The bento challenge is going pretty well. I have a meatloaf bento stashed in the fridge which I will transfer to the freezer soon. I haven’t eaten anything past 9pm since the challenge though I will kind of break that today by having some hot chocolate later.. not really breaking anything considering I had class today and didn’t get home till after 9pm to begin with. The meatloaf recipe as well as the earl grey tea muffins I made were new recipes so that’s meeting another challenge.
The seedlings have been growing nicely. Some plants didn’t grow yet so perhaps those seeds are dead. Seems like the tomato seeds from Campbell’s tomato soup and my pepper seeds from last season have not sprouted yet. The bean plants grew like crazy so I had to transfer them to a bigger pot already. I’ve been putting everything outside during the day to get some nutritious sunlight and supplementing with artificial lights while they’re inside.
I am reminded of this scene in my favorite Miyazaki film, My Neighbor Totoro. I could only find it in Russian(?) but it doesn’t really matter. Skip ahead to 40 seconds. I wish I could do that to my plants!
Spring is here and I celebrate by splurging on my favorite flowers. I spent a good 10-15 minutes at the plant store because I never knew there were so many variations of hyacinths. They were not labeled as being different but you can tell by the flower shapes, petals and most importantly, their scent! They all smelled slightly different, which is pretty amazing to me. Even though these pink ones were not in the best shape, they smelled the most familiar to me as what hyacinths should smell like so I got a pot of those. When the flowers die, I will plant it in my front garden so it’ll regrow every spring.
Here is my bento for class today. This was a good bento because it didn’t smell and I could easily eat it without people looking at my strange food.
And here’s a picture of Bella enjoying the sun outside. They love to roll around on the warm floor! Horrible for me because they pick up so much dust that I have to wipe off before they’re allowed inside again. She’s leashed because I’m afraid they’ll run away.. cats don’t follow commands well. Ringo got her chance after Bella returned inside. I only have one harness and leash unfortunately.