Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Hey Winter: Bring It!

I don't know if you live in Ontario, but it is hot outside. Like, wear-as-little-as-possible and you're still a mess, hot. Sooooo hot. Yesterday, I was a puddle of perspiration. 45+ (after humidex) is cruel and unusual punishment! It was one of the moments where I wished we were already in Baker Lake because I was a grumpy, sticky, sweatball the second I stepped outside. This heat wave's gotta get outta town.

Anyone that knows me, knows that I am not a fan of winter. I don't like snow, I'm perpetually cold, the dreariness and short daylight hours bring me down, etc. So when I told people that we were moving to Nunavut, a lot of my family and friends laughed and laughed before they realised I was being serious.

I know this is going to sound even more crazy - but for the first time in my life, I'm actually really excited for winter. I want to see what an Arctic winter will be like, to feel how cold cold can be. I want to look outside my window and understand what "winter" really means. I think the thing that will be hardest to adjust to will be the darkness in the winter, but we are fully stocked on vitamin D and I've been trying really hard to find a light therapy/happy lamp (anyone have any idea where I can get one, please let me know!).

I think it's going to be really cool (pardon the pun) to experience Mother Nature at her best/worst. I bet I can make a lot of snow angels and snowmen for our front yard! :) Best part is - no one's going to have to hear me complain about a southwestern Ontario winter after this!

-L

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