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

Surround yourself

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life28 Comments

It's Monday. A new week. A new day. And it appears that with 70 whole degrees in the forecast, Spring has finally decided to visit Minnesota. Had a great weekend. No, really. It was great. Saturday found the Zielske's at an all-day volleyball tournament, where although Aidan's team didn't take the top prize, Aidan managed to serve four consecutive points … Read More

Cathy ZielskeSurround yourself

Drunk, or just no mascara?

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life35 Comments

Coming across more classic shots. I actually wasn't drunk in this shot, though the image might suggest otherwise. Taken in the woods, somewhere north of Ann Arbor, Mich., in, oh, maybe 1992? or 93? or 94? Definitely not after 96, because I  had a baby in 1996, and this was clearly before my maturity levels had progressed to the point … Read More

Cathy ZielskeDrunk, or just no mascara?


Cathy ZielskeCZ Life18 Comments

I remember seeing the link for 3191 on Ali's blog quite a while back, but for some reason, I didn't really see it until it was a daily link at Dooce.com. That said, I love the idea of finding cool details and images, every day, in your own  home. Yes…I love the idea. Doesn't mean I even remotely have the … Read More

Cathy ZielskeDetails

I love old photos

Cathy ZielskeScrapbooking40 Comments

…with lips like these. Sigh. No…he's not wearing lipstick in this shot, taken in 1991. True, the little tuft of nose hair could go. But still…I look at pictures like this and I remember why my loins were drawn to him. Like a magnet. I'm scanning some old pics of Dan, because I want to do a layout about, well…stuff … Read More

Cathy ZielskeI love old photos

Farm dog

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life34 Comments

Easter Sunday. Down at the farm in Southern Minnesota. Chip the dog meets the cows. Chases down the resident peacock. And, makes friends with a 9-month-old poodle/beagle cross named Gordie. What a fun day for a dog, huh? Seriously. Watching Chip run around the farm made me a) nervous and b) happy, because she totally forgot she was 11. I've … Read More

Cathy ZielskeFarm dog