Friday, February 4, 2011

February's First Friday

Time is sure flying by this year, we are almost done with the first week of February and even though this is the shortest month of the year, I am looking forward to some special occasions.

Tomorrow is my 6th anniversary as a resident of the Cayman Islands and all I have to say is I love Island living! I am happy and very grateful to God for giving the opportunity to be here for the past 6 years since I got the best gift from the islands, meeting my wonderful husband!

I am very exciting and also looking forward to reveal the winner of my hand made giveaway on Feb. 9th, good luck to all participating and for those that are not going to win this time, I am sure you will have a good chance to participate on another giveaway, just keep on participating!

I am sort of looking forward to Valentines Day, but honestly it's not that big deal for me, because I really don't see the point on having to have an specific day to express love, when we can do it every day of our lives, right? I am participating this year on a gift swap through another blog I follow and I am sending a gift to a new blog friend in Missouri, hope she likes what I got for her, I am sending her gift later today!

Also Feb. 14 would have been another birthday for my most favorite Uncle, Ed, he is no longer with us, but during part of his lifetime that I knew him he was an amazing man, with a unique soul and so much love to give, I miss him dearly but he's still a very bright light in my life.

I am looking forward to a little business trip coming up on Feb. 16th, as this will be my second year working the Miami Boat Show and my first year working at the Coconut Grove Art Festival. Hoping to take lots of pictures of the festival to share!

And last but definitely not least I will be looking forward to another birthday on the 23rd I already have an idea of what I one for this years birthday, I will be sharing my dearest wish on Monday's post, so stay tuned!

Have a wonderful weekend!!!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

the year of the cat

For those who follow and observe the Chinese Calendar and horoscope today marks the beginning of the year of the Cat or Rabbit, so Happy New Year!

When it comes horoscopes I have to say from my point of view that the Chinese one makes so much more sense to me over the astrological signs one. I am a snake in the Chinese one and Pisces in the other one.

For those than don't really follow any Chinese Calendar or Zodiac, here's a video that might help you enjoy on welcoming the Year of the Cat!

Yesterday evening we watched "Groundhog Day" and I have to say, every time I watch that movie I enjoy it so much, I have to say it's one of my favorites, I think Bill Murray is perfect on that roll.

Other than that, I don't have much to post about today. I've already started my giveaway surprise and I am about 1/2 way done, it's exciting to see so many people wanting to join, makes want to do more giveaways from now on... Thanks to all those participating and best of luck, in a few days I will be notifying the winner!

Well, here to hoping everybody on the Big White North is keeping warm, sending some sunshine your way... Have a great Thursday!!!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Sun is shinning

For those out there that are covered in white stuff a.k.a. snow,  for those in places like NE Australia where Cyclone Yasi is bringing torrential rains and crazy +180 mph winds, I can promise that the Sun still shines!

Mr. Sun it's been hanging out with us here in the Caribbean. In fact here are some pictures I've taken the past couple of days that show Mr. Sun hanging out for the day...

sun is shinning

hanging out in our back deck

sun lovin' it

sunset time

sunny local street

sun is shinning and sea is flat
Now, all I ask for those out there that do not have the blessing of a shinning Sun right now is that you are keeping safe, whether is warm you need to be or cover from rain and wind...

In the meantime for those that don't have much sunshine around, how about jamming to the following wonderful song by my favorite singer Mr. Bob Marley. Now, just crank up the volume, make yourself a cocktail and pretend that "Sun is shinning, the weather is sweet, makes you want to move, your dancing feet"!

Happy Wednesday!!!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

giveaway or no way!

Lately I've been thinking a lot about giving as a way of life.

I just about finished reading "eat, pray, love", which by the way it's a great book, full of insight on people's beliefs, emotions and more... very inspirational in many aspects of one's life!

Now I am reading a book by the Dalai Lama, where he talks about giving in order to pursuit a life with meaning.

Regardless of the reasons why it's been on my mind, I decided that as of today - Feb.1st and until Feb. 8th (midnight EST)- my blog is going to have its very first giveaway!!!!

Wanna participate? Hope so! Now, to be part of this unique, one of a kind experience, all you need to do is leave me a comment below with and email where you can be contacted once you win.

Now, I can promise you:

1. that everybody who leaves a comment will have an opportunity to win.
2. The giveaway prize will consist of an original "piece of art" hand made by me.
3. I will get it to you as long as you have a mailing address.

Unfortunately I cannot promise that:

1. You'll win it (although you'll have the same chance as anybody else!).
2. You'll like it, but I am hoping that you will.
3. It will make you very happy, but heck it's free!!!

So, if you'll like to be a part of this, remember to leave me a message and hopefully in 8 day you will have a wonderful surprise knocking at your blog/email that you are the lucky winner!!!

Have a wonderful day!!!

Disclaimer: The actual giveaway prize will be revealed on Feb. 9th when I get a winner!!!

Monday, January 31, 2011

In memorian

This weekend I said goodbye to a good old friend, my Palm Treo 680, who has been with me for many years.

Treo came to me over 3 years ago, when I first got him as a present from my husband I thought it was more than I needed, but then as time when by I realized how useful it was to have him with me... And although he falls into the category of  a "smart phone", to me it was just a phone that always gave me good performance.

But now because of a terrible mistake from my part, it took a dip into the dreaded toilet and found his demise in the water!

The mourning time was brief as it's already been replaced by a Nokia E71 and although this new member has some very big shoes to fill, I am sure with time the memory of my beloved Treo will be only that, a memory, LOL!!!

Rest in peace Treo 680 and welcome to my life Nokia E71!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Sunday Sentiment


Realize that true happiness lies within you. 
Waste no time and effort searching for peace and contentment and joy in the world outside. 
Remember that there is no happiness in having or in getting, but only in giving. 
Reach out. Share. Smile. Hug. 
Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself.
Og Mandino


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