Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Wednesday Hodgepodge

 It's Thanksgiving week and I know everyone is as "busy as a bee" just as I am.  But, got to make time to answer the questions that our Joyce faithfully comes up with week in and week out.  A happy Thanksgiving Hodgepodge.......................

1. Besides U.S. Thanksgiving, it's also National Game and Puzzle Week...what game have you played most recently, and who were you with? Have you worked a puzzle of any kind in the past week?
Well, now that would be easy..........Candyland about a month ago with one or both of the Grans, I can't remember.  I do know that neither of them have really grasped what losing is all about and it's just so cute to watch them when they have to move backwards.  They do know that isn't the direction they need to be going to win and thus, it is most unsettling for them.
No, can't remember when the last time was that I worked a puzzle.

2. What is one place you were thankful for this year?

I have thought about how thankful I have been to call this house "home" the past 33 years.  As we prepare to move from this house  into our new house my heart is filled with all kinds of emotions.  This is the house our children were raised in, the house where many, many family affairs have taken place and where Hubby has sweat blood and tears to keep the outside "picture perfect."  As I look forward to our new house, I'll always have cherished memories of this house and I look forward to the memories we will begin making in our new house.
3. Take a nap, watch football, go for an after dinner walk, or hit the stores...which ONE is on your must-do list for Thanksgiving day? For those of you playing along who aren't in the US, answer as it relates to any big holiday meal.

Well, none of these.  We will have our meal at noon and then around mid-afternoon we have friends, that we haven't seen in a couple of years, stopping by to enjoy some dessert with us and take out to see our new house.  The Princess will stay with us while her parents hit the stores later that day.
4. Besides Thanksgiving, what's your favorite home cooked meal?

I'm not sure if you are talking about the food or a particular holiday.  But, a meal would be grilled pork tenders, patio beans, potato casserole and congealed salad.  That is like the "standard meal" around here.  My family loves it and I figure that's a win win situation for me and for them.  I'm quite the pro at grilling pork tenders.
5. What product from an infomercial would you most like to own?

I haven't seen any infomercials in forever but one I remember from way back was the Chia Pet.  I would like to watch the grass, or whatever it is that resembles the hair on the pet, grow.  I remember the jingle most of all, "Chi, chi, chia."  I often see the "As Seen on TV" products at Wal-Mart but I never stop to check them out.  I'm out of the loop as to what it popular now.

6. Christmas shopping? Have you begun? Finished? Will you shop on Black Friday? How do you feel about stores opening on Thanksgiving Day? What percentage of your Christmas shopping is done online?

My Christmas shopping is done, boxed and waiting to be wrapped.  NO I will not shop on Black Friday, don't know that I ever have. I think all businesses should be closed the entire day on Thanksgiving like they use to be.  I hate it for the employees that work in retail but the almighty $$$ rules and stores opening later in the day on Thanksgiving has proven profitable so it will not likely ever be any other way.  I would say that 90% of my shopping this year was done via the internet.  In past years probably 75%.  It's the best thing since sliced bread!

7. What are you most grateful for that adds beauty to your everyday life?

Oh, my goodness, makeup!!!  I can probably count on 2 hands the days that I have not worn makeup since I started wearing it.  It is just a part of my morning and I am not one who has one bit of color with a naked face.  I'm grateful for all makeup but especially blush and lipstick.

8. Insert your own random thought here. 

We are all so proud of our Sadie Robertson who won the hearts of so many this season on DWTS.  For a young gal that had no dance experience to come in #2 in a competition such as this is quite amazing.  She has made us all so proud here in NE Louisiana. And, there is no doubt that her little light shined in a big way into the hearts of Mark, the judges and those who watched.  I'm sure it's just the beginning of great things for Sadie!

Blessings to all for a wonderful Thanksgiving! 
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 absolutely loved watching Sadie this season, and am sad it's over. It was refreshing to see a different picture of youth than we normally see on TV. She stayed true to who she is, her beliefs, had such poise and confidence and was just adorable. I too think she and her family had a big impact on Mark and the judgest too, but especially Mark. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

  2. Oh, the Chia!!! :)
    Sadie is certainly a beautiful young lady; I hope she keeps grounded!
    Beautiful home; just think of all of the memories you'll make in your new one!
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. We lived in our last home for 25 years so I know all about the "history" that they can hold. It was time to move on but sooo bittersweet for sure. Wishing you and yours a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  4. Yes, we were so proud of Sadie this season. She did remain true to who she is and what her life is all about. So refreshing! I also believe hers and her family's influence had an affect on Mark. How could it not have! Been meaning to ask: Have you sold your "old" house? Yes, so many memories, but I've learned that new ones can always be made and you never lose the old ones. Happy Thanksgiving my friend to and T.

  5. We were so upset that we missed Sadie's dance on Monday night because of the interruption about the news from Fergus. She is a sweetheart and we were rooting for her as well.

  6. I have a hard time with the retailers that are open for business on Thanksgiving as well. I remember when stores were closed on Sundays and all holidays. It was a time that employees could depend on being able to spend time with family...but as you said as long as there is money to be able I am sure they will continue to do it. ope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving

  7. Lea.. what a beautiful home you have. The landscaping is definitely picture perfect! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  8. I've never watched DWTS but have watched the clips of Sadie that I've seen posted to FB. The Mario one this week was so fun!

    Happy Thanksgiving to your family!

  9. Love the picture of your current house. All that green grass is amazing, too!

    I love makeup. Gotta have my eyeliner and blush (along with everything else), and DAILY! (unless I'm half dead with an illness and won't be seeing anybody that day.)

    Amen and Amen to your comments about the stores being open on Thanksgiving!!! And I avoid Black Friday, too.


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