There’s not much going on around here. Lion slept late this morning. We were supposed to install some GPS software into the car this afternoon, but he fell asleep after lunch. I don’t know if he didn’t sleep well last night or what happened. I’ll be crashing around 10 tonight and he’ll be wide awake.

I’ve been tasked with finding a birthday present for myself. Well, I have to give Lion ideas. I don’t know what I want. I’m hard to shop for. I seldom narrow things down to one or two choices. Lion does research on things and he’ll know what he wants down to the serial number. I give vague clues like maybe a pillow or I don’t like my keyboard. Short of buying every pillow or keyboard to test them out, I’m very little help. He’d get me everything if I could just tell him what I want. I don’t mean to be so difficult. If I knew what I wanted I could buy it.

The bigger problem is that I don’t really care about my birthday. It’s just another day. My sister was ready to leave her entire family in Ohio one year because it was mid-afternoon, and no one had wished her a happy birthday. It’s not like I’m five and anxiously awaiting a new bike. I can’t think of a single thing that would be wonderful to have. I guess that’s the problem when you have everything you need. Although, a winning lottery ticket would be very nice.

I lost another pound this week. That’s despite giving in and having Chinese food for dinner last night. It’s not that Chinese food is fattening. It’s just that we tend to have way too big a serving. I might have lost more than a pound if it weren’t for the eggrolls and double-sized serving. And we have leftovers. We’ll probably eat them tonight, and we’ll be back on our way to slimming down again.

Lion didn’t mention anything about my new expectation of his using the treadmill. He’s been talking about doing it for a while. Of course, he waits until it’s piled high with boxes before he says anything. Once I declutter it, he never makes a move toward it. Now that he’s threatened with punishment, I wonder if that will change. I hope he doesn’t wait until Friday and Saturday to start. He’s well within his time limit if he does, but I hope he’ll be more proactive. [Lion — I certainly will.]

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