Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Wednesday Hodgepodge

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AND, it's HODGEPODGE time........grab your coffee and enjoy!

1. How will you celebrate Easter this year?
Well, right now our plans are to have Easter with our Gran girls and their Dad and Mom on Friday afternoon.  We are still seeing them occasionally and figure that "family cooties" are okay as long as we are all obeying the rules of isolation and we are.  We will enjoy dinner and I'll hide eggs (weather permitting) for the girls to find.  It will be a most casual but fun time.  As to Sunday, we'll be worshiping with our church family virtually.  I must commend our church's media team, they are doing a bang up job!  It will be a very different Easter for sure and I do not ever remember not being in church on Easter Sunday in my entire life.

2. Is it easier for you to receive grace offered or extend grace to another? Explain.
I have no trouble receiving grace and am thankful for each and every time grace is granted towards me.  And, I really do try to extend grace to others and I often say, "there but for the grace of God go I."    I love this quote........
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3. Do you say grace before meals? If so do you have a standard dinnertime grace or is it more 'off the cuff' ? Do you say grace when dining out? Do you have a favorite grace? Any special memory associated with 'saying grace'?
I'm not going to lie, most the time we do, but not always and that is a shame for sure. It needs to be priority as we have soooooo much to be thankful for.  We do not have a standard grace, it is "off the cuff."  We do often say the blessing when dining out but not every time.  No favorite blessings for me, just those from the heart.  There was never a meal eaten at our house when I was growing up that the blessing was not said.  We took turns and it was a great example set for us.

4. What are some challenges you think the next generation will face? (Generation Alpha-born between 2011 and 2025)
Many are living in such a privileged society and if their situation should change, they will have MAJOR adjustments.  And, everything is so instant that should they have to wait on anything (and they will) it may be a difficult adjustment as well.  And, these could apply to many of the general population right now. 

5. Share a favorite quote or lyric featuring the word faith.

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And, believing is certainly hard but knowing how it will happen is even harder, especially when we see no way.  Love this quote!

6.  Insert your own random thought here.

I love to bake and find it very therapeutic!  I especially enjoy baking cookies.  I know, they are a lot of trouble compared to other baking but I have two ovens, 5 huge cookie pans and lot of parchment paper.  I made Chocolate Chip last week and made these Tea Cakes/Sugar Cookies yesterday.  I'm going to take these over to the workers at the assisted living facility where my Dad lives this afternoon.  I think next on my agenda is Oatmeal Cookies.  For me, it's a fun way to wile away the day during this time.  I've just about cleaned all I can clean and organized all I can organize. ~laugh~  And, speaking of baking.......I have a Bosch Compact Mixer that is the "be all, do all."  I "thought" I wanted a Kitchen Aid and once I tried to lift one, I knew I did not want any part of one.  Now, if you have one and love it, that's great.  But, my lightweight Bosch comes with a dough hook as well as a beating whisk and stirring whisk.  Plus it has a shield in case you are mixing something that splatters.  Yes, it's the greatest in my opinion and you can find it here. You can thank me later!

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. Our daughter and her family live next door to us. We still see them, though on a more limited basis. I agree with you about the challenges the younger generation faces. I see it in my own daughter now...the impatience of having to wait for anything. They want things NOW! I am going to have to check out that mixer. Have a blessed and happy Easter!

  2. It is wonderful for the girls to have a special time with you for Easter. They need this time to be as normal as possible while still creating memories. May you and Tommy have a very Blessed Easter. Love you both.

  3. I've been doing a lot of baking as well. I have always enjoyed that and like you find it therapeutic. Enjoy your little grand girls this Easter! I hope your Dad is doing okay.

  4. So glad you will get to be some of your family this weekend. Happy Easter.

  5. I bought the smaller Kitchen Aid for the purpose of kneading dough and it does a great job. I too have been baking and storing in the freezer. Last week I attempted to make challah bread and discovered my yeast had expired. I went ahead with it and rats, I should have waited until I had new yeast. At least I was able to practice braiding the dough. And that wasn't a pretty sight! But it did keep me occupied for a while. Happy Resurrection Day to you.

  6. Baking is definitely therapeutic for me and the whole family! I'm glad you'll be seeing your family for Easter.

  7. If we ever have a tornado, my kitchen counter will remain in place because of my fire engine red KitchenAid mixer. While I am thankful to have it, you are 100% correct with your comments about how heavy it is. That fact has proved to be a problem in my recent moves when deciding where to keep it. It HAS to be on the countertop full-time. No question about that.

  8. Glad you will be able to see the gran girls. We have seen my Mom too, we live not far away.
    Enjoy your baking!

    Happy Easter

  9. I love my Kitchen Aide but it is HEAVY indeed! Sometimes I just don't bother with it because it is so hard to wrestle out of the pantry so I can use it. It, too, has the dough hook, whisk, and paddle attachments. I also have the pasta making and grinding attachments. But, there again, it sits in the pantry most of the time. Have a blessed Easter and enjoy those kiddos!

  10. I'm with you on the fact that this will most probably be the first Easter in my life that I am not in a church building celebrating the resurrection with many people! It was good to read through your answers. Happy Easter to you!

  11. Just hard to imagine not being in fellowship LIVE on Easter Sunday with my church family but praising the Lord we can still worship no matter where we are and now with live streaming it surely helps my feelings about it. We will have Easter celebration at my house as always. My immediate family will gather as we do every Sunday together. We are always together and like you cooties okay as I know where my little bunch is and what they have been doing and that's trying very hard to wise and smart. I hope that you have a wonderful Easter Lea. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  12. We will share our family cooties too...LOL! It will be a different kind of Easter celebration no doubt but the reason why we are celebrating will never change. I hope you have a wonderful time with your family. And those cookies look amazing!!

  13. I have to comment on the mixer first, as I am still smiling, I bought my Kitchen aid years ago, I absolutely find it hard to lift especially when I clean it and the countertop. ~smile~ I will be looking at the Bosch just in case.
    Your answers to the other questions are so on target as I agree with your thoughts!
    I enjoy baking too, cookies are my favorite, but haven't baked a lot recently as gardening chores have kept me so busy! The idea of baking for the Assisted Living staff is great, they work so hard in taking care of our loved ones, I know our daughter was nursing supervisor., I used to bake goodies for them too!
    I am so thankful for technology that is provided for us to have service from our local church, but miss interacting with other believers, I am also so thankful for blogging friends who inspire and encourage me.
    Thank you for sharing, and thank you for visiting me.
    Happy Easter Dear Friend,

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