If you missed the start of this series, you can find it here. A lot of things will be the same or very similar.
The rain storm took a bit of a break around sunset, but it was still mostly cloudy and dark in the west. The east was a little clearer and the nearly full Moon (Full tonight – Tuesday) was up and beautiful, so I took pictures of the Moon!
Ben ate his “orange chicken”, watched his tablet and bickered with Daughter. He went to bed around 6:45pm. Daughter went to her room and I did all the usual. Mostly I worked through all the negative energy I had soaked up during the long, grouchy day. I was almost in tears at one point. Not because I was necessarily sad, but because I was FULL.
Being an Empath is like being a sponge. I soak up all the emotions of those around me, and like a sponge, when I’m soaked through, it spills out. I didn’t cry. Sometimes it helps, mostly it gives me a stuffy nose and a headache.
Anyway, I konked out at some point after 10pm, woke around midnight and took my meds, then konked again.
The med alarm woke me again. Same routine… The Boys met me in the living room, yadda yadda yadda.
When opened the side door for Zeus I saw blue sky so I went around to the back gate to check out sunrise.
No visit from the G’s today, but a couple of crows stood in for them on the market roof. I did see one gull flying in from the west as I went back inside.
Regular morning routine with me and Ben and dog named Zeus*… sorry, I’m my own little Musical, breaking into paraphrased song at random moments. Ben watched his tablet, Ben did the chalk thang while loudly making Happy Noises, Ben told me to get dressed and go to the store, Ben played near the Mud Hole and had to be cleaned up… a regular Casa Cuckoo morning.
I ordered a grocery delivery last night cuz they offered me free delivery. The delivery came at 9:45am. I gotta say, this is the second time I’ve used InstaCart and both times were great. I like that you can choose replacement options and leave notes for the “shopper”. I got text updates and when they didn’t have my first or second choice for butter, I got to approve the choice the “shopper” made. The website was a little slow, but that might’ve been on my end with Daughter and Ben both online too. Okay, I’m not trying to be a commercial here, just passing along my experience to my Blogging Buddies.
Daughter rolled out at 10:45am. Thankfully she didn’t start with apologies and excuses. We said Good Morning and she took over Couch Sittin Duty… after the Ceremony, obviously. I visited my buddy, the Coffee Dragon on the way to my room and Horizontal Time.
An update for Fans of Sven The Grumpy Dragon… he is still in brumation mode, in his house. He cracks an eye and gives me a glare once in a while, but that’s it. The weather Guessers predict temperatures in the low 60s F (16-18C) during the day and low-mid 30s F (0-2C) overnight for the next week or so, so I’m gonna leave him be. Hopefully we’ll all warm up more soon.
The med alarms marked the time and the morning became the afternoon. It was a much more mellow, much nicer day! Ben played in or around the Mud Hole again and needed to have his clothes changed, again. He managed to get his slippers mud-caked too. I have tons of laundry to do. Sigh!
It’s almost time to open the side door and see what the sky is doing. It’s been changing all day. Dinner, meds, bath and bed for Ben and hopefully the same for me. Early would be nice.
* The song I paraphrased earlier got stuck in my head. No car radio today and the DJ in my head got stuck on The Carpenters yesterday, and continued playing their songs until Lobo knocked them out and took over the Earworm Spot.
Thanks for daring to come back after all the glaring and grouchiness of yesterday. Except for a few scattered “showers”, both storms, the rain and the grouch, seem to have passed. Good News! Which Ben has been singing for days now… a second song is in order
Laundry tomorrow, and Daughter goes back to work tomorrow night, we’ll have some fun before then… ¡Hasta mañana!