It was so shocking for Mei-Shun to see her favorite tea shop closed last year, yet recent finding that they have another branch in Tsukuba made her delighted. As season recommendation, a cup of twig green tea called karigane, meaning song of flying wild geese, was served. Twigs pruned from tea plants are mixed with leaves, giving a bit bitter and refreshing flavor.
Mei-Shun has felt something weird in her right knee from last week. Ah, her 6-day-a-week practice before stage performance had been too hard, it seemed. Her mother also has a trouble in knees, yet it simply caused by aging. She advised her daughter to see a doctor first. After making sure of no disease, she recommended a muscle training to reduce burden on knees. Yes, mom. Respectfully persuasive suggestion.
Professor M, University of Tsukuba, is a cat fancier. Since his beloved Chonko-chan passed away, a violet girl called Mikeko-chan started to visit the Ms. They took her as a messenger from Chonko-chan, and recently accepted her children at home. Hello, Blanc-chan and Coo-chan.
Which fruits do you prefer? Mei-Shun does the former while Shin the latter for persimmon, apple, banana, etc. They are all good for morning salad, adding cucumber in one-bite cut. Hot tea, milk and this would make your day energetic.
Tora-chan is getting fluffy little by little these days. We see the great nature in her; she knows well that she has to stay outdoors, eats more to change her coat into winter version. Really a good girl you are.
It happened again, and at last. A metal covering set on one of Mei-Shun’s teeth jumped out of mouth while flossed. Her home dentist said that it would, anytime or in the future. They talked about a ceramic replacement at that time, with Shin’s kind agreement to finance it. Now Mei-Shun is to make a reservation. So long, partner.
What a happy surprise! Mei-Shun found our cymbidium has a flower bud this morning. And here might grow another, in similar place for the one bloomed in March. However, some instruction say that their flowering time starts in December. Oh, does our baby come out too soon? She has refused to move into a bigger pot, never let us cut her confused roots. Please do not hurry to live, honey.
We feel a bit hot in daytime while cold at night these days. Mei-Shun was looking for her kappogi, an apron with sleeves. It is stored in our closet under futon, blankets and silk kimonos during summer. Laying one on another is not a suitable way to keep kimonos clean; humidity could hurt them seriously. Drawings made of paulownia wood is the best, yet we cannot afford any further space.