Thank-you for all the awards!

Over the past number of weeks I’ve been fortunate to be nominated for a number of awards.

I’m always humbled and appreciative by those who take a moment to recognize my site.

I’ve been diligent about directly thanking the blogger who nominated me; still, I have to admit that I haven’t been able to keep up with the posts related to the awards.  As such, I’m going to do my best to start blogging about these nominations!


I’m going to start with a thank-you to Francine, who writes Francine In Retirement, for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award! 

She invited the women who follow her blog to pick up the award and pass it forward. 

Francine has inspired me to do the same!

…and by the way, isn’t this a great badge?


Accepting this award requires that I tell you seven things about myself.  I suspect that the posts for other awards will also ask for something along the same lines, so hopefully I won’t run out of things to say!   

1. I recently posted a picture of yours truly playing the guitar.  I was asked by blogger Augusta McLaughlin, “Is that a Taylor guitar?”  The answer is yes!  I have two Taylors: a 6-string acoustic-electric, and a 12-string  jumbo.


2.  I also have two other guitars: a Washburn classical, and, a Takamine. 

3.  I’ve had the Takamine since high-school, It was the first guitar I ever purchased with my own money.

4.  Most people are surprised to hear me say that I’m shy, but that is the truth.

5. They’re surprised to hear me say this because, over the years, I’ve learned to “put myself out there” to meet people (both virtually and in person) as part of my profession. 

6.   The weather where I live is finally reaching the 100 degree Fahrenheit mark! I don’t mind – I’m a warm weather person!

7.  Even though I love the warmth, I’m not a sun worshipper,  My husband, however,  is convinced I am really part reptile.


As I mentioned earlier, Francine offered this award to the women who follow her blog.  I think this is a great idea!  It’s difficult for me to single out seven women because I feel a sisterhood with many of you…so ladies, if you follow my blog and you would like to receive this award, please accept it!

Please let me know if you decide to accept this award!

Meanwhile, here are links to seven bloggers, who I also hope will accept!

The first blogger in this list, Isabella, was one of my earliest followers.  She writes a very thought provoking blog, Catholic Dialog.

The remaining six bloggers have recently started following my blog.  I am learning more about them as I begin to read their posts!

Please, please, please be sure to visit their blogs!


Naomi Baltuck





Colline –

Thanks so much!



I've always enjoyed writing and finally decided it was time to blog! As part of my profession I write every day, but I'm now trying to take the time to write creatively. My family and friends have been very encouraging as there is little that is written down in the way of a family chronicle. This is a favorite topic of mine! In addition to family history, I write about life, family, friends and faith. My husband is a full-time parent to our special needs daughter. I’ve explored this topic, too. I also enjoy music, crocheting, reading and relaxing with my family. I hope you enjoy what I have to offer!

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8 comments on “Thank-you for all the awards!
  1. fgassette says:

    Hi Cathy, You inspire and encourage me. I also consider myself a shy person that through the years I have learned to shy away from the shyness because I really love people and love to communicate with them. I love your musical skills and was glad to hear you play on an earlier post. I hope you play something for us again. Thank you for the mention of my blog in your post.


    • Cathy G says:

      You are so welcome, Francine! Amazing…I wouldn’t have guessed you would call yourself shy, either! As far as the music, well, I won’t say never to another musical post. I’ll see how that goes! 🙂

  2. Yeah! Yahoo! & Congratulations! Now I’m off to click on your nominee links.

  3. Dear Cathy,

    Congratulations for a well-deserved award. I really enjoy your blog, and I am honored that you have passed it along to me.

  4. eof737 says:

    Congrats! 🙂

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