Back In The Real World
I don’t have the words to express how tonight’s show at The Horseshoe Tavern made me feel. Some of my best friends, band mates, musical colleagues, business partners, and my daughters, got together with a huge group of people who have enjoyed music with us over the years. Sometimes it is important to sit back for a moment and really look at what is happening in front of me. Thank you all so much. I’m going to have a glass of milk and sleep... The Watchmen, Skydiggers, Holly McNarland, Oh Susanna, The Pursuit of Happiness, Lindy Vopnfjörð, See Spot Run, Daniel Greaves, The Young Novelists, Caitlyn and Cassidy Tizzard and Music For Goats.
A Big Day For Allison
Thursday was the big day for Allison. Her aunt and cousin Michelle had come to Ottawa to help out during my absence. And one of the biggest things on their list was transporting Allison back to the apartment after a month in a hospital bed. We had a lot of anxiety about me not being there for this event, however Claire and Michelle did a great job.
When I called from Edmonton I was so pleased to hear Allison’s voice. I could hear her smile as she told me how happy she was to be back in the me temporary home away from home. There is something that happens when you are hospitalized for a length of time. I’ve described it as the “Groundhog Day” experience. However it is more than that. It is like a bunch of mini days every day. Sleep gets disturbed every four hours as the nurses take vitals and administer meds. Noises from around the ward and a general sense of losing time surround you. Needless to say I was overjoyed to see her out.
Part Four - on The Road Again
Edmonton and Thompson were fun shows. Being out of the routine for four days has done me a world of good. I feel like I am returning to ottawa today with a great perspective. I feel alive again and the anxiety from last week has passed. Simply put, recent battles had worn me down, but adrenaline had kept me going. Getting away showed me how worn out I was. Also time with music and great friends recharged my battery and now I can return to the hard work in much better form. I owe a lot of that to you.