Best life…and best friends

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life30 Comments

Have I mentioned lately how attached I'm getting to Chip the Dog? Well, I am. Not so much that I'm going to cause a scene when the globe-trotting Smith family return, and lay claim to their pet. I know my role in this whole thing. No, really…I get it. One of the Smith family members was home over the weekend, … Read More

Cathy ZielskeBest life…and best friends

Who’s better than me today?

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life183 Comments

I’d really planned to write something special on the topic that I’m about to write about. Really. I’ve been thinking, and coming up with really clever analogies and angles for the past month in anticipation. (And Mom, you might want to stop reading now, because I don’t want you to be upset and think, “What the hell?” because right now, … Read More

Cathy ZielskeWho’s better than me today?

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…

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…

My friend Mary

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life162 Comments

My friend and neighbor Mary Crozier-Sauer died on Oct. 27, 2006, following a long battle with melanoma. I wanted to tell you about her, though I am in no way an authority on her entire life but I will tell you what I know, and what I learned this past fall. I have known Mary and her family for more … Read More

Cathy ZielskeMy friend Mary

Back in Black

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life313 Comments

I think Brian Johnson said it best… Back in blackI hit the sackI’ve been too longI’m glad to be back [I bet you know I’m…]Yes,I’m let looseFrom the nooseThat’s kept mehanging aboutI’ve been looking at the sky‘Cause it’s gettin’ me highForget thehearse ’cause I never dieI got nine livesCat’s eyesAbusin’ every one of them andrunning wild Actually, I  have not … Read More

Cathy ZielskeBack in Black