Guess who was writing a post and konked out with their finger over the backspace button… AGAIN? Yep! It was me. Let’s try again…
Ummm… oh, yes… Younger Daughter and Partner brought Kris over for her injection last night. I was going to take pictures but I was in charge of keeping the Big Dummy out of the way. I gave her (Daughter, not Kris) some arugula and some blueberries since Sven isn’t eating. Her Beardie, Drakeo knows that it’s not brumation time. I also gave her some butter. I had given her flour for baking the last time she was here. Now she has the ingredients to bake some blueberry scones for me.
Ben had an actual bath last night. We’ve been using wipes or a washcloth since he’s been sick, but since he’s feeling better and ever so slowly getting better, we thought a nice soak would make him feel better and might help him sleep.
Then it was sunset time
Then I ate, read and went to sleep. Then I got Bounced at 1:00am. BOO!
We went through the same routine that we go through every time. I keep hoping he’ll just get in bed and go back to sleep, or a least let me sleep. Off to the living room. Another day at Casa Cuckoo begins.
After I had gathered his things, made him go to the bathroom (he’s been holding it) and got him settled on the couch, I got my coffee and joined him.
I read a little and I started writing the stuff about last night when the OFF switch was flipped. Kinda like the circuit breaker from last week or whenever. It sucks that I deleted all the stuff I’d written, but it’s good that I got more sleep. When I woke up I found that Ben had taken my phone and taken fifteen pictures. They were all of me an Zeus sleeping, all exactly the same and ALL out of focus. I deleted them. I would’ve thought one of them would be in focus.
Med time came and he took the crushed pills with no problems. Then I uncovered Sven and got him some fresh food.
More coffee for me and trying to get Ben to keep drinking his water came next. It was overcast this morning, lazy sleepy weather, and I was feeling both.
Daughter got up around 8:30. She asked what time he got up and I told her. She said that was just about the time she went to sleep. I told her that I’d heard her coughing and making other, moving around noises when we got up. I told her that if/when he wakes me up tonight, I’m going to get her up, then she can sleep tomorrow during the day before she starts her regular shift at the hospital tomorrow night.
I got up so she could have THE spot and saw that Sven had moved. And one of the blueberries was gone. I asked Sven if he had a little nosh? If he enjoyed his nom nom? He just looked at me as I took a picture. Then I told him “Great! Perfect! Now give me Dark and Broody…” he moved his eye.
Then he moved to the Judgey Corner to either look out the window or stare at Daughter… maybe both.
Both of the sleepy boys are less sleepy and both are eating a little. This is good. Now, if only I could be permitted to sleep. I headed to my room to try. Ben and Zeus were already on the bed, waiting for me. I laid down and was able doze until time for his 10:30 pill. Daughter brought it in to him but he was being a stinker and wouldn’t take the dang pill. Daughter was getting frustrated with him, and I was getting frustrated with the hullabaloo in my room. He finally took the pill and kept it down.
We stayed in my room until a little after 1:00. Daughter left the living room to go charge her devices. As soon as she left Ben ordered me to the living room. It hurt Daughter’s feelings a LOT! I don’t know what’s going on with Ben but he really doesn’t seem to want to be with her. It’s so sad for her. I don’t know what I can do except keep encouraging him to spend time with her. Please! I already have a Big Dumb shadow, I don’t need or want another one.
So, anyway… Ben and I were in the living room again. I tried to get caught up on email and posts, Ben surfed on his tablet. At 2:00 he wanted me to take his temperature. His cheeks were still bright red and his legs felt a little warm. The thermometer readout was “normal” but I gave him two ibuprofen with his regular 2:00 meds anyway. He’s been achey through this whole thing.
He fell asleep around 3:00. I asked Daughter what she wanted me to do. She said to let him sleep for an hour. Now it’s 4:00 and I think she’s just gonna let him sleep for a while. I need to make a trip to the grocery store and don’t wanna go too late, I’m tired too. I think I’ll end here and pick up tomorrow.
A song… hmmm…
Thanks for stopping by. It’s been a weird day for me. An off day… I felt out of step. Come on by tomorrow. We’ll see if I can’t get myself sorted.