I've had about three days of almost constant low back pain. It's almost time to do something about it. It reminds me to be thankful for all the days I don't have any pain. I eagerly look forward to those days again.
It's been a slightly hectic couple of days with me saying farewell to my lovely Irish students, who have been with me for 9 weeks, as well as juggling work and life. I'm 3 working days away from my vacation and am really, really excited about the thought of just chilling out for two weeks. We have a plan to drive up the Northern Peninsula on the west coast of Newfoundland (Gros Morne National Park area). I'm fantasizing about lazy days on the bay, smelling salt air.
I slept until 2:44pm today, even though I went to bed at 12:30 last night. I guess I really needed it, or else I am being passive aggressive with my chore list. Sleeping so long makes me have a strangely surreal feeling about the day. This is only getting stronger as my wife and I prepare to attend a friend's memorial service and are trying to plot a route that will not put us in danger of running into police and protesters. There seems to be a lot of ugly action going on downtown. It doesn't feel very Canadian in our city at the moment.