Treena's Travels

This blog was set up to journal my experience of living in Nunavut and keep friends and family up to date on these happenings. It's a wonderful place, this hideaway in the north, and I'm loving my time here. An unforgettable place with unforgettable people. I'm lucky to be here.

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Location: Baker Lake, Nunavut, Canada

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Hmmm... I've come to the conclusion that Nunavut weather is much more unpredictable than Alberta weather. It's off-and-on for sunshine and feeling cheerful, to snowy/chilly and, well, a wee bit glum. I have to admit that I'm tired of winter at this point. Must mean it's time to get out for a break because all I can think about is going for a walk where there are forests and forests of trees!

But tonight was fun; I was at soccer practice. The little one I work with is in soccer and I really don't think there is anything cuter than a pack of 5-8 yr old kids running after a soccer ball. Rules and skill be damned too. It's all about running, giggling, and having fun. Like sports should be. And because there are so many kids, the gym gets separated into two games width-ways arcoss the gym with teenage volunteers posted between the two to prevent a stray ball from being launched into the other game. Well that's how it's supposed to work anyway. Several times tonight the ball got through the 'wall' and most of the 10 players went racing after it onto the other games play area. The funny thing? The other game didn't even realize they were playing with another ball and extra players! It just became a REALLY BIG soccer game. Man, did I ever laugh.

Anyhow, I'm just sitting here now with a cup of tea and listening to a fantastic CD (big shout out to Young Mathew for that) and I'm loading a pic to show how much snow we've still got left. Not a glorious view I admit, but the view from my living room window none-the-less. Check out that snowbank!

But the curfew siren just went off so it means it's time to hit the sack. Mon - Thurs it goes off at 10 pm and Fri and Sat it goes off at 12 am. It's to let the kiddies know that they should be home in bed and not outside the 12 plex here throwing rocks at the satellite dishes or unplugging wires from the 'Hondas' outside (Honda up here refers to all ATVs and not to the hatchback that comes to mind). :-) Ahh well.


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