Allow me one more post about non-Japanese food!
March has been a long difficult cold month, with the death of my father, an aunt, and a sister-in-law being diagnosed with a serious disease. There are complications settling the estate, which may lead to conflicts among us siblings, but it was very good to have been able to gather together over several meals. I’ve been sleeping more than half the days away, perhaps trying to avoid my feelings. Thanks to Mr. Tess for taking charge of so many meals these past few weeks! And thanks to my internet friends for messages of sympathy and encouragement!