Yes, Virginia, those are my scissors

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life44 Comments


You see those scissors with my name on 'em? Yeah, I'm talking to you. Well here's the deal: just WALK away. Don't even THINK about it. I think it's quite clear who they belong to in that THEY HAVE MY NAME ON THEM.

(Just kidding, you can borrow them… provided I watch what you're using them for. Deal?)

So me and my beloved Fiskars scissors are going to be spending some time together today, doing some final wrapping of presents as Christmas draws near.

One of the potential highlights this year? An over-sized dose of white for Christmas. Forecasters are calling for up to a foot and a half of snow in parts of central and southern Minnesota for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. I realize this puts a huge dent in a lot of travel plans, even potentially ours as we usually travel an hour south to spend Christmas Day with Dan's family, but you have to admit: there's something magical about snow falling on Christmas.

Having a hearty bowl of chili on Christmas Day, instead of the usual turkey dinner, isn't the worst thing that could happen.

Good luck with your final preparations before this holiday arrives. And to my fellow Minnesotans, may your snow shovels be oiled and at the ready.


Cathy ZielskeYes, Virginia, those are my scissors

44 Comments on “Yes, Virginia, those are my scissors”

  1. #4
    Damon Crawley

    Merry Christmas, Z family. We are expecting to bet possibly 2-8 inches of the white stuff here in Oklahoma on tomorrow. A white Christmas in Oklahoma is a very uncommon thing.

  2. #7

    I love the classic Fiskars. Growing up with a mom that sewed – there were plenty of those around and you knew which you could, and couldn’t, touch. You were taking your life in your own hands cutting paper with the wrong pair.

  3. #8

    They’re calling for freezing rain here but I’m keeping my fingers crossed the weathermen are wrong and we’ll get snow instead. I want a White Christmas!

    Happy Holidays!

  4. #9
    Sue Kristoff

    It’s funny how sewers/crafters are so attached to their Fiskars scissors. When I was growing up, I was not allowed, under penalty of death to touch Mom’s Fiskars fabric shears. I have my orange-handled fabric shears (that will never EVER contact paper), my green/orange handled Fiskateers scissors for paper crafting, and my Fiskars microtip scissors.

  5. #12

    Just looked at the weather forecast for Christmas – 61 degrees F. No white stuff here, unless you count faux flocking. πŸ™‚ Merry Christmas to you & your family; and if you could overnight express some of that snow stuff, I’ll take it. πŸ™‚

  6. #13
    Briana N.

    I’m ready to drive 30 MPH on 494 this Christmas. I love how the weatherpersons say 3-24 inches here in MN. WHA?!? That’s quite a range!

  7. #14

    Snow Shovel at the ready – comfort food, twinkling lights and a little extra snuggle time…not a bad way to spend Christmas at all. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  8. #15

    Merry Christmas to you. Our flight out to GA is at 5:20 today. With 100 plows ready to go at the airport I hope we can get out. We always love visiting the Twin Cities and love the IMAX at Rosedale. Take care…. be careful driving especially if you get the expected 20 inches.

  9. #16
    Deonne Beron

    Just thought I’d mention that I couldn’t get the 2 links on either side at the bottom of this post under “You Might Also Like” to work. Not a big deal today, going into the holidays, but I’ve had that happen before, and since I wasn’t a regular reader back in 2007, I’d love to be able to read these. πŸ™‚

    Merry Christmas!

  10. #18

    Joyeux NoΓ«l Cathy! We still haven’t gotten the huge dump of snow we should have had by now. But last night brought us a good 3 to 4 inches. Enough to make it look like Christmas. Since we’re to the North-west of you, it looks like the clouds are saving it all for MN. Happy shovelling!

  11. #19

    Merry Christmas to you and your gang. I saw the national weather map and was thinking of you! Wow! Enjoy the White Christmas!

    PS: I LOVE the scissors….

  12. #24
    Marg NZ

    Merry Christmas to you and the family Cathy. Here in the UK we’ve had snow but it’s now melting and we’ve none left outside – but still pleased to have had some (we’re from NZ where it’s the middle of summer so this is a treat). Enjoy your snow and chilli if it gets to that.

  13. #25
    Katie S.

    Haha, mine are labeled too! And I’ve finally determined that I’ll hang them on a hook instead of putting them in a drawer that way I notice them missing when I walk past my office πŸ˜‰

    Merry Christmas to you and yours! Seattle shouldn’t be getting any snow, but I always keep the hope alive

  14. #27

    Up here past the 49th, we have received our fair share of the white stuff in the last couple of weeks. Yeah for a white Christmas!! Drive safely and have the merriest of Christmases with your family!

  15. #28

    We have a millimeter of snow! The last place in the UK to get any! I’m so excited! Merry Chrimbles Cathy and the Zielske’s! (that sounds like a 1950’s band!) xox

  16. #29
    Michelle W.

    Oh how I miss Minnesota!! We’re having a brown and sagebrushy Christmas (I swear a giant tumbleweed attached my Suburban yesterday!)

    Merry Christmas!!

  17. #31

    A fellow Minnesotan here just waiting for the BIG storm!! The weather folks are having so much fun talking and talking about this storm!

    Merry Christmas Cathy!

  18. #32
    Robin M

    Feliz Navidad from Arizona!!!

    I love my personalized Fiskars too. They just a GPS tracker and all will be okay with the world.

  19. #35
    Margy Eastman

    Hello from North Pole!

    Nothing beats a fresh layer of snow – my Minnesotan dog mushing friends are really excited!

    Have a Merry Christmas, Cathy…where ever you spend it.

    Santa says “hi” and good work getting on the “nice” list for the xxth consecutive year!

  20. #38
    C@rol W.

    I think I have a scissor fetish and by god, my boys know which ones I’ll let them use and which ones won’t leave my sight! LOL Your story totally made me laugh. πŸ™‚

    Thanks a ton for all your inspiration and wit. It makes me laugh every day and feels like I know you personally. You’re a cool friend, Cathy!

    Merry Christmas to you and all of your family. Stay safe in the snow. πŸ™‚

  21. #39

    We have snow and it’s -41C to go along with that snow up here in SK. This Brit is surviving & thriving & wishing you & the Zielske family a Merry Christmas!

  22. #41

    I just wanted to pipe in and tell you what an awesome person I think you are. SERIOUSLY – you never take yourself (or life, in general) too seriously and that is a wonderful trait to have in life. I just check your blog out occasionally and today, I wandered over. Yeah, it’s Christmas Eve at 2:44PM and I have 20 million things to do (okay, slight exaggeration), yet, here I sit because your blog is just that darn enjoyable. Okay, enough praise (but it is heartfelt!) Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!

  23. #42

    Sending you some 30C + heat from Brisbane, Australia so you don’t need to get out those shovels!

    Merry Christmas, hope it’s a special one Cathy.

  24. #43
    Cheri Peoples

    I need a pair of scissors with my name on them.

    We hear about all the snow in the north –it has gotten colder here but still warm in comparison to everyone buried under.


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