or delivery folks to think that I have nothing better to do with my time than sit around and wait on them to show up and then they don't even come.  All it takes is a minute to call someone and tell them that you will be unable to make it or that you are running  behind schedule.  Come on, it's just common courtesy in my book. And, waiting an unreasonable amount of time at a Doctor's office can get my bp soaring too.  I understand emergencies, but just over scheduling is wrong!!!!

My husband can generally get me calmed down because while he can get aggravated, he's a pretty calm guy, no matter what the circumstances.  Isn't it amazing how the Lord puts opposites together to balance it all out. ~smile~

My bp was last checked in late October but we do have a bp cuff and I can check it anytime I want to.
2. You just found $1-what do you spend it on? How about 10$ 100?

I am a supporter of World Vision , in fact, I think they are one of the finest organizations of their kind.  I have really had them on my heart and mind a lot lately because they have so many children without sponsors and $100 could go along way in providing life sustaining food, medical help and supplies for some of these precious children.
3. Mandatory labeling of genetically engineered (GE) food has been proposed, but not enacted in the US. How much attention do you give food labels before you buy? Are you in favor of labeling if it means an increase in food prices? Is this an issue you've been following and feel strongly about, or is this the first you've heard of the controversy?

I will have to admit that I do not pay much attention to food labels outside of the calorie count and I check that on a whole lot of groceries. ~smile~  I cannot imagine most folks enduring higher food prices just for food labeling.
4. May 15th marks the birthdate of Frank Baum, author of The Wizard of Oz. At this point in time, are you more in need of brains, courage, heart, or a trip back home? Explain.

Hummmm.......I certainly am not the brainiest person, but am satisfied with the amount the good Lord gave me, I have a big heart and I am home, so that leaves courage.  I wonder if all of us couldn't use a little more courage.  I, for one, could many times. Mainly the courage to stand my ground when it comes to my faith.  Not in a judgmental fashion but with a heart of compassion.  
5. "There's no place like home" is an oft repeated line from Baum's book. When was the last time you felt the truth of that statement?

Oh, I feel that way every time we go somewhere and the last time we went somewhere was last month.  We were gone 8 days and I was "plum" excited about getting back home.  That's no to say that I don't enjoy being away, I do.  But, there is just no place like home!!!
6.  Steak...yes please or no thank you? What cut do you prefer and how do you like yours cooked? Sauce or no sauce? Besides your own kitchen, where's a place you like to go to get a great steak?

Yes, I do like a medium cooked steak, no sauce, but certain marinades I do like.  I generally eat Ribeye but when we are eating at a restaurant I just take a small portion of whatever cut Hubby has ordered.  We enjoy steak at Longhorn's and Outback.
7. When was the last time you were in a genuine hurry?

Oh, I am rarely in a hurry because I try to allow myself enough time that being in a hurry is not necessary.  Of course, there are times when it cannot be avoided and rushing to someone's side over a health issue or hurrying through an airport to make a connection are two of those instances.  I cannot recall the last time I was in a hurry other than the many times, the past 2 years, that I have hurried to my Dad's bedside during his illness.
8.  Insert your own random thought here. 

 Hubby found this fella at our backdoor one morning 4 years ago. He tried a couple of minutes to find the rightful owner and then claimed him as ours. ~that's the truth~  I told him if he took him in that I would have nothing to do with him ~meaning the dog~.  We already had one Lab and I didn't think we needed another.  Hubby explained to me that Rosco needed a playmate.  Yea, right!  We named him Rhett (because it sounded good with Rosco) and the rest is history.  You might know that Rhett took to me like a duck to water and won me over in no time.  So, my hard heart soon became mush where he's concerned. And, indeed he and Rosco are "best buds" and I'm already dreading the day that something happens to either one of them.

And, I leave you with this......

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. Joyce gave some thought-provoking questions this week. My schedule is just not allowing much blogging time, but I enjoy reading yours and other's. I especially like the "courage" answer, because that is what I most need as well. See you again on Friday.

  2. I'm a big fan and supporter of World Vision too : ) My doctor's office isn't bad, but my vet's office is always running way behind which is irritating. I expect it so I guess it doesn't make me too crazy.

  3. I agree that it is so hard waiting for repair men. I love returning home after a trip. I too am rarely in a hurry. I like to be on time! Rhett is a sweetie pie. Your husband knew you would come around.

  4. I feel the same about #1. Just yesterday I had a long wait at my doctor's but I didn't mind because I knew it was for a good reason. Sure enough when I got in to see her she told me she had an emergency with a 4 month old baby. I don't mind waiting for a reason like that. Plus, I know she would do the same if we needed her.

  5. Waiting in doctor's office gets me every time!

    We are on the board of a missions group called Mercy Uganda and sponsor s sweet young man in school.....I love giving to this organization because I see and know where the money goes. I will say I worked in a charitable organization once and thought there was a ton of waste. Since then, I'm careful!

    I read labels for calories too.....that's about all.

  6. Well, I love your boy, Rhett, and his name too! (my favorite movie of all time, Gone With The Wind!) Nice to meet you today via Wednesday Hodgepodge, and have a great week! ~tina


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