Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Wednesday Hodgepodge

And, it's Wednesday and Joyce continues to come up with these thought provoking questions each week.  And, I'm so jealous that she got to meet two of her blogging friends in "real life" this past weekend.  What fun!  Thanks Joyce for always showing up for us!
  1. What was your biggest worry five years ago?  Is it still a worry?
I was worried that my Mom might not fully recover from a fall that injured her shoulder.  She and my Dad were on, what would be their last trip together, when Mom "said" she got tangled up in the bathmat in their hotel bathroom and fell against the bathtub and broke her shoulder.  No, it is no longer a worry because about 6 weeks later she had a massive stroke and died.  As we looked back and thought about that fall in the hotel, we are pretty sure she probably had a stroke at that time too, but it was such that we didn't really notice any stroke symptoms. 

2. Yesterday (October 15th) was National Grouch Day...what makes you grouchy? What cheers you up when you're feeling grouchy?

Goodness, there must be a day for everything.  I don't know that I would call myself grouchy but more out of sorts when there is lots going on in my life and I simply cannot stay on top of it all.  And, that has happened a lot the past 5 years.  But, as soon as things level out, I'm "good to go" until life slaps me again. ~smile~

3.  In one word, how does it feel to be photographed?

Well, since I absolutely love photography, being photographed doesn't bother me in the least.  Now, if someone else is taking my picture for their use, I always hope that if the picture isn't becoming that they will choose not to use it.  I always try to pay the same respect to anyone that I photograph but I also try to take more than one picture so that chances are I'll get a good one.  Oh, I just reread the question and see that it says, "in one word."  Oh, well, not sure I can think of just one word. 

4. Besides your parents, who would you say had the greatest influence on you in choosing your life path?  Explain.

Well, I sometimes wonder if I have yet chosen my life path.  I think my life just more or less happened and thank goodness, the dear Lord was the overseer of it and led me down some really good paths with some wonderful folks to help guide me along the way.  For the first 18 years of my life, my parents were without a doubt the greatest influence and I can't think of anyone else.  Since I married at 18 (and moved 1000 miles away from home), there were  precious older ladies that took me under their wing, mentored me, ministered to me, loved me and prayed for me.  I definitely would not be the woman I am today if it were not for them.

5. The crisp days of autumn are here ...what's something you like to eat, but only if it's crisp?

Hummm....the first thing that came to my mind was fried okra and it has absolutely nothing to do with fall, but I eat it anytime, anywhere, anyplace!  But, it MUST be crisp!

6. What's the most useless object you own?

Oh, my, I would say that I likely have more useless items than useful but I imagine I'm not the only one that could say that.  I absolutely could not think of just one item.  And, the definition of useless likely varies from individual to individual.  I have a lot of decorative items throughout our home, they serve no real purpose other than to decorate my home, so to me they are useful. Anyway, will just leave it at that. ~grin~

  7.  Share a favorite fall memory.
This was taken on the deck outside our condo
A couple of years ago Hubby and I went to Northwest Arkansas just  as the colors had finished changing and the weather was cool and crisp.  It was the fall after my Dad had been diagnosed with GBS and I had been up to my eyeballs with his care and this trip was much needed and much enjoyed.

8.  Insert your own random thought here. 

I don't know how many of you know about the great deals at and
but you can save some big time bucks at both of these sites for name brand items.  Zulily has everything, from home accessories to any clothing item you can imagine and lots and lots of little girl clothes.  One Kings Lane is more home items.  I would hate for you not to know about these sites and felt it my duty to inform you because I would expect the same from you. ~chuckle~ 

I will be busy enjoying family the next few days, so will not blog again until Monday.  I might or might not get to visit around during that time. But, never fear, I will return!!! ~aren't you glad~
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. Beautiful photo! I love One Kings Lane. I get their email every day and just "Look"!

  2. It IS a really good pic of you and your hubby! I need to taste some Okra, never have...been to the zully, but never to One Kings Lane, need to check it out, thanks for the heads up! Enjoy the rest of your day!

  3. Fried okra is wonderful! I seldom have it, though and I agree-it must be crisp. What a beautiful picture of you with Tom. I can understand why that memory would stand out--a calm in the midst of your storm

  4. You just have to come back and visit my blog tomorrow because it will definitely be a place you and Gerri will want to visit when you come over. LOL That is one of my favorite pictures of you and Tommy. Love it! Have a great weekend!

  5. Simply love the photo of you and your groom!

    Hope Daddy continues to do well!


  6. Beautiful photo of you and your husband.

  7. I loved your one word anwer : ) I can relate! Such a pretty picture of you and the hubs, and I'm a fan of One Kings Lane!

  8. I've been following your blog for a couple of months now, so I've seen several pictures of you and your hubby. This picture you've posted of the two of you in Arkansas is exceptionally good. Just really nice.

    Interesting story about your mother's fall that broke her shoulder. I broke my shoulder (crushed it, actually) almost 5 years ago. But I didn't have a stroke. I was climbing and took a terrible fall. I have a "souvenir" from the experience - a shoulder replacement. They gave it to me the very next day.

  9. Beautiful photo of you and your DH, I always enjoy reading your "Wednesday Hodgepodge". thanks for the links, enjoy your time off.

  10. That is so sad about your mom's fall.
    Love the picture of you and your husband, gorgeous view. Have a great time with your family.

  11. I just found your blog recently and have really enjoyed it. You are so very positive, but also honest about some of the challenges you face. Thank you for sharing!

  12. Great post..and also a precious post with memories. You are truly a Southern Lady!


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