So today was a little bit better. The Inuit people are quite adorable, and definitely not as stoic as the stereotype would have you believe. They smile and giggle a lot, which is always nice to see in a hospital.
Today I learned a few words in Inuktitut.... Ullaakut (good morning), and Nakurmik (thank you). And after a lot of repeating questions all day, I finally learned that the Inuit often say yes nonverbally by raising their eyebrows. That tidbit of information would have saved me a lot of time!!
Anyway, thank you all for your kind words of support. Your sweet comments really lifted my spirits. Oh and thanks for the canned recipe suggestions.... those will certainly come in handy : )