weeknotes, 7/21

not much going on this week, but:

– we’ve been giving baking bread a try, mostly to supplement the boy’s diet while i keep my carbs low. sourdough is still a challenge, the starters never seem to bubble and grow in our kitchen… but normal yeasted bread is an achievement unlocked!

– after one too many liquid mishaps near the computer, the boy offered a travel mug for christmas and i’m a little bit in love with it — it’s perfect for my many daily servings of hot beverages. speaking of which, we’ve switched to decaf maybe a year ago and haven’t looked back. it might not be as tasty as really nice coffee, but i can definitely feel the difference in my well-being.

– watching perseverance land on mars!

– the black-headed gulls‘ heads are turning black, switching to their summer plummage. feels like a sign that spring is around the corner!

– in the spirit of using what we have these winter months, i’ve picked up my watercolor supplies and started painting alongside random youtube videos, to tune out at the end of the day. i feel like a child again, it feels great to just put brush to paper with no expectations of anything good actually coming out of it.

– and a quote to hang on to until the days warm up again:

“In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger – something better, pushing right back.” – albert camus

2 comments to “weeknotes, 7/21”

  • jouimaria says:

    Que bonita aguarela!
    O teu isco não borbulha ao fim de alguns dias alimentado a farinha e água? Experimenta, talvez, metê-lo no forno, ou no sítio mais quente e seco que tenhas em casa. Acho que os iscos têm dificuldade em crescer em sítios mais frios e húmidos e as casas portuguesas têm elevados níveis de humidade, mesmo quando não parece. Mesmo aqui na Suíça, noto que o meu isco cresce menos na cozinha durante o inverno, por isso quando quero que ele arrebite, meto-o aconchegadinho ao pé do radiador (e do gato). Boa sorte!

  • Shar says:

    Sometimes it’s really nice to do a hobby without any expectations if it turning out well

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