Thursday, May 31, 2012

Breakfast...and Settling in

This morning as I was walking to work I met my boss and her daughter walking to the store.  Normally she take her kids to school and daycare then to work. It turned out that this morning the school was having a "cold " pancake breakfast.

So Sheryl and I get all of our opening prep done so that we can go to the breakfast. From what Sheryl was telling me that pretty much the whole community comes out... well when we got there it seemed like most of the people in town were there.

Breakfast was cold pancakes, grilled hot dog half's, toast and scrambled eggs and juice. It was great! Sheryl and I were sitting with two of the towns elders, both of whom only spoke Inuktitut which was cool and intimidating as well. I am definitely glad that Sheryl was there to translate.

After breakfast Sheryl and I went back to the store to prepare for opening. Once the store was open and customers were coming in the ones that saw me at breakfast were asking how I enjoyed it. It was a really great feeling of inclusion into the community.

I know I have been here two weeks... it seems wayy longer some days. I am starting to recognize our regular customers and am able to joke around with them. I am looking forward to getting to know more people. I definitely love the feeling of community that Kimmirut has, very few places hold a breakfast and the majority of the town shows up.

It is cool to hear the kids who come into the store saying my name , almost like they want to know if I will respond to it . Alot of kids also want to come visit, mainly because I have a cat and my bosses daughter comes to visit.

I am hoping the snow and cool temperatures have left us behind! I wanted to go out on the ice and take pictures but I don't think I would do that right now ... the ice looks kind of sketchy! I am hoping to get an opportunity to go fishing or something "out on the land" just to say I have had the experience!


  1. Sounds so exciting. Makes me feel like I wnat to be there. Except for I couldn't stand the cold. It really sound like you are settling in and that the neighborhood is welcoming you. Keep the posts coming. I love to hear all your adventures. Brenda

  2. Sounds awesome sounds like a very close community. Glad to hear your enjoying it thus far, seems like an excellent adventure. Whitnew showed us how to spell your name in Inuktitut today, looks cool. Lorraine said it looks like the flash symbol haha you should find out my name also pleaseeeee. You know just incase I decide to come check this place out sometime in my life. Looking forward to your next blog, till then know we all miss you and continue enjoying yourself!


  3. Glad to see that you are feeling a little more at home there. I know there is a great comraderie in the North and communities gather together for celebrations and such so I think you will find the people quite warm and welcoming. Stay off the ice! Glad you like your boss. I look forward to your next blog. Take care. Lynda

  4. It sound great where your at very glad that you are getting to know some people. \keep us posted on your blog and as \justin said we do miss ya. Until next time stay warm Cheryl

  5. Hi Jeka, Community breakfast - sounds cozy - It looks like bringing your cat is a big hit with the town folk, especially the kids. Who knew a cat would be such a blessing to so many. And now that you are a superhero (flash) we hope it doesn't go to your head. The verse I was led to today as I think of you is in
    Psalm 37:
    3 Trust in the Lord and do good.
    Then you will live safely in the land and prosper.
    4 Take delight in the Lord,
    and he will give you your heart’s desires.
    5 Commit everything you do to the Lord.
    Trust him, and he will help you.

    Hope you have a wonderful week, till the next blog.

  6. Speaking of saying your name, how do you pronounce it?

    Is the first E like in check, so kind of like Jeckah?