Yesterday I got strange looks when I said it doesn’t feel like we’ve had much of a summer. People pointed out our heat waves. I think that was part of the problem. We were stuck inside, trying to stay cool. I also made a few trips east that cut into summer. Daisy was sick and passed. We got Willow. So many things happened that were out of the ordinary. Oddly enough, I had a pretty good summer last year. That’s probably because nothing happened.

In some ways, I like boring. Maybe not exactly boring but routine. It’s not that I can’t go with the flow. I’m pretty good at that. I’m not as bad as needing to have taco Tuesday or hot dogs every Wednesday. I don’t have a set laundry day. But I do like a certain amount of structure. Maybe that’s why having set punishment days for Lion works for us. It may have started as a rule for Lion to break. He seldom does anymore because he cheats. He has reminders set in Outlook. He could just as easily have Alexa announce at 11 am that it’s time to set up the coffee pot.

I don’t often punish him on punishment days. I even push off the “just because” spanking if we’re busy, tired, or not feeling well. However, he still has to follow the rule of reminding me. It may be hypocritical, but I don’t have to punish him when he’s supposed to be punished. They aren’t my rules. Maybe it’s not fair, and I tend to push it off more than I should, and sometimes I forget altogether. Those are the times that Lion speaks up, and I realize that inertia has gotten the better of me again.

I am somewhat proud of myself for initiating waxing this time around. Sometimes I tell him he’s getting furry. Most of the time, he’s the one who pushes for hair removal. I don’t care one way or another, but I know he does, and that’s why it’s important to do it. This time around, I was proactive. He’s probably long overdue, but I said something before he did. I win! [Lion — Actually, you are right on time. My last waxing was July 25.]

Of course, I was also proactive in buying new restraints, and we haven’t used them yet. I promise we will in the next few days. I want Lion to be at least a little horny. For all, I know he is right now. I haven’t been getting the Lion weather report. Maybe that needs to be a rule too. It may be another silly one, but it’s useful too. Yup. It’s a new rule. I need to have a Lion weather report at least every three days. How we’re going to track that is beyond me right now. Maybe he can put that reminder in Outlook. The cheater.

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