Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Wednesday's Hodgepodge

It's Wednesday, the 15th, so that means that June is exactly half over.  And, then in 15 more days the year will be exactly half over.  Hard to believe!  Meanwhile, back with the HP.........
1. If you could sit beside and/or jump in any lake in the whole wide world today, which lake would you choose and why?
I would sit beside Smith Mountain Lake near Lynchburg, VA.  Hubby and I honeymooned on that lake and I went there a lot while I was in high school.  My days of jumping in a lake are long over. ~chuckle~

2. What's your favorite 'fruity' drink?
I'm not much into fruity drinks but I do use Strawberry/Watermelon flavoring in my water and love it.  I drink a lot of water and sometimes I have to add just a little zip to it and of all the flavorings I have used, the strawberry/watermelon is the only one I care for. 

3. I read a list here of thirteen things to do right now to simply your life. They were-

clean as you go, re-evaluate your relationships (cut toxic ties), unsubscribe (too many blogs and websites), de-clutter, write down your daily goals, reply to emails right away, forget multitasking, create a morning routine, re-evaluate your commitments (which hobbies and responsibilities are most important to you), say no, clean up your computer, and plan your day ahead

Which of the tasks listed do you currently find most helpful in keeping life simple? Which item on the list should you adopt in order to simplify your life this month?

I already clean as I go, have unsubscribed from several websites, de-clutter all the time, I make a daily task list, generally reply to emails asap, have a long standing morning routine and definitely plan out my day.  I'm thinking I'm in pretty good shape when it comes to simplifying my life. ~although there can be days that I wonder~

4. What did you do the summer after you graduated from high school? 
I worked and not much else.  I went to work doing various jobs as soon as I was of legal working age.  I don't remember there being anything real exciting about that summer but I loved working so I was happy.

5. Are you a fan of podcasts? If so what's a favorite? 
I take spells listening to podcasts. When I do listen to a podcast it is generally a sermon by one of my favorite preachers and I listen while I walk on the treadmill.

6. Do you think today's fathers have it harder, easier, or just different than fathers in the past?
I would say, different, especially in the world we live in today. There's nothing easy about being a father, but the rewards are worth the work.

7. Tell us one way you're like your father? Or not at all like your father if that's easier?
I am definitely my father's daughter.  My Dad thrived on organization and structure and I do too.  He was a minister and I truly believe these two characteristics played a major role in his success as a pastor.

8.  Insert your own random thought here.
Yesterday I saw a post on Facebook about the qualifications/requirements of the soldiers that guard the tomb of the Unknown Soldier(s).  I read the post and then went online and read more.  I was astounded at the requirements of those soldiers and the commitment they make to fulfill this position.  Talk about dedication!  If you have not read the "whole story" behind these guards, you should. 

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 don't remember why but I read about the requirements of the soldiers guarding the tomb of the Unknown Soldiers, and I too was astonished about their dedication and commitment especially when the weather was terrible.
    I usually try to clean as I go-makes life easier for me.
    Have a great day.

  2. Yep, they guard the tomb at all times, all weather and so on. Enjoyed your answers, have a beautiful day.

  3. I have read what's required of the soldiers who guard the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers before and it truly is beyond remarkable the sacrifices they make and what they endure. I love to watch them in action and hear the clicking of their taps. So impressive!

  4. Organization and structure are two great qualities. I think many Hodgepodgers are good at simplifying. Have a great rest of the week :)

  5. I love, love, love going to Arlington to watch the changing of the guard. Gives me goose bumps every time. They are an amazing group for sure.

  6. It's always interesting to read your answers. I always love how your write about your dad. I have to say that I need to unsubscribe to a few. My inbox is flooded each morning. Sometimes I just scan them and then delete them all but I'm afraid I'm going to miss something. I need to get a bit more organized there.

  7. Everything about Arlington is so moving and so impressive. My dad is buried there so we go whenever we're in the DC area. Such a beautiful place of rest. You're one of the few today who have listened to a podcast.

  8. The servicemen who guard the tomb of the Unknown Soldiers are remarkable. I am always looking for ways to simplify my life. Cleaning up my computer and photos is something I have trouble keeping up with but I keep plugging away at it.

  9. Like you, my days of jumping into lakes (and swimming pools) are long past. Nobody needs to see this old lady in a swim suit!!

  10. I always clean as I go but need to get deeper into the cabinets and closets. I think most of us said "different" for fathering today! I will go and check out the requirements of those soldiers. Enjoy the rest of you week.

  11. Organization and structure are two qualities that we share... these skills helped me in my career, Project Manager for a large retail company for 30 years! This is my first Hodgepodge, nice getting to know you.
    Lori in Blue Ridge, GA


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