Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Wednesday's Hodgepodge

 Yes, it's Wednesday again and yes, Joyce has come up with some questions once again. Some require a whole lot of thought and some not so much.  She always does a good time in the line up and we so appreciative of her week in and week out faithfulness.

1. Speaking of April 15th...what's the most 'taxing' thing you've done recently?
Well, in case any of you have forgotten, we are in the midst of building a house..........but I will say that for the most part, it has been a most pleasant experience.  And, a lot of that has to do with the fact that we are not up against a time table. If we were, then I don't think I would be saying that.  In the past 6 weeks we worked with our decorator on the window coverings.  We will have Plantation Shutters all across the front and neutral shades across the back.  There are a total of 27 windows to cover so it was indeed a 'taxing' decision.  We might not would have put any covering over some of the back windows but they get the intense afternoon sun and we just about had to put up something that would prevent the sun  from beating in on the floor and furnishings.  There are so, so many choices today but we are more than pleased with our selection and now if we can just get to a point where they can be hung. That will happen just days before move in day and that's still a ways away.   
2. When did you last take a taxi somewhere and where was that somewhere?

My last taxi ride was when we were in Las Vegas last Oct.  We had some really good rides on that trip but I can tell you that I've been on some that scared the daylites out of me.  I had to tell a driver in NYC one time that if he was going to continue driving as he was that he could let me out IMMEDIATELY.  And, I was not joking!  And, while he was obviously not happy with me, he did slow down. ~I was paying him, he wasn't paying me~

3. What's something you can do today that you couldn't do a year ago?

I can easily drink anywhere from 70 - 80 ounces of water a day and not even think about it.  This time last year I likely never drank 4-8 ounces of water a day.  It has just become a part of my day now and I miss it if I don't have it.  And, the bathroom part has gotten a bit better. ~smile~

4. How often is chicken (in some form or fashion) on your menu at home? Which of the following would you most like to see on your table tonight...a chicken salad sandwich, your mom's fried chicken, a Chick-fil-A meal, Cracker Barrel's chicken n' dumplings, a roast chicken dinner with all the trimmings, or 'hold the chicken, I'm a vegetarian'...?

We are big on chicken at this house.  Hubby can grill some great chicken and I have several good recipes that I do with boneless chicken breasts.  Oh, I do love a chicken salad sandwich as long as you don't put apples or grapes in it.  I've never understood why folks feel the need to put one or both of those ingredients in an, otherwise, perfectly good chicken salad.  ~just my opinion~ It's like those same folks put raisins in broccoli salad. ~I know, I'm weird~

5. What was your favorite television program when you were a kid? What characters do you remember the most?

Oh, I had so many favorites, Lassie, My Three Sons, The Donna Reed Show, Green Acres, Gilligan's Island and on and on the list goes.  But, I think Flipper would be my most favorite.  I loved Flipper, who was a dolphin, and I use to tell my Dad and Mom that one day I was going to have a dolphin in a pool in my backyard.

6. What was the last piece of 'art' you made? is being creative isn't it? So, my last piece was a gift basket I put together and wrapped last week to be used as a door prize.  I had a gift wrapping business called, "It's A Wrap" a few years ago and I wrapped all types of items and had so much fun being creative and finding new and different ways to do boxes, baskets and you name it.  Now, I just do it for fun.

7. What frustrates you most about the Internet?

It is always, always available and unless you are very disciplined, it can be a major "time sucker."  It has never stood in the way of me doing the tasks at hand, but I am quite sure that I am often on the internet when I could be doing far more worth while things.  
~too much of a good thing can be bad~

8.  Insert your own random thought here.
I thought you might enjoy seeing my beautiful African Violets.  I have been growing them for about 17 years and they are my "pets."  My paternal Grandmother would grow them in coffee cans in her kitchen window and when she died I decided to start growing them in  memory of her.  I do quite well with them and am even a member of The African Violet Society. ~aren't you impressed~ I'm hoping to find just the perfect spot for them in our new home.

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. Oooh! Your African Violets are gorgeous!

    Sadly mine got some kind of disease, and as much as I tried getting them healthy again nothing worked and I finally had to get rid of them. I was so sad!

  2. Congrats on one more thing crossed off the list! I'm sure the house will be beautiful when completed :) And your African Violets reminded me of growing up. I saw ours daily, for years growing up. Haven't recently, guess they slipped my mind until now.

    Happy Wednesday!


  3. Our windows here don't have ledges, but I definitely want one in my kitchen for plants. Your violets are so pretty. Sounds like you're plowing through that house to-do list. So excited to see it all come together and I know you'll be happy to move in and get settled. It's definitely a process. Enjoy your day!

  4. I guess I'm one of "those people" who likes grapes in chicken salad (but usually I make the savory kind w/ carrots and celery). I promise I wouldn't serve it to you, though!

    The window covering choices--and all other choices--are STAGGERING! I can see why you appreciate having your decorator ! I'm sure they'll be gorgeous in the house.

  5. I guess I'm one of "those people" who likes grapes in chicken salad (but usually I make the savory kind w/ carrots and celery). I promise I wouldn't serve it to you, though!

    The window covering choices--and all other choices--are STAGGERING! I can see why you appreciate having your decorator ! I'm sure they'll be gorgeous in the house.

  6. Enjoyed reading your answers today, Lea and could comment on every one of them, but will spare you that. Grapes and nuts in chicken salad? You don't know what you are missing! Loved the taxi story. Now, those African Violets are just beautiful. I can't wait to see where you put them in the new house. And I am impressed with the membership. You go girl!

  7. Love the violets, and I loved watching Gilligan's Island and several of those shows too :)

  8. I'd have to say if you go to Vegas a taxi is almost always part of that trip! I love drinking water. I drink about 64 oz a day, sometimes more. I forgot about those shows, they were excellent! Your African Violets are beautiful. Makes me want to buy one tomorrow!!!

  9. Yes, I am impressed with your African Violets and yes, I add raisins to broccoli salad! (grin!)

  10. I grow African Violets, too...yours are gorgeous, Lea! What's your secret? How do you become a member of the African Violet Society I never knew there was such a thing!

  11. I always enjoy your Wednesday's Hodgepodge, I know you are so excited as time is drawing near for the move,you and I must have grown up in the same era as I also liked the same tv shows, and still see reruns even now. ~smile~
    I too have grown African violets for a long time, though mine have not done so well lately, I seem to have lost my magic touch.
    Always a joy to stop by, and thank you for your visits as well.

  12. I would totally consider the gift baskets as 'art'. I may or may not have an obsession with gift wrap and making the gifts I give works of art. :)
    Have a great day!

  13. Stopping by from the Wednesday Hodgepodge - so happy to find a group of bloggers in my age bracket! I clicked on "Who is Cici?" and what a beautiful photo! Your necklace is exquisite and the perfect compliment to your sweater. I really enjoyed reading through your posts.


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