Mei-Shun felt a slight tremble this evening after dancing with Mr. Magical Thunder. It was really by chance that she opened a box of canned pastry in the morning, stored for natural disasters. Alarm sound was more scary than the quake itself, since it reminds her of the one occurred 12 years before. Thanks to quiet ground and nice numbers on a scale anyway, she was able to try above sweets after dinner.
Yes, Mei-Shun postponed an appointment with Dr. M toward this morning. Although a weekday between 3rd Constitution Memorial Day and 5th Children’s Day decades before, 4th Greenery Day was set as one of our national holidays. And that might be why the former could find vacancy on the latter lady’s schedule — most people go outdoors during Golden Week.
We have 八十八夜 today, meaning 88 days have passed since 立春=risshun, the 1st of 二十四節気. It is also the best timing to harvest 1st green tea leaves. Mei-Shun therefore means to drop in a shop before picking Shin up at the nearest station. The wife craves 雁金=karigane (green tea including leaf veins) and 玄米茶=genmai-cha (the same with puffed rice) using a discount ticket delivered to loyal customers.
Mei-Shun saw Dr. W, her home physician after almost a whole year. It was caused by that coronavirus of course — the latter, cleverest lady kindly sent the former medicine by post so far. Actually, it was decades before when they met for the first time at another clinic. She has worked for several health centers including one this patient often visited from nearby workplace.
Above is wisteria in the garden of Mei-Shun’s mother. Since wild breed accommodated in “backyard” has gone with a host tree, the former feels happy to see planted one. It reminds her of Queen Dreamer, passed away several years before when most tall trees around the club had those violet crowns on the tops. Which do you prefer these days, fly or gallop in the sky?
Mei-Shun visited her horsey riding club. She reserved 3 classes to dance with Ms. Pachira, trot with Mr. Honoris (found a grandson of Deep Impact) and trek on Princess Maria. Under a little cloudy sky, she was really satisfied with such a beautiful environment full of light-pink snow of cherry petals. After coming home, the best numbers welcomed her on a scale.
Lunar leap February started from yesterday, when Mei-Shun went to her horsey-riding club after around 2 weeks from last time. Several cherry trees have opened 80% of their pink flowers, serve as one of the best backgrounds for riders. And oh, how high the sun stays in the sky! All contrary to rainy today, when she enjoys good job by sunscreen cream and perspiration.
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Lunar February starts from today. Mei-Shun visited the nearest shrine in mind, while in body her horsey-riding club. One in the morning, the other in the afternoon with cute boys respectively. Their lunch time gave her 30 minutes to look for nice items around the counter. Oh, here are yokan or sweetened red-bean jam sticks accompanied by a tiny omikuji lot.
Yes, Mei-Shun put one on Shin’s desk while he was having a morning bath. It is from a shop in Tokyo as usual, gave her a nice experience this year. She ordered it to arrive with regular parcels, yet a delivery business mistakenly brought the box to another place. It made her contact a lady in charge, who helped well until a white package filled with good sweets reached worried hands. Thanks a million, Ms. I.
Mei-Shun walked to the nearest shrine after at least a whole month. It seems better for her to do such light exercise even on a day following horsey riding. When she climbed up stairs leading to the rear gate, a cherry tree caught her eyes — looking pink with no flowers or buds on branches yet. Your preparation to bloom is already on the way, isn’t it? Now a box of omikuji lots is there, to be drawn by herself.