Bright Black

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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.

Dear Depart

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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.

Day for Dance?

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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.

Cool Creation

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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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Sayonara Summer

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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.

Safe Schedule

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Mei-Shun saw her home dentist Dr. M in the evening. The former patient asked to change a reservation previously set at the end of last month — scared if such torrid weather might burn her in daytime. However, it has become much cooler from last week thanks to our friend Typhoon Aere. There was no problem in her mouth, while a little on the way to home with a slight traffic jam.

Wood Walk

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… or trot Mei-Shun means. She tried “endurance” class for the first time with sweet Princess Maria as her partner. It might be hot and humid, yet cool enough for us who have been scorched by extraordinary sunlight from the end of June. Much more on the  green where tall trees fully cover. Such an exciting experience gave her another joy: she saw good numbers on a scale.

Summer Striped

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Meow, mom put Mr. Blue into 押入れ=oshi-ire, Japanese-style closet in the bedroom before vacuuming there. So we never have 梅雨寒 anymore, thanks and see you next winter. After cleaning, laundry and futon hanging, she walked to a nearby hair salon. Twice a week, and turn to horsey riding again? No problem, I also enjoyed dancing with Mr. Michelangelo between your hands holding a rein.

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Shore Softness

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Great to see you again, Princess Maria. Mei-Shun tried walking on Tuesday, dancing with you today to rebuild her weakened muscle. Oh, field soil has been replaced by gray sand friendlier to your legs. Perhaps the same for riders, felt like stepping on a beach. Shall we put on swimsuits next time? It reminds her of childhood summer vacation when she enjoyed bathing at 玄界灘.

Joy of Walk: 1

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Mei-Shun visited the nearest shrine this morning. Young rice paddies welcomed her who led the way weeks before when both 山櫻 and 染井吉野 cherry blossoms flourished in the garden. A pheasant guy was claiming his territory over watered green, yet never seen even in silhouette. Clear sunlight sometimes reached her hair with no cap. A bit itchy on thighs.