Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Wednesday Hodgepodge

Seems this past week flew by extra fast and since I was gone most of last week, I'm having a hard time getting caught up.  But, had to have my dose of "blog therapy" with the Hodgepodge and then it will be back to "the issues at hand." And, just so you know, this is my 650th blog post. ~that's a lot of writing~ 
1. The best part of waking up is pushing the BREW button my Keurig for that first cup of coffee.  Love it!!!
2.  Given a choice, which animal interaction would you most like to experience (or for those non-adventurers...which would you dislike the least?)- Swim with the dolphins at one of several locations in the Florida Keys, a lion encounter ten minutes from Victoria Falls (Africa), or a day at a remote base camp high in the Big Sur wilderness via the Ventana Wildlife Society helping track California condors?
Well, glad you gave us non-adventurous folks a choice.........I would dislike swimming with the dolphins the least.  I'm actually thinking that I might enjoy the interaction with the dolphins.  

3. What is something you fear about 'old age'? What is something you look forward to?

I fear losing my independence.  I have watched my Dad loose his and it has been so very sad to watch and even sadder for him to experience.  I don't see much to look forward to, in regards to aging, outside of gaining wisdom. ~hopefully~
4. Hot sauce...are you a fan? If you answered yes, what's something you make/eat that must have hot sauce? On a scale of 1-10 how hot is too hot?
Indeed I am a fan, good ole Louisiana Hot Sauce, a few sprinkles on gumbo, soups, chili, and even on Melba Toast.  I think a 9 or 10 might be too hot for this gal, but up to an 8, I love it!

5. It's been said that children learn what they live. What do you think children learn at your house?
About the only children at our house at this point is our two Grandchildren. But, even our own children likely learned, as our Grans are now learning, that we are all about family and love abounds under our roof.

6. What's your favorite movie with a number in it's title?
3 Men and a Baby - a great comedy from 1987.

7. Saturday (August 16th) is National Tell a Joke Day...share one here.
What do you call a fake noodle?

An Impasta
~a bit corny for sure~

8.  Insert your own random thought here

Hubby and I spent the entire day yesterday looking at and picking out plumbing fixtures and windows.  Oh, my goodness, why are there so many choices and so, so many details you need to know about each brand.  And, all the various details mean different prices.  Needless to say, we were quite weary when we got home and headed straight to our recliners to unwind and recover.  But, things are moving along and it's looking more and more like a house everyday.  Yea!!! 
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 point about the loss of independence factor. I hope I age like my mother. She's 81 and going strong.

  2. My problem with building a house is that I would never be able to decide on ANYTHING and I'd probably change my mind a thousand times over. I'm with you...I hope to never lose my independance.

  3. Losing my independence is very fearful.
    How exciting to pick out new fixtures. I can only imagine it would be slightly overwhelming.

  4. I think it might be most people's biggest fear about growing old, and it is especially worrisome when you have been a caregiver like we have been. Lots of choices I am sure on the house, but I'd love it nonetheless. Hope your day is a good one!

  5. An impasta! That made me chuckle. ;)

  6. loved your joke!

    Have a great day..


  7. Losing my independence would be awful. So many choices now days on the little things-glad house is coming along.

  8. Well, the joke's on me! I didn't proof read my comment until it was already posted! Augggh!. I think spell check changed it or something!

  9. I feel the same way on aging. Too funny on picking out for your house, that is why the clients hire me! LOL I bring them only three choices and then they didn't get so overwhelmed. Have fun, you will so enjoy that new house.

  10. Well my girls and I tasted wedding cakes today and there are a lot of choices there too : ) I bet it's exciting picking out new everything for your home! I liked your joke-cute!

  11. Your random comment reminds me why DH and I chose not to build when we moved 6 years ago. Too many choices ... and trying to stay in a budget on top of that. Yikes!

  12. Love the Keurig, great invention even though I don't drink coffee or tea. That is a fun movie choice, always enjoy watching it. Like your joke. I agree with your answer for #3 and old age. Those are the fun parts of buying/building a new home!

  13. Hello Lea,
    Recently I bought a couple artichoke statues from a Facebook group I belong to. The person I bought them from painted them colors I really didn't care for. So, when I got the statues home I started searching the internet for yard statues when I stumbled across your photos from May 2013 of the exact same statues. Can I ask you a few questions about the statues? First of all, I love the colors of your statues and I went out and bought spray paint to paint mine to look similar to yours. Can you tell me if the colors are the original colors? If you wouldn't mind, can you tell me how much you paid for yours and where you bought them? I kind of want to know if I got a good deal or not. I paid $40.00 for both. By the way, once I say your photos I checked out some of your posts on your blog. I really like your blog and will make yours a frequent stop from time to time. Thank you for sharing your statues. I really do appreciate it and also appreciate anything you can tell me about these statues.
    Sondra Schmidt


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