Monday, February 10, 2014

HELLO Monday!

Good Morning!  Yes, it's Monday, the first day of a new week.  It reminds me of a fresh start and I'm always about getting my "ducks" all lined out for the week ahead.  Meanwhile............
My rosey cheeked little cowboy.............
Don't these just chill you to the bone!  This is what Dodge City has looked like for most of the past two weeks.  Our daughter, SIL and Clancy went out last week and indulged in a snow fight and Clancy doesn't seem to be the least bit bothered by the bitter, bitter cold.  This is their 3rd winter in Dodge City and they have just about had all the fun there that they care to have and are ready to be transferred to another location with the USDA.  You can bet that this Momma is on her knees praying that it will be closer than 13 hours to their families.
Girl fun........
There's just nothing like a "day with the girls."  Gerri (back left), Mary K.(front right) and myself had one such day this past Friday.  We headed to Shreveport for the day and while we were eating lunch, a dear friend that we had not seen in ages, walked in.  Jeanne (back right) lived in our fair town for 17 years and a couple of years ago she and her husband moved back to Shreveport. ~didn't make us happy~  After lunch we continued  visiting around some of the cute, cute shops in the area before returning home.
A special service......
   We had Deacon ordination during our morning worship yesterday morning.  I can not tell you how many of these I have sat through over the years.  But, they are very special and one of my favorite parts of the service is the "laying on of hands."  This is when ordained deacons and ministers go by and offers words of encouragement to the candidate being ordained.  Yesterday's service was for one of the fine young men in our church and that is his precious daughter laying on her Mom's shoulder in the above picture.
But, it was ice cold........
That's right, our church was without any heat whatsoever yesterday morning.  I got to church ahead of Hubby and called him and told him to please bring me a coat.  Well, being the good Hubby that he is, he didn't just bring my coat, he brought a throw as well.  And, while we do love our friends Gerri and Charles, we do not normally get quite so chummy with them.  But, they asked us if we could possibly share our throw with them and I mean, how can you say no to someone who is freezing. ~I've embellished this a bit~ So, we scooted down quite close to them on the pew, spread out our throw and we all four were able to cover our laps.  While we were still cold, it was certainly a big help along with the body heat that the four of us generated. We had to remind ourselves that we were in a worship service and not a football game. ~big smile~
  We have ice in the forecast for tomorrow and I haven't talked to one soul that is the least bit excited about that.  Snow is one thing, but ice is quite another.  It paralyzes an area like ours for sure.  I have places to go and people to see, so I'm hoping the forecast is WRONG!!  
Happy Valentine's Week!!! 
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 will join you in those prayers that your SIL will get a position much closer to you.

    I feel that way every Sunday at church ... I keep my coat on for about half the service before I finally guilt myself into taking it off. I've thought about bringing a quilt with, but I just don't have that much nerve. Ha!

  2. I seem to always be cold in church, but we do have heat, so I can't imagine what it would be like if we didn't! We're expecting to get both snow and ice here over the next several days. For the sake of both of us...I hope the forecasters are wrong!

  3. We have had such a COLD Winter here in Michigan! I've felt extra-grateful to hold my baby boy in his cozy sling with a cuddly blanket through Mass on many chilly Sundays! Have a beautiful week!

  4. Enjoyed my visit...thinking of you all with the forecast I just saw on the news....burrrrrr.
    Be safe..


  5. That was a memorable Sunday service in more ways than one! Sorry to hear you're getting ice tomorrow. You are so right -- snow is one thing, ICE is worse! We could use some sunshine here, too. Maybe I should get my toes polished, too!

  6. What a joy it must be to spend girl time with friends! When your family is not close, at least God provides friends :) I've heard of many areas that lost power over the weekend, glad your hubby was still home and able to bring the necessary 'warmth' to help you out.

  7. It has been such a cold winter this year, we are going to miss the ice this time...I hope... but I am still feeling a bit shut in because of the weather. ice is the worst to be sure

  8. Sounds like we are both in the same boat with the weather. Come ON Spring!!!

    Love your pictures, especially the throw you shared with your friends at church... so cute!

  9. Lots of giggles from this post. "I am embellishing.." Getting chummy. Lol. I hope the forecast is wrong too!


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