晴耕雨読 meaning to farm on sunny day, to read on rainy day used to be our custom in good old days. And it still continues in how Mei-Shun does; to enjoy horsey-back riding when it is from clear to cloudy, to dance when it rains or snows. She owes all of it to Shin who works hard no matter what color the sky puts on, saying that her smiling, healthy face deserves every bacon he brings home.
Have you kind followers seen cactus flower? Mickey-face one in mom-in-law’s garden suddenly went into lemon-yellow bloom last month. Baby mantis, great to see you again. And your appearance on the floor of Shin and Mei-Shun is really appreciated, gecko darling. Hey Tora-chan, please do not try to assault the latter after shower. She is already in pajamas, would not like your paws walked outdoors.
It has become very important for Mei-Shun in recent several years. Her teeth are firmly established, thanks to late father. However, so much a lover of sweets from childhood, she let many molars decayed, covered with metal including gold — greedy dentists might partly cheat her doleful mother. Good Dr. M is on the opposite side of such a scale, gives necessary treatment and regular check like today.
It is a gift from Mei-Shun’s mother. After she welcomed her younger daughter at home, they often drop in a tea shop on the way to the nearest station. Interestingly, green tea of the lowest price tastes the best. According to the shop owner, it is because we tend to use more leaves than expensive ones. Well then, how this master’s handmade works? Here is seasonal delicacy, the best fit for a cup of green tea.
So it is all right for Shin to leave Mei-Shun alone for a week — he is on a business trip to the U.S.A. from weekend. Oh, she is never alone, of course not. Mikan-chan looks feeling so-so recently, gives her human-being mom relief, refreshment and real happiness. Thanks to cool rainy days like today, they stay home together; one enjoying peaceful sleep, the other writing, playing piano and dancing.
Meow, we will have 夏至=geshi tomorrow, on my day of every month. However, it might be the worst timing: rainy season would not like to give us a chance to enjoy the longest daytime of the year, mom told me. I listen to her with perfect understanding, while know that it does not matter. Window-side bench in dad’s study is the best place these days. The warmer the better here, that’s all. Purr … Purrrr …
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Thank you so much, Shin, for bringing home one of your wife’s favorite foods — Mei-Shun really loves honey. These are from wisteria, so rare in quantity that cannot be drawn into the market. It reminds them of Dreamer, black-brown beauty who passed away in the end of April. Wild wisteria bloomed very well this spring, as if fringed her road to the heaven.
Lovely hydrangea, your labor to give refreshing scent of body wash toward Mei-Shun’s yukata is highly appreciated. Awful after effect by that silver fluffy girl was completely eradicated. Thanks to respite of 梅雨前線, our seasonal rain front around here, she can put it on for a lesson tonight. Look, your friends in the Ys’ backyard bloom lively even under sunlight.
Shin rents nearby parking space for two cars; one for his own, the other for guests. Since mom-in-law gave up her driver’s license a few years before, he should have canceled one of above. However, he continues to pay for both. That seems to be the reason why Mr. F, the owner visits Mei-Shun to hand お中元=o-chugen, summer gift and お歳暮= o-seibo, winter one every year.
Stormy last Saturday forced Shin and Mei-Shun stay at home all day long, pressed appetite button in the husband’s brain. He asked the wife’s permission to order pizzas at night. Following sunny Sunday made him exhausted enough to rush to sushi dinner, took time from the wife to play piano. Oh, brilliant full moon accompanied by Jupiter, please help this couple to lose weight and gain muscle.