Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Wednesday Hodgepodge

It's good to be back "hodgepodging" this week.  Joyce took last week off as she is in the middle of a BIG move.  I can't really believe that she can even think about conjuring up questions right now, but perhaps this is her therapy to get her through the coming months of transition and the building of a new house.  I could vouch that just the building of a house is enough to, at times, send you slap over the edge.  And, she's moving several states away and that just adds "insult to injury."  But, she's like Superwoman, and handling it all like a champ!

1. June is National Great Outdoors Month. Have you spent any time appreciating the great outdoors this month? If so where, and if not do you have any plans to enjoy the great outdoors before the calendar turns?

No, I have not spent any time in the great outdoors other than just going from here to there and back from there to here.  And, no, there are no plans to enjoy the great outdoors.  Hubby and I have hung close to home this past year as we've been involved in building our new house.  But, we both look forward to getting this project behind us and taking off to enjoy some the great outdoors.

2. What's a current hot button issue for you?

 Moms posting pictures of their teenage daughters in bikinis on social media or worse, pictures of themselves. I will not elaborate, but I do not get it.  Is nothing sacred anymore?

3. What's a food or treat that 'disappears like hotcakes' in your house?

For Hubby it would be Blue Bell HomeStyle Ice Cream that is NO more.  But, when it was around, Hubby enjoyed a bowl every evening and he's been having withdrawal ever since it was pulled off the shelves.  He's trying to enjoy Goldenbrook Homestyle now and guess it's okay as he pretty much eats a bowl of that every night now.  On a rare occasion I will enjoy some.  Popcorn would be the treat that disappears for me.  I can eat it until the "cows come on." ~chomp, chomp~

  4. How hot is too hot?
Well, if we're talking about temperatures anything above 90 is hot enough.  Here in Louisiana we have this stuff called humidity and combined with the heat, it's just awful.  But, I am so cold natured that I really tolerate the warmer temps better than the colder ones. Now, if we're talking about hot seasoning for food, well, you just about cannot get it too hot for me.  Love, love spicy hot food!

5. Do you have an artistic outlook on life? What does that mean to you?

Hummm......I'm thinking I do, to me it means that each new day brings new perspectives and new challenges and we need to meet them "head on." ~sometimes not an easy task~

6. What's one question you'd like to ask your father, or one you wish you could ask your father?

I am blessed to still have my Dad and we have some wonderful conversations frequently.  Almost every week I learn something new about his childhood, his 58 years of marriage to my Mom or his 50+ years of ministry.  They are definitely treasured conversations.

7. Something you learned from your father?

I've learned so much from my Daddy that it's hard to narrow it down to just one thing.  But, one big thing would be that, even when we don't understand why things are the way they are, God is still on His throne and He is still in control.

8.  Insert your own random thought here.
Our son, his wife and our Princess and little Sweetheart are in route bound for Seattle, WA. as I type this (Tues. evening).  Our son will be attending 3 days of the US Open with two of his uncles.  Hubby has a sister and BIL that live in Tacoma and another sister and BIL that have also gone out for the event.  Plans were made last year as soon as the announcement was made of where it would be held.  We truly thought that we would be in our new house by this time but Hubby prefers to watch golf and pretty much all sporting events from the comfort of home and his recliner.  It's certainly best that we did not plan to go since we are "knee deep and rising" in the finishing details of the house.  The kids  ran into delays before they ever got off the ground here and missed their flight in Houston and are hoping to leave around 9:15 and arrive at some ungodly hour in Seattle.  Oh, the joys of flying! 

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 do hope you are moving in soon. I'm sure you're excited and imagine these last little bits are hard to take since you're so close to finished. I wish I were on my way to Washington : )

  2. I'm getting excited for you! Not for the actual movING, but being moved IN. (What a difference a little "g' makes!)

  3. Hopefully Bluebell will be back soon! I actually got an email from them the other day saying they are back in production (I think just at the Tx. plant, though). So hopefully very soon!!!
    Here lately, just stepping outside makes me sweat. Ugh.

  4. My hubby would love to go to the US Open...he LOVES golf! Our humidity here has been awful, too! I can go outside and within secs., my hair is a frizzy mess! Hence the reason I wear ball caps when I'm outside.

  5. You're getting so close. I'd be a bundle of excitement if it were me ... chomping at the bit to get moved in.

  6. I agree with you on your answer for #2 with the bikini photos! That is exactly how I feel about my dad and I can't wait to visit with him. I am looking forward to watching the Sunday round of golf with my dad in Florida!

  7. I agree with you on #2.

    Hope all is going well with the house and that you get all the details completed soon.

    Hope you have a great day!

  8. The weather is glorious in the Seattle area right now - I'm sure they will have a great visit.

  9. Hi Lea... I've been meaning to ask you.. is your new home in La. too? I spent a semester of high school in Opolousus, La and attended Mardi Gras in Lafayette. Anyway I totally agree with the bikini pics. I'm so sad about Blue Bell. I took my girls for a tour of the plant and we had a great time. My fave were the tiny ice cream cones that had chocolate in the tip of the cone. Have a good week.

  10. What kind of weird mothers do that?! We have become such a me-obsessed nation. The moral fabric of our society is definitely in decay.

    I like what your father taught you. And I do hope you can get into your house soon.

  11. As a Dallas girl, I feel your husband's pain about Blue Bell -- but I have to say the Hagen Das chocolate is pretty spectacular and I (prior to the fateful BB prob) wouldn't have touched it before. Try it!

  12. I enjoyed your replies about hot weather and hot food. I most decidedly do NOT like my food too spicy!

  13. Wow! 42 years! Amazing and inspirational! And a fudge maker! I don't understand the photos either. In fact, I have close young family members who's parent posts such photos...I'm sure it's in fun, but it doesn't seem all that amusing to me. ;) But I'm "old school". Here, we like Gifford's ice cream. It's a Maine company! LOL I wish I had some now...

  14. Wow! 42 years! Amazing and inspirational! And a fudge maker! I don't understand the photos either. In fact, I have close young family members who's parent posts such photos...I'm sure it's in fun, but it doesn't seem all that amusing to me. ;) But I'm "old school". Here, we like Gifford's ice cream. It's a Maine company! LOL I wish I had some now...

  15. Ice cream is a fun way to cool down when the temps are rising and I love thankful!


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