Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Wednesday Hodgepodge

I missed last wee's Hodgepodge due to traveling and Hodgepodge is sort of like church, if I don't participate each week, my week is just not the same. ~wow, that gives HP a really high ranking doesn't it~  Glad to be back this Valentine's week.

1.What makes love last?
Giving and taking, understanding, commitment and forgiveness.

Love is a whole lot more than a warm fuzzy feeling, that's for sure!

2. The Beatles made their US debut fifty years ago this week. Are you a fan? If so, what's your favorite Beatles tune?
Oh, my goodness, I still cannot believe that my parents made me go to church the Sunday night that they made their debut on the Ed Sullivan Show.  I thought I might die!  I was 12 years old and just didn't understand their reasoning at all, but I did live over it. I love so many of the songs but one of my favorites is "The Long and Winding Road."  And, yes, I can pretty much sing all their songs from memory.  And, I even had a Beatle haircut! ~cute, cute~

3. Valentine's Day-your thoughts? Do you celebrate in any way? Do anything special for the people you love? Expect anything special from the people who love you?
I do love Valentine's Day!  Hubby and I don't necessarily celebrate in any special way but we always remember that our first "so called" date was to a church Sweetheart Banquet 49 years ago. Yikes!  Now, before you go thinking that I was dating at 13 years old, he walked me from our house that was next door to the church.  But, it was a "real date" as far as I was concerned. ~awe~ I do remember the kids and Grans in a small way but I do not expect anything from those that love me except a little more love!

4. Steak or have to choose. Now that that's settled, how do you like it?
That's tough but you say I have to I'll take a good tender steak cooked medium well and seasoned to perfection.

5. The Hodgepodge lands on the birthdate (February 12th) of Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States of America. Lincoln is quoted as saying, 'Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test his character give him power.'  Do you agree? Why or why not?
Hummm.....this is making me think really hard.......yes I think I would agree.  I think how one deals with adversity does tell an awful lot about them, but power can make some folks take leave of their senses and that really lets "the cat out of the bag" as to their real character. But, for certain, I know far more about adversity than I do power. ~just sayin'~ And, I imagine most folks can say that.

6. Honest Abe's image is featured on the US penny (1 cent coin) so I'm wondering...what do you do with your pennies (or your country's equivalent)?  It's been suggested the US stop making the penny, and two bills have been introduced proposing just that, but neither were approved. What say you?
I don't do anything with the pennies that cross my hands but put them in my wallet.  I love having correct change ~does that surprise you~ and one needs pennies to do that, so I hope they do not stop making them. 

7.  Do you think pop culture deserves serious study?
By all means, but not sure studying it will bring about any changes.  I'm thinking that will take much more than studying.  It represents such a widespread group of accepting individuals of "almost" anything.  An unfortunate phenomena!

8. Insert your own random thought here. 

I do not want to be a whiner, but folks, I am soooo tired of this winter weather.  I do not think we have seen the sunshine here in NE Louisiana in about 10 days.  Today we are covered in ice and a thin coat of  snow.  The entire town is paralyzed.  We are NOT use to this and it is wearing some of us down.  Oh, let me get my happy face on and make the best of this less than desirable weather day!

And, I just love this...........
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. Here in South Carolina we are really tired of the cold and ice too. What a crazy winter we are having! I'm just hoping that it doesn't extend into hurricane season… that would be even worse.

  2. We are expecting 10 to 16 inches tonight into tomorrow! Right now we have about 10 inches on the ground. Not sure where all this snow is going to go. Enjoy! Its almost spring time.

  3. Yes it does seem as if most of the country has had a hard winter. I know my daughter is certainly tiring of it too. Hopefully the end is in sight. Enjoy the rest of your day!

  4. I echo your sentiments on the weather, it's been particularly harsh this year and there is more snow/ice headed our way.
    I am an exact change kind of gal too, so I hope the penny stays...stay warm

  5. As sick as I am of the cold, cold weather and snow that won't go away, I know that's nothing compared to what you all in the south are having to endure.

  6. Lea...I'm right there with you as far as this winter weather goes. Had ENOUGH! We have both snow and ice here, too. I hear that more is coming. We lost power for about 20 mins...hope that's the end of it! Stay toasty and safe!

  7. Ok, the unblocking seems to have worked and if I get all those terrible germs my WebRoot said I may get, I'll let you know. Loved all your answers today and thanks again for your tutoring. BTW, John told me they have gotten over 80 inches of snow up there this year. Unbelievable!

  8. We are used to the snow and ice but people here are still complaining that they have had enough! I personally like the snow although I do get a bit of cabin fever, which makes Spring that much more exciting :)

  9. Sweet Valentine's story. I will always pick the steak but I do enjoy a great hamburger too. I like having even change also. Sorry about the weather, it's crazy this year. Stay in, stay safe and stay warm!!!!

  10. No idea where the plow is going to go with our next snowfall (tonite into tomorrow). I guess they will block one of the garage bays. Hubs has his convertible in one, and we certainly won't be needing access to that anytime soon. Stay warm. I do love the snow, but am hoping we don't get ice this time round.

  11. Northerners laugh at us for not being able to handle the snow & ice...guess you have to be southern to understand! Stay warm & safe!

  12. In spite of your ice and snow, this is a very cheery blog post! I loved reading about your first date with your husband, walking next door to the banquet. I met my hubby in church youth group and many church activities served as dates.

    Happy Valentine's Day!

  13. We are tired of winter around here too, CiCi, this has been the coldest winter, plus three snow falls, we have 8 to 9 inches on the ground tonight with freezing rain and sleet falling as i write, with power outages predicted!
    I loved the Beatles when they first started but lost interest as i grew up.
    As always I so enjoy reading your Wednesday Hodgepodge.

  14. Praying for you all...we are suppose to hit 81 tomorrow..crazy stuff!

    Loved the Beatles!


  15. Liked the Beatles okay but not my favorite (I was only 5 when they came to the US). Valentines day is different now, I actually just spent some time this evening making little gifts for all the girls at work. Always looking for ways to turn tough days into blessing days and our office staff deserve extra kudos' every now and again!! Sorry you are still having such cold weather. Honestly, it is supposed to be near 90 tomorrow and I am quite frankly praying for some cooler weather before summer gets here.......


So glad you stopped by and hope you enjoyed your visit. I love your comments and read each and every one of them and I always try to reply to them. Blessings to you this day!