Friday, November 22, 2013

Lea's Daybook - November 22, 2013


Outside my window...
it's a rainy, wintery morning here and I'm thinking that means it's a great day to stay inside.  Looks like no possibility of sun today and I certainly don't like that, but.........

I am thinking...
if I hear the word Obamacare one more time, I may SCREAM!

I am thankful...
for so many things but recently I have been so very thankful for the good health of me and my immediate family.  It seems that daily I hear of someone diagnosed with cancer or some debilitating condition. We just never know when it might be us.

In the kitchen...
well, the kitchen is about to be busy, busy here.  My SIL, niece and her husband and my nephew are coming in on Monday and we'll be celebrating our Thanksgiving at Tuesday dinner. It will be a traditional Thanksgiving meal.  I've had some of it catered, my step Mom is doing some and I'm doing some.  It works!

I am wearing...
well, for lack of a better term, a "jogging suit."  But, please know it's not a sweat suit.  My goodness, I might wear that around the house, but NOT out!  Now, if you do, that's fine, but it's sort of like makeup, I don't leave the house without it and I don't wear sweat suits outside the house.  In fact, right now, I do not own a so-called sweat suit. ~like you even cared~

I am going...
to Florida the end of January. More details later.......

I am wondering...
if it will all eventually "come together."  You know you sometimes just hope that you will live long enough to see some things work out. ~ah, such is life!~ 

I am reading...
Advancing Through Adversity by Charles Stanley.  I guess one of the most profound truths of the book is that, in the lives of Christians, God always uses adversity for our good.  Wow! that's not easy to understand is it? It's a wonderful, wonderful book!

I am hoping...
that my Dad will respond to the mediation he just started for Lymphocytic Colitis.  He was just diagnosed with this condition on Wed.  It is an intensive treatment and just one of the drugs that he has to take is $550 for 4 weeks (and that's his co-pay). He's on it for 8 weeks and then will be reassessed.  It could possibly be that he will have to be treated for it the rest of his life.  It seems that he cannot win for losing.  Did I just say something about "adversity?"

I am looking forward to...
to the arrival of our DesMoines family on Monday

I am learning....
to find balance in my life. It's so easy to become consumed.

Around the house...
the ironing is piled sky high but I do plan to remedy that today.  And, ready all the guest bedrooms for company.  I'll busy myself with Christmas decorating after our company leaves.

I am pondering...
way more than the law allows. ~big smile~  I think I've said it before, I ponder a lot.

A favorite quote for today...
Mae West said, "you only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough."  I want to do it right!!!

One of my favorite things...
is a clean sheets.  If it was feasible, I would change our sheets everyday.  There's just nothing like crawling in a fresh bed every night.  I get plum excited about going to bed on the days that I change the sheets. ~so, so silly~

A few plans for the rest of the week...
is preparations for company, organizing my Christmas decor so I'll be ready to roll when I start pulling it out and beginning to work on the addressing, stuffing and stamping of our Christmas cards.

A peek into my day...
to tackle this pile of ironing staring at me, probably make some Pumpkin Bread (my niece loves anything pumpkin) and make one more batch of fudge.  I've made about 35# and think 5 more pounds will finish it off.

 A picture worth sharing...
These were taken yesterday from our front yard.  I am so amazed at how much color we are still enjoying in our trees.  It has really been a beautiful fall here in NE Louisiana.

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. I LOVE fresh sheets too! Wish there was a feasible way to change them every day:) beautiful fall colors. It has been such a pretty fall! Yum for pumpkin bread and fudge! I know your family will really enjoy:) :)

  2. Good morning! Sorry to hear about your dad's recent problem....those medication costs are just ridiculous, but what are you going to do...LOVE clean sheets too, what is it about that? YAY on almost being done with your fudge for the year, have a feeling it is soo yummy! Enjoy the rest of your rainy day!

  3. Have a wonderful week enjoying your company! A house full is always so much fun. Your pictures of the fall colors are lovely!

  4. Oh my, you are really having a time with your Dad, aren't you, dear one? {{{hug}}}

    I too just LOVE fresh, clean sheets. I too wish I could change sheets every day.

  5. Hi, sorry about your dad's recent diagnosis, but hoping the medication helps. It sure is expensive! Have fun with your company! My MIL and BIL will arrive on Wed, as will my oldest daughter! Can't wait! If you get a chance, stop by today and enter my giveaway! Would sure love to have you join in! :)

  6. You are tempting me to pull out your fudge recipe!

    Have a blessed time of Thanksgiving with your family ~ <3

  7. Laughed out loud at the "sweat suit" 😉.

    Sorry about your dad's health's so hard when our parents have health problems.....

    Have a wonderful thanksgiving celebration!

  8. I love having a full house for Thanksgiving. Hope you enjoy all your company and have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  9. I enjoyed this post and could relate to so many parts of it. I need to read that book from Stanley, that truth is soooooooooooo important for all of us.
    Oh Florida sounds fun!
    Happy Thanksgiving

  10. I love all things pumpkin too. And freshly laundered sheets are something I love. I used to spray lavender on the pillows but somehow I don't know where I put that spray. I just may have to search it out again. I even bought a candle years ago that was named "Fresh Sheets".

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. It's one of my favorite holidays.

    Blessings and love,


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