Friday, October 25, 2013

Lea's Daybook - Friday, October 25, 2013


Outside my is still very, very dark but in just over a week, it will be wonderful daylight at this time.  But, that's not all good in my book, because we exchange the light of the evening to the light of the morning and then it is dark at 5:15PM.  It takes me 2-3 weeks to adjust because my body thinks it's bedtime shortly thereafter.  Ugh!  I really want light in the early morning and light until at least 7:00 in the evenings.  Guess you might say, "I want my cake and eat it too."

I am thinking...that age often  intensifies our negative personality traits.  Ugh! I don't even like saying that, but I do believe it's the truth from my observation. 

I am thankful...for a good eye check up with my Ophthalmologist this week.  Serious eye sight issues run in my family and as of yet, I show no signs of retina problems or Macular Degeneration.  I have watched the demise of my Dad's sight and the sadness that it has brought into his life
In the kitchen...I'm still making up fudge for the holidays and I made a big pot of chili the other night and froze a couple of containers.  I'm so excited for soup, stew and chili weather!  Add some cornbread and we're some happy folks!

I am wearing...well, still in my "walking clothes" at the moment which consist of grey knit capris and a faded tshirt.  But, I'll be changing shortly into more presentable clothes.

I am creating...nothing at this time but still working on my Christmas card that I mentioned in my last daybook.

I am Physical Therapy in a little while.  I have 12 sessions and am hopeful with the PT and the cortisone shots I got in my left shoulder that I will "good to go."  This will just be my 2nd session so that means 10 more to go. Ugh! not really enjoying having this added to my weekly schedule, but, it is what it is! 
I am wondering...about all kinds of things that are near and dear to my heart.

I am hoping...that I have come up with a few surprise gifts for my kiddos for Christmas.  It is so, so hard to come up with surprises.  I always ask them what they want but I always enjoy throwing something(s) in that is totally my idea.  I pretty much know their likes and dislikes and while money and gift cards are at their top of their list, I like to give them a few gifts outside of that.

I am looking forward to...
seeing our daughter and Grandson at Christmas.  Oh, how I wish she lived a "doable distance."  13 hours is just not doable!  I'm thinking 4 would just about be perfect.  Oh, well, perhaps the Federal Government will see fit to transfer them to a place that would be more "doable."  I can always hope! ~smile~

I am learning...
that some things are just NOT my responsibility.

Around the house...
not much going on, or at least, nothing you would be interesting in knowing. ~laugh~

I am pondering...
the words to Laura Story's song, "Blessings."  I love, love the chorus and these words....

"What if your blessings come through rain drops
What if Your healing comes through tears
What if a thousand sleepless nights are what it takes to know You're near
What if trails of this life are Your mercies in disguise."

And, what if the trials of this life really are HIS mercies in disguise. ~and there's no doubt, they often are~ And, what if we never understand until we meet Him face to face? ~and no doubt there will always be things here on this earth that we will never understand until we enter heaven's gates~ and guess what, it will not matter then~  Hallelujah!
A favorite quote for today...
"Only if you have been in the deepest valley can you ever know how magnificent it is to be on the highest mountain."

One of my favorite seeing the smile on my Princess' face when I go in to pick her up from Mother's Day Out (she calls it "school").  She is 4 years old and thinks I'm pretty much the greatest and I pray she will always think that.~smile~

A few plans for the rest of the week...I will be helping to host a bridal affair for a lovely young couple tomorrow evening.  And, as you know, here in the deep South we can throw an affair like no other.  And, this one promises to  be quite an event with lots of good, good food.  Not to worry, it will be blog fodder shortly.

A picture worth sharing...
Last weekend "the Princess" and her Momma craved out a pumpkin, filled him with electric string lights and then placed him on their front porch.  I think they did an outstanding job and he certainly does have a "welcoming smile."
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. It's dark even before 5:00 here in December. I'd prefer to stay on DST longer as I do not like how early it gets dark (even in October and November). :-(

  2. Oh I want that same cake over here too please, haha. Much as I don't like getting up in the dark, I don't like it dark at 5 or so in the evening either. I too then am ready for bed WAY too early! lol

    Enjoy your bridal gathering! Cute pics!

  3. Glad you had a great eye check up! Have a wonderful week :)

  4. If it's gonna be "chilly," there's nothing like "chili" to make the innerds warmer--and I am sucker for cornbread. Nothing like it. I fully agree with your observation on negative personality traits. I used to think that nursing homes made old people nasty. My mom assured me that they were always nasty somewhere deep down but always had "filters" for their worst thoughts, and those filters get worn off as we age. Sad thought I could be one of those 100 year old ladies lifting up her dress and cussing up a blue streak.

  5. I love your Friday posts! Like a snapshot of your day and thoughts in one viewing :-)



So glad you stopped by and hope you enjoyed your visit. I love your comments and read each and every one of them and I always try to reply to them. Blessings to you this day!