Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Wednesday Hodgepodge

Joyce came up with some really random questions today.  I'm wondering if she lays awake at night coming up with the Hodgepodge.  I'm just always amazed that she manages to come up with interesting questions, week in and week out.  We appreciate you Joyce!

1. When it comes to good manners, what two top your list of most important?
Oh, good manners are such a rarity today by most accounts, but I still enjoy a gentleman holding a door for me or allowing me to go ahead of him.  And, in this day of cell phone mania, there truly is a time and place for them to be left behind or completely ignored, but few folks realize this.  Have mercy, it was really just a few short years ago that we did not even have them and somehow we seemed to survive! 

2. Let's open a proverbial can of worms...Common Core.  Are you familiar with the term (talking education reform in the USA)?  If so, care to share your thoughts? In your opinion, what is one of the biggest issues schools (in your home country) face today?

Okay, I do not know enough about Common Core to discuss it,but since both my daughter and DIL are both educators, I do hear them talk about it.  My daughter said that she really likes it, except for the government involvement, and she works in a school district that offers their teachers a lot of support in CC.
I asked both my daughter and DIL what would be the biggest issues they face......they both said lack of funding or inappropriate use of funding and lack of parental involvement.

3. Name a celebrity whose fashion sense you admire and share why.

I admire Kate Middleton's fashion sense.  She has such feminine taste with class, much like her late MIL, Diana.  In my dressier clothes I always tend to go with a feminine, classy look. I would have so enjoyed the styles of the 1920's.~big smile~

4. How are you affected by the changing seasons?Well, the changing seasons certainly have no big affects on me, but I do love the Spring and Fall best of all.  What does have ill affects on me is the time change that is about to take place on November 3 and it will be slap dab dark by 5:15PM everyday. ~ugh, ugh~~

5. Scariest book you've ever read?Humm.....of all the books I have read, I cannot think of one that was scary.  I'm not drawn to scary in any shape, form or fashion.  The world is scary enough for me. ~wink~

6. What time of day are you most hungry? What's your go-to snack? 

Usually mid afternoon finds me in a "snacky" mood.  I never think about snacking in the morning but the afternoon is another story.  I usually always have dry roasted peanuts and I also keep the little milk chocolate Dove squares around.  A few peanuts and one or two of those and I'm a happy gal.

7. Do you lean more towards being too needy or too independent? Which do you find harder to deal with in others?

I would definitely lean towards being too independent but not to the point that I don't realize that there are definitely things I need assistance with or things I just simply cannot do.
They can both be hard to deal with in others but I think I'd probably rather deal with someone too independent than too needy.  I do not tolerate neediness too well, unless someone is indeed in need.  Did that make sense?  I sure hope so!

8.  Insert your own random thought here. 

I decided today that life has become entirely too automated.  I needed the phone number of a relatively new Doctor in our area.  I looked on the internet and the number listed there was incorrect.  I did everything I knew to do to try and keep from calling information but finally had to give in and call for assistance (see I'm not over the top independent).  A real person answered but ask me if I needed a phone number and I responded yes and in a flash I was connected with this automated system.~ugh!~  I was to say the name of the person whose number I needed.  Well, I spoke very, very plainly and they interpeted it very, very WRONG and began telling me they had no listing for that name.  I called back trying to get the real person to stay on the line long enough to let me say something and failed again.  Finally the third time I was quick enough and they said, "Oh, I'll have to connect you with my supervisor."  I'm thinking, "really, all I need is a phone number, surely you can handle that request."  Anyway, the supervisor got on the line and first I told her that I certainly hoped that I would not be charged $2 for each of these calls and she assured me that she would take care of that.  But, she did not have a listing for the Dr. either and I spelled the name for her.  I was about to "blow a gasket" and finally called the hospital he is affiliated with and got the number.  This whole ordeal took around 15 minutes.  Crazy!!! And, I'm wondering if this Dr. has any idea how difficult it is to get the number for his office. I'm thinking I'm going to inform him. ~grin~
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 always a little surprising to get an actual person on the line when you call a business of any kind. The cell phone craze makes me a little crazy. I love to take pictures, and am on all the social media sites, but still I don't need to be there during a meal or when I'm having a conversation with someone in real life. Enjoy your week!

  2. I have had that cell phone rant before...I am as into it ~ now that I have my i-phone ~ as the next gal, but there is a time and place for it, and it is being sooo over-used. Talk about manners, most show NONE when on their phones! Soo frustrating! Enjoy your day Lea!

  3. Loved your response of Kate Middleton for the fashion sense question. I wish I had included her in my response to that one.

    Automation -- yes, very frustrating at times!

  4. I picked Kate Middleton too! I love your fashion sense too so that makes sense :)
    Isn't it so annoying that it is so difficult to get a human on the phone for customer service these days?!

  5. Love Kate's fashion sense as well! I really go cray when I can't speak to a real person on the phone...uggh..


  6. Sorry I missed your Miscellaneous Monday, enjoyed it so much. You mums are so beautiful!!
    I can so relate to the telephone episode, been there done that, very frustrating~smile~
    I agree about Kate Middleton she is such a classy lady, and is going to make a fine queen, I also agree about the phone manners, so missing today! As always enjoyed your "Wednesday Hodgepodge". Enjoy your weekend.

  7. I chose Kate Middleton also. Cell phones drive me crazy-pretty soon all with lack conversation skills because we hardly talk anymore-just text.

  8. # 1 & 3 stood out to me! It bothers me so much that young boys aren't taught common courtesies anymore, especially towards females. And Kate Middleton has such a classic look. I love it! It was fun reading your answers!


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