Wednesday, March 8, 2017

The Wednesday Hodgepodge

Congratulations Joyce on your 300th edition of the Hodgepodge!  That means you have asked some 2400 questions. My goodness, that's a boatload and you always cause us to stretch our brains with some of our answers.  Thanks so much for hosting us each week!!! And, I LOVE your new button!

From this Side of the Pond

1. What is one area of your life where you're a perfectionist? Is that a good thing?
In order and organization.  I thrive on it and I don't even have to think about it any longer as it is just automatic for me after all these years.  My parents were highly organized individuals and our home was always a home of order.

2. What's something you find perfectly ridiculous?

The acceptance, by so many, of immorality without any thought of the consequences.  Insane!!

3. What's a skill you've developed by way of that old fashioned saying, 'practice makes perfect?

The first thing to come to my mind was using the computer.  I am self taught on everything I know how to do on a computer.  Now, compared to some folks that isn't a lot and when compared to others, it's a fair amount.  I have had a lot of frustrations in the process but 'practice does make perfect."  I've especially had to be tenacious in learning photo editing, and I still have a long ways to go.

4. What's your idea of a perfect breakfast?

Breakfast is my favorite meal and it is a rarity for me to eat breakfast.  I especially love to go out to eat breakfast and it's something I look forward to when we travel.  My favorite breakfast is scrambled eggs with cheese, crispy bacon, a side of grits and half of a grilled buttered biscuit.  Pure yumminess!

5. What's a trip, holiday, vacation, or day outing you've taken that you'd rate a perfect 10? Tell us why.

In 2009 we went, with 5 other couples, on an Alaskan Cruise.  We had an absolutely wonderful time.  Dinner time was special with the great food and fellowship and our excursions included everything from Dog Sledding to riding ATV's through rugged country side.  Our accomodations were lovely and, as I said, it was just a splendid time.  I'd go back tomorrow!

6. What quote or saying perfectly sums up your life right now? If you can't do perfect, how about one that comes close?
Family, friends and time are what matter most at this point in my life.

7. How would you spend $300 today?

We have two families in our church going through some tough, tough health issues, and as a result, they are facing financial stresses.   I would split it between the 2 of them.

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

Hubby and I will be heading towards Oklahoma on Sunday to visit our 2 little cowboys.  Bridget and Clancy are out for Spring Break next week so we'll spend a few fun days together.  There is always something new to do or find in Oklahoma City for sure.  But, sure wish it wasn't an 8 hour drive away, but it could sure be a lot further. Right Joyce? 😊

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. Safe travels to Oklahoma City. Eight hours is a long drive but I am sure worth every minute. Have a wonderful weekend, Lea.

  2. Our favorite breakfast fare is so similar. Like you, it is always reserved for trips when someone else can cook and clean up. I am following the progress of the two families you mentioned. So sad! Hope you have a great trip and enjoy those boys. Might you and B do another fashion show? That was fun.

  3. I think this might be one of my favorite Hodgepodges that you've shared. An Alaskan wonderful! My husband and I hope to go to Alaska one day :)

    Your "perfect breakfast" certainly has my mouth watering.

    Have a lovely day, dear Lea! Hugs!

  4. I've always wanted to visit Alaska. My brother went there in November to photograph eagles. Looks like my kind of place! Enjoy time with your daughter and grandbabies...and spoil them all rotten!:)

  5. Loved all your answers! So fun, to see what you come up with. We think so much alike! I loved Alaska, too! Very peaceful and beautiful. Enjoy your trip to Oklahoma!

  6. Enjoyed your hodgepodge as always...My best girlfriend took an Alaskan cruise too and she STILL raves about how beautiful it was. You've both got my interest in doing so WAY up there on my list. I love eating breakfast out too and yours sounds good, but I am going to go ahead and confess that I have never had grits..which I imagine to a So. gal is just unthinkable, lol. But I guess I just have to imagine I would probably like them, lol. Enjoy your time with your daughter and those precious grandsons. And your right...8 hours sounds like a nothing to me. It puts me only half way to Melody's.

  7. Have a wonderful visit with your daughter and her family! Yes it could be further for sure : ) Mine will be here this weekend and I cannot wait. Alaska is on my list, and hubs list too, so hopefully we'll get there one day.

  8. Oh, enjoy those grandkids. mine take all day just to fly out to see them, but feeling blessed that we are able to do that. I'm the same way with my computer skills and I still feel like my skills are still pretty limited. Hope you enjoy your trip

  9. We cruised Alaska's Inside Passage in 2006 and loved it. Such beauty!

  10. Your breakfast sounds delicious. Good for you on teaching yourself computer skills. Have a wonderful time visiting your family :)

  11. Great Hodgepodge - we would love to go on an Alaskan Cruise - the scenery is breathtaking.

  12. What fun this was to read. Cruising to Alaska had to be wonderful. Enjoy your trip to Oklahoma. Have a blessed weekend. xo

  13. Your trip to Alaska sounded wonderful! Dog sledding there must have been exciting - and memorable. Giving the money to those who are struggling in your church would be wise use of the money. What a difference it would make in their lives.

  14. I think I could have guessed your first answer. I use to be but when my health started to fail it started to become out of your control. Great answer about the computer. Your right, my favorite part of traveling is eating breakfast. Lovely way to use that $300. Have a great trip.

  15. Hi Lea...I enjoyed your hodgepodge answers! I have to say that I wish a had a few of your organization skills. I am in the process of organizing my craft/office room and it is about to wear me out...have been working on it all day with much to still do. Like you, I have to say that I am very much self-taught on the computer. When I can't figure something out, thank goodness for Google and YouTube! I also looks forward to eating breakfast when we are in the road...and speaking of that, have a wonderful trip!


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