Cathy ZielskeCZ Life, Scrapbooking18 Comments

This magical human is 22 today. Oh, my. Time, you so crazy. Right now, 22 years ago, I was staring at an IV in my arm, waiting for that Pitocin to kick in so we could get this show on the road. And seriously, what a glorious show it has been and continues to be. My girlie is spring breaking … Read More

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Present Participle List for March 2018

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Here are just a few things I’m doing right now. Shall we? Attending Cole’s final school conference. This actually happened last Friday. The last school conference I’ll ever attend unless Dan and I decide to have more children, which at this point, you can guess, would be a) a miracle, and b) not really going to happen. Was it bittersweet? … Read More

Cathy ZielskePresent Participle List for March 2018

Present Participle List for February 2018

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Wow. It’s been a while since I’ve done a list of ing words that illustrate what’s been going on in my life. Shall we? Waiting on lots of schools. How did life go by this quickly in that at present, we are waiting to find out how many law schools offer admission to my daughter (so far there have been … Read More

Cathy ZielskePresent Participle List for February 2018

My Fit Recap for January 2018 (and yes, you can still join my class!)

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Hello February! I’ve now got one month under my belt in the new year and one of my focuses for 2018—and every year—is to take care of me on every level. Fit 2018 kicked off last month and January saw me doing two things: being sick, and traveling. But mostly, it was just being sick. Oh, it was nothing too … Read More

Cathy ZielskeMy Fit Recap for January 2018 (and yes, you can still join my class!)

A quick visit to the motherland

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Many of you may already know this but I was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest in a now not-so-small town north of Seattle called Everett. I lived there until I was 19 and I’m sure if the events of my life hadn’t unfolded in the way they have (move to Texas, meet a boy from Minnesota, have babies … Read More

Cathy ZielskeA quick visit to the motherland

Why I keep showing up

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My new e-course is live and humming along for 2018. The class is called Fit 2018 and I have a story to tell you about this class that goes something like this: I wasn’t going to do it this year. Here’s why. There are two reasons, but the first being the feeling that I wasn’t really walking the walk and … Read More

Cathy ZielskeWhy I keep showing up

Making progress

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I’ve had my cast off now for a week and four days and so far it’s going pretty well. (Missed the cast story? Here you go!) First of all, I’d like you to be impressed that I managed to match my head tilt in the before and after photo. The head tilt can really take years to master. It’s only … Read More

Cathy ZielskeMaking progress

The value of downtime

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I have never considered myself to be a person who has difficulty relaxing. I have this idea about myself that I approach everything with equal focus and passion. If I’m working, then I’m really working. If I’m cleaning my house, then I’m really getting down and dirty and getting the job done. If I’m cooking, I’m usually savoring every chop, … Read More

Cathy ZielskeThe value of downtime

Hello Senior

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So here we are. My youngest child is a senior. Lucky for me he agreed to go out for a little senior photo session with my dear friend and talented photographer, Margie. As with my daughter’s senior session back in 2013, I gave no direction on what he should wear or how he should style his hair. I really just … Read More

Cathy ZielskeHello Senior

Update from cast land

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It’s been just over a week since I took a graceful plunge in my garage while attempting simple task of cleaning my vehicle. Last Friday I met with the orthopedist and he decided that a cast would be the best way to treat my injury. He looked me right in the eye and he said this, “If I were to … Read More

Cathy ZielskeUpdate from cast land