Pancake: Vet wanted to do a uroanalysis, which is exactly what I was expecting & wanting, so that went well. Should have results by Thursday from that. Vet palpated her abdomen & thought her uterus felt a bit larger than usual. She wanted to do x-rays, but I declined because I’m already expecting spaying as the outcome, so I don’t need to spend another $90 to confirm that. We’re also starting her on antibiotics as a just-in-case. Also she apparently had a loose tooth that came right out during a quick check of her mouth while she was under anesthesia! Hadn’t been affecting her behavior at all though, and the vet said her other teeth look fine.
Stray kitty: Made some phone calls, but have a bad headache now from too-loud hold messages & bad phone noises, so I’m waiting on calling the low-cost spay/neuter clinic until tomorrow. I have a couple more rescues to call tomorrow as well, they’re closed today. I did confirm we’re definitely not going to regular vet for initial vetting due to cost. Banfield might be an option for FIV/FL testing & vaccs. We’ll probably get him neutered at the SPN clinic though, as that’s most likely going to be cheapest.
I did get a hold of one rescue & talked a bit with someone there. They’re currently full & she said a lot of other rescues/shelters in the area are also full due to hurricane kittens/cats. :( I didn’t think about that! So we may end up fostering this boy for a while, at least, even if we don’t keep him…we’ll see. She did say to call back in a few weeks if things aren’t working out & if we’re interested in fostering, but working with the rescue to try & adopt him out, I should call back to talk to their director later this week.
Still not sure what’s happening with him tonight - going to be putting food out again shortly, when roomie gets home (I want them to meet him). We may end up bringing him in tonight, we’ll see. If he comes in, he’s going into the bathroom to a) keep him away from Ebony, and b) see how he does litterbox-wise. He’ll be kept away from Ebony until we get him tested for FIV/FL.
You know what’s awesome?! The combination between ADHD and perpetual exhaustion! It’s so great, like half the time you can’t focus on anything, and the other half you are too tired to even try. So you just kind of… give up on trying to be productive in any sort of way and do the absolute minimal amount needed to survive.
#kdramawomensweek: day 8 // age of youth love-fest | happy international women’s day!
So I pretty much put together some of my favorite scenes from Age of Youth. They’re all scenes that really hit me hard emotionally or just personally resonated with me. When Jin Myung, whose feelings have slowly been bubbling underneath the surface, finally overflows with emotion, full of rage and agony. She finally demands the apology she’s been silently asking for. When she fell to the floor in sobs, I cried with her. I felt that grief. When Yi Na realizes she’s been holding herself back and finally lets herself go. Dammit, that scene just hit me. When Eun Jae blows up and just begs for the housemates to be nice to her I could personally relate to her pain and just how nervous she must have felt to finally let that out and tell these almost strangers how alienated they made her feel and how much it had hurt her. That’s not easy.
As you can see, most of my favorite scenes include the girls all together. The relationship that developed between these girls, different in pretty much every way, from being strangers just living in a house together to sisters that loved and protected each other in any way they could was really the main strength of the show. Even that hilarious scene when the girls beat up Eun Jae’s boyfriend because they think he’s some stranger out to hurt her shows just how willing they are to protect each other. I mean, they burst out of the house the second they heard Eun Jae scream. The girls immediately went to comfort Ye Eun when she finally broke up with a boyfriend she loved so much. And when Eun Jae finally comes home after being out all night, the girls just hug her, saying that everything is okay because she’s here and she’s safe. I’m tearing up just thinking of the scene. That love for each other that made them one of the best friendships of 2016 and just in general.
What I love about the girls individual stories is the journey they went through during the drama and where they ended up. They don’t end the drama suddenly complete and whole, but you know they’ve set themselves on that track. They learn to start forgiving and loving themselves. The ghosts they’ve lived with are never completely gone but they’re not held back and tortured by them anymore.
Anyway, what I really want to say is that I love these girls so so so so so much. There’s really nothing I can say that can convey the amount of love I have for this drama and the Belle Epoque girls. It warms my heart when I think of them and I’m just so happy there’s going to be a season 2.