Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Wednesday Hodgepodge

 The first Wednesday of December, what!!! How can it be that there are only 29 more days left of 2015.  Meanwhile, back to the HP, where Joyce has given us our "drill" for the week.
1. Did you watch The Charlie Brown Christmas special Monday night? Who's your favorite Peanuts character and why?

I did not watch the CBC special. I think it was on at the same time The Voice was on and I'm really "into" the voice and Snoopy and his friends were left by the wayside at our house.  But, I do love Snoopy, I mean, what's not to love about him. And, I have a soft spot in my heart for Linus. ~smile~
"Most psychiatrists agree that sitting in a pumpkin patch is excellent therapy for a troubled mind."~Linus 
Would you agree? 
Well, for me, a pumpkin patch might not be my place of choice, but anywhere there is peace and quiet should be good. And, I guess if it's a pumpkin patch, then that's great.


2. Describe a sound from your childhood. What does this sound bring to mind? 

The first thing that came to my mind was the slamming sound of wooden screen doors.~most everyone had them~  And, at times, I would slam it even harder and I would hear my Daddy say, "Lea, you come back in the door and you close it correctly."  Yep, you didn't slam doors in our family and to this day, I cannot stand the sound of a slamming door.

3. You've won a trip to a winter wonderland...would that excite you? Which one of the following would you most want to experience (or which one would you dislike the least)-see the Aurora Borealis in Norway, stay in Sweden's Ice Hotel, go dogsledding in Lapland Finland, take a winter wildlife safari in Yellowstone or celebrate Winter Carnival in Quebec? 

No, it wouldn't really excite me, I'm not a big fan of extreme cold. I love Quebec so think I would go for the Winter Carnival.

4. Who or what keeps you humble? 

In my life I've known what it was like to have very little and hear my parents pray for God to supply our needs. ~and He always did~ And, I've known the other side of the coin where He has supplied way more than I could ever need or want.  And, I was just as happy in the time of need as in the time of plenty.

5. What part of preparing for Christmas do you like the most? Explain. 

Buying and giving gifts to our kids, their spouses and the Grans.  I enjoy buying them what they want and I love seeing their faces when they open their gifts. 

6. Gingerbread-yay or nay? Is making a gingerbread house part of your family holiday tradition?
I do like Gingerbread, a lot!  A couple of years ago I got a gingerbread house for Hanna Beth to decorate and she did an excellent job and was very careful to place everything exactly where it went.  While it's never been a tradition, I'm sure we'll do it several more times in the years ahead.

7. What's one thing you want to start, do, or complete before the calendar rolls into a new year? 

Oh, my, I think I have started, done and completed a big plenty for this year.  We were 6 months into the building of our new house in Jan. of this year and we saw it through to completion in August of this year.  That involved a lot of attention to details and then I orchestrated a huge move, and then to settle in. Yes, that's enough for now. ~big smile~

8.  Insert your own random thought here. 
As I stated earlier, I am a fan of the Voice.  On last night's show they had the singer Sia ~I've never heard of her~ perform and I thought it was one of the most weird performances I have ever seen.  I mean she had a bow big as Dallas on the top of her heard, her bangs came down to her nose, you could not see her eyes at all.  And, one side of her hair was jet black and the other side white.  AND, I only understood a very few of the words she sang.  Then she got a standing ovation. Really??? they call that talent?  I'm a bit confused.

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'm not a fan of the cold either, but Quebec sounds pretty civilized if I have to choose. :) I am also enjoying The Voice right now. I don't often 'follow' a show, but I really like some of the contestants this time. I did not see Sia, though. Sounds… interesting!

  2. I agree, Sia is an oddball. I don't even think she has a good voice. Have a great week.

  3. On the subject of slamming doors -- I know someone who would slam kitchen cabinet doors when they were angry and so, like you, to this day, I do not like slamming doors. I also try to close doors in church especially quietly. It's a place of reverence, holy ground, and respectful closing of doors is important to me.

    As for projects to complete by year's end, you most definitely deserve time in your favorite chair with your favorite beverage. You've done a lot this year!!

  4. Yes, Alise made the mistake of slamming her bedroom door on us a few months ago. Let's just say it wasn't a very good night in the Horton household!

  5. Yes, I would agree that your plate has been full in 2015 and it's time to sit back and enjoy the results. I pray that for you and Tommy this Christmas season. And I'll see you in Quebec.

  6. Well your plate has been very full for sure, and it's definitely time to sit back and enjoy! I have not followed the voice, maybe it's time to tune it in. I do love a singing competition. Have a good rest of your week!

  7. Slamming screen doors! Yes! That is a childhood memory I have . The creaking open and then the slamming shut, followed by a parent saying, "Zoanna, you come back in and you shut that door properly!" I said nearly the same thing to my kids when they slammed kitchen cabinets closed.It was always their name , followed by "you...". Haha .

    I think moving is enough for a year (or more) of things to do !

  8. Sia-To top it off, I don't think she sings all that well : ) The screen door slam reminds me of my grandparent's house in Albuquerque. It was wooden too, and my grandpa used to fuss at my sister and I when we'd let it slam. The house I grew up in had metal screen doors, with a catch to keep it from slamming. I think you're off the hook for the rest of December. You've had quite the full plate this year.

  9. I bet you are having the time of your life decorating your new house for Christmas! Stopping by from the HP!

  10. I agree...Sia is quite the odd cookie. I just don't get her, at all. Ahh...slamming screen doors. Makes me think of my Granny Langston. Whenever we'd come for a visit, she'd open her screen door and run out to greet us.

  11. I'm enjoying the voice. Love to see everyone's face when they open the gifts and we do them one at a time. I agree, you had a very big year! I agree with you 100%, I ended up fast forwarding through her. I don't get it at all. I just looked her up and she is very pretty, why cover such a pretty face.

  12. Yeah, I don't know why the hype about this Sia person. I've seen her on a few things lately and her performances just leave me asking "what was that all about?" You're going to really enjoy decorating that new house for Christmas! I'm looking forward to your pics in future posts!

  13. I'm laughing at your dead-on description of the singer last night on The Voice. I think the whole thing was so strange, maybe that's exactly why she did it. Does she always keep her face covered? I guess so. Definitely not drawn to that kind of music. I do love The Voice though, there is so much talent in the world and it gives them such a chance of honest expression of their gifts.

    The screen door... yep, and why do I always remember it as being a little bit crooked as well. :)

  14. You sure have had a full plate this year. Like your answer to #4.

  15. I am enjoying The Voice too. I didn't get that performance by Sia either. Does she always cover her face? I think Madi, Braiden and Jordan are great though :)

  16. Love the Voice....I saw an interview with Sia,(sp) she actually wants to avoid a life of paparazzi, a life where she can remain anonymous and have a somewhat normal life. She is always hidden...but loves to perform.
    Now 1you know the rest of the story :-)

  17. I always enjoy reading your answers. I have to say though that going to Norway to watch the amazing aurora borealis would be something to see. I love watching The Voice. My husband and I look forward to Monday and Tuesday night TV! I had the same reaction to Sia. After listening to the coaching on The Voice, I was surprised that they would invite a singer who certainly did not connect with the audience. I was so distracted by the fact that I couldn't see her face or eyes, that her voice was inconsequential to me.

  18. I love this time of year; more grace and love with renewed hope for the future as we focus on the reason for the season...and searching for that perfect gift to give!🎄


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