Monday, February 20, 2012

President's Day lunch

Not that this lunch has anything to do with Presidents, but since there was no school today, it was the perfect opp for me to make the kids this lion lunch. Grilled cheese and Doritos wouldn't have lasted in a lunch box, but were awesome fun at home!

Bento catch-up

I forgot to post all the other bento boxes I made two weeks ago! Here they are in all their loveliness.... Panda lunch Brown bear lunch Dragon lunch Up Up and Away lunch

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Ardara does it again...

Another of my daughter's poems was published this week in her school's newsletter. I'm so proud. This one is AMAZING!

The Snatcher Fox

A red flash zips through trees of
green and yellow.
It's chomping its teeth at a little
white ball.
The light flutters through the trees,
Turning on and off, on and off
Heart beating faster and faster,
It is getting cold.
Rustling like plastic bags
The pounding like elephants in a
And the snapping of bony teeth
Everything is black.

(C) 2012 Ardara Chinnock 

Monday, February 13, 2012

My daughter wrote me a poem!

by Ardara Chinnock, age 10

When I first smiled, she smiled too.
When I first laughed, I laughed with her.
When I first cried, she was by my side.
When I first frowned, she cheered me up.
Now I am old and so is she.
So, when she smiles I'll smile back and
When she laughs I'll laugh back too.
But the best thing of all is...
That she loves me and I love her.

Sunday, February 05, 2012


As promised, here are the pictures of tomorrow's lunches.

Friday, February 03, 2012

Bento Boxes

So, one place that my mind has been lately is bento boxes. I know, why would I be obsessing over decorative, time consuming lunches for my kids when I am already super busy, working full time, getting in car accidents and shopping wrecklessly? Who do I think I am? Truth is, I miss doing fun stuff with my kids. I visited my friend, Tara, today and saw those precious kids doing their school work and playing together and mom right there in the middle of it and gosh! I don't know if I ever appreciated what I had when I had it! I miss my kids so much, even when they are with me! I guess the cute little bento boxes I see on pinterest just made me think I could share a special moment with my kids during the day somehow. So at my grocery fiasco described in my last post, I bought a bunch of foods that will go into making bento lunches for my kids this week. I will post pictures if it works. Here are the plans:

Where is my mind?

This octopus may have sucked it out and digested it, I guess.
I have been going around in my own little bubble lately. I don't know what is wrong with me. I'm a terrible driver! People, look out! I have almost caused several serious accidents in the past few days. I'm not texting. I'm not listening to the radio. I'm just lost in thought and pulling stupid, dangerous moves without thinking. I just went grocery shopping and took my $150 grocery cart to the express lane and started unloading. The checker was not pleased. I was embarrassed. Then I realized I hadn't put back the two items I meant to put back, so I had to give those to him to send back. Oh, it gets worse. Then, I go to pay and realize that when I got gas I hadn't put my debit card back in my wallet. Its sitting on the front seat of my car! I go ahead and write a check and I write it out WRONG! By this point, I'm sweating bullets and I feel like throwing up. I finally finished making a fool of myself and went out to the parking lot, start loading my bags in the trunk and realize that I didn't even check to see if I got everything before I raced out of the store. I am NOT going back in to see if I left something. I picked up my purse and discovered a clove of garlic under it that wasn't paid for. I'm sorry, Lord, but I couldn't go back in and pay for the garlic. I threw it in my purse and drove home on the verge of tears - not letting myself cry though, because then I would surely get in a wreck. Its been like this all week. I don't know what is going on. Should I go to the doctor? Or WHAT!!!?