Catio

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 [1] be safe from predators and [2] 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!

The New Normal

I don’t like the new normal.  Not at all.  I am not good with change.  It triggers my anxiety.  And makes living with depression more difficult.  But at the same time I am thankful for so much. 

TV-B-Gone

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!

Crayon Art – Part 1

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.

A Girl Cave Overhaul

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.