If you missed the start of this series, you can find it here. A lot of things will be the same or very similar.
Things stayed pretty chill last night. Ben had first meds and ate his pizza in my room. At 6:00pm I ran his bath, he only fought me a little bit about the clothes. Also a small argument about what pajamas he was gonna wear. He got mad and dumped his dominoes.
Younger arrived around 6:25 and she made Ben help her pick up the dominoes before he went to bed. Older and I left while they were doing that.
I dropped her off and came back home, talked with Younger for a few minutes while she “shopped” in my fridge and cabinets, and I took pictures of sunset. Younger left and I locked up and relaxed, took a few more pictures and messed around on my phone.
Science and pretties
I nuked a burrito and ate it. I didn’t really feel like eating, it was still hot, but I hadn’t eaten anything all day, and one eighty is low weight for me. I prefer to be in the one ninety – two hundred range.
I stayed up til midnight again. It was just so hot and I was itchy, uncomfortable. I took my pill and still woke around 3am and again at 5:45am. I got up. Pointless to stay in bed, I needed to be up soon anyway.
I let Zeus out of Ben’s room, looked at the sky from the bathroom and kitchen windows… overcast. I was wondering if all the clouds meant it would be cooler or just more humid. It felt humid.
I went to Ben’s door a little after 6am and said “Good Morning, Babylove!” to start waking him up. He joined me on the couch a few minutes later. I got his tablet, charger and water bottle, then I uncovered Sven and turned his lights on.
I got him fresh greens, he didn’t seem interested. I guess I need to get him some berries. Spoiled rotten!
I gave Ben his meds, when it was time to Drive Miss Daisy, we got ready and left with no problems. She was waiting for us when we pulled up, she got in, we drove home… still no problems.
We sat and waited for Ben to put his window up, like every time we go anywhere. Then I locked the windows and turned the car off. He started to lean forward into the front seat to push the Start button, so I walked toward the house so the clicker thingy would be out of range. He got out of the car but his face said he was looking for trouble.
Inside the house, he showed us that he was indeed, looking for trouble. It started with door kicking and went through the entire repertoire. Daughter and I are both tired of holding back the Big Blow. Without a word or glance, we agreed to push back and be done with it. I got a few new bruises, but nothing got broken. The entire event lasted a little over an hour.
He came and sat with me on the couch, Daughter offered for me to go lay down, but Ben said “Gramma stay living room.”, so to keep the tenuous peace, I stayed. Daughter went to her room to change out of her work clothes, which she hadn’t had a chance to do yet.
A little while later Ben said “Gramma? More Oreo cookies please.” Okay… I went and told Daughter I needed to go to market, HRH requested Oreos. It was a request. Ben had to hit his head on the door after I got back. I wasn’t sure if that was the Final Event, like a period at the end of a sentence, or just an aftershock or a precursor of more Big Blow to come. I “helped” him get up and gave him his Oreos, Daughter went back to her room.
Around 9:45 I noticed Sven was back on top of his house with a grumpy beard. It was time for him to have his shower.
Sven got so blissed and relaxed in the shower, he let go of the accumulated waste material he’d stored up (plain words – he pooped). He was very much more yellow and bright after his shower.
Daughter actually discovered the situation when she went to use the baño before taking over Couch Sittin. She said she wasn’t sleepy… very tired, but not sleepy.
I was happy to let her take over. Ben was back on the couch after doing dominoes, watching his tablet, so he seemed okay with Daughter taking over. I got more coffee and went to get Horizontal.
I hollered out the 10:45 and noon med alarms to Daughter. She’d taken over around 10:30, maybe a little before. Ben was in and out of my room a few times, hanging out, chillin… no more “behaviors”.
I got really dozey when I first got Horizontal, but I fought it off. I had posts to read, comments to read and write, I had STUFF… and I was behind. I also had to call the bank and get that almost $100 charge taken off. Which they did, but it sucks to have to get new cards. Better waiting for new cards and changing a few accounts than paying $100 that isn’t my charge. How did someone clone the card is what I want to know?
At 2:20 I sent Daughter back to her room. She had konked out on the couch. Ben was quietly playing with his chalk. I think he was glad to have me in the living room with him.
I was supposed to wake Daughter up at 4:30pm, but Ben asked for “Taters, please” It’s like the fifth or sixth time he’s asked in the past couple days, so I peeled and sliced them and started them frying, then I went and woke Daughter up. I better get back to the kitchen…
A bit of a rollercoaster ride overnight and this morning… I’m glad we got off the ride. Thank you for tuning in for today’s Adventures. It feels like I’m living a Soap Opera sometimes. I keep expecting a few bars of some dramatic music to play… I’ve even got a few “faces” I can make. No Driving Miss Daisy for a few days, the laundry is done, I’ll probably need to make a store run for a few things soon, but otherwise I think we’re just gonna be hermits. If this dang heat and humidity keep up, we’ll be hermits in a closed up house with the AC blasting. I don’t even want to think about the bill. ¡Hasta mañana!