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Happy 1st birthday to the weather four-cats!

Happy 1st birthday to the weather four-cats!

One year ago today, Three birthed four tiny kittens. We had a birthday party for them and their friends, but they were so eager to get the food, they didn’t blow out the candles! Only one cat (Futatsuyama, of course) was slightly singed. Maura, firstborn. He has...
Socially Distant 54

Socially Distant 54

Age 54, a little blurry Despite a cold rainy day in self-quarantine, I enjoyed this birthday. Sponge cake is leavened with whipped egg whites I made a sponge cake and used my oven’s Auto 13 mode to bake it. Usually the oven fails at baking tasks but this cake...
Yoga via Zoom

Yoga via Zoom

I have enjoyed teaching yoga daily locally since the typhoon, and I didn’t want my self-quarantine to stop me from moving and sharing with others. I had no idea that it would bring together so many people. This morning it was me and 14 others! The “usual...
Solitary Hanami Hike

Solitary Hanami Hike

We took advantage of a beautiful day to go on a hike where nobody else was likely to be – up the typhoon damaged back train to Iyogatake’s cherry blossom area. Getting up the mountain was an interesting puzzle of over, under, and around the fallen trees....
Free Art

Free Art

I might not be going anywhere, but I can still do things. From yesterday ’til today, I’ve drawn 18 little artworks on slabs of wood, drilled them, strung them with twine, and hung them on a tree in the yard that overhangs the road so people can stay far...