So lunar September starts from today. Mei-Shun visited the nearest shrine again to greet Gods first, then draw 2 omikuji. She saw 吉=kichi, lucky lots for both of the couple; one for Shin numbered the 21st, the other for herself the 45th. Now is the time to jump and stretching under that great tree. Oops, please do not bite her, mosquito. Your season is already over.
Shin and Mei-Shun recognized that sweet scent again in this early morning. Where is it coming from? The wife found the answer tree when she walked out toward the nearest shrine; in the M’s garden, just opposite to a … garbage station. Well, we are already in cooler air, no masking flavor might be necessary. Anyway, thanks a lot for your a bit delayed blossom.
This is the end of Mei-Shun’s second-poorest month. With a powerful typhoon approaching Kanto Area, she implemented two jobs quite rare for her. One is to wash horsey items at home, a gel pad and a fly hat. The other is to remove paper from 1 of 3 bedroom 障子=shoji sliding doors, several years older than other 2. Now Ms. Dandelion or Mindulle, she is all ready to face you tomorrow.
We are on lunar August 15th, the best full moon of the year 仲秋の名月 is expected tonight. It is also called 芋名月=imo-meigetsu, a good moon of potato. Not meaning cut-surface shape of normal one, but the beginning of taro season. Mei-Shun loves it, while gloves are indispensable to wash and peel fresh ones. And oh, thanks a million for bringing souvenirs made of sweet potato, Shin.
Mei-Shun visited Master Bando, saw Ms. S as usual. Yes, such a day seems the best — she recognized it when lost what or who was important. Even a slight fever could remove her fingers from Ms. Piano, 舞扇=dance fan and a bag filled with horsey-riding tools. Now おてもやん=Otemo-yan, funny red-cheek lady from Kumamoto started to join their repertoire.
This weekend was brilliant for Mei-Shun. Her last day of July, Saturday was spent with Princess Maria and Ms. Last One after nearly 2 months. Following August 1st, Sunday was birthday of her mother who stays in 草津 on vacation. Receiving a pleased reply to her younger daughter’s congratulations, the latter dined out with Shin and mom-in-law at a grilled-eel restaurant.
So Mei-Shun’s hair was finally cut today, postponed twice. Quiet afternoon brought a head covered with a bit slovenly long, black ones into a train, yet one of her favorite seats was occupied by a girl on the right side to Tokyo. It sees Ushiku Pond, a cup noodle-shaped chimney and a wedding site while Skytree on the left. The latter lit a few stars under evening sky when she returned to Ibaraki.
Here are Shin’s souvenirs from Niigata Prefecture. Local beer is very rare to join his list, yet such a little surprise is delightful for Mei-Shun. Actually, the wife has seen 6 weeks so far to refrain from horsey riding. Her buttocks has no bruise, slight pain around has gone thanks to warm advice from family and friends. Now what would be an answer of scale after expecting perspiration?
We have 小暑=shousho, the 5th of summer 二十四節気 today. Rainy season is expected to finish soon on solar calendar, yet seems to prolong this year as well. And 七夕=tanabata to celebrate annual rendezvous for 織姫=ori-hime represented by Vega and 彦星=hikoboshi by Altair, normally difficult to see them in the sky from the ground. However, kind slight sunlight reached Mei-Shun who loves to dry futon outdoors.
Mei-Shun would like to open windows for ventilation at least twice a day, yet it is not easy in rainy season. So are horsey riding lessons that she has no reservation this month. However, treat for Mr. Tea Time, Princess Maria, Mss. Last One and Sagittarius have been stored too much in the refrigerator. She therefore drove to the club to see them while took care of gears including Mr. Sirius, her saddle purchased by generous Shin. Hi, great to see you stay clean with no mold.