Saturday, September 25, 2010

Settling in...

Yay! I got my things aka "personal effects" on Monday. I am done unpacking and am organizing. I was hoping to get everything done and cleaned this weekend, but my little guy has a double ear infection - so, organizing and cleaning is on the back burner. They had lost my bed, my couch and my brand new flat screen TV. I got my bed Friday, my couch is in Yellowknife and will come when there is room on the plane and my TV, well no one seems to know where that is. Sniffles. I checked the price of the same TV here and it is 1400.00!!!!!!! OKay, no way on that one. The cheapest TV here is 600.00, so I guess I am going to do without...

I am loving my job - though I am not sure how I am going to learn everything. I have never done policy and standards before because I have always worked front line. I must say that I do miss the front line work - seeing how people learn and change has always been fascinating. I have been thinking alot lately about my life and wondering why sometimes I am not good at saying things. I can advocate for clients with lots of energy and passion, but when it comes to me saying something in my heart... thats another story. How did I get so complicated??? I listen well when Elders speak and the philosophy of truth from the heart has made me start to wonder why I can't say certain things... what is holding me back? Why am I afraid that others won't see me as I am? I know the answer to the last question, but I'll leave that for another day!

On to happier things, I am still on my quest to see the Northern lights... either the sky was clear and it wasn't cold enough, or it has been cold by cloudy, foggy or snowing. I have been looking at some other bloggers pics of the lights and I am soooo envious. Maybe I need to get a babysitter for late at night and go walk out of town a bit... perhaps I'd be more lucky then!

Well, should go for now, but will write again soon!


  1. For looking up the northern lights, there are some good tools to help you figure out when they are likely....
    and there is some kind of northern lights TV... but I don't have the link memorized yet.

  2. not to be alarmist, but it might be a good idea to check your local bear situation before going off alone to check auroras ? just sayin'...

  3. Wow, you got your stuff pretty quick...hopefully the TV turns up soon!

  4. LOVE the comment about bears... apparently here there are only 1-2 bears on the whole island... I would probably be more scared to see wolves... guessing I will call a new friend and go for a drive to find the lights!

    I sent my things from NS on July 30 so it took 8 weeks to get here and I surely hope they find my TV!!!!