"Truth is a hard master,
and costly to serve,
but it simplifies all problems." - Ellis Peters
Monday, January 14, 2008
That "new 畳（たたみ）” smell
I love the smell of new 畳 (tatami - rice mats)! After 11 years, last week my husband finally broke down and changed the covering for the mats in our bedroom. (Yes, that's our bedroom. We just put the bed in the closet every morning!) This was an act of love - he had to unscrew the bookshelf from the wall as well as move all the furniture. (There's a heavy desk and filing cabinet at the other end of the room.)
My beautiful new floor!
I love the smell of new rice mats! And I love my husband!