If you missed the start of this series, you can find it here. A lot of things will be the same or very similar.
Another amazing sunset! I made a video of a bunch of the pictures, but it won’t let me upload it to YouTube. I also made another video of the sunset in progress.
So we’ll skip the usual sunset photos, in the usual manner. I took WAAAAAY too many pictures, as usual.
We had a difficult time prying Ben away from the chalk when his steak was ready. After he had his meds, and ate his food, it was bath time. It was also hair washing time. He complained as he always does, but he really didn’t fight. It wasn’t the Wrassling The Octopus it usually is. I had to wash it twice! Yes, yes… rinse, repeat. All the chalk dust, and dirt from sweeping, mixed with normal sweat and oil, mixed with unrinsed conditioner… he was probably happy to have a clean head.
Then I had to scrub him with soap to get the chalk dust off. Generally playing in a bubble bath is good enough, but he looked like he’d rolled around in chalk dust. Plus, he’d missed a bath (or two? I can’t remember…) with his wonky sleep schedule.
After bath, The Boys were tucked in and the usual Stuff and Things followed. Ben got up to use the baño around 8:30pm. I got him back to bed and covered up. Zeus stayed in the bedroom. Big Dumb Dog is smart enough to know it wasn’t time to get up yet. Good Dawg!!
Around 11pm I was reading, getting ready to take my med and call it a night, when my body decided it was time, and hit the OFF switch. I woke up briefly a couple times, but went right back to sleep. At 4:03am my body hit the ON switch, and I was awake. Unfortunately, my brain didn’t get the memo. Dang!
I noticed I hadn’t taken my med, and seriously thought about taking it at 4am. But I didn’t. I got up, activated the Coffee Dragon and headed to the baño.
I kept waiting for Ben and Zeus. Daughter passed my room around 5:30am. I was really surprised that we were both awake and The Boys were still sleeping. Especially when the 6:30am med alarm went off while I was trying to take pictures of Venus.
Who knows how long Ben might’ve slept if I hadn’t let Zeus out of his room around 7am. Ben got up a few minutes after Zeus left, and ran to the baño… Potty Emergency! He plopped on the couch after. Daughter wanted him to go to her room, so I got his tablet and refilled his water bottle, gave him his meds and nudged him off the couch, into Daughter’s room. They hung out in her room until 8:45am, then moved to the living room.
Daughter told me In-N-Out opens at 10:30am. I told her I had forgotten… well, not forgotten, I just hadn’t gotten there yet. She said she’d been thinking about it since she woke up at 4am. I don’t know how anyone can think about food at 4am, unless that’s the end of their day. I told her I’d go after Ben’s 10:30am meds. (Which were given just before 11am since his morning meds were late)
So, a little after 11am, I masked up and drove to In-N-Out. There was already a line, cuz there’s always a line, but it wasn’t too bad… maybe twenty cars ahead of me. I got the food and delivered it to Daughter, then went over to Market for chips, Monsters, and wine. Does anyone know the best wine to pair with a Double Double? Daughter prefers cheap sangria. The kind that comes with a screw top. Probably a good pairing.
At 1:45pm Daughter asked me to take over Couch Sittin Duty so she could go stretch out before she has to work tonight. I told her I’d take over whenever she wanted when they moved from her room to the living room this morning. I grabbed my stuff and cleaned up the scattered chalk, and straightened up the couch, then I began Couch Sittin Duty.
I noticed Mr Grumpy Beard or Mr Sleepy Head, moved from his house to the Pouting Corner, so I took his picture.
Triangle-head side-eye… I actually missed it when he was sleeping. Ben went into my room and grabbed, and opened, two boxes of chalk from my closet. He’s going a little overboard, and I need to find a new place to hide it. At this rate, the twenty-four boxes will be gone before the end of the month. I had a little talk with him, again, about asking for, not just taking, what he wants. Probably as effective as the last talk.
Daughter said she was setting her alarm for 4:15pm. I asked if she was gonna get up then. She said she didn’t know. I asked what she’d do if I wasn’t here, she said be late for work, or not sleep. I don’t know if she’ll get up at 4:15pm or not. Honestly, Ben is my concern. I will take care of him as if she weren’t here. Better for me that way. I’m perfectly capable of feeding, bathing, and having him ready to Drive Miss Daisy on my own.
And on that note, I’d better get back to Peasant Duty. HRH calls… he needs help…
In honor of today’s WOTD (Word Of The Day)
Another groovy day. WOOT WOOT! I’m not digging the temperature change of 40°F (4°C) in the morning to 86°F (30°C) in the afternoon, and the 13% humidity, but if I’m complaining about the weather, things cant be too bad, right right?!? Right, right! Driving Miss Daisy tonight and getting her in the morning. I also have my monthly Pump Fill appointment at my pain doctor’s office tomorrow morning. Hopefully they will fill me up and send me on my way quickly. Then I’ll be doing Peasant Duty and Couch Sittin Duty. Same thing really. Put your shorts and tank top on and bring your moisturizer, and come hang out with us. ¡Hasta mañana!