Mei-Shun went to a hair salon nearby Tokyo Station for almost once-an-year curling. Yes, she had it on Shin’s birthday June 6th last year. It was also a start of rainy season which once had been said to have wrapped up in just 3 weeks. Sky is full of gray clouds today, sometimes sheds drops on train windows. Ushiku Pond, a chimney shaped like a big cup noodle and Skytree all look fine.
Shin kindly brought Mei-Shun, who 90% recovered from a sore throat after almost a whole month, to a German restaurant on weekend. They always serve this couple; fine plates to the husband, season-best beer to the wife sharing superb dishes with him of course. Hmm, simmered pork with dried apricot is really delicious. And a rare bottle here, brewed in our country makes amazing combination with it.
A full moon would be expected tonight, while the sky seems a bit sad. Mei-Shun read that it is called a pink moon as well, named after many blossoms in solar April. Lively voice of children returned, informing their new semester. Niece M, entrance ceremony of your university is held around noon? This happy aunt stayed at home all day, vacuumed rooms and cooked.
Ms. Piano, thanks a lot for your always joining Mei-Shun to sing rainy scores when it is clear, moonlight ones with rainfalls. However, which is better looking both the sun and black clouds in the sky, one after another like today? Or neither to feature love, children and cinema? All right, she would start by “Nausicaä of Windy Valley” composed by Master J. Hisaishi.
Oh, what a gale it blows today! Mei-Shun still found ume plum buds growing in quieter morning, thanking a next-door neighbor who kindly cut big branches around above tree of chimerical flowers. This spring might see normal 三寒四温, 3 cold days before 4 warm ones. Solar February had a snowfall on the 2nd weekend, all dry through 3rd until sleet last night.
We have 大寒=dai-kan today, the 6th of winter 二十四節気 and the bona fide last of these 24 seasonal points. It means the coldest weeks among an year, while Mei-Shun enjoys warm sunlight from southern windows. An arrangement gentle Professor M gave her consists of many spring flowers including lovely cherry branches. Oh, they are already in 70% blossom.
Mei-Shun went out on Ms. Scarlet this morning to see Dr. M, her home dentist for the first time this year. Since there would be no pain, she was relaxed when sat on an automatic chair. Her bed of Ame-chan looks all right, yet still has a kind of hole. Oh, beautiful 臥待月, she is ready to go into dry futon having a good bath. See you in 更待月 tomorrow night.
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We have 小寒=shokan, the 5th of winter 二十四節気 today. It means the beginning of 寒=the coldest season of the year, while almost no wind, sunny enough for Mei-Shun to walk to a nearby hair salon without gloves before noon. Expecting 小望月=komochi-tsuki or 幾望=kibo at night, she cleaned up rooms in the morning to put on the 1st kimono in 2023.
Purr, this is the day for me and mom to visit Arles, our favorite pâtisserie in Tsukuba. A bit cloudy and dry, it is the best for her to clean and wash. Please do not do too much, you have reservations at the horsey riding club tomorrow. I’m always happy to accompany you, asking my tall friends to stay gentle. And it is your duty to look healthy in a web camera for dad.
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We have 処暑=shosho, the 2nd of autumn 二十四節気 today. The 1st 立秋=risshu, not featured here on 7th, Sunday means that cooler season has come. However, almost every year sees it quite hot or the most torrid. On the other hand, 処暑 might depend and Mei-Shun feels 2022 has a real one: sleepless nights have gone, appetite would return to her soon.