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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Garden Guardian

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Hi, Tora-chan, thanks to help mom-in-law. It seems the best to take care of greens and flowers today, with a bit too much warmth last week while returned to normal after 清明=seimei, the 5th of spring 二十四節気 on Sunday. Why are you two moving just like each other? And you sweet tabby, please say hello to the Ys when you enter their space full of grown butterbur.

Better Bed

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Meow, it rains from early morning today. Mr. Blue never worked last week nor an air conditioner where mice with black wings lived several years before. However, coldness suddenly came back to make me feel a bit tired. I would like mom to hold me on her legs for as long as possible. My friends including Mr. Minion, Jun-jun and Relaxing teddy also help for my comfortable naps.

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Happy Home

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We would see a full moon tonight, with 3 days left for current month. Mei-Shun takes it a kind of lucky, since these are ones February in 丑 never has. With all the same arrangement starting from Monday, one fourth of 2021 would elapse soon. She seems to have got used to her new weeks made of kabuki dance, horsey riding and Ms. Piano beside Shin and Mikan-chan of course.

Dance and Dentist

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Mei-Shun visited Master Bando for a lesson in the morning, Dr. M for a regular check in the afternoon. She practiced how to bind obi sash on a shirt and jeans beforehand, chose かるた結び=karuta-musubi or card-shape fastening for today’s kimono. Giving up chatting on a cup of tea, she rushed back home to wash mouth. Sorry, Mikan-chan, mom has to leave you alone twice.

Blanket Baby

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As Mikan-chan kindly posted, it dawns earlier day by day. Sunlight came deep into rooms in winter, helped Mei-Shun to dry futon indoors when gale tries to blow them down on the ground. However, it draws little by little toward the border between 広縁=hiro-en, wooden floor and 畳=tatami, straw mat. Thanks a lot for sparing her time to cover 縁=heri, edge of the latter to avoid suntan.

Sunlight Sometimes

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Meow, mom went out for a haircut in Tokyo. Stormy rainfall has gone, it is a quiet day which I like. She finished laundry hanging indoors, left me asleep under her 半纏 kimono coat on the sofa. Mr. Blue still works well, keeping me warm from early morning. After vernal equinox on Saturday, it seems to dawn around 5 : 30 when she gets up on weekends.

Not ghost but photobomb, purr.

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Me & Momo

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Mom’s current favorite, of course. My sister in the garden increases in number of flowers day by day. Since she stays in a bright color for only 10-15 days, I am generous enough to let her taken more photos than me. And I look down on her from higher place, showing who the boss is. Oh, nice scent of honey comes into rooms through open windows. Purr … purrr …

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Meow Memory

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10 years have passed since we had that horrible mega-quake. I was alone at home, rushed into the corner behind a TV set whose tube was one of my favorite places for a nap. Mom came back around dusk, called my name in a soft voice. That gave me power to move and climb into her arms. She was also out today by chance, joined silent prayer at her horsey riding club.

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Acknowledgement

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Mei-Shun is so grateful to inform you kind followers that your number reached as much as 373. Quite small compared to famous sites, yet please let her show the biggest appreciation. When did she give similar comment before? As to 222 on Feb. 7th of last year, not by herself but Mikan-chan. Yes, they had wished to do it on 22nd. On the other hand, 333 could never be celebrated on Mar. 33rd!