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one second everyday — may 2020

may!

the month was spent mostly working, cooking (baking even!), and doing random things around the house and garden. the boy’s computer suddenly died early in the month, but cousin d. had a spare one that tied him over until the new one arrived. the tomatoes keep growing, and we now have mini-butternut squash and physalis growing in our own garden (!!!). we had a slow “deconfinement”, with the return of game nights, some walks on the beach, and a trip north to stock up the family. no kisses, no hugs… but happy to see that everyone is doing ok.

it feels like summer, and june stretches languidly ahead, without any plans or expectations. i approve.

one second everyday — april 2020

april was the homeliest of months, calm and quiet, and just what the WHO ordered. after coming south, we did nothing besides work, study, eat and putter around in the garden.

improbably, there are now pumpkins, tomatoes, physalis, sage, mint, lemongrass, chives and lettuce growing… as well as an ever-expanding collection of succulents, and passionfruit. :| the hands want to keep busy, i guess, and things grow, little by little. i’m ok with this.

one second everyday — march 2020

march was… the longest year. i didn’t even remember we had been up north in the beginning of the month until we started compiling these seconds.

the first half of the month was fine. we played games, met with friends, went to a concert, walked the hills… and then the world changed suddenly, and we hunkered down to weather the storm. we spent our days struggling to cope with the constant changes in the postal world, fighting the slugs in the garden, and catching up with friends online. at the end of the month, we drove north again to help p.’s parents with groceries. we’ve been in my parent’s empty apartment ever since, and i can’t wait to go back home.

one second everyday — february 2020

february went by in a blur.

the big thing this month was finishing the rota vicentina hike, from aljezur to porto covo. a few days of sun, sand and cliffs, and the freedom to just walk with a backpack on our shoulders… bliss! i’ve tried to keep up the pace, reviving my half-dead fitbit and squeezing in some steps everyday or biking to town instead of driving — so far, so good. towards the end of the month, we took the train north, to check on family and plant some trees with other postcrossers. :)

one second everyday — january 2020

january was full of mundane, unhurried days — not a bad thing in our book.

we did lots of planning, worked, played, met up with friends and appreciated the peace and quiet of the beginning of the year… and also complained ad nauseam about the lack of heating in portuguese houses. *insert exasperated emoji*