Here it is, Thursday night. The 'End of Finals Eve' if you will. I have one more final tomorrow afternoon and I'm done!! Well...then I start ANOTHER class for the winter intercession on Monday. Blech. None of my grades have been posted yet so I'm a little anxious. Okay, a LOT anxious. I know I passed everything, I just want to know by how much.
Tonight was a good night. Edwin, Caitlin, Matt and I went to dinner together. We haven't spent that much time together in a LOOONG time. With busy schedules and prior engagements, we just never seem to coordinate everyone together. We had a good time at dinner and played with a 25 cent bouncy ball when we got home that Cait bought me out of the toy machine at the restaurant! haha! Such fun. Cait and I worked on some Christmas presents and holiday cards and I also did some studying for my Algebra final. Matt ran off to study for his big exam tomorrow so Ed, Cait and I watched The Santa Clause. I LOVE that movie! "I love you Santa Clause."
My kitties are spending the night at The Cat Clinic tonight and it makes me really sad. I made the decision to declaw (and neuter), which I was battling with terribly. Everyone (except for a select few) decided it would be funny to refer to me as "a bad mom" and make me feel even more horrible for "ripping out their toes". Such nice people I work with. I know they're kidding, but I thank God that they keep their mouths shut with real clients. Oh wait. I AM A REAL DADGUM CLIENT. My cats were in their care and I am a paying customer. I guess I'm just upset because I had such a hard time deciding to do that and I resent the fact that I'm made out to be a bad person because of it, kidding or not. Oh well. The boys get to come home tomorrow and I am so happy! I miss my little fur balls. I miss them sitting in the bathroom with me while I'm getting ready in the morning. Kodak chasing his tail in the corner, Fuji licking the condensation off the tile. I can only hope, with the thoughts "The schnozberries taste like schnozberries" running through his little head. They are such a comfort as only a pet can be. All snuggled up warm in bed with me at night; the static electricity from their fur sending up sparks and hisses like smoke signals in the night. I know they can be awnry but, they're kittens. That's what they do, and I wouldn't have them any other way.
My friend Melissa and I went to look at apartments yesterday. She is looking at potentially moving with her husband and depending on the housing situation next year, I will more than likely be looking for a new residence. I found one I really want! My friend Misty lives there now and I could potentially take over her lease in May if all worked out. It's a cute little two bedroom with a HUGE kitchen and my cats are welcome there. I would be in walking distance of the laundry and to the pool. That's right, the POOL! It would be closer to work, church, my mom and Meridian where I take my photography class. (It will be over way before May, but I'm hoping to take more.) It's in a really nice area and is surrounded by mostly adults and no irritating, party hungry, freshman. Besides the fact that it's nice, Misty is one of those people who 'gets things done'. She got them to put in a new bathtub, sink, etc and is having new screens put on the windows and a peep hole put in next spring. She is also anal about things being clean, so I know that I will move into a clean apartment and I won't be confronted with the normal moving day heebie jeebies where you don flip flops in the shower and whatnot. My rent is going to spike astronomically, but hopefully I'll be able to work things out. It's going to be expensive to live by myself no matter what, and this place makes me feel safe and I know I could make it home. We'll just have to see what the next six months hold. Actually, preleasing starts in March and if I want her place, I'll more than likely have to stake my claim on it soon. Ugh. Decisions, decisions.
Well, it's getting late and I have to work in the morning. (Why do I even mention that? Everyone knows I work EVERY morning.) ha! Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!