Part 216 ~ The Adventures of King Ben & Zeus the Big Dumb Dog

If you missed the start of this series, you can find it here. A lot of things will be the same or very similar.

I can’t believe I spaced on last night’s post… I’m glad I remembered before too much time had passed. All this random sleeping might be what my body wants or needs, but my conscious mind is suffering from the overuse of that OFF switch!

I did remember to do my Data Gathering for my Science. I am learning so much with my little project, plus the pretty sunsets are good for my mental health. Good for my brain and good for my spirit, a double win.

And, yes… those are the Parrots in the pictures. They did a flyover while Younger Daughter was here, but I didn’t get my phone camera ready fast enough when they were close. I’m glad I got any pictures of them at all, it’s difficult to see if they’re in frame when they’re flying into the sunset and so dang fast!

Things, Stuff, WP Reader and comments, email, more WP, food and more WP. Then finally, at 1:15am I took my pill, having finally caught up. I was awake for a little while later, but not too long.

My wakeup was the old Bounce, ear sniff, and cuddle under the blankets. He was stealing my body heat, but I can tell myself he was cuddling if I want to. It didn’t last long, whatever it was, he wanted “Gramma come living room.” Didn’t even get a “please”… oh well. I grabbed my stuff and headed to the couch. Another day begun at Casa Cuckoo.

The med alarm went off as I was getting coffee. I was moving in slo mo tho, so I lagged getting his meds to him. Fifteen whole minutes late. Maybe even sixteen or seventeen… I know, I know… I’m a horrible carer and should hang my head in shame.

I was late doing all the Sven stuff too. Sven was moving kinda slow himself this morning. He didn’t attack his food OR his reflection today. For a long time, he just glared at me. He did finally eat a little, but I think the surviving worm from yesterday and the two new ones had burrowed under the greens.

Daughter got up around 8am and we did the Secret Shrouded Ceremony of the Changing of the Couch Sitters and I went back to my room… after checking the eastern sky again… still completely overcast. I got Horizontal and started on my WP Stuff and started to drift in that lovely, soft pre-doze… then Ben was bedquaking me. He was just joining me, but he can’t seem to do anything gently. He didn’t stay long, just long enough to make sure I was awake, Bless his little heart!

Around 9am I went to see if the Sun was making an appearance yet. No Sun, but as I was walking toward the gate I saw my seagull. I took a picture really fast and hoped that I’d gotten it. A white bird flying against a white sky, from a distance… I got a picture, but if you didn’t know what it was, you wouldn’t know what it was. It was good enough for me though. I was happy to have seen it. A single seagull, near my home is special to me. Many years ago when I spent months bedridden, a single seagull on top of a power pole, was one of the few anchors I had. Anyway, seagull-yes… Sun-No.

At 10am the Sun was finally burning off the clouds, I took a couple pictures and went to get Horizontal and try again with the WP stuff.

I spent the next few hours just hanging out. The weather was nice so the house was open. Ben came to hang out with me occasionally, then went back to the living room. Around 12:30 Daughter asked me to go get Crazy Bread for Ben and Cheesy Bread for her from Little Caesar’s. It’s in the same little strip building with the market and a taco shop. (too bad it’s a sucky “taco-berto”… there used to be an awesome taco-berto there) So, I walked over and got the breads for the kids. Daughter may be thirty one years old, but she’s still my kid, and she’s sick so she needs her “Mommy” to do things for her.

I worked my way through my reader and I think I was actually all caught up for a couple minutes. To celebrate, I went outside and picked a pocketful of pecans. I have a gallon ziplock bag, stuffed full. And there are still SOOO many on the tree. What am I gonna do with all these pecans? Not pie, unless I make mini ones… too sweet! Does anyone know any “tricks” or easy way to get them out of the shells? I’ll be Gathering Data for Science pretty soon, so I’ll leave you for now… before I forget again.

A random song that popped into my head. It wants to be heard…

Ballroom Blitz – Sweet

Thanks for hanging out for another hum-drum, blissfully dull, do nothing day. I am diggin the complete lack of drama! Older Daughter is still not feeling great, but I think she’s doing a little better. Just as an observer, she seems to be coughing less, she doesn’t sound as nasally and she’s not bursting into tears every three seconds. Viruses take a while for our bodies to fight off. Rest is the best we can do. Rest and good nutrition. We don’t have anything planned for tomorrow either. It should be another relaxed day. But just cuz it should be, doesn’t mean it will be. This is still Casa Cuckoo and absolutely anything could happen… and frequently does. ¡Hasta mañana!






28 thoughts on “Part 216 ~ The Adventures of King Ben & Zeus the Big Dumb Dog

    1. Everyone who has been reading a while knows what it means. 😂 If I wanted to write the same thing I could just copy a post and change a few things everyday… what a yawn fest that would be.

      I totally talk like that too. At the Casa we do a lot of movie quotes, bullet points and gestures ALL spiced with heavy sarcasm!😉🤣🤣🤣🤣🤗🥰💕💖💕🌊🦄

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  1. Fun song! I’m glad your daughter is feeling a little better. Rest really does help and it’s about all you can do. Happy there’s no dramas…just chill llamas. 🤗🦙💝💫🐾🎶💃

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  2. I agree with Laina – how you write things always cracks me up 🙂 I feel like we are in a conversation and you write just like you would be telling me first hand. So funny! Sven looks happy and I am glad daughter sounds like she is feeling a bit better. Here is hoping for a smooth night and day ahead!

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    1. I do write exactly the way I talk. I’m glad it comes through. SOOO many times I want to put an emoji in, but I made a rule for myself to only use words. Like a real Writerly Person 😉😂 I’m like a Scientist and a Photographer/Paparazzi and a Writer too… oh yeah, and a Tape Master🙇🏼‍♀️🤣🤣🤣
      And extremely silly! Can’t forget that part.

      Ohmigosh Robyn… it’s SO close now! Only 4 more days!!! Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday… did you guys go into lockdown on 3/13 too? Can you believe we made it through all those months?? We are AWESOME!!💫💃🏼✨🌠💕

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    1. Sven earns his blueberries and worms by making me laugh every day. He’s not super cuddly, but he doesn’t knock stuff over or get in my way all the time either.

      I couldn’t decide whether to play Ballroom Blitz or Fox On The Run… weird how random songs just pop into my head. 🤷🏼‍♀️🎶💃🏼💕

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    1. Thank you for the Hugs (returned double) and the awesome compliment!🤗🥰 I like to have fun so I drag out my inner Mary Poppins out and make everything a game🤷🏼‍♀️ You’re not too bad at it yourself. 😉💌💌💌

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  3. Sounds like a mellow day. 🙂 Glad you were visited by a seagull. I told him you needed company. I was worried he’d have trouble finding you but I guess there’s only one casa cuckoo.


    1. I seem to be drawn to songs from the 70s lately… wonder why… hmmm…??😂😂😂
      Sven is very photogenic and as soon as I get a real camera instead of the one in my phone, I suspect there will be even better shots of Mr Grumpy Beard the Mighty Hunter😂

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  4. Lucky you with all those pecan nuts. I love them but they are very expensive to buy here so I seldom have them. As a vegan, I use nuts a lot in my cooking. I don’t know if you have ‘sell from the gate’ where you live? Here we are allowed to sell any excess produce, like eggs or vegetable, from our gates. You could bag some up and sell them if you have too many to use – either to make yourselves a bit of extra income or for charity. It may not be considered acceptable for you – I’m in the countryside!

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    1. It wouldn’t be a problem to sell them, I could probably even consign them at the little market…and I might do that. If postage wasn’t so expensive, I’d send you some. They are 100% natural. I haven’t ever done anything to the tree except trim some branches.💕

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  5. I have never grown nuts. Always wanted an almond tree, but you have to do special stuff to them before they are edible.
    I would roast them w herbs, salt, maple syrup, tiny oil, maybe tiny bit of cayenne.
    Did this many years ago and gave to my kids teachers. Sooo goood.


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    1. I have no idea where this tree came from. The birds, I guess… it wasnt here when we moved in, and we thought it was a bougainvillea coming back when it first started growing. I only discovered it’s a pecan tree last year. It’s completely wild, I’ve never done anything except trim a few branches.💕

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