Friday, October 11, 2013

Lea's Daybook - Friday, Oct. 11th


Outside my window...
another beautiful fall morning and our labs are loving these cooler days.  The poor guys are getting older and the heat of summer just about does them in.

I am thinking...
that life is so, so uncertain. We just have no idea what each new days holds.  Thank goodness we do know who holds our future!

I am thankful...
for good reports from my annual checkups thus far.  I had gotten a couple of months behind but by the end of this month I will have gone to my "lady Dr", my Cardiologist, my Ophthalmologist, had my mammogram and bone density and a whole host of bloodwork.  Have mercy, that is a whole bunch of medical stuff for one month but I am all about annual checkups and have been faithful to mine for as long as I can remember.  I do not take my excellent health for granted and am thankful for each year that I keep getting good reports.

Then, yesterday, I went to a shoulder specialist with an aggravating pain in my left shoulder. He diagnosed it as an impingement  in my Rotator Cuff. Hummm.......he put two shots of cortisone in it and then I will go to PT, twice a week for 3 weeks and we will see if that takes care of the issue.  If not, well, just can't think about surgery.  I've already had shoulder surgery on my right shoulder and the recovery is just awful.  Well worth it in the end, but awful going through it.  Okay, now that I've bored you to tears with my "doctor goings," I'll move on...........~smile~ Oh, and I got my flu shot this week. ~okay, I am moving on now~
In the kitchen...
I made my first pot of homemade soup this week and have lots more "pots of" ideas to do in the coming days.  I love cooking in the fall and winter because we enjoy soups, stews, gumbo and chili.  And, when I make a pot, I make a BIG pot and put the remaining in the freezer for at least two more meals. 
I am wearing...
you know, right this minute I'm in my wonderful Soma lounging PJ's, enjoying a cup of coffee.  Not sure what will go on this body of mine before I actually leave the house.

I am creating...our Christmas card.  I so enjoy Christmas cards and always begin thinking about them w-a-y in advance.  I put a whole lot of thought into them and while I know that the folks that receive them have no idea of the time that went into them, I'm hopeful they enjoy receiving them. I have ordered my envelopes and Christmas return address labels and have done the address labels for the folks receiving them.  As soon as the envelopes arrive I will begin putting the address labels, return labels and stamps on them. Then when I get the cards in, I'll just have to stuff them and seal them.  It's quite the project for sure!

I am going...
to the funeral of my husband's office receptionist tomorrow.  Our hearts were saddened this week by her untimely death.  She was only 31 years old.

I am hoping...
that our receptionist's husband and 14 year old daughter will be able to find peace in the midst of the storm they have just been through.

I am looking forward to...
my SIL and BIL arrival this next week.  We have some fun things planned and we always enjoy being with them.

I am learning...
that we can plan and plan but God can overrule any plan that we may have and it's almost always in our best interest and far better than any plan we ever dreamed. ~yes, HE does know best~

Around the house...
well, for now, things are caught up.  There's not even any ironing to do and that's just short of a miracle.  Will be changing the sheets today, but hey, that's not a big deal and who doesn't love fresh sheets!
A favorite quote for today...
The future starts today, not tomorrow.
I love this quote and think we all likely need to remind ourselves of this fact.

One of my favorite things...
is occasionally being in my house, by myself, with Pandora playing softly in the background. Sometimes it is just what I need.
A few plans for the rest of the week...
we've been invited to some friends house to watch our LSU Tigers take on the Florida Gators tomorrow afternoon. Geaux Tigers! Then, of course, Sunday will be church and some great Christian fellowship!

A peek into my day...
nothing real exciting but am planning to see a precious friend that is dealing with brain cancer, run a few errands and then attend the funeral visitation for our office receptionist.

A picture worth sharing....
 I was browsing through pictures this week and ran across this one.  This is my Mom and Dad with Clancy, their first Great Grandchild when he was just a month old.  Little did we know that this would be my Mom's first and last time to ever see him.  She passed away 3 weeks later.  It will soon be 5 years that she died and that just doesn't seem possible.  Yes, life truly is uncertain..........

Happy, happy, 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. You will have to share some of your soup recipes! I love to be in my house with Pandora on too- lately I've already been listening to my Christmas station, it makes me so happy :)

  2. Enjoyed your Daybook, Lea, I will be praying for healing for your shoulder as you have PT. My sympathy goes to the family who lost their loved one, such a great loss.
    Enjoy your company, and please share some of your soup recipes, I am a girl who loves soup anytime of the year, and like you enjoy cooking in the fall and winter.

  3. So sorry to read about the passing of your husband's receptionist. We went through a similar experience years ago with my husband's secretary. Really hard.

    Your positive attitude about - everything - is HUGE in helping you overcome the difficulties of life. You encourage your readers with this blog.

  4. I enjoyed taking a peek into your world so thank you for sharing.
    I've also started making soup too. There's nothing better on a cold and blustery day than to sit cuddling a bowl of piping hot soup!
    There's sadness all around but like you I try to concentrate on the positive.
    I hope your shoulder recovers soon without the need of surgery ;D

    Have a wonderful weekend and good luck with all those envelopes!

  5. I just love the Daybook ... I need to do one again soon. It's a wonderful way to share a glimpse into our everyday lives, isn't it?

    The rain coming through this morning is going to bring in cooler (maybe even colder) weather. Time for some soup.

  6. I'm so sorry for your loss. What a shock! 31 years old. I will say a prayer for her family, friends, coworkers. You are really going through some difficult times with the loss of several people lately. Hugs and prayers to you. Great picture of your mom and dad with Clancy. Priceless.

  7. Enjoyed getting a glimpse into your life. Life can be so uncertain can't it, we can make our plans but it is God who holds our future. Wonderful photo of your mom and dad. Lots of soups and stews at our house as well. We do much the same, make a regular sized batch and freeze leftovers for later. Hope you are enjoying your weekend


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