Sunday, July 18, 2010


Ok... It is now...
-1 week, 5 days till the packers and movers come
-3 weeks till my last day at work
-5 weeks till we leave!!!

I am almost ready... I still have to buy a few things - which most importantly include boots for me and Ellyott. I can't believe how difficult it is to get boots that are rated at -50 or lower... I have been to MANY stores and yes, I know it is summer, but seriously NO ONE HAS ANY! Unless I bought these huge heavy steel toed man boots from Marks Work Warehouse - which does not suit me. I can't find any boots for the baby either. I am at a loss.

Other than the boots, I need a few odds and ends, and am facing a laundry dilemma. I thought I was being placed in a unit with a top loader, so I went and bought powdered soap, however, they have moved me to a unit closer to the daycare and this unit has been redone (YAY) but includes a front loader. So hence my issue... my sealift is already ordered and crated and possibly already sailing and the company who is shipping my furniture does not accept any liquids...


After my things are sent, we have 1 month of jam packed events! Our childcare provider is on vacation the first week of August, so Ellyott will be with family, then he goes back to Loretta for 1 week, then I am done work. We have a trip to the cottage with friends and then my friend Natasha and Ellyott's BFF Christian are coming out for a couple nights... then back to Halifax to plan for Ellyott's 2nd birthday party on August 21. August 23 I start working for Government of Nunavut from here... interviewing people, gathering info etc. THEN, Ellyotts real birthday is August 26, I am standing in Angela's wedding on the 28th and then the plane leaves with us on it on August 30th! WHOP!

I can't wait to hit the road! I am still terrified of the flight with the baby, but I am going to have to get over that, eh?

Anyone think of something I am forgetting? I appreciate any thoughts, suggestions etc!


Saturday, July 10, 2010

Whoa Jennifer!

Ok.... so I must admit I was overwhelmed for a bit... I had a hard case at work, frustrated with the current systems and powers at play in my current job and this can be summerized as frustrating. I came home and played with Ellyott - during such time I fell down and hurt my wrist... I proceeded to give him a bath then came to my room and had a bit of a cry-a-thon-feel-so-sorry-for-myself-no-one-cares-fest... In thinking about what I need to do to get ready to leave NS, I began to feel alone... I mean really alone... J is gone away working, dad is at sea, mom is at the cottage with Maggie and aunt Barb, Pierre just had a baby, J's parents are in Cape Breton and my friends are all busy... so I felt a little stressed wondering how I was going to be able to go shopping to get everything I need with Ellyott in tow....NOT GOING TO WORK... so, I woke on Friday, vented a bit and then I read a FB post that said "today I am going to focus on what I can do, and not on what I can't do...

breath in... breath out...

So today I left home at 9am... Jimmy came home last night from work and stayed with the baby today... I took off to the car dealer to have my car appraised and then hit the stores... Thanks to Shannon who got me into Costco and helped me get some good deals, then it was off to Zellers, Henry's, Superstore, Canadian Tire and Lawtons... I spent $1500.00 today and counted up saving 1100.00!!!!! I have NEVER spent that much or saved that much either!! I came home, did a brief inventory and made a list of the remaining things I need... guessing one more full shopping day and I will be DONNNNNNNEEE!

So my plans were to clean this house tonight... but nope.... not doing it... I am going to lay in bed and watch a chick flick... seriously KAPUT!!!

3 weeks till the packers and movers come and then 7 weeks to go till departure!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Ok... mistake? HELLLLLPPPPP!

I am a little worried and want to ask opinions of those already in NU. I am allowed 6000lbs to bring with me... I ordered a sealift... do I need a sealift or should I be okay getting food, diapers, papered goods and all of my household supplies here and including it within my 6000lbs??? HELP! I am bringing all furniture including the baby's bedroom, toys and books, all kitchen and bedroom items and all general household items - i.e. towels, dishes, pots and pans, microwaves, clothing, blankets etcetcetc... DESPERATLY NEEDING THOUGHTS ASAP...