It is probably a bit melodramatic for me to be so focused on finals week when I take one class at a time (especially considering I have two sister taking full course loads) but I am SO ready for this quarter to be done! In many ways I am actually ready for schooling to be done, I got hit the hardest ever with that feeling this quarter, but for now I need to keep working on it.
Emile is on a diet. This means he spends even more time going through my clothing for dogs treats. For some people it is their dog that eats the pockets out of their jeans, for me, it is my darn cat. I also have taken to hiding the dog dish (in the microwave naturally) because Emile obsessively cleans it and moves it around the kitchen, causing further destruction such as knocking over the water dish.
And thankfully I started Emile on his diet about a month before his vet visit last week in which he weighed in at about 16.8 (can you imagine what he weighed before?!). Still, I had to stand there, trapped in the tiny room for an extended, guilt-producing and depressing lecture on the many ways I was destroying my cat's life and the health problems ahead if I didn't fix it.
This was then followed by ideas of trimming down a food-focused cat (magnetic cat door controlled feeding stations...making your cat chase its dinner?! Needless to say, neither are an option in my current life.)
All this dedication and focus on the same darling cat I had to get dog food bins for when he was just a little kitten because he ate through the bags. The same cat who has destroyed clothing, books, and important papers. The same cat that yowled the entire drive to the vet and peed in the kennel for emphasis.
My quilt progress will have to slow a bit this week but it is coming along! The plan was 16 blocks. I thought I was almost done but I had so many half-triangle squares left I decided to do another count and see what I was left with. The quilt will be bigger than planned.