Wednesday, August 31, 2016

A Blue Hodgepodge

It's Wednesday and Joyce is "knee deep and rising" in the final stages of her new new house construction.  But, she somehow continues to find the time to come up with mind exercising questions each week.  Yea, Joyce, thanks for your commitment!

1.  Are there any men or women in blue on your family tree?
He's a part of Hubby's extended family, as in 2nd cousin, but he's a part of our local sheriff's department and one fine young man.  I don't know of any other, so he gets all the honor.

2. Are you someone who suffers from the Sunday night blues? What helps you get over it?
I didn't know what it was but Googled it and found out.  No, it isn't something I suffer from. I think it could also be referred to as "week-enditis."  ~grin~

3. I read the color blue is an appetite suppressant since there are very few naturally blue foods out there. How do you feel about blue cheese? Love it or blech? If you're a fan, what's something you like that's made with blue cheese?

I love blue cheese.  Give me a wedge salad covered in bacon and blue cheese crumbles.  Yummy!

4. We can't head in to the Labor Day weekend without a related question, can we? I work best when I am totally on board with the task at hand.  I've been working on filling out the VA Benefit Application for my Dad.  There's a lot to the application process but I have worked tirelessly on it and will be delivering it to the VA rep this morning.  Now, hoping it doesn't take "ten forevers" to hear back from them as to the amount Daddy qualifies for.  I was totally on board and generally am on that type of task.  Now, working through a pile of ironing, paying bills, etc. well, probably not so much.

5. 'Everything yields to diligence.' Antiphanes Your thoughts? (on this particular quote or on diligence in general)

I'm afraid we don't see diligence like we use to and, as far as I'm concerned, it is the grease that makes the wheels roll.   There's just nothing like careful and persistent work to get the job done!

6. The National Park Service turned 100 years old on August 25th. Have you been to many of America's National Parks? If so share with us a favorite or two. Which National Park would you most like to visit before the next birthday rolls around?
I do not think I have been to a National Park but would like to go to Yellowstone someday but,  I don't think that will happen before my next birthday.
7.  Bid farewell to August in seven words or less.

You were way too hot, good riddance!

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

Our little Coleman is 1 year old today!  It's really hard to believe that this little guy got off to a rough start and weighed a mere 4 lb. 9 oz.  He's such a good natured baby and loves to scream.  I don't mean crying, just screaming.  His Dad and Mom are working diligently to break this nerve wracking habit.  Their pretty sure he just enjoys hearing himself make noise.  Of course, his CiCi thinks it's funny but, then, I don't have to listen to it. ~chuckle~  Happy Birthday my little man!

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. Happy birthday to your grandson! He's adorable : ) You reminded me I do like a wedge salad, but I don't like it smothered in blue cheese, just a few crumbles. Have a great day!

  2. Little Coleman is cute as a button!! Enjoy your weekend.

  3. Your little grandson is so precious, Lea...I just want to pinch his cheeks! Happy Birthday to him! Have a great weekend!:)

  4. Happy Birthday to Coleman! What a blessing he is. Wishing you a very nice day.

  5. Applying for VA benefits is no small task. I've done it for both my father-in-law and mother-in-law when he passed away. Then had to do it again because they cut off her benefit and I had to redo all of her medical expense deductions. Just got it reinstated last week :) I'm sure you do, but make sure you keep go records in case you need to claim those deductions should you have to resubmit something. Happy 1st Birthday to your precious grandson!

  6. Happy birthday to that little sweetie! Can't believe hes already a year...that sure went fast! Hope you get all your VA benefits you are hoping for. Have a good rest of your week!

  7. Yippee for your little guy thriving after a low weight start! Yellowstone is worth a visit! Have a good Labor Day weekend.

  8. Happy Birthday Coleman! He is adorable....

  9. Aww... Happy Birthday to your sweet little man. What a cutie!

  10. Oh my, little Coleman is simply precious! Happy Birthday to the one-year-old :)

    Wishing you a joyous Thursday. Hugs!


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