When it comes right down to it, I didn't miss it so much as I decided that I was going to take the day relatively easy and relax at home. That, and catching up with a few things.
My left ankle and leg were hurting pretty badly when I woke up, so I started the day off on a relatively slow note, and did a bit of house cleaning that needed to be done. I'm currently reading Artemis Awakening by Jane Lindskold and rather enjoying the book, as well as some gaming material that I can't talk about. I had a relatively light lunch, a bowl of vegetable soup and a cheese sandwich. Yummy!
The early part of the afternoon saw the start of NHL Free Agency and so I tuned in to TSN for decent coverage of that. July 1st is the start of the NHL Free Agency period, and there were a ton of signings in the first hour, but things gradually tapered off after that. I was disappointed that the Ottawa Senators didn't make a move during this time, but I am hoping that they're biding their time to make a trade or two once all the dust settles and other clubs see how they're either tight to or over the NHL salary cap.
I also sat down and did some gaming stuff for the afternoon; I created a Maroc (no, I'm not going to explain the term here!) for the original version of the Promised Sands RPG. Suffice to say, the creation of the Maroc was time consuming as well as frustrating, due to how the rules for character creation deal with them, and the fact that the material on them is organised atrociously. I firmly believe that Promised Sands Sixcess (or 2nd Edition, as I like to think of it) will do a much better job all around, and am looking forward to that. I plan to convert this character (and a couple of others that I've created) over to the new version of the game when it comes out, but egads!, what a gnarly session of character creation that was for me!
After making a simple supper of pasta, meat sauce, and a simple salad with some green beans added, I sat down and waited for the Friday night gamers to arrive, putting my left leg (and ankle) up for a while. I'm not going into details here about the gaming session, other than to say I had a pleasant (birthday) surprise, but I'll blog about the evening more when I get a chance. Terrific night of gaming though. :)
Finally, after taking my insulin injection for the evening, I went to bed, read for about 20 minutes, and turned off the light.
All in all, a decent Canada day with nothing really exciting going on. A simple, relatively peaceful day where I could just relax and take it easy.