Wednesday, January 13, 2021

The Wednesday Hodgepodge

And, here we are, the 2nd Wednesday of the new year and before we turn around, it will be the last one.  Time certainly does fly and not just when you are having fun. ~smile~ 

1. When were you last a guest at an event or in someone's home? Tell us about it. Do you enjoy having guests in your own home? 

Our last time to be guests in someone's home was last September when we went to see Tommy's sisters in the Atlanta area.  We have been other places since then but we stayed in a hotel.  Tommy's sister and brother in law are the most gracious of host and hostesses.  They have lovely guest accomodations and it's a delight to be in their home.

This is the wall art that our guests see as they enter our guest suite.  Adding this private guest suite to our house plan was such a great decision and is enjoyed by our family and friends.  We do enjoy having guests and hope that they always feel welcome and enjoy their time here.

2. What has you 'tied up in knots' currently or recently? Are you any good at tying actual knots? 

I think a lot of our country is "tied up in knots" over our country's unrest. I don't even know what to say but, I know that we as Christians had better be on our knees calling upon the Lord.

As to me tying a good knot...........well, my husband is a pro at tying all kinds of knots and I usually leave the knot tying to him.

3. What's something you've been wanting to do and have decided 2021 will be the year you 'take the plunge'? 

Hummmm...........I can't think of a thing but, I have a love affair when it comes to 

One would think that I could not possibly do any more organizing in our home but I seem to always be able to find something else that could be better organized.  This has been especially true since Covid hit last March.  Organizing and cleaning out have become my past time these past months. 

4. Something in your home that's old? Something new? Something borrowed? Something blue? 


I am pretty sure these are the oldest items in our home.  This was my paternal Grandfather's pipe bowl and 3 of his pipes.  This bowl set on a small table beside his rocking chair for as long as I can remember.  I loved the smell of pipe smoke and can still smell it when I look at this.  It is setting out on some built in shelves we have and I see it everyday.  It is well over 100 years old.  And, I hope it is something that my kids will choose to keep when I am gone from this world.

I LOVE handmade pottery and I love birds.  These pieces are brand new.  I found both of them from artisans off of Etsy.  The workmanship is perfection.

I can't think of a thing that is borrowed but the blue would be the two dishes above.  I do have other decor that is blue as well.  I'm a fan of grey blue.

5. Share a favorite quote, a verse of scripture, and/or a bit of wisdom for couples getting married in this challenging and seemingly unpredictable season we're currently/still experiencing. 

This is just the greatest verse for all mankind, not just married couples.  Now, if we could just get folks to live by this, especially "love is kind.."  But, I think we first have to LOVE and therein lies a lot of our country's issues.

6. Insert your own random thought here.

We had our first snow in 3-4 years this past Sunday night and folks almost went crazy.  I "heard" that the grocery stores were maddening Sunday afternoon.  I suppose folks thought we might be housebound for days and days.  Well, that was certainly not the case.  We got between 3-4 inches, enough for folks to get out and enjoy for a few hours Monday morning.  It was melting fast by 11:00AM  I snapped the above picture just before we went to bed Sunday night.  We wrapped the trunk of this Red Maple in clear lights back in Dec. and they were especially beautiful with the backdrop of the snow.  This is the view out of our bedroom windows.  The snow was a lovely diversion.

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. Your last photo is Christmas-card perfect! What a beautiful sight.

    Yes, like you, I feel tied up in knots about current events in our country. Leaning into the Lord is our best recourse right now.

  2. Oh to be able to travel and visit with friends and family. That's what I miss most. I am praying for our Country daily, it's in a mess. Love that last picture, SO pretty! Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

  3. Love the snowy picture you shared. Our winter hasn't been very wintery so far. Even so it seems people are stocking up for something ... judging by all the empty shelves when I went shopping last week.


  4. Love that last picture. WOW! Stunning. My verse this year dear Lea is "The Joy of the Lord is your strength". Neh. 8:10. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  5. Love the picture for the guest suite! I feel the same say about cigar smoke...reminds me of my favorite uncle.
    I don't understand why southerners insist on going to the grocery store when snow is in the forecast...just wait a couple of hours &it'll be gone...if in fact it really does snow!
    Happy Wednesday!

  6. The snow is lovely! I wholeheartedly agree about the need for our country to be on it's knees in prayer. I am being very careful about what I'm allowing into my brain this week as I want to feel a lot of joy on my daughter's wedding day. America, the news, and social media most of all, are not bringing a lot of joy right now. Thank you for your good wishes for the bride. They are so appreciated.

  7. Love the snowy picture. Since I just moved to snow country, I am having a bit of climate shock. Fortunately, we don't HAVE to go out in the snowy weather.
    I think we all agree we need to pray without ceasing.

  8. Great snow picture! I am very happy to never see snow in real life again. Have a wonderful week, Lea.

  9. Your snow picture is lovely. I don't ever need to see it in person, ever again, but I enjoy the pretty pictures! This was a fun Hodgepodge (always!). Happy hump day! xo

  10. I would love for it to snow here, but it only "slightly" snows every several years (if we are lucky!) I always enjoy your answers. I agree with so much of what you have said here. Our country is in a mess and yes, we Christians need to stay on our knees. I fear more of our Christian rights may be short-lived. My biggest concern is for my grandchildren...they are teens and I just pray over them every day and hope that the liberal thinking of college professors and others won't at some point sway them. I absolutely love to organize, but I have organized and reorganized every thing in my house in the last months!!! Well, everything except hubby's office and I've been forbidden to even think about it:) Today I spent a lot of time (re)organizing craft materials. I need to use some of it up instead of continuing to buy more!!! Love your blue plates and the pipes are certainly a priceless heirloom. Like you, I hope my son or grandchildren will cherish some of the mementos we have but I won't hold my breath:)

  11. How exciting that you had SNOW!! I am hoping we get one more snow - we've had one tiny one in the fall - before we start moving in to spring. We are about paralyzed here in El Paso with the flutter of the first snowflake to ground. They are predicting winter weather later this coming week so I am hopeful.
    What lovely pieces you found on Etsy. They look very vintage. Great finds. I am reminded of my father's pipes looking at the photo of your grandfather's. We complained when he lit up because he worked at St. Jude in cancer research but was smoking!! It did smell kind of nice, though. Would like to sit with him once more while he smoked his pipe. Hope there is cancer-free pipe smoking in heaven.

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