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 crochet. Music 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.
How about a visit and a like at my Facebook page…….
179 thoughts on “About”
I found out something new about you. Why haven’t we had pie together?
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.
Thank you very much! They are a blessing – I never knew I could love so much. 🙂
Please acccpet this “Sweet” Award
“The Super Sweet Blogger Award”
If you this award already on your blog, add it again or put x2 below.
Please accept this special Award.
Tersia has a Daugher looking down at her from Heaven, her angel Child Vic.
She asked me to pick 13 people who changed my life on Word Press.
People who helped me smile, cry, and create moments with.
If you don’t DON’T do awards, I ask please you do this one. It means a lot
will do. Thanks Shaun!
Thank you Cate..
I know this will have meaning to you also.
Can we chat on Facebook in Private?
Hey. I will have to do this tonight or in morning. Grand daughter -Lucy- 2 yrs. is staying over. Active.
Any time you can x
And I have a 2 year old Daughter, good fun all round..
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…
I love new friends. 😀
HI Cate, thanks for stopping by my blog, and good luck with yours:)
I’ve added you to my links->friends
Keep in touch …
Thank you so much 😀
Please accept the “Super Sweet Blog Award”
Delete the one above…Sorry… x lol
Thank you so much Shaun! You are sweet 😉
I’m behind on blogging and reading blogs…..sorry it took me so long to respond. 😀
Don;t worry bout it 🙂
Taketh ones time..
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
HA HA HA Yeah I do the same with New York accent sometimes watching Sopranos 🙂
It is allowed .. x
Haha. Now NY I can relate to. I’m a Jersey Girl. Yo.
“How you Doin?”
you talkin’ ta me?
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
ha ha ha
Well done you..
what can I say? thank ya
ahh gotcha 🙂
Barry = Brilliant/Good
In Scotland.. lol
oh – hahahahahahaaa – you did get me good!
Cate b, you are Awesome! I just can not find a relevant words to express my admiration and happiness to meet you. Thank you!
You are so sweet. Thank you. 😀
Thank you so much for dropping by my blog 🙂 I’m truly sorry you lost a child.
oh, thank YOU. 🙂
Beautiful Blog! Wishing you all the best! xox Fia
Thank you Fia for the follow – I also wish you the best – keep those pics coming!
Please accept this award.
If you don’t accept awards, please give to a friend who does.
Thank you, Shaun
You sweetie. Thank you. 😀
Please accept this “The Versatile Blogger Award”
Please pass it in. If you don’t do awards PLEASE pass it onto a friend.
Thank you, Shaun
Thank you Shaun. 😀
Nice new picture by the way… 😀
Thank you. Took about 20 shots and some filters. Haha.
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!
I will be DEEPLY UPSET IF YOU SAY NO!!!
Hahahaha – I am honored! Thank you sistah man!
HA HA 😀 Thanks…
Please accept this HIGHLY prestigious award:
BLOG OF THE YEAR AWARD-2013
The rules are simple, and the Award is the biggest there is on Word Press
So well done! Do please accept this.
Thank you, well done..
Thank you so much Shaun O’ The Glen! I will be working on this. You are awesome, friend.
Please accept this award Cate. 🙂
Thank you Eddie!
You’re very welcome.
Say, Eddie, I noticed when you link to Shaun’s page you just have his name, Shaun, how do you do that???
Highlight a person name and on your formatting bar there should be a paper clip click it and you’ll be able to put the address to the page in there. It creates the hyperlink. 🙂
Uh oh. I think I’m lost. Formatting bar? When my grand daughter tires of Chip n Dale I will go in and look. Thank you 🙂
Got it! Haha. Easy peasy. Thank you. 🙂
My loving friend please accept this award: http://bishoptatro.wordpress.com/2013/11/24/humble-love-and-thanks/
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
You’re very welcome Cate, I’m the same way…that one was sitting for 2 months
hahaha – that brightens my day! thank you . haha
lol what are friends for?
GOOD NEWS!!! I just posted an article that included the thoughts that you shared regarding about the things that you are thankful for. I hope you like it. Here’s the link: http://goodtimestories.wordpress.com/2013/11/28/words-of-thanksgiving-from-my-wordpress-and-personal-friends
Have a GREAT Thanksgiving. I am thankful for YOU!!
Thank you so much! Happy Thanksgiving to you. 😀
Please, accept this: http://hrexach.wordpress.com/2013/12/04/versatile-blogger-award-nominated-by-jeremytheboypoet/
You are so kind – thank you very much. 😀
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.
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. 😀
Surely i will read it and get back to you again.
We must be kind to each other , otherwise hater will kill us all.
that is so true.
Good to meet ya’! 😀
I have nominated your blog for the Blog Of The Year 2013 Award.
More on this nomination is at:http://afsheenanjum.wordpress.com/2013/12/11/blog-of-the-year-2013-award/
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. ❤
I just wanted to let you know that i really like you and your Blog. Your words are enough 🙂 No problem at all 🙂
Thank you 😀 😀
😛 now you know i am going to say ….. Welcome 😛
Congratulations! I have nominated you for the Sisterhood of the World Award. Please go to the page below for the details! http://talesalongtheway.com/2013/12/12/blog-of-the-year-award-influential-blogger-award-and-sisterhood-of-the-world-award/
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. 😀
I have nominated you for two awards. Please check:
Though i know you don’t take them any more 🙂 i also mentioned this in my post.
you are wonderful and so kind. Thank you.
Friend congratulations!!! 🙂
I’ve nominated your blog for the Shine On Award.
Plz Check it!
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 😀
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.
Thank you Charmaine! Come again and rhubarb pie is probably my favorite!
Great “About Me”, and thank you so much for the encouraging comments you have left on my blog!!
God bless 🙂
I love pie, and thought you must be from the south! Thanks so much for your like and visit to my blog. I hope you will return again soon and often.
I enjoy your posts. And I am a Jersey Girl but live in the mid-west for the past five years. I discovered gooseberry pie – a new love. Yums.
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?
no picking – but I found a lovely Mennonite woman who makes the jam and pies and sells them in her shop. Delicious.
Oh the Mennonites are terrific people and great cooks!
Oh, I am trying to lose some weight but think I could eat a whole pie, if tis was here! 😎
I understand that! Hahaha
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!
hahaha – I get that. It isn’t fair.
I do not see a ‘Like’ or ‘Comment’ button on your latest post on Slangs. Nevertheless, I will say I ‘liked’ it and I loved it.
Thank you so much – yeah, WP tends to have a glitch with like buttons – sometimes I notice they take a while to load – clueless – but thank you! 🙂
I have nominated you for the Shauny Award for Blogging Excellence. I hope you will accept and repeat the process in nominating excellent blogs that you follow. If you don’t accept awards, please pass it on to a friend who does. Please visit the page below for the directions. Keep up your excellent blogging!
Thank you so much! 😀 I do not, however, participate in awards any longer – but I will pass it on.
Again, thank you :D:D:D
I am sorry but understand. Thanks for letting me know.
Missing your posts here.. 😦
Thank you Afsheen! I’ve had trouble with my new glasses. Hope to be back posting this week
😀 .. Err glasses .. really new glasses irritates me also .. but i get used to of them after few hours.. what is the problem with your glasses ??
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.
😀 … 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
Yes ma’am! 😀 thank you.
arrr… hehehe don’t say like this ok we are friends but you are elder than me and very very respectful also.
Haha. We ARE friends. I appreciate you.
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!
You are so welcome. Now I want pie! 🙂
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…
Well, you are welcome, Uncle Spike! I look forward to “getting to know you” – Have a great weekend.
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!” 🙂
Thank you so much. I look forward to reading more of your journey. 🙂
I have nominated you for The wonderful team member readership award , plz accept !
May Allah bless you and your loved ones, ameen
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Hey there Cate, found your blog through a friend and decided to give you a follow. If you like, check out my weird world at http://www.thatssojacob.wordpress.com and join the fun 🙂 have a great day!
Hi Jacob. Welcome and thank you so much. 🙂
I will check yours out also.
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!
Thank you Denise. :). I am making Apple pies this week – I’ll be thinking of you. 😉
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!
well hello Vanessa! Thank you so much. And hugs right back to you from USA to Germany!
Hello, Cate. I just wanted to bring to your attention a post from another blogger that made me think of you. Am attaching the link so you can go check it out. http://pendulumworld.wordpress.com/2014/09/29/created-to-progress/comment-page-1/#comment-130
Thank you A.Prompt! (why don’t I know your name?) – I will check it out. 🙂
Hi Torrie 😀
Cate, LOVE THAT NEW PIC OF YOU!
Aw. Thank you!
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
Thank YOU Tom! 😀
Amazing blog Cate, looking forward to reading more of your wonderful posts 💐. Have a great day. Regards, Fatima
Thank you so much Fatima! Welcome to a small part of my world…….
WOW! You have a beautiful and interesting blog! I enjoy it! 😉
Well thank you very much! 😀
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!
Thank you so much! 😀
Nice to meet you Cat B, have a great year ahead 🙂
Thank you – nice to meet you also. 😀
Hi Cate, I found you via 101 class, and enjoyed learning about you here. I have southern roots and do love a good pie ;0) As well as many other baking endeavors. Happy blogging to you!
Hi Rachelle! Thank you so much…. Happy Blogging to you also!
Cate … thanks for the wonderful intro. We’ve on the same wavelength … yet, I’m in Cincinnati. Cheers to your positive outlook.
Thank you so much! “hope” to see you again.
Same at this end.
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!
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!
cate b 😀 – thank you for stopping by.
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!
Haha! Great perspective!
Thank you for the follow. You had me at the reference to pie!
Hahaha! Thank you!
Thanks for stopping by and the “follow.” I look forward to hearing more from you
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.
Thank you so much. Looking forward to seeing you more. 🙂
M’am, loved your positive attitude and perspective about life… 🙂 truly inspiring… great work.. 👍
Thank you so much! 😀
Hi ma’m!Just happened to run into your blog.The Tag line of your blog is amazing and that made me go deeper into your blog.Excellent content! cheers 🙂
Thank you so much. Hope to see you again. 🙂
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 ❤
You are so kind! Thank you, thank you and thank you! Happy New Year to you and your wonderful Family!
Hi Cate B. I just found your page. So glad I did. 🙂
Thank you so much! 😁