At The Year End



Last 3 days in this year. Have you finished the year-end cleaningup yet? I almost omitted it. Because I reformed myself after the moving this September and have kept clean our house. And because Nyanku scares when I use a cleaner or do unusual activities. When I wiped windows clean 2 days ago, she kept in the closet all the day. Now, she is peacefully sleeping. My sister’s family including two nieces will come to visit tomorrow, and she will horribly scare. I want to keep her peaceful even now.

Although that, she has adapted herself to the domestic cat life. At first, her safe place was only the closet, then added the rug under the low table. On the rug, she has a nap, plays, and scratches. Recently she learned to play in the Japanese room, which is between her closet and the rug. She runs and ambushs there. Her expressions are softer, I think. Next year, I want her to be more comfortable. And also, I want you to have a happy new year.



今年も残すところあと 3 日ですね。大掃除は終わりましたか? 私はですね、ほとんど省略です。9 月に引っ越してからココロを入れ替えてまめに掃除をしているのでいいかなーと(前の家の掃除があまりにも行き届いていなくて、引っ越すときに激しく反省したんですね)。あと、掃除機をかけたり、いつもと違うことするとにゃんくが怯えるから。相変わらずビビリちゃんで、2 日前に窓を拭いたらば、1 日中押入れに引き籠って出てきませんでした。いまは幸せそうにお昼寝中です。明日は、二人の姪っ子を含む妹の家族がうちに来る予定で、にゃんくはひどくひどく怯えること必至なのです。せめて今ぐらいは、やすらかに眠らせてあげたいと思います(と、掃除をしない理由はばっちりです)。




How Is Your Printer?

IMG_7141It’s the end of the year. We have to design and write new year greeting cards. Is your printer ok? My printer was, so typically, not good. After the struggle against the malfunction, it is good. I note the struggle for the next year.

年末ですね。年賀状の季節です。プリンターの調子はいかがですか? うちのプリンターは絶不調でした。奮闘の末、なんとか調子を戻しましたが、来年のためにメモを残そうと思います(編み物ともネコとも関係ないです~)。

The printer model: Canon PIXUS MG6130. I use the formal ink cartridges.

1. Test-printed a card. The characters were gray instead of black.

2. Test-printed again. The characters were purple!

3. Performed “Cleaning” and printed the nozzle checked pattern; for “Word 2007”, click “Print” -> “Print” -> “Properties” -> “Utilities” -> “Cleaning”.

4. The checked pattern looked good. But, after careful looking, I found the BK line was missing. It perhaps meant that the black ink cartridge did not functioned.

5. Performed “Cleaning” and printed the pattern again. The result was same. More worse, during the cleaning, the wireless connection between the printer and my PC was disconnected. NOOO! But don’t bother about the connection. I had to print the cards.

6. Performed “Cleaning” and printed the pattern with the printer function buttons directly. The result was same.

7. Changed the all of old cartridges whose check LED blinked.

8. Performed “Powerful Cleaning” and printed the pattern with the printer function buttons directly, TWICE. The BK line backed!!

9. Restarted the printer and my PC. The connection between them was established.

10. Printed the cards. The connection was disconnected again. NOOO!

11. Connected the printer and the PC with a USB cable. Printed the cards successfully.

I recommend the “Powerful Cleaning” function. It may use more ink though. After all, I didn’t know why the connection was disconnected. I hate wireless connections.

うちのプリンター:キャノンの PIXUS MG6130。純正のインクカートリッジを使っています。








8.プリンターのボタンを直接使って、今度は「強制クリーニング」を実行してパターンを印刷すること 2 回。「BK」の行が復活。やったー。



11.プリンターとパソコンを USB ケーブルで直接接続。印刷成功。めでたしめでたし。

結論:「インクをたくさん使っちゃいますよ」とメッセージが出るけれど、「強制クリーニング」をするといいみたい。 なぜプリンターとパソコンが通信できなくなってしまったのかは謎のままです。無線ネットワークってなんか不安だわ。実際に線がつながってると安心(←古い人)。

I Have a Cold

Santa playing the piano

Santa playing the piano

Long time! I have had a cold for a while. Having a cold, you should take nourishment, keep warm, and have a good sleep. Don’t turn on your PC. I know that and behave exactly, except for meeting friends and coming home late. The exception prevents me from getting well. It’s a difficult not to do any end-of-year activities. How are you? Take care of yourself.


At the end of the year, I have to design my new year greeting card. I tryed to scan some illustrations using my printer.




A cat suddenly looks serious while playing. At that moment, does she become aware that her prey is just a toy? When seeing the change in her facial expression, I, who am swinging her toy, of course feel disappointed as well as slightly feel excited. What a kind of feelings is that? A stupid girl who loves a bad boy?