Added to the pleasant temperature was the return of the sun, which stays in the sky for a whole five hours now before setting again. It feels like a real day! It's so wonderful to feel the warmth of the sun on your face...as best as you can manage to have your skin exposed to feel it, anyway. Maybe I should even think about wearing sunscreen again...maybe.
It can make you absent-minded at times. Like the time when I reached out and grabbed the wrong end of the iron. Instantly there was a sickening burning sensation in my fingers.
These were the thoughts that ran through my hand:
I burned my hand!
I live in the Arctic and I burned my hand!
I haven't felt this sensation in a long time. I've dealt with frostbite and freezeburn, but...a regular burn? For a minute, as I buried my hand in snow, I considered whether getting frostbite on the burn would balance out the painful problem. It doesn't, by the way. Also, if you're going to burn your hand in the Arctic, don't do it on a day that the pharmacy is closed.
I think Nunavut needs to get its own Groundhog Day tradition. Perhaps instead of a groundhog, it would be a lemming. I suppose it wouldn't be much of an occasion, because every year it would just poke its head out and always predict that the ocean won't melt till June. And then it would immediately be eaten by an Arctic fox. Because that is the North.
the kind of flyers we get in the North
At any rate, the "nice" weather will be short-lived, of course. With the unusually warm temperatures, we're expecting a blizzard tonight.