Wednesday, February 25, 2015

A Chilly Hodgepodge for sure!

Oh, it feels to good to be back with the Hodgepodge today.  I've missed the past two weeks because of busyness and you know, sometimes that just happens and it's really quite alright.  But, I was really glad to have the HP this week to fill a little of my time while being confined to the house due to this crazy winter weather we are having here in NE Louisiana.  Certainly, we are NOT use to it and it pretty much stops us in our steps.

1. Did you watch The Oscars? How many of the Best Picture nominees have you seen? (American Sniper, Birdman, Boyhood, Selma, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Imitation Game, The Theory of Everything, and Whiplash)

Do you think actors should use their acceptance speeches as an opportunity to promote their political and/or social agenda? Does that sort of speech make you more or less inclined to change the channel?

Well, guess this is pitiful but I have never, ever watched The Oscars.  They are just not anything I am interested in and that being said, I have not seen any of the above mentioned movies either.  In fact, I'm trying to remember the last movie that Hubby and I saw.  Need I say that we are not much on going to the movies either, we always think of something else we would rather do.  But, on occasion, we will go. ~smile~
I did hear/see that Lady GaGa did an outstanding job with her medley of songs from the Sound of Music during the Oscars.  I went to YouTube yesterday and watched it and I was more than impressed and could not even believe that it was Lady GaGa that I was seeing or hearing.  Why on earth would she want to promote herself any other way than the way she was presented at The Oscars?  I mean, I don't get it, because the few times I've ever seen her before she was just plum trashy looking and she is really quite an attractive lady. ~not for me to understand~

2. Speaking of the movies... are you comfortable going to a movie alone? How about dinner in a restaurant (not fast food, but an actual restaurant)? The second half of this question was posed by Carrie who blogs over at It's Not Easy Being Queen. Thanks Carrie! 

I have never done either but I think I would be just fine going to a movie by myself or eating by myself.  I often see folks eating by themselves in restaurants and I must admit, sometimes I do feel sorry for them.  But, sometimes they seem very content with their book, newspaper or Ipad keeping them company as they eat.  But, guess I wouldn't really know unless I tried it and I'm not likely going to anytime soon. ~smile~

3. What's the last home repair or home improvement project you had to pay someone to complete? In hindsight was this a project you could have done yourself? 

About two months ago my washing machine quit draining.  It is older and likely on it's last leg but Hubby and I certainly didn't want to buy a new one for this house this close to when we will be moving.  And, we already have all new appliances bought and just waiting to be delivered to the new house.  So, we called a repair man and he was able to fix it for about $75 and he feels sure it will get us through the time we need.  Hubby is definitely a handy man and can fix all sorts of things, but he leaves the issues with the appliances to the repair man.

4. Have you ever had Indian food? Like it or no? If you're a fan, what's your favorite dish? Have you ever prepared this yourself at home? Is there an Indian restaurant in your current hometown? 

Well, between this and the Oscars, it is going to appear that I really do not have much of a life.  But, I have never had Indian food that I know of and if there is an Indian restaurant in our area I do not know about it.  As I scanned the internet looking at Indian food it did not look as though I am missing much. ~just sayin'~

5. A song that reminds you of your parents? 

I immediately thought of the Tennessee Waltz.  My Daddy loves that song and I can remember him singing it to my Momma many times when I was growing up and I thought it was so sweet.  And, it didn't hurt that he had a very pleasant voice.

6. The 26th of February is National Tell A Fairy Tale Day. What's your favorite, or one of your favorite, fairy tales? Do you have any childhood memories associated with a particular fairy tale? 

One of my favorites, if not my favorite, is Cinderella.  I always loved that the ugly step sisters  actions backfired on them.  A real lesson to be learned from this fairy tale for sure

7. What's a problem you solved yesterday? 

Not sure this qualifies as a problem but I have been pretty housebound the past 2-3 days and that is a problem for me.  So, I decided to do some baking to stay busy.  I made a Chocolate Pound Cake, Banana Nut Bread and Ginger Crinkle Cookies.  The entire cake, 1 loaf of the bread and 6 dozen of the cookies all went into the freezer.  And, I have all the ingredients to make a big pot of chili and Oatmeal Cookies today.  My freezer is going to be full to overflowing and that is a good problem to have.  So, yes, I solved the problem of being bored. ~silly me~ And, funny thing is that I truly do enjoy being at home and would say that I am rarely bored.  I think it's just the fact that the weather isn't fit for getting out and that bothers me.  I want to be able to get out if I want to. ~I want my cake and eat it too~

8. Insert your own random thought here.

This is the Princess doing her Elsa pose yesterday.  She was so glad to get to go out.  She and her Daddy rode their golf cart around and enjoyed the wintery weather.  The schools have been out, due to the weather, all week.  I'm sure all the Moms are probably hoping that they go back tomorrow.

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'd love some banana nut bread right about now, but I'm not sure how much will power I have for it ... and after seeing that my weight was up another 2 lbs when I was at the doctor's office tomorrow, I'm NOT going to have that around to tempt me. ;-) Hope things thaw out for you soon.

  2. We're expecting more snow tonight. We've been to school once (on a delay) in the past couple of weeks, and probably won't go back until Monday. Crazy weather!

  3. Lady Gaga was accepted into Julliard at a young age, but didn't attend. She did go to NYU's Tisch School which is impresive. I thought she did an outstanding job with the Sound of Music Tribute. Snow days and baking just go together : )

  4. Good for you doing all that cooking and baking!! Bet the house smells great. Glad you could washing machine for awhile. Bet you can't wait to get your hands on all your brand new appliances. Enjoy your week Lea.

  5. Good morning! Yes,. Lady GaGa was really entertaining! And they kept mentioning her and building up that she was coming on and I had every intention of just rushing through it with our fast forward, but she caught our attention immediately and we watched every minute of it. Who knew huh? She is just usually not my cup of tea, lol. Banana nut bread sounds good. Nothing like baking and cold rainy days. Enjoy yours....

  6. I still like Cinderella too! Happy endings are the best.

  7. We've had two ice days this week but back to school today. It was nice being home together.

  8. I wish I had as productive days in the kitchen as you. Baking is just not my favorite pastime and we surely don't need the calories. How's that for an excuse. My feelings exactly - why do things alone if you don't have to. Hope you can enjoy the beauty of the snow today.

  9. I have a serious case of cabin fever and I'm getting out today...before we get the 2-4" of snow they're predicting. Winter just isn't my thing. I'm impressed with all the baking you've done. I love to bake!

  10. After 3 days of cooking and baking, I am getting OUT today for some FUN. I'm like you, I love being at home and homemaking, but I like the freedom to get out if I want , with no snow or ice to contend with.
    Banana bread sounds great. And, BTW, you ARE missing a lot by having never eaten Indian food. It's quite yummy.

  11. Okay, I've got to go find this Lady Gaga video. I keep seeing people mention her, so heading there now.

  12. Didn't get to watch the Oscars! I LOVE going to the movies alone. It's one of my guilty pleasures!!!

  13. I love Cinderella too and am looking forward to Disney's new movie coming out!


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