Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The Wednesday Hodgepodge

It's another Wednesday which means another Hodgepodge.  I wish I knew how many of these I have participated in but I'm too lazy to go back and count.  But, it's a whole bunch and they have all been such fun and have been great exercise for my brain.

1. Setting aside the real March Madness (NCAA Basketball) describe something happening at your house this month that might earn the title 'March Madness'?
Well, I think a certain someone's 70th birthday might qualify.  I'll say more about this.....

2. What's a favorite made up word from your childhood or a favorite from your children's childhood? Does your family still use the word today? If there's a story behind the origin please share.

I have been using the made up word "skoochi" for most of my life.  I would say it to my parents when I wanted them to hold me tightly or snuggle me.  I still use it to this day.

3. Will you be doing any spring cleaning now that the season is upon us? I read here a list of 15 quick (under one hour) spring cleaning tasks. They were-

clean out a drawer, vacuum furniture, whiten tile grout, dust the nooks and crannies you don't get to year round, degrease kitchen cabinets, wipe down walls, go behind furniture, wipe down ceiling fans, vacuum the mattress, clean the range hood, wash baseboards, shine the stainless steel, clean out vents, tackle the windows, and wipe down gadgets

Of the fifteen 'quick' tasks listed which two most need doing at your house? Will you do them?

Most of this took place around here about 2 weeks ago.  Thankfully our house is still new enough that it hasn't been necessary to do some of these just yet.  And, doubtfully our cabinets will ever need degreasing as I fry absolutely nothing.  That's right, it smells up the house and makes a huge mess as far as I'm concerned.  There's too many other ways to prepare food. ~chuckle~

4. A favorite movie set in Paris or New York?
There are several set in NY that are favorites but the first one to come to mind was BIG  with Tom Hanks.

5. What's put a spring in your step this month?

The arrival of warmer weather and readying our porches and patio for spring and summer.  I love getting the ferns and other plants potted.  They make for such a warm and welcoming look!

6. Did you ever want to be a teacher? Why or why not?

No, can't say that I have.  I probably do not have the patience for teaching. ~wink~

7.  What's your favorite floral scent? Do you have this somewhere in your home or maybe in a perfume? How do you feel about florals in food? How about wines with floral notes-yay or nay?
It would definitely be lavender.  My Grandmother introduced me to Lavender when I was just a little girl and I've loved it ever since.  I have it in essential oil, in diffusers,lotion, soap and room spray.  I'm not much into florals in food but that may be just because I'm not that familiar with it.

8. Insert your own random thought here.
Yes, the man I have loved for most of my life and been married to for almost 47 years, will celebrate his 70th birthday this next Monday. (now, remember I married an older man) ~big chuckle~  I started thinking of what I could give him many months ago and decided that a trip to Memphis, TN with accomodations at The Guest House at Graceland would be something he would enjoy.  Hubby loves "fine" hotels and I hear that The Guest House is one of the finest.  Priscilla Presley built the hotel in memory of Elvis and it opened in Oct. of last year.  We have some dear friends that are going to meet us there and share in the celebration.  We will leave in the morning and be home later this weekend.  It's a short driving trip for us and Hubby likes that as well.  I'm sure I will have lots of pictures and fun stories to share next week.  Look out Memphis, here we come!

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 hope your husband's birthday will be a special time for you and your friends.
    I enjoyed your Wednesday, Hodgepodge questions. Quite a lot to ponder on. I must look up that site. Do you ever feel a little overloaded? I want to read and do everything but there is just so much time.
    Lea, we are close in age and number of years married. We celebrate our 46th anniversary in August. I also have a son and daughter and 4 grands.

  2. Sounds like a wonderful vacation you have planned for your hubby's birthday. Take lots of pics - can't wait to hear about it. Safe travels.

  3. What a thoughtful and fun thing to do for Tommy's BIG birthday. I can't wait to hear all about it. I also look forward to seeing your refurbished-for-spring patio. We have been doing a little of that as well, but ours is about half the size of yours, thankfully. I forgot about using lavender in the my bath and diffuser. I am also becoming addicted to Rosemary if you haven't tried that in the kitchen especially. Enjoy your trip and be safe.

  4. Wishing your hubby a very HAPPY 70th BIRTHDAY! Sounds like you're going to celebrate in style! Have a wonderful time in Memphis...and enjoy some of their fantastic BBQ!

  5. What a wonderful gift! That sounds like so much fun! I've never been to Memphis, but my hubs and daughter both have been and talk a lot about the BBQ : ) Happy birthday to your hubs, and enjoy your celebration!

  6. Happy Birthday to your husband! I can't wait to hear all about your fun trip. :)

  7. Well first off happy birthday to your hubby! And oh how I would LOVE taking that trip (though it would not be a quick drive for us, lol) my hubby and I are both big Elvis fans and fine hotels as well for that matter. I'd love to see it all. Enjoy! And I'll be waiting for pictures! 😉

  8. Happy Birthday to your other half! I hope the Sweet Sixteen madness does not cause problems (parking, eating, sight seeing). Stay safe because Graceland is not in the best part of the city, either!

  9. I enjoyed reading your answers today. I can't wait to hear what you think of The Guest House at Graceland!

  10. What a fun trip for a big birthday! Can't wait to hear all about it.

  11. I'm totally with you on #6! ha. Have a great birthday trip!

  12. I enjoyed reading your answers, Lea. I didn't get to post to hodgepodge this week but I enjoy reading everyone's answers. Sometimes the questions Joyce comes up with really make you think, don't they? Happy birthday to your hubby! The celebration sounds wonderful and he surely will appreciate your generous gift! I have only been through Memphis on two occasions but never stopped to see any of the sights. Safe travels and have a wonderful time!

  13. Thanks for the idea on how to celebrate a special birthday. Sounds like fun. Have a wonderful time, and Happy Birthday to Tommy!


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