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5 Songs for the New Year, a Fabulous Resolutions Quote, #BoTB & #SYW

Good morning, Kittens and Dawgs! This is gonna be a long post. Just relax and unwind. We’re in no hurry. In fact, I’m not sure who’s going to show today but for those who are ready to boogie then,  I invite you step on the floor with my dance partners:  XmasDolly, Stacy, & Colette!  This week’s theme is songs relating to “the New Year“.

 

We stayed up late last night ringing in the new year our traditional way movie marathan, pizza, and a whole of snacking. Naturally, we watched the ball drop in Time Square, kissed, exchanged happy new year wishes, and tossed to 2018 with nothing but the best – Martinelli’s Sparkling Apple Cider. I’m certain I’m moving slow today…maybe not even present in Blogosphere at the moment but I’ll get around to dancing with you!

Please read….This is a weekly hop for mewsic enthusiasts regardless if you follow our weekly theme if you have tunes to share then we’re ready to dance with you. Otherwise, I ask that you do not link non-related posts below to boost traffic to your site. You’re welcome to leave your URL in comments with a brief description inviting me (and others) to check it out. Thank you!



 

How did you spend New Year’s Eve? Are you ready to for a new beginning? What mewsic moves you?

 

Next, I invite you to plug-in with the “Sparks” community hosted by good pal, Annie at McGuffy’s Reader where you can energize your soul and make the world a little better with sparks of encouragement. Let’s make the world a better place, one person at a time beginning with #1! 😉

Can you live by these resolutions with me?

Okay, this is my last segment. In keeping with my New Year’s theme, I decided to go with two song parodies for my first Battle of the Bands for 2018. Hey, if you can’t keep ’em then laugh at ’em (or yourself)!

Parody #1 Hella Cravings (Adele “Hello”)

 

Parody #2 All About That Change (Meghan Trainor “It’s About That Bass”)

 

You’ll find more awesome battles underway at some of these blog listed below (not everyone is doing the bi-monthly showdowns now) and if you’d like to be included in the fun, then contact Stephen requesting to be added to the list.

Angels Bark (Michele), Cherdo on the Flipside, Book Lover (Donna), The Doglady’s Den (Debbie), Your Daily Dose (Robin), Jingle Jangle Jungle (Mary), Mike’s Ramblings, Righting & Editing (Janie), STMcC Presents BoTB (Stephen, BoTB Manager)The Sound of One Hand Typing (John), & Tossing It Out (Lee).

Ok, here’s the drill. Voting is open to everyone visiting. There is NO wrong vote, except if you DON’T vote. You can start by telling me in comments which artist or in this case song you like best and why (optional).

Which parody gets your vote, #1 or #2?

 

Here’s another chance to get to know me a wee bit better in Share Your World, hosted by Cee’s Photography. If you don’t see the little Q&A section beyond this point, then all that means is I need to lift them from Cee’s site and add them. Chances are I’m working on that right now or else there isn’t one this week, which ever you may want to come back to in a few to see if this has changed.

 

Hit the dance floor next week with “Your Choice” mewsic and find out which parody wins this first round of BoTB. My next showdown is on the 15th, so mark your calendar. Keep those tunes playing and your body swaying, I’ll see ya around the cyber block. I’ll be back tomorrow for Cathy Chats for a bit of random conversation and mewsic! 😉

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What have you learned this year?

 

 

This is the last day of the year, so I’d like to say good-bye 2017 and hello, kittens & dawgs!  Thank you for joining me today.  Some time ago, I started the weekend series Sunspiration. Don’t beat yourself up if you don’t remember it because I didn’t make too many contributions to it. You that little thing called life? Well…it happened. I felt overwhelmed forcing me to abandon this series. However, I’d like to bring it back beginning now. I’m not committing to a weekly spot but whenever the mood hits me and I hope that you enjoy it.

What have you learned this year?  As for me, I learned how precious eye sight is, not that I didn’t know how valuable our eye sight is but when someone you love faces the danger of losing it then it’s like stepping in a cold shower…really getting my attention fast!

For those who are new here or maybe you just missed it but DH underwent a serious eye procedure in March. Never in our wildest imagination did we think his visit with his Optomitrist would result in immediate eye sugery to repair a detached retina. I won’t lie to you, it was scary.

On top of his surgery, we faced other sensitive family matters. You know the old saying, when it rains, it pours? That’s precisely how it felt at our house for days after fading into weeks and months. The good news is DH’s eye is healing and we feel in the new year things will contine down a promising road of a full recovery. Only time will tell this tale but we feel God’s assurance that everything is going to be okay.

Another thing I learned this year is, actually it’s been a process of many years learned, none of us are purrfect. One person’s wrong is no different from the wrong moves I make in God’s eyes but I’m coming to grips with this new thought process more and more which makes me a little less quick to judge.

In our 38 years of marriage, we’ve gone through many fiery lessons. Some things were of our doing and others just being caught in the crossfire of life.  Regardless of how we got burned, we learned how to prepare for troubled times or how to avoid repeating the same mistakes altogether. That’s just part of the growing ups or growing wise process, which brings me to the other family matter. It is still up in the air but we continue to trust God. Every thing is in His hands, so who am I to worry? I will lean on His understanding and I know through it all, God no doubt will shower us with His goodness.

What’s next, hit the dance floor with the Monday’s Music Moves Me crew with New Year’s Themed Songs! Until then, have a peaceful and blessed New Year! X💋X💋, Cathy

Christmas in Dixie #Alabama #music

Good-morning, kittens & dawgs! I kicked off a new-to-me mewsic discovery on the first Tuesday of this month and I decided to continue my posting craze every Thursday throughout December, so there’s gonna be a whole lot of Christmas mewsic. No bah-hum-bugs allowed so if you’re not onboard then move on Scrooge! Although, today’s featured artist isn’t new, I did learn they have a new  album, American Christmas.

 

Honestly, I thought Thursday mewsic was the last Christmas album I had planned for this month but then I noticed I somehow did two different posts for the same date and missed sharing this one. So, I didn’t want the season to slip away completely without sharing another taste of Christmas country with you with of a legendary band. I have one more post for this week and I hope you’ll join me tomorrow for the re-introduction of Sunspiration! 😉

X💋X💋, Cathy

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Christmas Together #TheTenors #music

Good-morning, kittens & dawgs! I kicked off a new-to-me mewsic discovery on the first Tuesday of this month and I decided to continue my posting craze every Thursday throughout December, so there’s gonna be a whole lot of Christmas mewsic. No bah-hum-bugs allowed so if you’re not onboard then move on Scrooge! Today’s featured artist is The Tenors with their album, Christmas Together!

 

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This is the last of my Christmas mewsic of the year but not to worry I will continue to share new mewsic discoveries in the coming year. I plan incorporate new or neglected memes in this post slot starting next week. I’m looking forward to spending another year with you in Blogosphere!

X💋X💋, Cathy

 

Warmer in the Winter #LindseyStirling #music

Good-morning, kittens & dawgs! For the month of December it’s gonna be nothing but mewsic…Christmas mewsic that is and so each week I’m gonna feature a new-to-me artist or Christmas album. Here’s my girl, the amazingly talented and beautiful Lindsey Stirling with Warmer In The Winter!

 

 

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I’m linking up taking a coffee break with Stacy, Les, and Amber this morning and you’re invited to come with and let me remind you to visit again tomorrow for not-so Wordless Wednesday. X💋X💋, Cathy

 

 

 

 

**Image for this series borrowed from cartoonist, Jim Hunt. Thank you!**

 

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Merry Christmas #4M & Christ’s Presence #Sparks

Hoo-Hoo-Hoo! Merry Christmas, Kittens and Dawgs! I seriously doubt many of y’all will find time to boogie today and that’s purrfectly fine by me. Enjoy it, spend time with the family but if you are here whenever that may be, we are groovin’ all month-long to Christmas tunes and  I invite you step on the floor with my dance partners:  XmasDolly, Stacy, & Colette!

Are you ready to groove to some mewsic? In keeping with my Christmas Songs Name Spelling I thought this one is ideal for this morning…C.H.R.I.S.T.M.A.S!

 

 

Hey, I know I stretched a bit on this name choice but Christ is part of Christmas so it’s an excellent work around for my theme after all Christ is what Christmas is all about! 😀

What Christmas mewsic moves you?

This is a weekly hop for mewsic enthusiasts regardless if you follow our weekly theme or not if you have mewsic to share then we’re ready to dance with you. Otherwise, I ask that you do not link non-mewsic posts below to boost traffic to your site. You’re welcome to leave your URL in comments with a brief description inviting me to check it out. Thank you!



 

 

I invite you hop over to McGuffy’s Reader for more “Sparks” of inspiration/encouragement. Let’s make the world a better place, one person at a time beginning with #1! 😉

 

I’m updating this post to reflect a new hop, Share Your World, hosted by Cee’s Photography that I’d like to incorporate into my routine. This is my first attempt and hopefully it won’t be my last. Here’s another chance to get to know me a wee bit better. 😉

What caring thing are you going to do for yourself today? The best way I know to care for myself is to do something I enjoy and here lately that’s been sketching. Thanks to DH for the Apple Pencil he got me for my birthday a couple of weeks ago, I’m having lots of fun every day doodling on my iPad. It’s an amazing little gadget!

List at least five of your favorite spices? (excluding salt and pepper)

Here’s my list not necessarily in order of importance.

  1. cinnamon
  2. clove
  3. nutmeg
  4. cummin
  5. cilantro

Now, isn’t that I named all “C” spices and coincidentally the first letter of my name. 🙂

What can you always be found with? You’ll always find my iPhone with me most of the time unless I’m cleaning the house and at that moment when I lay it aside is often when I miss a call from one of my children.  Can you tell me how it they do this every time?

What inspired you or what did you appreciate this past week? I not only appreciate but feel inspired every time I see Christmas lights. We visited the western North Carolina mountain communities on Friday and some of those tiny towns were really decked for the holiday!

 

Keep those tunes playing and your body swaying, I’ll see ya around the cyber block eventually but for now I’m just chillaxing with DH! Merry Christmas, dear friends! X💋X💋, Cathy

Please forgive the newness of my movie creating skills. If you’re on FB then you’ve seen a similiar one to this but for those who haven’t. I created this on my iPad using the Procreate app and Apple Pencil to sketch the wintry artwork scene; then added it to iMovie on my computer add the text and voice recording for my Christmas wish to you!  😉

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The Christmas Wish #HerbAlpert #music

Good-morning, kittens & dawgs! I kicked off a new-to-me mewsic discovery on the first Tuesday of this month and I decided to continue my posting craze every Thursday throughout December, so there’s gonna be a whole lot of Christmas mewsic. No bah-hum-bugs allowed so if you’re not onboard then move on Scrooge! Today’s featured artist is Herb Albert with his newest album The Christmas Wish!

 

 

X💋X💋, Cathy

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