Does this even count as a bento? I just know it was labeled as 398 on my hard drive, so it's going up as the last bento I made before I dropped off the face of the bento-world. Well, actually, I made a 'bento' last week (late December), which was a leftover slice of lasagna on its side, with two pieces of fried tofu crammed next to it. And I didn't take a picture of it because I was in a rush. Hmph.
In any case, the above is BBQ beef from Hill Country, with a side of corn pudding (SO GOOD MMM I NEED THE RECIPE) smashed in next to the green beans. All of it yummy... oh so good.
Anyway, now that I'm all caught up, let me catch y'all up! It is January 1 as I write this, though I will backdate this to when I had this lunch (November 2, 2009). Finals ended on December 19 and I breathed a huge sigh of relief. I waited to get my grades back and... four classes (full time school), plus working full time... begot me a 4.0 this semester! (Yes, second in a row.) Well, honestly, busting my ass studying every Friday night at Panera instead of going out is what got me that 4.0 - history is my hardest subject, but an excellent professor and a lot of hard work really paid off big time. I actually scored a 99 on that final exam, which I would have told you was impossible until I actually did it - I almost cried from how happy I was. I don't know, nerdy, but also... it just felt like, so validating, like it was so worth those nights of not hanging out, to get that grade. Really, really rewarding. I wouldn't change it for the world.
Now, two weeks after finals ended, I'm done with the holiday swirl and really hope to get back into bento'ing. I'm not making any promises, but I really do hope to get back in the swing of it over the course of the next few weeks, then it'll be time for more announcements and more changes... wink wink. Stay tuned for that... I promise, it'll be a doozy!!!
I hope you are all having a lovely holiday season and the happiest of new years to you all.
Happy bento, everyone!!!