Wednesday, March 5, 2014

It's a Mardi Gras Kind of Hodgepodge.............

Joyce outdid herself today with the questions.  I thoroughly enjoyed them and hope you enjoy reading my answers as much as I enjoyed giving them.  Hop on over to Joyce's if you would like to read more Hodgepodge answers.  It's most interesting, I assure you!
1. The expression 'mad as a March hare' originated with a fictional character who is distracted and frantic. When were you last 'mad as a March hare' and what was it that made you that way?
Well, that sounds pretty mad to me and I can't remember being that mad in way longer than I can remember.  I did get very, very aggravated at Wal-Mart a couple of weeks ago because of their lack of checkers and all the self checkouts were out of commission.  There's just no excuse for such from an entity such as Wal-Mart.

2. Mardi Gras this year falls on Tuesday, March 4th. Have you ever been to Mardi Gras, and if so what did you think? If not, do you have any interest in going?  Purple, green, and gold are the colors of Mardi Gras. Which one is most prevalent in your wardrobe? How about in your home?

I've never been to Mardi Gras and likely am one of the few Louisianana's that hasn't.  No, I have zero interest in going.  I'm not the least bit into wild crowds and folks acting a fool. I have gold and purple in my wardrobe but generally do not wear purple unless it is an LSU football weekend.  Purple is not one of my better colors. ~sigh~  And, I have lots of muted gold in my home but not a bit of purple and green.

3. Are you old fashioned?

Webster defines old fashioned as.....
in or according to styles or types no longer current or common; not modern 
 Hummmmm.......not totally but definitely in many ways. Such as: sex outside of marriage is WRONG, woman's bodies were made to be covered and we are to dress modestly, there is a time that hose are still appropriate for a women's legs and there is still a time to dress up and I see Sunday as one of those times.  And, I think that there are still times that women need to wear a slip.  Yep, guess I'm more old-fashioned that I realized.  And, I love a man that is a gentleman and thankfully I am married to one.

4. Do you carefully plan your vacations, or do you prefer the days to be more spontaneous?

Oh, my goodness, yes, I plan vacations carefully.  It's the only way to get the most out of your time away as far as I'm concerned.  I cannot stand to fly by the seat of my pants and figure it out as we go along.  Now, some places one can definitely be more spontaneous but if there's a lot to see and do, then I'm all about planning.  

5.  March is National Sauce Month...what's your favorite sauce, and what do you most often top with this sauce?

Well, I'm not sure that Ranch Dressing would be classified as a sauce, but I can't think of a sauce that I'm all that crazy about.  Putting Ranch Dressing on a salad is just one of the many ways I use it.  I use it and nothing else on my baked potatoes, and dip all manner of food items in it, such as fried pickles and fried green beans.  Oh, my, sooooo good!!!

6.  What's something that easily brings a tear to your eye?

Can I just say that it does not take much to bring a tear to my eye.  I can cry at the absolute drop of a hat!  Anything concerning my family, knowing someone is going through a difficult time, watching someone struggle, certain songs and the list goes on and on.  Yes, I am definitely a "crier."

7. If you could own any sports team, which one would it be and why?

I'm not much into sports but since I live in Louisiana and we have the Saints football team, guess I'll choose them.  As you can tell, I'm not all that enthusiastic about it. ~duh!~

8.  Insert your own random thought here. 

While I have never been to Mardi Gras, I do absolutely love Mardi Gras decor and I always decorate our front porch and door in true Mardi Gras fashion after Christmas.  Since yesterday was Fat Tuesday and today is Ash Wednesday, I thought it only right that I share our door with you today.  No, there's no green and purple inside my house, but there's plenty on our door and porch right now.  But, that will be down in the next few days and replaced with the colors of Spring.  Yes, Spring, it is coming isn't it????
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. My girls look at me like I have three heads when I suggest a slip : ) They don't wear see through though, and use a cami under tops which works for their style of dressing. Slips used to be lovely pieces of lingerie, and now they're hard to find. I can't remember the last time I wore one, but I do own some. Love your door!

  2. I haven't worn a slip in years...though as a young girl I can remember my mother saying, "put a slip on with that dress for goodness sakes." haha LOVE your front door!

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  4. I absolutely LOVE your front door festive! I'm with you...Mardi Gras just isn't for me.

  5. I think I would much rather celebrate fat Tuesday than Mardi Gras.

  6. This was such a lovely post. CiCi, I am an old fashioned girl too, and am married to a wonderful southern gentleman.
    Wearing my Sunday best is what I do on Sunday too.
    Your door is absolutely beautiful, Thanks for sharing,

  7. Although I didn't participate today, I always enjoy reading the responses. Have to agree with the Mardi Gras, vacation planning, and so many other of your answers. And yes, I still wear a slip and hose occasionally. Have a great week.

  8. How funny about the slip :-) I still own and occasionally have the need to wear them.

  9. I wondered myself if ranch dressing would count as a sauce. Hot sauce came to my mind first on that question. :)

  10. That was Target yesterday, long lines and only two checkers. Like your answer on old fashioned. I love ranch dressing and put it on many things. Love it with onion rings. Your front door looks awesome, you always decorate it so pretty!!!

  11. I am as old-fashioned about those things as you are, but have"slipped" into wearing pants to church, especially during cold months. Can't do jeans, though. I'll get over it because it's not immoral but seeing someone in tight jeans is very distracting to me. Besides, one day a week to dress like a lady used to be the cultural norm. Sigh...

    Love your door. I am so ready for spring color and temps!

  12. Do you leave the Mardi Gras decorations up for awhile? Pretty! But also a lot of work! Do others in your neighborhood decorate for it? Just curious.

  13. I love your answers about being old-fashioned and I have to say that I'm just as old-fashioned in those same ways!

  14. I do not get mad often, I've never been nor do I plan to go to Mardi Gras, I am old fashion (mostly) at least quite conservative. I haven't vacationed in years so I have no idea if I'd plan or just go play, I think Thousand Island on fries is delightful, I too am a crier but have held much in since hubby passed, and I don't think I'd want to own any sports team unless I could really teach the players to be 'better' role models :) Love your answers - have a super weekend!

  15. I believe that slips are always necessary. Part of it is because of my age, and part of it is that I've seen women who were dresses or skirts that didn't seem see through ... until they stood at the door with the sunshine coming through. I will admit that I do wear pants to church during the winter ... I mean, I sit there in my coat because I'm cold so I'm not going to let my legs freeze. Unfortunately, it's not much better during the summer with the A/C turned down so low. :-(

  16. I think I would consider myself old fashioned as well, and like to dress up for church too but truth be told I haven't worn a slip in years. Love the front door, and like you Mardi Gras has no appeal to me.


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