Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Wednesday Hodgepodge

We're back with the HP today and Joyce's thought provoking questions.  It always so interesting to see how everyone answers them as we generally interpret them so differently.
1. ASAP typically stands for 'as soon as possible'. What else could it stand for in your life right now? 
I'm guilty of saying ASAP fairly often, for me, it means, don't drag your feet, just get it done!  But, how about Always Say A Prayer or Always Stop and Pray.  Wow, if we all did those last two, what a better world we would live in and I've been doing some extra praying these past weeks.  I find the older I get the more I pray. I think I realize more than ever that it is my most powerful resource.

2. Are you the last person to speak up in a group or the first to have an idea? Why do you suppose that is? Is it a good thing or no?
This all depends upon what crowd I am with or in.  If it's a familiar crowd that I know well then I will speak up much quicker and it also depends upon the subject matter.  There are some subjects that I will avoid all together and it's usually because I don't know enough about the matter to discuss it intelligently, so I keep my mouth closed. Or, it might be a controversial subject and I definitely steer clear of those conversations.  I think it's probably a good thing.

3. What do you remember best about being 12? 

I was one year closer to be 13!  I could hardly wait to be a teenager, not sure why, but I was so excited about it.  And, I think I was 12 when my Dad finally let me pierce my ears and he would only allow me to do it with the self-piercing earrings.  Have mercy!  I wanted them done so badly that I was willing to endure the misery for several days.  He set them in place because he wanted them even and  correct and then they s-l-o-w-l-y did their thing.  When they had done their painful thing and my ears had a time of healing he removed the self piercing earrings and put in my first pair of real earrings.  I can't even believe that I wanted them that badly. 52 years later and I remember it like it was yesterday. ~big chuckle~

4. January 18th is National Winnie the Pooh Day. Which character do you relate to the most, and why? If you're stumped go here for inspiration. 

Well, that was a fun little quiz and it said I relate most to Piglet.  And, since every question was about camping, as far as I'm concerned,it did not really give a fair assessment as to everyday situations. Yes, I would definitely be a worrier if a bear were on the loose and I was camping and I'd definitely be riddled with anxiety.  But, in everyday life, I may have concerns but I'm seldom overcome with worry and generally keep my anxiety under wraps (unless a bear is after me). And, the part about friends in sticky situations, well, not so sure about that. ~chuckle~ What an interesting question!

5. What's an app you use that helps simplify or make life easier for you in some way? 
Oh, there's several, the first being the reminder on my Iphone calendar.  I do not totally use my Iphone calendar but I do use it for birthdays and have it set to remind me several days in advance. I still like my wall calendar for appointments.  I love, love some of the photo editing apps and have started doing a lot of my editing on my Ipad or Iphone instead of my computer.  Much quicker!  I like PicCollage, BeFunky, and Over is great for adding text to photos. There are many more photo editing apps but these are the ones I use the most.  And, of course, could we even live without Maps and all the travel apps. ~I think not~

6. San Francisco (CA), San Diego (CA), San Juan (PR) San Antonio (TX) Sanibel (FL) have an all expenses paid long weekend to one of these destinations. Which one do you choose and why?
I would love to go back to San Francisco.  It's been about 40 years since Hubby and I went and it was such fun.  I'm sure a whole lot has changed but hopefully the Fairmont Hotel is still or more beautiful than it was when we stayed there.  Hubby received his CPCU insurance designation there.

7. Share with us a song that makes you feel nostalgic? For what? 

Oh, my goodness, the first song that came to my mind was "Oh, Sweet Pea" by Tommy Roe from 1966.  I absolutely loved that silly song and nearly drove my Momma crazy going around singing it ALL THE TIME!  I think it was the catchy tune that grabbed me and nothing more.  It truly was a pretty mindless song that probably made Tommy Roe a million $$$$$. Goodness, I was a mere 12 year old!

8.  Insert your own random thought here.
I started watching the PBS series Victoria which debuted this past Sunday evening. I thoroughly enjoyed it but, I had to listen soooo closely to decipher their words.  Between the accent and the speed with which they speak, it was challenging at times. Surely I'm not the only one that felt/feels this way. I had a little problem with Downton Abbey but Victoria seems to be worse. Speaking of PBS, the series, Dark Angel, starring Downton Abbey's, Joanne Froggatt, will start on May 21st.  Sure sounds like it's going to be most interesting!  AND, that's my random thought!

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. Always Say A Prayer was my pick, too, Lea. I try to put that to use each and every day...if not multiple times daily. Taking it to God in prayer sure helps things, doesn't it? I have never been to San Francisco, but would love to visit one day.

  2. Always Sing And Pray was another I had thought of, but until my hip is 100% the other seemed fitting.. I Always have closed caption (?) on when watching British anything. Even though I've years of experience listening to the several British accents, I don't want to miss anything. I started watching Victoria, have been looking forward to Dark Angel!! And Love the Netflix series The Crown. It's wonderful!! (Even better than Downton, and I loved Downton.)

  3. Self-piercing earrings? Ouch! How lovely to have stayed at the Fairmont - always reminds me of the old TV series, Arthur Hailey's Hotel, with a very young James Brolin. I love San Francisco, chic shoppers in Union Square, the bustle of tourists on Fisherman's Wharf, people-watching in Neiman Marcus.

    I enjoyed Victoria too. Does your TV have a subtitles feature? If it works on PBS, that might make it easier to watch.

  4. I watched "The Young Pope." Not sure I'll continue with it. I hate when I can't understand what they're saying. It's even worse when I am on the treadmill and the characters have accents. Have a great week, Lea.

  5. I use a combination of paper calendar and phone calendar, which hubs says defeats the purpose of the electronic one but I cannot give up my pretty paper date book : ) I got my ears pierced at 13. My mom made us wait until we were teenagers. Have a great day!

  6. I am confident that I didn't want earrings enough to go through what you did. It was all I could do to sit in that chair and let them pierce my ears with the little guns. Both at the same time, even. ;)

  7. Lovely post, dear Lea. I especially enjoyed the other words for ASAP...oh, how true!

    Wishing you a beautiful and joyous day! Hugs!

  8. Hi Lea, I always enjoy reading your Hodgepodge, I like your style of writing. Your ASAP is perfect. OUCH! I can't imagine going through the pain of self piercing, but I'm sure having even and straight hanging earrings makes it a little less traumatic. My best friend's older sister pierced mine with ice and a needle; needless to say they are uneven and don't go straight through making drop earrings dangle at odd angles. Not my best decision at 13 years old. Have a good week.
    Lori in Blue Ridge, GA

  9. Always Say A Prayer....I love it! I enjoyed taking the quiz too. I wondered about watching Victoria and am glad to hear that you liked it. I just don't seem to have time for all the shows that are popping up everywhere.....

  10. I've never been to San Francisco but would love to visit! I enjoyed reading your hodgepodge today!

  11. We responded similarly to some of these. I am grinning here because I want to assure you that I had the volume turned up quite high on my tv during Victoria in order to catch what they were saying. Sometimes louder works. I am not sure that I want to watch the entire series, but the first program was good. I like your ASAP.

  12. ASAP, "Always Stop and Pray" -- you really nailed it with that one, Lea! I wish I had thought of that!!!

  13. Love your #1 answer. Very wise. I was Piglet too.

  14. Oh, and the story about your ear piercings. YIKES!!! LOL

  15. Always Say a Prayer! That is such a great answer. I used the self-piercers as well but I was in my 20's. It certainly was not the best way to go about it and I sure needed someone to line them up accurately, but it got the job done.


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