Wednesday, January 31, 2024

A Puzzling Hodgepodge

And, it's the last day of January, 2024. Yikes, how can that be? Life just keeps right on moving along and at a much faster rate than I would prefer.  But, it is what it is and now on to this weeks HP.

1. January 29th is National Puzzle Day. Do you enjoy puzzles? What kind (crossword, jigsaw, sudoku, etc)?  How often do you work a puzzle? 

There was a time that I was into jigsaw and sudoku puzzles but that was a long time ago. I've thought about getting back into sudoku because it's so good for our brain.  There are several sudoku apps for the smart phone so I might just do that. Truth be told, I'll probably need a refresher course in how to work them.

2. Something you currently find 'puzzling'? 

Oh, it's so hard to just name one, but I'm completely baffled by those who desire to change their gender.  I'll just leave it at that.

3. What's your go-to dish to take to someone who needs a meal (new baby, bereavement, etc)? 

I do this quite often and I have several "go tos" but pulled pork is a favorite. I use the McCormicks seasoning package and other ingredients it calls for, put it in the slow cooker, and I promise you it will make you "slap your pappy."  I will take some baked beans, potato salad or cole slaw, baked beans and buns and it's a winner every time.  And, I always do a lot (of the pork tender) so we can enjoy it too and perhaps put a container in the freezer for another time.  It's as easy to do a lot as it is a little.

4. Do you watch any HGTV and/or The Food Network? If so, what's your favorite program there? 

I do enjoy HGTV more than The Food Network but I don't really watch it all that much.  I enjoy shows like Fixer Upper (I think they have their own network now) and Home Town. I love seeing them take a terribly run down house and turn it into a home buyers dream.  I'm not sure I have the ability to see the potential but these folks sure do.

5.  Wrap up your January in five words, with a five word phrase, or with a five word sentence. 

A lot of dreary days.

6. Insert your own random thought here. 

I have so many random thoughts that I don't know which one to express.  So, perhaps I'll just do a whole post on my random thoughts. It would likely be quite enjoyable.  I'll give it some thought, stay tuned.

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. The pulled pork looks so good! My husband can't eat pork, so I don't make it. I will get it when we go out. I like the picture on the bottom. It reminds me of the song called Let there be Peace on Earth......and let it begin with me.

  2. That meal sounds delicious!

    I agree with you on #2...I don't understand that at all.

    Have a great day! I'll look forward to your post of random thoughts.

  3. That is a great idea. I have never seen the McCormick pulled pork packet so I actually googled it just now. I'm going to buy some!

  4. I often do pulled pork as a meal for someone in need too. It's good for lunches and dinners and it's always comes turns out nicely. I am 100% with you on #2...what I really don't understand are parents who encourage it (or sometimes plant the seed) in their young children. Looking forward to your random favorite kind!

  5. Ditto on #2, and I agree with Joyce too. I will have to try that McCormick packet...sounds easier than using a recipe!

  6. Until now I had not noticed the photo of you in the top of your right hand column -- it's so cute!

    Your pulled pork dinner sounds wonderful.I love pulled pork sandwiches and order them often when we are eating out.

    What puzzles us now? Lots, but with all the controversy that accompanies that topic, I'll leave it at that. We do take comfort in the fact that our LORD sees it all and nothing baffles Him.

  7. Yes, that whole gender weirdness is puzzling. Pulled pork is a great idea for a meal. I'm ready for some new fixer uppers! Hope your last day of January is going well.

  8. Pulled pork is always good!! I just got a BOGO deal at Publix on two pork tenderloins and stuck them in the freezer. I did Sudoku back when it first got popular but haven't worked one in a long time. I may have to check out an app for my phone. February is here!! Wow!

  9. Hey there, Lea! Thanks for stopping by my blog the last couple of times recently! I enjoyed reading your post today. I wish I were a puzzle type of person, but I am not. I find myself overwhelmed when I try doing one! I am sure if I could ever find a system that worked for me to complete one, that I'd love them. It was rainy here last week, so I feel that picture! I've been blessed with sunshine for two days in a row this week, which I am so thankful for! Thanks again for leaving me some comment love on my blog; I'm glad I found you again as well!

  10. My take on your answer to #2 is that these poor folks never got the love and attention they needed so they think this will fix their problems. My guess it, it will not!

  11. Pulled pork in the slow cooker with Sweet Baby Rays is a favorite at my house, but I've never thought to take it to someone! I'm going to have to tuck that away for the future. Thanks for the suggestion!

  12. National Puzzling Day celebrates the joy of puzzles and their cognitive benefits. For students exploring this topic, a linguistics essay can delve into the linguistic aspects of puzzles, highlighting their role in language development and cognitive processes.


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