Wednesday, May 31, 2017

The Wednesday Hodgepodge

And, it's Wednesday, and that means the Hodgepodge..............

1. What makes you feel accomplished? Explain.
Anytime I have a sizeable task to do and I finish it and all goes as planned I feel accomplished.  One such task would be when I filled out the application for my Dad to receive VA Benefits this past fall.  It was form after form and lots of i's to dot and t's to cross, information to gather and I did it and he was granted the maximum benefit.  I felt such a sense of accomplishment.  And, even the VA representative that guided me through the process said he had never seen such a neat and organized application. 

Another more recent task would be changing our bank accounts.  Have mercy, it has been a huge task of changing automatic deposits, automatic bill payments and on and on.  But, it's almost done and I'm feeling most accomplished.

2. If you had  your own talk show, who would your first three guests be? Tell us why.
Ann Graham Lotz - Ann is Billy Graham's daughter and such a woman of God and I'd love to ask her more details about her life as the daughter of one of the world's greatest men.

Kate , the Duchess of Cambridge - I would like to also hear about her life growing up and did she ever imagine herself being where she is today.
Tiger Woods - I would just love to ask him what is "ailing" him.  I mean, he's pitiful and blowing his entire future in life and golf. It's very sad to me! I feel sure that he is living with a whole lot of mental pain (and perhaps physical as well) stemming from a most overbearing father.  As I said, it is just very sad. I pray he can and will get the help that he needs.
I'm sure there are many others but these were the first 3 to come to my mind.  How interesting!

3. Do you have a great burger recipe? What's in it? What do you like on a hamburger and where is your favorite spot to order one out?

I do not have a great burger recipe, I have no burger recipe at all.  I generally buy the patties already made, I flatten them as we do not like thick burgers, I sprinkle them with plenty of salt and pepper and throw them on the grill.  Hubby and I think they are very good.  I have mine with spicy mayo, onion, pickles and lettuce.  I do not have a favorite place to order one, I rarely eat a burger out.

4. What's the biggest anxiety producing thing you do on a regular basis?

With tongue in cheek.............get up and face each day.  Every day generally has some type of anxiety producing moments.  It might be the traffic, a long wait in the check out line, a health issue, a family issue and the list goes on and on.  It's all I could think of, so thus, this is my answer.

5. This is the last Hodgepodge of May. Tell us about your summer plans.
Well, to kick off summer our entire family, all 10 of us, will go to Disney World this Sunday.  This time next week half of our stay will be behind us. ~that's hard to believe~
 In early July my brother, his wife and their daughter will come for a visit and then towards the end of July our daughter and her boys will come for a visit.
Hubby and I have no plans to go anywhere after the Disney trip but if the right trip came along, we might be game.

6. Insert your own random thought here.
This is probably TMI but I've been prepping for a colonoscopy while doing this post.  I always do my posts the night before I publish them and as you are reading this I'm probably having the procedure done at our local hospital.  Can I just say that if my Dad had not had colon cancer I probably would not be doing this.  The prep is absolutely dreadful and especially since the "powers that be" decided since my last one 5 years ago, that there needs to be another dose 3 hours before your procedure.  So, I have almost finished drinking round 1 but have got to go through it again at 3:00 AM.  Of course, I know the importance of this test first hand, it saved my Daddy's life.  But, the prep is NOT for the faint of heart for sure!  The procedure is a breeze, especially the twilight sleep that they put you in for the process.  It's the best sleep in the world.

Have a great rest of the week!
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. Have a wonderful time at Disney - can't wait to hear all about it!

  2. I agree. The prep is awful but good for you for having it. Talk about an accomplishment! Have a great week.

  3. I enjoyed reading your answers! Thinking of you this morning with the procedure. Have a nice weekend.

  4. Like you, I pray Tiger gets the help he needs. It is so easy for people to judge him... we have no idea what he is dealing with. You can have all the $$ and fame in the world and it just doesn't matter. I hope you pass your "test" today with flying colors!

  5. I like your answers and Anne Graham Lotz was one of the first people I thought of, along with her brother. I've done that prep work several times and it isn't any fun, but you are so right about the twilight sleep! Lol!! Your kick off to summer sounds wonderful!!

  6. Well getting that test out of the way I'd consider a BIG accomplishment as well. Yes, the prep is kind of a nightmare, but the procedure is a cake walk. Believe it or not we lived right next door to Tiger Woods for about a year and half when my boys were quite young. (Melody wasn't even a thought in those days, lol) and honestly of course we had no idea he would grow into being the pro he is. But it was pathetically sad. He WANTED desperately to just play ball in the front yard with my hubby and the boys or hide and seek, or ride bikes but it was honestly NEVER allowed. He was caught once playing catch and both he and my hubby were yelled at for letting it happen. He told my hubby "Tiger is NEVER to play ball without my permission" which of course NEVER happened. He often, and I mean OFTEN was seen driving down the street with his dad on the way to the golfing range crying in the car. It was the saddest thing I ever saw. We all felt soo bad for him. I am not the least bit surprised he has ended up the way he has with the upbringing that he had. He just flat out was never allowed to just be a kid. Very sad. I know you will enjoy your Disney trip! What a wonderful thing to do. Enjoy every single little minute of it!

  7. Lately I feel accomplished filing out the papers at all the new doctor's offices I've been going to. Glad you accomplished those forms for your dad. I also have some banking issues that I have put off because it can be such a hassle. I almost put Kate but decided to go with Prince William. Tiger Woods is an interesting choice. Your right about anxiety and facing each day. I am so excited about your Disney trip.

  8. Dear Lea, I do hope that you and family has a nice time in Disney. My oldest daughter and family love disney. Well Universal in Orlando Fl. Here children are 13 & 11. They go at least twice a year. Matter of fact, I think my daughter is the biggest kid of all! Oh dear lady....I hear ya on preparation before the procedure! Been there. But it's been a long while. I was having issues was the only reason I went to begin with. But, several things good happened. I was able to find out and treat what my actual issues was and I winded up with two polyps which, Praise the Lord, was not cancer. Hoping all will be well with the outcome of the procedure. And....I did have the cleanest BUTT in the county that day! LOL! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  9. I hope everything went well with the testing today. We know first hand, as well, the importance of getting checked. We lost my father-in-law to colon cancer and several of my husband's siblings have had polyps removed. As for the prep, it must depend on what they prescribe. We had heard all the horror stories before my husband did it the first time and were prepared for the worst, but he said the stuff he had to drink was actually pretty good and he made one bathroom run and that was it!

  10. Oh my gosh I totally agree with the drugs for the colonoscopy! I don't blame Michael Jackson for using it! The best sleep ever! I have to get one every 5 years also, as long as they find a polyp that is. If not, I get to go every 7. My dad had colon cancer so we all do the regular tests. The prep hasn't been too awful for me personally. Anyway, a small price to pay for peace of mind. Have a great week!

  11. Oh sweetness, I do hope it all went well and I am very proud of you for being pro-active!!! And think how thin you'll feel, lol. YES to Disney World, oh your are just going to have a ball. I love Minnie, say hello to her and Cinderella of course!! I am kind of feeling sorry for Tiger. He seems so lost!!

  12. I enjoyed reading your answers my friend and I hope your procedure went well.
    We are all accepting life on life's terms, right?
    Have a blessed week and thank you for your friendship and encouragement.


  13. The prep-ugh!! Mine is rolling around again this summer and I dread it. But like you I will do it. Have a fabulous time in Disney making so many wonderful memories!!

  14. I hope your procedure went well with good results. Enjoy your Disney trip!

  15. Good luck with the procedure. It is a piece of cake, except for the darn prep. Have a fabulous trip Lea. You would be welcome at my table anytime.

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