Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Wednesday Hodgepodge

It's the Wednesday Hodgepodge with Joyce!  Get ready, set, GO!!!

1.  What's something you wanted to do this summer that you never got around to actually doing?
I can't really think of anything specific, but Hubby and I would have liked to have gone a few more places but with the new house construction, it just did not happen.  We went on a couple of long weekend jaunts but nothing else.  It's pretty much "all hands on deck" when building a house due to all the decision making.

2. Share a favorite memory of your own back -to-school days as a child.
Getting a new pair of shoes was a big deal and I always got a new pair about the time school started.  AND, unless I out grew them, I wore them everyday the entire year.  Oh, my, how times have changed!  Getting that new pair of shoes and a new book satchel were so exciting to me.

3.  What's one chore or daily task you prefer doing 'old-school' ?
Well, I would prefer to pull up to the gas pump and have this sweet friendly guy come out and pump my gas and clean my windshield.  I mean, those were the days and I didn't enjoy them near enough.  I think they called those "full service stations."  Ah, that there were such today, call it old school or not, I loved it!

4.  Share something you've learned in life through the 'school of hard knocks'.
To follow the directions or instructions.  I cannot stand to read directions when it comes to putting something together or learning how to use something.  But, I've had to undo enough stuff, or Hubby has had to come in behind me and undo the mess I made enough that I've learned it's really best to just take the time to read and do it right the first time.

5.  As a child, did you mostly bring or buy your lunch for school? What was your favorite thing to find in your lunchbox?
I had to scratch my head on this one........I believe that I ate school lunches the majority of the time.  And, I remember loving the school rolls and they would always give us honey to put on them and they were absolutely delicious to this little girl.

6. Football season is upon us which has me wondering... how big of a sports fan are you (not just football) ? On a scale of 1-10, with 10 being 'I scream at the players through my television screen' and 1 being 'is knitting a sport?' where do you fall in fandom? 
I would fall between a 3 and a 4.  I am definitely not a die hard fan and don't really even understand football.  But, there have been a few times when our LSU Tigers or our New Orleans Saints were playing and the games were tight that I actually hollared and got excited.  I do love to show my support for LSU by wearing purple and gold and enjoy being a part of a group watching the games.  But, just don't ask me what is going on. ~laugh~ 

7. Share a favorite quote you think might inspire students of all ages at the start of a new school year. 
Since you said "all ages" I think this would be a good one.......
You learn something everyday if you pay attention. 

8. Your random thought
 Our daughter and family are, once again, the proud "parents" of Corgi puppies.  Poor Sissy gave birth to her 5th or 6th litter this past Sunday.  And, while I think they are cute dogs, I do not want one, but apparently I am one of a few that feels that way.  They generally have folks coming to claim theirs within days of their birth.  And, they are NOT giving them away, they sell them and have no trouble doing so.  I think Bridget told me that they have 3 females and 1 male this go around.  The parents, Sissy and Spur, have gotten good at creating this cute little puppies with great markings.  Of course, Clancy knows way more about birthing puppies than most 6 year olds, 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. Oh man would I love to experience those "full service stations"! with two small boys I have found it hard to fill up. If I can't pay at the pump I have found myself just driving to the next station. haha. Too bad these are non existent now :(

  2. Lea.. Love to learn more about my fellow bloggers. I am with you on the gas pump thing. Pumping gas is one of my least fave chores. Have a great week.

  3. Somehow Hodgepodge came round too fast this week, lol. I might still pop one out but it's probably too late. Enjoyed your answers. Yes, I remember getting one pair of shoes too and some new school supplies and being soo excited. Don't know where it turned into the bonanza that it is today, lol. It'd be soo hard to be a parent of young ones today. Enjoy your day Lea!

  4. Those puppies are adorable! Why can't they stay that size forever...and just be fully trained? I'd have a whole house full, I'm sure!

  5. One thing NJ has going for it is you are not allowed to pump your own gas. Whoohoo! In fact driving home from Maryland this past weekend we needed gas, and hubs said he was going to wait until we crossed into NJ : ) Those puppies are adorable. God made puppies cute for a reason-ha!

  6. CUTE lil' baby dogs! Thanks for sharing that picture!

    Like you, I don't really understand football unless the guy (on my team, of course) is running toward the goal line.

    I, too, wish full service gas stations still existed!

  7. Cute pups, but what do you mean she had her 5th and 6th litter this weekend? Did you mean "5th OR 6th"? Lol.

    One pair of shoes well I remember.

    Happy Wednesday!

  8. I loved "full service" gas stations as well.

  9. Oh do I miss the sweet men that would pump gas for us....
    Those puppies are adorable...I prefer the grand kids :-) But not so many at one birth of course!

    Miss school shopping too....


  10. Gosh, I forgot about the new shoes, that's a great memory. The is a great message for students and it is so true. I still get amazed at the lessons I learn almost daily. I want one, the puppies are so adorable....awww!

  11. Completely forgot the homemade cafeteria rolls-and cinnamon buns! Like you, getting a new pair of shoes to last the entire year-great memories.


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