My name is Cate B and I welcome you to my blog!

I call this “Let’s Have Another Piece of Pie” because to me, pie represents more than a piece of incredible sweetness, but a moment of bliss with people you love.  It brings to me a type of peace that flows and flutters around a room of nostalgia and contemplative thoughts – even if I’m alone at the moment.  Add a piece of good home-made pie to those moments and you’ve got a recipe for joy!

I’m a fun-loving individual. Happily married to the same guy for 48 years.  We have 4 children – 3 adult sons (married and a total of 6 grand children) and one daughter who left this earth at the age of 28 – we miss her. And we recently became great grandparents to a little lad and now he has a brother!

I grew up on the East Coast of the good ol’ USA.  Spent 18 years on the West Coast then 20 back on the East Coast and now I find myself in The Heartland.

I climbed the Great Wall of China – when I say climbed – I mean climbed!

I attended a Police Academy for 10 days when I was 51 – ugh.

I am in love with Creation and especially THE Creator.  He is my best friend.

I love to write and I love to bake – especially pie – and I love to crochetMusic is a passion of mine.  I love to sing and I play guitar and recently took up the Ukulele.

Photography is a new love.  I have a simple digital camera (my iPhone when I forget my camera) and I just love to go around and find great things to shoot.  I hope you enjoy my photos.

I am passionate about the potential I see in others.……. I want to help them get there.  I want to bring hope to others.

Enjoy and Have a great day and another piece of pie.

Cate B

How about a visit and a like at my Facebook page…….




179 thoughts on “About”

  1. Love that you have a big family. I have been thinking about how children are a blessing and a reward from God. You are truly blessed with children and grandchildren. May the Lord continue to be kind to you and yours.

      1. Thank you Cate..
        I know this will have meaning to you also.
        Can we chat on Facebook in Private?


  2. Love your blog– from your “About” page, I think you’d be a lovely friend. We have 4 kids too and have been married for 38 years! thanks for all you post…

    1. Thank you so much Shaun! You are sweet 😉
      I’m behind on blogging and reading blogs…..sorry it took me so long to respond. 😀

        1. I read this in a Scottish accent. Ha. My husband and I have been watching so much of Monarch of the Glen that we are both dreaming and thinking in Scottish accents. Good grief! Haha

          1. HA HA HA Yeah I do the same with New York accent sometimes watching Sopranos 🙂

            It is allowed .. x

              1. An’ hoo’s wee Sir Gibbie ? — Come in — I dinna ken yer name — but we’re jist at the door o’ my bit garret. Come quaiet up the stair, an’ tell me a’ aboot it.
                from my fav author George MacDonald – Sir Gibbie

  3. Sisterhood of the world bloggers award
    Yes you are being Awarded this by a man
    Below is my reasons:

    I ask in the name of FUN and good manners you accept!
    If you have this already, put it up again and add this:
    “I got this from a man called Shaun”
    😀 I think this would be good fun..

    So I award you the “Sisterhood of the world bloggers award”
    Please accept x Award Below!

    1. Thank you so much Eddie. I have now added an Awards category on my menu – to be honest I have a hard time passing awards on. I will do my best – it is very time consuming for me – So I accept your generosity and I will pay it forward …..soon… somehow…. haha

  4. Hey Cate,What happened to your daughter ? She left so soon ?
    i don’t know but all i want to ask is this right now..though there are so many other things to talk about.
    Take care and May Allah bless you and your family.
    May Allah bless your daughter soul and make her peaceful in life here after. ameen.

    1. Thank you so much for stopping by. And you can ask me all the questions you want. You can read what we went through in the Loss/Grief on my menu bar at top of page. It is a series called Prisoner of Hope. You will have to scroll down to the beginning – our darkest day.
      You are very kind and it is nice to meet you. 😀

    1. Afsheen! Thank you so much. This truly means a lot to me — however, I no longer take the awards and post about them. It takes me FOREVER to go through all the forwarding and other techie stuff, so I have chosen to not get involved. I do accept it on my inside —– you are most kind. ❤

    1. thank you so much annetbell! Awards mean a lot to me BUT unfortunately I stopped posting and accepting them. Simply because it takes me forever to do the whole process. But I sincerely thank you for thinking of me, it is an honour. 😀

    1. Thank you so much for this award. I accept it joyfully, however, I no longer post them or pay forward simply because I do not have the time to devote to the process. It takes me forever – LOL. You are awesome and I wish you well in your blogging!
      cate b 😀

  5. Love the blog Cate. I have to be honest, I love pie and that’s what got my attention. So well done for that. I love a good pastry and I even have a dessert motto. If it’s good it’s gotta be really good, I refuse to waste calories! I’m a Brit so a nice homemade apple pie is my favourite, smothered in custard, but I’m a sucker for a really well done rhubarb pie. Thanks for the blog, Very inspiring.

      1. We lived in Manhattan, KS for three years when husband was at K-State for first teaching position. Nicest , most sincere people in the mid-west of any place in the US in my experience. I love raspberry and rhubarb pie…haven’t had gooseberry. Did you pick them?

              1. Sometimes life is not fair. Husband and I say now that we can afford to eat out, we have to be careful of portions and fat and all that stuff so we have to eat in,no matter what. Shouldn’t complain with hungry people in this world!

        1. My fault mostly. I waited TOO long for new ones. These are stronger and no line bifocals for reading and distance. So when they are stronger it takes a bit to adjust. Then I found out they ordered them wrong. New lens today or tomorrow. I hope they work.

          1. 😀 … okay… i hope to see your posts soon .. and please take care of your eyes.. don’t be careless when it comes to your health in anyway.
            May Allah bless you ameen

  6. Cate, Thank you for the follow. I am a fellow pie baker too! (Probably my only domestic skill!) and now a fellow blogger. I really enjoy your posts. Thank you for sharing so much and making such a positive place on the blogosphere!

  7. Hello newest Spikey! I know, a bit corny, eh, but that’s the term that has come to stick for those folk who are part of the clan known to be followers of Uncle Spike 🙂

    Thank you… I really appreciate that as I for one, know how many interesting and entertaining blogs are out there.

    My aim is to deliver an eclectic offering of posts, from my ‘point n shoot’ attempts at basic photography, to the sharing of my travel adventures over the decades, as well as day to day happenings here on the farm. Oh, plus a few observations on life as I see it, thrown in for good measure.

    My promise to you is not to be overbearing, just a couple of posts a day, maybe 3 at weekends if I have something special to share. But if you are at a loose end one day, maybe you’ll enjoy trawling through some of my older stuff too. I have added plenty of categories to help in said digging process.

    Thanks again and hope you have a great day…


  8. Thank you for stopping by my blog. Love yours, and I look forward to discovering the “reason why you blog” as mentioned in today’s post. And while I search for it, I’m in full agreement with you that there’s not much in life that can’t be fixed by “another piece of pie!” 🙂

  9. Hi! Cate, I wanted to thank you for following my blog. And by the way, my name is Denise. When you have time, bake a pie for me! Surprise me…..I like them all! lol…. I enjoyed what you had to say, it made me feel welcome. Have a good day, and May God bless you today!

  10. How could somebody not like a blog with this name .. Let’s have another piece of pie… Big like!! Makes me wanting some pie haha 😀
    Hugs from Germany!

  11. Well I have a sweet tooth like my daddy, so I know I am going to enjoy your writing. Thank you for your interest in my thoughts.

    Much love Tom

  12. I must tell you that not only is pie my favorite dessert, but from my time in the South it has become a symbol of love and kinship in my life. So, of course, I immediately love your blog. Well done!

  13. I applaud your extremely healthy attitude towards life and appreciating it. I have a rather nasty disease, but it could always be worse and it’s never wise to rail at the universe, demanding to know “Why me?” The answer is inevitably going to be “Why not you? What makes you so special that you should be exempt from life’s troubles?” The one perk to having Crohn’s disease is that I have a lot of free time to myself, so I average about a book a day as well as having lots of fun watching TV shows and movies. I write reviews of the latter for the precise reason of helping people with limited time for television and movies choose things to watch that they’ll love and will be a worthwhile use of time. Not having my health isn’t great, but I’d voluntarily trade it for all the hours of enjoyment I get from books. And whenever I get the urge to throw myself a pity party, I simply think back to all the wonderful things I’ve gotten to see and do in my life and conclude that if I died tomorrow, I’d be happy with the life I’ve lived. I actually keep a list of awesome things I’ve done and seen, a habit I highly recommend!

    1. You also have a great attitude. A friend of ours wife has Crohn’s and he would share with us some of the things she goes through and therefore he does. We may never know the why’s but always better to see the good perspective.
      Wishing you well in your journey and your writing. Would love to read of the things you have done and seen!
      God bless,
      cate b 😀 – thank you for stopping by.

      1. I don’t usually share my List because it might come across as bragging and that’s just tacky. But if you look up my review of ‘Hamlet 2’, you’ll see a few of them.

        Crohn’s is nasty and it isn’t one of those glamorous diseases that get benefit galas thrown for them. However, it could always be worse. What if I had diabetes and couldn’t eat chocolate? The horror!

  14. Very impressive (especially the police academy and the climbing great wall part) 🙂 …have gone through a few of your posts, really liked it so far and planning on reading more at leisure.

  15. I love your blog! So many great things to read… you’re very intellectual and I love reading your stories.. I also love the picture of the pie with the fall leaves on it! Gorgeous 🙂 I too am from the East Coast.. Maine to be exact 🙂 and I moved to the West Coast in 2010 .. Happy New Year to you and your family! I’m also incredibly sorry for the loss of your daughter ❤

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: