Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Wednesday Hodgepodge

It's Wednesday, that means Joyce has come up with some more great, thought provoking questions for us.  I hope you enjoy!

1. Picture postcards were first printed back in the mid-1800's and deltiology is the official name for postcard collecting. When did you last send a postcard?  Receive one? Do you save postcards sent to you? Do you collect and/or send postcards when you travel?
This was referred to as a Saucy Postcard.  How funny!
I cannot remember the last time I sent a postcard but I'm sure it has been years and years and I think the same holds true for having received one.  And, no I do not save or collect postcards.  Guess I'm a real "Scrooge" when it comes to postcards. ~laugh~

2. What treat do you most like to indulge in while on vacation?
Oh, I love to eat breakfast and I never truly eat breakfast at home.  I grab 4-5 vanilla wafers with crunchy peanut butter and "call it good" at home.  But, my soul really wants bacon, eggs (scrambled only) and all the trimmings.  So, that is something I do look forward to and treat myself to when we are traveling.

3. Are you good at hiding your feelings?
Unless you are a very close friend of mine, I am.  Those that are closest to me usually know when all is not right in my world.  But, as most of us can, I can "put my face on" and go about my business and the majority will not know.

4. Does your town/city/county still deliver telephone books to your home? Do you check the yellow pages when searching for a local business number or has the internet replaced the phone book in your home?
Yes, we get new phone books in the mail but I rarely use one.  I love the White Pages and Yellow Pages apps and use them most of the time.

5. Would you rather be first or last? all depends on what it is.  If I am alive when the good Lord returns, then I definitely want one to be one of the first he receives. And, can think of some less important things I wouldn't mind being first in either.  As to last, well there's a lot of things I would want to be last in too.

6. July is National Park and Recreation Month (in America, but everyone can still play along)...where and when were you last in a park?  Did you participate in any recreational activities while you were there?
We live within 10 miles of a very lovely state park and I cannot remember the last time I have been there or any other park.  Shame on me and guess I need to get to work on changing that.

7.  What was one of your worst ideas?
When our daughter started 1st grade I was rather despondent, my life was about to change, my baby was going to school.  I had been wanting the bedrooms in our house painted and I decided that it would likely be very therapeutic  for me to tackle this painting project myself.  So, I did!  I wanted the walls one color and the trim another.  This is no project for a novice but I thought I could handle it and off I went.  Well, it was disastrous to say the least. Among other issues, I ended up spilling an entire gallon of paint on the carpet in one of the rooms.  So, it was therapeutic alright, it gave me something else to fret about for sure!  And, I have never painted since and I will not.  Lesson learned!!!

8.  Insert your own random thought here. 
 Thought I'd share a neat little recipe with you today.  It's called Pina Colada Fruit Dip and it's delicious!  I think I saw it on Facebook but if you would like to try this simple little dip, then click on my recipe tab at the top of my blog and it will be the first recipe you see.  Anyway, Hubby and I enjoyed it last night with fresh cantaloupe  and he said that he thought it would also be very good put in a graham cracker pie crust and eaten as pie.  Good idea!  But, I do think you would need to double the recipe to do that.  It's yummy and very summery!  

And, a good rest of the week to you.........
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. That Pina Colada Fruit Dip sure looks and sounds tasty! I'm thinking I just might have to whip some up. I'm not a big breakfast person, either, but I do tend to indulge more often when I'm on vacation. Have a wonderful day, Lea!

  2. We had a paint disaster here too : ) And we paid for ours! The dip sounds good. I've seen it on Pinterest but haven't tried it. I have a fruit dip we love made with marshmallow cream and Eagle brand milk-it is decadent and probably a bajillion calories. Which is why it tastes so good : )

  3. Great now I'm hungry for bacon and eggs! I am not a big breakfast eater at home either and often order breakfast for supper when my husband and I eat out but after seeing your photo I'm hungry. :o)

  4. Good morning! I have thought the sane thing soo many times. SURELY I CAN paint a simple room...but that would be a big, fat, NO YOU CAN'T! haha. I am a disastrous, messy painter. Hubby has ordered me from the room we were doing more than once as my helping was making more work. I never attempted it on my own...he might have left me, lol. Enjoy your day!

  5. I love your answer for #5 :) And that fruit dip is totally going on the menu for our summer bbq next weekend! Thanks for sharing it!

  6. Oh that dip sounds delicious. I bought fresh fruit this morning and wish I had read your blog before going to the store so I could get the ingredients. I think we may need to meet up for a big breakfast one day. In fact you and Tommy need to come meet us for brunch at Another Broken Egg. Wonderful!

  7. My husband made breakfast 4 times while we were at the cabin last week. I don't know why we don't do this at home....what a treat! Of course stopping somewhere to eat breakfast is always a treat too. Love your answer for #5, I would like to be right behind you in line. That dessert sounds yummy.

  8. I used painting to keep my mind off my husband's deployment, and had similar results...spilled paint, edges smudged...oh, but it is great for keeping your mind off things! :)

  9. It's always fun to read your answers. The pina colada dip sounds really good. I had to laugh about your painting experience; sorry. I loved your answer about being first or last. I'm with you on that one.

    Blessings and love,

  10. I think the last time I sent a postcard may have been when I was on a trip to Africa, but I'm not sure. I still have some that people sent to me. I had several pen pals growing up and have had a hard time getting rid of all those letters :)

  11. if we lived near you, kelly would be all over that national park. i really think they beckon him. ha!

    my aunt has an amazing post card collection of postcards sent to and from her parents and family members. i am inheriting them one day and will cherish them to pieces.

    speaking of painting... i once painted our kitchen and kelly then banned me from ever painting again. so, i totally relate to your try at it!

    blessings, sweet lea!


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