Wednesday, March 6, 2024

A Saucy Hodgepodge

And, it's Wednesday again, it rolls around very regularly and Joyce always shows up with new questions.  And, here's my answers...........

1. Has March come in like a lion where you live? If not a lion then what animal would you use to describe the weather in your area this first week of March? Does the weather affect your emotions? When did you last feel 'under the weather'? 

My goodness gracious (as my Grandmother use to say), March has most definitely come in like a lion here.  We had a storm to beat all storms Monday afternoon.  Blinding rain and damaging force winds.  It was crazy and electricity was out for about 10 hours following it.  It was one of those times that we were so thankful we put in a full house generator when we built.  

Yes, when it rains for several days it definitely affects my emotions. I am a sunshine kinda gal and when all I see is rain it's a real downer.

I had strep throat about 6 weeks ago and I really thought that was a "kids thing." But, guess not.  I was quite uncomfortable for a couple of days but once the injection and meds went to work, I felt fine.

2. Do you know what your name means? Does the meaning of your name fit with your personality? Do you like your name? If you have children did you consider the meaning of their names before choosing them? 

I never think about the meaning of my name but am pretty sure I've looked it up before.  It means, delicate, weary, meadow. 

 Hummm........  No, the meaning of my name does not fit with my personality.  I'm not delicate, feminine, but not delicate.  I can be weary but it's not all that often and I'm not even sure how meadow relates.  

I do like my name. My middle name is Beth and I was called Lea Beth until my late teen years and then I dropped the Beth and have been called Lea ever since.

Our children's names are, Brandon and Bridget and the meaning of those names never entered our minds when we named them.  I just thought they were cute names that began with the same letter. No joke!  I will say that with their middle names they both have very nice family names but, I'll keep their middle names a mystery. ~smile~

3. It's National Sauce Month...what's your favorite sauce? Last thing you ate that used a sauce? 

Well, not sure this is considered a sauce but I use it as a sauce as well as a dressing.  I always dip chicken stripes in it and that was the last thing I ate using it as a sauce.  And, it's the BEST!

4. Something you've seen, tasted, done lately that you'd describe as 'awesome sauce'? 

I cannot think of anything I've tasted lately that I would describe in such a fashion.  

But, we have been to watch this little cutie (our 9 year old granddaughter) compete in gymnastics the past two weekends.  That was definitely 'awesome sauce'.  I almost have to hide my eyes when she does her beam routine but she did very well in both competitions and she has a couple more coming up.

Hubby and I were at friends this past weekend and 5 couples engaged in a Cornhole Tournament.  We've never played and dear readers, we were the champions (that's definitely 'awesome sauce').  Yes, you read that right! And, might I add, I made the bulk of the points.  I truly had no idea what I was doing but, obviously I had the hang of the throw.  

5. What kinds of things do you love to collect? 

At his point in my life there is nothing I love to collect.  But, over the years I have enjoyed collecting Santa's, pretty dishes, pottery, Andrea birds and on it goes.  But, within recent years I've quit collecting as I truly do have PLENTY and I need no more to have to get rid of 'down the road.'  Now, I do love to add to my cookie recipes if that counts. 

6. Insert your own random thought here. 

After the storm Monday, we were left, as I said, without electricity and also internet and cable.  We do have a generator but that does NOT help with internet and cable.  It went out about 2:30 and was restored about 5:00 Tuesday afternoon.  That's a little over 24 hours.  Well, folks, I felt like I had had my right arm cut off.  I'm a bit ashamed to say that but it's the truth.  I do so many financial things on my computer and yes, I do use it for pleasure as well.  I'm so use to going to the computer, pulling up what I need when I need it and that didn't happen for a whole day.  It truly is a bit scary that, as a society and as a country we are so dependent on the internet.  That's all I'll say about that.......... Thankfully Audible still worked and I got in a whole lot of listening time.

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. Congrats cornhole champ!

  2. I know what you mean about the internet. I am so dependant on it for everything from finances to blogging to recipes. I'm sorry to hear about the storm but glad you have that generator. We have a gas powered generator, and will probably do the whole house when we get our final house for retirement. Hope you have a wonderful Wednesday!

  3. That's awesome about the cornhole tournament! I am the better one of me and my husband but I doubt we'd win.

  4. Well you go girl! It sounds like you may have found your athletic niche. That sounds like quite the storm on your hilltop. So glad you didn't have any damage. Yes, our phones and computers have almost become like appendages and the recent AT&T shutdown was eye opening as to how life could change in a heart beat. Enjoy the rest of your week.

  5. I love that y'all had never played cornhole and then won on your first time! That is awesome sauce, indeed!! I, like you, am quite lost without internet.

  6. Cornhole is a fun game! Yesterday Facebook went down and we were all wondering what was going on. I eventually got it back on my phone and not on my computer. I will have to change my password. I agree, we are so use to having things at our disposal. At least we remember how things were in the past and we always read or find alternative things. Imagine the new generations that have only known the digital media and resources.

  7. You are not alone with your feelings and dependency on your computer. But our culture has made us this way. Businesses want us all to do everything online and to get their apps. I draw the line with getting all the apps. For the time being, at least, I'm able to get away with that.

  8. My mom's side of the family called me Mary Pat (and they still do) since my middle name is Patricia, but they were in Tx. and we're in TN so only a very few ever called me that. I like it, though!
    I prefer dipping fries in Ranch Dressing instead of ketchup!

  9. This post was indeed awesome sauce! Can you believe that I do not like ranch dressing? Your little gymnast is so cute! I would be nervous too, especially the beam! Can you imagine if something happens to the grid across our country and if we would be without Internet and cell service and cable for days possibly weeks it’s a scary scenario to think about but I often think it could happen.

  10. Fun post ! Oh, yes - my heart would be in my throat with your little gymnast...she is adorable. My name means "Grace"....I was supposed to be Nancy, but I could not be baptized as Nancy back then, so Ann...and I like it. Yes...I feel dependent on computer, and my phone. I leave the house and think "oh, do I have my phone"....LOL....for years I did not have it and now it seems essential. Have a great month...combination of Lion and Lamb March here in PA....Happy Spring !


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