oy, it seems like since I’ve been living in Portland I have been going to interviews non-stop! As our blog followers know, I was laid off from my Therapist position at the hospital when their budget was cut. Since then I’ve been working part-time for a great little start-up company as an Art Teacher. My hours were cut there too so I’ve had to look for full-time work.
My new official title is a Prevention Specialist and I will be working within an alternative high-school as well as a public high school totaling 3,250 + adolescents I can’t wait!! The staff I have met thus far seem like they will be great team members which is so important! YAY!! I got a job!!!
It’s been a while since we posted :/
This past weekend we went camping at Nehalem Bay State Park on the coast. The purpose of going there was to participate in a beach clean-up. Turns out…Nehalem Beach is the cleanest beach EVER! Justin and I walked for quite a while, mostly in the pouring rain, looking for garbage and this is all we found: …a couple dozen bitty bits of blue plastic, a fishing hook and a couple other little things.
We found ourselves getting disappointed that the beautiful shells and drift wood weren’t pieces of garbage Bad news; we didn’t pick up much garbage and were pretty cold…Good news; the beach was clean!
The weather was pretty sporadic throughout the weekend but gave us a great blue skied afternoon on Saturday which was nice. The wind was pretty crazy though the whole time we were there. In the middle of the night our “luxury tent” was swaying around so much I thought it was going to take off! While on the beach the wind brought a constant hail of sand so if you didn’t turn your back to the wind you would get a mouth full of sand. Luckily, the only casualties were two split “sun shelter” poles and I already fixed them to good as newRead More
Last week we had a fluke streak of really nice Spring weather. Justin and I took this opportunity to explore more of the Hoyt Arboretum, which is not far from our house.
We found the funkiest tree. The shape of it looked like a type of pine and it’s new buds looked like chickens and hens you put in rock gardens (I’m not really sure if that is the real name or just a name we used within my family…I often have a hard time differentiating the two ). The pokes/branches of the tree were super strong and very sharp. The tree was called a monkey…something or other tree. I can’t remember exactly. The way I figured it must have gotten it’s name is because once upon a time a monkey literally got stuck in this treeRead More