Posted on March 16, 2011 at 10:12 PM
Stone Vase with Poppies
My friends Keiko and Taku Shinomoto who own Tortoise in Venice are trying to help in their own way by donating s percentage of their sales this month to the eartthquake victums in Japan. Keiko and Taku were both in Japan when the earthquake happened, and they are heading back to LA this week, if they can get on a plane.
Sakai donated this stone vase to the cause. I will make soba and do what I can to help in the relief effort. Doing things for the people you love is a good thing in these challenging times.
Tonight, Sakai and I met with our real estate agent and checked the inspection report of the hosue. When this paper work is done, and escrow closes, our house will be sold. After our meeting, I made pasta with left overs from my soba event - a medley of spring vegetables and shrimp. The cat and dog were spread out on the coach like always. We talked a lot about life after this house. We are still not set on where to go next. Sakai is looking at properties in the high dessert. I am thinking about going back to Japan for awhile.