Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Wednesday Hodgepodge

The first Wednesday of September and what better way to spend it than answering Joyce's questions. Click on the link above if you would like to participate or read others answers.

1. What's on your September calendar? Anything fun? 

Well, I should say so!  Hubby and I will be leaving tomorrow morning headed to Oklahoma City to meet our new Grandson, Coleman.  He wasn't due until Oct. 14th, but he couldn't wait and made his entrance August 31st.  More on this later..........

2. You might be described as a natural born organizer.

I got a double dose of organizational skills from both my Dad and Mom and I love order and structure and feel like I am far more productive than I would be without it.

3. September is National Courtesy Month...what one act of courtesy would you most like to see more of in your home, town, or the world at large? 

The very first thing that I thought of was respect.  It seems that there is very little respect for lives, authority, professions, etc. today. It saddens my heart.

4. Eager beaver, chicken out, clam up, or let the cat out of the bag...of the phrases listed, which one have you related to most recently? 

Eager beaver pretty much describes me most of the time but especially the past few weeks.  I have been more than an eager beaver about getting settled in our new house.  And, while there remains a lot to do, I have come a long way and I will remain an eager beaver until I get through. ~smile

5. What's your movie theatre snack protocol? Do you chow down on snacks during the previews or wait until the movie begins? Do you buy snacks or refuse to pay those kind of prices? What's the last movie you saw in a theatre? How many thumbs up would you give it?

Oh, a movie isn't a movie without popcorn for sure and I start in on it as soon as my booty hits the seat.  I mean, why wait?  I took our two oldest Grans to see "Inside Out" a couple of months ago and I would only give it 2 thumbs up and only 2 because of the animation.  Otherwise I would give it no thumbs up.

6. Henry Ford is quoted as saying, "Nobody can think straight who does not work. Idleness warps the mind." Agree or disagree? Why?
Hummm.....never heard this quote but I would have to agree.  I mean how can the mind stay sharp and active if you do not work or at least stay busy in some fashion. They say, "an idle mind is the devil's workshop" and "busy hands are happy hands."  I concur!

7. What's the last job you completed or task you performed where you had to 'work like a dog' until it was finished?
Unpacking a houseful of boxes in 11 days.  I would have thought that I would still be unpacking boxes but I was able to finish the task in 11 days and I was quite proud.  Of course, everything is not in it's place but it's a work in progress.  Yes, I worked like a dog for sure!!!

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

AND, just in case you have not heard.........our newest Gran made his entrance about 6 weeks early.  He is doing well but will be in NICU for up to two weeks baring any complications.  He is doing well, lungs are great but just has a few milestones that he has to reach before going home.  Bridget is able to go down and bond with him about 4 times a day and it has been such a special time for her.  Finally, after almost 5 years of disappointment she has a baby in her arms.
Hubby and I will head out in the morning to go meet our little man and to help his Dad and Mom get settled in their new house.  They just moved in last Tuesday and still have a house full of boxes.  And, since I am now a pro at unpacking boxes, and I'm an eager beaver, I'll have them in good shape in no time. ~wink~  They are just so thankful that, although they are no where settled, they are at least in their house and out of the hotel room they had to live in for 30 days.  And, they are so, so thankful that they live in a large city with such an outstanding hospital where they know our little Coleman is getting the very best of care.  The Lord knew all that they would need just as they needed it. ~amazing~

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. Congratulations again, all around! I am feeling a lump in my throat as I remember how BEYOND GRATEFUL I was to hold my baby after 10 years of disappointment. There are no words to express the depth of love and thankfulness. And what a wonderful help you'll be to do all the "doing" of unpacking for them. Gosh, you'd think your daughter planned it that way! LOL

  2. i am sooo happy for your daughter and her little family and for ALL of you for the safe arrival of little Coleman. It is soo wonderful how much they can do to help with a preemie anymore. And how blessed your daughter will sure to be to have her organizing mama there to help out....especially with the unpacking of all those boxes. Congrats again!

  3. It sounds like Coleman's time in the NICU is pretty much "routine", especially if they've given you all an estimated length of stay. I'm sure your daughter is anxious to see you (and not just because you're going to unpack and put away for her) ... and I KNOW that you're anxious to see your little Coleman!

  4. I'm so excited for you and your family! Sounds like he's doing well, and hopefully will be home soon. I know your daughter will be grateful for your help with the house. Enjoy your time out there, and meeting your grandson!

  5. Lea, you know that we are rejoicing with all of you for this miracle baby boy. And what a blessing it is to be able to help Bridget in such a tangible and needful way as setting up the house. I hope you will also have some bonding time with sweet Coelman.

  6. Lea...I can't believe you actually have to empty more boxes! Congrats on your sweet baby Gran! Love his name. Enjoy your time with your family.

  7. I am so thrilled for you and your grandson Coleman along with being so excited for Bridget. How awesome that you will be able to help them unpack. I use to be an organizer but I lost it somewhere alone the way. Respect seems to be the answer today for many of us. Have a wonderful trip.

  8. What a blessing for all of you!!! I know your kiddos are thrilled unpacking pros are coming to the rescue! Yay, Coleman!

  9. So thrilled for you and your family on your precious little grandson, Leah...he is adorable! How sweet of you and your hubby to help your daughter with getting settled into their home. Love that!

  10. Wow, Lea, what an exciting blog post this is!! Congratulations on your precious new little grandson! I have been praying for them and am thrilled to read this outcome. Bridget looks wonderful holding him and he is the sweetest thing nestled up to his mommy!! I look forward to seeing more pictures as time allows. What an exciting week for Clancy, as well!

  11. I miss a lot when I am not blogging, CiCi, congratulations on the new grand baby, I am so happy for all! , and for moving in your new home! Your adrenals must be flowing with excitement, as I am so happy for you.
    Have a great visit with your family.

  12. Congratulations on the new Grand! I imagine you're a pro at this unpacking thing! Aren't they so lucky to have you come and help out! Have fun!

  13. Congratulations on your new grandbaby! I can see that you are an eager beaver. You get things done! I tend to be that way too. Praying that little Coleman will be able to come home soon.

  14. I'm so glad to read of Coleman's safe arrival.I pray he is doing well. Congratulations!

  15. I have been so busy that I haven't been able to get on my blog- but I have been thinking about your daughter and now grandson a lot!!! I hope he is continuing to grow and be healthy so he can go home soon. I'm so happy he is here - been praying for him!!! He's a gift :)


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