Chip waxes philosophic

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life31 Comments

Dear Beloved Family, It seems there've been some requests for direct updates from me…so while the Lady is off drinking her weird, hot dark water, and grumbling about "I didn't sign up to be a maid" while picking up soft, nice smelling things off the floor, I thought I'd dash off a quick note to let you know how I'm … Read More

Cathy ZielskeChip waxes philosophic

Lobbin’ it from 3-point land

Cathy ZielskeScrapbooking48 Comments

I'm not sure what that entry title really is trying to say, but I scrapbooked again, and it feels somehow…miraculous. And Donna D. has got to be feeling so proud right now. Why? Trash to treasure, baby. The black stuff on the layout is the packaging for those cool Teresa Collin's giant chipboard letter thingies. And, more of the lovely … Read More

Cathy ZielskeLobbin’ it from 3-point land

Porn for Mac users

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life39 Comments

…looks like this. And by "porn," of course, I mean, that which causes technological euphoria, and a light tingling sensation in the mouse hand. Meet my new Airport Extreme, with an emphasis on the "X". After nearly a month of dealing with a third party that shall go unamed (Netgear), and being told: "We cannot help you," I bit the … Read More

Cathy ZielskePorn for Mac users

in honor of all Presidents, both dead and living…

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life79 Comments

I present the before: …and the after: Awwwwww. Her so cute! I don't know about you, but this knitting stuff is mildly…addictive? To put it…mildly. So it's President's Day, and I'm actually going to take most of the day off. Right on! Just a few little work things to do, then I'm going to join millions of other Americans in … Read More

Cathy Zielskein honor of all Presidents, both dead and living…

I’m in love…

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life43 Comments

I present, my first felted project: Oh for cute! Seriously. I'm in love. In love with this tiny, super cute purse. My heart is a flutter. The only reason i decided to learn to knit was because of this. I remember thinking (in a high-pitched, somehow unplaceable yet distinct accent): "For to have me make like bag?" So thanks to … Read More

Cathy ZielskeI’m in love…

Crazy…but that’s how it goes

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life26 Comments

So Cole has started writing a series of "books" at school, and has been talking about it a lot over the past few weeks. Finally, on Friday, he brought one of them home: Very good collection of stories about how bad you can get messed up if you do things like: a) try to outrun a train in your car, … Read More

Cathy ZielskeCrazy…but that’s how it goes

Chip sounds off, Week 6

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life29 Comments

Dear Family, How are you all? Well? I thoroughly enjoyed the Powerpoint you sent to my host family. Nice to see the kids. Your weather seems a bit nicer than what we are currently having. And speaking of weather, it seems that when the temperature drops to a certain level, the Lady no longer feels the need to take me … Read More

Cathy ZielskeChip sounds off, Week 6

Seems like just three years ago…

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life16 Comments

That my kitchen was remodeled for a show on the DIY network. I got an e-mail from one of the producers this morning, with this link. It seems our little kitchen made the cover of one of their books. There's another book (and Jon Sauer, if you're reading, you might find this of interest) called Weekend Bathroom Makeovers, as well, … Read More

Cathy ZielskeSeems like just three years ago…


Cathy ZielskeCZ Life17 Comments

"Wanna hear some of the new catch phrases I'm working on? I'm gonna start saying 'eureka' more often…you know, when I'm excited about something."

Cathy ZielskeColeman


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"It’s sort of a cross between Arlo Guthrie, Barney the Dinosaur, and Bob Dylan." Said last night, in the bathtub, while describing a video clip of a comedian singing "Bohemian Rhapsody" he’d seen on He’s 7. I love this kid.

Cathy ZielskeColeman