Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Wednesday Hodgepodge

It's another Wednesday and another Hodgepodge.  I was busy making memories last week with my Grans but think I picked a good week to miss.  The questions would have been very taxing to my brain.  Today's are more my speed. ~chuckle~  Hats off to Joyce for her faithfulness week in and week out.

1.July 15th is National Give Something Away Day.  What can you give away? Will you?
Well, not sure I'll give anything away tomorrow but I've given more stuff away in recent months, so hopefully that will count.  As I've been packing I've taken boxes and bags of stuff to our local ministry thrift store.  They do a huge business and it is such a worthy cause and I feel good knowing that items I  can no longer use, or do not choose to use again are going to someone who can use them.
Who knows, I might actually go by there today with a bag or two.

  2. Do you have a mantra? Please share with the class if you feel comfortable doing so.
I probably have more than one but the first one that came to my mind was, "don't put it down, put it up."  I've pretty much always lived by this principal and it makes keeping a neat and tidy house so much easier.  For example, when you take your clothes off, either hang them up or put them in the dirty clothes.  Why would you do anything else with them??~just sayin'~

3. Who does the grocery shopping in your house? How many times a week do you shop? Do you make a list or pray for inspiration in the produce aisle?

That would be ME!!  And, I go way too often, probably 3-4 times a week.  And, yes, I make a list and I check the item off once I put it in the basket. ~gives me a sense of accomplishment~

4. Is there a TV show you're embarrassed to say you watch? You're going to tell us what it is, right?

I'm not much of a television person and if I do it's generally something on HGTV, or Dateline or 48 Hour Mystery and The Voice, when it's on.  

5. A recent article listed fifteen words we should eliminate from our (written) vocabulary in order to sound smarter-

that, went, honestly, absolutely, very, really, amazing, always, never, literally, just, maybe, stuff, things, and irregardless
Of the fifteen, which word is your most overused?

Oh, my goodness, no doubt about it, mine is JUST. My daughter brought it to my attention some time ago and I think I've gotten much better since that time.  At least I hope I have!

6. So apparently dying your hair gray (in your youth!) is a thing right now. It's called 'The Granny Hair' trend. Your thoughts?

Never heard of such and can't imagine a young person desiring to do so.  But, there's so much weird stuff today that I shouldn't be surprised by this. Since it's not immoral, illegal or unethical, and,if that's what they want, more power to them.

7. A while back Buzz Feed asked members to share the most beautiful sentence they've read in a piece of literature. A hard thing to narrow down, at least for me, but let's try. What's one of the most beautiful sentences you've ever read in a piece of literature?

“In spite of everything, I still believe people are really good at heart.”
—Anne Frank, The Diary of Anne Frank

Such a great book and I just recently re-watched the movie. And, wouldn't we all like to believe this statement.
  8. Insert your own random thought here.
Are you a Prime Member of Amazon?  Well, if so, I suppose you know that today is Prime Day for Prime Members.  They are saying that there are more good deals than on Black Friday.  And, I understand that Wal-Mart and Target are also having some great deals today as well.  I became a Prime Member when it was first offered and between myself, my daughter and DIL, it is worth every penny of the $90 annual fee.  I am going to head straight over and see if there is a deal I can't live without.

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 want to re-read The Diary of Anne Frank. I read it as a young girl. I think I would appreciate it more today! Have fun shopping on Amazon today!

  2. How long has your house build taken? It's making me nervous : ) I love the words from Anne Frank.

  3. Can you believe I've never purchased from Amazon? Well, except books for my kindle. That's a great mantra!

  4. Enjoyed reading your answers. We are not Prime members yet but we talk about joining all the time. I love shopping on Amazon.

  5. I just was looking on amazon to see if there was anything I really needed and had no luck. The one thing I might have bought was sold out- which was a little frustrating..... Hope you can find something!

  6. Well, we had the same random thought today :) I purchased a monogram necklace and received 10% off. I keep checking back but so far that is all I bought. Hope you found some good deals :)

  7. I need to check back on but when I checked earlier, nothing was particularly interesting nor cheap enough to get me to bite. Of course, had they offered any quilting related stuff, well that would have been a different story. ha!

  8. I like your manta, "don't put it down; put it up!" Like you, I like to keep an uncluttered house and that saying is a big step in the right direction!

  9. I was thinking the sane thing about last week's questions when I looked at them on vacation! I could've answered since I gad a laptop, but my brain was mush . Great mantra.

  10. I've been a prime member since it was offered as well and I have to say it has been worth every penny. It's gotten to the point that when we do a lot of on-line shopping anymore and you can't beat the "free" shipping with prime....and I say "just" way to often too. I noticed it in my blog posts several months ago and am working on not using as much. Hope it's a nice weekend

  11. Wonderful quote! I "accidentally" became a Prime Member about a year ago when my 30 day free trial ran out & I forgot to cancel it! (oops!)
    Did you find anything good?


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