While walking in a residential neighbourhood, I saw these beautiful flowers poking out of a fence. I immediately recognised them as a member of the Nightshade family by the flowers and leaves. A little googling later, and I think it’s a bittersweet nightshade.
I absolutely love the beautiful little flowers, roughly the size of my thumbnail: five purple petals pulling back from a bright golden cone, and the little white and green rounds at the base of the petals. I’ll try to find this again when it’s fruiting to take more pictures.
I don’t think one outgrows a person, I think it’s more often that one outgrows the relationship. People are dynamic, but for whatever reasons, we don’t continually update our perceptions of others, so sometimes they get stuck with the ideas we have about them, so we get stuck with the relationship we build with that idea.
I know my friends are moving away because their lives are taking them on a different path than mine. I know that if they could stay—if that was part of the path they wanted enough—they would.
Mason’s journey is taking him to Dubai. FP’s journey is taking him to Ontario. Alain’s journey is taking him to Quebec.
And they need to go to these places to fulfill goals they’ve set for themselves, whether personal, academic, career, a combination, or otherwise.
They’re growing in some direction. I’m growing in another.
And when I think about it this way, it feels a little easier to move on.
It’s kind of a shitty one from Walmart for $15, but it does the job!
The only complaint I have is that towards the end of the brewing, when the coffee sputters out, it sometimes shoots to the lid’s hinge, which isn’t tight, so the coffee drips down, is caught by the bottom bend of the handle, and then drips onto the stove. So when I go to pick up the pot, the handle has hot coffee at both the top and the bottom; also, the coffee that drips onto the stove burns and crusts up a bit.
I’ve seen another moka pot at Think Kitchen for about $13, which I might consider getting to replace this one, since I’ve broken the plastic handle—my fault—and have repaired it only with super glue. It’s holding for now, but I’m skeptical.
I hope to take this with me next time I go camping for use on my gas stove!
When I first started fooling around with jewellery-making in late June 2014, these were the first earrings I made.
There’s a lot of metal on them: they weigh approx 6g each (these ones weight about 3g each and plain studs are roughly 0.5g each), so they started to hurt my ears after wearing them for 10-12 hours.
The gears are attached to one another using 24 gauge wire. One day, I will learn how to solder, but for now, this is the best way I have for attaching metal to metal (I am suspicious of glue’s strength).
Although I’m fond of the amount of wire showing and the general look and feel, the right earring (or left, from this perspective) looks unintentionally like Africa, which bothers me disproportionately.
I will probably take these apart along with some others, and work on the design and balance before I get serious about selling them.
I’ll be out of town for the weekend, then I start a new job on Mon; but there’s plenty lined up in my queue for the next week and a bit.
When I get back, we’ll see how much free time I have in my evenings to queue up more posts; I may have to dial it back to 2 posts/day instead of 3.
Also, I just want to mention: As a beginner, I welcome all constructive feedback on my handmade jewellery! Do you think the design is good/bad? The colour scheme? Which techniques need practice? What do you like and dislike? What might you have liked better?