That time of year

Cathy ZielskeScrapbooking57 Comments

And that time of the year is? The time to update the kids' school albums, as seen in that compelling piece of literature, Clean&Simple, Pt. Deux. It's the one album project (or rather, two) that I absolutely love because all of the guesswork is removed from the equation. I go to my cabinet, I pull out the appropriate materials file … Read More

Cathy ZielskeThat time of year


Cathy ZielskeScrapbooking28 Comments

I did it. I finally made a digital layout that I am digging, thanks in large part to Jessica Sprague and the latest CK Kit of the Month. I just got the files to play with last night, and made this layout in like, 10 minutes. Now THAT is some scrap productivity. (click to see it larger.) The only thing … Read More

Cathy ZielskeScrap-o-rama

Life celebrations

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life13 Comments

There is a really powerful and amazing Peter Gabriel song, from the Up album, called "I Grieve." For those of you who've seen the film, City of Angels, you may remember a version of it from a scene in that movie. There's a part of the song that talks about the place in which we, as souls, live. Our earthly … Read More

Cathy ZielskeLife celebrations


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