And this is why it's been a little quiet here on Tales from the Arctic this past week ... I've got a lot of reading and researching to do during the nights, and by the time I'm done my work, I can barely stand looking at the computer any more to be able to post up a quick update.
So what have I been up to? Well, I've been enjoying the return of the sun. I've been constantly moving around in my classroom trying to stay in the sun while teaching just because it feels so good. And when I'm not teaching, I'm researching all about the Arctic - mostly all about Arctic Bay and Kautokeino, Norway (as I am comparing these two circumpolar communities for my course project).
Researching for this project would be a heck of a lot easier if a) I had more bandwidth, as it's been pretty intense so far and b) if I new how to read Norwegian / Saami - cause I think I've found an article that might give me a good portion of the answers that I need... but I only understand about every 10th word. Sigh. Oh well. All part of the research fun right??
So right now I am sitting here on my couch, surrounded by article printouts, books that I've borrowed from our library and a pot of coffee with a straw sticking out of it ... and am only about 1/2 done the assignment ... yet some how I am up to page 12 already ... go figure. Thankfully, it is not due until Saturday, so I should have plenty of time to finish it up. It's mostly just stringing everything that I've found together into some coherent form. I figure after 8 years of university I should be able to do that right?