Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Wednesday's Hoedgepodge

It's Wednesday and that means Hodgepodge time and more "thought provoking" questions from Joyce.  1,2,3, gooooooo..............
  1. American Idol is back for a 14th season. Are you watching? Have you ever watched? If you were to audition for the show (or were made to audition), what song would you sing?
I started watching at about the 5th season and thoroughly enjoyed it until the tryouts just got so ridiculously silly and the judges even worse.  Well, apparently, I was not the only one that tired of it and they revised their tryouts and their judges and I'm back to being a fairly big fan again.  I don't really "get into" it until the 12 finalist and then it gets to be a lot of fun.
Well, if I were going to audition I would sing Karen Carpenter's "Can't Smile Without You."  She was a favorite of mine and I have been told that I have a voice much like hers.  I think you call it contralto.  Whatever, it's a voice that is not real high and not real low, but right in the middle. ~grin~
2.  Mark Twain is quoted as saying, "If it's your job to eat a frog, it's best to do it first thing in the morning. And if it's your job to eat two frogs, it's best to eat the biggest one first." 
So when did you last have to 'eat a frog'? Or two? How'd that work out? 
My "frog" at this time is all the going through and packing that I am doing.  It is definitely not a job  for the faint of heart and I have set my mind to the task at hand and am very methodically working through this house.  I am NOT a procrastinator in any shape, form or fashion.  If I have a job to do then I generally just "jump in" with both feet and go after it. I do not like to be rushed and do all in my power to allow myself plenty of time to "eat my frogs."

3. If you were going on safari, what is the number one animal you'd want to see?

Oh, definitely, a zebra!  I think they are so pretty with their stripes and I am going to have some zebra print fabric in our new house.  It will be a part of the window treatment in my laundry room.  We are giving that room a "fun look." ~I can't wait!~

4. January 21st is National Granola Bar Day. I know. Do you like granola bars? Chewy or crunchy? Your favorite flavor? How about regular granola? Let's exhaust this topic in honor of the holiday okay?

Yes, I do like granola bars and like both chewy and crunchy but my poor teeth prefer that I eat the chewy ones at this point.  I like the chocolate and peanut butter ones.  I do like regular granola and often eat it warmed with milk in the mornings for breakfast.  I feel like I've eaten something healthy when I indulge in granola.

5. If only I could snap my fingers, at the appointed time, and be magically moved and settled into our new house. ~doesn't hurt to dream~

6. You can add one item to your bedroom. What will it be? Keep it family friendly please.

I'm pretty happy with our bedroom just the way it is but I suppose a small cabinet with a coffee pot so that I would not have to walk all the way to the kitchen for my first cup every morning.  Perhaps I need to consider adding that feature to our bedroom at our new house. ~what's one more cabinet?~ ~chuckle~ 

7. What is one thing you've enjoyed about winter thus far? If it's not winter in your corner of the globe, what season is it, and what is something you've enjoyed about whatever season it happens to be?
Hummm...........winter is my very least favorite season of the year and I'm thinking really hard to come up with something that I have enjoyed.  I do not enjoy bundling up but I do enjoy sweaters and warm boots, so I guess wearing those two items would be something that I have enjoyed. ~I can't wait for Spring!~

8.  Insert your own random thought here. 
This was one of the gifts that my DIL got at her baby shower this past weekend.  It is a bow and headband holder. (sorry that it is a very poor picture)  You clip the bows to the little stripes of embellished lace and you can hang the headbands on the knobs across the bottom.  Windy's cousin made this from a picture frame.  It was so cute and will certainly be a handy item for all of Andi Kate's accessories. ~what's a gal without her accessories?~ big smile~
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 love the bow holder! Little girl clothes and accessories are so much fun : ) I'm sure you're getting excited. You have a big year with a new grandbaby and a new house both-enjoy!

  2. Enjoyed this as always....It's so funny you'd post about the bow holder as I have thinking the same thing is desperately needed for Melody's new baby lol. What on earth are you supposed to do with all those bows and headbands? I looked yesterday online and sure enough SOOO many ideas and suggestions. This one is DARLING. I may have to get somebody to get on that, lol Enjoy your day Lea!

  3. That bow holder is the cutest and most cleaver idea, Lea! Love it! So much fun to look forward to, for sure!

  4. The bow holder is very clever and cute! Thanks for sharing the idea with us.

    I like the idea of a coffee maker in the master bedroom. You should go with that thought!

  5. Loved it today - you gave me my first chuckle of the day. Like you, I stopped watching American Idol several years ago and have never gotten back into it. As for the frog, I'm still picking the last one out of my teeth! Have a great day!

  6. Great song choice to sing. I'm glad they don't show all the silly ones on Idol anymore and I do love when it gets down to the final 12. Chocolate and PB would be my choice too for a granola bar.

  7. I love wearing sweaters too, but I hate coats!! You're the first one I've seen that said zebras. I didn't even think of them.

  8. Love the idea of a coffee pot in the bedroom-could go for that.

  9. Love Idol, love the idea of a coffee pot in the bedroom!!

    Boots, sweaters, scarves....please California at least a month of cool weather out of 12!!


  10. What a cute headband and bow holder. Such a great idea. I just love the name Andi Kate. One of my favorite names for a girl (when I was pregnant with my son) was Emma Kate. I didn't know if I was having a boy or a girl. Kate goes well with so many names, especially two syllable ones :)

  11. A friend of mine set up a coffee pot in the sitting area of her bedroom when their married son and family came back to live for a while--and really enjoyed the convenience of having coffee and quiet time right there.

    I admire you for "eating frogs" slowly and methodically!

  12. A friend has a small kitchenette in the sitting area of the master bedroom. She loves it! I don't think I would go that far and in our little house what's a few steps to the kitchen for that cup of hot tea. So admire your organizational skills and determination to get it done. I cleaned, inventoried and reorganized my MK closet today and got all the house tax info together last week. Just waiting for W2's and it's ready to go. I am so relived that is done.

  13. Really cute gift!
    Wouldn't it be nice to be like Samantha from Bewitched & be able to wiggle our noses? :)

  14. It is fun to read the answers that you share to these interesting questions. I am a "winter person", so I could not agree with your season choice, but I am also a "coffee lover", so I totally agree with you on the small coffee cabinet in your bedroom:) I am still smiling at that comment.
    Thanks for sharing your answers.


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