Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Wednesday Hodgepodge

Joyce was "recovering" from her daughter's wedding last week and I missed the week before that, so I'm thrilled to be back with the HP today.  Nothing like Joyce's questions on Wed.
1. What's your best piece of advice for a newly married couple? I'm asking for a friend.
Pray, pray and pray some more for each other.  When we pray for our spouses it not only benefits them but us as well as HE works in both of our lives.  And, don't sweat the small aggravations, just accept them!  You'll be all the better for it!

2. Before we're too far into the new year I wanted to post a question Teresa submitted during the December giveaway. Teresa blogs over at Being Refined As Silver, so everyone go say hi.

Teresa asks, "What were you doing on December 31st, 1999?"and "Did you or your family make preparations for Y2K?"

Oh, my goodness, talk about memories!  We celebrated with dear friends by going out to dinner and then came back to our house to wait it out together.  Just before 2000 rolled in all of our children joined us and it was a most memorable time for sure.  
Yes, Hubby and I did make some preparations for Y2K.  We had gallons of water, canned tuna, pork and beans, etc and Hubby got a bit of cash and stashed it away.  Thankfully, none of it was needed, but at least we were somewhat prepared.

3. According to Global Language Monitor, the most used word of 2014 isn't a word. It's the heart emoji. Huh? How can something that's not a word be the most used word, but I digress. What do you think was your most used word in 2014?
No doubt about it one of my overused words in "just."  I can't seem to help myself, I want to add it to most every sentence.  But, since blogging I have become (thanks to my daughter) very aware and am working hard to break that habit. I don't use it near as much in talking as I do in writing.  As I said, I "just" can't help myself!

4. Speaking of words, it's that time again. Time for Lake Superior University to present a list of words they'd like to see banished (for over-use, mis-use, and general uselessness) in 2015. You can read more about the decision making process here, but this year's top vote getters are-
bae (before anyone else), polar vortex, hack, skill set, swag, foodie, curate/curated, friend-raising, enhanced interrogation, cra-cra (as in crazy), takeaway, and -nation (a suffering sports suffix).
Which of these words/phrases would you most like to see banished from everyday speech and why? Is there a word not on the list you'd like to add?

The word that jumped out at me is cra-cra.  For goodness sakes, it is the absolute silliest word and the first time I heard someone use it, I immediately thought they were crazy for sure.  I have heard both adults and teenagers use it.

5.  January is National Hot Tea month? Are you a fan? Do you like flavored teas? How do you take your tea? Have a favorite cup or teapot? How many cups of tea do you consume in a given day? 
No, I am not a hot tea fan at all.  If I did, I think I would prefer the flavored teas.  I'm not a big tea fan period but if I'm going to drink it I like it cold, with just a bit of sweetner and Sonic's tea is the best in my book!

6. Whatever happened to respect for mankind?  It is daily that we hear of people killing others with no regard it seems for life.  It appears that if you don't like someone, someone aggravates you, or the system doesn't operate the way you think it should, you get mad at your employer, or your spouse, then you just shoot them. Very troubling and sad.

7. What is one book on your must-read list this winter? 
Sycamore Row by John Grisham.  I'm a big fan of Grisham and this book is likened to his very first book, A Time to Kill, which I enjoyed immensely.  So, I look forward to reading this in the coming weeks.

8. Insert your own random thought here. 
 I have just finished watching The Gabby Douglas Story on Netflix.  It was a Lifetime movie last Feb. but I did not see it at that time.  If you have not seen it and are looking for an inspiring movie, it's for you.  I had a special interest in it as her trainer, Chow, lives in Des Moines, Iowa and his studio is very near where my brother lives.  It's truly a story of grit and determination!
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. There are some words I use much more when writing, than I ever do while speaking. Just and seriously are two that come to mind. I know it but I also just can't help myself. Seriously : )

  2. What is it about "just" that seems to need to be inserted into every sentence. Dick has had to correct me as well. I "just" didn't make it to Hodgepodge this week. With getting back in late Monday week and the death of Dick's brother the next day, and all the appts scheduled after our return, I "just" haven't found the time or want-to to blog. Hopefully, next week will be a better balance of activities and a clearer mind. Always enjoy reading yours though.

  3. The word I have to watch is "really". And "just" what is "cra-cra"? Really never heard it. :) Amen to the advice to newly-weds!

  4. I have never heard of cra-cra?! Oh Y2K, my precious friend text me for thing this year and asked could I believe it has been 15 years! We too did some preparation. I will have to check out that movie. Have a great week...the picture is priceless.

  5. That was a good hodgepodge! Enjoyed reading your answers!


  6. I had a hard time finding you in the Y2K picture! I recognized your husband first and then had to keep looking at your profile pic. to match it up. So fun!
    I've never had Sonic iced tea but next time we go there I'm going to have to try it. Have a great week :)

  7. Gotta love the kids who point out what we do or say too much. I think my overused word when writing is "well." Well, maybe it isn't, but it probably is. I didn't pick up your "just" because I use it a lot too. I broke the habit long ago of using it in prayer. Someone had said that we Christians ask God to "just heal us" , "just be with us" or we "just thank" Him. It minimizes what is important.

    I think of you every time I order Sonic tea!

  8. That is great advice for a new couple. Didn't work for me because my husband isn't religious at all. It hasn't been easy. I agree with #6 and respect for mankind. It is very, very sad.


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