Good news, and better news (Just Bento Cookbook update)

Well, hi everyone! I know I made myself absent again, without warning. Last Friday (December 2nd), the homecare nurse who was taking care of my post-surgical wounds told my husband that they weren't looking good at all, and to contact the doctor immediately. Off I went to see him and he promptly put me back in hospital until the infection cleared up. So I've been stuck in a hospital room, yet again, for the past week. But yesterday they sprung me, I mean discharged me, a day earlier than planned and I'm back home again - and feeling a lot better too. (I have to admit they did put me back in hospital with good reasons - I was feeling pretty horrible.) Hopefully I won't be seeing the inside of a hospital room for a good while!

Because of my absence, I am really, really behind on email and such. If you have been waiting for a reply from me, please bear with me as I try to catch up.

And now for some really good news: The Just Bento Cookbook is finally back in stock on, and should also be making its way to other bookstores too. As I mentioned earlier, the original publisher closed its doors in March, and the rights or whatever you call them were transferred to another publisher (technically still part of the same group, but a different entity). So the book confusingly has two ISBNs and two listings on Amazon - or at least it did as of yesterday. Anyway, this link will take you to the in-stock version of the book, and there is still plenty of time to order it for holiday gift giving and such, should you be so inclined. If I may be so bold, I think the book is a great gift for anyone looking to start eating healthier and/or saving money on lunches in the new year. 58 five-star reviews out of 60 (and unlike some other authors, I didn't solicit a single one of them, I swear) can't all be wrong, right?

Seriously though, if you were thinking about getting the book for yourself or someone else...there it is. I really need all the good news I can get these days, and this certainly brightened my day a little bit. ^_^

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Re: Good news, and better news (Just Bento Cookbook update)

I just found it on Amazon and ordered! It will be fun to have since both of my children are getting new bentos for Christmas (and I am getting a new rice cooker!) Can't wait to read it!

Re: Good news, and better news (Just Bento Cookbook update)

Ugh, I'm sorry to hear you were put back in the hospital but yay for feeling better and your book being back in stock. Yay!

Re: Good news, and better news (Just Bento Cookbook update)

Yay! Congratulations I'm so glad to hear that you are feeling better :) warmest welcome back. Also, GREAT news on the book, this brightened a tough day for me too, now I can ask for it for Christmas :D Take care xo

Re: Good news, and better news (Just Bento Cookbook update)

That is good news and I look forward to hearing more of the same!

The local bookshop in Z├╝rich has had your book in stock and I'm hoping my daughters will have taken the hint about it being a suitable gift for me. We always have fun preparing (and eating:-) our bentos.

Re: Good news, and better news (Just Bento Cookbook update)

Welcome back, Maki! Glad you are home again, and glad to hear the cookbook is back in stock. I've enjoyed my copy so much - the recipes you provide have really helped me think more about how my meals are composed - which in turn has helped me cut down on the amount of fast food I buy. I can't bring myself to buy the nasty fast food on campus now that I know I can make my own tasty bento so easily!

Re: Good news, and better news (Just Bento Cookbook update)

*happy dance* for being out of the hospital. I know how you felt...the worst part for me was STARVING and not being able to eat when I wanted because my blood sugar was spiked and they were trying to get it down. *cringe*

Sweetness on the book being back in stock. I has gone to my local barn and nobles and they said they didn't have it anymore...Of course, my first reaction was "Why?" To this the lady just shrugged and shook her head.... *crosses fingers that it's back in stock there soon* ^__^

Hope you remain out of the dredful place for a very very long time.



Re: Good news, and better news (Just Bento Cookbook update)

I can totally relate Terri! My blood sugar spiked too, though the last few days it came down again. Fortunately for me I guess, I also lost my appetite the hospital food was so HORRIBLE, so I didn't feel like eating anything. Now I have my appetite back though ^_^

Re: Good news, and better news (Just Bento Cookbook update)

Glad you are on the mend! When Ii solicited opinions on the best "adult" bento book to purchase, yours was mentioned almost exclusively. I just ordered it today. I can't wait to try your recipes and ideas!

Re: Good news, and better news (Just Bento Cookbook update)

I'm so glad you are out of hospital and feeling better! I'm also quite glad the book is out again - I bought the original edition but I have a long list of people I want to buy it for as a gift. The fact that many of them don't usually cook at all is a proof of how good that book actually is - seriously, it is great.

Re: Good news, and better news (Just Bento Cookbook update)

So glad you are back home and feeling better. Very glad to hear about the book, this really is the best blog for most of us, and the book obviously is the same.

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I bought your book! It was the most expensive on the shelf... but also the most comprehensive and useful.

Re: Good news, and better news (Just Bento Cookbook update)

I just have bought it

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