Giving the wrist a break

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life73 Comments

Going to be taking a needed break from typing for a few days, of any kind. Never had any numbness and loss of strength in the old hand…the tool that allows me to have a career in design (no, no self pity detected there) and two days ago it started. Real common for designers who spend hours and hours working … Read More

Cathy ZielskeGiving the wrist a break

Cobalt monday

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life38 Comments

It's always going to be a slight let down when you have such a lovely weekend, then it comes to an end. Spending time with Tara and Margie (and Darth Vader) is a good thing. We ate lots of good Indian food (twice!). Saw a funny movie (Knocked Up) and just hung out, in between Tara's shoots. The weather was … Read More

Cathy ZielskeCobalt monday

Row 1, Seats 5 & 6, Orchestra Pit

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life51 Comments

I cannot breathe right now. Never. Ever. Ever. Never. Ever. Have I. Gotten. Front. Row. Seats. To ANYTHING. Ever. (Okay…I did have seats in the Second Row, for the Bauhaus reunion show in 2003, but that was not about love. That was about nostalgia.) This is about LOVE. Love. Deep. Abiding. Pure. Inspired. Love. My stomach hurts. I am in … Read More

Cathy ZielskeRow 1, Seats 5 & 6, Orchestra Pit

Warning: explicit content and early ’90s warning

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life50 Comments

Dan: "Well what about David Duchovny?" Me: Um, no. Dan: "Depp?" Me: Uh-uh. Dan: Grieco? Me: Absolutely. In the oft-appearing, always charming and completely fruitless discussion about potential three-way candidates. He just knows me SO well… The only reason he brings up this discussion in the first place, is in the hopes that it will swing his way…and that would … Read More

Cathy ZielskeWarning: explicit content and early ’90s warning

It’s a dry heat

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life24 Comments

[photo taken during my parents visit. chip found aidan's temporary sleeping space, and lost no time making, as Donna Downey might say…the Most of It?] Woke up to a muggy, muggy day. I realize a great many of you live where it's probably muggy every day from like, April through October, but for this Pacific Northwest born and bred girl, … Read More

Cathy ZielskeIt’s a dry heat


Cathy ZielskeCZ Life16 Comments

While watching a show on Animal Planet called Animal Miracles, he was telling me the story about a police officer's who's dog died in the line of duty, saving the officer's life, when he added, emphatically: "It's just so touching."

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Well, if you MUST know: blog reader Q & A

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life34 Comments

Attention blog readers: you asked, and I have answered. This will be a LOOOOONG post. Rather than break it up into parts…i'm just going to let it roll. Sound good. If you didn't actually ask a question, I didn't copy it in here, but i do appreciate all comments. This was fun, man. Now I must get back to my … Read More

Cathy ZielskeWell, if you MUST know: blog reader Q & A

Something must be in the water

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life94 Comments

Because them mustaches are as contagious as lice with the men in this house. It's remarkable that this beautiful child of mine hasn't a hair on any other parts of his 45-pound body, aside from his head, yet can grow a full mustache in less than 10 minutes. Remarkable. Or is it? So many things are making me happy today. … Read More

Cathy ZielskeSomething must be in the water


Cathy ZielskeScrapbooking27 Comments

I wish this past weekend had a rewind button. You know how everything just falls in line? Things like: clean house, amazing weather, happy family, good friends, good, non-points counting foods? Sigh. That's my kind of weekend. Friday night I hosted a scrap night sleepover. Thanks, girlies, for coming to hang out. That was super fun. And although not much … Read More

Cathy ZielskeRewind

I could scallop everything

Cathy ZielskeScrapbooking39 Comments

Thanks to this rad trimmer from Fiskars, and this lovely scalloped blade. I plan to scallop everything. From notes to Cole's teacher, to my grocery lists, to the edges of the checks that pay my bills. SCALLOPOLOOZA! And hey…this entry is partially about…scrapbooking. Go me! I realize how little I write about said hobby. And said hobby is the only … Read More

Cathy ZielskeI could scallop everything