Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Hodgepodge Wednesday

It's Wednesday and that means Joyce has come up with 7 more questions for us.  Week in and week out Joyce shows up for us in the midst of the "bazillion" other things she has going on in her life.  We appreciate you Joyce!
 1. Elizabeth Lawrence is quoted as saying, 'Even if something is left undone, everyone must take time to sit still and watch the leaves turn." So have you done just that? And what did you leave undone in order to do so? I have not.  There's been little time for sitting except for evening and I'm afraid I can't see the leaves turn at that time of day. ~chuckle~  Between building a house, having company and the other routine day to day things I've not sat very much.  But, perhaps I will get to in the not so far off future and while it is VERY hard for me to leave anything undone, perhaps I should give it a try.  As my dear Mom use to say to me, "the work will be there when you get to it."  Yea, that's what I'm afraid of.............. 

2. Since we're talking turning...what's one thing you feel you're doing 'every time you turn around'?
This will sound crazy since our household consists of just me and the Hubs, but I think our ironing multiplies over night.  No joke, it does seem I'm doing it every time I turn around.  And, just as I stated above, I cannot stand to see it undone, so I try to get it done and put away in a most timely manner.  And, I do my Dad's also and that account for about 5 pieces per week and it seems we have about 25 pieces. ~maybe not quite that many~
3. How hard is it for you to 'turn the other cheek?'

It has gotten easier the older I've gotten and I was raised that was just what you did.  I truly believe that can touch a person's soul way more than trying to "get even."

4. When did you last turn a drawer, your car, a room, or your entire house upside down looking for something? Did you find it?

About two months ago we were looking for the house plan that had all the floor outlets laid on it.  I had cut out all the furniture to scale, taped them in their proper place in the house and then placed the floor outlets exactly where they needed to be.  Well, we/I lost that and Hubby and I did literally turn this house upside down looking for it to no avail.  So, so aggravating because then we had to just guess as best we remembered and we missed one very important floor plug.  Thankfully our nice electrician is going to add it for us even though that means breaking into the slab a little.  But, floor plugs are important!  We have never had them in our present house and I look forward to not having unsightly cords all over the place. 

5. 'One good turn deserves another'...were you most recently on the giving or receiving end of that sentiment?

I have been on the receiving end of that many times but last week I was given the privilege to be on the giving end.  I hosted my study club here in our home last week and the gal that was suppose to do the program had a death in her family and was unable to do the program.  She had the program prepared and asked me if I thought I might  "pull it off."  Well, this gal comes to the rescue of so many all of the time and I was thrilled that I could "come to her aid" at this time.  

6. Red, yellow, and orange are the colors of fall. Also the colors of fruit. If you were permitted only one color of fruit in your diet, which would you choose? This question isn't as easy as it sounds, at least not for me.

Oh, it's very easy for me because I am NOT a lover of fruit.  I do enjoy an apple every blue moon, so I will have to go with red and the rest of you can have all the yellow and orange fruit you like. ~not for me~

7. The Hunt for Red October, October Sky, Halloween...which 'October' film is your favorite?

October Baby.........I watched this on Netflix and it is a very moving story about a young girl that finds out she has been adopted after her birth Mom had a failed abortion. It is a faith based movie and well worth watching. 

8. Insert your own random thought here. 

Our little "C-man" got to go to the Pumpkin Patch at their church a few days ago and his Mom snapped this precious picture of him.  Look at those rosey cheeks!
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 great collection of questions. I need to join in next time!

    I know exactly what you mean about floor plugs.
    They are critical-
    or at least plenty of wall plugs in key locations.

    Where do lost things go???


  2. Your little grandson has the most adorable smile! How fun to watch him grow up! Oh, this house was the first time we had floor plugs and I can tell you that I'll never be without them, again!

  3. Floor plugs are vital with so many houses designed with open floor plans. We waited until after we had lived in our house for a few weeks before we added floor plugs, to make sure that we had our furniture placement exactly how we wanted it ... of course, we have the benefit of an unfinished basement, so running electrical to those additional outlets wasn't too costly.

    I love that picture of your Clancy ... adorable. And wow, he's getting so big ... tell him to slow down. ;-)

  4. I have NEVER had a floor plug! But how wonderful that would be!!! I am always looking for ways to "hide" the cords. Darling picture of Clancy! Enjoy your day!

  5. I love your posts on Wednesday's! So fun! precious What a precious little grandson you have, adorable! Have a great day!

  6. Typo...I pushed publish before I proofread....wrong thing to do. I think it's proofread before you publish comment. :)

  7. We're our dry cleaners best and most favorite customers in every state and country we live in : ) I take all hubs shirts for pressing. Ironing is not my gift. Plus hubs likes things super crisp. He pulls his shirt out of the dry cleaning plastic and gives it a press at home too : ) I'm glad you're getting your outlets. I have a couple of places in this house I'd love to add, but we didn't so I guess we won't now. They're so logical I don't understand why they didn't put them there originally. You must be getting excited!!

  8. I need to check out that movie you mentioned. It sounds like a good one! What a cute grandson pic!

  9. I've not seen October Baby -- thanks for the recommendation!

  10. Hi Lea, I'm so glad I stopped by-love your answers. I have so enjoyed watching the turning of colors but don't sit still much myself. In fact, I'm needing to learn to slow down(due to blood pressure)and it is very hard to do-so many things to do each day, even being retired.
    Hope you have a wonderful evening.
    Hugs, Noreen

  11. I don't iron so it never catches hold at our house. My mother is 85 and loves to iron. Have a great week!

  12. One of these days you need to learn to just let it go and smell the roses or see the leaves, which ever applies. LOL. You can come over here and I'll demonstrate. I loved all of Clancy's pics but this was my favorite.

  13. Oh my goodness is your grandson getting big and he has the most precious smile.

  14. I know our laundry multiplies overnight! I iron my tops before I go out and my husband still gets his work shirts done at the cleaners. I picked red for my fruit color. What a great picture of your grandson! Enjoy your weekend.


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