Saturday, January 26, 2019

Saturday 9 - My Favorite Things

Saturday 9

Saturday 9: My Favorite Things (2018)

Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

Indeed!!! I am very unfamiliar with this version and  I'll leave it at that.  Now, the My Favorite Things by Julie Andrews from The Sound of Music, that's my "favorite" version!!

1) This week's artist, Jennie Abrahamson, is very happy living in Stockholm, but she refers to Paris as "a flirt." She enjoys her time there so much she always wants to return. Is there a place you've visited that tugs at your heart and imagination, tempting you to return?

We went on an Alaskan Cruise 11+ years ago and it was such a great trip and I wouldn't mind going again.  But, there's so many other places that we haven't been that we probably will not go again.  We went with a great group of friends and that added to the fun and the special time. 

2) Jennie has said her music has been heavily influenced by 80s pop, which was popular in her early teen years. Are your favorite songs the ones you listened to when you were growing up? 
I enjoy so many genres of music but I suppose the music that I listened to growing up is my favorite.  A lot of that music was the old hymns and they will always and forever hold a very special place in my heart and I enjoy telling Alexa to play them for me in the early morning.  Such a great way to start my day.

3) "My Favorite Things" is from The Sound of Music. Crazy Sam's high school claim to fame was playing Sister Margaretta in the senior class production. Though not a big part, her performance lives on because relatives love embarrassing her with pictures of her in an especially unflattering nun's habit. Who took an embarrassing photo of you? What were you doing?

Have mercy, I don't know that this is all that embarrassing to me but it was so hysterical.  I cannot remember the name of this game but I'm sure many of you are familiar with it.  This was in the summer of 2017 when our daughter came for a visit and she brought the game with her and we played it and laughed our heads off.  What a site!!!

4) The lyrics celebrate "brown paper packages tied up in strings." What was in the last box you received in the mail?

Well, I'm ashamed to say that I get a whole lot of boxes in the mail (thanks to Amazon) but my last one was yesterday and it was a box from Sole Society.  I ordered a pair of boots but they were too big so they were sent right back today.

5) It mentions doorbells and sleighbells. What's the most recent bell or alarm that you heard?

One of my sweet neighbors came by just a few minutes ago to return something she had borrowed.  She rang our front door bell.    
6) This song has nice things to say about cold weather, specifically snowflakes and mittens. What do you like about winter?

Our winters are not generally harsh and it seems that things slow down and are quite cozy and calm.  The above picture is from one year ago.  It was such an enjoyable day and it was gone and life was back to normal.  That's my kind of snow and my kind of winter. 

7) Dog bites and bee stings are singled out as things that can leave us feeling sad. What's most recently given you the blues?

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Oh, my goodness, it would the RAIN!!!  We have had sooooo much rain and I can only take it for so long and it really wears me down.  I need the sunshine!

8) In 2018, when this song was released, Roger Federer won the Australian Open. Are you good with a racket?

Many years ago I played a whole lot of tennis and loved every minute of it.  I tried to find a photo but was unsuccessful.  Was I good?  Well, I'd say I was average.  Part of my problem is that I'm not a real competitive person.  I love to win but I am a good loser and I probably wasn't competitive enough to be a really good player.  But, as I said, I had a really good time for the years that I played and that's what matters.

9) Random question -- Your local zoo announced the hatching of three snowy owlets. All males. You won the honor of naming them. Go ahead.

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Well, let's just go with Hoot, Hooter and Hootie!  That's simple enough, uh? 

Have a wonderful weekend!!!!

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. Your Alaskan trip sounds like it was fun. We are going on our first cruise this summer...also with a group of friends. I hope it is as much fun as yours was!
    Oh, that game, I can't remember the name, either. I think it looks hilarious, but all of my family has assured me that they will NOT play it if I get it. Party poopers!

  2. So far, you're the only one I've seen this morning who's courageous enough to share the embarrassing photo.

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  4. What a photo! LOL. I love it. I hate having my picture taken.

  5. Fun questions again this Saturday and I enjoyed your answers! Fun pictures too! That game does look hilarious! We have some friends who went on an Alaskan cruise and loved it. I would never get Joe to go to Alaska! He hates the cold (and I know it isn't always cold there, but you can't tell him that when there are icebergs. LOL

  6. Your photo is cute! That is such a funny game.
    The rain has been in abundance here too...and if not rain then it is still cloudy. UGH! Have a nice weekend! Loved your answers!

  7. Loved your post! Fun questions and great answers! LOL Oh I'm sure your Alaskan cruise was wonderful, and with friends, what a hoot! We...ahem, I would like to go on that cruise, not sure hubby will go on a cruise. I can't think of the name of that game either, but I'm sure it's hilarious. Look at you, too funny!
    Have a great weekend~

  8. You know a woman has a healthy self-esteem and a good sense of humor when she can post a picture of herself playing that funny game with the mouthpiece! You are one good sport, Lea, and a good example to us all!

  9. Love these answers I think that game might be Watch Ya it is hysterical. I also love all the old hymns. I like the new ones, too, but the old ones are settled in my heart. xo Diana

  10. We played that game last Christmas. SO funny to see everyone trying SO hard to speak with that contraption in their mouths. I love The Sound of Music, all of the songs:) An Alaskan cruise is on my bucket list! Enjoy your day dear friend! HUGS!

  11. My husband and I have been thinking of taking an Alaskan cruise. I can probably only get him to do one "once in a lifetime" trip, so I want to think carefully before we take the plunge!!! For some reason the last question about owls had me immediately thinking: Winkin, Blinkin, and Nod! Don't know why. Hope you have a great week.

  12. Okay, that picture of you with the thingy-ma-bob in your mouth is a hoot. YES! To rainy days making you sad. I like ONE every so often, but when they go on and on, it can just make life bleh. Fun post Lea!! XO

  13. The Original Sound of Music is my favorite musical of all time. I love sweet lil owls. I used to play tennis a lot too, gosh I kind of miss it and not sure why I stopped. You have rain and we have bitter cold and snow. Hunkered down for -50 degree wind chills this week, everything closed down for Wed and Thurs. I mentioned you in Today’s post as included the sweet lil pineapple vase you got me on my decorated tray. Hope you had a great day! Lots of Love!


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