Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Wednesday Hodgepodge

We had a Christmas break  from the HP last week and now I've got to get my brain back in gear to answer this week's questions.  I'm sure glad I looked at them early yesterday morning and pondered them all day long. ~smile~
1. Share a favorite memory/moment from the week of Christmas.
Just one, well, if I can just share just one then it would be listening to Hubby read the Christmas story while Hanna Beth was sitting in lap.  She was totally "into" the moment and it was precious.  I hope it is a memory she will recall when she is older.

2.  If someone wrote a book about your life based on the past year, what genre would it fall under? What would the title be?

Oh, for sure it would fall under the category of "action packed." The title would merely be, "The Move and Two Miracle Grand Babies" 
I'm not sure I could have stood any more excitement!

3. What made you feel patriotic this year?

Watching the news and seeing the young men and women putting their lives on the line each and every day for our freedom.  It wasn't just one time, it is pretty much daily that I am reminded of how blessed I am to be an American. ~thank you Lord~

4. What experience from this past year would you like to do all over again?

I used the girls from our local Teen Challenge to help me a lot during our move.  I had only heard of the program but it was such a great experience to actually meet these girls, hear their stories and to witness the Lord at work in their lives.  I am amazed at how quickly addictions can take over and ruin lives and to see these girls giving their all to overcome them is so inspiring!

5. What song lyric sums up or is a reflection of your 2015?

"Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah" came to my mind immediately, me oh, my, what a wonderful day, plenty of sunshine heading my way.  Yes, it has indeed been a "zip-a-dee-doo-dah" kind of year.

6. On a scale of 1-10 how would you rate 2015?  (10=stellar) Why?

Well, an 8/9, see #2 and #5.  

7. What part of the upcoming year are you most excited about?

I'm hopeful that Hubby and I will get to take a trip to see my Aunt and cousins in Virginia.  Most of my Mom's family lived in Virginia and I have one Aunt left and a host of cousins that I really want to see. 
 My most favorite nephew (he's my only one) is  
staring in Godspell in Feb.  He is playing Jesus. ~yes, Jesus~   He is a sophomore at Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa. And, I really want to go and see him in this.  I mean, Godspell was released in 1973 and I remember it well.  ~yes, I really am that old~

8. Insert your own random thought here.
This is a strange random thought but...........
When we were discussing the many options available for our cabinets with our cabinet designer, one of the options was "soft close drawers."  Well, it sounded good enough to me, so that's what we went with.  I do not like them!!! I had regular closing drawers in our previous house and after 35 years of closing them all the way, I would just as soon continue doing so.  If you do not know what a soft close drawer is, well, it's one where you give it a firm push and it will automatically close itself very slowly.  I think the part that "bugs" me is that is takes it a few seconds to close and if it were a regular drawer, I could just close it very quickly.  Now, I am not a drawer slammer at all, in fact, the opposite.  But, when I close a drawer, I just want it closed.  ~Oh, me, life's little aggravations!~
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 enjoyed your answers...and I agree with the soft drawers, we live in a very old house and everything creaks-including the drawers---I like that.

    I have seen Godspell as well...many Happy New Year Blessings to you.

  2. I can't wait to get soft-close drawers! We saw them in CH's uncle's flat in Copenhagen and I've wanted them ever since!
    I need to look back and see the finished product from your house...I'm sure it's gorgeous!
    Happy New Year!!!

  3. As usual loved the HP answers! Yes! indeed your sweet granddaughter will remember and cherish the memory of sitting on her grandpa's lap while reading the Christmas story!Priceless!!
    Like you when I move I move fast, so the soft closed drawers would probably try my patience!~wink~
    Indeed you had some precious blessings this year!

    I think it was wonderful for you to get the Teen Challenge girls to help, I am a firm believer that nothing just happens by circumstance, you may never know the impact you made on these girls, seeing your grace and beauty and of your beautiful home, and of how you shared precious time with them! Our young folks need stability and hope!
    Wishing you and your dear family a very blessed and happy new Year!
    Hugs from me to you,

  4. You did have an exciting year! What a great idea to have the girls from Teen Challenge help you during your move. I'm sure they were blessed by spending time with you! Soft close drawers sound good to me, but that is probably because the kitchen cabinets here are old and often the drawers are hard to close. Happy New Year!

  5. Sure WAS a Zip-a-dee-Do-Dah year for year. Just a move would have been excitement enough. One new grandbaby would have been enough. But a move and TWO miracle grandbabies??? Lea, the Lord blessed your socks off and then some this year!! I'm so happy for you.

    Unlike you, I love my soft-close drawers. If there's one thing I can't abide, it's noise. My new kitchen is so quiet, thanks to the drawers (and we aren't slammers either, but the old drawers were cheap and rickety builder-grade. I was so tired of the noise I almost imploded.)

  6. Isn't it the little things that usually bug us the most. :)

    So glad you had a Zip-a-dee-Do-Dah year. Hoping your 2016 will be just as good!

    Happy New Year!

  7. Ha ha! You're random thought cracked me up! I would be the same way. Glad I don't have them. Too much OCD running through our veins! Happy New Year, Lea!

  8. What an awesome favorite memory! That is rather sad about your drawers. I do know what you mean because I recently had them in a hotel room and I didn't care for them either. Happy New Year!

  9. I agree with you on some luxuries being more of an irritation. There are toilet lids that do the same thing as your kitchen drawers. I have no use for them, either. But as one of my family members learned (regarding the toilet lids) that soft close feature eventually wears out.

  10. I had the slow close in my previous home and loved them. We don't have them in the apt so I feel like I am always slamming doors. I bet you'll get used to them over time. Your Christmas story is so sweet. I'm glad you had special time with your grands over the holiday. Wishing you a wonderful new year in your new home!

  11. Sweet stopping by to read your thoughts on this closing year. Sending wishes for a very happy 2016!

  12. So glad to read that you are settling into your new home, soft drawers and all. I wanted to stop by and wish you a happy new year.

    Blessings and love,

  13. Two favorite moments of christmas week, one was of youngest son coming home for a visit and going to a Messiah sing along. It's one of my favorite events of the season. Wishing you a wonderful 2016

  14. Happy New Year....You have indeed had a busy and very exciting 2015. May 2016 be a year of enjoying those you love!



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