The Rosie Bee

Starring Grizzy and Sophie

Snow day, snow day

It’s snowing outside and I love it, but it’s not officially a snow day according to my employer. We do get a late start, which is nice. I’m curious to see how many people actually show up.

I do love the snow, but I don’t feel like shoveling right now. Here’s an image of my shoveling job a couple weeks ago. It was surprisingly fun!

Part of my car next to a snow pile about 4 feet high

Oh look! More snow! (Actually, this is from two weeks ago, but the exact same thing is happening now.)

Then I cam inside to see Sophie snuggled up in some clothes. That little one makes my heart melt

Sophie kitty hiding in some clothes.

I squee every time I look at this picture. ❤

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Is this thing on?

I’m trying to get back into blogging. There have been many, many times I’ve started a blog in my head but then when I got the chance to type it out, nothing happened. Maybe this will get me started again! 🙂

One of those Friday Five quizzes on this snowy Saturday:

1. What are your feelings about winter?
I enjoy it quite a bit. This year I shoveled the driveway myself a couple times; it was fun!
2. What is your go-to drink in the winter? (alcoholic or non-alcoholic)
Hot water. I also enjoy Hot Toddies and Tom & Jerrys.
3. What are your favorite things about the winter?
The snow being so pretty. Being able to dress up in layers. The holidays. The forced slow-down.
4. How do you deal with the wintry blues?
This year I decided to spend more time on hobbies, so I’ve been knitting, thinking about sewing again, journaling more, and getting started on scrapbooking.
I had the blues really, really hard right around Christmas and New Year’s, so I’m actually thinking of getting a little sun/happy light.
5. What are your least favorite things about the winter?
Driving in sloppy snow. My car looking (and being) filthy.

Last year felt like it was so busy, but I’m not sure with what. I traveled a couple times, which was fun. I started a regular freelance job in August, so that took up a chunk of time, just in managing schedules. I did knit a sweater, which was fun! But overall it felt like the year was too busy, went by too fast, and I felt overwhelmed.

I decided this year I’m going to make a point of doing things I enjoy. I’m still freelancing, which is a chunk of time, but I feel like I’m managing time better. I’m also scheduling time for things I mentioned above: knitting, sewing, scrapbooking, journaling. I’d like to feature more of that here. But first, I need to get restarted with blogging so ta-da!

Now I’m off to work on a couple blogs for my side job, so hopefully I will see you again soon. Happy Saturday!

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Happy Halloween!

I promise to get back to blogging next month…which is tomorrow, ahhh!

Have a lovely Halloween! 🙂

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Look at where the time went! I can hardly believe we’re in our last week of September. Things seem to be slowing down thankfully. Contest season is slowing down (I’m an area director for Toastmasters) so whee!

My goal is to take advantage of this upcoming Q4. That said, I wanted to pop in and let you know the furkids are being well taken care of:


Not sure why that is a) huge (yoogue? haha), and b) sideways, but for now I’ll leave it as-is because I’m going to get back into blogging, darnit!

Now, to respond to some blogs!


But where is the snow?

Sophie on the humidifier box

But where is the snow?

I liked how Sophie was gazing out the window. Perhaps she was wondering where the snow is, too? 🙂

I like snow and sadly, there is no snow here! Hopefully this will change soon. Snow is very peaceful and calming. I don’t particularly enjoy driving in it, but I do like walking in it. I also like being tucked up inside while it snows outside. Something about snow gives me a much-needed pause. Oh, snow…where are you?

The heat is on, though, so this place is super dry. My old humidifier broke and I broke down (har, har) and bought a sweet two-tank humidifier. It is so worth the money! I’m loving the lack of static and weeks later, Grizzy and Sophie are loving the box. A win-win!

Happy Hanukkah to all who celebrate!

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Sunny Sophie

It snowed this past weekend (!) but the week before it was super sunny. I caught Sophie sunbathing and was struck by how bright her eyes were. A few minutes later Grizzy decided he wanted some sun, too. 🙂

Sophie super sunny eyes

Bright light, bright light!

Sophie and grizzy super sunny

G decided he wanted some sun, too.


Vent sesh and gratitude

To last yesterday was awful was a complete understatement. I’ve had so much unfun stuff going on, with my grandma, and now other stuff has really got worse. It’s hard when people try to undermine you in completely false and awful ways. 😡 However, I have to say, the kitties are such a comfort. Last night I went to bed and it was cool but not really cold. Yet they laid on my legs all night. It was so wonderful to wake up and feel that weight; they made me feel a lot better about everything.

Then this morning Miss Sophie was full of energy, zip-zip-zipping all over the place. I was up at the crack of dawn so I let them out in the hallway and watched them run around.

Things still suck mightily–in fact, I read something this morning that has me seething mad–but I know it’s important to count your blessings, especially in bad times. And this morning I feel very blessed thanks to those two small fries (as well as some great friends!).


Monday, Monday

Or rather, Sunday on a Monday:

S and G kitties on the bed

Lazy Sunday, hanging out on the bed.

I love how Sunday (and even Saturday) seems to be “Let’s hang out on the bed” day. It was lovely.

The weekend was fairly uneventful, but it was nice. Got some painting done, ran errands, saw a children’s play that my lovely niece starred in, and chilled out. I found out on Sunday that my high school reunion was the night before. I found out via a former classmate’s post on Facebook. I questioned him (reunion?) and he then tried to add me to some reunion page (after the fact, mind you) but was unable. Oh, well. If I ever needed any convincing that I didn’t need to attend another high school reunion, that was it. 🙂 Honestly, I kept in touch with one person from high school and sadly, he died a couple years ago. I’ve got one former classmate as a Facebook friend and that’s it. ::shrug::

It’s a short week, yahoo! And it’s almost July, which means the year is half over. Time to queue up some second-half-of-2015 goals. Let’s hope there are good things in store and let’s try to make those good things happen!


Wordless Wednesday – Where is Sophie?

Where's Sophie?

Where’s Sophie?

Sophie's ear by Grizzy

There is she! Her ear, at least. 🙂

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Wordless Wednesday

Sophie and G by hallway window

So sweet.