Diminutive Dino

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Oh, where are you, darling? Mei-Shun washed winter covering of her futon, meant to replace it by summer one full of you and your eggs. She purchased another in grey with apple trees, still in a package. However, neither of them was found in the closet where she surely expected. She drove to a shed Shin rents, yet heard no reply. All right, she would ask bluish flowers to work instead of shy guys.

Sleepy Silver

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Meow, my day has come again. It is quite warm outdoors, lets mom hang futon and blankets to dry well. Sunlight has drawn toward south, spare her labor of putting cushions here and there to protect white-wood floor and tatami mats against burning. However, wind suddenly started to blow from the north after lunch. That is why I moved under her 半纏 coat, purr …

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I’m Iris

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Mei-Shun put on yukata, cotton kimono for summer yesterday at Master Bando’s place. Since weather forecasts said it would hit 25 degrees Celsius, she gave up normal one in yellow coordinated with Shin’s amber. Even if it is 単衣=hitoe or single, you have to be wrapped by 襦袢=juban underwear on European/American style. On the other hand, yukata works as a kind of lingerie by itself.

Glorious Green

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We have 穀雨=koku-yu, the 6th and last of spring 二十四節気 today. Stormy weekend never hurt our garden flowers in pure white, while wild wisteria high on the top of a camphor tree. And yes, “backyard” gingko was cut toward railing of upstairs verandah, in order to avoid spreading too much leaves in autumn, mom-in-law told Shin and Mei-Shun.

Snail Soon?

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Mademoiselle Vert opened her second flower, made Mei-Shun very happy. It was followed by Professor S whose 2021 birthday was yesterday. The former send the latter lady a bouquet by post, forced out of meeting in person by that novel coronavirus. By the way, one of two stems is shaped like — how to say, or could you tell mom the reason why you gave up going between leaves?

Cute Cup

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It is a great pleasure of Mei-Shun to see it again at a nearby beauty salon. She visits there every 3 weeks for hair dye, served coffee, tea, green tea or fruit juice waiting for the medicine to work well. This season of cherry blossom gently makes her request one of favorite pottery among collection of the owner beautician. “What floats on surface is not dust but beaten gold”, she said.

Soothe Sadness

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Meow, mom started to learn on Ms. Piano how to play Étude Op.10-3 “Tristesse” or “L’Adieu” composed by Master Chopin. Such feeling comes from hurt Ame-chan, a molar tooth on her upper right jaw. Already 70% artificial, it was recently found cracked in natural part. That sometimes causes a kind of pimple on gum, forces her to take an antibiotic.

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Function Facilitator

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Mei-Shun sometimes enjoys feeling of empty stomach. Her appetite seems to come from eyes, rather than ears to catch under-breast growling. On the other hand, the latter is her barometer of health. It is therefore better to refrain from eating when no sound is made around the waist. Various hot drink including kudzu-root tea, milk, juice and hard candy are recommended to help her digestive system.

Color Collection

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Mei-Shun finally saw Master Bando and Ms. S again for a kabuki dance lesson after 2 weeks. She changed kimono into yellow from blue, while white obi sash with pink embroidery from ivory-light blue-pastel pink one in checkered pattern. The former is one of gifts from beloved Master Mei-Shu, accompanied by an amber accessory from Shin. Oh, this 名取’s grandma also joined with a blue 帯締め=obi band.

Missing Moon

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So lunar March starts from today. Mei-Shun takes it really lucky to be able to see Princess Maria, Ms. Last One and Madoka-chan for dancing together celebrating true season of peach flowers. The same month on solar calendar was abnormally warm, looks like exchanging temperature and rainfall with current one. Or are we April fools joked by 2021?