Today was a quiet day in the studio, it being a holiday and everything. Holiday, in this case, a day off for Sensei and Megumi. Because Sensei works the weekends, he allows himself a holiday during the week. I think this is because since most other people have the weekend off, that is when he receives a majority of his buisness.
When I awoke it was raining so I did not get to go on my walk right away (but I did take two later in the day after the rain had stopped) so I listened to the rain for a bit before heading down to the studio to work. It was relaxing and did make me want to go back to sleep, but never-the-less I got to work. Sensei's mom was in for a little while and she was so kandaina (generous) as to prepare tea for me at tea time. She even brought it to me in the studio for when I was at a good stopping point with my work. If anything, it is this hospitality and thoughtfulness that I will bring home with me and incorporate into my studio practice.