In 2015 I built an outdoor cat enclosure, or “catio”, in our back yard. It’s something I’d wanted to build for a while, and finally convinced hubby the cats would  be safe from predators and  hidden from 99% of public view. We have a pretty small back yard and the 6’x6’x3′ catio takes up about 1/3 of it!
For one of hubby’s Christmas gifts I ordered a TV-B-Gone Kit from Amazon. They will turn off about 85% of televisions in public places. Unfortunately, since these devices are questionably legal, you can’t buy a complete device, you have to build it yourself. They literally send you a bag of parts which I found very daunting!
Despite taking almost half a year off from blogging, I managed to accomplish a lot! Being on furlough for the first 5 weeks of the year with nothing to do but projects helped immensely, but I think that’s in part what caused my burnout.
This past November I decided to relax by coloring with crayons. I have been keeping an ear open to the recent trend of adult coloring books, but wanted to make my own designs to color in. I found a book of thick art paper in the girl cave, grabbed my circle templates [same ones I use for stained glass and art painting], a sharpie, and a ruler and set to work.
This past May I spent about 6 weeks completely cleaning and overhauling the girl cave. I removed 2 large trash bags of crap, and moved a bunch of stuff to the basement for storage. I didn’t take any “before” pictures, because, well, I guess since I wasn’t really in a blogging mood I also wasn’t thinking ahead to “before” pictures.