Friday, August 30, 2013

Lea's Daybook

I always enjoy doing a Daybook and hope you will enjoy reading it as well.
After all, it really is the day to day things that make up our lives.

Outside my window...
the yard is neat and tidy (all 2 acres of it) and Rosco and Rhett are enjoying running around while it's not quite so hot.  They spend most of the days, right now, sprawled out in the carport on the cool concrete. ~smart dogs~

I am thinking...
that, like Rosco and Rhett, I am very ready for fall.  I love, love fall!

I am hearing...
the sound of Pandora playing "Easy Listening Pianos." I also love Pandora!

In the kitchen...
lots of action the past couple of days.  I made a pound cake and Fool's Toffee (I'll share more about this in a minute).  My baby brother is here visiting and I wanted to make sure he had plenty to snack on.~grin~

I am wearing...
some white linen shorts and a black top with my cute black bling flip flops.  I mean, a gals gotta do what a gals gotta do and I do love me some bling. ~chuckle~

I am creating...
a Shutterfly photo book as I have done for the past several years.  I do two 12X12 each year.  One for the first half of the year and one for the second half.  This is a continuous project for me. Every time I take a photo that I want included in the book I download it and put it in. It gets my "creative juices" to flowing. ~grin~  Love not having photo albums anymore.  These are just the greatest!

I am going...
to have breakfast with my brother in a few minutes at the Huddle House.  Now, don't laugh, it's about as good as it gets for breakfast here. ~I know, sad.~

I am reading...
Love Does by Bob Goff. A great book on how we are to demonstrate love and make a connection with all people. WOW! if we all did that what a different world we'd be living in.

I am hoping...
for happy endings to a whole lot of situations, some health related and some relationship issues for folks that I care a whole lot about.

I am looking forward to...
fall, I told you I love fall.  
I am pondering...
gifts for Christmas.  I have already found some "prizes" for some of my gifts and I get so excited when I think I have found something that will thrill my children.  I generally just let them pretty much tell me what they want and that's what they get.  But, I love to have a couple of surprise packages. ~sneaky~

A favorite quote for today...

"When life is great, thank God and celebrate, when life is bitter, thank God and GROW."
One of my favorite things...
is talking with my Grandchildren at this point in their lives.  They will be 4 and 5 in October and they can hold such cute conversations now.  Most the conversations with our Grandson take place through FaceTime or the phone and he does so well with either of those now.  The Princess keeps us in stitches with some of the things she says.  It's all so cute!

A few plans for the rest of the week...
is enjoying my brother while he is here and doing the necessary stuff that has to be done around a house.

A peek into my day...
same as above and if my Dad is up to it, we plan to take him out to eat at one of his favorite places this evening. He reached in his refrigerator on Wed. to get something and got his back out of whack.  It seems some better and hopefully he will be up for tonight.  Amazing how just a simple move can cause our backs to misbehave and make our lives pretty miserable for a few days.

A picture worth sharing....

I mentioned making Fool's Toffee above and wanted to share the recipe with you.  You can find it under my recipe tab above (and if you have had issues with my recipe tab in the past, it has been corrected and you should be able to access without any problem now).  Anyway, I saw this on Facebook and I love toffee and thought it was so interesting that it is made with Saltine Crackers.  How crazy is that!  But, can I assure you that this is "lip smacking" good stuff!  Takes just a few minutes to make, so give it a try and enjoy!

Happy weekend!
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. Oh my, 4 and 5 are my FAVORITE ages!! The conversations we can have with them -- so sweet, so hilarious, so profound.

    Enjoy your time with your brother.

  2. What a pleasure catching a glimpse into your life. I love to listen to Pandora. My favorite channel is David Nevue radio as the music is soothing and beautiful. I do my stretching each morning to this music.

    What a great idea to create a Shutterfly album twice a year. I usually put one together at the end of each school year as a gift for the teacher I get to work with and make a copy for myself. In the past, I created many family ones but haven't done one for some time. Maybe now?

    I also love to listen to children in this age group. They have so much to say if only we take the time to listen.

    Sorry to hear about your dad. Praying that he gets relief and healing. Yes one move can change everything.

    Blessings and love,

  3. I always enjoy reading Daybooks, each time you get to know that person a little it better, and I am so enjoying getting to know you, CiCi. I will be praying for your Dad, and yes, I know what a quick turn can do for the back.
    Thanks for the recipe, it looks wonderful.
    Enjoy your Labor Day weekend.

  4. what a fabulous day you have ahead. Sorry to hear about your dad's back, hopefully he will be feeling much better soon. I'm listening to Pandora radio Mercyme Radio right now. I love David Nevue's music as well, being as I play piano. I have never made a book on Shutterfly and have so many photos on my external hard drive...I need to work on getting projects done. I love this feature of your blog. You should host a hop! I'm certain others would be happy to join in. I would. Happy Friday/weekend to you Lea!

  5. Hi Lea ~ I am ready for fall too! Enjoy your time with brother =) Hope your Dad's back is feeling better and he's able to enjoy dinner out. Blessings, EMichelle

  6. Hi Lea ~ I am ready for fall too! Enjoy your time with brother =) Hope your Dad's back is feeling better and he's able to enjoy dinner out. Blessings, EMichelle

  7. The toffee looks so good!! I cannot wait for it to cool off outside! I'm going to get out my Fall decor this weekend. I have some pumpkin cheesecake bites that I am trying out baking in the oven. Fall and Christmas are my favorite time of the year!!!

  8. Gonna try that toffee :-)
    I love your quote for the day...It is for sure when we grow the most and our character continues to develop..

    Love this little blog of yours!


  9. When I think about Christmas gifts, I get overwhelmed! Only one person has told me what they want and I really wish we would just stop exchanging gifts and enjoy the day together.

  10. I use Pandora on a daily basis. It's so convenient! I love it, too!
    That Fool's Toffee looks DELICIOUS.
    You are such a sweet big sister & mom!
    I desperately need to get some photos developed and you've just given me an idea--- photo albums can be such a chore. I need to try doing it your way.
    I hope your Dad's back is fully better by now!
    And hope you're still enjoying your family time!

  11. I am not sure how I missed this yesterday, but glad I caught it today. I enjoyed this as always. Looking forward to Fall here too, though in California we don't have much of one, but I can pretend can't I? Enjoy your time with your brother, I love that you whipped him up some treats...sounds good!

  12. I have enjoyed my visit here to your blog for the first time. I appreciate that you shared the "Fool's Toffee" recipe with us and look forward to making it real soon.

    I like your quote for the day. So true!


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