If you missed the start of this series, you can find it here. A lot of things will be the same or very similar.
Daughter got up from her nap around 4:45pm and took over Couch Sittin Duty. Ben’s orange chicken was done a few minutes later, and she gave it to him. I went and got Horizontal until sunset time.
Ben ate all of his chicken, then played with chalk outside. Sunset looked like it was going to be a bust again, but then it surprised me.
Meds were given later, and Ben had trouble stopping the chalk creation he was working on. I ran his bath, then spent the next fifteen minutes trying to get him into it. Everything after that was fine. He was tired and went to sleep pretty quickly after The Boys were settled.
Daughter went to her room, and went to sleep around 10pm. I did my usual, and the OFF switch was hit around 11:30pm. I woke around 3:30am and saw that I hadn’t taken my pill, or finished the comment I’d been typing. I get zero warning when the switch flips like that. One second I’m fully awake and doing something, then I’m waking up, minutes or hours later.
I was awake from 3:30am-ish until after 5am, then dozed until 6am when the alarm told me to get up, even though I was totally feeling the dysania today. I heard Zeus sniffing at the baño door, so I knew either Ben or Daughter had gotten up. I exited, said Good Morning to Daughter, then the whining, wiggly one, and headed outside.
I took a couple pictures then went back in to get coffee. I went back outside a little while later, and was getting ready to take a picture, when suddenly I had a visitor…
… Well, hello Georgie! The truck he was on top of was parked at my gate, so he was maybe ten feet from me. Shooting pictures of objects with the Sun behind them is something I’m still trying to master. It was a fun treat for me to have him so close and asking me for breakfast, or possibly cursing me out… my “Gullish” isn’t great.
After a minute or two, when no food was offered, Georgie flew up to Gracie, then they both went elsewhere. I went back inside to help get Ben ready for the GLYSB. I didn’t actually go outside with Daughter and Ben this morning, but did my Happy Dance at 7:26am PST when I got the notification that he’d been scanned onto the bus.
Coffee and email until my the alarm reminded me that it was time for my walk. Today was the first day I really wasn’t feeling it. I thought about skipping it for about five seconds, and made myself get ready. I walked in the opposite direction today, thinking that might get me into a better mental state. Nope! I kept going anyway, even after almost tripping and falling on uneven pavement. I did the two miles in thirty-one minutes and was glad I’d done it. It’s supposed to rain tomorrow, so I may postpone or skip tomorrow morning. We’ll see.
I settled into some serious Horizontal Time, just me and my phone… and Zeus, of course. I was able to clear out some email, reply to a text message from my mother, and go through my WP Reader. It was a lot more relaxing than yesterday.
I checked in with Sven every time I was in the front room, mostly he didn’t move. Around 1pm I took him outside for some sunshine, and a look around. It was chilly to me, so we didn’t stay out there very long.
I brought him back in, and put him in the shower for a while. He was totally blissed out until I started scrubbing on him with the toothbrush. After his shower, and a few minutes of cuddles, I put him back in his terrarium. He ran around a bit, then climbed up on his hammock, giving me Looks.
Ben was scanned onto the bus home at 1:30pm. That’s more like it. School ends at 1:30pm, and we want as much time as we can get. He arrived home at 1:49pm and went directly outside to the chalk that was out there. Daughter settled into Couch Sittin Duty, and I continued my Horizontal Time.
Daughter made white chicken for Ben around 3:30pm. He seems to be the most hungry and ready to eat in the afternoon, so we’re trying to adjust the schedules to better suit him. We will be moving his bath to after Driving Miss Daisy, especially since it’s going to be light later. It will also remove the stress of having him bathed before we have to leave. Anyway, he stopped doing the chalk thang, got on the bed with me, watched his tablet and nom nom’d his chicken.
The clouds are rolling in from the coast, but the sky can be surprising… Sunset could be a bust, or brilliant… or both.. Hopefully the mellow vibe will continue on this slothful Tuesday.
Courtesy of the DJ in my head… a random song. Did you know that Lisztomania was a real thing?
No more GLYSB until next Monday. Quel dommage! Daughter starts her three nights of work tomorrow, so there will be laundry. It’s also supposed to rain tomorrow according to the Guessers. I’m glad I was slothful today, since tomorrow looks kinda busy. We’re almost at the end of the daily Adventures. I’m taking the series to three sixty-five. After that… who knows?! The Equinox is coming up too. It might be the same day, I’d have to math. Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes are coming…