Born and raised in the Appalachian mountains of southern WV, I was a child bride when I married my high school sweetheart in 1979. We moved to Knoxville, Tennessee to begin our new life. Determined to prove nay-Sayers from our community wrong, I completed my education and went on to earn an A.S. in computer programming. From 1983-1987, I worked mainly as a computer system’s manager. That’s a glorified title for someone who trouble shoots, maintains system back-ups, and generally over seeing all data entry. After our first child was born in 1988, I took early retirement. What have I been doing for the last 25+ years? I am proud to say, I am a SAHM and for most of those years I home-schooled our three children from K-12. Now, the nest is empty.
What’s behind the blog name? We all have used the expression, curious as a cat. I am no exception. In 2013, I gave my blog a make-over, I wanted a blog name that said who I was. I’m curious, I thought, and my name is Cathy. Hence, the birth of a new blog name, Curious as a Cathy. I love experiencing life. I am not a thrill seeker, but one savoring moments wrapped in the things I love…
- rubber-stamp art
My blog mainly entails a lot of coffee drinking and musings. I make a point of visiting specific blog hops each day and I always leave my footprints behind. It’s safe to say my blog is about building friendships that are loyal, like those I might have on my street, or in my church, or from high school.
My gift to you is me. What you read is what you get! I take pride in being me for who I am and no one else. I am friendly to a fault, but I don’t believe in spilling the beans about truly personal things. If I don’t feel comfortable saying something to your face, then chances are good I won’t say it on the net, either. I am honest. If I say I like something then it’s legit, I like it! I am tactful. In short, I prefer to not be bold face ugly about anything on my blog, even if it is a product that has failed my seal of approval. I prefer to do things with good taste and grace. I am a conservative, patriotic, woman of faith. Hopefully, what you will get take away from your time spent with me is that I am here for you like a long-lost friend, a sister across the miles, a prayer warrior, or even a second mom. Someone you look up to and forward to spending time with regularly.
Blogging started as a way for me to promote my children’s book, The Tale of Ole Green Eyes. I quickly discovered the Kiddie-Lit market was too tall of a mountain to climb. By this time, I found that I loved sharing with others my passions in life. One thing I did not count on is the hidden opportunities through product reviews and giveaways. This inspired me to look at the things I love to do as a springboard to earning a little something in return. Who can say, if it will go anywhere or not, but I do enjoy experimenting and learning ways to give to the family income. Another thing is, I like sharing with you the things I find that are good or not-so-good. I have a goal to one day be in our dream house. Wouldn’t it be nice, if I can say blogging allowed that dream to come true? After all, I am Curious as a Cathy!
I think of myself as “the girl next door” and you’re welcome to email anytime. Thank you for taking time to get-to-know me a little better and I look forward to building a new friendship with you!