Last week was one filled with one computer problem after the other. It all started off with me spilling an entire cup of coffee on my keyboard. I thought- Wow, I was really lucky that it didn’t get on anything else, especially because the printer was stored right beneath the computer table. Then a few days later my very old printer dies. That was to be expected and fortunately I had a spare keyboard and printer to replace the old ones! A day later, my computer has problems reading the brand new keyboard and only sometimes works when it feels like it wants to be nice to me. I had to take it in yesterday to get fixed therefore I am resigned to using my old laptop which is infuriatingly slow. I have missed visiting everyone’s sites and look forward to that when I get my computer back.
On the bright side, most of my files were backed up and hopefully when they are fixing the computer my newer files won’t be lost. We also managed to housebreak Macky! Woohoo! I think we really lucked out with him because he is such a good puppy and really smart. He learned a bunch of tricks like sit, shake hands, lie down, and turn around too.
Paige’s bento today- green tea soba, vegetable gyoza, cucumbers, carrots, green onions, and a cherry tomato.
Yesterday I went to Marukai at Ward and found this package of furikake that will color your rice when mixed with it. You can see on the package that it contains 5 different colors to play with- pink, green, yellow, red, and purple! I used the pink packet for my flowers which I mixed with a little less than half a cup of rice to get the desired pretty pink color. To keep with the Valentine’s theme, I made the flowers looking at each other lovingly under the smiling sun. The bento also contains fried chicken and a pink ume soba decorated with the same heart picks that I used yesterday. The flavor of the ume is very distinct, so if your child is not an ume fan then you should go for something else like pink somen. The different flavored/colored somen that I have tried in the past have been much, much blander.
Hope you all have a great weekend!
When I was kid we always had a Norfolk pine Christmas tree every year. Nothing wrong with that, but I always wished that we could get a tree that smelled nice like a Douglas Fir. So when Mark and I got married every year I had to have a tree, and it didn’t matter what kind, just as long as it was real (no artificial ones) and it smelled like Christmas. One year after Paige was born, we picked up a beautiful Noble Fir (I think) and set it up in our living room. A day later we noticed a few cockroaches crawling on the tree. If you don’t know this about me, I absolutely hate, hate, hate roaches and if I ever find one in our house, I will not stop until I find and destroy it. So we took off the decorations, disassembled the tree, took it outside, and gave it a good cleaning. After all of this we put the tree back up only to discover a few days later another roach climbing on the tree. O_O So due to my roach phobia we took the tree down and replaced it with an artificial one. I know, so sad, an artificial tree with no fragrance whatsoever.
Anyway, Paige’s bento today consists of soba, pan- fried mini chive dumplings, miso soup with wakame, and a few veggies. I cut the Christmas tree out of kamaboko and dye it green with food coloring.