Friday, May 29, 2015

Lea's Daybook - Friday. May 29th

It's Friday and time I did a Daybook entry.  It's always fun to reflect upon my day and on my thoughts.  Thanks to Peggy for always being our monthly hostess.  She had a great idea when she came up with this for the blogging community.

For Today... Friday, May 29th

Outside my I need to even say it is overcast and cloudy and more rain predicted.  I'm not sure I've ever known of a time when there has been so much rain. But, rain was predicted yesterday and we missed it, so perhaps we will miss it again today. 

I am thinking...eventually the rain HAS to stop and we will get the rest of the driveway poured.  Yes, surely!!! In all honesty, it is just a aggravating inconvenience for us but the non-stop rain has far reaching effects on a whole lot of folks.  When it affects your pocket book it is serious business, not just aggravating. 

I am creating...all kinds of ideas for our new house in my head.  Now, as I walk thru I'm constantly thinking of furniture placement, wall hangings and where I will place decorative decor.  Of course, until we get in, I won't know for sure, but it's fun to imagine.

I am take my Dad to the eye Dr. this morning and praying for a good report.  I will never, ever take my eye sight for granted after watching the limitations that near blindness has put on him.  ~very sad~

I am looking forward to.......making a quick trip to my daughter's on Sunday and going with her to her Doctor's appointment in Dallas on Monday.  She will see her Perintologist for what will likely be the last time if all is still well, and we have every reason to believe that it will be.  She has now made it to the half way mark and our little fella seems to be thriving.

I am reading... "Flash" by Rachel Ridge.  Rachel is the author of the blog, Home Sanctuary and if you have never stopped by, then I urge you to do so.  You will not be disappointed in her blog or her newest book.  Rachel is all that and a bag of chips!  I have been privileged  to meet Rachel and have even had her in my home to spend the night.  She spoke at our annual Women's Event at our church two years ago and again, she did not disappoint.  I could not recommend her enough, she is truly a woman after God's own heart, with a donkey named Flash that has taught her more about life than she would have ever imagined. 

I am hoping...that we will be able to move by at least the middle of July.  Lots of work is going on daily but there is still a whole lot of details to finish.  And, while we are not actually in any hurry, both Hubby and I are growing weary with the process. ~it's the nature of the beast I suppose~

I am learning...that God is so full of surprises and He never ceases to amaze me in the way He works things out and opens doors that we never even dreamed about.  Why we as Christians even fret is beyond me, but guess we think that if we fret we are helping Him out in some way.

In my garden...well, if you know me at all, you know that I DO not have a garden, but Hubby does.  He has more fun each year growing tomatoes and might I say, does a stellar job.  And, he does love to eat them, but he also loves to plant them, nuture them and then enjoy the fruits of his labor. ~like a BLT sandwich~

In my kitchen...there is not a whole lot that goes on in there these days.  I'm keeping it about as simple as simple can be.  Last evening we enjoyed "gourmet" hotdogs.  Now, I do make the chili and it's some of the best ~even if I do say so~ and has little to no grease.  Did I mention that I simple cannot stand grease and cannot stand to see it floating in food.  I'm just really looking forward to doing some "real" cooking in my new kitchen.

A favorite quote for today...I absolutely love this quote by Mae West..."You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough."

Now, I'm trying to do it right so once will be enough. How about you"?

A peek into one of my days...most of my days include housework of some kind, 2 -3 trips out to the new house to check on things and see the progress,doing preparations for the move and going to visit my Dad.

One of my favorite the ability of my children to share any cute thing the kids do with me.  I get frequent videos from their Moms that make me smile through and through.  I so wish that we had had today's technology when we lived 1000 miles away from my parents.  About all we had were hard copy photos that we had to send by snail mail.  My, how times have changed!

From the board room...better known as Pinterest....what on earth did we do before Pinterest?  One can actually spend hours scanning all the fabulous ideas and recipes on there.  I have more recipes pinned than I can possible fix in a lifetime, but at least I have them, should I want to give them a try.  I would love to meet the person(s) that dreamed up Pinterest. What a novel idea!!! And, Hubby and I have used it countless times in the building of our new house.

Post Script....while building our new house I have come across some really great websites that you might enjoy too, if you don't already know about them.  Wayfair , Bellacor, and Joss and Main. All of these have home decor, home furnishings and everything inbetween at really good prices.

A picture worth sharing.........
This was taken just before we left for Clancy's kindergartner graduation Tuesday evening.  I'll be sharing more details about that in my blog post on Monday.  It was a very special evening!

Happy Weekend!!!!

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. What a great post! I love Wayfair and Joss and Main but I hadn't heard of Bellacor. Will have to check that one out. Yes, never take your eyesight for granted - I watched my Mum lose her sight and saw how difficult it was for her to not be able to put on makeup, to give up the various crafts she loved, even not be able to comment when someone would say "Look at that!". Heartbreaking.

  2. I hope the weather cooperates so you can get your driveway poured. So glad to hear your daughter's pregnancy is going well. Your grandson looks so grown up- it must be because he is graduating K :)

  3. Yum, a BLT. It's only 9:23AM here, but the thought of a BLT has made me hungry! Ha!

  4. I love Clancy's shirt! It's amazing how much rain you've been getting. You can send it over here if you like. We've not had much in Phoenix; just hot, sunny and triple digits. I can imagine your desire to finally get settled in your new home. I enjoy browsing Pinterest too. I find it a great way to organize my hope to do projects and recipes.

    Blessings and love,


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