Where does the time go?

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life22 Comments


This week my friendly postal carrier delivered the most awesome thing to my doorstep: my new letter board from LetterFolk. (Warning: this may turn out to be an enabler post. You have been notified.)

It took me a full 24 hours to decide on the first phrase to grace the space on The Writer (the model I bought.) Of course it would be a Journey song. Steve Perry was my first love. I was 13 years old when I happened to catch a Journey concert on some Showtime special and thusly began plotting how me and that raven-haired beauty would one day be joined in holy matrimony.

Yes. I was planning to marry Steve Perry.

Lucky for both of us I met Dan Zielske instead.

Speaking of the one I ended up withโ€ฆย Dan has settled into his student teaching “job” and it’s been really cool to see how much he is loving this new challenge. He is part of a 6th grade teaching team and is learning so much. Here’s to hoping he finds a teaching job when this is all over.

Yes, time is flying by and change is in the air. It’s all good.

Now if you’ll excuse me I’ve got to go come up with my next letter board phrase.

(And I would highly recommend getting one of these boards because they’re fun. And fun is good.)



Cathy ZielskeWhere does the time go?

22 Comments on “Where does the time go?”

  1. #1

    First word that came to mind before even reading the post – WANT. next word NEED. then, MUST HAVE. Gosh, Cathy, the post this week about your new stamp line and now this board….you ARE such an enabler and THAT is a compliment!

    1. #1.1
      Cathy Zielske

      Well my son already took the letters off the board to make a sign for a gig where his band is playing tonight. I think the whole family is going to get involved with this thing. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. #2

    I’m on the fence about the letter board. I’m sure it’s fun but where would I put it? On another note, congrats to Dan! Changing the direction of your life is hard but oh so rewarding. Good for him!

  3. #3

    I looooove my letter board! Lots of ideas on their instagram page for phrases, quotes, and ideas. (Both content AND placement.)

  4. #4

    I think this is so stinking cute and I could see it as a family project, changing messages. I have to ask, how do you store and sort all the little letters?

    1. #4.1
      Cathy Zielske

      Per the suggestion of the folks at LetterCo, I am using a little plastic craft divider from Michaels. I combine some letters and keep the vowels in their own bin areas.

      It’s like a flat case you could store beads or other crafts in. Super easy idea.

  5. #7

    Have the small 10×10 one and love it! Wishing I had bought the other size letters …may still at some point. Have fun?

  6. #8
    Tonja Trump

    OhMyGosh. That sign would be so perfect for the farmer’s market on Saturday’s when we sell our Cran-Jack Crack summer sausage. Dan can always sub until something comes up, but check around Northfield-Faribault too. Lots of city folks make that drive south to teach our small town students. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for being an enabler. Love that! ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. #9

    *fingers in ears*lalalalalalalalalalalalalalala! I do not need a letter board. I do not need a letter board. I do not need a letter board.

    (But I sure as heck will put it first on my Pinterest wish list board so if someone is looking to buy me a present, they’ll know I’d love one.)

  8. #10

    Well, that hardwood floor the board is sitting on is just BEGGING to be Tom Cruised, as in sliding across it all ‘Risky Business’-style. So, I’m suggesting you put on your board: “Just take those old records from the shelf, I’ll sit and listen to ’em by myself. Today’s music ain’t got the same soul, I like that old time rock and roll.”

    (Sally O’Malley FOREVER!)

  9. #11

    So my Journey story is one where I was graduating from nursing school in Oakland Ca 1976. We were at a dinner for the graduates and alumni. A friend of ours who had graduated two years before us was back as an alumni. Her date was the guy sitting next to me. She was introducing her date to everyone. Denise this is………………Neil. I’m like nice to meet you. My date almost fell off his chair, he was all excited I’m like what’s the big deal. He said you really don’t who who he is. My date made me change seats so he could sit next to him. I still can’t believe I moved over for the guy who was not the man of my dreams. I didn’t even get his autograph.

  10. #12
    Kylie Holyland

    Cathy, I spent yesterday building a new board on Pintrest that has snippets of lyrics from classic songs. It was so much fun and kept flashing me back to parts of my life, most happy and a few heartbreaking. I’m getting prepared for a crafting camp at Mogo, on the South-eastern coast of Australia and thought I’d do some art journaling and cards, with handwritten lyrics. Cathy your message board has just inspired me to really anticipate and celebrate what I’m planning – it’s just so joyful!

    Before I go to Mogo I’m going to a conference in Charlotte, and then a few days in NY – any favourite paperies/ Scrapbooking shops I should visit?

  11. #13

    I think I really need one of these. The question is size. Cathy, what do you think of this size? Does anyone have the 10×10 and find it too small?

  12. #14

    I have a question about the board. We have cats, who shed, & live in a very old house, which sheds dust, & the board is felt so while I am coveting one with every fiber of my being — I’m wondering how easy it is to dust/keep clean. And how does one clean something like this??

    1. #14.1
      Cathy Zielske

      Sarah, I just use a lint roller. Picks up stuff right away. And I have no pets, but that’s what I would suggest!

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