I was going to write about what a crazy week this has been, but this is something I have wanted to write about, so I am going to do it before I forget. Car rides are big for you now. Often you want to go out and "do something", but many times now that just means going along for the car ride. Yesterday I had to get some things from Target and Stop and Shop, you wanted to come along, too. But I knew you would not be up for walking around in either of those places. So, as I suspected, you said you would just stay in the car. And, that's what you did. One of the things you always seem to notice lately are the birds...not just any birds, but as we ride along, you look at the light posts. You'll tell me to look at all the birds sitting on the light posts. Since it is winter, you usually are feeling bad for them being out in the cold. You wonder out loud where they go at night, or what they eat. Yesterday as we were driving to Target, one of the first things you said was there are no birds on the lights today. You've never been a huge bird person that I know, but I think (but I'm not sure that I am remembering correctly) that you maybe had a small bird when you were younger. Either way, you seem to notice them each time we go for our car rides. It just strikes me funny that you always seems to notice them, whether they are out or not. We also went to McDonald's that is in a strip mall. That place always has lots of sea gulls flying around, and there were plenty of them out yesterday. Of course you noticed all of them and mentioned something to me about them. So, these car rides are important to you, so far be it for me to keep you from going on your car rides, and keeping track of your birds! I love you!