If you missed the start of this series, you can find it here. A lot of things will be the same or very similar.
Sunset started mellow and then Mother Nature went TA DA! and brought the colors. I took over one hundred pictures again. I also took a short video
I tried to narrow down from about seventy-five, it’s difficult when it changes so much…
Ben put on his Ladybug costume while I was communing with Mother Nature. It’s a one piece unitard that covers hands and feet, so I had to unzip and pull down the top half so he could eat his pizza. When I told him it was gonna be time for his bath soon, he got upset. He wanted to keep the costume on.
I made the Executive Decision to skip the bath and let him sleep in the costume. It made him happy and I didn’t have to stress about getting him in the tub, and back out and dressed before Driving Miss Daisy. He ate three of the four pieces of the half pizza. And having the occasional intelligent moment, I made him use the baño before zipping him back into the costume.
We took Daughter to work, came home and The Boys were tucked in. Daughter was texted, and I started with the Things and Stuff. Ben must’ve still been tired, I didn’t hear any noise from his room after the “Goodnight.” Zeus didn’t even bark when there was a knock on the door.
I went to see who in the Hello Kitty was knocking on my door, figuring it was a neighbor from the front house. When I opened the door I saw a box had been delivered. I opened it and found the eight boxes of twelve count chalk. WOOT WOOT!
Daughter texted around 10pm that they’d opened eight more beds for COVID, and she had already done four admissions. She expected three or four more before her shift ended. She got the fifth while were texting and had to go. The post-holiday super-spike has hit San Diego County. The Emergency Department was so slammed, they had to transport people to different hospitals.
I finished the Things and Stuff, made and ate some food, took my meds and konked around midnight. I actually slept pretty well, surprisingly.
The 6am alarm I set but rarely need is what woke me this morning. Ben and Zeus were up by 6:10am. Ben had a Potty Emergency https://youtu.be/uxzFUpJd7_A (still having trouble linking text… glitchy WP!) and needed help unzipping his costume.
After his morning meds, I went to look at the sky. Wow! More amazing colors from Mother Nature.
Ben and I went to get Daughter. She was waiting for us, and I didn’t do the “rolling stop” cuz I knew she’d had a rough shift. See… I can be nice.
We came home and Dogzilla was SOOO happy to see us after the eternal absence of twenty or maybe even twenty-five minutes. He had a toy in his mouth, whining and wiggling so hard. His tail was knocking stuff over left and right, and he was blocking our way into the dang house. We all finally managed to fight our way past him, and eventually settled into our assigned places… Daughter in her room, The King and I *(shall we dance?) on the couch. Couch Sittin Duty recommenced.
Ben and I had a good morning and early afternoon. He brought out that phrase around 10am, but he said it like a dubious question, like even he didn’t think it was gonna happen. I asked him if he wanted chalk. He said “Yes” so I went and got a box, handed it to him, and said “Look at what came in the mail.” I even got a “Thank you, Gramma.”
Daughter got up and took over at 3:15pm. The Changing Of Couch Sitters Ceremony was completed, and I gave my report. There wasn’t much to report, the major event was Ben having a BM… YAY! POOP! I took a stroll around the back yard then got Horizontal.
Around 3:30pm Ben decided he needed to start busting on the wall again. He will leave it alone for months and then he gets fixated on it and we have a hard time making him stop. He uses toys, broom handles, rocks… taking the stuff away from him causes problems, more anger… Ugh! We got him to stop but I wish he’d STOP breaking things. Or if he has to break things, I wish he’d stick to the list of acceptable things.
It’s getting to be about that time. Pregame Show and all that. Sunset… a time of peace, and getting Ben ready to Drive Miss Daisy, a time of stress. Peace and Stress. Pretty much sums up life at Casa Cuckoo… and life in general.
*A favorite scene from a favorite movie. Keep Dancing!!
Finally, a mellow day! We all needed it and could use a few more just like it. A few hiccups, but perfect would scare me, TBH. More Driving Miss Daisy tomorrow morning and tomorrow night. More Couch Sittin Duty too. Who knows what else might happen? Hopefully a whole bunch of nothing. I guess I’ll know when I know. Come find out with me. ¡Hasta mañana!