Mokuyobi means Thursday in Japanese. Moku means wood. Moku moku means wood wood and is also the name of a store that sells really cool wood furniture. We got our desk from mokumoku.
The days of the week each coincide with an element of nature.
Sunday – nichiyobi – ‘Sun day’
Monday – getsuyobi – ‘Moon day’
Tuesday – kayobi – ‘Fire day’
Wednesday – suiyobi – ‘Water day’
Thursday – mokuyobi – ‘Wood day’
Friday – kinyoni – ‘Gold day’
Saturday – doyobi – ‘Earth day’
Two weeks ago I got a fifty pound bag of ‘red winter wheat berries’ in the mail. I didn’t know how much fifty pounds was but it’s a lot. I also got a much smaller bag of ‘soft white summer wheat.’ They look silly next to each other.
I made bread.
It’s really good.
I ordered spelt.
It came in the mail.
I made more bread.
I didn’t punch the air enough.
Recently we both read my favorite book Quo Vadis. It was fun to discuss along the way and it felt luxurious to both read a lengthy novel during our travels to get here.
Resources I use daily/weekly/monthly:
and each morning we read from One Perfect Life, which I recommend.
Two weeks ago, Mokuyobi was born and someone found her on a sidewalk. Now she’s ours.
Her eyes were closed and she still had her umbilical cord.
She looked like a baby bat.
Now she’s all grown up and goes by ‘Moku’
Or sometimes Princess Mokuyobi.
And also, she takes glamour shots.