Friday, October 21, 2011


I know, as a Sagittarius, that just when someone gets used to us, we change, and it kind of messes with their expectations of how we will react to something. We are unpredictable. Ivan & I were born on the same day so imagine how confusing we are to each other.

I guess what I mean is that sometimes I can take a joke, but sometimes I can't. Sometimes I'm serious as a freaking heart-attack, but someone might be used to me being happy-go-lucky with a fabulous sense of humor, so they approach me with something they think I will enjoy, but instead I am appalled.  The night of my wedding, which was actually Ivan's & my birthday too, I looked across the room & locked eyes with Junebug, my old bass player from the Catbirds- he & Catfish were my ceremony musicians. I flashed him a big smile.  He later mentioned that until that moment, he didn't know which Cathy he was going to get. It all made sense to me at that point. Since then I have remembered numerous situations in which I must have confused the hell out of my friends by my reactions to something they said or did.  Sorry guys.  Love you.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Summer's almost over

I've been pretty introspective lately. I left Facebook (again) and am really trying to limit my time online.  Seems I am constantly on here looking for answers to all the questions that exist in my mind.  Then I see ads that are tailored just for me.  Creeps me out.

Anyhoo, so far, getting offline is helping me clear my mind a bit.  The kids need quite a bit of attention and I need to give it to them.  Abs is starting preschool in a couple weeks!  This will be her 2nd year.  She loves it and I love how happy it makes her.  She is so sweet.  I can't believe she is almost 4.  Chü is 16 months and is super cute and hilarious.  He stomps around like a 800 lb gorilla and points at stuff and says "Yee-yee-ghee-ghee."  Every night before bed, the 4 of us get in bed & the kids jump around and dive-bomb Ivan & me.  It's the best party in the world.

My worm composter got fruit flies. They are fantastically gnarly and I finally had to put the thing outside.  The worms are fine though.  My friend Lydia is going to give me some nematodes to viciously murder the fruit fly larvae.  I am so excited.

My kitchen is my main source of anxiety so I am trying to streamline it a bit.  Feeding a family of 4 is not my strong suit.  I am failing miserably and am lucky to get them fed at all, let alone nutritiously.  These people are the pickiest eaters in the universe.  My tiny little kitchen is uninspiring and inadequate.  My next kitchen will be fit for a queen/chef.

Here are some recent photos of my family:


Love, Cat

Monday, August 15, 2011

Sunday, July 03, 2011

The Ginger Lees CD Release Party

The Ginger Lees are celebrating their CD release party Wednesday, July 13 at Cafe Bella.  My band, The Sweet Nothings is the opening act at 7pm. Here is the Facebook invitation.  
$20 reserved ticket ($25 day of show) gets you: 
dinner of three courses 
complimentary beverages & debut CD

7:00 the Sweet Nothings
7:45 the Ginger Lees
8:15 No. 1 Cat
9:00 the Ginger Lees 

tix avail at Cafe Bella 
Cafe Bella is an evolving concept, restaurant and catalyst for neighborhood and community development. Untraditional in style and service, there are no set menus as food is purchased that day and dishes are created to showcase the bounty's quality and freshness. Our menu usually consists of a vegetarian dish and a chicken or fish offerring; salads, subs and pastas are also served.

Each day is a new chance to get it right

Parenting is hard, especially if you have control issues.  I yell a lot.  Then I beat myself up about it. It's a vicious cycle.  But I have decided to forgive myself and try to reset every day. I am going to try to embrace this concept in all aspects of my life, because I finally understand the beauty of it.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

All the Pretty Trees Art Exhibit

I am participating in this cool art show going on tomorrow... I have compiled a map of the art pieces' locations of origin and created an art piece of my own! 

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Music, Worms, and Trees

Hello Friends

I've been busy.  Between playing new music with some fabulous musicians and scrambling to get my veggie garden together after tons of rain and working on a map to tie together a show of art, I'm a busy mother!  I'm really excited, though, to be tapping back into my artistic side.  It feels really good.

My new band is comprised of No. 1 Cat's Nikki Wonder & Scott Gorsuch, and Honk, Wail & Moan's Steve Perakis & Geoff Sullivan... we are The Sweet Nothings.  I love the name, but apparently so do like 10 other bands in the world, but that's cool, we can hold it down here in  Cbus.  We've been writing songs! Dude, I haven't written a song in over a decade! So it feels good to dust out some cobwebs.

I am making a map for a really cool art show called "All the Pretty Trees" at It Looks Like It's Open Gallery on June 17.  I'm plotting the locations of all the art pieces and creating an art piece from that map.

I got 1000 red worms yesterday from One20 Farm in Columbus for my worm composter and we put them in their new home today.  Now the trick is to make sure we keep the lights on so they stay in their new home... apparently when introduced to a new home, they often try to run away.

Baby Chü is walking all over the place, grabbing everything, Abigail is 3.5 and has developed quite a strong personality. Lawd, gimme strength.  I am fragmented!!

Monday, April 11, 2011


I am excited to have found a friend in a groovy lady named Nikki Wonder. She is also a mom and she fronts a fantastic band called No. 1 Cat.  We are working out a set for this year's Mamapalooza May 14.  I love singing with her and I'm so excited to see what we come up with for this show.

Mamapalooza Columbus 2011
Saturday May 14th 12 noon to 5 pm
Whole Kids Pediatrics & Yoga
1335 Dublin Rd Grandview, 43215
Performance schedule TBA.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Rest in peace, dear friend

My college advisor, Hubertus (Hugh) L Bloemer, passed away yesterday after battling cancer of the lung & liver.  I am beyond sad.  He was a very special person in my life.  He helped me see my potential- something that nobody else but my mother has been able to do.  When I went to speak with him about changing my major from civil engineering to cartography in 1994, he immediately took me under his wing and mapped out my remaining years of college.  Little did I know he would become one of the most important people in my life.  He became almost a father figure to me- a male influence that filled a void my father left years before.  He mentored me through my college and graduate school years, and into my mapping career. If he'd had his way, I would have moved on to work in the DC area or New York, but I decided I was a home girl and wanted to live closer to family.  But just the fact that he saw my potential to take on such a high-brow career path made me feel special.  He saw the potential in a lot of people. He cheered us on, even when we were troubled.  He did not judge anyone.  He understood the human condition.

When I spoke to him last weekend, I was trying to keep it light and airy... I think he knew it would be the last time we'd speak.  He was more solemn than usual.  We made plans for me to come visit him in the spring.  It snowed today.

Tuesday, February 08, 2011


My song, "Gone", is featured in a really groovy nationwide diary project called Leafless Diaries. Check out the episode.  My song plays during Vanilla's counseling session. LOL