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I never thought I would want a white kitchen. It just seemed soooo.....designer. I used to love the remodeling trades magazines, thinking of all the new hardware like suns and half moons on the cabinet doors....
Now I am so into plants. Our five or seven Cactus bloomed already starting around Thanksgiving. They had been on what my husband called "vacation" out in the front yard. Now the snow is beginning to fall off the branches but in the dark of night it started to be this amazing fluffy stuff on the branches we could see in the back.
We haven't had much snow this year but this morning I am thinking of Mary Eastland and her beautiful word pictures from nature one year at the start of each season. By coincidence I see she has posted a notice of her and Ron's Spring Seminar.
We are organizing our house it has stuff from my late parents my live brothers in their eighties who love mementoes and letters from friends and relatives but the plants are leading the osojo efforts, the word added in if you are of the Shinto persuasion. Anyway, the mortgage requires it.
My husband discovered Sensei Koichi Tohei's Ki Exercises on YouTube which he is now able to get on his Blackberry. He is into judo on and off since 2011 or so. His late brother was a wrestling champ in high school so he has a competitive streak. We had a friend on line for a while of the British Tomiki persuasion but haven't heard from him in recent years. Hope he is okay.
So anyway my husband likes to randori with his judo friends. So it is fascinating to me that he really likes the exercises we were taught at New York Aikikai in the late sixties when Tohei Sensei visited in person. Let's see if my old bones, and ligaments etc. can recall those days.
Hubbie dear has promised we will work on these in the driveway when the snow melts. Who knew!