Pink Starfish trail day, kayaking accident

I finished my write-up for the Pink Starfish trail day. The NSMBA is fighting to save this trail from being closed down by showing that they’re willing to do sustainable trail work and maintenance on it, seriously lowering the impact on the surrounding environment. Here’s the link if you want to check it out. It rained. Hard.

This year all of my birthday wishes came through Facebook. A sign of the times? I had a good one. Across the Universe is awesome. Adam gave me pants made of Hemp! Pants!!

Work has been pretty crazy the past few weeks… I get home and want to sleep lately, but there’s still too much going on for that. I’m rather tired recently, and have been going to bed earlier and earlier without ever feeling entirely rested. Tonight is an exception – it’s midnight after all (or nearly.) Obviously not an early night. I’ve decided to go into work a bit later tomorrow and stay longer than I usually do to make up for it. Maybe sleeping in a little will help.

I keep thinking I’ll bike to work again, but haven’t had the energy. Again with the sleepiness… it’s bedtime.

One last note – one of the women on the Chilcotins Trip with me has gone through a terrible loss. Her husband Richard was killed in a Kayaking accident on the weekend. I met him once and spoke to him in email… it was a shock for sure. Adam and I are going to attend a memorial for him on the 25th. While I didn’t know him well myself, I had been playing phone tag with him for about three weeks just before it happened, and I spent a lot of time with his wife, who spoke of him often. I feel deeply sad for her and their two teenage children.

The whole thing just made me stop and think a lot about life, and how it might feel to lose Adam.

1 Comment

  • mithoviel

    October 12, 2007 at 12:25 pm

    I can’t remember if I wished you a Happy Birthday via gmail messenger or not, but if I didn’t…HAPPY belated BIRTHDAY!

    Also, my sympathies for your friend and her family.