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 only drama last night was Ben flooding the bathroom floor with a tidal wave. Small drama. He went to bed with no problems.
I did my normal Night Stuff. No sunset pictures because the sun went into hiding around 3:30pm and never came back out. I guess clouds came in and mixed with the smoke. The cloud cover keeps it cooler, but it also traps the stinky. I really should stop complaining, I’m lucky I’m not in any fire danger.
I wound up konking out without taking my pill. I woke up around midnight but went right back out, then again at 4am. I heard Ben awake at 4:00 so I started the coffee dragon to burbling and hissing… I knew it wouldn’t be long before he got up.
I was surprised that he waited until 5:00 to get up. I think I surprised him by being awake already. Couch Sittin Duty started early today.
We were still under a thick cloud cover this morning, so no pretty sunrise. I turned Sven’s lights on and uncovered him around 6:15am. Of course I paparazzi’d him, I was suffering from photography withdrawl… no sunset or sunrise…
Med alarm, Zeus bringing his “tug” toy to us to play, Ben pacing and fidgeting with Ants In His Pants… a typical Casa Cuckoo morning.
Daughter got up around 7:30. I was in the middle of scrubbing the toilet at the time and she was doing the “potty dance”. The joys of living with one bathroom. At least she had a nice clean throne to sit upon. Such exciting adventures we have.
I got more coffee and went to get Horizontal. First I went outside to see if the sun had made an appearance. I wish I hadn’t
I read some news, read some email, played a game… just relaxed. Ben had a 9am Zoom session scheduled and he’d finally calmed down. He was finally able to sit still, which was promising for the scheduled Zoom.
At 9am Daughter was able to get Ben to the Zoom chair. He got up a few times, but I don’t blame him. The 9am session was Art. They glued leaves on a tree. Over Zoom. For twenty-five minutes. Oh, and talked about Autumn. Ben had two more Zooms on the schedule today…10am and 11am. I guess there IS a positive to having Dogzilla follow me all the time… I have to stay in my room to keep him out of the way during Zoom, so I don’t have to Zoom. Look hard enough, I can find a Silver Lining to just about anything.
Daughter decided to skip the other two Zooms. It was a mellow day, Ben was in a good mood, she had to go back to work tonight, and Zoom is NOT the “hill we’re willing to die on”. Especially after the struggles before, during, and after the 9am session to glue leaves on a tree. (Can you hear my eyes rolling?)
At 12:30 I was back on Couch Sittin Duty. Daughter’s laptop died, and she wanted to lay down for a while. She was also stressed and aggravated that the U.S. Mail hadn’t delivered her paycheck yet. Our mail generally comes in the morning. I told her again, as gently as I could, that she needs to call whoever and get her direct deposit sorted. Any errands I was going to run was dependent on her check. Since it hadn’t come, I hadn’t gone.
Ben was doing the Chalk Thang when I took over. After his 1pm half Adderall, he decided to take a break and do some tablet watching. We hung out on the couch together.
Daughter put a small load of laundry in the washer and hung them up around 2pm. I’m gonna have to make a trip to the laundromat but I only want to go once. It was planned as part of the errand running after Daughter’s check came. Since we got no mail this morning, the errands are put off. Maybe tomorrow, maybe Monday.
Ben was back to doing his Chalk Thang. We were all just hanging out, doing our own things. I turned the AC on at around 2pm, it was starting to get stuffy and a little warm. I checked the Guessers app… 89°F (32°C). Yeah, that’s a little warm.
At 2:30pm Daughter texted me that she was laying down, she felt nauseous and she’d set her alarm for 4:30. I texted back “okay, 4:30”. Ben took another break from Chalk to hang out on the couch with me. Such exciting adventures today. (I wonder if all the eye rolling is contributing to my headaches? I guess I could try being less sarcastic… nah, I might explode or something.)
Daughter actually got up at 4:30. I felt shocked. She said she dozed a little but didnt actually sleep. Not surprising, she slept at least eight hours last night. She’ll get be tired tomorrow morning after working a twelve hour shift. I am actually glad it’s the weekend and we dont have to worry about Zooming for two days. This is the first time in I don’t know how long that the weekend is a good thing, instead of “Boo! No school bus.” or just “Meh! Just another day.”
I guess we’re heading into the Pregame Show… that hour or so before dinner bath and Driving Miss Daisy. Younger is available to sit with Ben and I may have her come just to make things less stressful. I better decide pretty soon so I can give her a little notice.
Look at the cast of the video… recognize anyone?
Thank you for continuing to stop by every day. I really DO appreciate each and every one of you! A whole lot of nothing most of the day. Daughter’s check not coming in the mail today sorta threw the whole day off. I’m not complaining. My abdomen is still sore, more rest is a good thing. Hopefully it will come tomorrow. She’s stressed out about it, and when she’s stressed, she’s grumpy. I hope you’ll come back and hang out with us tomorrow. We’ll be waiting on the mail carrier, then who knows?! Big adventures or little adventures, we try to have fun and laugh as much as possible. ¡Hasta mañana!