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 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 The pharmacy filled the wrong dose (from a now-outdated prescription) and I didn’t check it (I only checked that I had the right kind of medication).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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Grizzy at the window

Grizzy at the window pane

I wonder what’s out there?

I spied the G-cat at the window the other day and was lucky enough to snap a picture. He was there for quite a while. I wonder what he was looking at? I’m so glad he has more perches and windows to gaze out of now. 🙂


Oh, my silly G

It’s been a Monday, all right. But I am here, I have my health, I have a job (that I really enjoy), I have kitties…the list goes on.

Sometimes when I’m having a meh day, it’s nice–no, wonderful–to look back at those silly moments that make me smile. Like the other day, when I was cleaning up and I heard my fella whisper, “Hey, check this out.” I turned to look at him and he had this expression of confusion and laughter on his face. I then looked to where he was gesturing and saw Grizzy, peacefully sleeping, in a neat faceplant position.

Grizzy faceplanting in his sleep 1

Grizzy faceplanting in his sleep 2

It was so cute, both the G’s pose and my boyfriend’s confusion and amusement. Those are moments I absolutely treasure. 🙂


Grizzy’s Gotcha Day #4

It’s been four years since I adopted my little dude Grizzy! In some ways it feels like it’s been way longer because so much has changed. Not to mention, he feels like he’s been with me forever. 🙂

He is always ready for a good rub and will cry for me to pick him up and pet him. His motor is usually going strong.

He’s still a slim, trim G. Dude definitely likes to sleep but when he’s up, he’s got the energy of a kitten.

He’s adapted well to our new abode. In fact, I was in the basement doing laundry and heard some noise and, well, if you squint you can see him playing up in the rafters. I promptly had a mini-heart attack and shooed him down. That rascal.

Grizzy in the basement rafters 1

Grizzy in the basement rafters 2

Grizzy in the basement rafters 3

I love you, sweet baby G! ❤


Wordless Wednesday

Sleepy G on his cat tree

Sleepy G.

Sleepy G on his cat tree 2

You rang?

*Note: After taking these pictures I was all “Mister, we are taking you to the barber shop!” meaning we trim his nails. 🙂 I’m very fortunate in that I can do it right there and he doesn’t fuss a bit.


Workout Wednesday – Kitteh edition

Every time I try to work out in my living room, I am accosted by kitties. Usually Sophie will camp out on my yoga mat, although sometimes she’ll watch me from the couch. Grizzy, however, always gets in on the action. Oh, my little lovebug. ❤

Grizzykitty stepping on my weights

Grizzykitty headbutting me on the yoga mat


Easy like Sunday morning

I was up pretty early this morning, especially for a Sunday, so I started cleaning. Since my winter break I’ve been on a bit of a clean/sort/purge spree. I had started that waaay back when I read the Konmari method book. Some of it was a little kooky imo, but some of it made so much sense to me. For example, she’s a big proponent of a place for everything and once you are done using an item, return it to it’s place immediately. I struggle with misplacing things all the time so I found this practice quite helpful.

At any rate, last year got away from me and so did my attempts to be organized. I’m not a huge shopper, but I love thrifting and usually find some great items so while useful and fun, that was more stuff I added to my humble abode but didn’t find a place for it. I think you see where this is going. 🙂

Thankfully, life started calming down and slowly but surely I started getting back into those habits and routines, which is why I’ve been on a slow-but-steady organizing kick. And this time it seems to be working!

Of course, the cats know it is their job to a) wake up me, b) interrupt my cleaning to tell me it’s time to play with them, and c) sack out after playtime is over and snooze away as I return to cleaning. That is what is happening with them right now. I present Grizzy:

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It’s a cat’s life.

Have a wonderful week!

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Grizzy’s Gotcha Day – #3!

It’s Grizzy’s gotcha day! Three years ago I brought him home from a local rescue. I had seen him the day before and knew he was “the one” when he jumped up on my lap in the visiting room. I will forever remember that time in my life as one of the happiest. ❤

Happy Gotcha Day, Grizzy!

Grizzy on my mending pile
Grizzy Hanging out on a hot day.

Hanging out on a hot day.

Grizzy Lounging after catching a mouse.

Lounging after catching a mouse.


Grizzy taco

Grizzy taco

Grizzy taco.

I love this picture. I like how green Grizzy’s eye is and how he is wrapped up in the blanket like a little taco. 🙂

Things have been good and while I’ve been a little behind on things, I’m starting to get back into a good routine. I hope to update about that a little later this week, but for now, I wanted to actually get a post up and not think about doing it. So in a few moments this post will go live, hurrah!

I hope you all have a wonderful week!