If you missed the start of this series, you can find it here. A lot of things will be the same or very similar.
LOOK AT THAT… 275 CONSECUTIVE DAYS OF CASA CUCKOO MADNESS… Thank you for joining our mad, bad, lazy and crazy Adventures! The Adventures continue…
Last night I did as I wrote and opened the side door so I could observe the darkening of the sky as the Sun set, from the comfort of my bed. I went out and took a few pictures while Ben played with his chalk and Daughter watched her laptop and cooked a half pizza for Ben’s dinner.
In the last picture you can see the Moon in the upper left, and Jupiter with Saturn in the lower right. Only a few more days until they appear to be joined.
The rest of the night continued to be mellow. Ben ate, bathed and went to bed. Daughter went to her room. I did the Things and Stuff, nuked some food, ate the food, took drugs and actually READ an entire chapter and part of a second in Paula’s book “Ghosted” before the meds and Food Coma knocked me out… around 11:15pm.
I woke up a few times but went right back to sleep… until around 4:45am when I woke for good. Nature was calling and there was no denying or ignoring that call. And since I was awake, I took some pictures. Sunrise was just as Meh as sunset had been last night. Venus was pretty. I played around with the “Pro” setting vs the “Photo” setting, took some pictures through the screen in the bathroom window, through the kitchen window, and braved the 38°F (3°C) outside.
Ben didn’t wake up until 8am. He goofed in his room then made a run for the baño. He was Mr SpamaTaz until his meds kicked in. Daughter came and got him and took him to the living room at 8:30am. I stayed snuggled in my bed for a while, dozing and relaxing.
Ben came and Bounced me again at 10:45am to tell me he needed new chalk. He said it in that tone that always causes me to feel anxious. Like it’s an emergency. I don’t know how he does that, achieves that perfect tone that makes my nerves hum like a tuning fork, but DANG! I don’t like it. I got the last box of chalk for him. Then I had to clean up all the old chalk he’d dumped everywhere. Ugh!
Daughter ordered food from KFC and I gave it a pass. Wasn’t feeling the fried chicken vibe. Younger texted me about her dog. Apparently Partner made some kind of non-refundable plans for Younger’s birthday, which was the 18th. Neither of them are having symptoms, so even though they haven’t gotten their test results, Younger wants to go ahead and do whatever. I guess Partner didn’t make plans for their dog though. (headache inducing eye-roll)
The tentative plan is for them to drop the dog off at my house after Ben and Zeus are in bed. Their dog, Gigi, can stay in Older Daughter’s room (she’ll be working ) so Sophie Cat can come inside for the night. I’d have to take GiGi with me and Ben to pick Older up from work in the morning and it will probably be insanity with both dogs here, but I love both of my daughters and I do things to try to make them happy.
Younger texted me back when I was taking the Sciencey pictures… only three more days til Solstice… and said she would come around 6pm, wait in the car til we left, then bring Gigi in and introduce her to Zeus, then put her in Older’s room and hopefully getting Zeus to go to bedtime with Ben after we get home won’t be a problem. We’ll see.
It’s getting close to sunset time. Then it will be time to get Ben ready to Drive Miss Daisy. He’s been in a fairly good mood today so I don’t anticipate any problems. Daughter ordered him some popcorn chicken and fries from KFC so that’s what he’s eating. Easy peasy!
I’ve been hearing this on the radio and really liked it. I finally remembered to Goigle it and now I can share it. Hope you like it too.
Thank you for sharing our Two hundred seventy-fifth Adventure! You all deserve awards or medals or something. I gotta be here, I live at Casa Cuckoo, but you all choose to come by, and I totally appreciate it! I’ll let you know how it goes with the granddog, Gigi tomorrow. It will be fine or it will be madness… but how is that different from any other day here? ¡Hasta mañana!