Wednesday, August 9, 2023

A "Catty" Kind of Hodgepodge

I was determined that I would be a participant in today's HP and here I am.  Thanks Joyce for continuing to host us each week with such great questions. 

1. August 8th is National Cat Day. Do you own a cat? Are you a 'cat person'? Your favorite 'famous' cat?
I do not own a cat nor am I a cat person. I do not need one more thing that requires care at this point in my life.

Garfield has always been a favorite of mine.

2. Cat nap-copycat-scaredy cat-curiosity killed the cat-cat got your tongue-like herding cats...which cat phrase applies to your life in some way currently? Explain. 

I am not one to typically nap but, if I do, it's more of a cat nap.  I remember my Mom saying how refreshing a quick nap was for her and I didn't understand what she meant.  Well, now I do, on the occasion that I grab a cat nap, it truly is refreshing.  I'm definitely more prone to a nap in the winter than in the summer.

3. What's your favorite or most- often-made one pot meal? 

I'm a fan of several one pot meals but one of my favorites would be gumbo.  I started making gumbo about 10 years ago and, even if I do say so, I make a really good gumbo.  It's hearty, made with shrimp, sausage and chicken, okra and I use chicken broth to make the roux rather than water.  Whenever I make it, I make a huge pot and share it with neighbors and friends and always put some in the freezer.

4. What do you wish you'd placed in a time capsule fifteen years ago? 

I thought of several things but a phonebook would be fun to show my Grans.  Our oldest Gran will be 15 in Oct. and I'm pretty sure he, nor any of our other Grans have ever seen a phonebook.  And, I'm pretty sure they do not know anything about them.  The older ones already know all about Google and finding phone numbers and addresses.  Who would have ever dreamed?

5. Your favorite hour of the day? Tell us why. 

Around 6:00 PM is my favorite time of day.  If we do not have plans for the evening then you will find me in my comfy clothes curled up in my recliner.  I rarely sit during the day so by 6:00 I'm looking forward to sitting and relaxing.  It might be watching a series with Hubby, spending time on my laptop, or emailing but I do look forward to it.

6. Insert your own random thought here.  

These little guys will both have birthdays soon.  Coleman will be 8 on August 30th and Case will be 4 on August 20th.  We celebrated them while we were there (Oklahoma) a couple of weeks ago.  These two never slow down, they are ALL boy and romp and stomp with the dogs, horses and sheep all day long.  They do come inside in the heat of the day but even when they are inside, they are busy, busy.  Just watching and hearing them wears me out. ~chuckle~ But, they have not a clue about this crazy world, they are too busy "living their best lives."  And, for that, I am thankful!

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 love a quick nap and sometimes all I need is 10 minutes. It helps a lot.

  2. Your gumbo looks delish!!
    I, too, love a good cat nap -- I set my watch for 15 minutes and I'm good to go!

  3. Oh gumbo sounds good. Yes, a phone book would be fun! The boys look like they're fun to be with!

  4. Your gumbo looks yummy and I love gumbo. For some reason it's not something I think about making but I need to add it to my repertoire. Something different. It's so nice your grands can be kids. It's a challenge with technology today but I know lots of young parents aiming for more outdoor time and less/no screen time. I hope the pendulum keeps swinging that direction!

  5. Come about 6:30pm I'm ready to settle in for the evening, too. I put on my jammies, brush my teeth, and turn down the bed. Then we watch TV together for the evening and head for bed just about 9pm. Earlier in the day, I usually get in a short nap, too. It's a blessing to be able to live this way, unhurried and well-rested.

  6. Your gumbo sounds SO good! Those boys are precious and it's great that they are busy with fun and not digital stuff! I enjoyed your answers to Joyce's Hodgepodge!!

  7. I am a reformed cat person! When I was growing up, we always had cats. But, I have had dogs (Westies) for the last 20 years. Jack, our latest, will also be our last because, like you, I don't need to add another thing to my life. Luckily, he is only 4 so he'll be around for a good long while. I try not to cat nap because then I can't sleep.

    Have a fabulous week!

  8. I enjoyed your answers. Blessings. Regine

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