Wednesday, October 28, 2020

A Boo-ti-ful Hodgepodge

Oh, it's so good to be joining the HP today.  I've missed the past 2-3 weeks as life has just gotten in the way.  And, I'll be doing a "catch up" post a bit later this week so that you won't forget that I still do exist. ~chuckle~  

1. Boo, boo-hoo, make a boo-boo, boo(ze)...pick one and tell us how it relates to life lately. 
Humm........first thing that came to my mind is boo-boo.  I'm not going into detail about it, but I had to take my Daddy to his dermatologist about 3 weeks ago with a boo-boo he had on his neck that looked very suspicious to me.  And, it was and we are up to our ears right now in preparation to have that taken care of soon.  I'll give more details when I do my next post.

2. Do you like the color orange? Would we find this color in your home? Your wardrobe? Peach-pumpkin-tangeringe...your favorite shade of the three listed? 
I'm not a fan or orange and you definitely won't find it in our home.  I have a couple of pumpkin colored clothes but no true orange.  But, I love everything about pumpkin, the color and the taste. ~chuckle~

3. October 28th is National Chocolate Day. What's the last chocolate something you tasted? On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being out of this world delicious, how would you rate it? 

I just had a Dove chocolate mint after our dinner.  I generally go to the candy jar and grab a Dove chocolate after dinner.  Not sure why, but I do.  I would rate the Dove mint a 5 or 6 out of 10.  I prefer the caramel filled Dove's and rate them a 10.

4. Life is like a box of chocolates or so says Forrest Gump's mama. Would you agree? Aside from the pandemic fallout tell us one way this saying has played out in your life. 
Yes, I so agree!  Life is full of so many unexpected happenings.  I could give so many illustrations of this in my life, but the death of my Mom immediately came to mind.  I had gone over to have coffee and a piece of her fresh baked apple pie on Nov. 30, 2008 with her and my Daddy.  I was leaving the next morning headed to Oklahoma and hugged her and Daddy good bye around 4:00.  At 9:30 that evening my Daddy called to tell me that Momma had just had a stroke and the ambulance way on it's way.  I would have never in my life expected such, in just a matter of 5 1/2 hours my Mom was gone.  As I said, I can tell of so many more unexpected happenings and there are as many good as bad.  It's just the way life is.  

5. As October winds down tell us three things you loved about the month we're bidding adieu. 
1 - Cooler temps
2 - Saw our Oklahoma family
3 - Another month closer to 2021 

6.  Insert your own random thought here. 

Our Oklahoma family has been hit by a big ice storm the past couple of days.  It came out of the blue and schools have been closed 2 days and likely will be closed again tomorrow.  Bridget and family have not lost electricity yet and hopefully the sun is going to come out real soon and melt it all away and they can get back to normal ~whatever that is, who knows at this time~

During these perilous times I find comfort in 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. I hope your Oklahoma family stays safe during the storm. I'm dreading the snow and ice days soon to come. I see that many people are eager for 2020 to be over.

  2. Sure hoping all is well now with your Oklahoma family. That's frightening! Love me some dark chocolate. My favorite. But I must admit I am a fan and peanut butter and chocolate too! Ready to see new rays of sunshine and praying that 2021 brings that in! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  3. I have lost both of my parents so I understand about you
    losing your mom, it can happen so quickly.
    I enjoyed your answers.
    Have a good Wednesday my friend.

  4. We're never prepared to lose a loved one, but when it happens suddenly it is extra difficult. Your grands are so cute and I'm sure bring you much joy. I'm sorry for your Daddy's health woes and pray things are taken care of quickly and completely. I'm with you...bring on 2021!

  5. We are never prepared to lose a love one...I know...I lost my precious daughter January 1, 2020. I had spent the day with her and called her twice that evening 10:40pm the last phone call and then at 3:30am the next morning the police was at my door. She was only 32 and a heart is shattered but I cling to the fact that I will see her again one day.
    WOW! the ice storm hoping for sunny weather to melt that stuff.

  6. I hope your dad comes through this experience okay. I'll be praying for him.

  7. We both have been away from the Hodgepodge for a while. Life does have its own way of bringing surprises both good and not so good. My dad's death came as a surprise to all of us too, and we never really get over the suddenness of it. We deal with their passing, but never stop missing them. Glad to have you back and I look forward to catching up with your comings and goings. I am hoping to post ours as well before the week if over.

  8. I lifted a prayer for your Oklahoma family. Joyce gave us another fun Hodgepodge! I enjoyed your answers!

  9. hope your dad will be ok! I had something removed last week at the dermatologist -- never fun!

  10. I'll take all your Dove chocolate mints and you can have all my caramels. Deal?
    I hope all goes well for your father. Memories pop up of taking care of my dad and getting him to all the appointments.
    Have a happy pumpkin filled weekend.

  11. That must have been a shock to lose your dear mom that way. Hope all goes well for your dad and family in Oklahoma. Ice storms are scary.

  12. Good to have you back! Hope your dad comes through everything OK. I so agree with you about your 3rd favorite thing about Oct!!! It's like 2020 will never end and it's one crazy thing after another! Hard to believe people in the same country as me are experiencing an ice storm when it's still been hot and humid in my neck of the woods! Of course, if an ice storm hit us tomorrow I don't think I'd even be shocked since 2020 has been full of everything!!!! Sure wish I had a piece of that chocolate about now:)

  13. My high school best friend is in Oklahoma City and she said the damage from the ice storm was just devastating. Power outages everywhere. Trees down. Terrible.
    So sorry to read about your daddy. Glad you took him in to have that boo-boo checked. Now you are on your way to get it treated and cared for. Such a sad story about your mama. I am so sorry. Glad you were able to be there with her before the stroke. We never know, do we?
    We enjoy chocolate kisses after dinner. Just a couple satisfy our sweet tooth.

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