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Thursday2Q: Old/New Year

Taylor Davis is young violinist I stumbled upon during a recent BoTB showdown. I liked her style and found some of her original songs on YouTube.

Howdy, Kittens & Dawgs! How’s the new year going for ya so far? All is well here but then it’s too early to say for sure. Anywho, I’m trying to get back to some of my blogging basics in which I did a lot of Q&A prompts.  Years ago, I co-hosted Thursday Two Questions with another blogger. It was a great way to start conversation while learning new things about one another. The object is to either use questions posed here or to create your own (if you choose to come up with your own then please respond to mine in comments for others to get to know you better).

1. Name one thing about 2017 that you’re glad to say goodbye to? I’ll state the obvious, DH’s eye problem.  I hope that is far, far behind us and that only things will only improve.

2. Tell me one thing that has you excited about the new year? Other than the getting the other two surgeries out-of-the-way for DH’s eye which we hope will fix him right up then the one thing that really has me excited is the prospect of moving into a new home. This is something I’ve wanted for years and we’re committed to trying to see this dream turn into a reality. *fingers crossed*


I hope you enjoyed my little Q&A session. Eventually, I hope to include other Thursday hop connections. If you visit my Daily Blog Hop page you’ll find a few listed. Some of which I participated in last year but my timing was off and I couldn’t latch on to them properly. I hope to change that this year. Wish me luck! I invite you to stroll back over tomorrow for some giggles and a whole lot more of Friday Fun Stuff!  X💋X💋, Cathy

New Year’s Themed Songs


Another year has gone by, Kittens and Dawgs! Although, I always say this every January, wasn’t it only yesterday that the new year ushered in?  I’m actually glad to see 2016 come to a close, as I feel this year will be more promising.  My! My! Time Flies!  Last week, XmasDolly gave us two mewsic themes and I mostly stayed on the Christmas song path but this week I’m running with the New Year’s theme songs.

Thank you for including me in your Monday. ? My friend, XmasDolly who puts on the Monday’s Music Moves Me ? linky party is a bit short-handed and I volunteered to co-host as long for as long as she needs me.  You’re invited to hit the dance floor.

Do you set goals or new year’s resolutions? If so, what is one of yours for 2017? One of my goals for the new year, should DH’s job become full-time employment, is for us to get into a new house. ? ?

Be inspired, feel alive. It’s a new year!

This is a new year, this is a new day to rise
Shine, lift up your eyes
This is a new year, this is a new day to rise
Shine and point the way to God’s great life

Here are the lyrics to New Year.


What New Year’s mewsic moves you this Monday? ?

Do you like mewsic? If so, then I invite you to check out and vote for your favorite artist in my first Battle of the Bands showdown for 2017. One more thing, if you’re the creative type and looking for more memes to connect with then Impulsive Artistry hosts the Monday meme Feeling Inspired? where you can share your photography, crafts, mewsic, and more posts.

Thank you for including me in your Monday and don’t forget to hop back for not-so Wordless Wednesday!












A wish for you!

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I hope y’all had a marvelous Christmas. Ours was quite lovely. In case you didn’t know, I’m taking one more hiatus before the year slips away with DH.  Not to worry, I’ll be back on schedule next week.  Meanwhile, as you look to the new year, I hope nothing but goodness falls in your lap and while I know some of us may get rained on in 2015, my prayer is for God to help you to weather the storm(s) whatever they may be.

Thank you for being awesome, awesome friends and I look forward to sharing with you in the New Year!


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Sunspiration: A New Year to a new you

The New Year is about new beginning. We all migrate toward things we hope to change or accomplish each year. Right now, the general population is getting bombarded with all the usual resolutions – portion downsizing, stay in motion, reduce stress, cut sodium, turn loose of hostile feelings, etc. I agree with all of these points and as a whole society then we should want these things for ourselves, to be the best that we can.

I am a perpetual dieter and exerciser. However, I sorta fell out sync in October and haven’t found my way back. No sweat, but… I will be sweating soon as I get my mojo in swing to revamp myself physically.

My number one New Year’s resolution for 2014 is not only to exercise aerobically, but to turn up the burn with more weight-bearing exercises. Last spring/summer’s illness took a major toll on my body, as you know and while I have a renewed sense of engergy my muscles need to be overhauled.

The cool thing about strength training is, you don’t need fancy machines or equipment to see results in as little as 10-minutes a day. Exercises that incorporate the major muscle groups in your lower and upper body produce compound movements (working multiple muscles at once) with these simple moves can yield positive change in your body.



  • Squats   works the glutes, hips, thighs and calves
  • Pushups works the chest, shoulders, triceps, back, & abs
  • Lunges   works the quads, hamstrings, glutes and calves
  • The Plank works the abs, back, arms and legs. The plank also targets your internal abdominal muscles

No fancy equipment needed. However, as you progress you may wish to include dumbbells or an aerobic ball or other inexpensive fitness paraphernalia to provide more of challenging burn.  For variations of these moves using basic equipment, click here for some suggestions.

Doing nothing is easy, but making a change takes commitment and determination. It’s a new year to a new you! Wanna get started with me?

A lovely idea I stumbled upon this week is a DIY project for a gratitude jar.  Be it is, we all have much to be grateful for. Often times, we forget the many blessings in our lives due the storms we face. This is an excellent idea to remind us of the best moments of our lives over a year’s span. I want to invite you to visit Heather Bestel and allow her to explain how you can create your own gratitude jar.

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. 
~Philippians 4:13 NKJV


To all of my dear friends

As the old year fades away and the New Year rushes in my hope for you, is that you will make more time to enjoy the simpleness of each day and my prayer for you is nothing short of good fortune to follow you every day with lots of happiness – spiritually, physically, emotionally & financially.  May God’s blessings be with you and …
{{{To you}}}



Meet Me On Monday – New Year’s Edition

Welcome to the 29th edition of Meet Me On Monday hosted by the lovely Java.  She says,  Blogging is a funny thing…we tell our most intimate thoughts for all to read and yet most of the time I find myself sitting and wondering, “who is this person!?” I know them…but yet I don’t know them! I want to know who the person is behind all those words so I thought of a great way for all of us to “meet” each other!

Every Sunday Java posts five get to know you questions that you can copy and paste into your own Monday post and we can all learn a little more about each other.  “It’s a great way to meet new friends and for others to get to know me better….one Monday at a time!!!”….as quoted by the Chacogirl!! I will make this SIMPLE and FUN!!!

Java will add a linky so we can follow who participates and get to know them better!! Be sure to link the POST and not just your whole blog! Be sure to click on the button above to visit Java’s blog and to link up with her Meet Me On Monday meme!

This week’s questions are:

1. Do you have any New Year’s resolutions? Absolutely, every year! Sometimes, I write them down and most often I make a mental note of my to-dos.

2. What food item are you craving right now?  For once, I can say I have at the moment. I guess I got it out of my system over the weekend.


3. When is your birthday? December 14th. Let’s just say, I’m in the 40-something category and leave it at that.



4. What were you doing an hour ago? What do you think? Nothing other than blogging!  I need serious help, folks. Should I do less blogging in 2011 or more? Oh the webs or in this case internet webs we weave, right? Happy blogging!




5. Last thing you cooked? A good friend gave me a recipe for a Stromboli months ago. I have been eager to give it a try. Part of our New Year’s Eve snack food included one…actually two Strombolis. According to my family, I did well for my first attempt. I believe this is an invitation to try it again, what do you think?


Now it’s your turn to answer these questions. Have fun and please drop me a comment. Remember comments, make me a happy!


This Monday of the New Year!

What’s this, it’s a brand New Year so soon? I’m afraid it’s true.  As 2010 was drawing to an end, I began to think of goals I would like to set.  The usual ones — diet & exercise are always an ongoing routine but what NEW goals do I honestly want to strive for this year? That’s the real question, huh?

In the past, I have made an enormous list of resolutions. That grew tiresome and a bit pointless because I realized my goals have a way of changing or my goals just fizzled due to frustrations and lack of motivation.

This year I have a new approach. I will set goals on a weekly or monthly basis, checking and refocusing my attention as needed, instead of looking across the next 365 days.

This week I made two goals. The first is to complete rewrites of two work-in-progress children’s stories since Thanksgiving by mid-January.  One story goes back to my agent and the other is part of a series to my first children’s book on the market now. My Second goal is to give my children’s book series a name.

2011 look out because I am ready to kick myself into gear on a totally new level!