Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Wednesday Hodgepodge

It's Wednesday and Joyce came up with some really great questions for us today.  Thanks Joyce for always showing up, even when your life is busy, busy.

1. On Thursday we pause to remember a dark day in history-9/11. Will you mark it in some special way?

Oh, I shall never, ever forget that day.  I was in Virginia with my parents visiting my Mom's family.  We were sitting around the breakfast table enjoying conversation when my daughter called to ask me if we had the TV on.  We did not and had not a clue of what had just happened.  I was so "discombobulated" over all of it because I was 1000 miles away from my Hubby and kids.  And, there was no way to jump on a plane and get home for several days.  I always think back to where I was and the sheer awfulness of the day each anniversary.  And, on this Thursday we will be finding out if our baby will be another Princess or another Prince.  So, that will definitely be a bright spot in the day this year for us.

2. Do you ever/still...listen to an actual radio? Watch a videotape (VCR)? Look up a number in a phonebook? Refer to a paper map while traveling? Set an alarm on an alarm clock as opposed to your phone?

I do listen to actual radio every morning as I listen to AFR (American Family Radio) while I am getting ready.  Other than that, it is Pandora or Sirrus.  I haven't watched a videotape in forever.  For local numbers I do still use the phonebook, for all others it is either White or Yellow Pages app. Never ever do I use a paper map.  Me and paper maps have never gotten along very well.  GPS was created for folks like me. And, yes, I still use my radio as my alarm clock and wake up to music. ~but, 90% of the time I wake up before it goes off~

3.  Is it ever a good idea to discuss religion or politics with people you don't know?

Well, probably most of the time it is not.  But, depending on the group ~and we usually have a good idea of the "climate" of the group~ it might be alright.  I'd say it calls for some really good judgement. 

  4. What's a dish you haven't eaten all summer, but come September find yourself craving? Have you made it yet this month?
Oh, there is several but the first one to come to mind would be gumbo. I have not made it yet, but I did buy all the ingredients last week and it may well be on the docket for this weekend.

  5. What's something you know nothing about?
Well, I read this question out loud to my husband and his immediate reply was, "reading a map."  Remember in #2 that I said GPS systems were made for me.  Well, they were!

6. September is Classical Music Month. Do you like classical music? If so, what's your favorite piece?

Yes, I do like classical music. I do not want to go and sit and listen to it for very long, but to hear it playing softly in the background is very peaceful and calming to me.  I cannot think of the name of one of my favorites right this minute, probably because all the names are usually weird. ~well they are~ But, the more piano that is involved, the better I like it.  I am afraid that the younger generation will not appreciation whatsoever of classical music.  I even had a music appreciation class in 6th grade and we listened to classical music. ~can you imagine 6th graders doing that today~

7. What's the oldest thing you own?

A cedar trunk/chest that my paternal Grandfather made when he was in his late teens.  It is very close to 100 years old and I treasure it.  My Dad refinished it several years ago and made quite an attractive piece out of it.  It is in one of our guest bedrooms.

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

Last week both of the Grans mothers were talking with their teachers about how they were doing in school.  Clancy's teacher complimented him in many areas and then told Bridget that he gets in too big of a hurry with his work. ~not surprising~  Hanna Beth's teacher also complimented her and then told Windy that she was slow in doing her work and eating her lunch.  So, there you go!  We have two kiddos that we need to put in a bag, shake them up and then they would be leveled out on slowness and speed.  I found it so amusing and I bet they both get it figured out very soon. 

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. You and I are kindred spirits when it comes to reading maps : ) husband still asks me to read a map on occasion. And I remind him that we've been married 30 years and he knows my map reading will make him a little bit nuts-ha! I can do it, but it doesn't come naturally. Love my GPS!!

    So exciting for your happy news tomorrow. Are you gonna share or keep it a secret?

  2. Such fun answers today, Lea. I especially loved the shaking up of the Grans. You do have a mixture with little Mr. Get-it-done and Little Miss Do-it-perfectly. Maybe #3 will be that mixture. Have a great day today. We will have rain and more rain up here today along with some severe storms to usher in the much cooler temps. But, you know I love it all.

  3. A 100 year old hope chest...what a treasure! Hope you'll share some photos with us sometime...would love to see it! I have an internal clock, too...I rarely have to rely on my alarm clock waking me up.

  4. On the second day of school I asked my seventh grade son if they got enough time for lunch. He said "reasonable for boys, not girls." When I asked why that was, he said, "Boys eat, girls talk." LOL I think for the most part he's right . Although he is constantly talking, so I'm not sure....

    Can't wait to hear if you get a prince or princess. So exciting to think of a new little one growing with your DNA .

    Save me some gumbo, will ya? BTW I'll be at DFW come the end of September. It would so much fun to meet if there's any possible way.

  5. How neat to have that old hope chest. Would love to see it sometime! Yes isn't it funny how different our grands can be? lol And how exciting on finding out the sex of the baby. I love that it is an option today.

  6. How nice to have the old hope chest! I'll look forward to your post about the appt tomorrow. Blue or pink! We did not find out with our son and everyone didn't know how we could stand not knowing!

  7. Love learning more about you, Lea. This series is great!

  8. I shall never forget that day either. I had just returned home from dropping my husband off at the airport and just happened to turn the TV on. The chest sounds lovely, how wonderful that you have it. That is very interesting about your grandchildren. Sounds like my own two kids, they both needed a little of what the other had!

  9. That must have been frightening to be so far away from home on 9/11 and not knowing just what was going to happen next.

    So we both have old hope chests in our homes. Do they even make such things any more??

  10. Today is the big day ... Reveal Day! Woo hoo! Will you be at liberty to share the results with us?

  11. Great answers...waiting with you for the big news!



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