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Katriona's Diary

...we travel, indeed, to find honest friends... R.L.S.

Hot!
mikebo
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We now have quite unusual weather. Since last week the temperature has risen, today it’s nearly 30℃ in daytime...this is not the temperature in May! And during the daytime we had strong sunshine. I’m now almost recovered my usual condition though feel exhausted ... maybe because of this unusual heat. In our garden the homeless cats were sleeping all day in the shade XD


My Friday on bad state...
harris
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Yesterday morning, in the office, I’ve felt quite bad because of my sore throat.I also felt subtle pain in my joints... it was a bad sign. So I took a half day off and came home to rest. Durning my absence mother has spread my futon mattresses on the wooden verandah to air them, I had to take them into the room first to sleep. And what I found was...



The cats on my futon!!! X(

Yesterday afternoon my niece happened to have visited here. She studies in the university in Nebraska, USA and now at her parents’ home in Tokyo on her summer holiday. Last March my mother (her grandmother) has ordered a Furisode for her so she came to try it. Furisode is the traditional kimono which has the long sleeves and usually worn by just young, unmarried woman, considered to be the most formal style for them. It’s great fun to see my niece in it though I couldn’t go to bed until I took some photos of her X)



Then I went to bed to sleep. In the evening I took small meal and much hot water with ginger, lemon and honey. This morning I still have sore throat but feel a bit better. I’m going to be relaxed today... (though I need to prepare the stuff for my short trip on next weekend XD)

The happiness in the morning
daily life
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For years I have lived with my pet rabbit in the same room so it’s my habit to check how she(or he) is first when I wake up every morning. The half of my room has tatami floor facing the garden and another half has carpeted floor, I spread my futon mattress on tatami floor to sleep and my rabbit Tako spends all day on carpeted floor. I open The door of Tako’s cage all night and she seems to spend most of the night under the chair. So... this is what I saw first this morning from my futon.



It’s good to see this and know she’s fine every morning, I feel small but sheer happiness :)

Sore throat
mikebo
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A bad news. I have a sore throat. I hope I don’t have a cold, maybe because I have spoken out almost all day to guide the visitors for my job on last Sunday...
Though I don’t have much physical strength usually I’m healthy enough and seldom catch a cold thus I’m not accustomed to feeling sick. Sigh X(

Air conditioning
harris
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Now it’s early summer, though the weather is rather changeable the temperature has begun to rise... and in the office they start using the air conditioner. Today we found it’s too cool in the office. Our office is in a not-new building so the air conditioning is rather unstable, some part of the office it’s warm and some part it’s cool! Generally woman workers have low tolerance for coolness than men so this is one of the problems in the office in summer. I hope the moderate temperature in which we don’t need the air conditioner will continue for a while.

Heavy rain
daily life
katriona_s
Today I have a compensatory day off and am at home all day. Unfortunately the weather is terrible, we had unusual heavy rain almost all day - or, fortunately... I didn’t need to go to the office in such rain X) I did some housework I couldn’t do on the last weekend. And checked some website and e-mails for coming holiday trip :) I’ll have two day off from the office, on Friday and Monday at the end of May and the beginning of June and have a short trip to Hokkaido(the big northern island in Japan). I’m going to do some outdoor activities and see my friend. It would be great to spend a day with her :) Late in the afternoon it stopped raining and the homeless cats appeared to cry for some food. This morning they didn’t come because of very strong rain so they were hungry and got more food than usual. On the contrary my rabbit Tako has been a good girl all day though I’m afraid she wouldn’t be in her best condition...sometimes she breathes a bit rough, and likes to be touched by me. I hope she’d keep her so-so condition. At least she keeps her good appetite. Tomorrow my usual workdays will start again, but this was a good day off to recover my own pace.


(Relaxed Utako. Where is your forefeet? XD)

A black rabbit
Mr.Uma
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The pitcher or flower vase I got yesterday. A black rabbit X)


Job, rabbit, job
mikebo
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From yesterday(Friday) to tomorrow(Sunday) the company I work for held some event in the park, I helped the job as a guide - show the visitors where they can catch the bus going to the park from the train station all day on Friday. It’s not a bad job - the event is a kind of festival and everybody was in joyful mood - but I couldn’t sit down at all, thus I was exhausted when I came home yesterday evening. Today I cleaned the rooms then left home for the meeting of the owners of rescued rabbits held in Tokyo. 8 owners gathered and we had an enjoyable and interesting conversation. The meeting ended far later than I have expected(now I’m on the train going back to Yokohama). I’ll be home nearly 9pm, I’m afraid. And tomorrow I’ll have the same job I had yesterday, have to wake up early in the morning! Thus, I cannot rest this weekend. I’m not complain, I’ll have a day off next Tuesday. Anyway this is a busy, rather tiring weekend XD I just hope I won’t oversleep tomorrow morning!

A peaceful morning in early summer
garden
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Now the second half of May has begun. The weather is still a bit changeable, and the air is full of the signs of coming summer. But at the moment the temperature is not too high nor low, just comfortable to go out with and without jacket. In my garden the last isis flowers are bright, and the homeless cats are happy on the wooden verandah. These are the photos I took before leaving for the office this morning.




Shopping
daily life
katriona_s
Today after work I took a train going to some shopping area to find some new clothes. Not smart dresses but to find the ordinary everyday clothes... jacket and shirt I’d wear in the office. In the drawers I have many shirts or jackets but recently I noticed most of my clothes were a bit old... and looked a bit shabby X( Yes I can wear them but I don’t like to be looked execrable when I work. (On the weekend I don’t mind much about my clothes XD)
And I got some nice clothes with reasonable prices. Yay! X)