The Rosie Bee

Starring Grizzy and Sophie

Sibling love and summer dresses

Sophie and Griz hug

Sophie and Griz hug

These two small fries sat on me bed as I pulled out some summer clothes. I love that they keep me company.

In other news, I had a summer first: poison ivy! Let me tell you, this is no fun. It’s been a full week and two days (this is a week and day three). Yesterday it seemed to be better, albeit looking gross from scabbing over, but this morning it’s much puffier. Maybe parts of it are blistering? I got it pretty good so I guess I’ll give it some more time. And wear long socks next time!


Thrifty Thursday: Camp Edition

Thrifty Thursday is back! I found these fun little playing cards in one of my favorite little thrift shops. I thought they were appropriate for a summer Thrifty Thursday. They totally remind me of something you’d grab in a souvenir shop (which I’m sure is where they originated!).

mini playing cards from glacier park 2

A bargain at only $.50!

mini playing cards from glacier park 3

Glacier Park…but which one?

mini playing cards from glacier park

So fun!

Now I wish I would have bought them, if only for the nostalgia. They are just so cozy; they remind me of camping in those old burlap-type tents and rustic cabins. And Jellystone Park!. Ahh, such good memories. 🙂


My two cuddle bugs

grizzy and sophie curled up together

Cuddle bugs

I thought it was absolutely adorable how these two curled up together. They’ve been such a comfort to me, especially with all that’s gone on the past several months. Things are definitely picking up but I have to say, I’m not as young as I used to be! It takes a lot longer to “recover” from life happenings. These guys let me know it’s OK to chill out and take my time once in a while.

What’s been going on lately:
My Toastmasters year is winding down. Two more meetings and I’ll say good-bye to my presidency. It’s been a good year, full of lots of growth and thing I’m proud of. I’m very proud of my team.

Car repairs! Don’t you just love it, every time you think you’re getting ahead something like that happens. 🙂 BUT I have a job, which means regular income, and the repair is reasonable. It’s a heck of a lot cheaper than a new car.

Hopefully my rent won’t go up too much. The place where I live recently transferred hands, so here’s hoping that doesn’t mean a big rent increase.

I’ve made a goal to exercise at least 30 minutes a day this month and so far, so good.

I’m really tired. Honestly, I sit down to write a decent post about what’s been going on but like right now, I’m sitting and ready to crash. Maybe it’s all the fresh air and exercise I’ve been getting? But I’m happy I’m up to one post a week, woo!

Have a great week, everyone!


It’s Sophie’s turn for a snapshot

Sophiecat passed out

Passed out from the heat!

OK, so Sophie wasn’t passed out from the heat but it sure has been hot here lately. Hot and muggy. I cracked up when I saw the little miss crashed out like this. What a glamorous little sleeper!

The furkids are good. Lots of brushing happening (see: hot and muggy) but they are happy to have the grooming. Sophie will run toward me whenever she sees me brandishing the Furminator so it’s a win-win. 🙂

In “me” news, today is the first day in a long time I came home from work and felt like I had some energy. I take this as a good sign, that things are still getting better – not that they were bad, but yay! More energy is a good thing! I think the long weekend helped.

Now I’m off for a run because I am taking advantage of this energy!