Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Wednesday Hodgepodge

Our dear Joyce, who comes up with these questions week in and week out, is a busy, busy gal, but always manages to work the Hodgepodge in somehow.  But, she is taking a "summer break" next week and she certainly deserves it.  And, that works great into my schedule as Bridget and Clancy will be here visiting and I'll be having family fun.  So, we'll see you in two weeks for the HP.

1. I've read several posts and status updates recently describing end of year school field trips. Do you remember taking school field trips as a kid? Where did you go and do you recall a favorite? For any parents responding today, have you ever chaperoned a school field trip, and if so where?

I have never thought about it, but I honestly cannot remember going on one end of school field trip.  And, I don't even remember going on any kind of field trip period.  Surely I would remember if I had gone on any. And, YES, I have chaperoned more field trips than the law allows.  I always had a big vehicle and could take a boatload of kiddos, so I was always asked to chaperone.  And, I'm so glad that I could do this as it brings back a lot of fun memories for me and hopefully for my two children as well.

2. What's something you're tired of seeing online?

Well, the first thing to come to my mind was the way FB shows every new comment made to someone's status a bazillion times.  And, often these are comments made by folks that I have no idea who they are, but because they made the comment on one of my friends status, I "get" to see it as well.  But, it's my choice to do FB and apparently I enjoy FB enough to put up with their way of doing things. ~big smile~ 

3. June is the month for roses. Which of the following expressions would you say has most recently applied to your life-'everything's coming up roses', 'there's no rose without a thorn', 'came out smelling like a rose', or 'wearing rose-colored glasses'? 

I think I'd have to say, "everything's coming up roses."  Our daughter and family have gotten moved to Texas and are just a short distance from us.  And, after a lot of prayer and pondering, Hubby and I are building a new house.  All the "i's have been dotted and the t's have been crossed" for construction to begin any day now. ~weather permitting~  And, my precious Daddy continues to do so well.  It will be 3 years on June 9th that he was stricken with GBS and I truly never thought he'd enjoy another day of his life.  But, the Lord had other plans and in the past 2-3 months he has been doing much better, and more like the man he was before his illness. ~thank you Jesus~

4. When grilling outdoors do you prefer gas or charcoal? Who does the grilling at your house? What's the last thing you ate that was cooked on a grill?

We prefer a gas grill and I do the bulk of the grilling. I grilled center cut pork chops this past Monday night.  I do a lot of grilling  in the spring and summer months.

5. Are you afraid of the dark?

I can't say that I like "pitch black" darkness but I'm not afraid of the dark.  And, I prefer it to be pretty much dark, dark when I am sleeping. No night lights for me!

6. Share a favorite song with a number in it's title.

3 Times a Lady, first by the Commodores and then Kenny Rogers.  I like it best sung by the Commodores. 

7. "Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves."(C.G. Jung). Do you agree? Why or why not?
  I do agree partially.  Sometimes the things that irritate us about others are the flaws we may see in ourselves and are most unhappy about.  Of course, if we are aware of this then it can help us to work on these flaws.  If not, then we are probably blind to our own flaws. ~hope that makes sense~

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

An awesome cast
 As I've stated many times, I watch movies and PBS series from Netflix on my Ipad most every morning while walking on the treadmill.  I just finished watching the movie, Finding Normal and it is one of my all time favorites!!! It was a "made for TV" movie from 2013.  And, I had no idea until I watched it that it was filmed just down the road from us, in Columbia, La.  So, if you are looking for a great movie with a superb lesson, you will love it!
 No blog post for me on Friday as Hubby and I are off for Branson, MO. this morning celebrating our 43rd wedding anniversary. 
 ~that's a long time~
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'm so glad to hear that your daddy is doing so well! I know that blesses you.

    Have a wonderful time on your get away!

  2. I love that song, three times a lady.

  3. Yes, those facebook "announcements" to get annoying, huh? lol Still so happy for you about your daughter moving closer. That would mean everything coming up roses for sure! ENJOY your getaway with hubby, AND happy anniversary! Yes, 43 years is fantastic!

  4. I don't think I've heard of that movie but since Columbia is where D grew up, I will need to find it. Hope this anniversary trip is truly a time of celebrating your great love for each other.

  5. I'm going to try to check that movie out. Thanks for telling us about it.

    I agree on the FB stuff.

    Have a great trip!!!

  6. Congrats on ALL those years!!
    Hope you have a great time and safe travels..


  7. 3 Times a Lady--oh, I love that song! So glad to hear your daddy continues to do well and is more like the man you remember before his disease struck. That's a rose to be thankful for, certainly, and all the other "roses" in bloom (pun intended).

  8. I'm going to add Finding Normal to my list! I thought it sounded familiar, but I think it's because there's a blog by that same name! :)
    Have a wonderful time in Branson!

  9. That is true about Facebook but I too enjoy it! Your everything's coming up roses comment is all so exciting. I use to grill all the time because my husband would burn everything but he has gotten much better at it now. That is a good song choice :) Looks like a good movie, I may have seen it but will check it out on Netflix.

  10. What fun for me to read your answers and learn more about you. I do not remember any field trips either, and yet my elementary school years were fun. Thanks for sharing the interesting facts about you.

  11. Catching up with you today - and I see lots of good news! :-)

    So thankful to hear your dad is doing even better! A new house?! Wow - I'm sure that has kept you busy (and will) with all the decisions involved.

    Happy Anniversary to you!

  12. First, I too rejoice over your father, I think of him often and lift him in prayers. Oh how awesome to be building a new house...enjoy, enjoy! I don't remember ever going on field trips either. I also love that song and have for years.
    Happy Anniversary!!!

  13. A new house sounds so exciting! Is it near your current location? Happy Anniversary to you and your hubs! That's great! We celebrate #30 on Monday. I feel way too young to say that, but guess I'm not as young as I feel : ) So happy to hear about your Dad. That is a gift.


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