Wednesday, February 22, 2023

The Wednesday Hodgepodge

Miracles of miracles!  It has been wayyyy tooooo loooong since I participated in the Wednesday HP.  But, I'm so glad to be back with it today and perhaps this will be the start to more participation on my part.

1. What do you find is the most boring part of your life at the moment? 

Oh, my, this is a hard one as I truly do not know of a thing that is boring in my life at the moment.  I try to keep myself from getting bored and I suppose it has worked thus far. ~grin~ 

2. February 22nd is George Washington's birthday. You'll find his face on the US $1 bill. What's the last thing you bought for roughly $1.00? (.94 €/ .83 £)

I make it a point to go by our local Dollar Tree every 2-3 weeks.  The key word in the question is "roughly."  After Covid the Dollar Tree raised it prices to $1.25, so I'm saying that is roughly a dollar.  I find more treasures in this store, bubble mailing envelopes, fabulous Hallmark greeting cards, freezer containers and the list goes on and on.  I have never left without a bag in my hand of items that cost "roughly" $1.00.

3. Is it ever okay to tell a 'little white lie'? Explain.

For me, the only place for a "little white lie" is perhaps if it involves a surprise for someone.  Otherwise, that little white lie can grow into a big black lie faster than "quick can get ready" and that is NOT good.  Truth always wins but, sadly,  I'm afraid that doesn't mean much in today's society.  Some just call it "stretching the truth" but it is technically called a LIE. 

4. What's the last thing you 'chopped'? Cherry pie, chocolate covered cherries, a bowl of cherries, cherry vanilla ice cream, maraschino cherries, a cherry lifesaver...your favorite cherry flavored something? 

We had gourmet chili dogs the other evening and I chopped up some purple onion for mine.

I am not a huge fan of cherries but there is a pie that I occasionally make that is called Pink Fluff and it is made with cherry pie filling and it is great summer dessert and I love it.  That would be about it for me and cherries. I know, weird!

5. Describe yourself with three words using your first, middle, and last initials. 

L - laugher

D - dedicated

C - compassionate

6. Insert your own random thought here. 

I am going to make this as brief as I can but all of you need to know about this wonderful honey.  About a year and a half ago my nail tech (she's Vietnamese and I've know she and her husband for 25 years) asked me if I knew of a wound care clinic that her husband might go to locally.  He had injured his ankle over 20 years ago and from time to time the skin will break through and become infected.  This particular time the infection had gotten very bad and they were very concerned and looking for professional help.  I did a little calling around and referred them to a wound clinic in Monroe as our local one had closed it's doors temporarily.  When he went the nurses treated his wound with the exact Manuka honey pictured above, wrapped it and every 2 days they retreated it and within 2 weeks his ankle was completely well.  I made a mental note and she sent me the link for it in case I should ever have a need.  Well, my Daddy developed a sore on his little finger back in September . I put some antibiotic ointment and a bandaid on it to no avail. I took him to the Dr. in November and he got a big antibiotic shot, two very strong antibiotics and antibiotic ointment. Can I just say, enough antibiotics to choke a horse! Fast forward to a month later and Dr. prescribed another antibiotic, still did not heal.  The wound would get better but it would quickly get bad again.  I was at my wits end at the beginning of this month and I knew that wound therapy was the next step and I knew Daddy did not want to do that but I knew that something had to be done and QUICKLY!  Duh! one day it just dawned on me, Manuka Honey!!!! I got a small jar and might I add it is VERY expensive.  I began treating it 10 days ago, covering the wound (about the size of a dime) with a good amount of the honey, placing a piece of Saran wrap over it (otherwise the guaze would stick to the wound) and wrapping it in guaze and then a semi-waterproof surgical tape. I changed it everyday and on the 3rd day I knew that we were on to something.  At the end of a week it was well on it way to healing and I started just dapping a bit of the honey on the wound and just covering it with a bandaid. I put the bandaid loosely over the wound so it can get air and dry out.  I  do believe by this weeks end that it will no longer need any treatment.  Now, there are all kinds of Manuka honey but just know that it is NOT all created equal.  The one pictured above is the one the wound care center used because of its specific properties.  If you need further proof, Google it and you can read for days about all the amazing healing properties of it.  Okay, that's my story and perhaps it will be beneficial for you down the road. You can thank me later. ~smile~

Happy mid-week!

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. It was so good to see your name in the list of bloggers this morning. I've missed you. I used honey on the incision when I had foot surgery and on my hand as well. It wasn't your expensive brand, but it worked well. Honey, especially locally produced, has great healing qualities and I might add leaves little scaring.

  2. I'm a pretty firm believer in lots of natural remedies but the pharmaceutical industry is just too convincing, I guess, and people don't look into those other options.

  3. I am interested in that honey and will look it up. Hubby has some skin issues that don't always heal properly. Thanks for the info. xo Diana

  4. The honey treatment is fascinating and I'm going to save that in case we ever have a need for it. I've never heard of that before. So nice to see you in the Hodgepodge!!

  5. I'm saving the honey link for future reference. What an amazing find!

  6. RAW honey is the Best for treating burns!!! Every home should have a jar of raw doesn't need to be any special kind, just Raw honey. We use it all the time. I also use it to "wash my face" at night: rub it in and leave it for about 10 minutes then rinse with hot water. Great stuff! The enzymes really do the healing work and feed your skin. Linn

  7. Wow! That is so amazing about the honey. I'm going to file that away in case we ever need it!

  8. Your story about the honey is fascinating. Thanks for sharing this. As for cherries, send me any you don't want. I LOVE cherries!

  9. I tried to do an “at-home wax job” on my peach fuzz cheeks. I managed to leave most of the fuzz but remove the skin! I used manuka honey on my raw cheek and it was amazingly healed within days!

  10. We used manuka honey several years ago and I was so impressed with it, but I never did replace it when we ran out and forgot all about it. Thank you for the reminder and that amazing story! (By the way, your blog is so pretty - a real treat for the eyes!)

  11. I love Manuka honey! I use a different brand, but the main thing
    (per my naturopath) is to make sure it comes from New Zealand. Great blog!

  12. enjoyed your answers and welcome back. I have heard of great things for Manuka honey!


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