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Oct 12, 2009

Tatami Mats and my Siamese Cat

My internet time is sporadic now that I don't have the internet in the house. I go to Sendai Station every other day, find a bench and use MobilePoint BB paid Wifi access. It costs $10 (1000 yen) for two weeks. I pay for the wifi service at a convenience store. Today I shared the bench with senior travellers, drunk men, and a Homeless person.

Our move is coming along well. We found out that our 10 year old fridge is not recycable and has to be trashed. If noone wants a perfectly good fridge, then we will have to pay a licensed waste hauler 60 USD to haul it away. I have met many wonderful people from the U.S, Canada, England, Ghana, Argentina, Indonesia, China, Mongolia, and Korea who have taken us up on our offer of free furniture and appliances.

I am going to miss having Tatami mats in my studio. The feeling, color and scent of rice straw is comforting. My cat never scratches on the tatami, but she loves to lay on it to bathe herself. I caught this photo of her last summer.

My siamese cat bathing herself in the sunlight

For more shadows from around the world, visit Hey Harriet's Blog.

10 comments:

BLOGitse said...

so you're going to Mexico, wau! For how long?
Packing/moving...oh, that's part of my life too. Still some time here in Egypt. When and where after this is open...
Have a good day!

Tracy said...

Sweet Sputnik...wonder what she's dreaming about? :o) Glad all is going well with the move...Moves, especially international moves, are such huge undertakings... Sounds like your down to "bare bones" at home... Enjoy you last bit of time in Japan. :o) ((HUGS))

Bridget said...

ahh such sweet bliss...a napping cat in the sunshine

Kathleen said...

Nothing quite so fun to see as a sleeping cat! Nice shadows =)

Hey Harriet said...

I always love it when you share photos of your adorable Sputnik! I'm sorry Mr Linky had closed before you had a chance to add your link. Rr Linky is a sneaky little rascal ;)

All the best with the move. I can't imagine how difficult it would be to move everything overseas! I've never done that and find a simple move within my own city hard enough to cope with!

readingsully2 said...

I love the photos of your beautiful cat.

I have an award for you Juana..should you like to accept it. :)

Chris Stone said...

How's you cat handling the move?

Chris Stone said...

*"your" cat.*

Crafty Green Poet said...

oh how sweet....

Luray va accommodations said...

Tatami mat is the traditional straw matting that is used on the floor in Japanese homes. Tatami evolved over a long period, first beginning as a thin easily folded straw mat on which people sat or slept.

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