Wednesday, January 10, 2024

The Wednesday Hodgepodge

Wow! I am on a roll, three blog posts in three days. Yea, me! It's always fun to participate in the Hodgepodge, not only answering the questions but reading everyone else's answers. Thanks Joyce for your faithfulness to host the HP.  Now, off to answer this week's questions.

1. What's a change you'd like or need to make this year? 

I would like and need to spend more time in The Word. In fact, I have laid aside any devotional book this year and am only reading the Bible.  I am in the book of Hebrews right now and will move on to another book once I finish Hebrews and continue on with other books throughout the year. 

2. Break the ice, on thin ice, ice skating, tip of the iceberg, ice cold...which icy idiom applies to your life right now? Explain. 

Here in NE Louisiana we are preparing for a severe cold snap the beginning of next week.  Now, mind you, it was 44 and WINDY today and we were freezing too death.  The extended forecast for the first 3 days of next week are in the teens.  So, ice cold, is my icy idiom. Need I mention that we are not use to this type of weather.

3. What's a project you've been putting off? Will you get to it this month? This year?

I am so project oriented that I don't generally put them off, I just jump in with both feet.  Most of my projects have to do with organizing and cleaning out.  I've been busy with such projects since Christmas and next on my agenda is our pantry.  It's not in bad condition but I do need to do a little straightening up and throwing out.

4. Of the fruits that grow well in winter which ones have you tried? Which is your favorite? 

pomegranates, clementines, persimmons, passion fruit, pears, grapefruit, lemons, pomelos, kumquats

I don't like admitting it, but I am just NOT a fan of fruit. I will eat seedless grapes, apples, and blueberries and that's about it.  None of the ones listed above.  Shame on me!

5. What do you think it means to be courageous? 

To step out of one's comfort zone to accomplish something and, to me, it doesn't necessarily have to be something dangerous.

6. Insert your own random thought here. 

I can't believe it's been over two weeks since Christmas.  Our Christmas wasn't until the 27th and we had a chaotic good time.  ~smile~ Our Oklahoma family was here for about 5 days and a whole lot of memories were made.  Once they left neither Hubby nor I was feeling the best and within a few days we had "the crud" that everyone else had.  Mine was fairly short lived but Hubby's has hung around.  There seems to be all kinds of bugs in the air this winter.  But, we will welcome spring on March 19th, it will be here before we know it.

Abundant blessings in 2024!

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. You're not the only one who's not a great lover of fruit! Sorry you've been unwell. Hope you and hubby are soon fully recovered.

  2. I was a bit under the weather after we saw family too, as was my dad. It happens!

  3. I like your change concerning more Bible reading. I feel as if I can always do more. I'm working on memorizing more, as well. Liked your definition of courage too!

  4. There for sure is a lot going around right now. I guess some of these 'bugs' are here to stay and we learn to adjust and deal with them. Ugh. We had it early December. I'm glad you're feeling better. My sister gave me a Bible for Christmas, a version I haven't read through from start to finish so am looking forward to that. I'm glad you had a good time with family. The visits go so fast, don't they?

  5. Regarding #2 (cold): is it my imagination, or does the evening national news focus more on weather stories (year around) than it used to? It seems the storms get top (or nearly top) billing almost every night. Maybe it's due to all the talk about climate change.

  6. Kudos to you for your Bible study! The crud is definitely going around this year. I was sick back in October, and now have a cold/cough again. I don't get sick very often, but this year there must be some bad bugs going around. We are bracing for a cold January here in Houston too.

  7. We too have been down with the crud! Been to the dr but it just hangs on!! Hope y’all are better soon!

  8. One of our young adult friends and his wife had been looking forward to a trip all year. They went to a family function on the 23rd and by the 26th (travel day), they were not feeling great! She got sick first and then a day later, he got sick. He said they literally had one day in their destination where they were able to do things together. There is a LOT of crud going around. Glad you are feeling better and hope your hubby is feeling better soon!

  9. We started a new book in my Bible study group. It's going to be quite thought-provoking, I think. Here in central Indiana, we are supposed to have highs around 10 next week. Of course, that's the forecast this week so we will probably be in the 30s or 40s! I don't really like fruit either, but I've always wanted to try a pomegranate. I do like clementines if they're good...I've had some that are dried out and bitter. That kind of spoils it for me for a bit. I invite you to link up at the Weekend Traffic Jam on Thursday.

  10. Sounds like a fun Christmas, but sorry you wound up with the 'crud'! Hope you're feeling better now. It's getting colder here next week and I'm not going to enjoy having to start the car early and scrape and all of that before I can go to work. Have a great week!

  11. So happy to see a hodgepodge from you! I love when you blog more but I get it 110%! Did you know that one of my new twin granddaughters names, will nickname is CiCi. I am the same, many of my projects include organizing of some sort doing it a lot this month, lol


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