Mom and I had a talk about Chancey last night. She could see I was upset. Chancey could see I was upset and was milking it. She was on my lap, and her brother wanted to be petted. She gave him such a look, and then wanted me to rub her belly. She claimed she was not a well woman. She also claims she needs a new fancy collar from the Yuppy Puppy Dog Boutique. I had to draw the line at that. I am not teaching her to use retail therapy to heal life's ills.
Anyway, Mom and I had a talk. She always calms me down. Mom seems to be of the opinion that the vet is wrong. They didn't X-ray her while coughing, and that is the only way to properly diagnose the condition. I do remember that my Dana had X rays. Plus, she's not coughing anymore. She hasn't coughed since the vet visit, and, as Mom said, "if someone poked you in the throat, you'd cough, too." This is probably true, but I'm not poking myself in the throat to find out. Plus, she's not on meds, they aren't watching her, she's just kinda floating freely. So we'll try the harnesses. They are way cheaper than any other kind of therapy that we used on Dana. She can still wear the fancy collars, but they are not to be load-bearing. I think she can handle that. Put it this way, she has no choice. I have the thumbs in the family. So I feel better, or at least more hopeful. And then we went over how Robbie needs his checkup. Robbie sees not the point of this checkup, but said he would go as long as things were not put in his nose or nether regions. I don't think we can do much about the nether regions, but I am in agreement about the brucellosis vaccine; Chancey and Felix have both had meltdowns over that over the years, and so, since I don't forsee Robbie charging into a herd of elk or bison in Suburban Maryland, I think we can forego that vaccine, LOL.
So that brings me to a much happier idea for today.
This is the month to take out those UFOs and WIPs you've been avoiding, and stitch on them, in the hopes of actually finishing them. I've been doing this for a couple of years, with some mixed success.
I think the key is to pick things that you reasonably think you can finish this month. Don't take out a Teresa Wentzler you put 5 stitches into and think you'll get it done. It will not happen. Not for most people. I've determined I will finish my Like Feathered Wings, Cricket Collection Sleepy Hollow, and Sisters and Best Friends Fall Black Cat. I dislike the Sisters and Best Friends design a lot, and Like Feathered Wings isn't high on my list, but it's almost finished, so that is good. I don't know if I can finish Sleepy Hollow, but I can try. All of these projects have been on the go for at least a year, and it's time to get them done. And if they are hateful projects, I only have 28 days to deal with them.
Of course, you could always use the month as a time to finish those unframed projects you never got around to doing whatever with. That alone could take me a month, as I procrastinate like a fool. I brought my supply of glue sticks up from Mom's when I went the other day, in the hopes I'll get some finishing done, as it is rather stupid to keep spending money on them at the new house, when there's enough glue to make an art teacher proud at my mom's.
We have 28 days this month, let's make em count.