Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Wednesday Hodgepodge

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Hodgepodge Questions-Volume 364

1. In Monday’s post I mentioned I would incorporate the word I was given for letter K into this week’s questions. That word was karaoke. On a scale of 1-10 how excited would you be to find out there was karaoke happening at your next gathering/outing with friends? 10=gimme that microphone!, and 1=I suddenly remembered there’s somewhere else I need to be. Have you ever actually done karaoke? If you had to perform karaoke what would be your ‘go-to’song?
I might not be first in line but I sure don't mind picking up the mic and taking my turn at karaoke.  We actually own a karaoke machine and have had a lot of fun with it.  The Grans love it.  Give me any song by Karen Carpenter, Joan Baez, or Anne Murry and I'll take it and run with it.  I sort of have a contralto voice much like the 3 of these artist. 

2. How do you listen to music these days? Favorite app or do you listen the old fashioned way? Do you have music playing often in your home? Is there still a CD player in your car?
I go back and forth between Alexa and Pandora for most all of my music listening these days.  Yes, I play music a lot, it soothes my soul.  I guess there is a CD player in my car, I truly have no idea.  I've had my vehicle 3 years and have never even noticed.  I have Sirrus radio and that's what plays in my car.

3. The HP lands on US tax day this year. Or what used to be tax day before everything including filing your taxes was cancelled, delayed, postponed or extended. FYI- filing your taxes has not been cancelled, only delayed for a bit.

Besides staying away from anyone and everyone, what have you found taxing lately?
Oh, my goodness, cooking and thinking of something to cook.  I can promise you that I cannot remember the last time that I have cooked this much.  No joke!  Hubby and I eat out a WHOLE lot and a lot of it is because its a "social happening" and we're often with friends.  Did I mention that I CANNOT wait to be able to go out to eat again.  

4. You’re without power so no oven, and you can’t open your frig or freezer in order to keep what’s in there from spoiling. And you don’t have access to take out. What will you make us for dinner?
Well, you can take your choice, crunchy peanut butter on crackers or vanilla wafers.  And, there's always canned chicken in our pantry too, and pork and beans.  

5.  I’ve seen this exercise going around Facebook and thought it would be a good one to include in the HP...what are five things everybody seems to love and go crazy for that you personally don’t care for?
1-nutrition drinks
2 - The Bachelor (never have seen it nor will I ever watch it)
3 - super dark hair 
4 - going barefooted
5 - international travel

6.  Insert your own random thought here.

Deadly tornadoes in the South cause 'catastrophic' damage - CNN

As many of you likely know, our area was hit hard by 2 tornados on Sunday early afternoon.  One area hit is about 13 miles from us and we know several families that received so much damage and will be recovering for months to come.  The other area was the area around the Monroe airport and included the airport.  I even had a couple of bloggers email me later to see if we were hit as they knew it was near us.  As if the Covid-19 wasn't enough to deal with, many now have the effects of a tornado to deal with.  And, it was a very different Easter.  What strange times we are living in and I'm more than ready for it to end.

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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 thankful for God's protection over you. Praying for your area.

  2. So glad you and your husband are okay. You're right, these are scary times.

  3. Sunday was the first time that I ever received a "Tornado Emergency" text. Always a warning or watch, but never an emergency. We were keeping up with the weather live and thankfully, we had no damage. PB on a vanilla wafer is truly one of my favorite snacks! Stay safe!

  4. I said the Bachelor too and I know at least one other Hodgepodger said it too. I just can't even imagine being on that show. So glad to hear you guys are okay after the tornadoes. Take care!

  5. Wow, so sorry this happened in your part of the country on top of everything else going on. Lord have mercy. I'm with you on nutrition drinks! Stay safe...

  6. So, it looks like I have found me another karaoke buddy! Let's do something by the them! Those were some terrible storms and didn't realize they were os close to you. I can only imagine how devastating it was for those folks in its path. Stay safe and healthy, Lea!

  7. Karen Carpenter has what I think is the most perfect voice. I love the tone and her pitch was always spot on. Our little town was hit as well. Such a nightmare for people already dealing with all this other stuff and feeling uneasy and out of sync. Our part of town was spared, but others were hit hard.

  8. D and I were talking about our investments and the hit they've taken, but agreed in the end, we must keep a check on what is happening, but there is absolutely nothing we can do about it. It is all in God's hands and we are most happy to leave it that way. The damage done by this long line of tornadoes there and in MS is astronomical, and yes is compounded by the current conditions. Some people may never recover. So sad. Now, regarding food, I am so blessed D takes a big responsibility in planning and preparing meals. We only eat 2 meals a day, and don't mind leftovers, thankfully. He did go pick up a Strawn's breakfast yesterday. That was going the extra mile!

  9. Glad you didn't have damage. Terrible tornadoes and a horrible time to happen.
    So sorry for all those that lost their homes and are displaced. Scary and tiring times.

  10. I dislike all those things too except being barefoot (but not out in public places). I am glad you were safe through the storm. So sad to see such devastation. I like your quote at the end...breathe and have faith, Amen.

  11. That picture of the mangled planes at the airport was amazing. What a mess. I'm so glad you were spared damage and feel sorry for those who suffered losses.

    Like you, I don't have any desire for international travel. We don't even have passports any more.

    The graphic you posted at the end is perfect.

  12. So glad you are okay. How awful for everyone affected, especially during this pandemic.
    If you and Debby sing together I will gladly watch! Somebody needs to be the audience, right?

  13. I have Sirius radio in my car too. I love that I can travel long distances and never lose the station. Mostly I listen to the Christian music station. Glad you are OK with all those tornados.

  14. I filed my taxes yesterday anyway, it was just on my list and SO I did it:) I sing at Church but not very good at Karaoke! COOKING, I am ready to eat out some but haven't since the shut-down. Enjoy your day dear friend, I am trying to just breathe and know that everything is going to be OK. HUGS!

  15. I would love to hear you sing, and if you sound anyway like Karen Carpenter, I know that would be a great treat, her voice was so soothing.
    We too are so looking forward to dining out again, and soon I hope.~wink~
    So sad for those affected y tornadoes, we were under warnings too but thankful no tornadoes just wind damage.
    Enjoyed your HP answers, I have missed the last two, maybe next week.
    Have a blessed weekend.

  16. Good grief, if the virus wasn't enough, now the weather is taking its toll. I am so sorry. Thankful you are safe.
    Karaoke is a word I run from!! But would love to listen to you sing.

  17. Very fun post Lea. I listen to alexa or iheart on our tablets. Thankful you are safe from those storms. Scary times now.

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