Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Wednesday Hodgepodge

Another Wednesday, another Hodgepodge and that means a whole bunch of various answers.  If you want to enjoy more, just click on the HP button above and read away!

1. April showers bring May flowers, or so the saying goes. When did you last 'shower' attention on someone or have attention 'showered' on you? Did you love it, or did all that attention make you squirm?
Okay, I'm thinking that my showering attention on someone else happened last.  Back in Feb. I pulled together a quick Sunday lunch at a local club for a rather "new" friend of mine because it was her birthday.  She and her husband, in the past year, have moved back to our area to retire.  I thought it would be a way to say, "welcome home" and she truly was thrilled with the lunch and did feel very "showered" with attention on her special day.
I have certainly had my share of "showering" and it always makes me feel very loved.

2. Share a favorite 'spring break' memory. Not talking about just the 'college spring break' thing, but any favorite spring break memory you'd like to share. Keep it family friendly please!
Well, most of my Spring Break memories are from when our children were in school, not when I was in school. I don't ever even remember Spring Breaks when I was in school. ~humm~  But, we pretty much always took vacations of some sort when the children had Spring Break.  We went to Disney World, to see my parents in Virginia, and to the beach a couple of times.  They were all lots and lots of fun and if I had to do it over, I'd enjoy those times even more. They're over much to quickly.

3. It's National Pecan Month...are you a fan? If so, what's your favorite dish that calls for pecans?
Oh, yes, I'm a huge fan!!!  The first thing that came to my mind was Plantation Pound Cake. It is so good it will "make you slap your Pappy."  It not only has oodles of pecans but coconut too.  You can find the recipe here.

4.  'Put all your eggs in one basket', 'egg on your face', 'rotten egg', 'walk on eggshells', or 'a good egg'...which egg-spression could most recently be applied to your own life?

Well, I've spent way too much time thinking on this one, and still haven't thought of an answer.  So, guess I'll move on to #5.
5.  In my experience___________________________________.

a person with common sense is often more ahead of "the game" than the intelligent person, without common sense. ~just sayin~

6. What's a  favorite song with the word rain in its title or lyrics?
Rhythm of the Rain by The Cascades.  I'm not sure they ever had another hit,but this one was a big hit and I still love to hear it.

7. What does the word hope mean to you?
Expecting or desiring something to happen.  I cannot imagine living life without hope.

8.  Insert your own random thought here. 

I use the time that I walk on the treadmill each morning to watch movies on my IPad through Netflix.  I just finished watching The Shunning and thoroughly enjoyed it.  It is based on the book by Beverly Lewis and was a Hallmark Movie.  There is a sequel to it, The Confession and I plan to start that tomorrow.  It is the story of an Amish girl that finds out she was not born Amish but adopted by an Amish family.  Such an interesting story and had me in tears when it ended.  If you are looking for a good movie, I highly recommend it.  It makes my walking time so, so much more enjoyable!
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. Very true comment about common sense. Book knowledge is good - but knowing how to live in this world will make you happier!

  2. Good morning! You are soo right about the common sense thing. I am astonished how many educated people seem to have none of it. I have read that series of books on the Hallmark movie you are talking about. Didn't know they made movies out of them. Will look for sure as I LOVED those books. Enjoy your day!

  3. Oooh, my favorite things-pound cake and anything coconut. I am going to check out the recipe. Thanks for sharing!

  4. That pound cake sounds SO yummy! Pecans AND coconut ... what's not to love! Thanks for the recommendation for the movies ... and the books the movies are based on.

  5. Love the multi-tasking while you exercise.

  6. Yes, I would think watching a movie would be a great way to pass the time on a treadmill. Since I use the one at the gym, it's not as easy to concentrate on a movie, so I either listen to or read a book. However, for the last few weeks I have done all my exercises in the pool. I can easily spend 1.5 hours water jogging, stretching and working upper body with water weights. Sure has been better on my back. Enough of that. Enjoy your Thursday!

  7. Pound cake sounds delicious!

    Very true about common sense, I would much rather have it than be book smart.


  8. Thanks for the netfix movie suggestions, it's hard to know what is family friendly by the descriptions (the movie rating is a start but not always reliable, can't tell you the number of programs or movies we have had to turn off after about 5-10 min) Hope you having a wonderful day

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  10. OH! I just enjoyed this, so much and have bookmarked the pecan recipe. I have been wanting an iIpad for quite a while I now have another excuse to get one. ~smile~ Give me common sense over book sense any day.
    Enjoy your day.
    Sorry for the delete, I mis-spelled and reworded.

  11. Pecans, pralines, pound cake = Yum!

    Watching a movie would make the time fly while busy on the treadmill - great idea!

  12. That was a nice get together you put together, very sweet of you. That pound cake sounds delicious. I just looked it up and maybe I will make it for Easter. Our daughter at a very young age had tons of common sense compared to her older brother who just didn't get it. I always laughed about it. Me too, life doesn't work if you don't have hope! How is your dad doing?

  13. I've read and enjoyed many books by Beverly Lewis. She has a new one that just released. I'm not sure if I've seen the movie versions, don't believe I have.

    I'm going to keep that recipe on my Pinterest board to make sometime, maybe for the fair. Looks good.

  14. I can see you showering many blessings on others. I've read a few Beverly Lewis books so maybe I need to check out these movies.

    Blessings and love,

  15. Interestingly, I play SongPop while on the treadmill. It takes about an hour...and I find that the hour flies by! I've gotten really good at playing one-handed...


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