Wednesday, July 29, 2020

A Moving Hodgepodge

From this Side of the Pond

1. Last time you moved house? Something you've learned in moving house?
Well, we are about to celebrate our 5 year anniversary of moving into this house.  It was August 11, 2015.
We had lived in our last house 36 years and that's way to long to live in the same house in my opinion. ~smile~  Stuff somehow seems to accumulate and I cannot tell you how much stuff I got rid of when we moved.  And, I'm really good at getting rid of stuff all the time but you would have never guessed that when we moved.  I've tried really hard to not let stuff accumulate in our new house but it remains to be seen how good of a job I've done.  I've learned "stuff just accumulates quickly."

2. Move mountains, move along, make a wrong move, moved to tears, get a move on, move up, move over, move out of the way, move the deck chairs on the Titanic, move it!...pick one and tell us how it fits your recent circumstances.
I have two and the first would be "move along."  I think that's what I've done and many others, during these pandemic days.  Just keep moving and hopefully it will end SOON.

Second would be "moved to tears."  That is the way that I often feel in these past weeks when I watch the news and see the hatred, disrespect, meanness, and destruction happening in our great nation.

3. What have you been doing to make yourself move (aka stay fit-active) during these strange times?
Really nothing any different than what I normally do.  I ride the elliptical every morning, M-F, for 30 minutes.  It's not a lot but I figure it's a whole lot better than nothing and I've been either walking or doing the elliptical for about 35 years.  I could and probably should do more, but............

4. This week's calendar includes celebrations for the following foods-

National Coffee Milkshake Day (Sunday), National Creme Brûlée Day (Monday), National Milk Chocolate Day (Tuesday), National Chicken Wing Day (Wednesday), National Lasagne Day (Wednesday), National Cheesecake Day (Thursday), and National Avocado Day (Friday)

Which one on the list would you be most inclined to celebrate? Which would you be most inclined to skip?

I had no idea about these but it just so happens that Lasagne is on our menu for tomorrow's dinner.  I know, it will be a day late, but, hey, it's close.  We'll have family here and Lasagne is always a good meal for a bigger group.  
I would have no trouble skipping National Chicken Wing Day. I've never had one so guess I might not know what I'm missing but I really don't care to find out. 

5. Next week's Hodgepodge lands in August! I know!! Raise your hand if you feel like July flew by in the blink of an eye? Now bid farewell to your July acrostic style. If you don't know what that means click here.

J - jeering by lots of very discontented folks
U -ugliness across our nation 
L - Lea's birthday month
Y - youth, a thing of the past for Lea ~chuckle~ 

6.  Insert your own random thought here.

These dear folks, my brother, his wife and daughter will be arriving this afternoon for a few days from Arizona and Iowa.  I'm so excited that they decided to arrive on my birthday and know that they did that intentionally. ~chuckle~ The only sad part of this visit will be that my brother, who has not seen our Daddy since last Nov., will only be able to have window visits with him.  But, other than that, we're going to try and have a good, good  time of being together.  The very best birthday present I could ask for!

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. Happy Birthday! Watching the news and seeing all the horrid in the world makes me cringe so I very seldom watch it.

  2. Happy Birthday Lea. Hope you have a wonderful day. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  3. Happy birthday Lea! Hope you have a wonderful day! Soo nice your brother and his wife will be there! 🥰🎂🎈

  4. Happy Birthday Lea!
    Enjoy your special day.
    I like Lasagne too.
    I enjoyed your answers.
    Have a great day.

  5. Wishing you a happy birthday, Lea. Wow, can't believe you moved 5 years ago...I remember it well.

  6. Happy birthday! Enjoy your time with family :)

  7. What a wonderful way to celebrate your birthday with family. Yes, there is much going on to keep us in tears these days. We Christians just need to keep our focus on the One with answers and vote for the candidates who reflect His teachings and commandments.

  8. Have a great visit with your brother and happy birthday!

  9. Happy birthday and do please share some photos of your family visiting!! Enjoy!!

  10. I enjoyed your truthful acrostic. Have a Happy Birthday!

  11. It sounds like this will be a Happy Birthday for you, in spite of the challenges of COVID and such. I'm so glad some family is with you to celebrate.

  12. Happy birthday, beautiful! Hope you father enjoyed seeing your brother from the window. This Covid is just killing our seniors!! My mom cries every single day. She is so lonely.

    Just the thought of moving makes my stomach turn. I moved so often as a young mom and hoped to not move again until it is the FINAL move.

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