Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Wednesday Hodgepodge

It's Wednesday and that means question answering with Joyce.

1. Do you find yourself influencing your world, or is it more the other way around? 
I would hope that I am influencing my world, for the better, might I add. I'm sure giving it my best shot.  I'm certain it can reverse on me at the drop of a hat but I sure try to stay on top of it.  

2. July 14th is National Tape Measure Day...the device was patented on this date in 1868. When did you last use a tape measure? Do you always know where to find one in your house? Tell us one way in which you feel blessed 'beyond measure'. 
I think it was this past weekend when I was measuring the height of a cabinet.  I ALWAYS have a tape measure within reach.  I have one in my purse, by my computer (so if I'm internet shopping and need to check out the measurement of an item, then I can pull out my trusty tape measure), and one in the kitchen.  I nearly wore all of them out when we were building this house. 

Oh, my, I feel blessed beyond measure in so many ways but the first way that came to my mind was, good health.  Hardly a day goes by that I do not hear of someone else with a life threatening diagnosis or illness and I never want to take my health for granted.

3.The Plaza Hotel (Eloise), The Land of Oz (The Wizard of Oz), Narnia (The Chronicles of Narnia), The Hundred Acre Wood (Winnie the Pooh), Wonderland (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland), or Never Never Land (Peter Pan)...which storybook land (on this list!) would you most like to visit and why? 
Wonderland.......Alice in Wonderland was one of my all time favorite stories when I was a child and I use to dream of being in wonderland. 

4. Where and when do you get your best ideas? 
Hummm.......There's so, so many places to get ideas these days that it really requires very little thought.  But, I would say I get my best ideas from magazines, Pinterest, store displays and other people.

5.  So what have you been watching on TV this summer? Anything good?
I think the 'pickin's are slim' this summer.  Hubby and I watch a lot of Fox News and sometimes I will just watch a movie on my Ipad.  I haven't found anything all that good on TV.  Hallmark starts a new series, Chesapeake Shores, on August 14th. Hopefully it will be good and they will carry it through to completion, unlike the way they did Cedar Cove.  I so enjoyed Cedar Cove and this summer was to be its 3rd or 4th season and they cancelled it.  So, so aggravating!!!!

6. 'Don't swim for an hour after you eat', 'Dog days of summer', 'Knee high by the Fourth of July'...choose a summer saying from the list or share one of your own, then tell us what image or memory comes to mind when you hear it spoken.
'Dog days of summer' - it is exactly what we are in right now here in NE Louisiana.  My goodness, it is so hot and humid that I can hardly stand to be outside for any length of time.  And, since we have zero shade, we have intense sun pretty much all day long.  Hopefully some of our landscape trees will grow quickly and provide a little bit of shade for us. ~hope, hope~

7. In a single sentence, sum up one life lesson you've learned. 

God's timing is always perfect and mine is not!~swallow big~

8. Insert your own random thought here.
Speaking of random.......I was behind a truck yesterday afternoon and a sticker across the back window said, "Dirty truck, Lonely women, Happy dog."  Okay, I had to chuckle because I had no idea what in the world that was supposed to mean.  Perhaps it doesn't mean a blessed thing but I've sure pondered it for a while and wondered if I was supposed to "get it."  ~ only in the South~

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. Sigh, Fox News is always on here as well...enjoyed your answers Lea...have a beautiful day friend.

  2. Your health answer is a good one. I've just learned of two friends recently diagnosed with breast cancer. I already have several on my prayer list who are battling this awful disease. We do a lot of measuring these days too : ) Stay cool!

  3. Enjoyed your answers. I chuckled at your tape measure in your purse. And not because it isn't a good idea! But I had one in my purse a while back as I was wanting to have to measure grands for their Jammie's and then just left it there. And then we went to Disneyland where the conducted a search of purses and backpacks as a safety measure and my tape measure caused a problem. Lol. My soft raggedy tape measure. Guess this granny could have strangled someone with it. Lol. I merely took it from their hands and dropped it in the trash. End of problem. Lol. Have a good day!

  4. You are absolutely right that there is NOTHING good on TV during the summer. We're even struggling with our Netflix shows/series.

  5. I read and re-read that slogan and wondered what it meant, then finished your random thought and was glad to see I wasn't the only one. Isn't this high humid, hot weather exhausting? I just can't handle it so am spending all my time indoors. Not a summer person!

  6. I enjoyed reading your answers, and I agree, the bumper sticker makes no sense to me either. I've been in the deep south for a long time, but this one has me stumped! Have a good week!
    Lori in Blue Ridge, GA

  7. Oh my gosh - good health is indeed one of my blessings that I so often forget! I can't imagine what that saying means either. Unless... the dirty truck and happy dog means the hubs took the dog out in the woods but left the wifey home? LOL

  8. A big "Amen!" to your answer for #7! I admit that I take my good health far too granted. Thanks for the reminder that it truly is such a blessing.

  9. I didn't realize Cedar Cove was cancelled. I enjoyed watching it so much :( They do have a new Christmas movie on this weekend!

  10. I forgot about the little tape measure in my purse...and then I remembered that I hadn't seen it for a while. Now I'm wondering where it is!

  11. I was hoping you would explain that bumper sticker, but see you are just as stymied as I am!!


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