Part 🎉365🥳 ~ The Adventures of King Ben & Zeus the Big Dumb Dog

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 started getting ready for work at 6pm. While she was getting ready I was telling Ben we needed to leave soon, and taking a few pictures. It was too early, but I figured I’d miss sunset again cuz I’d be Driving Miss Daisy, and at least the early pictures show the approximate area.

We got her to work without too much trouble. Ben was distracted and a little antsy, needing multiple prompts, and bouncing around.

We got back home and I texted Daughter that we were home, then started his bath. While the water was running, I went to give him his meds, but he was busy drawing circled Vs like the movie V For Vendetta. I got him to stop, but he had to climb the cast iron rail thingy (remember? the thingy that punched my liver) I tried to talk him out of it, but he was determined. I turned the water off in the tub while he was climbing, then went back outside to dope his face. I told him his bath was ready, he followed me inside.

After several minutes of pacing and stopping to fiddle with this or that, I got him into the bathroom, stripped down, and into the tub. I got him cleaned up, then left him to play while I got his room ready. I finally got The Boys settled in Ben’s room around 7:15pm, and texted Daughter to let her know.

Then I finished getting caught up on WP, and started on email again. SOOO many emails, but maybe I’ll save that for Monday and do a Peeve. Ben wasn’t sleeping… I heard him goofing in his room, and went and told him to settle down, it was bedtime. It was only 8:30pm or so, but still…

I was writing an email, texting with both daughters separately, and occasionally hollering for Ben to settle down until after 9pm. I don’t know what time he went to sleep. Shoot, I don’t know what time I went to sleep, cuz I kept dozing. I did manage to take my pill at some point.

I didn’t sleep well. Sophie Cat still insists on climbing back on top of me. I think she’s claiming me as her human cuz I saw Diesel Cat laying on my bed too. Dang Cuckoo animals! Anyway, I woke up a bunch of times, ending at 4am when I was AWAKE.

I was NOT happy about being awake so early, and there was no reason for it. I stayed in bed, trying to go back to sleep, but every insomniac knows how pointless and frustrating that is. I finally got up at 5am… grumpy! Pit stop, Coffee Dragon, then back under my blankets. Then I was getting dozey, because of course I was.

I let Zeus out a little after 6am, opened the side door, and got more coffee. I texted Daughter to let her know I was awake, that I’d been awake, and that I’d be waking Ben up for meds soon. I also went to look at the sky. Yes, yes… of course I took pictures.

We went to get Daughter from work on time, but she was late getting off. We came back home and she went to change and grab her stuff for Couch Sittin Duty. I started getting ready for my appointment with the Pain Management doctor for my monthly pump fill.

There was more traffic on the freeway this morning than usual. It still wasn’t even close to pre-kootie morning rush hour, but more than the past few months. Our county just moved from Purple tier to Red tier, so maybe that’s why. Anyway, I got to the office on time, filled out the questionnaires, had my temperature taken, and sat to wait.

They called me back about ten minutes after my appointment time, which is pretty good. I waited to use the scale, hoping I’d see a good number. I did not. One sixty-five. I lost two pounds since last month. I knew exercising would increase my calorie need, and I’ve been trying to add more. I was hoping there might be some muscle gain.

The Procedures Nurse did the pump fill without any problems, then I went to pee in a cup, while the other nurse went to find a doctor to sign my prescriptions. The doctor said that they want to get away from prescribing for anything except pain related problems. He wants me to get my primary doctor to write my sleeping med prescriptions. UGH!

This was a doctor I hadn’t met before, not that it really mattered since it was something the entire practice was doing. The stupid DEA, CDC, and “opiate epidemic” crapola was causing drama for Pain Clinics again. So now I have to make an appointment to see my Primary and hope that he will write the prescription for my sleep med. And since it’s a benzodiazapine, it needs a new prescription every time. Luckily my Primary is next door to my house.

I got home around 10am, changed into my sloppies, and took over Couch Sittin Duty so Daughter could go sleep. Ben and I just hung out like any other day. He had me fetch things, or open sodas. Phone alarms told me when to give him meds. A regular, average, mellow late morning and early afternoon.

Daughter took over Couch Sittin Duty at 2:45pm. I changed back out of slopplies and went walking. I wasn’t able to do my walk this morning because of my pump fill, then Daughter needed to sleep. I did the same two miles in the same thirty-two minutes. I’ve decided I don’t like walking at that time of day, especially around the middle school. It’s too peopley. Walking seemed more difficult too. Probably because I was tired. But I did it, that’s the important thing.

I got home and Ben jumped up, looking for bags. I told him before I left that I was just going walking. He looked me over carefully as I walked to my room, just to make sure. I changed back into my sloppies and got Horizontal.

That’s it. Daughter is off tonight which is good. Equinox is tomorrow, March 20, but she works tomorrow so unless we switch up the times, I might miss sunset. Tonight’s will be close. I think I’ll end the day, and the year with the mellow vibe.

I heard this on the way home from my pump fill. The title seems fitting…

Last Nite – The Strokes

I don’t have the words to express my gratitude for your support through these three hundred sixty-five days. It has been fun sharing Casa Cuckoo with you. I’m still gonna be around, spamming up your comments with my blathering, and I have some ideas about future posts. There will definitely be an Equinox post on the 21st… gotta do my Sciencey Stuff. Thanks again! You guys are the BEST!