Wednesday, September 30, 2020

The Wednesday Hodgepodge

It's good to be back with the HP.  I've been MIA the last 2-3 weeks but I'm back with it and ready to answer Joyce's questions this week.  

1. When is the last time you experienced nostalgia? 
Just the last couple of days.  Unbeknownst to me, daughter and son days were just observed.  While I didn't really acknowledge them on those days, I did do a lot of reflecting on "bygone days" and what a wonderful privilege it is to be their Momma.   
 2. September 29th is National Coffee Day. Do we need this? Ha! So are you a coffee drinker? If so how many cups per day, and tell us how you like it. Is there a recipe you enjoy that calls for coffee as one of the ingredients? 

No! we do not need it but there seems to be a day for just about any and every thing.  Yes, I have been a coffee drinker for many years.  My paternal Grandpa started fixing me milk coffee when I was 6 years old and I've loved it ever since. I start my day with a cup and probably drink 2 full cups a morning and I only drink out of an insulated mug. I'm only into HOT coffee, not lukewarm.  I like powdered creamer, a heaping teaspoon of Stevia and about a half teaspoon of cinnamon.  Yum, it's so good!  Funny that if I have coffee any other time of the day I only want the creamer.  I only do sweetner and cinnamon in the morning.  I can't think of a recipe that I use that calls for coffee. 

 3. Do you find praise or criticism to be more motivating? Explain. 
In general I find praise to be far more motivating and believe that it is for most folks.  But, if criticism is done in a constructive way, it, too, can be motivating.  I'm all about praising folks and try to do my fair share of it.

         4.  What's a television series you keep coming back to and re-watching? 

                                                                    I can honestly say that I have never re-watched a television series.  I've just never been into watching series or movies again.  An added note......Tommy and I started watching the TV series, Heartland, about a month ago and we are enjoying it.  It should keep us busy for a while as it is 13 seasons and we are just now on season 4.  We've really gotten into watching series on Netflix and Prime in the past year.  We love choosing our time and not being interrupted by commercials.

 5. As the month of September draws to a close give us three words to describe your mood. 

 6. Insert your own random thought here.

Last week Hubby and I went to Atlanta to see Tommy's sisters and their husbands.  The 6 of us then went to Highlands, North Carolina for a couple of days.  It is such a lovely area but it rained the entire time we were there so we didn't get to enjoy the true beauty of the area.  We stayed in a lovely home high up on a mountain and might I add, up a VERY curvy road. ~smile~  We had a great time being together.  AND, I was real close to Joyce's neck of the woods and we did discuss meeting up but it just did not work this time.  But, hopefully there will be another time.

And, if everyone would just remember this:

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. Darling photo of your children. I enjoyed all of your post, and certainly agree with the words of the poster at the end.

  2. Loving that quote at the end Lea. So very true and we need to do that. Loving the pictures and so glad you spent time with family. How refreshing to the soul.
    COFFEE!!!! Oh my mercy...YES, YES, and YES! Have a great day. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  3. Definitley next time! 'Let your words heal and not wound'...a message the internet needs right now. Glad you enjoyed your getaway and some family time. I am looking forward to that in December. Enjoy your day!

  4. Yes to that last quote! Great photos and I am glad you got to spend time with family but how sad that it rained the entire time you were there together. Also sad that you weren't able to meet up with Joyce this time. Meeting our blogging friends in person is so fun!

  5. It's nice you got to spend that time with family. We have not watched Heartland but I've seen several people recommend that one.
    Cute fall graphic! I'm happy for our fall weather.
    Have a great day!

  6. Lovely photos, Lea, especially of your children! How wonderful that you and your dh were able to meet with his family, looks like you all had fun, I bet there was a lot of nostalgic going on!
    I am really enjoying our fall weather, it has been extremely hot this year for us, however it did turn back hot one day this week.
    Thanks for sharing.

  7. Glad you were able to spend time with family. So very true of your last quote at the end!

  8. Hi, Cindy. I recently looked it up and I do believe I remember seeing that every single day is a celebration of something. Guess there's two ways to look at's pretty stupid or it's rather nice!!!! My mother has this awesome recipe for punch that calls for brewed coffee. She used to have it at her house every Christmas Eve when the whole family would get together and that punch went FAST. Everybody loved it. I agree with what you said about praise and criticism. In teaching, I tried to use as much praise as possible though. You have a great looking GA family:) (I'm prejudiced, of course.) Haven't been to Highlands in many years although a good friend still lives there. It's a lovely area. Glad you got home safely.

  9. Welcome 'home', sweet friend!! We missed you.
    Your children were (and I am sure still are) adorable. I am certain they are blessed to have you for their mama.
    I am glad to be reminded of adding cinnamon to coffee. When I was still working, I had 2 sisters who were playground monitors but made the library their home when they weren't on duty. They got to school early and made the best coffee, with cinnamon in the winter. Need to add that to mine tomorrow. Have always been a black coffee drinker, but have been adding a little cream now and then lately. I like mine HOT too!!
    Glad for your time away with family.

  10. I loved your family pictures and the post at the end.
    Have a great day my friend.

  11. I'm glad you had that time with your family. North Carolina is a beautiful state.
    We also prefer to watch netflix or to dvr movies or series shows so we don't have to wait through the commercials.
    I like my coffee hot too, but without cinnamon. :)

  12. So happy you got that time with your in-laws. It is so crazy how there’s a national day for everything. That coffee has got to be HOT! Have a sweet weekend.

  13. I am always struck by how much Bridget resembles one of Tommy's sisters. Both are beautiful women.

    Coffee for me, but a light roast, please. Without creamer, coffee tastes like what I assume dirt tastes like! Ha-ha!

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