Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Chilly Day

So judging by the bite in the wind today, winter is coming. Surprisingly enough, we haven't seen any kind of accumulation in the way of snow yet. There was one day with some scattered snow showers, but nothing that stuck around.

We leave Baker tomorrow to go on vacation with our Northern besties. (Look out Mexico! Here we come and nothing will ever be the same!) So this will be the first year we haven't seen snow in September.

I would imagine when we return after spending some time in Ontario over Thanksgiving with family, there will be some frosty white stuff on the ground.

Monday, September 26, 2011


As a professional online shopper, I was pretty geeked up today to find out that Reitmans now has online shopping!

$7.50 flat rate shipping is not as good as Lulu, The Gap, Old Navy and Banana Republic who ship for free (and free returns!). But on par with Ricki's and Cleo, and slightly cheaper than Sears.

And! I heart Reitman's jeans!

So, sorry, gotta go do some shopping! Don't tell 'he'!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Yoga Class

Not too sure if Squire is the instructor and the Giraffe-E and I are the students, but one thing is certain.... Her downward dog is textbook!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Resolute Plane Crash

Anyone who lives the north for any length of time, quickly comes to understand that each community revolves around its airport.

Generally, the airport is the gateway into or out of town. It's our lifeline to supplies. Hell, it's where we pick up our booze!

It doesn't matter whether I'm at home or the office, when I look out the window, my eye is drawn out across the water to the airport.

The plane crash in Resolute last month that made headlines across major news stations down south was even more keenly felt here. You have to remember that the communities up here are incredibly close knit. Everyone knows everyone, and so many people are related to one another.

That there were any survivors at all is unbelievable. That the military was in Resolute planning on simulating the response to a plane crash was fortunate. That such a crash happened at all is kinda scary.

I had to tune in to watch the interview with one of the survivors. The recap can be seen/read here.

The poise and overall attitude Nicole Williamson has towards this tragedy is inspiring. I can't imagine I'd walk away from an event like that with my head on that straight.

While we await the results of the investigation into the crash, one thing is certain. If you live in the north, you'll be flying eventually. Considering the number of planes that I seeing flying past my window on a daily basis, and in spite of this tragedy, I'll still feel pretty safe the next time I hop on a plane.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Cute Kids

So Squire and I were out for a quick walk tonight.

We're walking down the road towards two little boys. (Squire LOVES kids... but little boys are her favourite!) They're probably about 3.5 and 2 years old respectively.

Anyway, as we get closer, the younger one starts to cry...

... the older one solemnly explains to me that 'the baby is afraid of your dog.'

Sometimes, kids are too cute.