Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Hodgepodge Wednesday

Well, folks, 11 weeks from today is Christmas Eve.  Yea, can you believe that?  Joyce must be thinking about it too because she asked us a "Christmas question" today.  I'm surprised she hasn't asked some "wedding questions" too since she is "knee deep" in planning one right now.  But, some how week in and week out she always comes up with "doozies" for us and we sure do appreciate her.  Now, off to answer this week's questions.

1. What's your favorite time of day? Why?
I think I would have to say the early morning.  I have always gotten up early even though I have nowhere to be.  I am generally up between 5:15-5:30AM and I hit the floor running.  I wake right up and begin my day.  I am very productive in the mornings and find that  by mid-morning I have just about gotten my "to do" list done for the day.  Well, my list that must be done is taken care of and then I work on my continual "to do" list.  ~chuckle~  And, I'm in bed between 10:00 - 10:30 because I generally wear down as the day goes by.

2. Waffle iron, toaster, coffee maker, mixer, blender...which small appliance would you say most needs replacing in your house?
Oh, no doubt about it, my mixer and I intend to do something about that around the time we move into our new house.  I have always thought that I would like to have a Kitchen Aid but they are SO heavy and I have opted not to have one of the "lift shelves" in my kitchen.  The reason is that I already have limited cabinets in my new kitchen and the lift shelf would take one whole cabinet space. I'm thinking I may go with a Krups.  I had one years ago and loved it and it was very lightweight.  

  3. It's National Grouch Day (October 15)...what's something that makes you feel grouchy?
When I get overly tired and keep trying to push myself it often results in my being grouchy.  I'm still blessed with a good bit of energy but if I'm burning the candle at both ends, it will eventually catch up with me.  I try not to let that happen too often. ~smile~

4. Ever been to Canada? Is that a country you'd like to visit? According to Trip Advisor, the top ten best destinations in Canada are-Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, Quebec City, Victoria, Calgary, Niagara on the Lake, Niagara Falls, Whistler, and Halifax. Which city would you most like to see?
Yes, we have been to Vancouver, Montreal, Quebec City and Victoria.  I would like to go to Whistler sometime.

5. What was your favorite food (or one of your favorites) when you were a child? Is that still a favorite?
Oh, my paternal Grandmother could make the best biscuits in the world and she would make the biggest mess making them.  I remember standing right by her side as she made them pretty much every time we ate with them.  I loved to put syrup on them and eat away.  Once my Grandmother was no longer able to make biscuits I did not enjoy eating them nearly so much and don't to this day.

  6. Do you cry easily?
Yes, but perhaps not as much in recent years, but I've always been brought to tears easily.  And, it can be for happiness as well as sadness.
7. Have you started your (gasp!) Christmas shopping? If so when, and how much? If not, when will you even begin thinking about it?
Yes, I generally begin mine the first of Sept and this year was no different and I would say I am about 75% through.  Our kids give me a list for themselves and the Grans and I work from that list.  I enjoy giving them items they want and can use.  And, a lot of the time they forget what they have put on the list and they are often still surprised when Christmas rolls around.

  8.  Insert your own random thought here. 
Do you watch DWTS?  If so, then you have seen our Sadie Robinson dance her way into the hearts of DWTS fans.  Sadie is of the famed Duck Dynasty family about 25 miles from where we live.  If I didn't know better I would say she has been training for this time for years and years.  But, she hasn't and I think she just has a whole lot of natural rhythm. If you have not seen her then you can go here if you would like and see her and Mark do the Cha-Cha.  She  and her family have certainly done their part to put NE Louisiana on the map. ~yea, for us!!!~
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. I've never watched DWTS until this season, but started watching because I think she is just too adorable. And definitely a natural! The Duck Dance last week was my favorite :)

  2. Wow, you are really ahead of the game on Christmas shopping! I have a cousin who simply shops year 'round so that it's not stressful come December. I think that's smart but have never managed to do it.

    Your day sounds like mine: 'Early to bed and early to rise.' :-)

  3. I'm seeing by the answers from our sister Hodgepodgers that many of us don't eat our childhood favorites any more. Good nutrition (and age) have caught up with us!

    As for mixers, I had a Kitchenaid for years and they are indeed heavy. I had no choice but to keep mine out on the counter under a decorative appliance cover.

    Now that I don't bake anymore, a simple hand-held mixer is all I need.

    Have a great day!

  4. My KitchenAid is very heavy ... I won't replace it until it wears out, but when it comes time to replace it, I'll definitely get a lighter one.

  5. I have a Kitchen Aid but only pull it out for Christmas cookies because it's so darn heavy and it takes up so much space that I store it in the garage I wouldn't replace it--just don't enjoy baking enough.

    Good to hear the grands are still happily suprised to get stuff at Christmas they'd forgotten they'd asked for. I always feared my kids would no longer want in Dec what they thought about in Aug, so just waited for the most current request . Maybe I'll give the "buy now/surprise later" approach--except that my kids don't ask for stuff. I have to pry lists out of them.

  6. When tired and push myself, I too-become a little grouch-well a lot grouchy. Christmas shopping-Oh My!!

  7. It certainly sounds like our days are similar. I too am up by 5:15 to 5:30 and have soo much done by noon that I "could" be done for the day, lol. I do lose steam for sure as the goes on though, and by 9 I am reclining somewhere, lol. I have always wanted a Kitchenaid but have avoided it for the same reason. I don't do the baking I used to anymore so guess I can cross that off of my list at this point, lol Enjoy your day!

  8. What a wonderful picture of you and your grandmother in the kitchen making biscuits. =) Made me smile.
    Never watched DWTS...but sure do love those Duck Dynasty people. ;)
    Such good folks.

  9. We are watching DWTS because of Sadie. She seems to be overflowing with pure joy. So nice to see!

  10. I haven't been watching DWTS, but I am a Duck Dynasty fan and have been looking Sadie's dances up on the internet and watching them. She is such a cutie!!

    I must say, I admire you. You've got 75% of your Christmas shopping done. Wow! I haven't started, except the planning stages.

  11. We are big DWTS's fans and have been recording the shows. We are 2 weeks behind and look forward to watching Sadie dance.

  12. I like my Kitchen Aid mixer, my husband surprised me with it a few years ago on my birthday.

    I've seen the replays of Sadie's recent performances but don't watch the show.

  13. I've always wanted a kitchen aid too but still use a hand mixer. Way to go on being 75% done with your Christmas shopping.


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