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one second everyday — november 2018

november was good, the way months spent at home usually are: quietly productive, with long-term plans moving forward. the days were mostly the same mix of work-gym-eat-work, and as a result, i ended up forgetting to film quite a few seconds, but that’s ok.

the highlight of the month was having dani stay over for a few days, studying for her upcoming ielts exam and preparing for her first job interview. we also launched the new profile pages on postcrossing, i joined a knitting club and got started on my first ever pair of socks, and had friends over for “friendsgiving”. :)

echeveria setosa

the setosa came to us unexpectedly (like most of our plants) when some neighbors about to move were looking for homes for their plants. we kept a few of their vases, and in one of them came this furry fellow.

we stuck it in our front garden between some rocks, and it’s been doing great ever since. as they go about reproducing and slowly dominating the patch of garden we gave them, the older leaves seem to dry out and drop, while the plants keep growing upwards.

i noticed it doesn’t need to shed leaves to propagate though: new “babies” just appear from the stem or the flower itself.


the craftsroom

for a while now, i wanted to have a place to spread my crafts stuff, all the postcards, paper, tape and rubberstamps that i love, but which have to go back to the drawers at the end of the day, so that my work desk doesn’t permanently transform into something like this:

the dread i felt at the thought of putting everything away at the end though was enough to postpone whatever crafty endeavor i had dreamed up, so this wasn’t working.

luckily, we have extra space in this house, including an office bathroom that we never use, and which has been claimed as storage space from day one. what if…

voilà! a switched off water connection + a solid board cut to size to cover the sinks, and we have a new craftsbathroom. :) it looks very tidy at the moment, but give me some time — i promise it’ll soon be delightfully messy!

happy nothing special day!

hobonichi <3!

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