Wednesday, January 28, 2015

A Chillin' Hodgepodge

It's Wednesday and you know the drill...Joyce gives us the questions and we give the answers and it all makes up the Hodgepodge.  Enjoy!
1. When did someone last suggest you 'chill out'? Or, when did you last tell someone (or want to tell someone) to 'chill out'? Or, when did you last tell yourself to 'chill out'?
This is a term my sweet DIL uses a lot and it hasn't been that long ago that she said it to me about something, but, for the life of me, I cannot remember what it was about.  I have definitely learned to "chill out" a whole lot more in recent years and it's so freeing.  So many things are just not worth the effort of fretting over.  I'm trying hard to save all my fretting for the "big things" that come along and the rest of the time, I'm just a "chillin'."  ~chuckle~

2. What most recently caused your heart to melt?

Oh, this is easy!  Saturday evening my DIL, the Princess and I went to an event together.  When I dropped them off afterwards, Hanna Beth was walking towards the door of their home and she turned(I was in my vehicle) and said, "I love you CiCi."  Well, can I just tell you when one of my Grans says that totally unprompted, it definitely melts my heart.  ~teary eyed~

3.  "An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered." G.K. Chesterton  

Your thoughts? When did you last experience either an adventure or an inconvenience? How did you see it at first, as an adventure or an inconvenience?  Does it feel the same in hindsight?

Well, you may remember mine and Hubby's adventure last January (2014) when were headed to The Villages, Florida.  There was snow and ice all between here and there but we just knew that we would not get into any of it.  Oh, my, were we ever wrong!  It was so bad that it delayed our arrival by an entire day.  I saw it as a major inconvenience and Hubby saw it was an adventure.  Looking back I do think it was pretty adventurous and definitely made for a memorable experience.

4.  A Wendy's Frosty, root beer in a frosty mug, or a frosted chocolate cupcake...of these three, which one is your favorite 'frosty' treat?

I hate to say this, but I am not fond of any of the above.  But, if my arm was twisted I could eat a Wendy's Frosty.  Root Beer makes me gag and I'm not fond of chocolate cake, but frost me a plain white cupcake and I'd be all over that.  

5. Would you say your life so far this year has been more like a circus or a symphony? Explain why.

With just almost a month under my belt I would have to say that things have gone more like a symphony. The house construction is coming along nicely, my Dad continues to do amazingly well and my DIL has done this pregnancy just like she has done it a dozen times before and all of my family is happy and healthy at this time.  I mean, if that's not a symphony I don't know what is.  God is just sooooooooo good and I am so undeserving!

6. Since it's a 'snow day' here, what's your favorite song containing the word 'white'?

Oh, this is easy, "A White Sports Coat and a Pink Carnation" by Marty Robbins.  A cute and snappy song for sure!

7. If you had to leave the city you currently live in, what would you find the hardest to leave behind?

Well, this has been home for almost 41 years and can I just tell you that some mighty precious friendships have been formed over that time.  We've birthed our babies together, reared our children together, buried our loved ones together and shared more good times than the law allows.  To say it would be hard to leave behind would be an understatement. ~it's home~

8. Insert your own random thought here.

I saw the quote below on FB yesterday and thought it was well worth sharing.
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. It's been fun reading the answers to the heart melting question today. Lots of sweetness : ) So glad everyone is doing well. I know you must be so excited for all that is happening in these next few months!

  2. Great answers, Lea. My favorite one was your "melt your heart" moment. Enjoy your Wednesday!

  3. Enjoyed this...yep, my heart would have been a puddle too. Love the quote! Enjoy your day!

  4. Love your heart melting answer. Those grand kids will do it to us every time! So glad your house is coming along so nicely and a new grandbaby too! How exciting.

  5. I can only imagine how heart-warming it is to hear your little grandkids say, "I love you" completely on their own. How amazing that you've lived in the same area for all those years...that's such a rarity. We've been here almost 9 and it's the longest we've lived in any one place since we married 25 yrs. ago.

  6. CiCi so enjoyed your answers today. I know what you mean about the grands saying I love you. My heart is so full it's as though I can feel the weight of it! I'm so glad things are going along well for you and yours, God is so good!


  7. I can't wait for the first "I love you Grammy" from my granddaughter! Heart melting for sure!

  8. That is so sweet what the Princess said. Glad your having a symphony. That is one beautiful quote!

  9. I love the quote, Lea. So true! And oh my goodness, my heart melted just reading about your sweet Princess. Yes, these grands can melt our heart unlike any other. Like I told a friend regarding the "symphony" answer; not every thing is perfect in our world and there are things I would love to change and our heart has been broken by Tom's death, but when our lives are in God's Hand and control, I have to see it all playing together as He would have it. Love ya!

  10. What? You don't like chocolate cake???

  11. Love reading your answers. White cupcakes are delicious. I could go for one right about now :)

  12. That "I love you"--awwww--I can just picture it. And your happy tears . How precious.

  13. Yes, when one of our grands says that they love us ... how can our hearts not melt? Oh my, I'd forgotten all about A White Sports Coat and a Pink Carnation.

  14. As always I enjoy ready your Wednesday Hodgepodge, Lea, grandchildren can certainly melt our hearts! The quote I loved, so true. I read your update post on your new home, I know you are so excited to be so close to moving in.
    Hope your New Year continues to be the best symphony ever.


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