Grateful

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life40 Comments

With the events of the past few days here in my home town, I’ve been focusing on gratitude to not feel quite as sad. Dan drove on 35W, across the bridge, every day. Every single day, on his way from the Dinkytown cafe to the one on Hennepin Avenue. This fact alone. This thought… I’m the type of person who, … Read More

Cathy ZielskeGrateful

And you thought I was pregnant

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life69 Comments

No. That won't be happening any time soon, unless you believe in immaculate conception happening twice in a few millenia. (And i'm not trying to assert false claims to virginity or anything. Close though. No…the payload is being delivered empty, if you get my drift.) Alright then, moving quickly along. But back when the payloads were NOT quite so empty, … Read More

Cathy ZielskeAnd you thought I was pregnant

A happy day in history

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life41 Comments

November 28, 1998 Pro-create in '98, indeed! At 3:30 p.m. today, the results came in: positive. We are having another baby. Damn! We are good at conceiving. I pray this baby is healthy more than anything in the world. That's the only thing that matters. So…I ran downstairs, test hidden behind my back, tried to come up with a creative … Read More

Cathy ZielskeA happy day in history

In honor of Friday, and the Saints, and Cole

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life17 Comments

Cole's first public appearance as Mini Super Fan, outside of Midway Stadium, as seen on the Log Ride at the Park at Mall of America. Also his first time EVER on a big ride. It's not easy being famous. True that. Happy weekends, blog readers.

Cathy ZielskeIn honor of Friday, and the Saints, and Cole

Now with more blathering!

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life44 Comments

I'm thinking of changing the name of my blog. You know, to something shorter, and catchier, like: Blog Now! or Blather! With exclamation marks. Because exclamation marks signify both urgency and excitement. And who can't use more of that? And with that, I bring you more random blathering. 1. Old School. This one goes out to my old Two Peas … Read More

Cathy ZielskeNow with more blathering!

What the crap?

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life32 Comments

That's Aidan's newest expletive. What the crap. I've heard it come from her mouth numerous times during the past week leading up to the release of I'm-not-even-going-to-link-the-book-because-Lord- Knows-JK Rowling-is-set-for-life-a-billion-times-over-Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows. What the crap? Is this just what the kids are saying these days? Is it just a matter of time before it's something stronger? Is this … Read More

Cathy ZielskeWhat the crap?

Figuring out his future

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life63 Comments

Cole announced he's giving up his aspirations for a career in rock and roll for something much more attainable, and possibly, even more lucrative: he wants to be an "ushertainer" for the Saint Paul Saints. Long story short? We have season tickets to the Saints. Have for like, 9 years. Dan and the kids spend many a summer's evening sitting … Read More

Cathy ZielskeFiguring out his future

Even Steven

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life61 Comments

Four months ago, on April 16, I rejoined Weight Watchers online, to try and get a handle on the “you can’t fool anyone by sucking it in anymore” muffin top. I stepped on the scale and there weren’t no runnin’ from the truth at 160. I’d put on a solid 20 pounds since quitting smoking on March 17, 2006. A … Read More

Cathy ZielskeEven Steven

Taller

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life22 Comments

Having left Grandma Shirley in the "height" dust when she was like, 9, i think, Aidan officially passed by Grandma Joanie over the weekend at the cabin. I think it's appropriate that the hand-crafted, metal "uffda" appears above Joanie's head. Now THAT is Minnesotan.

Cathy ZielskeTaller

What I know for sure

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life41 Comments

I'm not an outdoorsy kind of person. So seeing my son's hesitation to jump off the pontoon, while we were a good swim away from the lake shore… let's just say I'm the last Mom who's really going to be the loudest one shouting, "YOU CAN DO IT!" Home. Good. Back to work. It was 100 degrees inside the cabin … Read More

Cathy ZielskeWhat I know for sure