If you missed the start of this series, you can find it here. A lot of things will be the same or very similar.
I was planning on making a run to the grocery store last night but then I read an email alert that a curfew of 7pm-7am was in effect in my city and all the neighboring ones. It’s because of the rioting, burnings and looting that happened on Sunday night in the neighboring city. Well, dang!
Younger Daughter stopped by to pick up mail and hang out for a little while. She stayed long enough to watch another beautiful sunset
I was asleep by midnight. Try as I might, it seems like I can’t get to sleep earlier than that. I think it has to do with Daughter being at work by 10:15-10:30. I have to make sure she’s safely there before I can sleep. Maybe when she starts at the hospital and works 7pm-7am it will be better.
The Bounce was at 4am today. Not great, but not 2:30. He cuddled for 2 or 3 minutes then commanded a change in venues. So, yeah… you know the rest.
We settled on the couch with Ben to my left and Zeus under my bent legs and waited for daylight. Ben kept asking “Where’s the pink clouds?” or saying “Sun gonna come up.” It makes me happy that I’ve instilled the joy of sunset and sunrise in him. Older Daughter has told me she doesn’t care about either. What a poopy head.
We had a pretty sunrise today
I suppose the picture would be nicer without the Christmas lights hanging into it, eh? Yes, we leave them up all year. In the summer when we sit outside, they’re pretty.
Ben was outside sweeping at 6:15. He had been pacing and couldn’t settle, so sweeping was a great way to burn off the energy. I took his 6:30 meds to him outside. He took the meds and said “Look! Sun come up.” I told him yes and it was pretty. He said “Pretty sky.” That’s my Babylove.
He stayed outside and I went to uncover Sven and see if he was gonna wake up. Doesn’t look like he’s planning on it
There are five blueberries on his plate waiting for him when he decides to get up. I’ll put him in the shower at some point in the next couple days, try to rouse him enough to poop. It’s probably fine, but I think of the undigested or partially digested grasshopper and the two blueberries he ate just sitting in his GI tract…
Daughter texted at 7:00 that she was just leaving work. They finally did a Kootie test on her. As a nurse working in a Skilled Nursing Facility (formally called Nursing Homes) she should’ve been tested a long time ago. Especially since they are finding out that many people are asymptomatic carriers. She’ll find out her results in 2-3 days.
She got home around 7:30 and after I finished making a Warner Bros Pictures logo for Ben and cutting it out and a bazillion other little details, I got public clothes, mask and the hated shoes on and ventured forth to the dreaded grocery store.
I found five boxes of juice and feeling horrible about myself, I took them all. I also got the dad-blasted Hershey bars. Daughter said the Amazon delivery of juice should come tomorrow sometime. We signed up for bi-monthly deliveries of 16 boxes. He’s going through his allotted one box per day… tsk tsk tsk! Anyway, I was safely home by 8:15. I put the five boxes into the gaping hole in the cabinet and hoped that those would be enough until the delivery.
Ben had gone to Daughter’s room when I left, and he was still there when I got home. I quickly changed back to my comfys and got Horizontal. That didn’t last long. I knew it wouldn’t. At 8:45 I got the command, “Gramma come living room now.” Dang…
Mostly he was chill. Except I spent the next two hours doing Arts and Crafts Time. He would only interrupt me every third minute. I’d complete a piece of the project then he’d want more. Then more. Then more. This is the final product
I guess it was worth two hours of my time if it made him happy. I’ve told you guys, I’m a wonder with markers and tape.
At noon he moved on to doing the chalk thang. I gave him his half Adderall and switched on the AC. Ben pretty much did the chalk thang until just before 2:00 when after taking his meds, he grabbed a Hershey bar from the fridge, came to the couch and said to the Big Dummy “Zeus, scoot!” Amazingly Zeus moved and Ben sat down in the coveted spot to my left. After he finished the chocolate and his juice, he went back to the chalk.
Daughter came out around 2:15 to take over couch sittin duties. Zeus and I went to my room… Horizontal Time! Surprisingly Ben didn’t follow me. I was able to finish the Mixtape Post and catch up on my Reader. It’s been a very chill day.
At 5:15 I went and got Mr Bootyhead from outside to come eat his chicken nuggets, aka “orange chicken”. He was either being the Conductor of an invisible orchestra or was trying to raise the house with magic… I think the arm gestures are kinda the same.
We’ll leave off here. A chill day, no plans for the evening except my date with the sunset. Shall I play a song for you?
Thank you for hanging out today! It was kinda dull and slow but it’s nice to just relax, especially after the madness of the past few days. Maybe we’ll wake Sven up tomorrow and put him in the shower, we’ll see how we all feel tomorrow. Come on by whenever you want to, stay as long as you like. Mi Casa Cuckoo es su Casa.