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Caturday Thoughts – Never Where You Want It

For the first time since I hired the cleaning service I was able to be out of the kitchen so the cleaner could start there. I also had the living room picked up before she arrived. I was pleased and … Continue reading

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Winter Commences lì dōng 立冬 Nov 7th

November 7th we passed into the period called Winter Commences. It will run until November 22nd. This is true in northern China, but winter comes later in the south and thankfully here as well. The pentads are ‘Water begins to freeze’ 水始冰, … Continue reading

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Caturday Thoughts – Falling Dark is No Problem for Cats

Mi Sun is a top notch personal assistant. At exactly six thirty every morning she positions herself three inches from my face and meows the morning wake up call. Much gentler than the abrasive sound of a mechanical alarm it … Continue reading

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Caturday Thoughts – No Fat Cats Allowed

Milk went to the vet Monday morning. She had gained a pound since last year. I put on a pair of jeans that were just a liitle snug. Out came th scale. Yes indeed I had put on weight also. … Continue reading

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Rainy Days are Soup Days

We had one day, Monday, forecast to be sunny. I chose to use it to run errands, one of which was to stop at the Asian grocery. They had lovely shiitake mushrooms on sale. I could not resist getting a … Continue reading

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Celebrating Chinese New Year (Part 2)

After New Year’s Day I don’t do much for the next couple of days except follow the customs of eating the leftovers from the New Year’s Eve banquet. There are special activities and customs for these days but they really … Continue reading

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Imbolc

The period between  the New Year’s celebration and the spring equinox has a few legal holidays but not much in the way of celebration of the sort that dispels the gloom of the overcast skies  of dead of  winter.  This, … Continue reading

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