Wednesday, June 26, 2024

The Wednesday Hodgepodge

I keep thinking I'm going to be a "regular" here on the Hodgepodge, but it seems I'm more the "hit or miss" participant.  But, I sure do enjoy it when I do join in because Joyce always asks such interesting questions.  One would think she might run out of questions but she just keeps coming up with new ones. Now, lets check out the ones for this edition.

1. What do you think has remained the same about you your whole life? How has your perception of yourself changed over time? 
I don't think I've ever met a stranger. I've always made friends very easily and it has served me well, especially in my growing up years.  We moved 7 times between my 1st grade and senior year.  I never thought too much about it, just jumped in, made new friends and went right on.
Another thing that has remained the same is my LOUD laugh.  If I'm laughing, you will likely hear me before you see me. I'd rather laugh than eat when I'm hungry.  And, I've found that laughter is contagious.  Certainly not a bad thing!

2. What was the first thing you learned how to cook? Do you prefer to cook or bake? 

I started cooking at a fairly young age but cannot remember the first thing I learned to cook.  I do know that I learned early on how to prepare a pot roast and veggies for our Sunday lunch.  There were no crockpots, so I put it in an appropriate pan for the oven and covered it tightly with foil.  It would cook the entire time we were at church and be ready for our lunch when we got home.

I MUCH prefer to bake!  The main thing I bake is cookies.  I LOVE baking cookies and have bazillions of different recipes of assorted cookies.  I probably have 400+ in the freezer right now (more on this in my random thought).

3. What are some of your current priorities in this season of life? Elaborate. 

Make the most of everyday.

Don't fret over things that I have no control over.

Count my blessings and name them one by one.

Live a life that points others to Christ, there truly is no greater priority.

Sure do wish I could say that I'm doing a great job at these but afraid I can't say that.  I am trying and recognize very quickly when I fail.  

4. How much time do you spend on your hair each day or, put another way, what's your hair care routine? I am NOT bragging but I have really good hair.  It's thick and coarse and is not oily, just normal. I wash my hair twice weekly, blow it dry, section it off in small sections and flat iron it.  I'm so thankful for the flat iron, otherwise, I'd walk around looking like a bush was growing out of my head.  It's not curly, just has an abundance of body. I will sometimes touch it up with a flat iron between washings but most days I can just run my fingers through it and go.

Do you get it cut regularly or just whenever the mood strikes? I get it cut and colored every 4 weeks without fail.

Do you go to the same stylist every time? I have had several stylist over the years but I stay with the same stylist for a long time. I definitely do NOT hop around.

Do you tell your stylist everything? Not hardly but we do have very good conversation. I've known her for most of her life so we never lack for something to discuss or talk about.

 Any other beauty treatments you indulge in throughout the year? If getting my nails done counts as a beauty treatment, then yes. I have them done about every 2 1/2 weeks and the same gal has been doing them for over 20 years.

5. What is the most awe-inspiring place you've visited? 

While in Israel, we were taken to a spot overlooking Bethlehem. We were not allowed to actually go into the city, but just viewing it at dusky dark was very awe inspiring for sure. I'll cherish the memory forever.

6. Insert your own random thought here. 

Folks, next Monday, July 1st, this man (Hubby) will celebrate his 50th anniversary as an agent with State Farm Insurance.  Good grief, that's a LONG time! Hard to believe that he opened his office without one policy in the books and built it to what it is today.  It's called a lot of hard work and being blessed with tremendous employees over the years to help him accomplish his goals and dreams.  Of course, the changes that he has seen in insurance over these 50 years could fill a book.  Some good, some, not so good but he survived them all and has enjoyed the benefits of building a successful insurance agency.

His staff and us will host an Open House to celebrate this big occasion on Monday. And, you remember those cookies I mentioned earlier?  Well, they will be served at the Open House. 

Congratulations on a job WELL DONE!

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 am constantly telling myself not to worry about things outside my control but isn't that THE hardest? I struggle daily.

  2. I love all of your priorities! That is a lot of cookies and what a fun hobby to bake.

  3. I, too, have a loud laugh and LOVE to laugh. You have baked a LOT of cookies! 50 year anniversary of a career is amazing. I'm sorry y'all couldn't go into Bethlehem when you were there. Our tour guide is usually unable to go (he is Jewish) with us that day but our tour company arranges for a Palestinian Christian to get on the bus with us when we arrive in Bethlehem. When the guide for the day board the bus, he always prays the Lord's Prayer as the disciples would have heard it from the mouth of Jesus.

  4. That's a lot of cookies!! Congratulations to your husband on his very long and successful career! I have an abundance of body in my hair too, sometimes too much in the humid months, but mostly I'm glad to have thick hair that grows fast. Enjoy your day!

  5. Sincerest of congratulations to Tommy on his 50 years as a State Farm agent. I hope the party is fun and well-attended. Every one of those cookies will disappear, I'm sure of it!!

  6. Congratulations to your husband (and you!) on such a long and fulfilling career. I bet your cookies are delicious!

  7. My heartfelt congratulations to your husband for his exceptional work and career. His dedication and hard work are truly impressive.

  8. I love your priorities! You DO have great hair - I think it's a real positive to not have to spend a lot of time getting our hair to look good. :-) Congrats to your husband on his successful career and business! Have a great week!

  9. Congratulations to your husband! That is a long time for sure. I was with the postal service 36 years. I remember my mom teaching me how to make a pot roast. I make it once in awhile in the oven like she taught me and only in the winter. I only bake cookies once year at Christmas with the grands. How nice that you have been to Bethlehem! Enjoy your weekend!


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