I've just started the pattern cutting and paper piecing process on this peacock-esque bird and hopefully, I'll be able to finish him off in the next couple of days. I'm a tad off schedule this week but I'm trying not to stress about it. The summer is winding down and that means a perfect storm is gathering of all the fun things I want to do in the remaining free time versus all the meetings/appointments/errands/planning that needs to take place before I can launch into my fall schedule. I have a big meeting tomorrow to figure out my art teaching schedule for the coming school year: how many kids, what age group, how long, what budget etc and from that I can finally start developing lesson plans and purchase requests. I'm not a fan of limbo so it will be good to finally know what I'll be doing.
I've read on a couple of blogs that some people find cat photos obnoxious but I couldn't resist posting this one of my big ole Marley Bear, who apparently is also exhausted by all the recent invasions of noise and strange routines. This photo makes his 17-pounds look rather rotund but in truth, he's really long so all that mass is evenly distributed. I adore his devotion to really good sleep, no matter the position. When he's like this, we can roll him onto his back and give his belly a nice big snuggle.