They Say It’s My Birthday

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life175 Comments


That's me, just about 45-1/2 years ago, which makes me 46 today.

I just thought I'd point out that it's my birthday. 

I don't have anything crazy planned. I'm going for a walk with my sweet friend, Margie, and her dog. I will refrain from doing any real work. And I will have take out from the Taste of India for dinner.

I will also remember to be grateful to have made it this far. 

So very grateful indeed.

Cathy ZielskeThey Say It’s My Birthday

175 Comments on “They Say It’s My Birthday”

  1. #3
    Kathryn Whittaker

    Happy birthday to you Cathy Z.! Mine was two weeks ago. You are like the little sister that I never had. Hope you have a wonderful day! Eat some cake! (But not too much.)

  2. #9

    Wishing you a very special day of enjoyment (with a touch of spoiling from your loved ones)!
    Thank you so much for the gift of inspiration you have given your ‘peeps’ at MMEW!

  3. #12

    Well a very happy birthday to you, Cathy Z – you deserve lots of congratulatory messages because you’ve prepared us so well with yesterday’s post!

    (I figure those people who complain that no-one remembered their birthday have only themselves to blame – they didn’t do enough reminding!)

  4. #15
    Petra from NL

    I wanted to comment on your birthday being on International Womens Day but Berg beat me to it.
    Never mind, wishing you a great birthday too! Gefeliciteerd! Good luck blowing out ALL those candles ;-).

  5. #19

    Happy birthday Cathy and thanks for all the ideas and inspiration. It’s fun getting to know you from afar.

  6. #24

    Happy birthdaaaaaay dear Cathyyyyy, happy birthdaaaaay tooooooo youuuuuu πŸ™‚ (hehe, could you hear me?) – wishing you only the best!

  7. #28

    Happy Birthday Cathy! I love your baby picture and the adorable frilly outfit. I hope there is a sinfully rich dessert planned for your day too.

  8. #32
    kathy jo camacho

    Well! Happy happy birthday to you!!! Make it a fantastic day! (as always!) Blessings to you this year!

  9. #40
    Jill B

    you are aging beautifully, and just think how healthy you are for the next 46. You go girl. Happy Birthday.

  10. #42


    I thank you so much for sharing yourself with me and with all of us. The world is a better place because you are part of it. I hope you have a wonderful day and a fabulous year ahead. Enjoy the celebration!!!!


  11. #44

    what a cute picture, cathy!
    and… HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
    or, as we brazilians use to say… FELIZ ANIVERSÁRIO!!!

  12. #47

    Happy birthday, Cathy! I’m grateful you’ve made it this far as well, since you are my inspiration. Thanks for all you do and share with us.

  13. #53
    Sandi D

    Have a great day! I turn 46 in September. I may be getting older but like you I am getting fitter. Thank you for all your motivation you give me, “words of wisdom”
    and inspiration.

  14. #57
    jacquie d

    Happy Birthday to you Cathy and a belated one to Dan. This day is for you…have a great one!

  15. #58

    Happy Birthday Mrs Z, and belated greetings to Mr Z also….

    Does this mean we get a double-dose of PL next week?

    Hope you have a good day!

  16. #59
    Jen W.

    {happy birthday to you}
    I hope you have beautiful weather, peaceful day and do something fun for you!
    Don’t forget your Project Life photos,especially for this special day that we are all grateful for! Your birthday!

  17. #63
    ana roat

    Oh Yeah–March babies totally rock!! I’m right behind you on the 15th….

    Have a fantastic day Cathy and eat cake, lots of cake….it’s your birthday!!!!!

  18. #66

    Remember how I post that we were separated at birth? Twin sisters of a different mother? Ok. As soon as I get home from work, I’m sending you a picture of me as a baby. Prepare yourself to FREAK.OUT.

    In the meantime, Happy Birthday! What will you be ordering from Taste of India?!

  19. #67

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!! I hope you have a fabulous day. Glad we could all share it with you via the internets! πŸ™‚

  20. #71

    Happy Birthday Cathy! I also share in your gratitude that you have made it this far – the world is a much better place that you are in it!!! Enjoy your day.

  21. #72

    A very Happy Birthday to you, Cathy! Sounds like you have an ideal day planned. No one should do any “REAL” work on their birthday. πŸ™‚

  22. #73

    Happy Birthday Cathy! (I share your philosophy of telling everyone you know about your birthday. Why wouldn’t you?!)

  23. #75

    May God bless you with a happy birthday and a great year to come! Thank you for all the enjoyment you’ve given so many of us by sharing your knowledge on scrapping, and chub-fighting!

    Today at our house, we are celebrating “Halfway Day!!” My son the Marine is now half-way through his Marine Mission. Another great reason to celebrate today!!

  24. #80

    Happy Birthday Cathy. WOW!! Yesterday was my birthday. So wishes to a fellow Piscean (Sorry I am a star sign addict)…I love Pakora’s. Wish you were closer, I kind of make pretty good Onion and Zucchini Pakora’s…

    Have a wonderful day and year ahead.

  25. #92

    Happy Birthday! Thanks for being my “clean & simple” inspiration.
    Wishing you many more creative, happy and healthy years.

  26. #95
    Nicky from Canada

    Happy Birthday Cathy – you share a very important day with my hubby who is 48 today!!

  27. #102
    Marina D-K

    Happy birthday Cathy! I started following about three years ago. Thank you so much for all the inspiration and sharing!!

  28. #120

    Happy Birthday! You are so right about telling everyone about your birthday! Greetings from Germany! Tamsin

  29. #121

    CATHY! I can’t even count how many times your blog posts have turned my day from blah to happy, so I hope this is a DELIRIOUSLY happy day for you!

  30. #126
    Jennifer Serrano

    Happy Birthday Cathy!!! And here I thought I was the only adult who has to tell EVERYONE it’s their birthday!!!!! Hope you have a great one! In my family my birthday drags into a week long celebration, wink, wink!

  31. #127

    Happy Birthday Cathy!! Enjoy your day! On a side note, today is my son, Connor’s, 11th birthday!! So, you are in good company on this day. πŸ™‚

  32. #136

    “Hope your day is truly blessed with all that makes you happiest!” (Got that off of a stamp I own! haha)
    Anyway, Happy Birthday!

  33. #139

    Wishing you a very happy birthday and a great year. I love your blog, classes and products; thanks for creating and sharing so much with us.

  34. #143
    Katie D.

    Happy Birthday, Cathy! I wish I was going to Taste of India (or fill in an Indian restaurant in the metro detroit area since that would be sliiiiightly closer to me πŸ˜‰ today!!!

  35. #151
    Jan B

    Let me add to the regalia of birthday wishes! Hope your day has been fun and relaxing so far and hope your have a GREAT year ahead! Best ever!

  36. #161
    Angie Hall

    Happy birthday, Cathy! We’re glad you got to be born. You bring so much joy to so many people. XXOO

  37. #163

    Happiest of days to you. When I visit my brother he takes me to th Gorkha Palace in Minneapolis. It is very good too. My brother has become good friends with them. Enjoy your day.

  38. #166
    Liz, Melb, Australia

    Happy Birthday to the girl who makes me laugh! Indian – always a good choice for a birthday ‘feast’.

  39. #168

    Your blog is one of the very few I check every day. Thanks for sharing your life with us! Happy Birthday.

  40. #169

    Today is my hubby’s 50th!! I pre-ordered him a new iPad. He doesn’t know it but I’m throwing him a surprise “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” party tomorrow night. After that, nothing for the next nine years–I’m all tapped out. I’ll have to start saving for his 60th birthday now!

  41. #170

    One more thing…
    Cathy, I was wondering…do you ever wonder about your birth parents? I am also adopted and usually on my birthday, my mom toasts my birth mom. I was never curious until I had my own child and realized how hard it would be to carry a child then give him/her up for adoption. It seems like the ultimate sacrifice. Just wondering if you think about these things on your birthday.

  42. #172

    Funny, I dont often think of the birth mom on my birthday. Like ever. Though at other times, Im very grateful for her. Definitely. : )

  43. #174
    Missus Wookie

    I came to see when your b’day was – ’cause you are a week or so before my dd. She turns 18 which I find wild ’cause there is no way I’m old enough to have two adult children…

    Happy Birthday and I like your b’day plans, laid back, with friends and family. Hope it was a good day.

  44. #175
    Karen Freeman

    Well I missed it this year. bummer. But thought I would pop in and give you a belated happy birthday wish from New Zealand. Hope you had an awesome relaxing day and some lovely indian for your celebratory dinner.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *