If you missed the start of this series, you can find it here. A lot of things will be the same or very similar.
The chill at the Casa continued through sunset. Ben watched Walking Dead with Daughter, on her laptop, and ate his steak.
Meds, bath and bedtime were a little later than on a work or school night, but only by a half hour or so.
After The Boys were settled, I had to go back to Vons to pick up meds for Ben. Daughter didn’t tell me he had a prescription waiting when I’d done grocery shopping earlier. When I got there, the pharmacist said it wasn’t ready, some kind of billing thing. I called Daughter to see how much we actually had. She counted and said we had enough to get through his morning dose on Thursday. I relayed this to the pharmacist, and explained that some of the meds were at his school. She did some kind of override or something, and “loaned” me twenty tablets. Hopefully the billing issue will be sorted before those run out.
As I walked in the door at home, Daughter handed me her phone, with a website open, and told me to pick a new phone. Ummm… okay. I wasn’t really ready to do it that second, but I started looking. Then Daughter says “ya know… you’re probably going to have to order from your account.” Yep! That makes sense. So I signed into my account and ordered a new phone. They didn’t have any cases for that phone, so Daughter ordered one from Amazon. At first she was going to order me a purple case, and I was like No! I like purple well enough, and amethyst is my birthstone, but a purple phone case just isn’t me. Red, black, blue, grey, even some greens or yellow… purple, not so much. Anyway, the new phone and case (black or grey, I forgot which) should arrive Thursday.
Then it was some Stuff, and a few Things, food, pill, and I was in that sweet, drifting off spot around 11:30pm, when I got Bounced by Zeus. I didn’t hear Ben at first, but then he was standing in my doorway, holding Oreos, saying “Gramma??” I pushed Zeus away from my ear, got up, and escorted Mr Munchies, and the Big Dumb one, back to his room. Daughter had gone to sleep already, and Ben very rarely goes to her room anyway.
It took me a little while to get comfortable again, and just as I did, Sophie Cat came back in. She was so very happy that I’d banished The Boys that she was purr, purr, purring… and rubbing her face all over mine, and head-butting me. She walked across my side and shoulder, then finally laid down… on my head. Ummm… NO! I slowly and gently (claws) pushed her off my head, and she resettled against my back.
I woke up a bunch of times, mostly from Sophie laying on top of me and causing me pain. I woke around 5am and considered getting up to enjoy the quiet, then pulled the blankets closer and went back to sleep. The med alarm woke me at 6:30am, and I turned it off. No Zeus, no Ben… no need to get up.
I heard The Boys exit Ben’s room at 7am, felt the bedquakes followed by sniffing of Zeus joining me, and heard Daughter calling out to Ben. I dozed, then Ben Bounced me around 7:20am, asking for “a big box of chalk. … Please.” I tried to talk him into playing with the perfectly good chalk from the two big boxes (and one small box) he got Tuesday, after school. He just kept repeating big box of chalk, and I know when I’m beat, so I got up, got the chalk for him, and tipped over the bucket with Tuesday’s chalk so he could see the big pieces. Then I went to hide in the baño.
I uncovered Sven on my way out, and he was awake-ish, and in his usual grumpy mood. Maybe he wasn’t grumpy, maybe he just has the reptile version of RBF.
I got my coffee, thanked the Coffee Dragon, then went back to my room to go through my email, check the news, yadda yadda yadda… until 8:30am when it was time for my walk.
There were lots of clouds, but lots of blue sky too, when I left the house. It was breezy, and becoming windy as I walked. The two mile walk took thirty-four minutes today cuz I stopped a bunch of times to take pictures.
Ben was still doing his chalk thang, Sven hadn’t moved, and Zeus was so happy to see me, cuz I’d been gone SOOO long, that he was doing the whiney wiggle. I changed back into my PJs and got more coffee, and finished with email, paid some bills… took it easy.
Daughter had a Zoom with Ben’s med doctor at 10am, so she went to her room to do it. She asked if I was gonna go to the living room, and I told her not unless HRH Commands it, which he didn’t. After the meeting which resulted in “no changes”, she went back to Couch Sittin and Ben came and joined me, with a bag of chips and his tablet.
Ben was back and forth. He even went outside with the umbrella to stand in the rain. Yeah, it started raining around 10:30am. We even had thunder a few times. Yesterday it was sunny and warm, with no clouds at all, and today we have a thunderstorm. I hope it blows away as quickly as it came in. I’m happy to have some humidity, but sheesh! how about something in the middle?!
No work for Daughter tonight, no GLYSB for Ben tomorrow, no stress about keeping to a time schedule. No sunset for me tonight either. That’s okay, it’s in keeping with my day of doing nothing, with the exception of my walk. I’d like to be like Sven. He’s been sleeping most of the day, and the only thing he’s moved is his eyes. Lucky reptile!
A blast from the past. I knew the song but only recently discovered the video. Good song, funny video. Enjoy!
I’m glad I got my walk in before the storm blew in. I don’t know if my enthusiasm and resolve are strong enough to fight against cold rain and wind. I am a spoiled SoCal “delicate flower”. Daughter goes back to work tomorrow night, but the only thing on the agenda during the day is my walk. I hope the rain is gone by then. My new phone and case should be coming tomorrow too. Maybe I can finally start using the camera I got at Christmas.