Chemotherapy Cycle 1, Day 23.
Temperature: 36.5 deg C.
- Tim Tams (mood elevation)
Today’s the last work day for me before the Canadian long weekend. IBM has a “floater” holiday tomorrow and Monday is BC Day. Cass is taking Friday off too so we’re leaving on our sailboat Darwin’s Folly tomorrow afternoon and returning on Monday.
I’ve come to realize that there are some who may think that the gist of the boat’s name is that we believe that Charles Darwin was wrong. This couldn’t be more incorrect. Even staring into the black cancer void I remain an evolutionist, a libertarian, and an atheist. I have no problem with anyone else’s belief system as long as they don’t shove it up my nose. I feel I am diligent and serious about not doing the same to others with my own belief system. The boat’s name is just a comment on how such a lame and bizarre species as homo sapiens has evolved to hold the fate of the world in its hands. And in particular how such modest life forms as myself and Cass have evolved to sail such a beautiful boat over the ocean. Really, Otis the dog is probably better qualified. So that, in our opinion, is Darwin’s Folly.
If the evil lumps hadn’t come to make our lives a misery, this weekend would have been the beginning of our two week summer cruise. We did a two week cruise for the first time last year and I don’t think I’m going out on a limb by saying that it was the best vacation in our lives so far. In company with our friends Gord, Janet, and their little dog Tucker on their boat Mira Vela, we cruised to the Sunshine Coast, up Jervis Inlet and through Malibu Rapids to Princess Louisa Inlet.
This year we’ll meet them for only the first few days of their trip and then return home while they head up to the Broughtons. I have to stay close to town for chemo and in case something happens with me. Also, I’m not really up to a long cruise. The thought of it is seductive. The mind is willing but the body truly is weak.
So, this is the last post until Monday, August 4th. Enjoy your summer long weekend fellow Canucks, and for those readers outside of these blessed borders, up yer nose with a piece of maple sugar.
“On second thought , let’s not go to Camelot. ‘Tis a silly place.” Arthur in Monty Python and the Holy Grail.