If you missed the start of this series, you can find it here. A lot of things will be the same or very similar.
Ben had his dinner, took a bath and said he was ready for bed… before 6:30pm. I’m starting to wonder if Driving Miss Daisy is part of the reason he stays up later those nights.
Sciencey Sunset Documentation time
Mostly I relaxed and tried not to move very much. I turned off the AC in the living room and opened the windows. With no one in there except Sven, it’s a waste to run the AC. I ate part of my Jersey Mike’s Sub In Tub, I did the stuff I usually do. I also dozed off, like I usually do.
I woke from a deeper doze after midnight and took my pill, ate a cookie for sweet dreams, and went back to sleep. One or two brief wake-ups until 5:15am when Ben was going after something on my bedside table, and Zeus was sniffing and bed quaking. Five Freakin Fifteen!
Into the living room after the SpazmaTaz. I flopped onto the couch, trying to get my eyes to focus. I cleaned my glasses a couple times, thinking there was a smudge or something… nope! It was my eyeballs that were “smudged”.
I did the Stuff and the Things, Ben made noise, banged into everything, scripted and did his version of morning stuff and things.
I was refilling his water bottle when he slammed into me, full force, from behind. He hurt me, and I doubled over in pure reaction to the pain. He thought the whole thing was hysterical. Another thing we are trying to make him understand… laughter at bullying or someone getting hurt isn’t fun laughter, it’s mean laughter. Knowing he doesn’t understand doesn’t take the sting out of the moment.
Anyway, Daughter got up in the middle of the madness. She arrived just in time to see me doubled over. She took over the couch and I went to my room where… I fought the doze, and the doze won.
Around 10:30am my pain doctor’s office called me. I was scheduled to have my monthly pump fill tomorrow (Friday) at 8:30am, so I took the call wondering what the problem was. I guess the doctor will be doing a procedure and won’t be available in the morning so they wanted me to come in today. Her exact words were “right now or at 1:00pm”. Having just woke up, I opted for 1pm, not even sure what time it was when the call came.
I got to the doctor’s office at 12:45. I was still in the waiting room at 1:30pm. I really don’t like waiting around. I wish they’d just tell me the real time or a closer idea. Maybe I should save that for a Monday Peeve!
They finally called me back at 1:40pm. They took my vitals… weight 180 pounds and blood pressure 142/90, which is good for me. I have high blood pressure for no reason. Or maybe it’s just pain and stress… I had a bunch of tests run several years ago and the cardiologist basically shrugged when I asked why it was high.
Anyway, I got my pain pump filled and was on my way home by 2:10pm. It was groady outside! 95F and 45% humidity… yucky! I am one of those unlucky people whose face and head sweats a LOT! It literally rolls down my face and drips off my hair… gross!
I got home and Zeus was excited to see me, but no Ben. Daughter said he’d gone to my room. I said hello to the whining wiggler and went to see HRH and get my dang shoes off. Ben was asleep. Great!
I woke him up and sent him to the living room. No AC in my room and it’s a sauna in there. He moved to the couch. I asked Daughter what she was gonna do about his meds. She said “wake him up and give them to him”, then grabbed her stuff and went to her room. Oh-kaaay… I guess that was an order, not an explanation. So I got his meds ready, woke him up and gave him his meds. He even stayed awake and was in a good mood. Yay!
Ben played with his dominoes and I went through my WP Reader for the first time. Ugh! I hate being “behind”. At one point Ben told me he needed “help”. Uh-oh… I asked what he needed. He wanted me to set up the dominoes for him. I told him that he was much better at setting them up than me, and Zeus would get in the way if I tried. He said “Gramma to do it”, but I used his favorite trick… ignoring.
Around 4:15pm Daughter came back to take over Couch Sittin. I wasn’t expecting her until later, but I wasn’t gonna argue about it. I grabbed my stuff and got Horizontal in the Sauna, aka my room.
Ben came and joined me at 4:45. He did NOT Bounce me. He asked me “All better?” meaning, did I notice he got on the bed gently? I told him he’d done awesome. He watched his tablet and giggled.
I think we’ll end there… Ben is happy, laughing and remembering not to cannonball onto my bed. Things could change, but I’ll hold onto this Good Moment!
I heard this on the radio on the way home from the doctor’s office. I thought it would be a good song for today… or any day.
Thank you for sweating with us today. This disgusting heat is supposed to be easing off a little bit, says the Guessers, starting tomorrow. It’s still gonna be way too hot, but it’s August, so we’re kinda stuck for another month or so. I’ll keep the AC crankin and the Sweet Tea cold. And here at the Casa, you can wear as many or as few clothes as you’re comfortable with. We don’t judge. Hasta mañana.