Wednesday, July 10, 2024

The Wednesday Hodgepodge

And, it's Wednesday and that means Joyce has the questions and we have the answers. She's been doing this link up a few years and we are so grateful. 

1. Do you feel older or younger than your age? Elaborate. 
photo taken 3 weeks ago, our youngest gran, Case

Well, I've never been 71 before so not exactly sure what I should feel like.  But, I think I feel mighty good and am still blessed with a lot of "get up and go."  So, I'm going to say I feel younger.  As we know, we all age differently and some folks are "old" at 60 and some are still young at "80."  I'm shooting for being young at 80. ~chuckle~

2. What's one thing you should toss right now, but just can't? 

Perhaps this is odd, but I cannot think of ONE thing that I need to toss but can't.  I stay in a state of "cleaning out and getting rid of." I make multiple trips to the thrift store every month.  Of course, the older I get, the easier it is to toss or better, give to someone that could find a good use for it. Now, when the time comes that I need to have a HUGE tossing, I imagine some things will pull at my heart strings but, I won't labor over it, I'll move on.  It's just what I do. I will not dwell on it.

3. Have you visited many of the 63 National Parks in the US of A? You'll find a list here. Do you have a favorite? What National Park that you haven't seen do you most want to see? 

Hubby and I have done a whole lot of traveling in our 53 years of marriage but those travels have only covered  Hot Springs, The Great Smoky Mts. National Park and the Grand Canyon. I seriously doubt that we will embark upon anymore big trips but those closer to home. So, guess we've seen all the national parks we will be seeing. Who knows?

4. How often do you get take out? What's your favorite? 

It is a rarity for us to get take out, in fact, I can't even remember the last time we did such.

But, guess this is a bit like carry out......I received my first shipment from Gardencup yesterday and we had one of the salads for our dinner last evening.  The jury is still out as to whether or not I will keep the subscription.  I have it set for every two weeks, 6 salads. That is the least amount you can order and the least often you can receive them.  But, I can pause it any time I want to.  The salads are good for 6 days from the day you receive them and I'm pretty sure Hubby and I will not have any trouble eating 3 salads each in 6 days.  We shall see. They have 2 sizes, regular and mini.  I ordered the regular size and there is almost enough in one for both of us. I don't know how they pack so much in one container. If I do order again I might go with the mini size.  Added note: the containers they come in are so cute and I'm trying to find some use for them.  I mean, I can't bring myself to throw them away.  Hey, guess that could be the item I might need to toss. ~big laugh~ 

5. Do you have many (or any) subscriptions? Not necessarily magazines, but thinking more along the lines of boxes or products that companies offer, and you can sign up to receive on a regular basis. Could be weekly, monthly, quarterly, even daily. Tell us about them.

Well, guess, my above answer fits this question as well.  I do not have any other subscriptions except for streaming services, Netflix, Prime, Up, Disney+ and I'm probably forgetting another one. It's crazy! 

6. Insert your own random thought here.

Okay ladies, have you ever ordered from Shein?  I was talking with my hair stylist yesterday while getting my hair done and she and another lady were telling me how much shopping they do on Shein.  I've heard of it but have never, ever checked it out.  My stylist just went to Hawaii and got some of the cutest dresses to take from Shein.  So, just as you have guessed, I came home, checked it out, saw the dress  (pictured above) and yes, I ordered it. I mean, it was $10.87!!!!  How on earth can anything be that inexpensive and even hold together? She said she has washed hers and they still look good.  So, we shall see, but, I figure if it's a total wash, I haven't lost much.


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 have heard of Shein but never ordered from them. I'm not familiar with the salads and am curious to hear how the freshness lasts. I make a salad almost daily here. Enjoy your day and stay cool!

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  3. I want to be young at 80, too! I have heard of Shein - a friend ordered some dresses from there. She said for the price, if she only wore them a couple of times it would be worth it. Those salads look great! I haven't heard of that company. I need to check it out!

  4. I guess I assumed all states had at least one National Park -- this map proves me wrong. But some states have several! I learned something from this!

  5. I haven't heard of Shein but that dress is so cute! You are a very young looking 71 year old! Happy Hodgepodge to you.

  6. My daughter has ordered from Shein and it went well. I am curious to hear how your experience goes. It is a cute dress! That is great you are always donating things. I hope to keep doing that so that I don't have a lot of clutter. It is a good feeling to let my closets and drawers "breathe" a little!

  7. Interesting that my comment not agreeing with purchasing from Shein was removed…

  8. I'm the same with cleaning out and trips to the thrift store. Sometimes I get rid of TOO much! I hope I'm still feeling young at heart at age 70 and 80! The salads look delicious...interesting concept!

  9. That's a really cute dress, and the price is right! Hope you're happy with it! I've been curious about getting a Stitch Fix or one of those kinds of box subscriptions, since I really do not have time to shop, and don't much enjoy it either. Hope you're having a great week!


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