Wednesday, September 2, 2020

The Wednesday Hodgepodge

From this Side of the Pond
Wowzers, it's already September.  I mean, Christmas will be here before we know it.  I told someone the other day that I sometimes think that Christmas rolls around too often and that perhaps it would be better if the gift giving part was only every 5 years.  We could celebrate the birth of our Savior every year but the gift giving can get to be a little much sometimes.  But, hey, let me move on to the questions at hand.

1. The Hodgepodge lands on the second day of a brand new month. Tell us one thing you're looking forward to in September.
Tommy and I will be going to the Atlanta area to see his two sisters and their husbands in about 3 weeks and we always enjoy our time with them.  We're even going to take a little side trip to The Highlands with them.  Perhaps more fall than summer will be in the air by then.

2. Do you enjoy browsing second-hand shops? Last thing you bought or 'inherited' second hand?
It all depends on the shop.  I went to a second hand home decor shop last week with a friend and left almost as soon as I went in.  It was sooooo disheveled and unorganized and while I'm pretty sure they had some great "finds", I just didn't enjoy trying to browse through the store.  Give me a well put together second-hand shop and I'm all in.

3. Something you had second thoughts about after committing to, purchasing, or posting/commenting  online?
Copper Cookware Pots & Pans | Copper Chef Signature Cookware

About a year ago I purchases a couple of pieces of Copper Chef pans.  I had heard so many positive comments about it that I felt I just had to give it a try.  I definitely had second thoughts as I didn't really need any more cookware but I really wanted some that was non-stick.  And, let me tell you, Copper Chef delivered!  I have bought more pieces now and will eventually replace all of my stainless steel cookware with this. 

4. What's a product or service you use that you'd rate as second to none?

L'ange Triomphe Hair Dryer | Ulta Beauty

I am a big fan of L'ange hair products but this hair dryer is one of my favorites.  I've had my dryer a couple of years and it a lightweight, quiet and quick to dry.  You can check out L'ange products here.

5. Something you do so often or that comes so naturally to you it's second nature ?
This will likely sound silly but I'm always picking up or straightening up.  No joke!  I live by the motto, "don't put it down, put it up."  Of course, with just Hubby and me here most of the time, it's not that difficult, but back when the kids were at home, it was a full time job.  I try to never let clutter and stuff get ahead of me.  Yes, I'm one of those people and doubtful at this point that I will ever change.  It truly is second nature for me.

6. Insert your own random thought here.

Hurricane Laura: “It just looks like a bomb went off,” says one Louisianian  on the storm's aftermath - Vox

I'm fairly certain, unless you live under a rock, that you have heard about the devastating hurricane, Laura, that hit Louisiana last Thursday.  The worse hurricane to ever hit.  We live in the Northeast part of the state and by the time it arrived here it was a category 1 with winds about 70mph.  It  was the first time in over 150 years that a hurricane has hit our area.  While there were lots of home damaged, tons of trees downed and tons of debris strewn everywhere, there is no comparison to the damage in Lake Charles, where the hurricane landed.  A lot of our area was without electricity for some time and a few are still without.  We were able to house some of our dearest friends in our guest suite while they were without electricity 3 days.  We were out for 2-3 hours but we have a full house generator and were most grateful for it.  You can ride around and see lots of roofs with tarps pulled across areas of them, trees piled on the sides of the road and we have a lot of evacuees staying in our 3 local hotels.  And, schools have been closed since last Thursday.  They had just started last Wed. and boom!  While everyone was concerned about how the Covid was going to affect the school year, no one was expecting Laura to come this far north.  So, it's just one more thing that 2020 has thrown our way but, as they say, "we are Louisiana strong."  On a side note, our porches were the only thing that required attention here after the severe winds and rain.  We have no trees and both Hubby and I are so grateful because for 35 years we lived where we had trees upon trees and had massive cleanups following any bit of storm. I was able to get both porches back in order very quickly.  But, the dear folks in Lake Charles may never fully recover.  I can't even imagine living through such devastation.

Sending you "splashes of joy!"

Lea @ CiCis Corner
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  1. My son reminded me yesterday that Christmas is a few months away. I hope COVID is gone by then. I try to pick up all day as well. I have wondered about those copper pots and pans and may have to buy one to try it out. I thought about you and the storm and glad you are okay. What a blessing to be able to house your friends!

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  2. I love copper so am glad to hear your review. So glad you were able to open your home to friends. I feel like the damage and cleanup are not getting the news coverage they should. So much heartbreak in 2020.

  3. Oh I am so sad for Louisiana. I have friends who lost everything in the hurricanes two years ago in Florida. It was so hard. I am glad you are ok. Bless you for helping your friends. When we were evacuated due to a fire in So Cal two years ago, our friends kept us for three days--it was a true blessing.

  4. Thanks for the review of the copper. It is sad to see the devastation from the hurricane.

    Have a great Wednesday!

  5. We also have a copper skillet and the non-stick is terrific.
    I also do the same as you on #5. I get it from my mother, she was that way.
    Enjoy your trip.
    I enjoyed all of your answers today.
    Have a great Wednesday my friend.

  6. The hurricane was horrid, that's for sure. I have two copper skillets and have enjoyed them tremendously but the one I use the most is beginning to stick in the middle. I've been reading about Blue Diamond and may have to try that brand when I can't stand the copper one anymore. Have safe travels and lots of fun!!

  7. I am glad you were safe from the storm and your damage was minimal. So nice of you to help others out. I have one copper pan that I love. Enjoy your vacation!

  8. I am glad you did not have much damage from Laura. Storms like that are scary, aren't they?

  9. That really was a devastating storm. How nice that you could help someone in need of a place to stay. Glad your purchase turned out to be a good one. Happy September to you.

  10. I'm so glad you were ok and thank goodness for no trees. How smart to have a full-house generator. Lake Charles was hit so hard, and we were happy to send some supplies and gift cards over their way with some friends who were going to help. It felt good to pay back some of the kindness we were shown in Harvey. Take care and safe travels to Atlanta.

  11. Your description of the hurricane damage just breaks my heart. One of my best friends in TX had to evacuate but thankfully they were spared. Hope you enjoy your visit to GA, but not sure the weather will be "cool" by then....but maybe at least "cooler". Of course, Atlanta is further north than we are and it does get cooler there sooner than here. The heat has been almost unbearable lately. I'm with you on second-hand/thrift stores. Some are great and fun...others not so much. My 14 yr. old granddaughter and some of her friends have gotten into "thrifting" recently...go figure! About 2 weeks ago she asked me to take her and 2 friends thrifting. I don't know who had more fun...them or me!!!! They were looking for "retro" clothing & accessories...and "oversize" which is the style now (and one I'm not a fan of). So thankful she enjoys spending time with her old grandma!!!!

  12. Thanks for the update on how Hurricane Laura affected your area. I was thinking/hoping your area would be relatively untouched, as far as you are from the coast. But from your report I see that was not the case. I am so thankful you are well and were even able to help out friends in their time of need.

  13. I need to try those copper pots and pans. Hurricane Laura impacted our family in the Natchitoches area. My parents stayed with us until their power was restored. Our daughter and her family were without power for a few days but without internet much longer. Thankfully, everyone is okay. Now, we are watching to see what Sally will do this week!

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