Daily Bento & An Unfortunate Series Of Events

31 Jan

Before we bento I need to tell you about Wednesday.

Wednesday started out like any other day but soon it became abundantly clear that I was not meant to leave the house.

I decided on a whim to venture out to Michael’s. I really wanted something other than a mason jar to organize my picks and other smallish bento stuff. I also knew that they had scrapbook paper on clearance which is reason enough for me.

I got lots of scrapbook paper at Michael’s for .19/sheet but found nothing to organize my bento stuff so I walked next door to Super Target where things took a turn for the worst.

I somehow cut my finger on the zipper of my purse while reaching for my phone. I cut it so bad that I had to run to the bathroom to get a paper towel to wrap around it so I wouldn’t drip on the floor.

Super Target was a bust so I drove to Super Wal-Mart (no shortage of super things in my town) where I finally found a container for my smallish bento accessories. As I’m walking out of the store, a huge gust of wind sucks the receipt out of my bag and proceeds to blow it around the parking lot.  There is always a Police Officer in the parking lot so I had to at least look as though I was making an attempt to chase it down when he and I both knew that there was no way in hell I was going to get it. Am I faster than the wind? Not so much. I made a valiant effort though and then decided that was enough.

Then I drove straight to Cam’s school to pick her up where my SUV proceeded to over-heat while I was sitting in the car circle. Let me paint a picture for you: Two lanes – one way in, one way out. Once you’re in line, that’s where you stay until your kid is deposited into your vehicle and you proceed around the length of the car circle and back out of the school parking lot. Sure, you can try to drive around the line of cars in front of you but if a car is coming the other way, you’re both stuck and you look like a big jerk. So I made the move to end all moves. There was no one behind me so I threw it into reverse and drove backwards out of the car circle and into the parking lot. Friends, it was the stuff of dreams.

I parked, walked up to the school, got Cam, and we walked back to our vehicle which didn’t want to start once I turned the key. At that point how could I expect anything less?

Long story short, our SUV finally started, we got home safe, my picks are organized and our floor is really clean because vacuuming calms my nerves and there was no liquor in the house.

Here’s a pic of my super organized smallish bento accessories. Totally worth all that aggravation.

Today’s bento.

        Lunch today:

  • clementines
  • grapes
  • saltines
  • animal crackers
  • hazelnut spread sandwiches

8 Responses to “Daily Bento & An Unfortunate Series Of Events”

  1. sugarbitznmilkybar February 10, 2013 at 11:15 am #

    Hi there,
    Read your post and loved how you organised your bento accessories. Thanks for sharing your idea!


  2. kiisu23 February 3, 2013 at 5:40 am #

    Aww shame you had so much hassle! But glad you got the organiser eventually 🙂


  3. bentodays January 31, 2013 at 7:37 pm #

    Sorry to hear you had a bad day, but those picks are totally cute!


  4. veggiebentolove January 31, 2013 at 7:12 pm #

    You poor thing. Those days are never fun – but the bento organization makes it all worth it!


  5. Sara January 31, 2013 at 2:57 pm #

    Poor girl! You make me laugh though! I love you and you can always come to my house, we always have liquor! Always 🙂



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