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one second everyday — may 2018

may was mostly gdpr month, which made it pretty boring overall. still, in the in-betweens of the legal stuff, we managed to go to lisbon twice, host friends and family for a few days, celebrate 47 million postcards, give blood and the boy even fixed the dashboard lights on our car! :)

another nice-but-so-full month, and i’m increasingly missing having time for myself.

one second everyday — april 2018

if there was a theme to april this year, it was family.

the month started with paulo’s parents coming over for a few days, then us going north for daniela’s graduation, and it ended back south with my own parents in town for a short holiday. other highlights included spending time with friends and seeing the passionfruit bloom and give fruit.

it was a loooong month, and i’m happy for all the good memories in it, but also glad it’s done. it’s hard, trying to fit everything in and still do the work in the in-betweens. sigh.

one second everyday — march 2018

march started with rain and ended in radiant sunshine! we had friends over, celebrated birthdays, tried new things, improved the “garden”… it was a nice month all around. this year has been very quiet for a change, and i appreciate that.

march was also the month in which we celebrated five years of doing “one second everyday” videos, which is amazing! i’m so happy we’ve stuck with the habit for this long, and hope to keep it going for many, many years.

though we don’t do them for the sole purpose of sharing, i like that these videos function as a metronome of our life for our friends. sometimes people i haven’t seen in a while see the videos and then reach out to comment on a specific second — even if just to remark on how much food we eat, or how much the boy’s beard has grown! and it’s so incredibly nice to hear from them. :)

but what i like the most about this series is that recording the seconds has become a ritual that forces us to stop and appreciate little moments throughout the day. like kurt vonnegut’s uncle alex, i often ask myself: “if this isn’t nice, what is?”. and it is very nice indeed.

one second everyday — february 2018

the dodgy back reared up its ugly head once again, so february was forcibly a slower month, with lots of painkillers, lower back exercises and long walks.

still, it wasn’t a total bust! the walks were nice and gave us time to enjoy the beauty that is algarve on these sunny winter days, and the opportunity to finish some rolls of film. we used the month of letters to connect with friends and family, and shared plenty of delicious meals too — some nearby, and some in hidden places in alentejo.

and last but not least, the rain came finally and it looks like it might be here to stay, perhaps putting an end to this persistent drought — hurray!

one second everyday — january 2018

the month started in france on new year’s yodel camp, and then a quick jump back home with my parents in tow for a few days.

after that it was mostly catching up with work, along with the start of the hiking season, board games, lots of fondues… and a few days spent working in front of the fireplace. cozy and productive.