Mikan-chan looked all right in the morning, yet the evil stone hit her while Mei-Shun went out. Such a trick – any treat will be served for her good health. Sleep well, keep warm. Oh, your sweet purring … Good girl.
Mei-Shun drove on the highway toward Ibaraki Airport to pick up Shin. We found it the most convenient for trip to Kansai area, either for business or pleasure – no traffic jam, taking just an hour, wide and free parking space. Thanks, Mr. Governor.
The last lesson before the stage was given to Mei-Shun, with a little corrections and a sign of “Okay, go ahead and enjoy” from Master Mei-Shu. Rehearsal will be held on Saturday followed by Sunday’s performance.
In the evening, a sudden cacophony of thunder fell, let all lights off. Only cooking fires with which Mei-Shun was preparing dinner left on. Simmering sound and blue gas fire caught our attention until TV voice, microwave alarm, phone recorder, etc. came back to cover them. 5-minute halcyon, old days might be a gift from the nature.
11-year-old Mikan-chan has a “stone” in the bladder. It could force her to go into the restroom over and over, sometimes to bleed a little. Veterinarian Dr. O recommends an operation to remove the stone, yet he adds that there is no guarantee to avoid the disease forever …
Mei-Shun caught a cold. A slight fever, stomachaches, a sore throat and running nose, sleepiness … might be among the worst happenings in preparation for a stage performance. She only hopes that accumulated training so far works well.
Master Mei-Shu gave Mei-Shun a kimono, beautifully purple-colored. It is just in size of the latter, looks a bit too long for you, Master … it might be the one her eldest sister, Mei-Shu I, wore in her days.