Friday, May 30, 2014

Lea's Daybook - Friday, May 30th


Outside my is still gloomy, dreary and rainy.  It started raining Tuesday evening and suppose to continue through next Monday. Ugh! Delaying the beginning of our new house construction. ~boo-hoo~

I am thinking...that I have many decisions to make in the coming months regarding our new house. There are surface choices, paint choices, cabinet choices, and this and that choice.  I have already made several of the choices but have a boatload more to make.  I'm trying to think through each decision carefully because more than likely I'll be living with them the rest of my life. ~that's scary~

I am thankful...all went smoothly for our little Princess having buttons put in her ears this past Wed.  They call it a procedure and they call it "routine."  But, it's none of that if it's you or someone you love going through it. ~no joke~

In the kitchen...I've gotten a lot of bulk cooking done in the past couple of weeks and I'm enjoying the "fruits of my labor."  I love having a stash of cooked food in our freezer and I can just go and make a choice for our dinner that doesn't require much prep. It's "win win" as far as I'm concerned. Tomorrow I'll be making a huge pot of chili and adding that to my stash.  We love "gourmet chili dogs" and having the chili already made makes that a quick and easy meal.

I am wearing...the same thing I'm always wearing this time of morning, exercise capri tights, T-shirt and walking shoes. And, headed to the treadmill.

I am creating...a Shutterfly photo book to document the building of our new house.  I already have 4 pages and we haven't even started "real" construction. I do love me some Shutterfly photo books!!!

I am we ever survived without a cell phone, an Ipad, a computer and so forth.  I'm thinking we were likely not nearly so distracted, more directly involved with others  and every bit as happy. ~just sayin'~ Now, don't get me wrong, I LOVE my cell phone, my Ipad and my computer, but sometimes I need to be reminded that I did live just fine without any of them.

I am reading... Destination Success by Dwight Bain and Windows of the Soul by Ken Gire.  These are both books that were recommended by some of my instructors as I went through my Life Coaching classes. (if you do not know what I am talking about you can click on the tab across the top of my blog, Christian Life Coach, and read all about it.) They are both excellent books!  I have about 4 more awaiting my reading that were also recommended by my instructors.

I am hoping...that once we finally do get started on construction of our new house (rain has delayed it this week) that things will go smoothly.  I truly want it to be a pleasurable experience.

I am looking forward to...each new day.  There are so, so many folks dealing with tough health issues that are either life threatening or life altering that I feel blessed each day I wake up.

I am learning....more about Microsoft Publisher.  I have done programs and such in MP but am currently working on a booklet for a club I belong to.  It's been a few years since I have done a booklet and I've never done one in Publisher, so it's a new experience for me.  We shall see how it comes out.

Around the house...I see lots and lots and lots of "stuff" that is going to have to be moved sometime in the next year.  The very word "move" sends shivers down my back.  We have lived here 33 years and that is a l-o-n-g time and we have accumulated a whole lotta "stuff."  I'm thinking that there will likely be a huge "cleaning out" in the months ahead.  How is it that we can become "slaves to our stuff." 

I am pondering...what the neck specialist is going to tell me this morning at my appointment.  I have both neck and shoulder issues going on.  I've had MRI's done on both and now the neck and shoulder specialists are giving me my options and neither will likely be what I want to hear.  I have 3 fused disc in my neck and an impingement in my left shoulder.  Sometimes they bother me worse than at other times.  And, they are not life or death issues so I'll most probably wait until I'm miserable enough to have surgery.  I don't dread the surgery itself, it's the rehabbing  from the shoulder surgery that I dread.  There is no rehabbing from the neck, just a relatively short recovery.  We shall see.........

A favorite quote for today...this is one by the "one and only" Maya Angelou.
"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."
~words of truth~

One of my favorite hearing my little Princess laugh. She has the absolute cutest laugh.  I had her in a shop with me the other day and she started laughing.  A lady that was in the shop told me that she would like to have a recording of her laugh so she could listen to it all the time.  Awe! what a sweet thing to say to her CiCi!

A few plans for the rest of the week....dining with friends this evening and not sure what the rest of the weekend holds.

A peek into my day...just as I've said, going to the Dr. this morning and out to dinner with friends this evening. And, inbetween, catching up on general household tasks.  There's never a lack for something to do, that's for sure!

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! I would be soo excited to be involved in a new house being built! And picking out every little detail of how you want it to be from paint to cupboards to flooring etc. Can't get any better then that. It seems as though every "new" house you move to has something you don't like or can't bear, but doing it this way EVERYTHING should suit wonderful! I will live this experience with you. I will be anxious to see things as they progress. Good luck at the docs. I know I have to be pushed up against the corner before I do surgery (I have had soo many of them where I have absolutely NO choice) that isn't life, the knees. Hopefully you can get some relief in other ways first. Enjoy your week-end, sounds like you are off to a good start!

  2. This building experience is going to be so exciting! I loved picking out colors, textures, lighting...if you can visualize it in your head and it looks good, it will look good :-)
    We used the move as good reason to get rid of most of the "stuff" we were hanging onto that we never used.
    Less for our kids to go through one day :-)
    Have a great weekend CiCi

  3. That's a great idea to make a book of your house progress! It will be fun to watch it and to look back on it once it is finished.

  4. Building a new house sounds really exciting, moving always helped us get rid of stuff. I think that's why we have such a problem now, I haven't moved in almost 15 years, lol. I am like you I wouldn't get any surgery done unless I had to, hope you appt goes well, have a nice weekend

  5. Hope you got some options that you are happy with at the doctor's office. DH and I have moved about every 12 years (hoping that this is our forever house), and I always used that time to cut back on stuff ... if we haven't used it since the last move, if it has no sentimental or legal value, it was given away. I can't think of anything that we got rid of that I wish I'd kept. ;-)

  6. As much as I would enjoy a custom built home, the choices might "do me in."' I hope all goes smoothly for you. The stuff ? Oh, the stuff we accumulate! I would love to hear your Princess's laugh. Sounds delightful. That was a lively comment from a stranger ! Prayers for you as we walk this shoulder suffering walk together. God knows our needs. He will take care of us.

  7. I love getting a peek into your life. How exciting about the new house being built. I loved your post when you shared about the depression. I think there are many Christians who somehow feel guilty about that. It shouldn't be. We all struggle with different issues in life. After all, we weren't promised a life of ease as a believer. I'm just so glad we can encourage one another through our blogs.

    Blessings and love,


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