I think I’m getting old. For the first time in years, I didn’t head downtown, amidst the swarms of happy, sunburned, beer drinking people clad head to toe in white and red, waving the Canadian flag high on July 1st. Maybe if Tyler had been playing an afternoon gig I would have gone down to soak up the sun, socialize, and wander the market, but I didn’t (since I am working tomorrow), and it really didn’t bother me in the slightest.
We woke up early to walk the dogs (my Dad’s dog, who we were watching is a bit more of an early riser than Herman) and get a coffee, and the day was still warming up and had a nice fresh breeze to it. With that out of the way, I wanted to do something productive and so we decided to ignore email, Facebook, and everything else online demanding attention, and just clean.
Let me tell you, it doesn’t seem like much, but emptying out, disposing, washing, and re-organizing can really make you feel like you accomplished something! Other than that, we headed down to the New Edinburgh pub off the Vanier Parkway for some excellent pub food and met up with Todd and Dave. Tyler also sold a CD to the pub’s owner, and mid-way through our meal, the strains of “Comes and Goes,” the first track, came on over the speakers – sounding great!
The guys went ahead downtown for their evening gig, and I headed home to meet up with my Mom for another stroll around the neighbourhood, walking leisurely and enjoying just hanging out on a beautiful evening, watching the sun turn the sky magenta and dip beneath the crimpy swipes of scattered cloud.
When I was younger, the idea of spending Canada Day night at home, watching The Woman in Black (with Daniel Radcliffe) on DVD would have horrified me. Now, I’m looking forward to munching on some homemade popcorn with my little furry pup in the couch, and getting a good sleep. Yup, definitely getting old!
For a more exciting Canada Day, check out my post from last year!