Spring Soon

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We have 節分=setsu-bun, on the border of winter today before 立春=risshun, the 1st of  vernal and all 二十四節気 tomorrow. It is also lunar birthday of Mei-Shun who visited the nearest shrine to greet Gods. Oh, omikuji lots would still be handed by a priest, who was not at a reception desk. He might be preparing to hold a ceremony in the main building, with candles lit and chairs arranged.

Beautiful Baby

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Hi, Mr. Danone Caesar, great to see you again. Mei-Shun designated you, Mr. Applause, Mr. Treasure and Ms. Madoka this month. Do you wonder why? Because she would like to choose friendly partners toward canter dance, brushing up her technique. Please keep a good boy as today, darling. Look, she won the best lottery so far to reserve favorite lessons in March.

Pink Piggy?

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Thanks a million, sweet Mikan-chan. Yes, we are on the 1st of solar February today following yesterday of course. Mei-Shun cleaned up a dining table featuring seasonal celebrations including 干支=12 symbols of the year. Since 2023 is 卯年 to take care of rabbits, please find above her collection from “Arles“, the Netherlands via Shin and the same made in Fukushima.

Next Number

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Meow, we are on the last day of solar January. Mom seems to have decided what to do first in 2023; to improve horsey-riding technique, to keep herself healthy enough to attend all lessons she reserves. It might have been easy when she was half of her age, yet never right now. If she could complete it in coming three month, second goal would be considered with Ms. Piano. Purr … purrr …

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Horsey Highness

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Hello, Mr. Great Fighter, nice to dance with you again. Mei-Shun actually came here only 4 times this month. She must have done twice, yet rain/snowfalls, others came up and her own condition prevented it. That means she got on a scale less — to her relief, nice or so-so numbers appeared there. You have never thought about weight control, slender Ms. Ageha=swallowtail butterfly.

Thrilling Tradition

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Mei-Shun is a sumo wrestling lover. Or precisely, she might take it as a kind of artistic performance on a stage called 土俵=do-hyo ring. Gorgeous costumes 行司=gyoji referees put on, 弓取式=yumi-tori-shiki, bow-taking ritual held by a handsome rikishi warrior attract her eyes. Yes, she would pull sleepy kimonos and obi sashes out of drawers from next bouts in March.

Snowy Strawberry

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Most people of our country saw white Tuesday followed by freezing, stormy Wednesday. Mei-Shun stayed safe at home with Mikan-chan, winning Shin who managed to take an off today to enjoy picking up those ruby fruits with his wife. They drove toward the foot of Mt. Tsukuba, found their usual place closed. Bankruptcy? No-no, just after kindergarten children.

Bucket Bouquet

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Here Mei-Shun exchanged vases of Christmas/wedding anniversary and birthday gifts from Shin. The former had fresh roses, carnations and lisianthuses already removed to dry, needs no water any more. Mr. Green is therefore suitable to accommodate it, let the latter relax in a glass tall and large enough. And the owner is so vigorous that brings this vivid, aromatic one to the bedroom every night.

Clearer Chance

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As sweetest Mikan-chan kindly posted yesterday, lunar 2023 started on Sunday. Shin and Mei-Shun visited the nearest shrine, greeted Gods before receiving omikuji lots from a priest. On solar 元旦=New Year’s Day, the husband was given 小吉=sho-kichi, a little lucky while the wife 吉=kichi, lucky. This time both of above couple saw 吉=kichi in different numbers.

Pads and Paws

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Purr, I’m back to mom’s arms in 9 flowers and 20 buds of Princess Cymby. Total 29 sounds like 肉球=niku-kyu, one of our millions of charming points when 9 added to the tail, quite makes sense by my action. “Yes, you are always perfect”, she says. “We had lunar 2023 start from yesterday when you gave 9th flower in early morning. Dad is also delighted with you, our sweetest hearts”.

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