Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Wednesday Hodgepode - beautiful style

AND, it's the Wednesday Hodgepodge, need I say more?

1. 'Beauty is in the eye of the beholder'  What's something you've seen recently that you thought was beautiful?

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Well, this was sure easy!  This is a picture of a lovely and talented lady in our church and her gorgeous granddaughter on her wedding day two weeks ago.  When I saw this picture the word "beautiful" immediately came to my mind.  Isn't that just the sweetest look they are sharing?  Cathy, the grandmother, decorated the venue for her granddaughter's wedding which happened to take place in a cotton warehouse.  Yes, that's right and I wish you could have seen it.  Cathy transformed it into the most gorgeous setting complete with chandeliers.  This was Cathy's first grandchild to get married so that added to the "specialness" of this picture. 

2. Our culture and beauty...your thoughts?
For the most part, in my opinion, our culture has beauty all messed up and therefore it has caused a lot of frustration for our society, especially the ladies.  Our culture defines beauty by size, flawless skin, perfect body proportions, etc.  I am so thankful that I grew up when our culture was different and beauty was not the emphasis that it is today.  My Mom always told me, "pretty is as pretty does" and that is what I remember.  I long for the day where inner beauty takes priority over outer beauty because it is certainly the ONLY beauty that lasts.  I have two precious granddaughters that I hope will always know and feel that they are the most beautiful girls in the world because of their Creator, He doesn't make anything that isn't beautiful in some way. Now, let me say, I do not see one thing wrong with beauty and I always want to look the very best I can but our culture has crossed over the line. ~in my humble opinion~

3. Age before beauty, beauty queen, beauty mark, beauty sleep...which beauty-ful phrase resonates with you today? Why?

Hummm......I guess beauty sleep.  I have a very regimented sleep schedule in that I pretty go to bed around the same time every night and get up the same time every morning.  I get about 7 hours of sleep and for me, that's plenty.  I sleep good and generally am raring to go in the mornings.  I can call it beauty sleep if I need to. ~chuckle~

4. I read here a list of the top ten beasts animals that scare us the most-

alligators, coyotes, black bears, birds (but pigeons in particular), sharks, bats, bed bugs, rats, rattlesnakes, and the black widow spider. 

Which 'beast' on the list scares you the most? What is the liklihood of you having an actual encounter with that particular beast? Did a movie contribute to your fear of this creature? Have you ever had a real life encounter with any of the animals listed?
Goodness, there's several on that list that scare me but I'm going with rattlesnake because of an encounter I had with one during my brief time at college.  My "dear" room mate had access to a collection of stuffed snakes and she decided that it would be fun to put one of them in my ironing closet on a Sunday afternoon.  I was putting my ironing board up and when I looked down the snake was coiled and ready to strike.  I threw the ironing board across the room and began a blood curdling scream as I ran down the hallway of our dorm.  Some of the other residents ran and got the dorm mother (yes, in those days there was such) and she grabbed me and she and the Dean of Students carried me to the ER because they could not get me calmed down.  The ER doctor gave me a shot of some kind of sedative, kept me there for a couple of hours and then sent me back to the dorm.  I stayed the night in the room with the Dorm Mother.  My room mate was reprimanded in high fashion and moved to another room and I personally, never saw her again.   My parents were called and they were none too happy.  Anyway, it is forever etched in my mind as one of the most horrible experiences of my life.  Thus, my extreme, over the top, fear of snakes!
Since we live right on top of a pond, the likelihood of my having an encounter with a snake is probably above average. ~yikes~

5. Where were you when you last heard a bell ring? Was it alarming or musical?
Oh, me, I have racked my brain and I cannot remember the last time I heard a bell ring.

6. What's your favorite carb? How's that for random?
I love  potato chips!  I think I could literally eat a whole bag at a time but I don't.  I prefer salty over sugary any day.  I love the salt and crunch of potato chips.  I only indulge when I'm eating a sandwich or a hamburger.   But, I could easily just pick up the bag and snack on them several times a day.

7. Let's wrap up another month of Hodgepodging and life with an acrostic. Recap your month using the word MARCH.
M - Marching into spring and loving every minute of it
A - Adjusting to the new time change
R - Rocking orange nail and toe polish and flip flops
C - Cleaning the front and back porches and readying them for spring
H - Happy "big" birthday to the hubs

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

Bridget gave this t-shirt to her Daddy for his 70th on Monday.  He thought it was pretty cute but reminded her that he has had one hip replaced so he is lacking "one" original part.  I suppose you can get a t-shirt with most anything on it these days.  This was sure a good gift for a man that pretty much has any and everything else.

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 love that t-shirt! So cute. Chips are my faves among many carbs. Have a great week, Lea.

  2. Oh that picture of Cathy and granddaughter! I can only imagine how glorious the wedding venue was. I'm sure she has been planning and saving for this event a long time. Love her for me. And that snake story! Horrible!!!!

  3. That is one beautiful photo for question #1. Agree with your answer for #2 and most of us have said beauty sleep. Love your answer on eating potato chips. Love the t-shirt, I bought my dad one like that a few years ago.

  4. Wow! That's quite the snake story! Ohh,chips. I didn't think about chips being carbs. haha I never met a chip I didn't like. sigh

  5. That story! Yikes! I never ever buy potato chips because I have no restraint if a bag is in the house : ) Happy birthday to your hubs! I will go back and read your trip recap in the next couple of days. Today I have been on the go and am still going.

  6. Oh Lea...I enjoyed reading your answers! I so agree with your views on beauty. This world is going crazy and I long for the good ol' days...unfortunately there are no time machines. But nothing surprises God and He has it under His thumb. Now about those snakes...everyone told us when we moved to NC back in 1992 to watch out for snakes and I must say that we have only encountered just a few the whole time we have lived here! And certainly no rattlers! I did catch a baby copperhead that must have slithered under the door on one of these sticky pads and it still makes me shudder every time I think about it...and it was already deader than dead when I found it! I do like a little salty with my sweet too :D

  7. MERCY regarding the rattlesnakes story! That is one of the scariest stories I've heard in a long, long time!

    I "amen!!!" to your comments about beauty. Such a good blog post!


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