Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Wednesday Hodgepodge

Joyce is Super Woman for sure!  She's participating in the A-Z Blog Challenge this month and still found time to come up with questions for us today. 

1. Besides left over Easter goodies, what's something currently kept in a basket at your house?
I love baskets, nice tightly woven baskets.  I currently have two with toys for the Grans and one on the kitchen cabinet with our variety of chips. 2. 'The greater danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.' ~Michelangelo Buonarroti )
So which one are you...the one who aims too high, or the one who aims too low? Have you ever seen The Sistine Chapel? Did you know Michelangelo's surname prior to answering this question?

Well, as I look back over my life I think I probably aimed too low and if I had my life to live over, I'd definitely aim higher.  But, I don't sit around in regret but I am going to aim high for the remainder of my life. ~ big smile~

3. April 7th is National Beer Day. Hmmm...wonder how that's celebrated? Do you like beer? Have a favorite? If you're not a beer drinker do you have any recipes you enjoy cooking that call for beer?

I have tasted beer one time and that was many, many years ago and I thought it was the most awful taste I had ever put in my mouth. So, my beer drinking ended with a few sips.  I use wine  in recipes but have never had a recipe that called for beer.

4. When did you last travel somewhere new? Tell us where? How'd it go?
Three years ago right now Hubby and I went to Charleston, S.C. for the first time.  It was a wonderful trip and we enjoyed everything about it.  I would love to go back sometime and take in some of the things we didn't have time to do the first time.

5. The value of  _______is greatly overrated.

There are soooooo many things overrated that it's hard for me to just name one.  But, one thing would be fine jewelry.  Now, I have some fine jewelry and I love it but there is so much gorgeous fashion jewelry today that it can rival the "real stuff."  But, diamonds ~the real ones~ will likely always be a girls best friend. ~smile~

6. What's a pet peeve of yours when it comes to restaurant dining?

Talking on your cell phone.  If you MUST talk on it then do the rest of us a favor by stepping outside.  Sometimes I think we forget that we lived for a very long time without them.  I know that the younger generation never remembers "life before cell phones" and that is sort of sad.

7. It's Poetry Month...share a favorite poem, either the title, a few lines you find meaningful, or the whole kit and caboodle.

I think I was in the 8th grade when I had to memorize The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost.  My two favorite lines, perhaps not then, but now, are,
 I took the one less traveled by,
 And that has made all the difference

8. Insert your own random thought here. 

 I had several comments regarding last week's  question of "when was the last time you got up at the crack of dawn?"  I said when we had a very early morning flight but I also said that I am up between 5:00-5:30 everyday.  Some questioned if the sun was already up that early.  So, to clarify that, NO I am up most every day before the sun is up~the crack of dawn~ but I don't even realize it because I've done it for years and years. 

Happy Mid-week!!!

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. We spent a week in Charleston almost 6 years ago and didn't come close to seeing all that we wanted to see. We talk frequently about going back ... I'm not sure why we don't.

  2. I also like poems by Robert Frost.

  3. Amen to the cell phone rant and amen to the fashion jewelry rave! Fashion Bling is so much fun and it's looking finer and finer all the time!

  4. The costume jewlery out now is so pretty! I enjoy both : ) The phones! yes, not just restaurants either, but shops and airports and I could go on. Have a great day!

  5. I never tire of "The Road Not Taken"...I had to memorize it in school, also. Just powerful on so many levels! Yes, talking on cell phones in public drives me bonkers! I don't need to know all the details of what goes on in a stranger's life.

  6. I agree about cell phones. It is amazing how people have them out all the time as if they are going to miss something if they don't get a text right when it goes through. I think it is a distraction to our everyday lives, but that's just my opinion :)

  7. Lea, your reply to the "aim high" question was downright inspiring!

    "... I don't sit around in regret but I am going to aim high for the remainder of my life."

  8. I really love using baskets around the house. Cell phones is a great answer to the question. I am also usually up before the sun.

  9. Love your answers and like you, a pet peeve of mine is cell phones in restaurants! Happy Thursday

  10. The Road Less Taken is one of my favorite poems. Benjamin has been memorizing poems all month. Up before sunrise..well most days. Pet Peeve....cell phones when you are with people.


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