Cobalt monday

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life38 Comments

Yotara

It's always going to be a slight let down when you have such a lovely weekend, then it comes to an end. Spending time with Tara and Margie (and Darth Vader) is a good thing. We ate lots of good Indian food (twice!). Saw a funny movie (Knocked Up) and just hung out, in between Tara's shoots.

The weather was gorgeous, making Tara think it was always like that in Minnesota. Today…an altogether different, humid story.

And I should be seriously happy, because our five new window treatments (read: really lovely neutral honeycomb shades) arrived last week, and for the first time in three years, I don't have to make mad, naked dashes from the bathroom to my bedroom, thinking that the hand towel is really covering my entire ass while i run…

And the whole front row ticket thing. And the fact that my buddy Tim taped Crowded House on Conan O'Brien for me.

And the fact that I've got everything I truly will ever need right now in my life.

But somedays, you wake up on the wrong side of the bed, and…courtesy of crabby kids and peri-menopausal hormones, you basically just feel like ka-ka du friggin' jour.

Know what I'm sayin', homies?

Cathy ZielskeCobalt monday

38 Comments on “Cobalt monday”

  1. #2
    Angela Hancock

    You always make me smile. I am pretty sure a hand towel would not cover my ass. Glad you have that situation under control. Have a great day!!

  2. #4
    Laura Reaux

    LOL! I make those mad dashes, too. (What’s crazy is I have miniblinds, but I like to open them first thing in the morning for the kids.) It sounds like you guys had a super fun weekend. I’m jealous!

  3. #5
    suetreiber

    I was wondering how to sum up my feelings today
    and ka-ka de jour
    is the perfect description.
    Thank you!!!

  4. #6
    Cindy

    Oh yeah! I can relate; was just there myself last week. No explanation for it, other than that I must have gotten out of bed on the wrong side. And this hot, humid Minnesota weather doesn’t help either.

  5. #7
    Michelle

    hand towel? covering your entire ass? Shit, it wouldn’t cover one boob on this oh so large and squishy body πŸ™‚

    And yea, I hear ya, yo.

  6. #8
    Bay

    Awww, Miss CZ. This makes me so sad. Not that you are in a bad mood, which is actually kind of cool, because it means you’re human instead of the smack-worthy art goddess that I think you are — No, I’m sad because that I missed all those chances to catch you making the hand-towel-over-the-tush dashes between the shower and the bedroom. Now you have “window treatments.” Bummer!

    πŸ˜‰

    –Bay
    (who’s lucky to have cheap blinds over some of her windows)

  7. #10
    Deborah

    I like that Tara posted that picture of you in your office… I’ve never seen it so it was awesome to see, and picture you typing on your computer to all of us. So glad you have curtains too… totally understand that one! (been there done that!) Can’t wait to see the pics!

  8. #11
    Deborah

    I like that Tara posted that picture of you in your office… I’ve never seen it so it was awesome to see, and picture you typing on your computer to all of us. So glad you have curtains too… totally understand that one! (been there done that!) Can’t wait to see the pics!

  9. #12
    Abby

    In the future, before your fun weekends end whip out your calendars and plan your next get together…that way you already have something to look foward to!

    Cute pic, by the way!

  10. #13
    Joanna Campbell

    What a great way to brighten my day. I read your entry today and just about fell out of my chair (at work, too) laughing. I have not laughed that hard…in TOOOO long. My eyes were watering and I thought I was going to pee my pants. Thanks, Kathy, for being who you are…just so “friggin'” real. So glad that someone can say exactly how I feel on some days. Your wit is amazing.

  11. #16
    nicola

    cutest darth vader in-the-world

    love how agreeably “schickered” tara looks

    and yup, I feel ya buddy…I’m soo gonna nick that phrase too, LOVE it!

  12. #19
    Jen

    Amen sistah — I know exactly what ka-ka du friggin’ jour feels like! I was so there yesterday and then today… a whole new day. As if yesterday is only an unpleasant memory in my boys’ minds. WHich it probably is…

  13. #22
    valerie

    oh yeah. today was one of those days where i could seriously hurt someone…just for breathing.

    and i didn’t know Darth hung out at your place, too! dang, how lucky can you get? Tara AND Darth AND vino?! lucky girls!

  14. #23
    E. Jayne

    I’d love to see the window treatments. πŸ™‚ ka-ka du friggin’ jour — might need to borrow that phrase someday. Better do it before you trademark it – seems to be quite a hit with your readers!

  15. #24
    Dianne Nelson

    I totally feel you! (Well, not FEEL feel you…that would be weird!) But I completely relate and empathize. For me, warm chocolate cookies and a good night’s sleep seem to take care of the Ka-Ka….

    Thanks for sharing!
    Dianne

  16. #25
    Diane

    I feel you CATHY! Right about 10:30 a.m. I ended up at McDonald’s playland with a large iced coffee let my kids run free after they enjoyed the ice cream I bribed them with so to get their cooperation.

    So … yes, homie, I FELL ya’! πŸ™‚

  17. #26
    erin

    i totally kwym!!! just came off of a girls 24 hour high…and the only thing that is keeping me sane for the moment is that we are in disneyland!

    i love you for bloggin. thanks!

  18. #30
    Ngaire Bartlam

    SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO hear you girl…
    BLECH.

    but yup.. as you say.. life is good…
    gotta keep sayin it..life is good….

    peace. and a ton of chocolate..
    Ngaire
    xxx

  19. #31
    Nitty.Gritty.

    Fun pic…fun times with Tara!
    Gotta say I hear you on feeling the ‘blahs’ in life from time to time. Don’t know where exactly they come from, but they’ve been real to me lately too. Just wanted you to know you’re not alone. But even if you were, it would be okay. Because everyone has a place in this world! =) {How’s that for a ‘ka ka pep talk’?! Have a mediocre to better week, CZ. And really great- if you want to go for that too! I just think a blah week that includes Tara Whitney in town just means that a great week would have to involve something like having Dave Grohl, Peter Gabriel and your chili-making guy friend over for dinner and wine all at the same time. And I don’t really see Dan going for that. Maybe I’m wrong though. =)

  20. #32
    Cydnie

    I just wanted to give you a musical tip. There is a band called Meese (from Denver) playing at Station 4 in St. Paul, June 12. I really like their music and they are great live. They will be touring with the Fray along the west coast in July. Check them out if you have the time, for a fun night of adult beverages (that is if Station 4 is a club/bar). Check out meesemusic.com to see if you like them.
    Cheers!

  21. #33
    Cydnie

    I just wanted to give you a musical tip. There is a band called Meese (from Denver) playing at Station 4 in St. Paul, June 12. I really like their music and they are great live. They will be touring with the Fray along the west coast in July. Check them out if you have the time, for a fun night of adult beverages (that is if Station 4 is a club/bar). Check out meesemusic.com to see if you like them.
    Cheers!

  22. #34
    melanie

    I can definitely attest to having those peri- menopausal hormones in play- ugh. I just have a glass of wine and try to forget about them! πŸ˜‰
    Hope today was better for ya!

    mel

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