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 chill continued last night through dinner, bath and bedtime. I looked at the sunset and took my Science picture, collected my data
The Sun is south of the power pole. I think it will get to that deeper notch in the trees before October. I hope I’ll be able to see where it sets on Winter Solstice from my spot in the side door.
The rest of sunset was pretty, but meh… zero clouds except a weird line in the east
I told Daughter to look outside at the weirdness. She shrugged and said “Aliens or the government.” I thought of Stephen King and The Mist.
My sleep last night was all over the place. I konked out while writing an e-mail (and deleted and added stuff) around 10pm and woke up after 11pm. I fixed the email and sent it. Then I did some WP stuff, trying to get “ahead” in case circumstances put me “behind” again. Then around 1:30am I went outside to look for the meteor shower. I was a little early for the “peak” but thought I might see something. Nada! I did see Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and the Moon, so that was cool. More Sciencey stuff! Then I took my pill and went to sleep sometime after 2am.
Around 6:30am I got the Full Bounce. Ben hasn’t properly Bounced me in forever. He got under the blankets for about fifteen seconds, but no cuddle… maybe because Zeus was in the way, sniffing.
In the living room at HRH’s command, I got his stuff, activated the burbling Coffee Pot Dragon, gave Ben his meds and uncovered Sven Dragon. I said hello to him and petted him with one finger. I startled him and felt bad, I didn’t mean to startle him today.
If I remember previous brumations correctly, it may be October before he wakes up. I have so much envy!
Around 7:45 Daughter got up and came to take over. I gave my short report and relinquished The Spot to her. Ben did the back and forth thing for the next couple hours.
Ben found his little plastic bats and came to entertain me with a drum solo on my bed. He’s pretty good. We might want to get him something other than Zeus, to use as a cymbal though.
When he was in the living room, I could hear Ben singing and making his Happy Noises while he played with his chalk or set up his dominoes. It was a chill morning at Casa Cuckoo.
Around 2:30pm Ben did a cannonball Bounce and decided to stay a while. His tablet died and his cord wasn’t quite long enough to reach, so I got the portable charger for him. Ben had the hiccups and I thought I was going to go crazy. When I was pregnant with Younger, she would get the hiccups just about every night when I was trying to sleep. Ever since then hiccups, my own or someone else’s, seriously get on my nerves. Anyway, between Ben’s hiccups and Zeus panting, many minor bedquakes were occurring.
Daughter went to her room to charge her stuff. Ben was settled in my room with me, that was a good time to do the charging. She came back out around 4:15.
Ben and I had been in the living room. He went out on his own at first and was setting up the Jenga size dominoes. I was gonna go with him, but keeping Dogzilla in the bedroom with me seemed better for Ben’s efforts. Dogzilla wasn’t happy about it. I guess he was hot, hungry or both, because he kept whining and pawing at me. I love that he’s so loyal to me, but sheesh… would he really starve rather than be away from me… in the house? Kinda silly.
Anyway, Zeus got his wish, HRH commanded me to the living room around 4pm. Zeus went immediately to his bowl and inhaled his food, then laid on the tiles next to the couch. When Daughter took over, he followed me back to my room. I kept telling him to go back to the living room, but we don’t call him the Big Dumb Dog for nothing.
Ben stayed in the living room, playing and making Happy Noises. It’s Pregame Show time, even though Daughter is off tonight. She goes back tomorrow night, then has Friday night off, then works Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Dumb schedule!
Aerosmith popped into my head last night and I thought I’d play some here, today. An oldie, but goodie! Recognize the gals in the video? The title is perfect for our house.
Thank you for hanging out on another hot temperature, chill vibe day. We did a whole lot of nothing today and it was fabulous. The pace will pick up tomorrow… some laundry will have to be washed and hung up or I may be doing battle with the Quarter Lady. I won’t know until tomorrow. We have to Drive Miss Daisy tomorrow evening too, that puts some stress into the evening. Tomorrow may be another chill day, or we could have issues… but that’s every day at Casa Cuckoo. Things can change fast. I’ll see ya tomorrow.