Spring in Seattle

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Brighton Playfield, SE Seattle, May 15, 2014

Brighton Playfield, SE Seattle, May 15, 2014

Spring is in full swing here in Seattle which means that there are still scattered rain showers, but there is plenty of sunshine and fresh air and even a few days where it feels just shy of uncomfortably warm*. The sunrises and sunsets have been lovely, and there are increasing trace amounts of barbecue smoke in the air. All in all, it’s wonderful. Spring and summer in Seattle are wonderful and make up for the excessively dreary winters.

Eric and I are wrapping up a few things stateside. Currently, Eric is taking a break from his MA classes to focus on fundraising and other last minute details that need to take place before we head off to training at the end of July. I am wrapping up my current work situation (May 30th is my last day), and I will be done with my current MA class mid-June. On Monday, we registered with Wheaton to get TEFL certificates, so we will likely start working on those classes shortly.

Other than that, we are still plugging along and trying to enjoy our last few months in Seattle before we head off to the next season of life. It’s exciting and overwhelming as always. 🙂

Have a great weekend!

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*Uncomfortably warm for Seattle-ites, that is. Anyone visiting the area would probably still wear a light jacket.

An Unfortunate Event

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pale EricThis is what happens when poor Eric gets a shot or blood work done. When he was younger, his body decided that it would just automatically go into shock every time he got a vaccination or any sort of needle shoved into his skin. (Finger sticks don’t affect him though for some reason…?) Anyhow, part of this whole moving thing involves both bloodwork and vaccinations, so this 6’2″ guy needs to experience this a few times in the upcoming future.

We know that if he can be horizontal prior to the needle going in, it helps, which was not the case here. (They lowered the bed down after he got pale and lightheaded.) Otherwise, there is tunnel vision and instant clamminess and really pale, worrisome skin color. Also, he gets really thirsty. The first time I witnessed this reaction, we were getting flu shots in Bartell’s, so he got to lie down on the floor of the drugstore and look pale for awhile and scare the pharmacists and other customers. Good times! 😉

 

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