Part 312 ~ The Adventures of King Ben & Zeus the Big Dumb Dog

If you missed the start of this series, you can find it here. A lot of things will be the same or very similar.

I didn’t have much hope for sunset, but I went out in the wet and cold anyway… and was surprised by how pretty it was… for a little while anyway.

Ben was lagging eating, so Daughter gave his meds late, so his bath was late, so bedtime was late… it was all late. It all eventually got done, and I started my Things and Stuff… late. I was finally falling asleep just before midnight when I heard Ben’s door open and Zeus was jumping onto my bed. UGH! I got up and followed Ben to the baño to make sure he went back to bed. I got him tucked back in and told him to go to sleep. Then I went back to bed.

I woke around 5:30am but stayed in bed for a while. I eventually got up, looked out the window at the dark and wet and decided against going out for a closer look, baño, Sven’s lights (he’s still sleeping in his house) and Coffee Dragon, then back to my room.

Daughter got up and let Zeus out of Ben’s room around 7am. She did the same thing I did yesterday… told him “Go potty!” He slunk into my room and got on my bed. He’d been scratching at Ben’s door, and while 7am is a reasonable time for him to expect to be out of the room, he also knows he’s supposed to stay with Ben while he sleeps. He doesn’t need to be out, following me around as soon as I get up.

Daughter had left the side door open and the wind was blowing pretty hard, and cold! I got up to close the door, and saw blue sky and fluffy clouds, so I decided to go look at eastern sky. Yes, and take some pictures.

Ben had gotten up and went to Daughter’s room. He eventually commanded her to the living room. I hung out in my room, relaxing and going through my email. The wind blew the side door open a few times and that helped me make my decision about the stuff we needed from the store. I used InstaCart for a delivery. I really didn’t want to change into public clothes and leave my warm bed. I wasn’t IN bed, I was on top of the made bed, but with a throw blanket, it was still warm and comfy.

The order was left on my doorstep at 11:09 with everything I requested. There were a couple substitutions but they were the substitutions I chose, so all good. Yes, there is a service fee and I tipped the shopper/driver 15% but it was totally worth it to me. And, and, and I helped someone earn some money. And I got to stay on my warm bed. It was freakin freezing outside. The temperature at noon was 52°F (11°C) with 20mph winds that made it feel like 47°F (8°C). And it hailed for like two minutes earlier. That’s freakin COLD for SoCal. My Fibromyalgia does not respond well to cold, damp weather.

Ben came into my room around 12:30pm to hang out and watch his tablet. He was still in my room when the 2:30 med alarm went off. He’s been pretty mellow today. He did the chalk thang for a while earlier, but he’s mostly hung out under blankets. When Daughter brought his meds in, it broke the spell. He started getting all crazy and bouncey, then demanded a new box of chalk. I sent him away so I could grab a box from the new hiding place, then took it to him.

Around 3pm I opened the side door to let Zeus out. He looked outside, then looked up at me, then ran out lifted his leg and ran back in. It wasn’t even raining at the time, but I didn’t blame him. The temperature has been dropping about 2° every hour. I don’t think I’ll be taking a lot of sunset pictures unless it’s something spectacularly different. I’d rather stay warm on my bed.

I think I will go ahead and post a little early. I’ve been a slug all day and I plan to continue being a slug. It’s my day off after all.

Because Led Zeppelin…

Fool In The Rain – Led Zeppelin

Thanks for hanging out on a dull (YAY!) freezing cold (BOO!) day. I did a whole lot of nothing all day and that’s what I plan to do tomorrow too. Whether or not I get to keep my plan is something else entirely. It’s still Casa Cuckoo and Mr Murphy still likes his games. ¡Hasta mañana!






21 thoughts on “Part 312 ~ The Adventures of King Ben & Zeus the Big Dumb Dog

  1. I don’t blame you. I have been cold all day long. Sitting on top of my made bed with a throw blanket sounds like a real winner. I wouldn’t have left it either. With a mellow Ben on top of everything – nice! We are supposed to wake up to snow and freezing rain tomorrow. If I am locked in, as I think I will be because of slippery conditions, I think I will choose that exact position for the day!

    Here’s hoping for another chill day for the both of us tomorrow! 🙂

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    1. I don’t know how you live with snow. I’m a big baby! Of course, we don’t use heat in the house so it’s very, very cold inside.🥶🥶 Plus I just dont have the clothes for cold weather. Ugg boots and a thick hoodie is my “winter wardrobe”😂

      I 2nd a chill day for both of us… 😉💕

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      1. Fals alarm! The snow did not happen. It may rain later, but there was no snow. I am perfectly happy with this chain of events. The little guy though foresaw hours of playing in the snow. Seeing so much green this morning is hard to wrap his little head around. Poor guy! At least they didn’t cancel school (more for my sake, I guess!).

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    1. Thank you! I feel kinda bad about posting about being cold when so many people would love to have our weather, and I realize that it’s pure privilege to be able to complain about the weather. I think storms just make me grumpy.
      I used to get migraines in my 20s and 30s and I always got one when the pressure dropped and a storm came in. That was a super busy time at my job too, so I had to wear a pair of sunglasses and work through it as best as I could. If I didn’t have sick time, I couldn’t call out. Thank goodness those are gone!!
      I’ve been living in socks and a hoodie😉😁
      And yes, every day, all day is the perfect time for Zeppelin 💃🏼🎶😍

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    1. Thanks, Sadje! February is usually our rainiest month so we’ve got a bit of winter ahead of us. Sometimes it goes back and forth though. I remember years when my jasmine would bloom in February. Ah… I miss my jasmine and honeysuckle. I really should plant some more.
      Got a little nostalgic there😉😁
      I hope your day has started well and gets better!🤗🥰💕🦋🌈✨

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  2. I bought a puzzle so I can have some r and r time. I rarely sit during the day. I’m constantly on the move, cleaning, organizing (today worked on organizing the pasta/rice/spice drawer), cleaned the garage, did dishes, talked to a niece on the phone, listened to a book, and planted seeds before the rain started. Roasted spaghetti squash and topped it off with a home made Bolognese sauce from the other day. Also made popcorn with butter and salt for a snack and juiced a drink of beets, apples, turmeric, ginger and cucumber to keep our immune system strong.

    Glad you are staying warm under the warm blanket. Sometimes I don’t want to get out of bed.

    Take care and hope you have a good Tuesday night


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    1. It makes me tired just reading all of that, Teri. I couldn’t do half of that stuff. I don’t have the stamina I used to have before the Fibromyalgia. Even when I was walking 5-10miles a day, I had to lay down afterward.😂
      Good for you for keeping busy! It’ll keep you young!💃🏼😍🥰🤗💖

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  3. Thank you for tipping the InstaCart person. Many people do not. And there’s nothing wrong with paying a little extra to have things brought to your door. It gets the job done, you don’t have to deal with driving or a crowd of people in the store (always a bonus for anxiety-prone folks), and in the long run it actually helps the economy a little more than if you had done the shopping yourself. And I’m all about staying snuggly and warm whenever I can… 😉

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    1. I always tip, and tip big… unless there’s an issue, like rudeness, or the time they messed up the delivery, probably keeping stuff they said they left.
      I need more stuff and I’m probably going to have it delivered. Or wait til Daughter is off work💕

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