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Well,.....as I've said before, I can't wait until summer. As you can see from my almost not blogging for a month...(ooopps!) I've been busy. Graduation is fastly approaching for the little ones & there's lots of corny songs & poems to memorize so the parents can "oohhh" & "ahhh" at graduation.
I think it's all a load of crap if you ask me.
I mean it's Pre-K. There just going on to KINDERGARDEN!!! (Except one special kid whose Kindergarden this supposedly was & is going into 1st grade......Lord, help him!!!!) Yes, it's good to have practice with public speaking at an early age but; 3 songs & 3 poems for 4/5 year olds to learn & memorize in 2 months? It's a bit much. Not only that but of course, the things they really need to concentrate on to give them a "head start" for Kindergarden like sight words, spelling & mastering their numbers are left behind in the time it takes to drill these insipid songs into their heads. The one I would choose above all others that has some redeeming value? Lift Every Voice & Sing, the black national anthem. Now that's something that should stick with them & is very important to the culture & community I teach in. I wish that's all we were singing & there wasn't this lame hub-bub. Sure it's super cute in the end but it's not super cute that I have a Kindergarden that I have to pass into 1st grade next year (Trust me I WANT to fail him, the administration doesn't) That hasn't mastered how to count to 20, let alone 50, still gets confused with the alphabet, let alone sight words & certainly can not read the "Run Bill run" books Kindergardeners should be reading. Yeah.....I have to get out of this business.....it's just really not about the children anymore.....
IN FOOD NEWS..... The whole reason I'm here, right? Not much going on in the cooking department. There's just not enough time. Trader Joe's has been helpful with tofu pad thai frozen dishes, frozen organic broccoli & spinach & I cooked an awesome veal dish for my husband few weeks ago. Very simple. Cut the fat off the veal shoulder, dipped in in some spiced rye flour, then egg & fried. He loved it & it was easy to make. For myself? Lots of Tuna & Turkey. Easy to make sandwhich's out of. Rye Vita crakers & some blueberry hero jam are great. And goat cheese on a cucumber & carrot salad or yogurt cheese or swiss in a sandwhich. Sometimes I just eat the cheese straight up. I LOVE dairy & am very happy that there's some I can consume.
Oh! I turned 25 on April 13th!!! I was a little depressed before it. Just the whole idea that I'm not a kid anymore, can't qualify myself as a "college kid" either. I'm officially an adult. Grandma doesn't put 2 dollars in my birthday card anymore. I can't blame my age for my mistakes anymore, just me. & I feel this need to be more responsble b/c of it. Sigh....growing up sucks sometimes. However, I can rent a car now w/out extra charges :-) Now if I could just learn how to drive.....:-o Another project for the summer that I WILL master!!! I can not possibly let myself get any older & not know how to drive!
A delicious turkish restaurant opened up literally 2 blocks from my house. If you live in Elmont, NY please check it out. Lots of lamb & veggie dishes. We went for my B-day & the ambiance was lush! Lots of pillows, artwork & chess tables. I felt like I was definately in another land!
Well, as soon as it's July, I'll be free from school & have lots more time for informative, food filled entries, I swear. Please, keep up the diet! Keep reading, keep to your goals & drink your warm lemon water EVERY MORNING!!! Nothing is more important for an A or AB in my mind than that.