Wednesday, March 22, 2023

The Wednesday Hodgepodge

As hard as I seem to try, I can't seem to get back in the habit of participating in the weekly HP regularly.  But, I'm so glad to be back with the Hodgepodgers today. 

1. Did you celebrate St. Patrick's Day in some way? If so tell us how. Are you a fan of corned beef? Cabbage? The color green? 
Taken in May 2019

My youngest brotherwas born on St. Patricks Day so it has always been a most special day since his birth. I was 12 when he was born and I will never forget the excitement I felt when my parents told me that Mom was pregnant.  I have always felt more like his Mother than his sister.  He is a super guy and while we've never lived near each other, the times that I have needed him with the care of our Daddy, he aways shows up and many times has been the voice of reason during tough times with Daddy.  God certainly smiled down on me the day he was born.
I do not care for corned beef but I LOVE cabbage! 
The color green, I'm a fan of sage green but no other shade of green.

2. March 22nd is National Goof Off Day...will you celebrate? Your favorite way to goof off? Last time you had a whole day to spend 'goofing off'? 

Well, I never knew there was a National Goof Off Day, how interesting.  I don't know that we actually "goofed off" but my "sister friend" and I spent this past Friday at a local Spring Market and had the BEST time.  I can't remember the last time we did something of this nature and it was so much fun.  We saw folks we had not seen in ages, visited with interesting vendors and perhaps we even were a bit silly at times.  I'm pretty sure that folks would have never thought of us as "two older women." ~big laugh~ 

Today I will be attending Bible Study so don't think I'll be goofing off.

3. Something on your to-do list that has been there more than a month? Will this be the month you finally cross it off? 

Hummmm..........I pretty much live each day crossing things off my list.  I generally have some type of list every day.  And, if I am in control of getting it done by myself then it is done.  If it requires the help/assistance of someone else, well, I am at their mercy and sometimes that can be frustrating for me.  I feel a real sense of accomplishment crossing things off my "to do" list. 

4. In your opinion, what emotion is the most beneficial? Which one is the least useful? 

I'm not totally sure that crying is considered an emotion but rather a by product of an emotion.  But, crying has proven to be so very beneficial to me over my lifetime.  I can have a good cry, pull my boot straps up and be ready to go forth.  The crying could be the result of sadness, extreme happiness or utter frustration.  You can ask anyone that knows me well and they can tell you that I am not a pretty crier, I make it worth my time. ~chuckle~  I have many girlfriends that are such dainty criers and I do envy them. ~smile~

This question caused me to read several articles on emotions and I had no idea there were so many human emotions.  I've never given human emotions much thought but have found them to be so interesting. As to which one is the most useless, I'm just not sure.

5. What was your favorite thing to do as a kid? Elaborate. 

Eating watermelon with my Grandpa when I was about 4 years old

My paternal grandparents in a nursing facility in about 1986

I enjoyed several things as a child but one of my favorites was spending time with my paternal Grandparents, especially my Grandmother.  My Grandmother was a mess! She loved to play games and nothing really mattered when grandkids were at her house except to have a good time.  Grandpa loved us just as much as Grandma but was a quieter, gentler soul.  He left the entertaining up to Grandma.  

I ended up over seeing their care the last years of their lives as they moved into a nursing facility here.  My Daddy was their only child at that time and he and Mom lived in Virginia and they simply did not want to live there.  They lived in Arkansas and Louisiana was much closer so they moved here.  Little did I know that would be the beginning of years and years of overseeing care for family members.  

6. Insert your own random thought here. 

I clicked over to Pinterest for the first time in a very long time the other day.  I started looking at Easter flower arrangements.  Oh, my goodness, I truly do not have many flower arranging bones in my body but, if I did, I would so create this masterpiece in the above picture.  I might be able to create this on a MUCH smaller scale and I might just try to.  It gives me all the feels and just screams "welcome spring!"

Speaking of in NE Louisiana Spring has NOT arrived. In fact, it has been so cold and windy that I've been fairly miserable.  We had a few days that teased us of Spring and I was so excited and then this cold front moved in.  I'm crossing my fingers that this is our last cold snap.  Spring is my very favorite season for sure!

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. Our weather here in Texas has been the same...chilly and cloudy. I can't remember a colder spring! Have a wonderful week.

  2. Like you, I really enjoy and get strong satisfaction from crossing things off my To Do List. That spring floral arrangement with the carrots and flowers is soo clever and very pretty. It looks tricky to assemble, however. I hope Spring really gets to your area soon!

  3. Oh sweet memories of your grandparents! I loved my grandparents and spending time with them so much as well. Enjoy your day!

  4. We had some Spring - complete with a dusting of pollen - then it got all cold again!

  5. The Easter flower arrangement is so cute!! If you make it, please post pics!!

  6. I love corned beef and cabbage. Marty doesn't care for corned beef though. I do like some shades of green. For decorating it's sage green. I don't have a lot of green in my closet but I do have a few blouses with dark shaded of green that I like. Weather in Florida not quite sure what it wants to do at this point! LOL! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  7. I like the pictures of your grandparents.

    Our weather in Texas hasn't felt like spring either. It is somewhat warmer today with warmer days in the forecast.

    Yes I looked up articles on emotions too. I'm wondering if this is an area we all need to learn more about after reading the questions posed by Jennie Allen (speaker/author) today that I saw on Instagram. Interesting to see these two things on same topic the same week.

  8. I love the carrot arrangement. We made something very similar for daughter2's Peter Rabbit themed baby shower and they were so cute. We put them in large blue mason jars which I think made them easier to manage than a big vase. I'll have to see if I have a picture to send you. Glad you had a fun day out shopping with a friend!

  9. Sweet photo of your grandparents. I love the story of your younger brother, too. I had a twin brother and sister who were born when I was twelve. They are such good friends of mine. Love that carrot lined flower arrangement. Shopping with a friend sounds like a lot of fun! Happy Spring to you and I hope it arrives in full bloom where you are!!

  10. I also saw the carrot arrangement on Pinterest today. It is such a cute idea, but I agree maybe something on a smaller scale would be better. Loved your little girl picture. Give my love to your "sister friend" when you see her again. Monica T. sent me a picture Carl had taken of her and MK a few weeks ago because they looked so much alike. And yes, they did.

  11. That is such a fun flower arrangement with the carrots in the vase. If you do it, please be sure to snap a photo and share it with us!! Joyce gave us another fun Hodgepodge. Tears are cleansing, aren't they. I loved your answers. xo

  12. The carrot arrangement is so pretty! The weather here has been crazy here, also.

  13. I enjoyed your answers this week. It's so interesting learning about other bloggers. My sister was born on St. Patricks day so I was never worried about forgetting the date

  14. Nice post thank you Wendy


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