The Rosie Bee

Starring Grizzy and Sophie

Wondering Wednesday

I am trying to do more with analytics, add them to the site so I can learn for work.

I’m also trying to do more with blogging, but I think I’d like to chat more about thrifting, share my projects (like the sweater I’m knitting), while also chatting about the cats (of course!) and Sammi, too. That seems to be where I’m going lately, and honesty I think if I give myself that leeway I’m more likely to blog.

I have a non-wordpress URL for The Rosie Bee. I’ve tried to move all my files over and I seem to get them there but then it kind of…stops. I must be missing a step, even though it appears I’m following directions to a T.

What do y’all think?

Do I start fresh with therosiebee.com OR do I try and move everything over? This site would still stay up, just inactive.

Bonus question: Would you be interested if I talked about things I’ve done and am doing (like knitting, thrifting), in addition to pics and stories about the cats and Sammi? Or would you be “eh.”

G looking serious right up in my face.

Serious G needs to know.

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The G and his chair

I snapped these pics of Grizzy a few weeks ago. He was in his usual spot on the chair that looks out the window. He sits there so often the cushion has a permanent butt-groove! 😀

Grizzy sitting in his butt-groove chair

You can see the “V” indent he’s made.

The G definitely chills out a lot, but he has very concentrated bursts of fiestiness. Like, he will tear after Sophie for a good half hour! Sophie seems to have smaller, more frequent bursts of playfulness and energy, whereas G powers up for some super intense play sessions. It’s so interesting, how their personalities are different!

Grizzy with a big yawn showing teeth.

Look at those teeth! 😀

And on a different note…
In my last post I mentioned “project paralysis” and this weird low-grade anxiety. Well, guess what? It turns out I’ve been on the wrong dose of thyroid medication. The pharmacy filled the wrong dose (from a now-outdated prescription) and I didn’t check it (I only checked that I had the right kind of medication).

I’ve had a bunch of other symptoms that I’ve brushed off as stress-related, seasonal, etc., etc., but now it all makes sense. So here is my PSA: Check your medication! Not just that you have the correct type, but also the correct dosage.

Fingers crossed that I feel like my old self soon!

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Mind-dump March!

Sophie on the dresser looking down at me.

My view as I try to meditate.

I feel like this is Sophie looming over me, saying, “You haven’t blogged lately…”.

I do have a ton of picutres to upload, I just haven’t gotten around to it. February was such a whirlwind and so far March has been, too. Lots going on at work, so I get home and flop on the couch. I think it’s one of those seasons of life. I have energy, but I feel like I have no time. I think I have this low-grade anxiety that came out of nowhere. Maybe because of some family stuff?

This all makes me feel really lonely, too. :/ But I know we all have the same 24 hours in a day, it’s how we choose to spend it, so I’m trying to change this.

Anyhow…some random thoughts:

  • I got up a little earlier than usual today. I’d like to continue getting up earlier. An extra 15 minutes in the morning seems to make the entire day go better for me.
  • I had an awful dream that I lost a loved one last night. It’s hard to be at the age when you have to start having serious talks with aging loved ones. Who is your power of attorney? Do you have a Five Wishes document? Where are your health insurance documents in case I or someone else needs them? What happens when the person is gone and I miss them so very much?
  • Along those lines, I’ve been thinking about people I used to be close with but have drifted from. What happened? Was it me? Will I ever talk with them again? It’s especially odd in a world of social media where you can see people posting and them interacting with others but your messages to them get no response. (It’s also awkward when you know you will see at least one of these people in the relatively near future…what do you say then?)
  • I seem to be having this project paralysis of sorts. For example, I’m taking a sweater knitting class and I started the arms but I had to miss the last class and now I’m paralyzed. I’m scared to start them again because what if I screw up the arms? The arms are done by knitting in the round, which is awkward no matter what and it’s a completely new-to-me technique so ahh! I freeze. I need to get over this fear but how? (Also, how annoying is this fear and where did it come from?!)
  • To end on a positive note, it’s March! My goals for March are to wake up a little earlier than usual during the week (15 minutes earlier, to be exact) and meditate daily. So far I’ve missed two days, but hey, it’s a work in progress. I’m trying out a few meditation apps to see which one I like best. Let me know if you have a favorite you’d recommend!

    Have a wonderful week!

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