Friday, December 26, 2008

One year

New Year's eve marks some anniversaries for me. One year not within in 10 or even 1000 miles of the 400 series highways! YAAAAA! One year of missing my daughter. One great year with Alan.

One year of firsts. So many to consider where does one start? First snow mobile ride on Frobisher Bay. First Toonik Tyme. First time in an iglu! First Celebration of the Seal. First catch on the Sylvie Grinnell River. First taste of seal and muktuk. First joy of cooking my very own arctic char. First arctic hare siting. First boating across the bay. First lick of an iceberg! First taste of arctic wild blueberries. First time ever getting moss on my butt!

New language skills; hearing the language was baffling, after a couple of courses I am able to discern a few spoken words. Though not very capable of answering in same I can manage a few basic phrases.
My daughter is moving here! She has accepted a job which includes housing and some other nice perks. This will be all new to me. Living in town but not together. We have lived together or miles apart. It will definitely be nice to have her over for an evening meal or movies together. Or to help her decorate her new digs (I haven't been able to in the past..)Recently I have considered ending this blog. I figured the first year will be most exciting to blog about. What else would I have to say?
We'll see.


Matthew and Michele said...

Congradulations on making it through a year of first.

We actually blogged more in our second year. But then again we are a odd couple.


Matt, Kara and Hunter said...

That is so great that your daughter is moving up there!

And of course you have to keep the blog going!

Cindy said...

You MUST continue to blog, otherwise, I'll need to get a long distance plan to find out what's happening up there. I love to see your pictures and hear your stories.

bea3855 said...

Just love to read your blog and see thru your pix!
Would be ashame if you stop!
Hope you will keep on blogging!!!
No snow here still, but pretty hoarfrost - it snows more on my blog though...
have a lovely weekend.
Beatrice from Germany

Anonymous said...

Please don't stop blogging. I enjoy your blog very much. It is giving me a picture of up north that I wouldn't normally see and couldn't imagine.

Cindy's Mom

Shelley said...

You guys are cracking me up! I just don't want the blog to get repetitive. If Matt and Michelle and Matt and Kara have managed to keep blog fresh, maybe I can too.

Anonymous said...

I personally love reading your BLOG and hearing about all the neat things you do up there!
Moss on your butt and licking an iceberg?
Come on - those are classics!
Although, I want to see the picture of the moss on your butt next time!! Don't be shy now!!

Skinny B

PĂ© - Le monde en image said...

Ouf !!! Incredible, hope you will continue your good work, please don't stop !! Happy new year and the best for you, your daughter and Alan !!

Jennith said...

Eon't end your blog, it is one of my favourites... good luck for your second year! I'm sure the north holds more surprises.