About CathyJo

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Cathy Merritt – born September 1958 in Clinton, Iowa.

7th child of 8 children. 5 daughter of 6 daughters. Siblings: Judy (D), Becky, John (D), Diane, Rob, Jane, Janet

Graduated from Clinton High School, DeAnza College and Kennedy Western University.

My favorite things are: Worshiping God, Loving my Family, Computers, Blogger, Speaker and Bible Study Facilitator and now I have embraced Walking.

My religious background is as follows:

Sprinkled at age 18 months
Methodist until I was 19 years old
Catholic until I was 22 years old
Lutheran until I was 42 years old (both ELCA and Missouri Synod)
Christian Church member since then. Baptized at 43.

Currently a member of Springfield Church of Christ, Springfield, VA

Jobs:
1975-1976 – Typist and typesetter for Clinton Printing Company
1976-1977 – Keypunch operator
1977-1979 – US Navy – Cryptological Technician – Adak, AK
1979-1984 – US Navy – Yeoman, Pensacola, FL

1984-1987 – Ford Aerospace
1987-1992 – Stay at home mom – volunteering at Navy and Marine Corps Relief Society (over 10,000 Volunteer Hours)
1992-1994 – Church Secretary, Messiah Lutheran Church, Virginia Beach, VA
1994-1998 – Registrar Church Hill County Museum, Fallon, NV
1998-1999 – Personnel Specialist – Naval Air Station, Fallon, NV
1999-2001 – Secretary to the Range Depart, Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center, Fallon, NV
2001-2004 – Secretary to the Federal Highway Department, Nevada Division, Carson City, NV
2004-2006 – Management Specialist – Installation Management, Rock Island Arsenal, Rock Island, IL
2006-2009 – Secretary – Army Sustainment Command, Rock Island Arsenal, Rock Island, IL
2009-2011 – Administrative Support Specialist – Joint Munitions command, Rock Island Arsenal, Rock Island, IL
2011-2012 – Secretary, First Army, Deputy Commanding General, Rock Island Arsenal, Rock Island, Il
2012-Present Secretary, Office of Air Force Reserve, Pentagon, Washington, DC

Places I have lived:

Clinton, Iowa
Orlando, FL
Pensacola, Florida
San Angelo, TX
Adak, Alaska
Pensacola, Florida
Silicon Valley, CA (Cupertino, Palo Alto, Campbell, Sunnyvale, and Mountain View areas)
Memphis, TN
Virginia Beach, VA
Fallon, NV
Carson City, NV
Rock Island, IL
Alexandria, VA

Places I have visited:

Anchorage, AK
Wisconsin Dells, WI
Buffalo, NY
Niagara Falls, NY
Montreal, Canada
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Monterrey, San Cruz and Carmel, CA
Los Angeles, CA
New York City
Washington, DC
Orlando, FL
Gettysburg, PA
Annapolis, MD
Seattle, WA

States I have been to:

Iowa
Illinois
Wisconsin
Michigan
Minnesota
Missouri
Kentucky
Tennessee
Mississippi
Florida
Georgia
South Carolina
North Carolina
Virginia
Maryland
Delaware
New York
New Jersey
Pennsylvania
Ohio
Indiana
Louisiana
Arkansas
Kansas
Oklahoma
Nebraska
South and North Dakota
Colorado
Wyoming
Idaho
Washington
Oregon
California
Arizona
New Mexico
Nevada
Texas
Alaska
Utah
Georgia
Alabama
West Virginia

43 states – 7 left to visit

Weight over the years:

1968 – 111
1972 – 180
1980 – 185
1986 – 145
1987 – 199
1988 – 201
1990 – 185
1992 – 194
1998 – 210
2000 – 220
2001 – 175
2002 – 190
2004 – 216
2007 – 240
2010 – 255
2012 – 220
Early 2013 – 256
February – 249

Health -
Ulcers
Thyroid Hypothyroidism 1988
Gestational diabetes 1980 and 1987
Borderline diabetic – 1994
Diabetic – 2007
Gastroparesis – 2009

Children: Birth daughter, Regan, Twin Sons – Steven and John, and Erin, Brian and Colleen

Grandchildren: Donavin, Ava, Kylie and Andrejas

I am 54 almost 55 years old, Christian Lady – Happily married to Don Merritt. He is in Rock Island, IL while I am in DC area – working at the Pentagon. It is a great job, but separation is hard and we both do not like it much. We have visited each other. God is good so far. Don visited last week and preached at the church here. So it was great to have him here. I am walking in my first 5K next Saturday and am trying to embrace walking 10,000 steps a day.

I go to curves, church and work and really that keeps me quite busy. I want to start a new blog, because I want to have a change attitude and not just seize life, but let God take charge of my life.

Let the Blogging begin!!!!!

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  2. Night Owl says:

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