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10 Get-to-know Cathy facts #AtoZRoadTrip #music

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Good-morning kittens & dawgs! Usually, I like to pull together a random chat on Tuesday mornings, but I shared my new blog friend’s upcoming book release to announce. Anywho, I promised Les @ Time Out For Mom that I’d answer her questions (below).


image borrowed from Time Out For Mom

image borrowed from Time Out For Mom’s blog

I thought this would be good for newbie’s to Curious as a Cathy to learn more about me with these 10 get-to-know Cathy facts!

  1. Nicknames didn’t get pinned to me all that much, as a kid. My childhood BFF gave me one. You can find out what it is if you want by reading 10 Cathy Facts. My favorite is the one DH gave me. Legs. No, I don’t have long legs. He just likes them.¬† I love it and it’s a lot better than the ole ball and chain! ūüėČ
  2. I have hazel eyes. Sometimes they appear green and other times they look like chestnut. But, I have yet to see a blue reflection like some people do with their hazel eyes. I’m actually a little jealous.
  3. Do we have to talk hair color? Well…it’s more or less a sandy blonde with shimmering white flecks. I would color my hair, but nothing ever works (OTC) to mask it. So, I think I’m slowly accepting this is the way it’s meant and move on.
  4. I’m truly a girly girl. I love all things girly ~ from a man opening a door for me to wearing heels. There is a lot of in-between stuff that comes with being a girly girl. I make no apologies or excuses for the way I am. I totally embrace being a soft woman and having others see me this way.
  5. My absolute favorite color is soft pink. Nothing says femininity like soft pink does, except maybe white and I do love those colors together.
  6. I’m not sure how to answer the question on my favorite place. Are we talking about vacation place or just in general? I’m going to go with a vacation because that’s simple. I love the New England area, especially the coastline of Maine with all those lighthouses. If you’ve read my blog for a while, then you already know this little tidbit. Maine is a beautiful state and I really want to go back!
  7. Many of the celebs I enjoy watching are from the 80s ~ Tom Selleck, Harrison Ford, Mel Gibson, Tom Hanks, Chevy Chase, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, Sylvester Stallone, Pierce Bronson, and Tom Cruise. This list is by no means complete.¬† I have a soft spot for all these aging actors. The new (or not-so-new) popular actors I like are Antonio Banderas (Assassins, The Legend of Zorro, Expendables 3 )Hugh Jackman (Kate & Leopold),¬† John Hamm (Mad Men), Kiefer Sutherland (24), Ryan Reynolds (The In-laws & The Proposal), Chris Evans ( The Losers and The Iceman), Jason Statham (Chaos & The Italian Job), George Clooney (O’ Brother Where Art Thou & Ocean series), … If I think about it enough, I can add more names. Maybe, I’ll have to do this as feature post sometime soon to give all my favorites recognition.
  8. I’m a fan of all animals in general, but if I had to pick one maybe a moose or black bear. I have yet to see a moose in life. I became kinda fascinated with them since our first visit to Maine. Unfortunately, we didn’t go to the best part of the state for moose watching. On occasion, we spot a black bear and some elk (the closest thing to a moose I’ve seen) in the Smoky’s. It never fails to make me giddy as a school girl to see woodland creatures in the wild.
  9. Are you kidding me…a favorite song? I don’t know that I have just one favorite tune. You gotta remember this is coming from someone who does two music related posts each week and most days I include a song with my writing. But…I have a very special place in my heart Bread’s music (listen to the full album The Best of Bread below)
  10. Reader’s Digest? lol Actually, reading anything longer than a magazine article is about all I have done for many years. I never read a lot and after I had kids my focus for sitting down with a good book vanished…completely.¬† I buy interesting e-books with the hopes of changing my crazy mind now the children are all out of the house. Hopefully, the passion others experience for literature will ignite with me.

NOTE: The above hyperlinks are my posts that I thought you might like.


What’s your nickname? Do you have a favorite song? Tell me something new about you!


It’s time to hit the road again and I hope you’ll hop in the backseat for the ride as I head over to meet a few of my fellow A2Zroadsters.


I saw this on FB and couldn't resist sharing. :D

I saw this on FB and couldn’t resist sharing. ūüėÄ





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¬†XmasDolly,¬†JAmericanSpice,¬†Stacy 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! ūüėÄ


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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A Walk Through ETN Veterans Memorial




As I walked through the East Tennessee Veterans Memorial in downtown Knoxville last Friday, all I could think about is our freedom. ¬†Freedom is anything, but free. It comes with a very steep price. ¬†The thousands of lives lost etched in granite before my eyes was only a sample of this nation’s rich sacrifice over the years to keep her people free. ¬†Remember… Freedom, keep walkin’ keep on your toes and don’t you stop talkin’ about freedom…


If we stop talkin’ about freedom then we may just lose it.¬†God bless the men and women who serve us so well!

Angela from Mommy Time Out and I would like to thank you for joining us for another edition of¬† Wayback Wednesdays. To participate in this blog hop you don’t have to follow a bunch of rules. It’s simple! Just link up your blog, twitter, or Facebook below (only one please).

Leave a comment letting us know you’re now our newest follower and we’ll pop over to your lovely blog. I’m looking forward to sharing memories with you!


Linking today’s photo(s) with these Wordless Wednesday communities.

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We Only Just Begun. But, OH! What a Sweet Surrender!


Welcome to the 92nd edition of Monday’s Music Moves Me!

Marie from Xmas Dolly is the head conductor and helping out on the Love Train to make sure things run smoothly are co-conductors: Lorie of The Shewbridges of Central Florida,  Callie of JAmericanSpice,  Stacy of Stacy Uncorked , and yours truly!

This month, Naila Moon will be our honorary co-conductor. Thanks for joining us! Let’s get this dance party started, shall we? This week’s theme is “Wedding Songs” pick.

It just so happens this coming Saturday, we’ll celebrate our 33rd anniversary. To my DH, let me just say…



Happy Anniversary, Darling!

Love forever and always, Cathy

The Carpenter’s 1972 #2 billboard hit did not play at our wedding but it would have been awesome had it been one of our choices. Incidentally, I stumbled upon the most interesting trivia. Did you know We Only Just Begun was originally written for a bank TV ad? Who would have guessed, huh?


Our wedding song picks were two of our favorites by Bread. One of the two was….

The line from this song, You keep your rights, I’ll take your nights. No one can lose when we turn the lights out actually embarrassed me when sung on our wedding day. That was then, this is now. I may sing these words myself…eh em…just saying.

Wow, it’s smokin’ in here! Let’s keep moving, shall we?

Let’s board the Love Train! Admission to ride¬†is totally doable for anyone.¬† Are you ready to rock¬†n’ roll with all the other passengers? Then, here’s what you do.

  • Go to YouTube¬†insert¬†your music video of choice.
  • Grab the “Monday’s Music Moves Me” Button.
  • Sign the linky, follow¬†us, grab our blog buttons, & leave a comment letting us know you’re a new follower.
  • Shake your bootie with¬†fellow rockin’ bloggers¬†below and why not invite some of your¬†rocker blogger buds to join the fun!

Are you ready to get dancing this week?¬† Then, link your 4M blog post URL¬†below to join the party and then boogie¬†across the net to visit dance with all the others on the Love Train today. Don’t forget to visit our spotlight dancers listed in the #1 & 2 slots on the linky line-up!


On our 95th week, we’ll be hosting our Gala Giveaway celebrating our 100 weeks of Monday’s Music Moves Me with our loyal Love Train members.

Our Head Conductor, Marie from XmasDolly, is putting together some fabulous goodies. You’re gonna wanna be apart of this and if you’re just getting into the groove, then keep it up because it’s not too late. Here’s what’s up coming up!

  1. A $100 promo code to use at clickitticket.com toward your purchase of concert, theater, or sports tickets. In addition, the grand prize winner will receive a bottle of *Stacy Uncorked prize-winning wine.
  2. $25 Gift Certificate Edenfantasys
  3. Plus Size Costume Center Р$25 Gift Certificate 
  4. A T-shirt from “It’s funny T-Shirt Time¬†
  5. A copy of Designated Rider’s CD (Marie’s husband’s band)¬†¬†
Click here for more details on the Gala Giveaway!



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