Wednesday, January 12, 2022

The Wednesday Hodgepodge

It is Wednesday and that means that Joyce shows up with 6 questions for us to answer and we are all so thankful for her.  It helps those of us with "blog fog" write a fun and interesting post.

1. What do you wish you'd done more of last year? Less of? 

I could have definitely spent more time in God's Word.  I mean, I can soothe myself by saying that I was definitely in His Word, but........... It was often NOT quality time and I want each time I am in His word this year to be quality.  A time where I've tuned out everything else and listening to His still small voice as I read and study.  I'm betting some of you know exactly what I'm talking about. ~wink~

Less of................well, stewing over things that I cannot do ONE thing about.  Have mercy, it seems that I must stew before I can finally lay it down.  I had an incident of stewing in recent days  over a situation and all my stewing did not do one bit of good.  But, I always feel a bit better after a little stewing. ~I'm jokin'~  I must always remember, "what is out of my control, is under HIS rule." 

2. What's the tallest building you've ever been in? Do you have a fear of heights? 

The tallest would be the Empire State building on one of my 3 trips to NYC.

Yes, indeed, I do have a fear of heights!

3. Do you have a word for the year? Elaborate if you'd like to elaborate. 

I have not "adopted" a word for this year yet and haven't decided if I will.  But, in 2020 my word was "trust" and what a great word for 2020.

Last year my word was "enough."  As in "He is enough."

4. January 11 is National Milk Day...are you a milk drinker? What kind? Your favorite recipe that calls for milk (cereal doesn't count)? 

I mean, that picture of milk looks so refreshing and delicious but,! I don't think I've drank milk since I was probably early teens.

I am a big time baker and I can't, off the top of my head, think of a recipe that calls for milk in some of the delicious recipes I use.  But, I do use a prepackaged cornbread mix that calls for milk.  Not sure that counts but it's the best I can do right now. ~laugh~

5. What excites you most about the future? What do you miss about the past? 

Well, well, well, I am staring a very big birthday in the face this year.  In 6 months and 17 days I will be 70 years old, yep, that's right, 70!  I haven't ever given any birthday too much thought but I seem to be giving this one a whole lot of thought.  But, that wasn't even the question was it?  I look forward to continuing to watch our Grans grow, spread their wings and ultimately fly and hopefully all 5 will choose the path that the good Lord has designed for them.  And, I hope I live to see it all.

I miss a simpler life and I could expound on that but I'm pretty sure most of you can relate.

6. Insert your own random thought here. 

I am pleased to inform you that this man right here is doing very well after his bout with Covid (the Omicron variant).  This picture was on day 4 and I think he looks good considering he really wasn't feeling too well that morning.  He asked me to fix him a cup of coffee and, at this point, he pretty much gets what he wants.  Isn't that a right at 92? ~chuckle~  He has tested negative now and is real close to feeling normal.  And, I am soooo glad because Hubby and I will be leaving this morning headed to Oklahoma to keep the granboys while their Dad and Mom enjoy some well deserved time away.  I feel like if I were going to get Covid that surely to goodness I would have gotten it by now.  So, please pray that I will stay well while we are in Ok as there will be no time for sickness and besides, who wants to get sick away from home?  Not me!  We look forward to a good and busy time with the boys and we'll get to enjoy some frigid and windy weather while we are there. Burrrr!

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 was beginning to wonder where you were this morning. I hop on to visit around a little bit before getting ready to go to the Pregnancy Center on Wed. mornings. So excited about your upcoming trip. Enjoy that cold weather for me, although it has been rather chilly and very windy right here lately. Stay safe!

  2. Those words..."what is out of my control, is under HIS rule." I am writing that down in my journal! GREAT words. Your daddy looks good and I am so glad he is on the mends. Hope your day is wonderful. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  3. I also said trust! And yes, I stewed on too many things out of my control and it was a waste of tme.

  4. Lea- I am so glad your guy is doing better. 92 gets whatever he wants!
    I turned 70 2 years ago. I never thought of myself as being old until I had to write 70 on something. WHAT? ME? No! Can't be. However, I have adapted and, being in pretty good health, I am lucky to be 70 and in the shape I am in. You got this, kiddo! xo Diana

  5. I have to really pull myself back from stewing about so many things these days. I don't want to be a negative person, and sometimes I catch myself when all I want to talk about is what is in the news. There's so much more to living an abundant life than the current events of the day! Have a safe trip to OK and I will be praying for your health.

  6. My tallest building is also the Empire State Building. I'm sure there isn't one taller than that in my past. Lea, I just turned 70 last month and I "stewed" about it more than any of the other milestone birthdays. But... not letting it get me down. I am so blessed to be here and also avoiding that dreaded disease so far. Your dad looks great and I wish you safe travels and a healthy and fun trip ahead!! xo

  7. Oh what good news your 92 year old came through Omicron well and wants his coffee! That's a good sign. Enjoy your time with the grands. Approaching 70...I'm a year in front of you. 70 was fun to celebrate. More time with our Lord and Savior is always a good goal! Blessings.

  8. Glad your dad is feeling better...and wow to 70 ! I never really did a word for the year...before I retired I kept thinking the word BALANCE each year. But this year, for some reason, the word GRACE keeps popping into my thoughts. Giving grace to everyone I meet, to me, too! Appreciating the grace God and others give me! Safe travels to see your grandchildren!

  9. As always, I enjoyed your answers! Regarding your answer to #1 . . .I sometimes find myself reading the Bible so I can check it off my to-do list. I need to spend more quality time in the scriptures, too.

  10. Visiting from the Hodgepodge. I'm glad your Dad is doing ok. Getting Covid is scary at the best of times but at 92, yikes. It does seem though that the Omicron variant causes a milder illness - at least that's what we're seeing here in the UK. I hope you stay well and enjoy looking after your grans.

  11. I like your word choices for the year! And I am with you on the "stewing". I am definitely guilty of this and appreciate your perspective here on letting go of some of that. Glad your dad is doing better!

  12. So glad your dad made it through okay! He looks GREAT!!! :)

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