Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Wednesday Hodgepodge

I missed HP last week and so glad to be back with it today.  Joyce always comes up with "dozzie" questions and today is no exception.  Joyce is such a busy woman and likely has more to do than host us each Wednesday, but we sure do appreciate her help in getting our creative juices flowing.

1. Do you manage your own money or do you have a financial planner who helps in some way? Do those kinds of conversations stress you out? A lot or a little?
Hubby and I have had a Financial Adviser for many years.  Hubby for all practical purposes has owned his own business for 40 years and there is a lot of "i" dotting and "t" crossing that must be done. He doesn't play around with such and our financial adviser oversees all of it. No, these type of conversations do not stress me but, I don't always understand the "whys and where fors" of the discussions.  But, I'm grateful that we have this added direction as it has severed us well.   

2. The second week of October is Pet Peeve Week. Off the top of your head, share TWO of your current pet peeves.
1. Going to Wal-Mart and the only check out lanes open are the self check out.  It aggravates the "daylites" out of me!
2. People sitting through red lights because they are busy texting. I mean, I'm glad they are stopped while they are texting but they need to pay attention to the light and GO when the light turns green. ~really~
 3. What is one thing you'd like to learn right now, this very week if you could?
I would love to know ALL the ins and outs of a DSLR camera. I came real close to getting one a few years ago and just decided that I wasn't willing to do what was necessary to learn to use it.  So, me and my Nikkon Coolpix with a 14X zoom get along just fine and it is always with me. 

4. How concerned are you about the recent health related news concerning Ebola? How about Enterovirus D68?

Well, they are both very scary and so are many other health issues but I just do not let them consume my thoughts.  I try to use extra good hygiene and wash my hands more times than the law allows in a given day.  And, I try to take care of myself as best I can and after that, what will be, will be.

5. Garfield, Nemo, or Tigger-your favorite orange cartoon character?
Hands down, it would be Garfield.  He is just so cute and always a bit mischievous.
6. I'm going to see Gone Girl with my neighborhood book club this week. So often books made into film are disappointing. What's a book turned film you thought was well done, in that the casting was 'like you pictured' when you read the book, and the film plot remained mostly true to the book plot?
I have not seen that many movies based on books but the one that immediately came to my mind was "The Bridges of Madison County."  While, in my opinion, it was done well, it did not compare to the book.  When reading a book you get to make your own movie in your thoughts as you read and that type of movie can hardly be beat. ~grin~

7. What is one story your family always tells about you?
Oh, there are several but the best one is when Hubby reminds me of the night, many years ago, that I got up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom and I sat on him.  He had gotten up a minute or two before me and was occupying the "throne" and I had no idea.  Can I just tell you that some "blood curdling" screaming took place by me and our children, who were asleep upstairs, came running downstairs scared too death. They thought we had been attacked by a "booger."   It will never be forgotten I can assure you!  I have never gone to the bathroom in the middle of the night without a flashlight since that time. ~no joke~

8. Insert your own random thought here. 
Our new house is progressing right along.  You will have to pardon this picture with the intense evening sun, but it does look rather cool doesn't it?   It has been all consuming the past few weeks with lots and lots of decisions.  We are in the process of getting all the cabinetry designed and that is HUGE!  But, we saw some 3-D imagines of some of them today and we were so pleased.  Between us, our decorator and our cabinet designer, we have tried to think of everything.  But, we all know that is impossible, but hopefully we'll come close.~big smile~  We can hardly wait until this time next year when we will be enjoying the fruits of all these decisions.

*Added note: Hubby's sister and her husband arrive this evening for a few days, so we'll be busy and there will likely be no time for blogging until my usual "Hello Monday" post.  See you then!

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. Enjoy your week with your guests and the picture of the house is terrific. I have started a meme on Mondays called Memory Monday and would love to have you join in. You have lots of wonderful memories.

  2. Your new home is looking lovely! Can't wait to see the finished product. Your story made me smile : ) Enjoy your day!

  3. Just stopping by from The Hodgepodge :)

    I loved your bathroom story, and can only imagine how startled you must have been! I've encountered my hubby a time or two, without actually sitting on him, and it always gives me quite a start.

    Your new house is looking good. I know you're looking forward to living in the finished product.

  4. Your home is truly coming right along, Lea! I love how it's looking! I know you're excited for it to be done so you can get moved in and settled. Oh, don't even get me started on the Wal-mart check out lines. Drives me bonkers, too!

  5. Good morning! I am right there with you on the Walmart check-outs, goodness soo frustrating. The house is REALLY coming along now isn't it? I bet you can hardly wait to have it completed and it's move in day. Oh, I almost forgot...that bathroom story was hilarious. No, you will never hear the end of that one. haha

  6. I have to agree with you on the Walmart thing, one reason I tend to try to avoid Walmart if possible (not always possible) Your house is really starting to take shape...keep the photos coming

  7. You sat on the throne with your hubby!! NO WAY! I am about to pee myself laughing! Usually the King and queen seats are separate...but hey, you put a new spin on that.

    Too funny.

    The house will be glorious, I'm sure. I don't know if I could keep sane with all those decisions.

  8. I enjoy seeing the updates on your new home!

    Enjoy your visit with the family.

  9. I know I have heard the bathroom story before, but it always brings a chuckle.

    Yes to Walmart pet peeves and that is where I most often am faced with one of mine - lack of customer service. I just about refuse to walk in the door.

    House is looking great!

    I forgot about Bridges....... That is one of my favorite books and couldn't wait for the movie. I wasn't disappointed. Not the best story lines, but somehow it got me.

  10. Your house is coming along so nicely! It looks wonderful!

    As for the story about yourself, I am pretty sure that one will win the prize, so to speak, among the Hodgepodge community this week!!!

  11. Great answer on knowing your DSLR camera. I should have said that! I end up using my point and shoot all the time. Enjoyed reading your answers. Your house is looking awesome!

  12. I wish people would just get off the phone and DRIVE!

  13. I hear you on the movie in your own thoughts. ;-)

    And re #7 ... did that myself a couple of years ago. I'm surprised my screaming didn't wake up the neighbors.

    Your house is really coming along!

  14. I cracked up reading about you and your husband getting up to go to the bathroom at the side and what transpired. I've almost done that with Greg. Your house is coming along. Can't wait to see it finished. And I have to agree with you about people texting in their car at lights. Annoys me too!

    Blessings and love,

  15. I love the story your husband tells about you :) So funny.

  16. Oh you gave me a good laugh…too funny!! Your house is looking fantastic- can't believe how quickly it is moving!!


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