Liralen Li (liralen) wrote,
Liralen Li

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Turkey and Rice Balls

Bought Jet a small blue lunch box with three tiers at Daiso. Also one of the itty-bitty diamond rice ball makers. And this morning, we packed him a tiny lunch, with half a dozen of the rice balls stacked on top of a dozen goldfish and a little container of mandarin oranges. He had a tiny fork in its own case that he slipped in under the band holding all the boxes together. And we put the whole thing in an insulated lunch bag so nothing would be lost in the helter-skelter of all his class' lunch boxes in the big lunch hamper.

He went to school.

And we followed him to do the Parent Thanksgiving Lunch. Heh.

So every year, around here, they have a lunch where the parents can buy a ticket and eat a hot turkey lunch with their children. It's just turkey in gravy on mashed potatoes with some beans, cranberry sauce, and gingerbread, a chocolate milk and some time with our kid.

At Eaglecrest, last year, the school was so crowded that the lunch room was packed wall to wall with kids and parents and we had ten minutes to eat. I wasn't actually able to finish my lunch before we were all told to dump what was left and were shoo'ed out onto the playground.

This year, there was plenty of room for everyone, and we were all able to finish our meals, including Jet finishing off all three tiers of his lunch. He really, really loved the little box and the silverware he didn't have to throw away. The school's pushing for more reusable containers and lunches... and one of the teachers was very impressed to see his setup. Jet was amazingly proud of it, and after seeing some of sarakate's lunches, I'm kinda of inspired, but he would never eat the fancier things. Still... it's fun to see him gobble down his lunch when he usually leaves half of it in his tin lunch box.

So it was a good lunch.

And John and I rode the two miles there and back on our bikes. It was a good ride, as my body's so sore at the moment that I'm just aching all over. The motion was good for me and I really needed it pretty badly.

I spent most of the day writing. Either following up on comments and things or writing about action sequences with the writers' group. My Kenpachi fic came from just futzing with an idea that started with how much I hate "practicing" with bare blades and 2metaldog led me down the primrose path of what would Kenpachi do with a practice sword? *laughs*

That was fun.

I played with Jet when I could, and John made potstickers for dinner, and the two boys went to the Scouts meeting to look at the stars through their various telescopes, and it was fun. They did s'mores and star gazing, and then came home and Jet and I played for a while and I put him to bed and got to write some more. I need to sleep too, sometime. *laughs* Given that I had two days "off" from writing, I need to do a little catching up. Luckily the next two days should be very good for that...

word counts:

stark RP: 2876
twin souls: 468
Game Writeup: 148
Kepachi story: 988
total for today: 3042
Nov. Total: 18,521
Tags: food, writing
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