Monday, March 20, 2017

Monday's Musings

Well hello!  I've been away from this space for about 10 days and it seems like an eternity.  But, we've been making memories with our Oklahoma family and other things.  It's so good to be back and share a bit of "what's been going on with us."

This is the view most mornings from our daughter's front windows.  While I am anything but a country gal, this view is mighty serene and beautiful. They currently have 5 horses, 4 Corgi's and 5 Corgi puppies.  It's like a regular zoo around their place and it keeps them busy, busy.  I suppose we might have deprived Bridget of this lifestyle growing up but she's making up for it now. 😊  And, they will soon add a sheep or two to the mix as Clancy will begin showing sheep next Spring.  They never have a dull moment for sure. ~life in the country~ And, did I mention that the wind blows like no where else in Oklahoma.!!!

This little guy definitely wins the award of the busiest of any of our Grans!  My goodness, he can wear his CiCi and Poppa out in no time.  He goes from one thing to the next, pulling stuff out and enjoying every minute of it.  He's so stinkin' cute that it's hard to even say "no no" to him.  When he plays, he plays hard and when he sleeps, he sleeps hard.  And, might I say, his parents have no trouble falling to sleep at night either. ~chuckle~

Clancy's newest fascination is roller blading.  He started about 2 weeks ago after his cousins introduced him to it and he just cannot get enough of it.  He can go and go and go!  I sometimes wonder if I ever had that kind of energy. ~grin~  But, I love seeing him enjoy being outside so much and getting such good exercise.  Coleman will stand at the glass back door and watch just longing for the day he can get out there and join his big brother.

I got home just in time to arrange for Dad's new adjustable bed to be delivered.  I am always looking for things to make my Dad's life more enjoyable and comfortable.  He doesn't have too many perks anymore and especially since he has little eyesight left.  So, when I mentioned an adjustable bed to him he thought that was an awesome idea.  I went to one of our local furniture stores and they had exactly what we were looking for.  Daddy laid on it, played with the remote control and decided he wanted one.  They make them with heat and massagers but Daddy stuck with just the basic adjustable features due to his eyesight.  The remote control is fairly easy and he's getting the "hang" of it.  I also ordered him a rolling bedside table where he can have everything at his fingertips when he's in the bed.  Between the adjustable bed and his adjustable recliner, he's pretty well set up for comfort. 

Hanna Beth was on Spring Break this past week and spent Thursday and Friday with me after we got home.  We made a trip to Wal-Mart and the first thing she spotted were the Peeps.  Oh, my goodness, this little girl loves those sugary things.  She could hardly wait until we got home to tear into them.  I did limit her to having 2 as I didn't think a "sugar high" would be all that good for her or me.  But, what is the Easter season without Peeps?

FYI - my daughter introduced me to Word Swag while I was visiting her and what a great app.  I did all of the pictures on this post and my Monday's Musings graphic with it and had such fun! (and the Happy Spring graphic below was done with it)   So, if you don't know about Word Swag you might want to check it out.  I did pay $4.99 to get the premium edition but there is a free app as well.

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. Lea,

    Those grandkids keep you busy! Glad y'all had a nice time visiting with family.

    Have a blessed week,

  2. Now I'm off to research Word Swag! Your grandchildren are darling. It sounds like you had a wonderful time. Your Dad is so lucky to have such an attentive, sweet daughter as you. Enjoy your week, Lea.

  3. We missed your blog posts but knew you were having a wonderful time with Clancy and family. Those horses look so happy out there!

    Your dad's new bed (and rolling table) look perfect. We got new mattresses recently (king for the master bedroom and queen for the guest room), so I'm all about comfortable sleeping right now!

  4. Well, you certainly have some adorable grands, Lea. And I would love that view from any window of my house and hopefully one day in the not so distant future I will! We plan to retire to rural TN where our youngest son has built his country home on top of a mountain. He has nearly 30 acres and wants to build us a farmhouse in his meadow across from them. There are cows and horses all around and it is such a beautiful area. I can hardly wait but it needs to be in God's timing. It's hard when those grand babies live far away, isn't it? Your dad looks quite comfy in his new bed and I know he must appreciate all that you do for him. Hoping your week is blessed!

  5. Welcome back, Lea!
    The wind earlier this month was exceptional, even for this time of year. Those same winds you encountered in Oklahoma were going strong here in Kansas also. So sad when it combined with fire in so many places.
    We were actually in Oklahoma City and other parts of north central Oklahoma for a trip last week too! Didn't see you anywhere though. ;-)

  6. That's a great idea to get him an adjustable bed. What a sweet daughter you are! :) And I can only imagine how windy it gets in Oklahoma. We can get some wind up here, but being in this valley surrounded by mountains, I'm sure it doesn't even compare.

  7. I'm ever so glad you had such a nice time away. Those horses are indeed sweet and serene.

    It's a delight to have you back, dear Lea. Hugs to you!

  8. Can't wait for a busy little grandboy to keep up with! I will have to check out the word swag app. I haven't tried it, but I love the idea of something called word swag. Ooooooklahoma...guess the lyrics are true life : )

  9. Word one to me too! What a delightful view! I'm so glad you had a wonderful time! Welcome home pretty lady!


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