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Jack’s Patch #WW #SWF #Hodgepodge Q&A #BoTB Results

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Hello, Kittens & Pups! There’s too much to do with the upcoming holidays and making everything into a chore just isn’t fun, so the rest of the year I’m taking things slow in Blogosphere.  Smartphone technology is just super cool with a camera on-the-go right in your pocket. Even old technology is awesome. I used my previous iPhone 5s for the last time to capture this photo (near the Target on Northshore Drive just off south I-140 (Pellissippi Parkway) in Knoxville) in September.

 

 

Next is my Wednesday Hodgepodge segment hosted by Joyce. This is an excellent way to get to know your fellow blogger and you’re invited to play alone.

 

1.  In a rut, in a jam, in the groove, out of synch, off-balance, out of touch…which saying best fits some area of your life currently (or recently)? Explain. I think I can apply each of these to my life but if I had to pick one maybe, I’d say I’m “off-balance“. The approaching holidays always make me off-balance to a degree. That’s why I try to do a little every few days to prepare for the big event. On top of the normal stuff this time of year, I’m helping DD#2 and DSIL from afar with their transition to Maine. Stuck in limbo waiting for their apartment which won’t be ready until next week Wednesday. The place they are staying previously booked their room and there are no other openings. They have to move to another motel and that’s where I come in. I spent a several hours Monday locating a place that’s affordable and pet-friendly.  This was not an easy task but I found a place for them.  Normally, I don’t think finding a place would be difficult but Maine had a horrible storm knocking power out and many still do not have electricity, so locals are taking up the hotel rooms. The demand for materials due to the storm is what’s causing the renovation work lag. Please prayer their apartment is ready soon. The expense is too much for them.

 

 

 

2. What is it about somebody else’s style of work (coworker/employee/shared volunteer project/household chore) that makes you crazy? Why?  Not having been in the corporate world in years and I’m sure there was plenty former co-workers did that drove me crazy but persnickety traits of how you want something done is often engrained in one’s behavior. It used to make my skin crawl when I let anyone help me with anything around the house. I only relinquished to teach my children the basic life skills and responsibilities. It was all I could do to keep myself from going behind them to redo what they did. DH often helped to ease my housework chores by pitching in but it made me feel out of control. I know that’s crazy but I felt that way. Anyhow, it took me years to relax and accept the help. It didn’t matter that the person wasn’t doing it the way I do it what mattered is the job got done freeing up some of my time. 

 

 

3. What’s a tradition that always makes you feel at home? I feel at home no matter what but I think I know where you’re going with this question. Years ago, I wrote My Heart is Well Content which describes that homey sort of sense. 

 

 

 

 

4. A favorite song with a girl’s name in the title or lyrics? Any reason why this is a particular favorite?  Bread was our favorite band during our dating years.I’m not sure why it is now but “Aubrey” became our song. DH even dubbed me his “Aubrey”. This song is still one of my favorites and I can’t help think on those tender years of two young hearts growing a relationship. It’s been 40 years since those early years and our hearts are still growing…closer!

 

 

 

5. Share a favorite quote, verse, or saying relating to gratitude or thanksgiving. When you realize others don’t have it so good that’s when you see things through new eyes and God’s blessings all around you. This is a lesson I learned many years ago during one of DH’s periods of unemployment and since that time I never take what I have for granted. 

 

 

 

6. Insert your own random thought here. I like sketching during my waiting time period for DH while at his appointments with his eye surgeon. This is a good use of time. I rediscovered  the joy of drawing in this past April A-Z Challenge in which I picked Art Sketching Through the Alphabet as my theme and if you’re interested you can read my reflections post that lists all my A-Z prompts. Anyway, while I waited I decided to sketch a barn. In September and October I shared in my not-so Wordless Wednesday contributions a mini series on barns I photographed over the years.

One more piece of randomness, the results of “Up In A Puff Of Smoke” #BoTB showdown clearly was a decisive win for The Rubinoos earning my vote for a victory of 7 to 2. I’ll leave with another sample of the winner’s mewsic. Join me in the next battle on the 15th! 😉

 

 

That’s it for now. I’m taking blogging life easy peasy with it being the holiday season. I encourage you to sign up for the latest Curious as a Cathy mews to deliver straight to your in-box!  Have a good day! Save Save Save

35 years and still going strong

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Good morning, lovelies! Tomorrow is a special day for me. It marks our 35th wedding anniversary. In honor of the day I cherish, dearly and the man I love more with each passing day, I present to you our favorite 70s band.

 

I could not have asked for a better husband. God blessed me more than I deserve with this wonderful man. Thank you DH for the best days of my life ~ 35 years and still going strong!

Aubrey, If, and Sweet Surrender from The Best of Bread are our favorite songs sung at our wedding. I hold these tunes in my memory like the sweet fragrance of a rose forever.

Thanks for joining us for another week Monday’s Music Moves Me! On behalf of the lovely Dancing Queen, Marie and her Solid Gold dancers ~ Callie, Stacy, Naila Moon, & myself want to invite you to step on the dance floor with the 4M crew.

Are you ready to boogie? Lace up your blue suede shoes, it’s time to dance! This week’s Spotlight Dancer is in the #1 spot of the link up. Be sure to stop by to boogie with our featured blogger, and don’t forget to link your 4M URL with XmasDolly and company.

This month, I am taking a hiatus. Not to worry, you won’t miss a beat when you land on my home page each Monday. Why not show some blog love by inviting your friends to hit the dance floor with the 4M crew now. There’s always room for one more!

If you like Monday’s Music Moves Me, then you’re sure to like these musical connections.

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What does Aubrey, Cathy’s Clown, & Rockin’ Robin have in common?

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I am so happy to co-host the best virtual dance party in Blogosphere with my lovelies XmasDollyJAmericanSpiceStacy Uncorked, and this month’s honorary co-host Everyday Life.
This week for our 140th edition, we’re partying to “songs with a name of a person in the title or lyrics” as suggest per Helen’s request. Whatever tunes are getting your groove on, then we want to hear them right here on Monday’s Music Moves Me.

 

My featured song, Aubrey, by Bread was “our” song back in our dating years. It still is one of my favorites. This being said, I decided to make today’s song selections about “us” in bringing two oldies using “our” names from the song title.

 

Featuring this one and the next just seem so right together. Wouldn’t you agree?

 

What I like about this song is not only has DH’s first name, but he used this song every night when he signed off the radio. If you’ve followed for a while then you may remember this tid-bit that he was a DJ at a local radio station in high school. I know cool, huh?

 

Did you figure out what Aubrey, Cathy’s Clown, & Rockin’ Robin have in common? It’s all about us – DH & me! 😀

 

PhotobucketAre you ready to get started? Admission to this awesome dance party is totally doable. Just grab XmasDolly…well not XmasDolly, but her button here and display it somewhere on your blog and put up your favorite YouTube video (you’ll find the weekly musical themes posted in her sidebar) for everyone to enjoy.

 

Now link up and shake your bootie with the rockin’ bloggers below. Oh yeah, if you wanna put a smile on someone’s face today then be sure to leave a comment!

 

**To be considered for honorary co-host each month, then be sure to add your URL to the link up**

Next stop… your place!  What music is moving you?

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