A handmade digital greeting card from Ann (Ann, sorry that I don't have knowledge how to say it technically) And beautiful sweet cake from thisisme
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Ann's birthday cardI love the image of the little CUTE girl ( haha, I'm just 140cm tall). And crown, music note, lovely jack-in-a-box with balloons and pretty duck all the layout,
she just has an artistic mind!!! Thank you very much Ann.
thisisme's birthday cake
She has such a beautiful warmheartened lady and have so many wonderful blog friends. Full of happiness in her blog and also her quotations are always splendid insight for me. And lovely new followers from her friends. I cannot thank you enough for you thisisme.
Away from blogging just for a while,
Today, I'll have to tell you that I'm away from home from Thursday to Friday.
We are going to visit my husbsnd's cousin who lives in Osaka. Hubby's cousins are moving their family grave from here close to where we live to Osaka. Their graveyard here has no one living close to take care. My hubby used to be very close to all of the family. His late uncle-in-law was like his father.
I'm surprised that they hold this moving on Sept.23rd.
Short excerpt about Japanese Equinox day ( sorry for the long post, I'll have another chance for this topic, I won't be offended if you skip reading,haha)
Fall Equinox, Vernal Equinox, is one of our most traditional National Holidays. In these holidays we have 2 origins;
One is the celebration of seasonal change typical of an agricultural society. We have a saying "Atsusa samusa mo Higan made" ("Heat and cold last until Higan"). The other; Based on the Buddhist teaching, both Equinox days are also called Higan(on the other side of the shore ,the other world) no Chu-Nichi in Japanese. We visit our family tombs on this day in the middle of the week of Higan to pay our respects to our ancestors. We weed around our family tomb, and offer flowers, light the incense.
So, it means they chose the day their ancestors are here with them. We cannot visit our graveyard on that day, so we'll visit tomorrow ours in advance.
I'll try leave comments untill tomorrow but I'll have to get ready visining, please forgive me not commenting for your precious posts.
As always, looking forward to reading your posts, Orchid*