Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Wednesday Hodgepodge

It's question day with Joyce, another way of saying it's the Wednesday Hodgepodge.

1. When was the last time you chatted with a neighbor? About what? (sharing that last bit is optional)
I chatted with my next door neighbor about 2 weeks ago as I had run over to take something to her and we visited for just a minute.  My neighbor across the way and I chat quite frequently and generally is just about "the issues at hand."  Whatever they may be.......

2. River, lake, ocean, or waterfall...which one are you most like and why?
Oh, my goodness, this is a doozy of a question.  I'm going to say a lake in that I can be as calm and placid as a lake and depending on what's going on in my life, it can be rough waters.  And, there's always some of both generally going on.  Guess that's what keeps me on my knees. 😆

3. July 13 is National Delaware Day. Ever been to Delaware? Delaware is called 'the first state' because it was the first to declare independence from the British. What's your state's nickname and does that moniker make sense to you? If you were in charge, what nickname would you give your home state?

Well, research informed me that our state, Louisiana, has 6 nicknames.  The only two I knew anything about is, Bayou State and Sportman's Paradise.  Yes, both of these are most fitting as we have beautiful bayous all over and if you are a man and you live here then chances are really good that you are a hunter and fisherman and you drive a big truck, have a big trailer and own 4-wheelers and the such.  
I wouldn't change the nicknames if I were in charge, don't think I could come up with anything more fitting. 

4. What dish did you contribute to the last pot luck meal you attended? Do you have a go-to recipe for pot luck suppers?
We attended a sort of pot luck on the 4th of July and I took potato salad.  AND, I have to confess, I did not make it.  The Wal-Mart deli has the best Red Skin Potato Salad around and I didn't see the need in trying to make something that probably would not have been near as good as the bought.  I buy it all the time.  Their other potato salad, not so much!

5. What is your number one tip for a brand new parent?
To remember, "this too shall pass."  Those sleepless nights, those colicky afternoons, those days of crawling and getting into everything and on and on it goes.  It will pass so much quicker than you can imagine.  It's just one phase right after another and they are not all enjoyable but you will live through it and they'll be grown and you will wonder where the years went.

6. Insert your own random thought here.
#1 - Remember I shared 6-8 weeks ago about our changing banks and my working to stop automatic drafts and automatic deposits and then get it all set back up with our new bank.  Well, it is NOT over!  I do not plan to ever have to do this again as it is a royal pain but I "think" with the next billing cycle that everything will be set up at the new bank with automatic payments. ~it has wore me out~

#2 - I will be seeing my Retina Specialist this Friday afternoon and I'm so hoping for another good report.  And, I would just love it if he said all my restrictions have been lifted and I can bend, lift and exercise.  But, hey, I'll be happier than happy if he just says that my eyes are doing well.

Added note - July is my birthday month.  Yea! me!  I will celebrate 65 years on the 29th and I'm more than grateful for everyone of those years.  I really think I'm just going to celebrate all month long because I deserve it.  I mean 65 years!  And, it was made very official yesterday when I received my Medicare card in the mail.  

I am thankful!

P. S. My sister in law and niece are here visiting for a few days so I will likely be out of blogland until the weekend.  See you then!

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 generally celebrate my birthday all month long : ) I hope you get a good report and enjoy your company!

  2. Celebrate every moment dear Lea. Life is too short not too! Me and all three of my daughters have a tendency to celebrate our birthdays for weeks. LOL! Enjoy your family time and I am praying for a good report with your doctor. Keep those peepers looking pretty! And BTW: You look awesome! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  3. I find that the older I get, the more celebrations there are. Enjoy and Happy Birthday wishes to you. You look beautiful and not a day over 55!! I think I like Bayou State the best - it reminds me of a Linda Ronstadt song - Blue Bayou.

  4. I have never tried WM's potatoe salad, but since I love it so much, I will have to try it! My favorite is McAllister's. And yes! You totally have my vote for celebrating your birthday all month long! Because I certainly do!! Praying everything goes well on Friday with your appointment.

  5. Happy birthday al month long. Good advice to new parents.

  6. You are one day younger than my dear hubby as he celebrates his 65 years on the 28th! Yes, by all means, CELEBRATE all you can! I enjoyed all of your answers and I pray for a great report from the eye doc on Friday.

  7. Happy Birthday and hope you enjoy that month long celebration!! I love that idea. I turn 60 next month, so I think I'll do the same.

  8. I've never made potato salad yet my family always did. I bought some for the 4th of July. Yep, I got my Medicare card last October. Welcome to the club and have a fabulous birthday. Sorry about that banking issue still begin a problem. Praying for good news from your Retina Specialist.

  9. I usually celebrate my birthday for a few days. Today is day 1 of the celebration, just had bagels for lunch and heading to my happy place (the beach) with my family soon :) I've been saying "this too shall pass" frequently, but in regards to the situation with my mil's care. Praying you get a good report from the doctor.

  10. My birthday was July 3rd and I have my last luncheon this weekend. The older I get I find the more I've been celebrated. All right by me!

  11. I didn't know you lived in LA and have fun with your family while they are there. Praying for a good report :) xoxo ERIN

  12. Of course, you must celebrate all month long! Let the party begin.

    Now, Lea, the burning question is this: Have you ever been to Delaware?

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  14. Enjoyed this CiCi, and Happy birthday I think you should celebrate all month , enjoy your visit with family!


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