Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Wednesday Hodgepodge

It's Wednesday and that means the HP and even though Joyce is in the Pacific Northwest enjoying time with one of her daughters, she still managed to come up with questions.  She never lets us down!

1. What's something fun you're looking forward to on your May calendar? 

We have some dear friends coming for a visit next week.  We have not seen them in about 2 years and we look forward to having them in our new home.  They are the kind of folks that you just pick up right where you left off the last time we saw them.

2. What are some images that come to mind when you hear the word mother?
Reserved, humble and prayerful.  These all describe my precious Mother and I'm so thankful the Lord blessed me with her.  Mother's Day has never been the same since her death 8 years ago. It still holds a certain sadness to me.
3. What's something beautiful you own or have seen that's made of glass? 

After my Mom's death my Dad gave me a beautiful cut glass pedestal candy dish that once belonged to his Mother.  She had given it to my Mom and Daddy wanted me to have it after Mom died.  I can just see it sitting somewhere in her house with hard candy in it.  Remember the unwrapped hard candy that was always stuck together and we just reached in with both hands, pulled it apart and ate it.  Perish the thought that we would do that today. ~too many germs~

4. Was today typical? If not what made it unusual? 

Well, I am doing this Tuesday night and there was nothing typical about today.  It started out with the news that the Dad of two dear friends had passed away early this morning.  He would have been 90 today and was very sick but, nonetheless, we are never ready to let go.  I got on the phone to help get food lined out for the families and went to the grocery to get some items for the food that I am going to prepare.  I just seemed to have been in high gear all day.

5. What is a quality you wish you could have more of?
Be a little more "fly by the seat of your pants."  I'm all about a schedule and a plan for the most part and think it's definitely the more productive way.  But, there are times that no schedule and no plans are the way to go.

6. What's the next major purchase you need to make? Will it happen in the month of May? 

Oh, my goodness, paying for a new house last year should take care of major purchases for the rest of my life.  Can't think of anything that qualifies as a major purchase coming down the pike.  Well, on second thought, our landscaping should start in the next week or so.  We've been saying that for over a month now but the weather keeps preventing it.  Anyway, it definitely will qualify as a "major purchase" and I hope that's in the month of May. 

7. What responsibility/job/work did you dislike while growing up but has proved helpful to you as an adult?
I had a LOT of responsibility from a very young age and I can't say that I really disliked any of it.  I was looking for ways to earn money at the age of 13 by babysitting, doing ironing, cleaning houses, etc.  At 15 I got a job as a cashier at a local grocery.  I did all these things and still managed to enjoy some fun time.  It required that I be a very good manager of my time and I'm pretty sure that's why I'm still fairly good with time management and organization.

8. Insert your own random thought here.
I don't know if you have heard of Feeln but if you haven't you need to know about it.  Feeln is an app and has the BEST movies!  I saw someone mention it on FB a few months back and decided to check it out.  I think it's around $1.99 a month and it is worth every penny of it.  I watch movies from the app every morning while I walk on the treadmill.  I like it better than Netflix or Amazon Prime, but, as far as I know it is only available through an app. 

NOTE: I will likely not be back to my regular blogging until Monday, too much going on the rest of this week.  But, will have lots to share then, so stay tuned!

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've never heard of that app, Lea, but will definitely check it out. Thanks a bunch! Enjoy your visit with your friends and will say a prayer for your other friends as they mourn the loss of their dad.

  2. Sounds like a wonderful app worth checking out...I definitely will. I know you've been waiting for that landscaping for a while now so hoping with you it goes in this month! Enjoy the rest of your week...and sorry to hear about the loss for your friends. Your right, we are never quite ready to let go

  3. Having your friends come and visit sounds perfect....enjoy! My dad still keeps candy dishes out. I will check out the app you mentioned, thanks.

  4. Those are the best kind of friends! Have a wonderful visit!

  5. Enjoy your time with friends. I am a planner too and would love to be a little more impulsive. My husband is and so when I come up with an idea of any kind, I have to think it through to the very end before mentioning it because he will jump on it every time.
    Oh yes, I remember rock candy!


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