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 pretty in a gentle, mellow way last night. I needed some gentleness, so I was thankful.
We got Daughter to work with no problems except all the other drivers seemed to be DUI of stupidity. People were being worse than usual with erratic lane changes and speeding. I was very happy to be safely back in my driveway.
I got The Boys settled, texted Daughter and started the Things and Stuff. Then I called my mother. She received the flowers I sent and called in the middle of Friday Zoom and left a voicemail thanking me and “please call me back, I want to hear your voice”. It had been hanging over me all day, so I just got it over with.
An hour later I was done with the phone call, but now Daughter was texting me. She was venting about her coworkers being lazy, about her patients being jerks or super needy. They didn’t have any COVID which is good overall, but it also means Daughter isn’t restricted to three or four visits to the room, and patients are in for things like meth detox and monitoring for chest pain. Anyway, we texted back and forth for a half hour or so, then I finished my Stuff, ate my food, took my pill and slept around midnight.
As usual, I woke several times, but was able to go back to sleep. I woke for good around 5:30am. The Boys were still in Ben’s room and I left them there until 6:30am when it was time for Ben’s meds. He was awake and snuggled deep in his blankets, watching his tablet. I told him he could stay in bed for a little while, but we had to get his Mama this morning.
We left to go get her earlier than usual so we would be waiting for her. She texted to make sure we were awake, and to tell me her relief was good and she would definitely be done on time. Her not so subtle way of saying “don’t be late picking me up”.
Back home, she went to her room to watch her shows, then sleep. Ben and I settled in for another Casa Cuckoo day. He requested chalk, then needed tape, then wanted Pink Cookies… the usual.
I started going through my comments and saw this
which is kinda funny cuz my first post wasn’t until April 21, 2016. It sure doesn’t seem like five years. Tempus Fugit!
Around 10am Ben went outside. He was playing with one of the shipping boxes of used chalk I’d taken out there. When I took his 10:30am med to him, I showed him there was a second box full of chalk nearby. At 12:30pm, I took his next med out and he was still happily doing his chalk thang with both boxes, sitting in the shade. He came back in around 1pm and commanded me back to Couch Sittin Duty. I’d been Horizontal while he was outside.
Today for Paula’s Things That We Lurve, I chose Dogzilla, aka the Big Dumb Dog, aka Zeus. He drives me bonkers, but how can you resist that side-hanging tongue?! He’s naughty at times, but he’s a very GOOD DAWG!
Daughter got up at 2:45pm to take over Couch Sittin Duty. She said she tried to get up at 1:30pm. I told her it didn’t matter. She said she set two alarms, she could show me. I told her she didn’t need to show me, it didn’t matter. Then I got more coffee and went to get Horizontal.
Another day is winding down. Thankfully a there is no Driving Miss Daisy tonight. Have I mentioned that I wish she could drive? Ben is half dozing next to me and Daughter says let him sleep, she’ll get up or stay up or whatever with him. I have doubts. I’m not going to worry about it. I’m going to go clean up his mess in the living room and then I’m going to watch the sunset.
I’ve heard Greta Van Fleet on the radio. I like this song, and the lyrics speak to me of my future plan to Run Away From Home.
Another decent day, and much more relaxed than yesterday. Especially the time Ben spent outside doing the chalk thang. No Driving Miss Daisy until Monday night, so maybe I’ll get to stay in bed until I feel like getting up. Tomorrow agenda is completely blank. Wanna help me doodle, graffiti and otherwise color it? ¡Hasta mañana!