Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The One and Only Hodgepodge

It's already the second Wednesday in March and Joyce is so faithful to show up week in and week out with questions for us.  What fun to answer and stretch our brains a little. 

1. What's the first image that comes to mind when you hear the word 'spring'? Which phrase best describes the season of spring where you live right now (today)-sprung! almost there, or still waiting?
Daffodils and azalea's budding forth.  Our daffodils have been peeking at us for about 3-4 weeks, even through the snow and ice and of course, if the azalea's bloom by Easter this year we'll be very lucky. We are definitely still waiting on Spring. ~boo hoo~

2. Bed, couch, stapler, garage door, computer mouse, recliner, flashlight, door knob...which household item containing springs most needs replacing in your home? Speaking of springs...did you ever own a Slinky?

Well, I can't think of a thing at this moment.  Hubby is such a stickler on all things being in right running order that whenever any thing breaks he's on it "like a chicken on a June bug."   Yes, oh, yes, I did have a Slinky and spent many happy hours with it as a child.  That was in the days before electronic gadgets and kids actually played with things. ~smile~

3. March is Women's History Month. Share a favorite quote by a woman.
 People will forget what you said. People will forget what you did. But people will never forget how you made them feel.
Maya Angelou
This quote has been used time and time again but it is so true and one of my very favorites. 

4. What's a question that looms large in your mind right now?

When will our nation turn it's heart towards God?  I think of my precious Grans and the condition of our nation and world and want so, so much more for them as they grow up.  It's why I pray God's hedge of protection around their little minds, hearts and bodies every day of my life.

5. Are you a sugar freak? By that I mean how much do you love sugar? With all the bad press sugar gets these days, have you made any efforts to reduce the amount of sugar you consume?

No, I am not a sugar freak at all.  I like sugar but a little sugar goes a l-o-n-g ways with me.  I prefer moderate sweetness, sugary sweetness is "sicky sweetness" to me.

6. Would you rather have less work to do or more work you enjoy doing?

At his particular time I have just about the right amount of work to keep me happy and not feel overwhelmed and that's exactly how I like it.  I do not handle overload very well and I do all in my power to keep it from happening. Certainly it happens and sometimes there just isn't anything you can do about it but just bow up and get it.
7. Ever been to Texas? Of the top ten Texas tourist attractions which would you most like to see-The Alamo, The San Antonio River Walk, The State Capital, Dallas World Aquarium, Padre Island National Seashore, Houston Space Center, Schlitterbahn Waterpark in New Braunfels, Six Flags Fiesta Texas,  Moody Gardens, or Galveston Island?

Oh, yes, been to Texas more times than I can count but not to any of the places listed above.  I've heard so much about The San Antonio River Walk and think I would absolutely love it.  So, perhaps Hubby and I can put that on our list and plan to go there in the near future. 

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

Mine and Poppa's little man has been with us this week.  Poppa met Clancy and his Daddy about half way this past Sunday and then we'll meet his Momma about half way tomorrow to give him back.  He's on Spring Break and while the weather has not been fit for any outside fun, he's had a whole lot of inside fun. He and Hanna Beth have had a great time together, and he got to meet his new cousin, Andi Kate. It will be awfully quiet around here tomorrow night for sure.
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 always think of growing up and waiting for the school bus by the mailbox, and checking everyday to see the daffodils popping up. Seems like there is nothing forever, then one morning, they are up and in full bloom. I have a feeling spring will be like that this year, nothing then all of a sudden it arrives.

  2. #4-Amen. I pray that prayer around my own children too. The world can be such a scary place, I cannot imagine navigating without my faith. So glad you've had fun with your grandson. I'm sure he'll treasure the memories as much as you and your hubs : )

  3. And another "amen" to the statement about our nation. We so very desperately need true revival, and the prayers of Christians is the key, I believe. Enjoyed your writing today, Lea!

  4. What you shared about our country is in complete line with how I feel, too. Such a sad state we're in. Love Maya Angelou and that quote is one of my faves. So happy you've had such fun with your grands this week! They're so lucky to have you as their grandma!

  5. That is a great quote from Maya Angelou. Several good ones today from an amazing woman. I worry about our Nation also. I will pray with you. You would love the River Walk, I was so happy to see it last November. It was bitter cold and we hope to go back someday to see more of it. How awesome to have Clancy visiting you....enjoy!

  6. At first i thought they were twin boys! That sounds fun, hope you enjoy your time with him.

  7. I loved spending time at my grandparents' house when I was a girl, and I'm sure you are making wonderful memories with your grands too!!! As a Texan, I have to add the Riverwalk is a fun place to visit!

  8. About 30 years ago we moved to Virginia and were blown away by the beauty of the Azaleas!!! They can't grow well here, so the colors and abundance of them was truly amazing. I'm glad you get to enjoy them in Louisiana. Your quote by Maya Angelou is wonderful!! Thanks for sharing it!

  9. I love Azaleas too! What a great and powerful quote. Your Grandson looks like he is getting so big, he has a big boy face now. Have a great rest of the week :)

  10. That is one of my favorite quotes, she was a blessing to many.
    Clancy looking so grown!!


  11. Love that quote of Maya's as well. Love the last pics. They are darling and so are you!

  12. Ah, look at those beautiful photos of you and your husband with handsome Clancy! Precious! Love the creative questions and your responses!


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