The weird thing is how prophetic it turned out to be

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life17 Comments


[Postcard sent from Dan in 1989-ish, during our long-distance courting phase]

Not because we ended up with eight children, or that he became a nudist cult doctor, but I always thought: that kind of looks like him. Dude!

And right now, although I've yet to gather photographic evidence, Dan is refusing to shave until my friends' little twins babies come home from the hospital, which could be very soon! The benefit for me, of course? Total beard hotness. Much like my love for Steve Perry, I have an unexplainable thing for beards and most of the time, Dan refuses to have facial hair of any kind. So this is a real treat, as they say.

Makes me want to take a tasty bite, as seen in this lovely outtake shot from when we redid our kitchen for cable television. Sigh.

Happy Valentine's Day, sweetie. You hairy man, you.


Cathy ZielskeThe weird thing is how prophetic it turned out to be

17 Comments on “The weird thing is how prophetic it turned out to be”

  1. #1

    Well I am glad to hear you fall into the category of women who find a man with facial hair hot! So many women say yukkkkkkkkkkkkk!!!!!! But as a woman who has had both hairy and unhairy men (in the facial department) I say ‘Amen sister… Go get him and Happy Valentines Day!’

  2. #2

    I also have hairy man in the house syndrome. I’m getting used to it. So now you need to post his current pic, so we can see.

  3. #3

    and here I thought this was going to be a commentary about how living in worn jeans and oversized sweatshirts was just about darn close to running around nudies….but warmer! lol!!

  4. #5

    Hey Cathy!

    This doesn’t have anything to do with your post, really but I have a playlist called love song that I’m shuffling through today and Open Arms by Journey came up and I thought of you. πŸ™‚ I just thought that was funny.


  5. #6

    Your kitchen turned out beautifully! I am jealous. Your husband is cute too. I’m a no beard kind of girl!


  6. #8

    oooh, nothing better than a man with a beard & a hairy chest…well, unless it’s a man with a beard and a hairy chest who just grilled a boneless rib-eye steak to perfect medium-rareness just for little ol’ me. You lucky gal you. Love that postcard. Love a man with a sense of humor who can make me LAUGH. Gosh, how did I choose so poorly? Happy Valentine’s Day to you & your Valentine!! πŸ™‚

  7. #9

    LUCKY! My husband won’t grow a beard for love or money. I’ve seen old pictures of him in all beardy deliciousness but alas, it is not to be.

  8. #10

    Hi πŸ™‚

    Just started reading your blog. I have both your books – love them! Sadly, I got sidetracked on the way to scrapbooking and ended up becoming addicted to cardmaking. Still hope to get to the scrapping eventually.

    I think we have some stuff in common: I’ve got an Aidan (a two year old boy), love Crowded House – saw them here in Montreal in August, spent our honeymoon in New Zealand (my favourite place EVER!)

    If I’m not mistaken, I think we are even the same age, I’ll be *cough* 42 in the middle of March.

    Oh, and the postcard up there? I used to sell them (I used to a be a sales rep in the greeting card industry).

    I used to live in a loft with white furniture. Loft is gone, furniture is still with us, but um, not so white anymore.

    I am pretending I didn’t see any of the stuff about Journey πŸ˜‰

    Oh, and apparently I write books too (I only meant to leave a short comment, honest!)

    Anyway, love your work and your blog is lovely πŸ™‚

  9. #11

    just a heads up for you

    Liam Finn is going to be on Letterman – not sure of the date – you will have to check the guest lists each week – I know it is showing in NZ on March 4

  10. #13

    my sweet man has been bearding since last summer. but not the full on beard as seen on your postcard. it’s more orlando bloomish as its origin was a promise to our 6 year old son to be a pirate for halloween. i think it to be quite sexy, however, the whiskers that find their way into my nose when we makeout…not so much. tmi? sorry.

  11. #15

    I knew it – I DID see you on DIY. My DH so did not believe me…said I was just “seeing” things again – lol. I like how your kitchen turned out by the way.

  12. #17

    Cathy. I’m surprised nobody has mentioned how much Cole looks like his father in this picture. Although I don’t know them personally, I’ve read both your books and I’ve studied all your layouts. I think Dan looks exactly like your son here. Or your son looks exactly like Dan? Sweet either way.

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