If you missed the start of this series, you can find it here. A lot of things will be the same or very similar.
Ben ate his steak and I cleaned up the chalk mess. That was after taking pictures of the pretties.
Ben had meds at 5:50pm then I went to the grocery store. Daughter did his bath and put him to bed. By the time I got home, I wasn’t feeling well. Eating part of my Rice and Beans, plus a couple bites of cheese enchiladas before rushing off to the store, where I was hot, then cold, then warm again… I just felt yucky in my tummy. I laid down, and started to doze after a few minutes. Nawp! None of that. I had Things, and Stuff to do. I got myself upright, feeling a little better. Then did Stuff, and ate. Things could wait. Around 10:15pm I was eating a Kit Kat and konked… pill-less. I took the pill when I woke up for a while at 2am.
The the Bounce and wiggling theft of my body heat occurred at the ridiculous time of 4:15am! UGH!! I would’ve sent him to Daughter, but she was awake still at 2am when I woke up, and she has work tonight.
We stayed in my bed and when I dozed, he snatched my phone. I heard the sound of my game and at first it was okay, but he started using all my potions and doing stuff I didn’t want him to do. I told him to stop. He said “It’s fine.” I told him it wasn’t fine, knock it off. I put my tablet within reach, and offered to download the game on his tablet. Again with the “It’s fine.” I told him if he didn’t stop I was gonna take the phone back. He said “Don’t do that!” He always says that when I threaten to leave to room, take something away, or stop doing something he wants me to do… “Don’t do that!” means he’s at least paying attention to what I’m saying. Anyway, he closed out of the game, and gave me the phone.
Then it was time to move to the living room… at 5:15am. Cold and ridiculous! Coffee Dragon is the first place I stopped. Then I went to see Venus, and take her picture. I watched the sunrise, took a few pictures, but the best part was seeing my seagull fly over, and circle around when I called out Good Morning. After it circled it continued on its way south. It came back about forty-five minutes later, bringing its friend/mate. I heard the calling of a gull voice and went to the kitchen window. I said Good Morning again, acknowledging the friend/mate and thanking them for visiting.
I uncovered Sven and turned his lights on around 7:30am. He closed his eyes so I let him be. I put three worms in the dish, figuring they’d burrow under the greens and make them move, entice Sven to eat. About a half hour later, I noticed he was standing by the dish. When I got up to talk to him, I saw he had a front foot IN the dish again… no sign of the worms, and no visible berries either. I got a few more berries to try to get him to eat some greens. (He usually gets the greens by mistake, aiming for a berry, but he GETS greens) I took a few pictures, but he gave me The Glare pretty quickly.
Ben was in a good mood, but pretty hyper. Even after his 6:30am meds, he was loud and bouncing. Zeus was just ad bad. I kept telling them to chill out, and shushing Ben. Zeus got jealous when I was talking to the pair of gulls, the Big Dummy! He kept trying to get in my lap, or get in my face. No way! I’d seen him outside, hunting for “snacks”… dogs are SOOO gross! I certainly didn’t want him in my face with his nasty breath. Both Boys finally settled down around 9am. Ben did the Chalk Thang, and Zeus laid on the end of the chaise, under my legs.
The mellow vibe held for the rest of the morning. Ben mostly did his thing with the chalk, in three different areas. I swept up chalk dust, and moved loose chalk into piles when he switched areas. While he did chalk, I did WP. I actually got caught up. A minor miracle there. Around 11:15am I put Sven in the shower. He blissed out, and I left him to it. I started getting dozey just before noon and went to get Sven out of the shower. I took him outside for some sunshine, and he kindly posed for pictures.
He darkens himself to absorb more sunlight. It doesn’t mean he’s upset. And when he opens his mouth like that, it’s to regulate his temperature, even though it looks like a smile. A smile with a bit of greens stuck in his “teeth”. Poor Sven…
Daughter got up to take over around 12:15pm. I said “Hello there”. She said “I didn’t fall asleep until 4am.” I told her to relax, I knew she was still awake at 2am, when I woke at 2am I saw her. I told her it was no biggie. I also told her she must’ve konked out right before Ben got up, that he’d been in bed with me at 4:15am. Anyway, she took over Couch Sittin Duty and I got Horizontal.
The afternoon continued as the morning had… mellow! Ben was back and forth between the living room and my room, sometimes outside in the dirt hole. He played, Daughter watched something on her laptop and complained about not wanting to work, and I did stuff on my phone, harvested some pecans and looked for feathers.
At 3:30pm I started the Sciencey part of my picture taking. Like today’s top pictures, one standing on the chair, one standing by the back gate. It’s the back gate one that will really show the movement over the next month. I may drop the chair one. We’ll see…
And now we’re counting down to Driving Miss Daisy time. Younger Daughter is off work and available to come sit with Ben if he gets too tired. He’s out in the dirt hole now. He can come in and eat “orange chicken” when it gets dark. I’ll be watching the sky as the Sun sinks behind the western hills, and eventually, into the Pacific. Then the regular Work Night routine.
Feeling a little nostalgic today… great singer and a great song to fit the mood.
Today started WAY too early, and was WAY too loud and busy before 9am. There was some pretty cool stuff too. Thanks for stopping by and hanging out with us. Tomorrow’s agenda includes picking Daughter up from work in the morning and taking her to work in the evening… and laughter, always laughter. Hopefully the rest of the day will be like today. We’ll find out together… ¡Hasta mañana!