Vacation / Surgery Post
Last week I unplugged from the net, left the phone behind and headed into Algonquin park for a canoe trip.
It was a fantastic trip. My spouse - Emilie - and I ditched the kids with the Grandmas and enjoyed some time alone.
It was not our most ambitious trip but given how rare time off is we decided to take it a bit easy.
One great thing about being a criminal lawyer is the ability to mentally compartmentalize. A highly useful skill when balancing serious cases and a family - or when going on a canoe trip and forgetting the real world (for a few days).
Here are the trip stats:
- 5 days (too short)
- 10,330 meters portaged
- 20 lakes paddled
- Wild blueberries picked - a lot!
- Animals spotted: moose, turtles, snakes, frogs, and a tent mouse
- One client acquitted of attempted murder and firearm offences (a decision given in my absence)
This week I have another week away from the office - recovering from a tonsillectomy. Not quite as fun.
I was told by the doctors that having tonsils out is more painful for adults than kids - either I am a super solider or the morphine is working wonders - because it is actually not that bad.
A bit of a forced rest - but also an opportune time to read transcripts for a murder trial beginning this fall.
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