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 was nice last night
Ben was in the Chalk Zone and had trouble breaking away to eat, but we got it all done. He and Zeus were tucked in and Daughter went to bed shortly after. By 7pm the house was quiet.
I went to turn Sven’s lights off and cover him and decided we could ALL take Zen lessons from him
He was a seriously chilled out Dude!
I did the usual things and slept horribly. No particular reason… it just happens like that sometimes. I woke up at 4am and I was awake! Dang!
I decided against looking for Venus or even going outside at all. I stayed in bed. I read, dozed, got Bounced… just a Casa Cuckoo morning.
I arrived on time for my doctor’s appointment to get my pump filled. My appointment was at 9:30am and a little after 10am the nurse who works the pump room called a patient back. She said the meds had finally arrived from the pharmacy. Great! That meant the person going back was the 8:30am appointment and the gal I was chatting with was the 9am appointment. I had a long wait still. GRRR!
They called me back around 11:15am. Almost two hours late. I got on the scale and nearly cried. I didn’t get weighed last time, so two months ago I weighed one seventy… today I weighed one sixty-five. I’m steadily losing two pounds a month. Not good! I’m six feet tall, remember.
This pandemic is taking a toll on me. The plaque psoriasis flares, the sleep problems, the weight loss… all stress related. Yes, I’m always talking about my Zen, and I feel mentally good. But stress is stress, and Ben is a GINORMOUS stressor. He’s an intense guy and caring for him without a break isn’t an easy thing. I need to start forcing myself to eat. And you all have permission to nag me about it.
Anyway, I got home around noon and everything was groovy. Daughter had fever of 101 this morning and she does indeed feel like she has the flu. I talked her into taking ibuprofen this morning, but the rest of the day she just dealt with it. She wanted to be able to report her response to the second shot of the Pfizer vaccine accurately.
I changed back into my grungies and got Horizontal. I “chatted” with a couple friends and just relaxed… when Ben would let me. As soon as I got home he was following me. He would go back to the living room occasionally, but mostly stayed in my room, sending me on errands. He’s a demanding little tyrant, bless his heart.
When the 2:30 med alarm went off, I hollered out to Daughter and got no response. I went out to tell her or get the meds and found her konked out. I gave Ben his meds and sent Daughter to bed.
I found Ben in my closet looking for chalk. Little stinker does NOT follow directions. When he wants something, he wants it NOW! And if he can just take it, he will. I sent him away from my room, gathered my stuff and prepared for Couch Sittin Duty. I also grabbed a small box of chalk and put a bigger box in an easy to reach place, knowing I’d need it. I did.
Today’s post is short. I thought about skipping it altogether, but I’ve got a streak going here. I think I want to take it to 365. Make it a complete year. Then slow it down and only use “Adventures” when we have a bunch of stuff going on. Maybe a “week in review” kind of thing. There are prompts I’d like to do, and some days maybe not post at all. I’m not burnt out, but I could get that way if I don’t pay attention.
Jack Johnson is always good, and this song and video are just happy!
Thanks for stopping by today, and every day! I really appreciate you guys, TRULY! You’ve helped me get through some tough times and cheered with me during the good times and little triumphs. It’s too bad we’re all so far apart (except Paula and we’re gonna go to a museum or the Zoo or something when it’s safe), and COVID… I would love to hang out with you IRL… give you hugs IRL (only if you want a hug, of course) and thank you to your face. Tomorrow is completely blank. Bring your markers, crayons, paints, whatever… let’s color it together. ¡Hasta mañana!