Tuesday, July 7, 2020

A Secret Hodgepodge

From this Side of the Pond
Another Wednesday, another Hodgepodge, I love having this consistency in a world that is anything but consistent.  Well, guess it is consistently insane, come to think about it.  But, for now, I'll enjoy answering the questions for the week.

1. The Hodgepodge lands this year on National Secret Keeping Day...on a scale of 1-10 (with 1 being I'm a blabbermouth and 10 being I'm a vault) how good are you at keeping secrets?
I am very good at keeping secrets and am thankful for having a few folks in my life that know the value of keeping secrets as well. 

I read here nine jobs for people who can keep a secret-cybersecurity worker, executive assistant, housekeeper, lawyer, nuclear plant technician, physician, private investigator, psychologist, security guard  Of the jobs listed, which one most interests you and why?
I have always thought that being a private investigator would be the MOST interesting job and have said, "in my next life I'm going to be a private investigator."  But, thankfully in my next life no one there will need PI's and we'll be enjoying a peace unlike anything we have ever known. PTL!!

2. What's the secret of life (or one of them anyway)?
Remember this acrostic everyday
J - Jesus first
                                                                        O - Others second
                                                                        Y - Yourself last
What a wonderful world it would be if we all lived with JOY!

3. Off the record, best-kept secret, a fly on the wall, top secret, my lips are sealed, secret shopper, as quiet as a mouse, poker face, spill the beans, open secret, bite your tongue...which secret idiom can you best relate to right now? Explain.
Oh, for sure, "bite my tongue."  There have been several instances in recent weeks where I have overheard conversations that I so wanted to get involved in.  But, it just wasn't worth it and I have bitten my tongue.  A very wise decision for sure! 

4. Spill here the secret ingredient in one of your favorite recipes?
Well, I had never heard of Garlic Pepper until about 5 years.  I've heard of Garlic Salt all my life but for some reason, had no idea about Garlic Pepper.  I was eating a Chicken Salad made by a friend of mine and I knew the minute I tasted it that there was something in it that was just extra good.  I ask her what she put in it and all the ingredients were familiar to me until she said, Garlic Pepper.  Needless to say, I've never made Chicken Salad again without the addition of Garlic Pepper and it can always be found in my spice drawer.

5. My mama celebrates a big birthday tomorrow. Share a favorite quote, song lyric, saying, or verse of scripture that will add some sunshine to her day (ours too!)
Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you. 1Peter 5:7

6.  Insert your own random thought here.

Okay, all together say, "Aweeeee."  Aren't they just the cutest little patriotic boys.  I thought their Momma did a super good job of dressing them on the 4th  and their just such happy fellas.

Put a smile on your face and be kind!!!

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. Garlic Pepper?!! I must look for that! I love your JOY! And oh my goodness, just look at those boys!!! xo

  2. What a cute picture! Yes on JOY! Yes out next job will be awesome PTL!

  3. I have been using garlic pepper for several years and in fact, buy it in bulk when we go to Shipshawana, IN. I use it in just about every thing. Try it on Salmon or any kind of fish and veggies. I had no idea it was a secret ingredient. LOL! But, I must admit to not using it in chicken salad. So there you go, a secret is out. Yes, to those adorable boys and their smart mama.

  4. Okay, adding garlic pepper to my Walmart cart. I am not a good secret keeper. Have had to keep a few that I really hated keeping but did so. Otherwise, I can slip up and spill the beans before I realize what I have done.
    Those patriotic babies are adorable. I bought my grands patriotic outfits but didn't have them all together for a pic. Big brother looks so gentle with his siblings.

  5. Your Grandchildren are so adorable in their patriotic outfits!
    Never heard of garlic pepper it is now added to my shopping list, I am a garlic fan.
    Enjoyed your answers especially concerning JOY!
    I think being a secret keeper is so important to having integrity, I try and adhere to this.
    Have a blessed day,

  6. Your grandsons are so very photogenic and look great in their patriotic togs! As for biting the tongue, yes, there are plenty of opportunities of late where people should do exactly that!

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