If you missed the start of this series, you can find it here. A lot of things will be the same or very similar.
Not only were all the big white fluffy clouds from around noon were gone at sunset, ALL the clouds were gone. Boo!
Blah, blah, blah… white chicken, meds, bath then bedtime. Yadda, yadda, yadda… Things and Stuff, food, pill (cue Final Jeopardy music) and eventually sleep. I was awake until midnight again, even though I took my pill around 10:30pm. Frustrating!
I woke up at 4am and was awake. I went through my email, wrote an email around 5am, and was getting ready to send it when the OFF switch was activated. I briefly surfaced around 7am when Zeus bedquaked me, then slipped back under until 7:45ish when Ben decided it was time for me to be awake. He went beyond the regular Bounce and was actually laying on me and rolling across me. I was a piece of playground equipment. I got up at 8am and officially started my day.
The reason I needed to be awake was Ben needed tape. He wanted me to help him build another action figure sized Sweeney Todd Barber Chair. I spent the next thirty to forty-five minutes constructing this chair to his specifications. Then I threw a load of laundry in the washer, then did some renovations and repairs to the chair.
When I hollered out the 10:30 med alarm, Daughter asked me to come get it since Ben was in my room. I must’ve sighed or had a tone in my voice, cuz she said “Nevermind, I’m coming” I went to get the pill and she was refusing to give it to me. I told I was exasperated with Ben and the dang chair, to quit being a PITA and give me the pill. Her cheeks flushed and she shot daggers from her eyes, but she gave me the pill. UGH! It was the stupid Zoom School looming at 11am that had her all agro again.
Ben asked for chalk after the med, so I gave him a sixteen piece box that was in one of the bags of plastic bags. We got a delivery of sixteen boxes yesterday afternoon, so I have them stashed everywhere. Daughter went to her room at 10:45am to Zoom with Ben’s med doctor and I was summoned to Couch Sittin Duty.
I was only there for about twenty minutes, and part of that was spent sweeping up the bathroom and other parts of the front room. All the little corners and stuff. After the Zoom, (no changes) Daughter came out and set up for Ben’s Zoom School meeting.
It took her about five minutes to get him to stop with the chalk and come to the computer, but he did. I think he went because his Occupational Therapist was there, and he loves her. Shock of shocks, Ben actually participated for the full twenty minutes. He was goofing around and purposely doing things incorrectly, but he participated! (cue Keanu) I got him a box of forty-eight piece chalk to reward him for doing a good job.
Daughter settled back into Couch Sittin and show watchin, Ben went back to the chalk thang, and I put Daughter’s clothes in the washer. The vibe at Casa Cuckoo was much better after the Zoom was over.
I took the clothes to the dryers and an hour later went to pick them up. I’d taken a few pictures of the distant mountains while at the washer in the side yard, and I took another from across the street by the laundromat. The recent storm dropped the snow level to 2000 feet, (610 meters) so I expected to see snow on the western slopes.
The pictures aren’t that great, too much in the way. I thought about driving to the neighborhood in the western hills, or pulling over on the side of the freeway to get a better view, and decided neither option was a good idea. It’s rare to see snow on the western side of those mountains/foothills, but not ridiculously rare. I’ve seen it a couple times before.
I brought the clothes home, folded them and put them away. Daughter went to go lay down in her room around 3pm. I told her that she should try to stay awake, that sleeping would probably make her feel heavy, sick and logey this late in the afternoon and this close to work time. She shot daggers at me with her eyes again. Whatever… Forget the Quarter Lady, there might be a showdown between me and Daughter. Not really, but like the Heart song says “If looks could kill…”
Ben immediately decided he needed Pink Cookies. We are out of them. He spent the rest of the afternoon obsessing over the dang cookies. I couldn’t even go get any since Daughter was laying down and since I’m sure she heard him, but didn’t come out, she was either sleeping or she didn’t care about his obsession. I had to agree that the world wouldn’t end if Ben didn’t get exactly what he wanted, exactly when he wanted it.
It’s almost sunset time, and PreGame Show time. I’m Driving Miss Daisy tonight… fun, fun, fun…
It’s one of Ben’s Happy Songs and he’s been singing it all day. Also, to Celebrate him doing an awesome job of Zoomin today. Plus, Penguins Of Madagascar are hysterical, right?!
Another perfectly random day. Some good, some bad. All Casa Cuckoo “normal”. Tomorrow’s agenda is picking Daughter up from work in the morning, dropping her off at work in the evening, and a whole lotta Couch Sittin Duty in between. I wonder what else will happen. Let’s find out together. ¡Hasta mañana!