Lovely Lunch

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Purr, mom stays with me at home all day long. She went out yesterday morning, came back around tea time. Her oden simmered vegetables and fish balls are in a pot, continued to be boiled in dashi soup while added other ingredients. It became her meal after getting on a scale. What is the reason for your smile? Meow, a small bag would be taken from a 桜葛湯 box as dessert.

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Continued Celebration

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Above is the 3rd gift from Shin to Mei-Shun, from which he won a cock-shape fève. 4th is a cute pair of crystal cats; bigger one is mom, smaller another is Mikan-chan, according to dad. And a warm message via e-mail from mother arrived in the morning, while a pretty basket full of spring flowers at night from Professor M. Oh, the 1st full moon of 2022 appeared in the sky.

Cute Crystal

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Mei-Shun treated gifts today, which she enjoyed in boxes yesterday. 1st is a gorgeous bouquet from Shin, coordinated with another arranged into a pot arrived on Christmas Eve. The former has pink lilies, salmon-pink roses with violet attendants while the latter in snow-white, the same and greenly white. 2nd is red-bean rice from mom-in-law cooked into balls.

Acknowledgement

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Please kindly let Mei-Shun say thanks a million to Shin, Mikan-chan, mom, mom-in-law,  friends and distinguished 456 followers for celebrating her birthday. It is the greatest joy to take pleasure in everything with you, spend precious time day by day smiling. She cordially wishes you beautiful and prosperous future. All the same to good people she has not yet met.

Double Dance

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Thank you so much, Ms. Manifest and Princess Maria. These ladies were kind partners in Mei-Shun’s final dance of 2021 at a horsey riding club. She actually sees herself weird in canter these days. One reason is clear: too less practice than before. In order to put on well 二足の草鞋=2 pairs of sandals for hobbies, she has to control pessimistic emotion — find good, be effective.

Saturday Soon

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So Mei-Shun made the final visit to a hair salon, just a minute walk from home today. There the owner beautician had a lot of phone calls, mainly for reservation within 2021. She said December is the busiest, her schedule is already full. And we have Christmas/New Year’s Eves on Fridays, what a timing! However, it is tomorrow that is the most important for Shin and his wife.

Saw So-So

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Mei-Shun is cordially grateful to let you kind 451 followers know that she enjoyed above delicacy at 友部 last weekend. Well, her rule in weight control is to do so mainly on Fridays — after checking numbers on a scale, coming back home from her horsey riding club. However, last Thursday gave her the title while forced Shin to stay in Tokyo. That made both ends meet.

Fresh Form?

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Mei-Shun is a fruits lover. She normally prefers them in 旬=shun, meaning season best; strawberry in spring, cherry in early summer followed by peach and melon, grape and pear in autumn, table orange and apple in winter. However, Christmas calls for the first one in our country. It is a bit too hard and sour to enjoy in the raw, often served dried, preserved and mixed in cream.

Braids & Bellows

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Mei-Shun finally brought this lovely girl, holding a table of new-year delicacy, toward a framing shop. A tiny piece of acrylic plate not only protects her from UV, but also gives more space above. A red, lacquered bowl is one of main motifs appear in works by Kaori-san. Her friend from high-school days fell in love with it at first sight in Kyoto, while at second with a little book full of grapes.

Too Soon?

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Hi, Princess Maria. Mei-Shun failed to attach a new pair of stirrups to Mr. Sirius today, just came to meet and dance with you. Oh? Where is your name in silver rhinestones on forehead band? They have gone, maybe when washed with an antiseptic. All right, new one would be a Christmas gift for you. A fluffy accessory would also be attached, please kindly give her a moment.