Wednesday, May 31, 2023

An AI Hodgepodge

It's Wednesday, yipee! It's Hodgepodge time and Joyce posts the questions and we give our answers.  It's always fun and hopefully enjoyable for you, my readers.

1. Do you know much about (or understand) Artificial Intelligence (AI)? Does it worry or excite you? 

I know very little but enough to know that it definitely doesn't excite me, especially for my Grans generation.  I mean, for a computer to be able to replace humans in tasks, decision making, visual perception, etc is very scary. VERY!

2. What was the last song you listened to? Your favorite movie soundtrack? What song always puts you in a good mood?  

It was one of the old hymns but I can't remember which one.  I listen to the old hymns by John Troutman on my Alexa almost every morning.  They are so soothing and inspiring for me and a great way to begin my day.

I have many favorites but GREASE was the first one that popped into my mind. I can probably still sing along with every word of every song.

Outside of the old hymns, any song by Lionel Richie can lift my spirits and bring a smile to my face.

3. What were you doing ten years ago? 

Well, this was fun. I looked back through my photos from May 2013 to see what I was up to.  It appears that was when I tried my hand at chalk painting.  I had 2-3 items that I tried it on and it proved to me that I AM NOT A FAN.  I did enjoy doing the items but they were all left at our old house and were a part of the estate sale that happened after we moved.  I'm pretty sure chalk painted furniture is still a very popular thing but I am just way too traditional and LOVE all my mahogany, walnut and cherry furniture.  It almost grieves me to think that one day every piece of it will likely be chalk painted by someone after I'm gone to my heavenly home.  Oh, well, at that time it will not matter a bit!

4. Your favorite no-bake summer dessert?

Millionaire Pie

2/3 c sugar
8 oz cream cheese
1/2 small tub of Cool Whip
1/2 c coconut
1/2 c pecans
1 can crushed pineapple, drained (8 oz)
1 graham cracker pie crust
Mix softened cream cheese with Cool Whip (I use a whisk but you can use a mixer). Add the other
ingredients and mix well by hand.  Put in crust, top with additional Cool Whip if desired
(it gives it a smoother look). Refrigerate and serve.  You can also add chopped
maraschino cherries if you desire.
I served it a couple of weeks ago to my study club and it was a big hit!

5. Something you're looking forward to in June? 

I'm hoping that June will bring total relief to the muscle spasms between my shoulder blades caused by my recent neck surgery.  I have done so well but these spasms are NO joke. Thankfully they are getting better and my Dr. assures me that they are just a part of the healing process and will go away.  I am 5 weeks post op tomorrow so I'm probably expecting too much too soon.  I do have medication to take and when they are really bothering me I do take it. I'm just trying to keep my eye on the prize and am more than just a little thankful that I can go on about my day to day activities.  I still modify the way I do some of them, but oh, it could be so much worse. 

6. Insert your own random thought here

I mentioned in my HP post a couple of weeks ago that our daughter was coming to see us ALL BY HERSELF.  It was so nice to have her undivided attention without constant interruption.  We enjoyed our time with her so much and I'm pretty sure it was just as good for her.  She never heard the the word "Momma" or heard the yah, yah that can come from 3 children.  It was a special, special visit and we so appreciate her making it happen.

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 had kind of forgotten about Millionaire Pie. I will have to make that sometime this summer. The world is changing so fast and its easy to feel anxious for our grands. I remind myself daily that God has placed them in this time and this place and has His hand on them. I'm so glad you had a wonderful visit with your daughter. I look forward to a girls weekend with my own one day when their littles are a bit older. Have a great day!

  2. Glad you were able to spend time with your daughter! Millionaire Pie...oh yeah..I love this. I, too, worry about the world my grandsons are going to be growing up in...just too fast pace with all the tech stuff for me.

  3. I have often thought about going to visit my parents without my husband or the kids but I always feel bad about it. Maybe one day I'll get over it!

  4. I may take your Millionaire Pie recipe and see if I can convert into a calorie friendly version. It looks so good and would taste so good on a hot day! I love the pictures of you with your daughter and I'm so glad you had some time with just her!!!

  5. That was a nice post - I'm sure a uninterrupted visit with your daughter was wonderful. Glad you were able to have that time together.

  6. So sweet! I am so glad you had such a great time with your daughter (and she with you!). Joyce gave us another fun Hodgepodge! I ask Alexa for hymns in the mornings too!! Hugs!

  7. Praying that the neck spasms ease up as you continue to heal! How wonderful that you could have the precious one-on-one time with your daughter. Have a great week!

  8. My daughter Angie, and I are on our way to the Junk Ranch in Prairie Grove. We have not had time alone together in a while!!! It is special to spend that time.Glad you had time too! When my kids ask what I want I tell them Time! Nancy

  9. I miss having time with my daughter even though she only lives about four miles from me. She's just so busy with her kiddos and her job. Her husband has gotten a promotion which will mean he's home more to take some of the load off. I would love a weekend away with her.

    Oh, I had to chuckle at the chalk painting. I went through that phase about eight years ago. I only painted furniture I'd bought off Craigslist. I know my golden oak and cherry furniture will go the same route as your wooden furniture some day! But, I keep hearing wood is back in so who knows!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  10. That Millionaire Pie makes my mouth water! So glad you had such a good visit with your daughter. The two of you photograph very well!

  11. Gosh, I can't believe I'm just now getting around to commenting on last weeks posts...yikes. Your choice for #2 was a good one. I looked back to my photos as well from was fun. Praying for your spasms to go away. I'd have to pass on the Millionaire pie since I'm not a fan of coconut and don't care for pineapple in desserts..haha.


So glad you stopped by and hope you enjoyed your visit. I love your comments and read each and every one of them and I always try to reply to them. Blessings to you this day!