I've been having a relaxed week off. Haven't done much of note, just reading and listening to music and loafing. I've taken Lorna to brunch a few times. It's a pity it has been so cold, but that is to be expected at this time of year. I've been trying to convince myself that spending my vacation in Calgary is almost as good as being in Hawaii. After all, apart from a few minor things like the 80 degree temperature difference, the lack of an ocean or beach and the absence of girls in bikinis, it is much the same. Isn't it?