Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Wednesday Hodgepodge

Another Wednesday and that means another Hodgepodge.  I wasn't sure I would be participating this week but it worked out that I could and that always makes my mid-week go better.

When I look at the sky I feel
that this world is just a whole lot bigger than my mind can comprehend and that the sky forms this big huge tent over the entire universe.  And, it's such a shame that we cannot live like one big happy universe under that tent. ~sad~
2. If you had to run for political office, which one would you run for? Do you have any real desire to actually do this?
Oh, my goodness, I might as well set my sites high and run for President.  I'm just almost certain I could do a better job than the current administration, but then, that's not saying a lot.  I have absolutely NO desire to run for any political office or have anything to do with anything political.

3. What scent makes you think of home?
When I grew up there were no home fragrances as such but the one smell that reminds me of home is Chanel No.5.  It was the perfume my Mom wore for as long as I can remember and  while I rarely get a whiff of it now, if I do, it reminds me of home and my Momma.

4. How often do you take a step back to think about where you're headed in life? Do you need more or less self-reflection?
I spent quite a lot of time in self-reflection when I turned 60 two years ago the 29th of this month.  And, I spend way more time in self-reflection than I ever have and I think that often "goes with the turf" as we age.  I realize that I have less time than I have ever had to make my life count and to make memories and I want to make the best use of the time I have left, ever how little or how much it is.

  5. July is National Ice Cream Month...besides a cone, what's your favorite food item to top with ice cream?
I have never enjoyed topping anything with ice cream, cake, pie,etc.  I want my vanilla ice cream by itself and I want my piece of pie or cake by itself.  I know, weird, but it's just the way I am.  I don't like meringue on pie either and always take it off and eat the pie with it.  ~double weird~

6. What might your autobiography be called?
"Glimpses Into the Life of a Southern Gal" - exactly what I have on my blog header. ~smile~

7. Your least favorite mode of transportation? Why?
A train.  When Bridget was in the 6th grade she was a part of a choir that had the opportunity to sing for the Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC.  There were 60+ kids in this choir so their director was looking for an affordable way to get that many kiddos and a bunch of parents to Washington, DC.  Amtrack was the most affordable, so Amtrack it was.  It was an experience for sure and not one I would ever care to repeat and cured me of any desire to ride a train anywhere.  But, I do know folks that have ridden Amtrack to their destinations and thoroughly enjoyed it.  It could have been that keeping up with 60 plus kids was just "too much sugar for a dime." ~sweet memories~

8.  Insert your own random thought here. 

 This was the scene at our house yesterday afternoon.  Clancy and Hanna Beth were busy as bees building with their Legos.  I am so amazed at how their little 4 and 5 year old eyes and hands can build with them and they build such neat creations.  They are so sweet together and are a real joy to this CiCi.

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. Glad to see Clancy and Hannah Beth playing with Legos and not the Ipad!

  2. I always enjoy reading your posts!

    Self-reflection is something I noticed I do more these days than ever before... and as you said, i'll probably do more and more of it as I age.

    I've never traveled by Amtrak (my husband has and he doesn't have the best things to say about it...) but hey, it's worth a shot if it's not TOO far away. =)

    Legos are so much fun! I have yet to buy my girl any, but will soon. (And your grandkids are growing like weeds, huh?!)


  3. What a sweet sweet picture! I've always wanted to take the train from Banff to Whistler as I hear the scenery is stunning. I enjoyed riding trains in Europe-they were such an efficient way to get around and see the countryside too. Amtrak from Newark to DC is not nearly as exciting : )

  4. You have to be living a slice of heaven with those two grands together in your home!

    Love the train :-)


  5. Are there any kids who don't like Legos? They're a wonderful tool for kids! And I'm with you on your opinion of trains. It takes SO LONG. I'm far too impatient for that.

  6. Yes it is sad that we can't all live in harmony under the tent. I said President too! That is a sweet memory of your mother. My answer for self-reflection is similar to yours and it happened when I turned 60 almost 3 years ago. That's a perfect picture from yesterday.....enjoy!

  7. "too much sugar for a dime" I've never heard that. I love it!! :)

  8. I was surprised to see you this morning, but another good post, Lea. Treasure each moment with those precious babies who aren't babies any more. Such a joy!

  9. Yes, it is sad we can live like one happy universe under the tent. You opened my eyes to a whole new thought of the sky.

    Well, I hope this next election brings a ray of sunshine. If you were to run I would elect you :)

    I enjoy chocolate & pecans on my ice cream.

    Speaking of Lego's...I went to the $1 theater yesterday and saw the lego movie. It was a nice morning out.

  10. I have no doubt you would be a better president than the one we have.....but I would never want to run for office....too afraid of those skeletons falling out of the closet! 😳.

    The grands are such fun!!!! Our grown grands come next week and I am beyond excited!

  11. I like trains but I wouldn't want to ride them with 60 people trying to stay together under my care! I was stressed with 18 in NYC on the trains and there just 18 of us. Sweet picture of those sweet grands. I will be doing even more introspection as I approach my 50th next year. I hope it includes a grandchild !

  12. I, too, realize that I have less time to make my life count ... praise God for grands ... a perfect way to leave a lasting legacy!


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