Tuesday, February 11, 2020


Yes, that's right, I'm finally doing a post that isn't a Prime Purchase post.  Goodness, I've been a "slacker!"  Blogging  is a time consuming hobby, well, it is a hobby for me.  For many, blogging is a money making proposition but for me, it's for my sheer enjoyment.  By the time I work on my content, get my pictures edited and in order, it sometimes takes more time than I want to give lately.  But, today, I have a few things I want to share.  Enjoy!

Three weeks ago Tommy and I flew out to Tucson, Arizona to visit my brother and his wife in Oro Valley.  Oh, my goodness, I have never seen so many  rocks, cacti and brown mountains in my life.  It is such a beautiful landscape in it's own way but oh, so different from the lush green landscape of the South.

One morning we went to one of the national parks in the area and they had a snake exhibit with folks there to tell you all about them.  Well, one of the folks asked Suzy is she would like to hold a snake and Suzy, was like, well sure!  Oh, my goodness, I almost had a fit.  I don't even care that it was non-poisonous, it. was. a. snake!!!!  You run from snakes, you do not hold them.  

Tommy and Joel had fun sporting around in the convertible while we were there. 
We had such a great time and the weather was picture perfect.  

On another note, last week I was browsing through a shop and saw these HUGE sunglasses.  I see gals with big regular glasses and big sunglasses but I don't think they are for me.  I mean, I think I look a bit like a clown and no, I did not buy them. And, how about that sign behind me in the left hand picture?  It says, "Wicked Chickens lay Deviled Eggs."  I had to cackle! 

A friend and I were browsing through a really nice antique shop recently and I saw lots and lots of plates like these above.  I had never seen such an array and I wasn't sure what they were for.  I asked the gal that worked there and she told me that these were oyster plates.  You probably knew that but I did not.  I do.not. touch. eat. or hardly look at oysters but I have seen them served at restaurants in white plates such as these but I never have seen such pretty ones.  These were just beautiful and there must have been at least 100 of them. I asked the gal, because these plates were very expensive,if they ever sold any of these. She said that many folks collect the various patterns and colors and display them on the wall.  I was so impressed by the beauty of them.  I think if I were younger that I might enjoy having some and displaying them on a wall.  But, not at this point.  I'm through with collecting anything except memories. ~laugh~

And, this precious gal is 5 years old today.  She had her party this past weekend and she was one more excited little girl.  She had a princess party and all the little girls wore their princess dresses. She is our youngest girl and such a delight!

I visited the Spice and Tea Exchange last week.  What a fun store!  I have never been a hot tea drinker but, after being indoctrinated about the many teas available, I decided it was time for me to give it a try.  I have friends that drink a sort of "sleepy time" tea just before bed and I thought that might be a fun place to start.  I bought one of the diffuser cups and it works so great and the tea is soooo good.  I figure I might get to where I enjoy ending my day with hot tea as much as I enjoy starting my day with hot coffee.  We shall see.............

And, this my friends, is our 11 year old grandson, Clancy, on the stage with David Crowder at a concert in Tulsa, Ok  with 20,000 in attendance.  I will make this brief, but Clancy LOVES the David Crowder Band and he went with his Dad and Mom to his concert this past Sat. evening.  They had VIP tickets and got to meet David before the show.  Clancy mentioned to him how much he liked his song, I'll Fly Away, and asked David if he was going to be singing it that evening.  Well, he had not planned to but told Clancy that he would change his plans and they would do it.  So, he closed out the concert with that song and before singing it, he asked Clancy to come up on stage and sing it with him.  You talk about an excited little boy and an excited Daddy and Momma, they were speechless!  I mean, he was on the big screen and the whole deal!  His Momma videoed it and this CiCi had tears as she watched it.  What a memory!

Okay, that's it for today but I'm already working on another post and hope to have it ready in a few days.  Blessings abundant!

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. SO much fun traveling, visiting with family and seeing the sites! I am happy that you got to see your family, ride in a convertible and enjoy the great weather. I am not a fan of the huge sunglasses either:) What a treat for Clancy to join in on the singing. He will never forget that! Have a blessed day dear friend HUGS!

  2. Happy Birthday to your youngest granddaughter and how awesome for the 11 year old!! He looks so happy and excited!

  3. What a great post! You covered everything from cactus to snakes to David Crowder. Your granddaughter's princess party was so sweet. And how cool for your grandson to be on stage. I'm sure he will never forget it.

  4. Happy birthday to her! I thought the plates were for deviled eggs so that shows how much I know - HA! I collect nothing also - I am trying to downsize my life! HA! What a lovely trip!

  5. Great photos, and that convertible looks like fun. What an incredible experience for your grandson! It's so refreshing to hear about celebrities that are still kind and caring. Now I'm an even bigger fan of the DC band!

  6. Great pics, Lea! Love your cute poncho too. I think Clancy may have been bitten by showbiz bug. Looks to me that you may have an upcoming star in the family!!

  7. Looks like you had fun. Girl...I bet Clancy was one happy boy! What a special treat for him. One that he will never forget. Girl...with you on the big sunglasses. My head is too small. Snakes....NOPE...just ain't doing it! Happy Valentines Day to you and Tommy. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  8. This was a fun post, Lea! I've been waiting for you to share about your trip to Arizona and was not disappointed. It's just another world out there, isn't it?!

    And Clancy -- I can't think of a better kid to get that honor with David Crowder!

    Snakes -- the best ones are dead, but then that's just my opinion.

  9. That is a memory Clancy will never ever forget!! How exciting for him and all of you! I like the big sunglasses on you!! Kind of kicky! Your little princess is adorable and what a fun birthday party! Loved catching up with you!!

  10. What fun memories! And looks like you're collecting a bunch of them instead of other worldly items. The blog girls have gotten me to drinking hot tea, now, too! I really enjoy it with a great book!

  11. How wonderful for Clancy! A lifetime memory for sure. I often see that we share things in common, but guess we are different too. I did know what oyster plates are (though I don't have any) and I absolutely love raw oysters. If someone will shuck them for me, I'll eat them until I about explode. I always thought I would hate them until I tried them years ago. I was hooked after the first oyster:) I also am not really a hot tea drinker. I do try it from time to time, hoping I'll develop a taste. Iced tea is more my style. I did buy some loose teas in a tea shop a few years back but it's so much quicker just to pour up a cup of coffee from the Keurig. I love Suzy's hair! I too have held snakes...nonpoisonous ones. Years back my husband was in a local organization that hosted an annual RATTLESNAKE ROUNDUP. He picked up every single rattler that came in so that they could be counted and weighed. I didn't like seeing him do that but eventually I could watch without hyperventilating!!!! I love your hair too...love the color and the style.

  12. Love your pictures and the comment about Suzy holding a snake.
    I feel the same way about snakes... run from them.

  13. How is it possible that doll girl is already 5!! She is such a beautiful combination of both mom and dad. And that Clancy boy! I told Bridget that he is going places for sure. Yes, my blogging is for my enjoyment as well, and sometimes I have trouble finding anything enjoyable to blog about. But, we will keep on doing what suits us, right? Enjoyed this post today and look forward to the next one.

  14. What a memorable experience for Clancy! I've never been to Arizona but hear it's a nice place to visit. I don't like snakes either but don't mind holding one if it's at an exhibit or something similar. Like you, I'm not a fan of oysters. Didn't know there was such a thing as collecting oyster plates.

  15. Well I actually thought you looked darling in the big shades, but I really loved that poncho/sweater. The oyster plates are beautiful, but at first glance I thought they were deviled egg plates. LOL. Hope you had a Happy Valentine's Day! XOXO

  16. My daughter in law once had a pet snake and kept it in their aquarium in the living room. I wouldn't dare touch it because I was too scared. But my Mom was very brave and held it along with our granddaughter. It gives me shivers to think about it. LOL
    And those oyster plates are gorgeous!

  17. Look at that cutie pie Clancy! I believe he is a natural. You look so darling on your trip..I just love Arizona but I would have also had a complete fit over that dang snake!

  18. I can see why you have not been blogging, Lea, you have been way to busy making wonderful memories, like you I would rather be collecting those memories!
    I also run from snakes.
    Forget the sun glasses , I want that outfit you are wearing, so classy!
    Happy birthday to your little princess, and congratulations to Clancy what an awesome memory for him too!
    Thank you for visiting and for your sweet comment, I have been trying to get back to blogging, like you said it does take time.

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