If you missed the start of this series, you can find it here. A lot of things will be the same or very similar.
Daughter made the pizza for Ben but I had to help get him started on eating. At 5:30pm she gave him his meds, and at 5:45pm I ran his bath. I was Gathering Scientific Data while Ben was eating and while the bathtub was filling. Ben was still eating when the tub was ready, so I told him to keep eating, but hurry a little bit, and went back to my Science.
I heard Daughter telling him if he was done to get in the tub, so I came back inside and found him by the dominoes. I stood him up and stripped his shirt off, Daughter got his pants off, and nudged him into the bathroom, and into the tub. After helping him get cleaned up, I left him to play and went back to Gathering Data.
The Sun was no longer visible, it was “intermission” and Ben was getting out of the tub. I helped with his bathrobe, sat him on the couch and covered Sven. Ben didn’t want to eat anymore so I got him into his Jack Skellington onesie pajamas, socks and shoes. A few minutes later Daughter said we should just go, Ben looked tired… it was 6:20pm.
We dropped her off at work, came back home and I got The Boys tucked in. I texted Daughter to let her know we were home and everything was settled. I took a couple more pictures, but it got dark fast. The clouds were coming in quickly.
I did the Stuff and the Things, then relaxed… Horizontally. I ate around 11:15pm, took my pill just before midnight and went to sleep sometime after that.
I woke twice between the konk out and the alarm at 6:00am. I dragged myself up and checked out the sky to see if there would be sunrise to see or not. The moon was directly overhead and very interesting in the clouds
I took a couple pictures of Venus and the light just beginning to show at the horizon, then went to uncover Sven and put a scoop of kibble down for Dogzilla. I let him out of Ben’s room, waiting to see if I was gonna have to wake Ben up.
Sven was still sleeping but he woke up fast when I opened the terrarium to grab his dish. I got him fresh greens and one worm, which burrowed down before he could get it. Sven wasn’t all the way awake or wasn’t hungry. No action shots, but I paparazzi’d him anyway… in between going to the back gate to take pictures of sunrise.
Ben wasn’t awake by 6:30am when the med alarm went off, so in between pictures I was talking to him and rubbing his arm, trying to wake him up. At 6:45 I told him “I want Ben come living room, please.” I didn’t Bounce him, but I thought about it. The next time I came in from taking pictures, he was on the couch. I gave him his meds and refilled his water bottle. I quit taking pictures around 7:00am. The Sun was up, though I never saw it. A changing, weird sunrise today. You can see Venus in the first picture.
Daughter was going to get her Flu shot after her relief took over. She was gonna let me know when to come pick her up. We usually leave around 7:15am. She called at 7:18 to say the Flu Shot Clinic wasn’t open, so I told her we’d head out, Ben and I were ready.
We picked her up and came home and a wave of sleepiness hit me. It felt like I’d just taken my sleeping pill. Thank goodness we were home. I was almost nauseous with sleepiness. I parked my butt on the couch, Daughter went to her room and Ben sat down and started doing the chalk thang. I tried to stay awake but my eyes kept crossing and closing. I dozed in and out for about an hour. Around 9:30am I got up and went outside. I noticed more pecans ready to be harvested so I made a pouch with the front of my sleep shirt and filled it with pecans. I picked a pocketful last night and I added today’s haul to last night’s. All was taken from one small area of the tree. There’s still a lot left.
I was awake after harvesting pecans, plus it was nice to be outside for a little while. Ben was back and forth between chalk and the couch. I gave him his meds at 10:30am and got myself some fresh coffee, then I put Sven in the shower, then took him outside for a few minutes. I put him back in his terrarium and finally started reading my email and WP.
Ben and I just hung out. We played back and forth scripting games, I fetched things for him like a good peasant should, I gave him his meds when my phone told me to… we chilled. Daughter came to take over Couch Sittin Duty at 2:45pm. I gave my report and went to stretch out… Horizontally.
Time to start getting ready to get ready. All the stuff to do before we take Daughter to work, aka Drive Miss Daisy. I gotta wrassle the octopus tonight… washing Ben’s hair is always exhausting. I’d still rather get it done on SaturnDay night than worry about it on Sunday.
Gotta love a great guitar riff!
I’m so glad you stopped by today. We didn’t do much and I’m sorry if I snored and/or drooled when I konked out on the couch. I’ve never been an attractive sleeper. Mellow days are becoming the new norm (knock on wood) and I’m loving it! This is Casa Cuckoo so even mellow will be a little chaotic or weird. Come by tomorrow, help me harvest some more pecans, or watch Ben doing his chalk thang, or see how many tries it takes Sven to get the worm. Let’s have some giggles… and Adventures! ¡Hasta mañana!