Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Wednesday Hodgepodge

If last week was the 150th "episode" of Hodgepodge, then that means that this week is "episode" #151.  Wow, that's a lot of questions for Joyce to come up with.  Good job Joyce!!

1. What lesson has failure taught you?

That you pick yourself up and try, try again.  Some of the most successful people have picked themselves up time and time again from failures.

2. What decision are you glad you made?
The decision to accept Christ as my Savior when I was 6 years old.  There is no more important decision in our life than that.  Having Christ in my life has been the difference in so many, many situations I have faced.  Yes, it is what keeps the joy, joy, joy down in my heart.  Down in my heart to stay!

3. I've been a little bit surprised to see fully lit and decorated Christmas trees popping up for the past several weeks in friend's Instagram feeds. So tell the truth-is your tree up and decorated, and if so when did that happen? If not, when will you be decking the halls?

No, my tree is NOT up and will not be until the weekend after Thanksgiving.  I had "toyed" with the idea of decorating before Thanksgiving, but talked myself right out of it. ~chuckle~

4. Solitaire-Poker-Rummy-Hearts-Go Fish-Old Maid...which game of cards would you most like to join? 

I had never played Solitaire until I got my IPad and now I really enjoy it.  I usually play it when I am waiting at Drs. offices or sometimes when traveling.  It helps to pass the time and is fun.

5. This question comes to you courtesy of a Facebook friend, who once upon a time had a blog...When you're feeling stressed do you snack a lot or are you more the 'can't eat' type?
I do eat when I am stressed but not a whole lot.  Thank goodness, because with the stress I have had in recent years, if it caused me to eat, I'd likely weigh 300 lbs. ~not so funny~

6.  Have you ever reviewed a product or service on line? Was your review favorable or less than favorable? 

I have never reviewed a product or service online, but if I were to, I think it would be Reynolds SlowCooker Liners.  Anyone that use a crockpot should NOT be without them.  They are a simple heat resistance plastic liner that makes the clean up a "snap!"  Now, if you do not have any, go put them on your list right now.  You will be so glad you did!

7. What was the best conversation you had yesterday? 

On Tuesdays and Thursdays, Hubby and I take turns taking and picking up the Princess from Mother's Day Out.  We meet our son at our office, I fix her hair and then one of us is off to take her.  Yesterday I did both the taking and the picking up.  It is such a special time of uninterrupted time with her and she talks our ears off.  This afternoon she told me about what mixing colors does and the colors you mix to get certain colors.  I was more than impressed with her knowledge on that.  I don't know if that was discussed at MDO today or if she's just picked it up along the way.  Her little 4 year old mind is absolutely a sponge and we are all working hard to fill that sponge with good, good stuff.

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

This was our little Pilgrim about 29 years ago.  Bridget was all dressed in her outfit for her Thanksgiving lunch in Kindergarten.  Isn't she the cutest? Talk about memories!
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. Good morning! Those crock pot liners sound like a wonder, I will look for them for sure! LOVE LOVE listening the little ones just talk about what crosses their little minds. And yes, she was a cute little pilgrim girl! I have a similar picture of Melody all dressed for program too..such GOOD memories!

  2. I taught kindergarten and agree-they are sponges at that age. They just soak up so much, and are excited at the discoveries they make. I miss it some days.

    Sweet picture of your little pilgrim : )

  3. What a great picture of your little pilgrim! I love your answer about the joy from being a Christian- so true!

  4. I have GOT to try some of those Crock Pot liners! I'm all for keeping messes to a minimum. Your little girl was adorable...time sure passes FAST, doesn't it?

  5. Liners going on my list? Anything to make clean- up easier is worth a try. Cute lil pilgrim for sure! And i can hardly wait to have weekly visits (or more) as a grammy with a chatty little girl or boy. My Oldest son and hos wife are thinking of starting a family this coming year!!!

  6. Liners going on my list? Anything to make clean- up easier is worth a try. Cute lil pilgrim for sure! And i can hardly wait to have weekly visits (or more) as a grammy with a chatty little girl or boy. My Oldest son and hos wife are thinking of starting a family this coming year!!!

  7. Four years of age has always been my favorite age. They are indeed sponges and are so eager to learn. It is at that age, that my little preschoolers started learning and being able to appy spiritual principles. And I have heard some of the most precious prayers from 4-year olds. I am so glad you and Tommy have this wonderful opportunity to make memories with you little Princess. Remember so well your little Pilgrim at that age.

  8. Your answers are so honest and real. I appreciate you sharing them with us. I too, use those liners and every time I do, I am so thankful they were made. Your little pilgrim is adorable!
    You are a lovely Southern lady with a lot of wisdom to share.

  9. I love to listen to my two youngest grandchildren talk when they are together. They at at an age where the youngest repeats everything the oldest says (we call them the echo sisters) I enjoy it so much

  10. Crock pot liners-love,love, love them! Cute pilgrim-don't you sometimes wish time would stand still??

  11. Number two on your list is by far my best decision ever in life as well. Don't know how anyone can live in this world without God in their lives...

    You can bet I will check out the crock pot awesome an idea is that??

    Have a great day!


  12. Yes, never gift up hope! That is so amazing and wonderful that you accepted Christ at such a young age.
    I enjoy solitaire too. I L.O.V.E. those liners and use them all the time. Yes your little Pilgrim is adorable!

  13. Oh my goodness.... look at that little pilgrim!! Proof that time just flies all too quickly!


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