Category Archives: Joys of Life

Caturday Thoughts – Mid Autumn Festival Mon 24th

As one of the most important traditional Chinese festivals, Mid-Autumn Festival, falls on the 15th day of the eighth lunar month, Sept 27 this year. This day is also considered as a harvest festival since fruits, vegetables and grain are harvested by this time. … Continue reading

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Caturday Thoughts – Longing for Cooler Days

Finally we got some rain Friday evening. In late afternoon the wind picked up and the sky got dark. The was thunder for a while and then a steady rain, The plants needed it. It actually cooled things down, too. … Continue reading

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Friday Files – A Bag of Bones and Other Joys

When I went to the Farmer’s Market last Saturday I was disappointed Farmer Frank had still not gotten his order in. However, the other farm had some products she thought I might like, so I got some super hot New … Continue reading

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Friday Files – Freezer Joy

Sunday wound up much hotter than predicted, as did most of the week. Nonetheless, I went out that afternoon and got a load from the storage. I had to drop off my payment anyway so it wouldn’t be late, since … Continue reading

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Autumn Commences lì qiū 立秋 Aug 07

Lìqiū 立秋, or Risshū in Japanese, Ipchu in Korean, or Lập thu in Vietnamese is  the 13th solar term of the year. It begins when the Sun reaches the celestial longitude of 135° and ends when it reaches the longitude of 150°. In terms of the … Continue reading

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Caturday Thoughts – Later Than I Thought

I thought I would wrap up Caturday thoughts when I got home from the thrift store. Wrong. By the time I got home I was really tired. We still had piles of donations to sort through and I wound up … Continue reading

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Caturday Thoughts – Changes in Routine

My beautiful Mi Sun is old, overweight and arthritic. She gets Gabapentin and also  chondroitin as a supplement powdered into her wet food. Lately all the cats, including Mi Sun, have been eating a bit, then coming back to have … Continue reading

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