Wednesday, June 1, 2016

A Welcome to June Hodgepodge

It's Wednesday, that means the HP questions and it's also the first day of June.  Oh, me, the year is almost half over.  How can that be?  Meanwhile, I'm going to get my brain in gear and answer Joyce's questions.
1. Tell us about one fun thing on your June calendar. 
Oh, this is real easy!  We have rented a huge condo in Branson and we will be meeting our kiddos and their families there this Sat. afternoon.  We will stay until next Wed. and plan to enjoy being together and having fun.   This will be our first time all together since a year ago this past Dec. when we all met up at the Gaylord in Grapevine, Texas.  We booked a 5 bedroom villa the first week of Jan. so we have been anticipating this for a while.  I'm sure I'll have lots to share when we return.

2. How careful are you in the sun? Do you tan or burn? Do you make it a point to see the dermatologist every year? 
I am very careful, I have very sensitive skin and burn easily.  I so wish that I could tan beautifully like my oldest Granddaughter.  But, it's a fake tan for me or no tan at all.  I do see the dermatologist every year.  I'd much rather be safe than sorry.

3. Describe a time when you wanted to 'throw in the towel'?
One time  that came to my mind immediately was last summer when our daughter had their baby, 6 weeks early.  They had just moved into their house 3 days earlier and they were anything but settled.  We had just moved into our new house 2 1/2 weeks earlier but we had to drop everything and go to Oklahoma to be of assistance to them.  When we walked in their house there were literally boxes piled to the ceiling.  I knew that we had to get all those boxes unpacked and their house in living order, no matter how long it took.  Hubby and I dove in with all we had and in 8 days we had every box unpacked and the house livable.  But, when we walked in I definitely wanted to throw in the towel. ~it was overwhelming~ Added note:  we were so thrilled that we could go and be of such assistance to our daughter and SIL during such a stressful time.  They were definitely between a rock and a hard place.

4. What's a song you love that has a day of the week in the title or lyrics? 

Monday Monday by the Momma's and the Poppa's. It came out in 1966 and has such a catchy tune and I've sung it more times than I can recall.  Plus, I love Monday's!

5. Are you a fan of berries? Which one's your favorite? What's the most recent berry dish you've eaten? Which blueberry breakfast food appeals to you most-blueberry pancakes, blueberry yogurt, or a blueberry muffin? 
I'm a big fan of blueberries but not really any others.  I recently made a Lemon Blueberry Poke Cake and it's absolutely delish!  It is a wonderful spring and summer dessert.

6. What's something you want to do before your next birthday? 
Humm..........well, my birthday is July 29th, so not so far away.  I haven't even given a thought to something I might want to do between now and then.  Perhaps it would be to see the finished result of our landscape.  Surely that is possible given that this is their 3rd week to be working on it.

7. June 1st is National Say Something Nice Day, so let's all say something nice here. 

I have been at this thing called blogging 7 1/2 years and what fun it has been.  One of the delights is all the folks I have met and have even been privileged to meet about 4 of them face to face.  And, the other delight is those of you that take the time to read my blog.  Hardly a week goes by that someone doesn't mention my blog and something they read on it and I had absolutely no idea that they even knew I had a blog. I have a blog for my own enjoyment but when someone else enjoys it, then that's like "icing on the cake" for me.

8. Insert your own random thought here.
I mean, don't you want to squeeze this little butterball!  He went for his check up yesterday and weighed in at 18 lbs. 7 oz. He was 9 months old yesterday.  He seems mighty content to be at the Drs. office.  Needless to say, I can't wait to get my hands on him this weekend. 

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. time with your family will be nice. hope you have a blessed birthday

  2. awww....he is so adorable....have a great trip...smiles

  3. I made a blueberry pineapple dump cake two weekends ago. It was so good! Have a wonderful time with family and getting in lots of snuggles with your cute little guy!

  4. Enjoyed this as always...have a wonderful time on your trip...I too know how rare those times can be, so live them to the fullest. He is soo adorable and I see a definite resemblance to his big brother Clancy.

  5. That last pic is so darling!! Safe travels to Branson every moment of your family vacation!

  6. Oh, my!!! What a way to end your post! I just want to squeeze him!!!!
    I think you're the first person I've ever heard say that they love Mondays. Great job!

  7. Yes, he is the most squeezable baby!! So glad you are going to have all your family together for several days. Something about that that melts a mama's heart. Looking forward to seeing pics and reading about it. I agree with Mary - you are the only person I know who loves Monday's.

  8. Prayers for safe travels. Enjoy your time with family.

  9. Your little grandson is beyond precious, Lea! I went in for my annual skin check this morning. I've had basal cell carcinoma and it's something I don't love doing, but it's a must.

  10. What a blessing for you and your husband to be able to unpack your daughter's new home so she could come home to everything ready for her and the new baby. Enjoy the time with your family :)

  11. I remember when you had to drop everything to go to your daughter's aid when the baby came so early. That was both a scary and an exciting time; but you and Tommy made it work and you set a fine example to the younger generation as to what we do when there is an emergency. We just do what needs to be done!

    Enjoy your trip to Branson! It sounds like such fun!

  12. Hope your having a fabulous time in Branson! I picked the same song, brings back such fun memories. Yes I do want to squeeze that butterball....too cute!


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