Since Ian and I had completely average days (except that I was fed a sandwich [Koreans must really like mayo, as it was mainly comprised of the stuff] today at work, which was nice), I thought I would post a few random pictures I have from earlier this week.
Ian found small adapters when we were showing Ben and Amy around this weekend. They work well, but they let too much power through, so it's good we have a surge protector. It's nice not to have to jury rig it. Here's a reminder of the old set up:
We were stoked because the new converter allowed us to have our laptops and the Christmas lights plugged it.
They were shining really brightly. Then half of them blew out. Darn. So, we're back to only having them on occasionally. At least we'll have them for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
It's been really cold in the morning for the past few days. I've had to up the amount of clothing I wear on our runs:
For those keeping score at home that's: underclothes, a sports top, a t-shirt, a running zip up, a sweatshirt, men's long underwear, running pants, gloves, a hat, and a face mask (which never lasts very long). I fear that in January I'll have to run in my Westbeach jacket. Ian's running wardrobe is getting heavier, too, it includes layering shorts over leggings, two shirts, gloves a sweatshirt and a hat.
Ian's been trying out a few creative outlets lately. He's started drawing again and he's done a couple of paper projects. His most recent is greatly amusing:
My immune system hasn't been all that great since I got here and there's one particularly inconvenient symptom of that. Plantar warts. I've always been susceptible, but I have the largest one I've ever had on my left foot (admittedly, it's been there since July or so) and three new and quickly growing ones on my right foot. I'm nervous to go to the hospital, so I'm trying duct tape therapy first. Fingers crossed. In case you didn't know, plantar warts are a symptom of an HPV infection on the toe or sole of your foot. A canker sore (mouth ulcer) is a symptom of an isolated oral infection. Duct tape suffocates the area and the oxygen deprivation speeds up the death or the wart. It might not work, though, since this method is not exactly fool proof.
I made lentils and jasmine rice for dinner tonight. We also had some naan that we bought from the foreign food market in Seoul It was great, though I didn't cook the lentils perfectly. I'm going to start cooking a few of times a week to give Ian a break. Plus, two minds will give us more variety and I miss cooking.
Happy Wednesday! Good night!