If you missed the start of this series, you can find it here. A lot of things will be the same or very similar.
Everything stayed relaxed last night. Ben ate his pizza, had his bath and went to bed with no problems. I did the usual Things and Stuff, ate some food and forgot to take my pill before the Food Coma hit.
I woke around 2:30am… it seems like the new regular time. I had the debate about taking my pill then or not, and decided not to. I dozed a little but I never really went back to sleep.
Around 5:30am Zeus was making noise. I didn’t want him to wake Ben up, so I let him out of the room, then made him go right outside. If he’s going to whine, yip, and scratch at the door, he’s going outside to go potty. It was cold and it was still wet, but I made him go anyway. I went out to see the Moon and look for Venus. Both were bright.
I didn’t start going crazy with the pictures until closer to 6am. There was no sunset last night, it was raining, so I was feeling a little “Beautiful Sky” deprived… I may have an addiction to sunset and sunrise. Is there a Twelve Step for that? Oh, nevermind… the Addiction Specialist doctor I was sent to during the whole Work Comp thing said I didn’t have an addictive personality. I was dependent on opiates, but not addicted. Tangent over, back to sunrise… my seagull made an appearance and had a friend/mate along…. two seagulls now.
When one seagull was on top of the building alone, and I was looking out the kitchen window, I was talking to it. I said Good Morning and thanked it for hanging out, told it I thought it was beautiful and I was happy to see it. It seemed like it heard me and was posing for me. It batted its wings a little, took a few steps, looked at me (or in my direction anyway) then puffed up its feathers and batted its wings again, took a few more steps and a hop, turned in my direction and stood there. I was talking to it the entire time. Daughter was telling Ben that “Gramma lost her mind.” Ben, as he often does, took the last word and said “Mind? What mind?” It was pretty funny!
Daughter had to wake him up, and he didn’t go to the living room until 6:45am. She gave him his meds and they hung out while I was back and forth taking pictures. Daughter got herself ready for the work thingy too.
A little after 7:20am they went down to the end of the driveway to wait for the GLYSB. I stood in the doorway with Zeus whining at my side… SO annoying! The seagulls and the crows were flying from the market roof to the neighbors roof and over our house. I watched the birds and talked to them while waiting.
At 7:40am when the GLYSB hadn’t arrived, Daughter called Transportation. Apparently our beloved driver forgot she was supposed to get Ben this morning. WHOOPS! She would come get him ASAP. Daughter was actually happy about the mixup, she’d been complaining about not wanting to go to the work thingy for days, and approximately every five minutes this morning.
Ben was scanned onto the GLYSB at 7:58… almost a half hour late. Plus, no alone in my house today since Daughter didn’t go to the thingy. Like I always say (write) “Things at Casa Cuckoo are always changing.”
I got Horizontal and went through email, edited the pictures, and looked at some news articles. Ben had uncovered Sven and turned his lights on before going to wait for the GLYSB. Sven still hadn’t moved anything except his eyes. I don’t blame him. I wish I could just randomly sleep for a few days when I didn’t like the weather.
Even though the Universe didn’t play fair, and I didn’t get my alone in my house time, I kept my solemn promise and didn’t do anything productive during the GLYSB time. I did walk over to Little Caesar’s and the market at 1:15pm but I would’ve had to pick Daughter up at noon if she’d gone, so I don’t think it counts. Besides, getting wine and cheesy bread for Daughter and crazy bread for Ben is hardly productive.
Ben was scanned onto the bus at 1:25pm. I guess the driver decided to be early to pick him up from school. I say “No fair!” School isn’t supposed to end until 1:30pm. What about all those valuable instruction hours? Hmmm? He was late arriving and he leaves early? It’s just not right. (I’m totally joking, but kinda serious too…) He was scanned off the bus at home at 1:48pm.
He came in and did something with Daughter’s laptop, which she left laying out and open. I was listening from my room, staying distant. I was concerned there might be a problem. Ben is really bad about touching and/or taking things that don’t belong to him. We are constantly telling him to ask first. And Daughter knows that Ben will grab electronics left out, yet she leaves her phone and her laptop out, open and inviting. They both should know better. I guess Ben must’ve had an okay day cuz he didn’t push back at Daughter, and though she talked to him about asking in a sarcastic tone, didn’t take the laptop away or immediately turn off the movie he started. Good deal! I relaxed.
Everything was quiet and calm… I hollered out the 2:30pm med alarm and Daughter gave him the meds. He brought his tablet into my room and laid on the bed with me for a bit.
Ben stayed with me for almost an hour, watching his tablet and eating Blue Ramen. He asked me very politely to get him a soda, so I did. Just before 3:30pm he finished the ramen and went back to the living room. Zeus was kind enough to get all the Ramen that Ben dropped or spilled. Another good use of a K9 companion… vacuum cleaner.
The isn’t hiding behind a wall of clouds today. Time for some Sciencey Data Gathering! Then the usual Ben stuff… etc.
Just a random song I like…
Thanks for hanging out. A nice boring day. Well, maybe not boring, I wasn’t bored and I hope you weren’t, but nothing dramatic happened. That’s a good thing. No work for Daughter tonight, and another GLYSB Day for Ben tomorrow. I’ll have to do some errands tomorrow… groceries, post office, maybe laundry. I won’t know for sure until tomorrow. The Sun is supposed to be bright and warmer, the coffee will be hot and fresh, the Sweet Tea cold and refreshing. I’ll even let you have a soda if you’d prefer. Whatever we do, we’ll have some laughs and some fun. ¡Hasta mañana!