Part 243 ~ 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 was editing pictures when it was time for Ben’s night meds. I whined to Daughter that I didn’t want to do Ben’s bath, so Daughter said she would do it. Of course Ben decided to be a stinker about bath time. He kept running away, and he didn’t want to take off the button down shirt, vest, tie and jacket. He kept saying “No bus today” and we kept telling him today was over, it was bath and bedtime. I’m pretty sure he was asking about school for Tuesday, but we answered him honestly. Technically. I think he fusses out of habit. He doesn’t fight getting on the bus, he doesn’t hate school. I remember when he did fight and it broke my heart.

Anyway, he finally had his bath, kissed me Goodnight and went to bed. I finally finished editing the pictures…

I did the Things and some stuff, and ate a Junior Bacon Cheeseburger and did NOT Food Coma… I was shocked too. I took my pill around 11:30pm and konked sometime after midnight.

Ben got in bed with me around 5:30am. The wiggle-jiggle, “cuddle” was his method of choice. I said “Good morning!” He said “No bus today.” He said it approximately fifty times over the next hour. Okay, maybe I’m exaggerating, but only a little bit. I guess he thought if he said it enough, it would be true.

I left him laying in my bed, went to get coffee going and make my pit stop. Then I checked out the sky and said hello to all my avian friends. The sky was beautiful this morning… east, west, south and north. My gull (NAMES, FOLKS… THEY NEED NAMES) came and went… both gulls were flying around at one point, but not close enough to get a picture of them together. Even the crows were active, flying into a couple pictures. Oh, and the Sun came up too…

By the time I’d taken, then edited all the pictures, Daughter had gotten Ben dressed, in my bed, and taken him out to wait for the bus. I didn’t even Happy Dance this morning… well I DID, but it was while I was taking pictures and talking to the birds.

Then it was time for me to get ready to go to my pump fill appointment. It was a beautiful morning and I was blasting the radio on the way… no traffic! I saw a Red Tailed Hawk sitting on a pole and was very tempted to pull over and take a picture, but I restrained myself… you’re welcome.

They were running behind, as always. When they called me back I went straight to the scale… 170.8 pounds. I haven’t gained any weight, but I haven’t lost anymore either. Then they took my blood pressure. My blood pressure usually runs high. 157/93 is “normal” for me. Today it was 123/78… cue Keanu. The nurse filled my pump, then we waited for the doctor to come sign my prescriptions. The entire procedure, from calling me back til I was leaving, took twenty minutes. I sat in the waiting room longer. And it was weird too… every other patient this morning was male. I was the only female patient the entire hour or ninety minutes I was there. Interesting.

I got home and saw Sven hadn’t been fed. I uncovered him before I left and told Daughter. She said she’d check on him while I was gone. Uh-huh… I didn’t say anything to her, I just got him fresh greens and berries and dumped the three worms on top… again.

He Glared, I left and got coffee, said hello to Daughter then got Horizontal. I had a bunch of reading to do, email and WP… I was behind, and my GLYSB time was flying by.

Ben was scanned onto the GLYSB at 1:32pm. Daughter called me immediately after, asking me to get Ben off the bus… she wanted to sleep for another half hour. I told her sure, no problem. So I put on my mask and waited for the bus. Ben arrived home at 1:53pm and looked excited to see me. I told him that Mom was sleeping and asked if he had a good day. He said “No bus today” Jiminey Cricket On A Motorscooter! He seemed stuck… not gonna lie, I thought about giving him a nudge to unstick him. Instead, I told him the bus was all done. Tomorrow he’ll probably want the dang bus. Anyway, we went inside, stripped off his jacket, tie and shoes and socks. He wanted “long pants stay on”, and I didn’t care, so we left them on.

We hung out on the couch together, him with his tablet and some Blue Ramen, and me with my phone, trying to catch up on my WP Reader. I had a little chuckle at 2:30pm when the med alarm went off. Daughter’s “half hour” must be from a different way of keeping time than Earth Time.

Daughter got up at 3pm and stumbled down the hall, saying “Sorry! Sorry! Sorry!” I told her it was NBD and we were fine. She took over Couch Sittin Duty and I got Horizontal again, waiting for 3:30pm to take my pictures of the Sun over the apartment building. Ben decided the change in Sitters required a “Crack Out”. He started running up and down the hall, banging into stuff and making noises… all while having the hiccups. Ever since I was eight months pregnant with Younger and she got hiccups, inside me, every night when I was trying to sleep, hiccups drive me bonkers! I can’t be around someone who has them. I just want to shake them and scream STOP!

He got it out of his system or the meds kicked in, either way he calmed down. He grabbed his tablet and plopped down on the bed next to me. He got up to get his Pink Cookies, but that must’ve used the last of his strength, cuz he sent me to get him a soda.

It’s true sundown now. Time for me to commune with the sky, and probably take too many pictures. Daughter is making “white chicken” for Ben’s dinner, and she planned on making soup for us. We’ll see about the soup… Then it will be meds, bath and bedtime. Rinse, repeat.

Great music and fun Steampunk costumes!

Overdrive – Steam Powered Giraffe

Thanks for braving the pump fill appointment with me, and the madness before the appointment. It was a good day. Another good day. I’m loving it. Daughter is off until Friday night, and Ben is done with school for the week. We should have more chill days ahead. It doesn’t mean we won’t have Adventures. This IS Casa Cuckoo and we never know what’s gonna happen next. I hope you’ll join us! And don’t forget to let me know your ideas for names for my seagull and its friend/mate! ¡Hasta mañana!






15 thoughts on “Part 243 ~ The Adventures of King Ben & Zeus the Big Dumb Dog

  1. Yey! Good days are always welcome. The photos are so beautiful. I’m glad the appointment went well, and you’re done for another month. Love and hugs and best wishes for another lovely day.

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  2. Look at me, all on schedule again 🙂 So glad you had a great day! Sounds like a good med fill appointment, good moods, good times – awesome! I am not so good at names. Maybe Gil and Gladys? Louie and Ruby? If the birds are around that much, I agree, they need names! I can’t wait to see what others come up with too. Well, I hope you all have a great night and a great day ahead!

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    1. Daughter keeps saying “Scuttle” from Little Mermaid. I just keep thinking “Mine. Mine. Mine.” from Finding Nemo😂
      I wish I knew if the one I see is male or female… since I read that that Mamas are so protective, I’m going to assume the one is male, and the other is his mate. They are monogamous, so they’re assumptions, but based on Science🤓👩🏼‍🔬😂 I’ll add your names to the list.💕

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    1. I’ll be VERY happy not to hear that phrase repeated endlessly. “No bus today” 🙉🤪🤯 Hopefully he’ll sleep a little later too. I like sunrise, but I really dont mind missing it😉 Really!😂 Knowing Ben, I’ll probably get “cuddles” at 3am🙄🤦🏼‍♀️
      I hope you have/had peaceful sleep and chocolatey sweet dreams!🤞💕🍫🍪🌙🌠✨💃🏼🦋

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  3. It IS a bit odd that all of the other patients were male. Is there some sort of conspiracy that we might need to research? Of course, that requires us to pay attention to details, and I’m not known for my focus skills…

    Now, back to the bird names. Gracie Gull? (To go with Georgie Gull, a la George Burns and his wife, Gracie.) Bea Gull? (Doggie reference, though I’m not sure why that’s relevant.) Ben Gull? (A tribute to HRH and a reference to a country that no longer exists.) Dang. I am failing miserably. Perhaps I need a good night’s sleep. As if that’s going to happen. But one must hope… 😉

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