If you missed the start of this series, you can find it here. A lot of things will be the same or very similar.
We’ve had a mild Santa Ana with the dry winds the past few days. It’s nice to see the Sun, but there are zero clouds. Sunset is still nice, but not the awe-inspiring, dramatic nice. The Parrots are still around, and I see them, but they’re SO fast, and usually far away so I haven’t been able to get pictures. The Black Phoebe comes to visit and chat most nights. I didn’t notice “Phoebe” right away last night, so I got either a song, or chewed out… it was sweet either way.
Ben continued to be mellow, did all his stuff and went to bed and sleep without too much trouble. Younger called to ask if she could use our shower. They’re still waiting for the sewer dump hose for their trailer to be delivered and the tank is getting full-ish. I told her of course.
Older Daughter had already turned her light off and gone to sleep when Younger arrived around 10pm. She decided she was going to do some cleaning of my house before her shower. Yeah, have at it! There are a lot of things I just can’t do. I push myself too much as it is, taking care of Ben and doing all the errands. I have been declared one hundred percent disabled, and anything that requires the use of my arms and hands is difficult. Anyway, she cleaned for an hour, then took her shower. Hugs and “I love you”s and she went back home. I konked out around midnight.
The usual wee hour wakeup was around 4:30am, but I went back to sleep after fifteen or twenty minutes. The Bounce woke me up just after 7am. I missed the 6:30am med alarm again. I guess that’s a good thing… if I’m not already awake, that means Ben isn’t either so the alarm reminder isn’t needed. Anyway (my “come back from the tangent and get to the point” word) Ben got under the blankets with me so I stayed in bed and didn’t worry about his meds right away. We eventually moved to the living room, Daughter got up and another Casa Cuckoo day began.
I started laundry right away. Daughter left her basket by the side door, so I took it out to the washer and threw it in after my stuff and Ben’s stuff was done. All the laundry was washed by 10:30am but that was med and Zoom time. Daughter said no Zoomin today. Cool with me. Ben was kinda antsy anyway.
I waited til 11am to take the clothes over to the laundromat. Quarter Lady was standing right next to my dryers. She said hello to me and I said hello back. Very pleasant and completely nothing. I got the dryers going and headed to Vons.
My pharmacist and tech were both working. I’m always happy to see one or both of them cuz they are efficient and know me. When one has three prescriptions: an opiate, a benzodiazepine and an amphetamine, one is happy to be known and not given the stink-eye. I dropped them off and went to get the stuff on my list.
They were out of Pink Cookies, except the two-pack. Ugh! I grabbed a few of those, and I got some Oreos too. It will either be okay or it won’t. I got everything else on the list, had an older lady cut ahead of me in the checkout line, let it go, took the stuff to the car, then got text notifications that my prescriptions were ready… ten minutes early… so I went back in to get them. Then headed back to the laundromat to get the clothes. There was two minutes left on the dryers when I got there… perfect timing.
I brought all the stuff from the car to the front door, and Daughter helped get it into the house… Dogzilla wiggled, whined and was generally in the way the entire time. His manners are getting so bad! I don’t know what his deal is, but he needs to knock it off! Daughter put the groceries away, I started folding Ben’s stuff, then my stuff. I got it all folded and put away, then got Horizontal just as the 12:30 med alarm went off. I was tuckered out.
Ben came and joined me on my bed around 1pm, asking to use my tablet. It was easier than going back to the living room to get his, so I handed it over. Ben stayed with me until 2pm or so, then went to hang out with Daughter for a while, then wandered outside to sweep and play with the chalk out there.
It’s a work night for Daughter. That means PreGame Show and Driving Miss Daisy. I’ll try to watch the sunset too. Hopefully all will go well.
Eeyore is today’s Lurve offering for Paula. I like all the Winnie The Pooh characters, but Eeyore is my favorite. I have three stuffies, but one was stolen by Ben and was victim of a Stuffy Massacre in the Spring of 2020. I also have an Eeyore onesie jammies, but no pictures of me wearing it. I had an Eeyore coffee mug that Dogzilla’s tail knocked to the tile floor. That was a sad day.
I heard this song on the radio while I was running errands. I hadn’t seen the video before today… OH EM GEE!! It’s a hysterical tour through band fashions from the Fifties through now. Too funny! And a good song too… Enjoy!
Another day full of Willy Wonka scripting. Another up and down, rollercoaster day. That’s “normal” for Casa Cuckoo. We’re Driving Miss tomorrow morning and tomorrow evening, with a whole lotta Couch Sittin Duty in between. I’m holding on to the fact that it’s almost Monday… almost GLYSB Day. I just gotta keep plodding through until then. We’ll try to have some fun too, right right? Right right! ¡Hasta mañana!