In honor of Friday, and the Saints, and Cole

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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!

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Hope your Fourth was lovely

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We had a great neighborhood get-together, hosted by Chippie's family. Good food, free drinks, manageable humidity, supersoakers and fireworks. The perfect recipe, I'd say. Thought I'd try my hand at that Miksang photography that Ali was talking about on her blog. Huh? Yes? And Dan debuted "1950s" guy. The only thing you're not seeing in this photo is the gin … Read More

Cathy ZielskeHope your Fourth was lovely

Declaring my independence from generalized expectations

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Falling under the respective headings of “No Festering Allowed,” “Appropriate F-bomb Usage Guidelines,” and, of course, “Excessive Punctuation 101,” I have a need to write today to address one poster’s comment from yesterday. It read as follows: PLEASE!!! NO MORE ABOUT THE F*CKING iPHONE! IT'S AN OVERPRICED TRENDY PHONE! I expected more from you 🙁 Posted by: Stephanie | July … Read More

Cathy ZielskeDeclaring my independence from generalized expectations

I wish…

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…that I could just take the entire summer off. And slip and slide, baby. (with lots of sunscreen, bug spray, of course, and… central air.)

Cathy ZielskeI wish…