Part 136 ~ The Adventures of King Ben & Zeus the Big Dumb Dog

If you missed the start of this series, you can find it here. A lot of things will be the same or very similar.

The evening routine went fine. Dinner was eaten, Daughter did Ben’s bath because kneeling wasn’t really possible for me and she even changed the dressing for me. She put “steri-strips” across the worst part to hold it together, smeared some goop on it, put a big pad over that and wrapped the whole she-bang in gauze. I put the abdominal brace over the gauze again to protect it from Zeus, Ben and Casa Cuckoo in general. Then we took her to work, came back home, tucked the boys in and I collapsed on my bed.

I skipped sunset last night. I wanted to stay off my leg. There were a few clouds but it didnt look like it was going to be dramatic. I thought resting would be better. See? I can be smart sometimes.

I texted with Younger. She’s feeling a little better. Dealing a little better. I ate the rest of my pasta, I did Night Things and chilled. I dozed, then woke at midnight, took my pill and more morphine and tried to sleep. I woke up a bunch of times. My leg hurt. I expected it, but I didn’t have to like it.

Ben Bounced me at 5:15ish. He got in bed with me for about forty-five seconds, then he was off to the bathroom. A few minutes later he Bounced me again, bent down and said “Gramma come living room.” right in my ear. Such a sweetheart, making sure I could hear him.

I hobbled to the Living Room, got coffee and texted Older that we were up. We did the regular morning things, Sven glared at me briefly when I uncovered him and turned on his lights, same as yesterday.

We went and got Daughter from work and came home to the whining, wiggle monster. This time he had a defluffed something in his mouth.

Daughter checked my dressing, nice and clean so we left it and I wrapped the abdominal brace back around it. She headed off to her room, Ben sat on the couch with his tablet and I resumed my Couch Sittin Duties.

I turned the AC on at 9am. The Weather Guessers’ dart landed on 75F (24C) for 9am. That’s not bad but between 9am and 10am their Magic Eight Ball readout was 83F (28C) then jumping to 91F (33C) by noon. I thought it might be better to get a jump on the heat. Same thing applies to pain meds. It’s better to take them before it gets so bad you can’t stand it. And take them on schedule for the first day or so for acute pain. Chronic pain is a whole different thing… and I’m babbling down a tangent.

Anyway, we got home, assumed our appointed positions, and did our regular things. For me, that was Writing The Words for HRH.

I Wrote The Words, fetched some snacks, filled up his water bottle… (still no “juice”, and of course we have over ten boxes) basic stuff. Mostly just chillin. He got up to set up the Jenga sized blocks, then came back to the couch. Dogzilla promptly knocked them over. (Zeus may have done it on purpose, Ben made him get off the couch)

We chilled on the couch together talking a little bit, him with his tablet and me with my phone. Around noon he grabbed his Bucket O’ Chalk and was going to dump them in front of the bathroom. I asked if he wanted me to move his “dominoes”. He replied, that with many thanks, that would be kind of me. Nah… he just said “Yes.” I picked up the blocks and moved the Bucket. He plopped down on a pillow and began doing his thang.

This is from a couple days ago. I have no idea what the discs are for, or why they belong there, but they do.

Zeus was happy to be back on the couch, snoring away

Even Dogzilla needs a nap occasionally.

Daughter stumbled out of her room around 1:45pm. I gave my very brief report, and hobbled off to my room. Jiminey Cricket On A Moterscooter! You really dont realize how much your body parts work together for the simplest tasks until you injure a part and try not to use it. Why should sitting down or standing up hurt my shin?

I dozed a little, lazed a lot, veg’d on the bed. A relaxing afternoon… EXACTLY what was needed. Ben is in the dirt hole, Daughter is off work and I don’t have any errands to run. I could get used to this. Except the hurt leg part, of course.

Who remembers Blues Traveler? This wasn’t one of their big hits, but the video will make you smile and it’s a good song.

Thank you for hanging out with us today. We didn’t do very much, but we’ve had enough excitement lately, a day off is nice. Save our energies for the next big Adventure. Come by tomorrow, watch me hobble on my daily rounds… I might make up a new Hobble Dance. We’ll have some laughs…






25 thoughts on “Part 136 ~ The Adventures of King Ben & Zeus the Big Dumb Dog

  1. I’ve never heard of Blues Traveler. That was sooo cute 🎢☺️ 🐒πŸ₯🐈. I think Ben’s chalk is a 3D sculpture of You and those are your cute knees. ☺️ Just a theory 😝

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    1. 🀣🀣🀣🀣 my knees are covered in psoriasis… not cute! I actually had a thought that they might represent logos at the very end of movie credits… the union logos and no animals were harmed etc… Just a thought. He’s loved credits since he was a baby. It must be soothing for him. The fan club list at the end of LOTR is forever long… he loves it.
      Blues Traveler didnt get the recognition they deserved. Check out some of their other stuff. Great blues/rock!πŸ€—πŸ₯°πŸ’ƒπŸΌπŸŽΆπŸ’–

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  2. I’m so sorry about your leg. That must really hurt! It is so true that you don’t realize how much your body works together until you damage a part of it and can’t function. My bad leg from my cartwheel injury is finally gone – I need to appreciate some pain-free moving! I almost didn’t realize what I have now! I am glad you guys had a chill day. I hope today is the same and your leg keeps getting better!

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    1. Thanks! I remember from the abdominal surgeries I’ve had that sitting and standing uses the abs a lot, but I was really surprised that sitting down involves the shin. I’m trying not to “favor” it, I dont want to wind up hurting my hip or backπŸ€¦πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ
      Younger told me to stop hurting myself… like I fall down on purpose πŸ™„πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
      It’s cooling off here. I hope you guys are getting a break too.πŸ€žπŸ’–

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    1. Thanks, Gary! If Benny and The Pets would quit banging into me it might heal betterπŸ™„πŸ€¦πŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜‚ I’m thinking about using some of the endless bubble wrap that comes in every delivery to wrap the leg up, but I’m afraid that would just encourage themπŸ™„πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ’Œ

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    1. I hope Ben can explain what the “creations” are all about some day. They’re intriguing, for sure.
      All the stuff he watches on his tablet… there’s no telling where he gets his inspiration. We don’t restrict what he watches… Disney has just as much violence as anything else, really. I’m glad Sweeney Todd has fallen out if favor, though I know it will be back.πŸ™„
      Aztec Chicken God…πŸ€”πŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ you could be right. πŸ˜†

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  3. I love King Ben’s art. Those skills will pay off some day. Not sure how yet, but he definitely has an eye for color, shapes and style. I’m happy he likes to organize them and give you some space. And it’s nice you stayed off your leg and didn’t go outside for the sunset.

    All is okay here. We haven’t heard from Andrew in almost two weeks. He doesn’t return the texts or answer the phone calls. Rent must be due.
    Finally heard from older son. He stopped by to bring me my birthday present- two new pillows. Yay. He doesn’t have the money to buy me things right now, but I do appreciate the thought. He hasn’t gotten his $1200 tax return yet. No one answers the phones. Their offices are closed. How is anyone supposed to pay their bills, if the government isn’t giving the people their tax return money. Oh well. He had a good attitude at least and brought his dog to give me a little love.

    Stay cool. Have a good Monday.


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    1. It’s awful when they wont return texts or calls. Just a text saying “still alive, doing okay” would be fine. Gah!
      Happy belated birthday… I didn’t know your birthday was recently. Were you guys in Yosemite for it?
      I dont want presents and discourage them. I dont need anything except free time and that’s usually pretty difficult to arrange, so they cook or bake. New pillows are always nice.

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      1. My birthday was the 23rd. We were in Yosemite the following week. Not related. My son tried to give me cool new sunglasses, but he didn’t realize I wear prescription sunglasses, so he had to take them back.
        And good thing we have new pillows. We forgot ours in Yosemite 😫

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  4. Awww, sweet dog – there’s something about them when they’re all snuggled up. Me being me, I’m worrying if someone was throwing those poor little chicks up in the air!

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    1. I know… I thought about that too… the cats didn’t look too troubled and cats get VERY upset when you toss them.
      The Animal Rights groups wouldn’t let something that hurt the animals stay available to view. I remind myself that.πŸ˜‰πŸ’–

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