Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Wednesday Hodgepodge

Okay, these questions really stretched my brain past it's ability this week.  I always check the questions out early on Tuesday so that I can ponder them all day.  It's a good thing I did that today because several of these I definitely had to ponder. ~grin~ Thanks Joyce for the brain exercise each Wednesday.

The USA will mark Columbus Day this year on Monday, October 14th. What's something you need or want to explore (literally or metaphorically speaking)?
Hubby and I have been blessed to do a lot of traveling but one place that we have yet to "explore" is Yellowstone National Park.  We have talked about doing that and perhaps we'll put that on our "soon to travel to" list.  And, not really sure that I answered this correctly, but then again, Joyce has told us there are no right or wrong answers to the HP. ~it's a good thing~

2. The Wicked Witch of the West from The Wizard of Oz, Ursula from The Little Mermaid, or Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty...who do you most love to hate?

Oh, The Wicked Witch of the West because that is the one I am definitely the most familiar with and I was most upset when she appeared in The Wizard of Oz.  Of course, she did add some excitement to the movie, especially in the mind of the youngster I was at the time I first saw it. 

3. Is open-mindedness a virtue?

I think it can be if you respectfully listen to others opinions or thoughts but do not necessarily accept them without further inquiry.

4. How often do you weigh yourself?

Generally, only monthly.  I have kept an index card with my weight recorded on it for several years and it keeps me very aware of even gaining a pound and that's exactly why I do it.  I am blessed that I have a pretty high metabolism rate and my Mom raised us by the philosophy that "we eat to live, not live to eat." 
 ~pretty plain and simple~

5. This question comes to you courtesy of Rebecca over at Making Memories, so thanks Rebecca!

Costa Rica was recently named the happiest country in the world on the Happy Planet Index. What's the happiest country in the world to you, and what makes it so?

Well, the dear USA is not even in the top 10 but, for me, it is the happiest.  Why? Because it is my home and I cannot imagine being happy anywhere else.  As they say, "there is no place like home" and I think that goes for your home country as well as your residence.

6. Besides The Bible, what is one book you think should be mandatory reading for high school students? Why?

"Tuesdays with Morrie"- the story and teachings of a dying man as told to one of his former students in his final weeks.  Perhaps reading this book would cause the students to reflect upon what is really important in life and give them a new perspective on everyday happenings.  I'm thinking it may be time for me to reread it.

7. I went shopping at some nearby outlets last week, and while I was there, I picked up a couple of Christmas gifts. How about you? Have you started your holiday shopping yet?

Oh, yes, indeed I have!  I always start early, in fact, I'm always on the look out for potential Christmas gifts.  I rarely Christmas shop, I just see things when I am doing other shopping and grab them.  I generally have all my shopping done well in advance so that I can thoroughly enjoy the season without the stress of shopping.  And, the the bulk of mine is done via the internet. ~love it~

8.  Insert your own random thought here. 

 Okay, our colors are not quite "fallish" (as those pictured above) just yet, but folks, the temps are!!  Monday brought cooler temps and much cooler mornings.  It has been wonderful with a capital W!  Can I just say that I have been happy, happy, happy!!
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 is a beautiful picture! The leaves are just starting to change here, and the weather turned marvelous this week!
    Yay for the Wicked Witch!

  2. Not much fall color here either, but our temps have finally dropped with the latest front that moved through (we had temps near ninety this past weekend) I have never heard of the book you had mentioned, I think I might check it out.

  3. Enjoyed this as always...we FINALLY had a cool night last night making me reach for the blanket for the first time in weeks and weeks! I think your book suggestion sounds intriguing, will have to look for that! Enjoy your day!

  4. You will love Yellowstone and how blessed you are to see so many other places. I like your suggestion of Tuesday's With Morrie!

  5. My mother is a firm believer that she is alive today because breakfast is her favorite meal and she hates to miss it. She is 84.

  6. That photo is gorgeous!! I don't know if you're on the east coast but when i visited several years ago i was blown away by how beautiful the trees in Vermont, Maine, , MA, NH & NY were!
    You should totally go to Yellowstone! I went there when i was about 13 but it was such an amazing and beautiful place. Although i preferred a hotel over camping. Too many mosquito's! ;o

  7. Regarding the fall colors in the picture you posted: WOWOWOWOWOWOW! So gorgeous!

  8. And don't we love our fall! These cool mornings have been wonderful. Hope you have a great week, Lea.

  9. The photo is simply gorgeous - thank you so much for posting it. As for your approach for weighing yourself - equally gorgeous. A good approach to living!

  10. As always, CiCi, a joy and pleasure reading your Wednesday Hodgepodge! Our weather has changed to ideal fall temps. love the fall photo, thank you for sharing.

  11. I would have to ponder these questions too. You always answer so eloquently and with heartfelt answers.

  12. The index card with your weight. Golly, that's funny, but I can't say I'm suprised you do that! Beautiful fall pics. I just can't get enough .

  13. We've got color here, but have had a lot of rain so the leaves are fallling before they've really gotten bright and beautiful. Still pretty though! Have a nice weekend!


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