Letter from Chip, Week 3

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life28 Comments

Dearest Family, Another week has past since you all left, and so far, I feel like I’m managing okay. The new family is smelling better to me every day, and that’s a big relief. You know how disconcerting new smelling families can be, especially to an older dog. But I digress… The biggest news of the week was that the … Read More

Cathy ZielskeLetter from Chip, Week 3


Cathy ZielskeCZ Life60 Comments

Issue No. 1Don't make me not love you Fourth paragraph. See: Minnesota. Steve, I thought we were tight? Steve? Stevie? STEEEEVE? I can't breathe right now. (Chris, thanks for the head's up….and the heartbreak…sniff) Issue No. 2Why does everyone hate Marcel (if that is your real name)? Anyone? Why don't I hate him? Okay, granted, his rap thing a few … Read More

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Living my bestlife.com?

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life56 Comments

Y'all know how I feel about Oprah. And if i had TiVo, I'm quite certain i would watch EVERY single show. Even the ones that piss me off (you know, where they find ugly/fat/old/or in whatever way unacceptable people and make them prettier?) but I digress… I still love me some Oprah. She does a lot of good in the … Read More

Cathy ZielskeLiving my bestlife.com?

Letter from Chip, Week Two

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life55 Comments

[ed note: each week, while Chip's family is in Costa Rica, I promised they would receive a photo and letter from Chip, so they would be able to keep tabs and guage her general well being. Of course, being a blogger, I decided to make the emails public. Nice. Hey Tim and Anne! Love your dog! Keep in mind, this … Read More

Cathy ZielskeLetter from Chip, Week Two

No love you, Korea

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life64 Comments

I found the simple life ain’t so simpleWhen I jumped out, on that roadI got no love, no love you’d call realAin’t got nobody, waitin’ at home—Runnin’ with the Devil, Van Halen I saw a comment posted about what I thought about Van Halen being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and whether or not I thought … Read More

Cathy ZielskeNo love you, Korea

Memories can be beautiful, and yet…

Cathy ZielskeScrapbooking32 Comments

2001. Early fall. I walk into an Archiver's store for the very first time. The magic begins. And who could have ever guessed? I suppose because my blog banner tagline has the word "scrapbooking" in it, I should wax poetically from time to time about said hobby. Yes? You wouldn't be reading this if I wasn't a scrapbooker. Or at … Read More

Cathy ZielskeMemories can be beautiful, and yet…


Cathy ZielskeCZ Life23 Comments

"I love your enthusiasm…telling me that Gomez has two lead singers…as if that's never happened in the history of music…like you forgot there was ever a Fleetwood Mac. Or the Beatles."

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Better than sex?

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life63 Comments

(Callie…thanks to your post, I’m way too technologically stimulated right now.) Holy MacBook, Apple. Check out the iPhone. I will go on the record right now: whatever it costs does not matter. It will be mine. Oh yes…it will be mine. And, in case you’ve never heard what a roomful of tech geeks who are way, way too overstimulated sounds … Read More

Cathy ZielskeBetter than sex?


Cathy ZielskeCZ Life31 Comments

"Mom, you're pretty hip…I mean, at least you act like you live in this century." I just knew once I stopped churning my own butter that my 10-year-old would think I was cooler. (and lo, I did in fact, maketh that scarf.)

Cathy ZielskeAidan

Oh yes, this is what you think it is

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life47 Comments

So lots of things happened in the past few non-blogging months. Things like cool blog reader Rochelle, whose hubby happens to run a surf school in sunny California, and one of his clients is the Armstrong family, as in Billie Joe Armstrong. As in Green Day Billie joe Armstrong. She kindly offered to have something autographed by Mr. Armstrong himself, … Read More

Cathy ZielskeOh yes, this is what you think it is