Thursday, February 9, 2012

It's the Circus!


This bento was completely unplanned.  When I woke this morning and realized that I'd put not one second's thought into the bento for today, there was a moment of panic.  I rallied with the first cup of morning coffee and managed to pull together a few ideas. Since I had no plan, I decided to try and use some picks that I don't often get to use.  The loveliness of the veggie hot dogs is something of a miracle but I am rather pleased with them!

In the bento: Bowtie pasta sprinkled with feta cheese, black olive slices and carrot stars, veggie hot dogs, steamed broccoli, chunks of peaches, a black olive and carrot circle.

The seal balances three circus balls made from slices of the largest black olives that I have ever seen.  A-chan chose the can labeled 'Colossal' and they do indeed match that description.  Carrot stars and nori star centers make for a neat decoration.  Balancing happily, the elephant is on top of another circus ball made from carrot and black olive.

My husband recently let me know that he does not wish for our marriage to continue.  It was quite a shock and I'm still shaken.  I will be continuing to make bentos, of course, and to post when I can.  My posting might be a bit erratic for a while as I adjust to a new schedule.  I'm embarking on an adventure and going back to school!  I have only just applied and still have to be accepted, and I also must take a placement test in two weeks.  Demonstrating good study habits will be good not only for myself but also for A-chan. Plus,  school gives me an excuse to make more bentos for myself.


9 comments:

OhayoBento said...

Oh wow, I'm not sure what to say sweety. Well, I'm wishing you all of the happiness in the world. Life changes always happen for a reason and you have tons of friends. If you need anything don't hesitate!

On a lighter note... that you made that bento after only one cup of coffee impresses the crap out of me. Love!

berrygirl@mommy kiki can! said...

I am deeply saddened by your family hardship and marvel at your courage! I wish you great peace and clear headedness in the days to come! Never give up on your marraige and family, but you are right to equip yourself with added education should you need to earn more income as a working mom. I hope for miracles everyday and I hope for a big one to happen to you and your sweet family.
Sincerely, Keisha Ann

rosewhiterabbit said...

Good for you for going back to school! You can do anything you want, and your wonderful personality naturally draws people to you. You can soar as high as you wish to fly.

Jenn @ BentoForKidlet said...

This looks delicious!! I'm sorry to hear about the hard life change :( But going to school sounds like a great adventure!!

sheri fujihara chen said...

Only one thing to do with the Colossals -- and you found it. A three ring circus! So creative!

karaimame said...

I just loved the way you used the picks! So smart :)
And ooooooh, what are those mega olives? Omigosh, I think it was the first thing I noticed (HA! and then I saw the little seal there ^_^)
Sweet bento!

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I'm loving this really! It is very delicious!

Bentobliss / Ceinwyn / Ingrid said...

You can't tell you made this in the spur of the moment. It looks great and I like the circus theme. The olives are colossal indeed, never seen such big ones. I hope the taste is unaltered by their size. Sorry to read about your marriage but good luck on getting accepted in the school of your choice. A great adventure indeed.

megan said...

just catching up on my blog reading now and am so sorry to hear about your news. staying flexible to tackle life's "surprises" is key, and if this beautiful spur-of-the-moment bento is any indicator, i am confident that you will adapt to the next stage of your life with as much grace and courage.