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Wash your hands

Wash your hands

You are washing your hands, of course, to help stop yourself from falling ill in this time of fearsome viruses. But lots of people (me included) skimp a bit on time. The recommended duration is 20 seconds under the suds. You can sing Happy Birthday or you can elevate...
Toilet paper crisis

Toilet paper crisis

We have a crisis. There’s a run on toilet paper (and hand sanitizer and masks) thanks to the coronavirus. People are panic-buying every last roll.  We were ok, because we’d bought an 8 roll package recently as our stocks dwindled. Eight rolls last a long...
Meet Gord

Meet Gord

Looking at this video from this afternoon, I have to admit that we now have 5 cats at home. Gord appeared one January day, following his big brother/father, Foreground Cat, to steal food. Captured on the cat cam a week after his first visit: Within days, he cheekily...
Drawing weeds

Drawing weeds

Just a weed in the lawn Taking advantage of the lovely weather and a break in my workday, I went outside to sketch. My helpers came with me. Harsh critic She wasn’t wrong. I need to work on my drawing skills.
Happy 2020

Happy 2020

Welcome to the year of the rat. This is the 6th in the “new year elephant zodiac” series, starting with year of the horse in 2014. This year we did not send nengajo because of Mom’s death but I wanted to keep the elephant series...

25 Words

All shall be well but I’m overwhelmed with love and loss. Mom’s with my ghostly siblings and ancestors. Jenny’s farm soothes. Typhoons traumatise. Kittens console. This is the 19th time I have summarised my year in exactly 25 words. Here are all the 25 Word entries...
Futsu cape and the Kanon

Futsu cape and the Kanon

December 31, 2019. Beautiful blue skies and a high of 21C. The ideal day to go on a little adventure. Futtsu Misaki is a needle of land reaching into Tokyo Bay. It’s captivated Tod since we lived in Tokyo; he even figured out to to travel here without a car but...