Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Wednesday Hodgepodge

It's Wednesday and that means Hodgepodge time.  Joyce is such a trooper and apparently can wear many hats at the same time.  But, as they said, "this isn't her first rodeo."  Thanks Joyce for always showing up for us. 

1. On Saturday July 4th America celebrates her Independence. (If you're not American,  feel free to answer in terms of a national holiday in your own country) What is your favorite thing about the day? Your favorite food on the 4th? Do you fly a flag at your house? Fireworks-yay or nay? Any special plans this year?It's always great to gather with family and friends and eat grilled chicken, ribs, etc. and all the trimmings.  I generally do fly a flag but not even sure where the flag is around here right now, so not a flag flying here this year. ~and that's a shame~ I can take or leave fireworks.  Our plans will be very different this year and I'll tell about that in my random thought.

2. What's something you recently got for free?I can't think of a thing but I did get $52 off of a rug I purchased from Home Decorator yesterday.  I ordered the rug on May 1st and it continues to be on back order so I called yesterday to see if they were ever going to get it.  The lady told me that they will have it on  or before July 28th and that they would deduct $52 for the aggravation of the delay.  Well, my goodness, I thought that was mighty nice but not sure how they came up with $52.  That's sort of a weird amount, but, hey, I'll gladly take it.

3.  The Statue of Liberty, The Liberty Bell, The Washington Monument, or Mount many on the list have you seen? What is your favorite historical American monument, and why? 

I've seen the Statue of Liberty and The Washington Monument.  Seeing the Statue of Liberty was a chilling experience for me.  My goodness, she stands so majestic there in the harbor and she is so gigantic!  I'm so glad I have seen her up close and personal.  My favorite would either be her or The Liberty Bell (which I haven't seen) because of all they represent of our country's freedom.

4. When it comes to the news are you more ostrich (stick my head in the sand) or hog (they have room to take a whole lot in)? How much attention have you given the recent news reports regarding ISIS and the acts of terror they've perpetrated against those who do not share their beliefs or support their cause?Think I would be more like an ostrich.  I am concerned but there just seems to be nothing I can do outside of praying for the situation.  I cannot sit and listen to the news and all of the issues going on for hours on end.  I want to be informed but I don't have to know all the details.

5. We're talking plain ice cream...vanilla, chocolate, or strawberry? Choose one.Of the three it would be vanilla, hands down!!!

6. Share a song you love containing the word 'stars' in the lyrics or title?Well, can there be anything sweeter than Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star?  I think not and it won't be long until I can be teaching it to our little Andi Kate.

7. Describe and/or say goodbye to June with an acrostic.
uggling - to get it all done

Unpacking - what I wish I were doing rather than packing
Nonstop - how our lives have been in these final weeks of new house construction
Excited - to know that we are nearing the completion of our new house

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

 It's a bittersweet time for Hubby and me.  Our SIL was just promoted with the USDA and his new job will be in Oklahoma City.  While we are so happy for him, it makes our hearts sad that this little fella will now be around 8 hours away from us.  We have so enjoyed having them 3 1/2 hours up the road and really thought it would be for a longer time.  But, hey, two promotions in one year is really good and at least OKC is a great place to go.  And, they have a really nice airport.  So, once again, we will make this work!  And, of course, Clancy's little brother will making the scene in Oct. So, if not before ~due to our own move~ we'll be going then. They will make a quick trip here this weekend to pick up some items that we no longer need or want so that they can have them moved with their other belongings.  They will leave our little Clancy man with us for a few days while they are overseeing the packers and movers.  We'll meet and reluctantly  give him back the end of next week.  And, I might or might not have teary eyes when we depart. ~such is life~

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 shame your loved ones will be moving further away but it sounds like you're already looking at how visits can be made. Hope you enjoy 4th July.

  2. Good morning! Well I am certainly with you on number 4. I like to be informed as to what is going on, but there is no way I can bear all the details over and over. Soo sad most of the time, just constant praying is all we can usually do. As for the know I know first hand how hard it is having loved ones live several hours away [though truthfully for me eight hours would be wonderful!] but like us I know you will find a way to make it work and keep close. Congrats to your SIL. Have a wonderful 4th!

  3. Oh, Lea, I know you are so disappointed about the move! But your comment about the OKC airport totally cracked me up! Stay positive!

  4. $52. is a nice discount. It would be fun to figure out how they came up with that amount. You think it was a certain percent of the total?

  5. Awwww...I'm sure it will be hard to say goodbye to your grandson.

  6. So sorry to hear that your family will be moving to OKC. However, where there's a will, there's a WILL keep you together!

  7. When I read of B's move, my heart broke for you because I know how good it has been to be so close. But, she seems excited to get back to OK. You will make it work. $52? That is a strange discount, but I'm with you - any is better than none.

  8. Good morning, Lea! $52 does seem like a strange amount - perhaps a certain percentage of the cost? Sorry to hear that Clancy will be farther away but happy to hear about your SIL's promotion.

  9. Oh gosh, that was a short stay in Texas. I know how you feel, but maybe their next move will bring them your direction again. As I say, everywhere is just a plane ride away. 52$ is odd, but a price break is a price break so whoohoo! Maybe the clerk is 52 years old : ) Have fun with your little guy!

  10. Enjoy your little man all you can!

  11. I hope to see The Statue of Liberty someday! That is one sweet song for sure. My heart aches with you, I know you will miss Clancy so much. ((HUGS))

  12. Oh my! I hope you can enjoy every second of your time with Clancy this next week.

    Hope you have a great 4th!

  13. Cici, Yes, we fly the flag - and no, we couldn't do fireworks if we wanted to. They are against the law around here, and this year, due to the 4-year drought and ongoing fire danger, even the "Safe and Sane" brands can get you arrested.

    But we will enjoy some iced tea and visiting family anyway. Blessings to you.


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