Monthly Archives: January 2012

U. S. school lunch programs are being canceled


I’m a public school teacher in Puerto Rico and while I’m eating my free lunch in the school cafeteria I start thinking about a news report I saw yesterday on CNN. A school district in Cleveland has shortened the school day and students leave at 1:15 and have also canceled their lunch program due ti budget cuts. Those students that were part of the free lunch program will go home with a bologna sandwich.

I can understand doing some budget cuts. What I can’t understand is why they would take away their lunch? Some kids really depend on their school lunch programs. A good nutritional diet is essential for growing kids.

Here is a link to the article: Money problems force school district to shrink school days and eliminate lunch


For My fellow Puerto Ricans Abroad


I have been felling a little bit nostalgic about Puerto Rico today.  I love my island, with all its ups and downs.  It is hard for me to imagine living anywhere else.   Found a song on YouTube that I dedicate to all Puerto Ricans that live abroad.  Hope you all enjoy.

Click here to listen to :

En Mi Viejo San Juan by Noel Estrada interpretado por Pedro Rivera Toledo

Puerto Rico Street Art By Haydee Yordan

Football Playoffs, My New Best Friend


Why do you ask ?, it is distracting my husband and he is not nagging too much about me not doing my housework.

Generally I hate football.  If I can’t sleep all I have to do is watch some football and I’m out like a light in 5 minutes or less.  I just find the game boring with all the plays and rulings and the injuries.  Cant stand it, the is until its playoffs season.  When the playoffs start, I start relaxing and doing one of my many hobbies.  On Super Bowl Sunday I enjoy making chili and hot wings for the family and spending time with my hubby.  With this year with Tebow mania I’m actually enjoy watching the game.

Ladies, when you want some time to yourself and don’t want a nagging husband on your back, just wait until playoff season, be it football, baseball, basketball, hockey, soccer, any sport will do.  Use this time that your hubby is immerse in the game to sit back and have fun.  But remember once its over he will come with a vengeance so enjoy it while you can.

My husband is an amazing man, he has his mood and can be a bother with me not doing all the chores on his time table.  His and mine differ a bit.  I love him, God knows I do, its just that I have my highs and low moods.  Right now I’m at a low and mellow mood.  My laziness works in cycles, sometimes I don’t what to do anything and other times I’m in a working spirit.  Im doing stuff, just not all at once.  Today I did the dishes and wash some clothes.  Tomorrow I’ll fold some laundry and light house cleaning.

P.S.  I think I’m loosing the battle against laundry.  Just when I think I’m finished, the mountain of clothes comes back.  Aaaahhhhhh !!!!!


Crochet Hook Clutch !!!


If your like me, your crochet hooks are all bunched up in some pouch in a big mess.  Well I’m fed up with that mess.  Did a quick search on the net ( I’m not going rack my brain figuring out how to do it because somebody probably already has) and found this cute site Little Birdie Secrets they have a great easy to follow tutorial with pics. Here is the link to the tutorial Crochet Hook Clutch  .

Hopefully I’ll get around to making it.  As soon as I’m finish I promise I will post a pic of the end result…