I was supposed to bring the two little girls (Missy and Sparkle) to the vet to be spayed today. I managed to get two carriers cleaned and ready for them yesterday, got them into the carriers at midnight so that they would not have access to food or water before the surgery, and this morning got ready to head out. I gave a call to let them know I was on the way…and they said, oh, but you’ll have to pick them up before 4 as we are closing then for the holiday. YIKES. I’ve got student meetings from noon until 7! I’ve just released them into the wild of the apartment and rescheduled their surgeries for Sunday when the vet is next open. The holidays are generally my absolutely favourite time of the year but this year they are simply wreaking havoc on getting things done to meet deadlines imposed by the non-Israeli world that I’ve been scrambling to meet when put atop the regular, daily stuff that you have to make accommodations for with the limited working hours etc. What sucks is that this will be my last year for a long while to enjoy the holidays and I am beyond not enjoying them.