Saturday, October 9, 2010

Sat. Around the world

Even though I don't usually post on Saturday, today I am here because I decided to participate on a fabulous idea from another blog, so today I've join Amanda & Don's Blog Party! Saturday Around the world. 

Don't really have much to post about, so I will just post some random pictures from the island that I think I have never posted before.

baby green turtle @ the Turtle Farm
Smith Cove Beach

Art @ Governors local show
Pirates Week Festival 2009
For those visiting for the very first time, I hope you liked with pictures and the same for my regular visitors. Have a great weekend!!!

Friday, October 8, 2010

this is Friday...

Today I want to start this Friday and the weekend with something like this...

Isn't this nice? Of course it might all sound very simple but it is something that most of us have to work on every day of our lives... The good news is that we have our whole life ahead of us regardless of our age, as none of us know when our expiration date is due, all we need to do is LIVE for as long as God wants us to!

Have a wonderful weekend and remember This is your LIFE, live it well!!!!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Under the Weather

Today I am at home, I've taken a sick day because I haven't been feeling so well lately, and with today's weather I am literally feeling under the weather!

My back is being giving me problems for a couple of months now and after some test the doctors say I have a "slip disc" on my lower back, so I have been going to physio again for a few week. But since I've now being feeling well (specially yesterday) that has trigger the back spams again.

Today I got up early to call into work and tell them I wasn't coming, then I ate some light breakfast and went back to bed again until now (midday) that I got out of bed and decided to write something on my blog.

Weather is terrible today, yesterday was too, last night the wind had about 50mph gusts (almost hurricane strength!), now the wind has stopped as well as the rain but is very cloudy still.

In other news, I have finished my latest "Amigurumi" project and I am very proud of this one. With permission from the owner (my husband Mark) here's my latest creation:

miniature horse
Well, I guess it's off to bed for me again and just taking it easy. Have a nice day!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

B. I. T. C. H.

are you a...?


October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and being that my life was directly affected by this disease already, I make a very important point to honor this attitude of complete awareness and very seriously want to approach this horrible disease with a very strong "B.I.T.C.H" attitude, and so should every woman (and even Men!).

When I first found out my Mom had a lump on her left breast, I felt as if my world was falling apart, because my Mom is such a HUGE part of my life.

When she told me at the time (more than 10 yrs ago) that statics show that 6 out of 10 women survive and recover from the disease if it's found in the early stages (like hers) so that's when it hit me... She was part of those 6 and not one of the not so lucky 4. And guess what? I was right!

But even if her recovery, this was a very tough test for her as well as my family and down the road I am happy to say in a very remote way it was a blessing in disguise. I have always being very close to my Mom, but after seeing that she was very close to not being around for very long, my bond with her was of total and absolute trust and love.

Breast cancer made us even closer. During that time, the 2 of us made a deal, I wanted to be 100% honest with her, tell her all my fears, doubts and concerns. But specially I wanted to her to do the same, to not bottle up anything at any point; to complain when needed, to be happy and smile if she felt like, to cry when in pain or when in sorrow... Of course this wasn't an easy thing to do, but I guess it help her realized that even though I wasn't feeling physically the same symptoms as her, in my heart and soul I was going through the same process as her...

I am happy to say we have a survivor in my family, I look up to her and even in her weakest moment, she was still the most amazing woman I have known and this process made her in my eyes just most beautiful, wonderful and never for a minute I wasn't proud to be the daughter of a "B.I.T.C.H.".... I love you mami!!!

So, my point here is, we all need to have a "B.I.T.C.Hy" attitude towards this horrible disease and act when needed, because if it's too late the process as well as the outcome might be very different from my Moms.

Let's think about it today, tomorrow and every day, we cannot put our guard down and we all need to remind each other to check ourselves and that could make a big difference in our lives.

Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

the Brac in Pics

A weekend away is not the same without proof of visit, meaning photographs.

During this visit I mainly took pictures on the flight there, the scenery and some wild life, I didn't take many pictures of us or our friends, but anyway, here are some...
aerial view of Owen Island in Little Cayman

Cayman Brac Ducks

Ducky love!

Freedom flight

hotel's pond (full of birds!)

ahhhh, finally relaxing @ the hammock!

lonely palm tree

As you can imagine by the pictures, there's a lot of wild life in Cayman Brac and almost 2 years since the devastating Hurricane Paloma the scenery as well as the wild life is finally back with full force...

I really enjoy the weekend and realized how much I miss being surrounded by so much nature!

Have a wonderful Tuesday!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Back from the Brac

We are back from our short trip to the sister island of Cayman Brac, it was so nice to see the "old place" again, see people and friends that I made while I lived there. In a way it felt like if I was back home visiting, seeing my old apartment, where I used to work and my Brac Family, it was short but great!

The hotel I used to work and live at is fully rebuilt after the devastation of Hurricane Paloma in 2008. We stayed at one of the new Junior Suites and it was very nice. In the room they had this lovely little poem...

Is it lovely? I really liked it, because I believe it to also be true. Islands change people's lives, there's just something about them that is very special, and it's one of the reason why I always wanted to live on one, and now I do!

I have pictures to share and I will get around to it this week... meanwhile have a wonderful Monday!!!

BTW, today is Mingle Monday @ Life of Meg, can't wait to visit some beautiful blogs and if you feel like joining the fun, just click here and come mingle!!!


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