The Rosie Bee

Starring Grizzy and Sophie

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. 🙂

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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.

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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. 🙂

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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! ❤

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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.

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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

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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.

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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!

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Post-holiday greetings

The TRB team took a little break from blogging and the internets the past week, but we all hope you had a wonderful Christmas. I am one of those people who absolutely loves Christmas, but I always end up getting a touch of the holiday blues. Weird, I know. I think The Bloggess put it very nicely when she talked about weird expectations and sometimes our brains misfire. Point being, I understand it’s not always the most wonderful time of the year for people, but I do hope your time was wonderful and you took good care of yourself. 🙂

I ended up taking care of myself by being productive yesterday! I made five gallons of laundry detergent (I think I’m set for 2016), sorted through some clothes to donate, vacuumed extensively, scrubbed by stove top coils, cooked some soup, and watched my brother hang a coat rack. I watched to learn: as I told him, I’m not 100% confident of how to find studs, when to use those butterfly/anchor hooks in drywall, etc. I knew I could try but I didn’t want to end up with a zillion holes in my wall before I figured it out. Now I know and I have a nifty new coat rack to book. More things on the walls = more room! I love it.

Grizzy in the kitchen wanting me to pet him

Momma, it is time to pet me!

Grizzy is quite the baby (and I love him for that) and decided I wasn’t spending enough time with him, so he proceeded to flop down by my feet and roll around the kitchen floor. It was quite endearing. After I took my laundry soap to the basement and popped my stovetop coils back on, we settled down to watch A Chef’s Life. It’s a wonderful life, indeed.

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Those Mondays, always lurking around the corner…

Grizzy in the hallway

Dun..

Grizzy in the hallway 2

Dunn…

Grizzy in the hallway 3

DUN!!! It’s Monday!

Not gonna lie, that’s how Monday felt this weekend. Now that it’s here, let’s make it a good one. You hear that Universe? I and a lot of others need some good news this week. Let’s make this happen! 🙂

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