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


Cathy ZielskeCZ Life35 Comments

Not into self-portraits as much as I used to be, and I'm not sure why. It's not that I'm having some mid-life identity crisis or anything, but for some reason, I'm not into seeing myself in the digital frame. Not so much right now. Don't get me wrong…I look good enough for my age. My dermatologist said, "You're 41? You … Read More

Cathy ZielskeTeleportation

Back in the saddle

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life18 Comments

I feel just horrible. Really. National Scrapbooking Day comes and goes with nary a shout out from me. The shame. The…horror. Well I hope you all did something crazy…like, run through the streets with banners, or… made cakes with elaborate icing that said crazy things like, "Happy National Scrapbooking Day," or…maybe you just sat around and did nothing. Whatever the … Read More

Cathy ZielskeBack in the saddle

Sudafed…now with MORE meth amphetamine!

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life45 Comments

Oh, how I wish that were true. You're familiar with the whole Sudafed having to change their formula because the "kids" of today were finding ways to use it while cooking up their little doses of meth, right? And if you wanted to buy Sudafed, original formula, you practically had to give blood and urine samples right there in the … Read More

Cathy ZielskeSudafed…now with MORE meth amphetamine!

Now we just need bread and cheese

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life44 Comments

Let me preface the following by saying this: the Zielskes never win any school raffles. We have a track record of exactly no wins…until Saturday night rolled around, that is. One of our neighbor girls sold us a raffle ticket benefitting the local French Immersion school. Of course, in grand Parisien style, the prize was 75 bottles of wine. And … Read More

Cathy ZielskeNow we just need bread and cheese

I’m bringin’ Garamouche back…yeah

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life30 Comments

I've pretty much decided to use SexyBack as my inspiration for this day's, and all thusly forthcoming days', blog post titles. Hope that's okay. I really am though. Bringing Garamouche back. Do you even remember how crazed everyone was for that font? I mean, people actually bought it, rather than scour the Internet for cheaply made knock offs. Oh my … Read More

Cathy ZielskeI’m bringin’ Garamouche back…yeah

“They’re bringin’ Cathy back…yeah”

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life52 Comments

Them other weight loss plans don't know how to act…yeah. Apparently, Weight Watchers wanted me back, or so I was led to believe by an email, followed shortly by a post card. Because it made me feel so special, so singled out, I decided to re-join WW Online. I've been going strong for 9 whole days. Off heavily sugared items … Read More

Cathy Zielske“They’re bringin’ Cathy back…yeah”

i’m so proud of my friend

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life14 Comments

…my friend, Tara Whitney. To see someone fulfill their wildest dream…to make a career out of a passion. To use their gifts to give breathtakingly real slices of reflected life back to people…well that's just cool. Chris Ford did a beautiful job executing this vision. If you have a chance, you should check it. The photo galleries will make you … Read More

Cathy Zielskei’m so proud of my friend

Out with the old

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life26 Comments

So long, Skaggs Alpha Beta Isopropyl 70% Alcohol…we hardly knew ye. So begins an entirely new chapter of my life. Even bought new hydrogen peroxide, too. And, toothpaste. It's like I  had my bathroom remodeled. Hello, Monday. Just returned from my annual mammogram, where I had a delightful conversation with the radiologist who recently quit smoking. It's almost as bad … Read More

Cathy ZielskeOut with the old


Cathy ZielskeCZ Life67 Comments

I had a revelatory moment this morning, in my bathroom, at 6:15 a.m., about the true meaning of value. There I am, sitting in front of my old-school, theater-style make-up mirror, on this small wooden chair that came from Dan's grandparents, and before that, a funeral home… and I pulled out my trusted bottle of rubbing alcohol to dab ever-so-gently … Read More

Cathy ZielskeValue