Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Wednesday Hodgepodge

It's Hodgepodge time again and it's what makes Wednesday's Wednesday's for me.  And, this is my first Hodgepodge being 62 years old.  Not sure that matters a bit.  But, sit back, enjoy and jump over to Joyce's and check out more Hodgepodge.  You won't be disappointed, I promise!
1. "Summer is like childhood. It's full of warm memories and gone too soon."~Kellie Elmore  Agree or disagree? Share something you loved about the summers of your childhood.
We always, always lived around 1000 miles from one side of our family.  For years it was my Mom's family we lived far from and then Dad was called to pastor a church in Virginia near my Mom's family and that meant we were now far away from Dad's family in Arkansas.  Every summer we loaded up the car and made the very, very long trip to see family.  I can still feel the excitement that I felt and we had to drive for two full days and stay in cheap hotels and did not have air-conditioning in our cars.  So amazing how times have changed but I have such fond, fond memories of going to see family.

2. Are you a fan of auto racing-NASCAR, Indy, Stock, Grand Prix, etc? Ever been to a race in person? Any desire to do this?  Do you know a lot about cars? Do you notice particular makes and models when you're out and about?
Now, listen closely, I cannot stand NASCAR!!!  I've never been to any of these type races and have literally no desire.  The noise is enough to send me over the edge and it just all seems so senseless.  I know a little about cars and unless it is a "show stopper" I really pay no attention to cars except the one I am driving. ~smile~

3. What's something you think is too serious to be joked about? Or do you think anything and everything is fair game?
The state of affairs of our country and our President.  It is so serious and there are so many jokes being made about all of it and it makes me very sad, because we are, after all, the USA and it just shouldn't be this way.

I do not think any and everything is fair game.

4. July 29th is National Lasagna Day. Are you a fan? Do you have a great recipe, and if so where did it come from? If given a choice would you choose a plate of lasagna or a plate of spaghetti?
Yes, indeed and I do have a great recipe that I have had for years and years that I got from my backdoor neighbor.  The best part of it is that you make it with raw lasagna and it turns out perfect everytime.  It's the only lasagna I make and I'd choose a plate of lasagna over spaghetti but I do like spaghetti as well.

5. What's a simple pleasure you'd miss if it were not a regular part of your life?
After dinner, Hubby and I retreat to our recliners for the remainder of the day (most of the time).  It is a time of the day that I literally look forward to.  We're together, not always conversing, but it's our time each day and when we are not home and unable to have our "chair time" I miss it terribly. 

6. If you could be the CEO of any company, which would you choose?
This will probably sound crazy but The Dollar Tree.  I think the entire concept is amazing and of all the $$$ stores, it is definitely my favorite.  And, our local Dollar Tree plays instrumental Christian music.  I'm not sure that is across the board, but it's what they do here and I love it.  And, I saw on the news Monday that they were buying up all the Family Dollar stores, so they will be an even bigger entity now. I try to make a monthly "cruise through."

7. August is just around the farewell to July in exactly seven words. Good-bye my dear birthday month! You rocked!

8. Insert your own random thought here.

My sweet friend, Gerri, cooked dinner for me last evening to celebrate my birthday.  I thought it was going to be just Hubby and myself.  But, in walked our son, DIL and the Princess to join in the celebration.  I was more than surprised and what a fun time we had.  Gerri outdid herself on the meal and the dessert and Hanna Beth was more than happy to help her CiCi blow out the candles on the cake.  It was such a lovely celebration!!
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. What a sweet thoughtful friend! I remember car trips as a child too, and how exciting staying in a hotel was, even the lower end motels : ) We've made life more complicated than it needs to be in a lot of ways. Enjoy your day!

  2. Enjoyed this as always and totally agree with you on 2, 3, and 4, and even 5, though hubby and I retire to the couch and love seat, lol. It is right up there at the top as the best part of the day. And when we miss it for one reason or another, we are both disappointed. Enjoy your day Lea, glad your birthday was good!

  3. I've never noticed the music in our Dollar Tree store. Now I'm going to have to go to satisfy my curiosity. (That's my story and I'm sticking to it!) I did notice, however, that a local Chinese buffet plays instrumental (and very Chinese sounding) Christian music, but only because when you step into the quiet of the ladies' room the music is practically deafening. lol

  4. I like Dollar Tree too. Hubby and I also spend the evening together in our living room most evenings. Love that time and miss it when we can't do it. There is no one I would rather spend time with.

  5. You hate NASCAR but please tell me you liked my birthday card! The southern accent is what made me think of you.

  6. How sweet of your friend to prepare a birthday meal for you! Glad your celebration was a memorable one!

  7. The Dollar Tree is a great choice.
    My son & I were talking about The Dollar Tree & Family Dollar. Will they be selling Family Dollar products for only $1?

    I remember when I was a child I dreamed of having my own store and selling everything for 1, 5, or 10 (cents)...LOL

    Who would have thought of a dollar store back then. I do remember what they called the five & dime stores. I was too young to understand the concept. But, I guess that's where the dollar stores got the idea.

  8. Lea, I'm so glad you had a wonderful birthday celebration. Like you, I don't think our government or our leaders are things/people for joking. They ARE, however, in need of prayer!

  9. Well you really did have a great birthday!! Happy belated!

    I should have stock in Dollar Tree, you can do so many fun things just using their 'junk' as the base of your project. I've used it for wedding shower and baby shower, and then add my own twist. So yes... I agree! Our doesn't play christian music, but glad yours does. It's one of the things I love about going into Hobby Lobby. :)

  10. Times have changed but those days back then were the best! I wonder if my recipe for lasagna would work without cooking the lasagna first. That's the worse part! I love your time with your husband after dinner. What a nice surprise last night. If I didn't say it already.....

  11. I wish that there was a Dollar Tree nearby here. What a thoughtful friend you have!

  12. love me some NASCAR....
    You look so pretty in your birthday photos...not a day over 50!



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