Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The Wednesday Hodgepodge

It's so good to be back with Joyce and the HP.  She was out one week and I was away last week but I'm back and ready to exercise my brain today.

1. April showers bring May flowers or so the saying goes. Has your April been filled with showers? Do you carry an umbrella, wear a slicker, or make a run for it? Besides rain, what else has filled your April?
Our April has not had an abundance of rain but we did have the "storm of all storms" the first weekend of this month that not only poured rain but it hailed and the wind blew like rip and our entire city was without electricity for about 3 hours.

I am an umbrella carrying gal and have the awesome Totes brand that have the automatic up and down and are golf sized.  If I'm going to carry an umbrella I want it to cover every inch of me amply. 

Hubs and I have spent a lot of time readying our porches and patio for spring and summer.  We have potted ferns, mandevilla, bougainvillea and other plants.  It all looks nice and we will sit back and enjoy it now. 

2. What's something you could you give a 30-minute presentation on at a moment's notice and with zero preparation?
Oh, no doubt about it, a presentation of tips on leading an organized life and having an organized home. I'm of the firm conviction that an organized home is a well run home and an organized life is a productive life. My favorite tip for an organized home is to have the motto: Don't put it down, put it up!

3. Share with us a favorite food memory from childhood.
I remember pot roast, gravy, carrots and potatoes every Sunday for lunch.  That was in the days long before crockpots but Momma would prepare it and put it in the oven before we left for church and it would be ready when we got home.  Sunday lunch was always a very special time for our family and I'm afraid it isn't all that special for most families anymore.  

4. What's a song you thought you knew the lyrics to, but later discovered you were wrong?
Sorry, but have drawn a blank on this one..............

5. According to one travel website, the most overrated tourist attractions in America are-
Niagara Falls (NY), Hollywood Walk of Fame (California), Times Square (NYC), Epcot (FL), Seattle Space Needle (WA), and Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market (Boston). How many of these have you seen in person? Did you feel like a tourist? Did you care? Tell us about a place (not on the list) you've visited that might be considered a tourist trap, but you love it anyway.
I have been to Times Square, Epcot and the Seattle Space Needle. I did indeed feel like a tourist and enjoyed every minute of seeing these.
We made many, many trips to Pigeon Forge when our children were growing up.  It was on our route to Virginia to visit my parents and we enjoyed every trip we made there but I'm sure it is considered a tourist trap by many but we did love it.

6. Your signature clothing item?
Oh, this is difficult.............rather than an item it would be that  75% of my clothes are black or white.  I don't do that on purpose but I am drawn to black and white like a magnet.  
Now, an item that I wear every single day and I "guess" would be my signature item, is an extra long cami. Yep! when the extra long cami's came out I feel in love with them and, as I said, wear one every day. 
~now you know~
7. What's an experience you've had you think everyone should experience at least once? Why?

Hubs and I went on an Alaskan Cruise about 9 years ago.  We had never cruised before and Hubs was not all that excited about a cruise but he was lured by the fact that it was to Alaska.  It was one of the best trips we have ever been on.  Alaska has such beautiful scenery and at all of our ports of call we had such great excursions. We went with 5 other couples that just added to the fun and enjoyment of the cruise.  It was such a memorable trip and I would urge everyone, if they possibly can, to go on an Alaskan Cruise and have the  experience of a lifetime.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

Have you heard of the "fidget spinner?"  If not, let me introduce you.  It is a stress and anxiety reliever, time killer, and aids with ADHD, etc.  I first heard of them through my daughter about a month ago.  Several students at her school had them and she was saying that Clancy wanted one badly.  So, I got him one for Easter and also got our son one because he has to have something to fidget with in his hands at all times.  Who on earth comes up with things like this is beyond me but I'm sure they are laughing all the way to the bank now.  I hear that is also a fidget cube  but I have not checked those out.  So, if you like to fidget, then you may need to get yourself one of these. ~smile~

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. Oh yes, an Alaskan cruise is something we would do again any day. What a great trip and memories. Fidget toys! Yes, what else will they come up with but I guess it will serve a fidgeting service.

  2. My husband would love an Alaskan cruise, maybe we will make it Sunday! You and your Mr. look darling in that picture! Oh how I love a pot roast carrots and potatoes, my mom always made it in a big Dutch oven. I often make it on Sundays to this day the same way she did. FUN HP pretty lady!

  3. I have a couple of friends who have also taken that Alaskan cruise and they too rant about how wonderful it was. Sooo beautiful. Fidget toys? Whatever is next? Lol.

  4. I'll just fidget with my laptop and phone instead! I made Mississippi Roast last night and we inserted the shredded meat into Hawaiian rolls and dipped them in the gravy! So, SO good!

  5. My mom made roast with potatoes and carrots a lot during my growing up years. Yes, most families don't place an importance on having lunch or dinner together at home, anymore, but it's a big deal for us and our family. We do it as often as we can.

  6. Oh...and I've always wanted to go on an Alaskan cruise. I'm sure the scenery is well worth it.

  7. That's a very true statement that Sunday lunch is not as special as it used to be. It's very sad. An Alaskan cruise is definitely on our list of Travel Things to Do.

  8. I loved your memory of Sunday lunch and I have similar. Sometimes my parents would invite a family from church home for lunch and after we ate we'd sit in the living room which was a big treat : ) Sundays in general are so different from the Sundays of my childhood. Everything was closed so no shopping, etc. Church, lunch, a quiet afternoon at home with your family. I try my best to keep that going, but it's not always easy.

  9. oooh, I just love the photo of you and your hubby! You make such a charming and beautiful couple.

    Your hodgepodge posts are always a delight to read - thanks for sharing. Hugs to you!

  10. Ahhh, my mom also made a pot roast on Sundays. That sounds soo good right now! Alaska is on our to do list. The Hubby has been on business and says we need to go back to see more.

  11. An Alaskan Cruise sounds wonderful! And you might not be giving a presentation, but I sure think a few blog posts on keeping your home organized would be fun! I'd love all the tips and tricks you have. :)

  12. Hi there :)

    I've always wanted to go on an Alaskan cruise. My mom went years ago and said it was quite the experience. You both looked fantastic :)


  13. My son told me just this afternoon some classmates had a fidget spinner. I've never heard of them till today!

  14. Enjoyed this much, CiCi, my favorite motto is : Everything has a place and everything in its place!~smile~ I too love an organized home! I still like pot roast for Sunday lunch! Beautiful photo of you and your DH! Thanks for sharing, have a blessed weekend!


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