Friday, July 8, 2011

Happy it's Friday!

Friday is finally here and I am so ready to jump into the weekend that I will be counting the minutes of the day until the official working hours are over.

This week was just exhausting in so many level that I don't even want to get into details.

Last weekend I only had one day off (Sunday) and I had to work Monday (the holiday), so that made the days go by really slow and by today I am so in total need to a few days off.

Good news is, I actually have a long weekend coming up now, to make up for the fact that I had to work last Saturday, so now my reward is here...

So my goal for this weekend is to take time and enjoy every day and every minute that I am alive and happy...

What is your goal this weekend? Well, if you don't have one, perhaps you want to give this a try...

Have a VERY happy weekend!!!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

let's do breakfast

I've been on a healthy diet for a few weeks now, [mostly cause I am trying to lose some weight] which means I am trying to eat healthy well balanced meals and specially try not to skip meals.

So when it comes to breakfast, I know that this is supposed to be one of the most important meals of the day and eating a good balance one will give you the nourishment and energy that your body need to go through the day.

Coming up with different things to eat at breakfast sometimes can be a challenge [at least in my case it is]. Eating cereal everyday gets boring, eggs just don't cut it some days, fruit is always a good option but you just can't fill yourself with just that!

But when it comes to fruit + yogurt + granola = Berry Yogurt Parfait, a.k.a "breakfast is the new dessert".

I know, it looks delicious and trust me, it taste even better than it looks.

The beauty of it is that you can change it every day; different fruit, different flavor yogurt and if you don't like granola that can also be changed to cereal, yummy!

Wanna try it?

my version today was strawberries, with vanilla yogurt and granola!
Well, come on over, and let's do breakfast, it's on me!!!!

Have a great Wednesday :D

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

blind justice?

Little One is back and hopefully feeling good, everything went well and as planned.

As of today we have one cat done and 4 to go, but before we proceed with the rest of the kitties I feel we need to let a day or two go by, as we don't want it to be too traumatizing for all of them if one disappears every day.

So yesterday was very mentally exhausting day for me.

First thing in the morning I needed to get Little One sorted out.  My boss came back to work after two weeks off (although he didn't stay around very long) and finally in the afternoon after weeks of following on and off (specially with CNN running at the gym tv's), the Casey Anthony trial of killing her 2 year old daughter, the verdict was an unexpected result, as she was found not guilty.

I know I am not one to judge what she did and didn't do, but it makes me very sad to think that little Caylee who had a very short life, all she probably did during those two years was to love and look up on her Mother and grandparents. After her disappearance, the way everything transpired, whether it was an accident or a murder, was wrong and I feel with the outcome of the case, everybody (including the judicial system) failed that little girl as well as shut down a voice of truth for that all those kids that are abused or killed every day by their loved ones.

Another sad part of this whole deal is the way the media played with people's mind and conception of what could have really happened.

This whole trial was such a waste of time and energy that took us nowhere, because if they jury found her innocent, then who really killed that little girl is still out there. And if in fact was Casey who did it, only God will be able to judge her and give her back what she deserves.

So, is it blind justice or perhaps just color blind? 

Anyway, instead of making assumptions and judge, let's today think of Caylee in a better place, in peace and close to a loving God that is taking better care of her and anybody here on earth ever did.

Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Little One

With a huge mix of feelings, we have taken our first step towards fix the first of our resident cats.

Little One is in the cat trap since yesterday 7pm. At the beginning when she got caught inside the trap, she was very shocked and trying to get out, but by 10pm when we went check on her, she was very quiet and calm down.

This morning I took her to the Vet and hopefully she will be returned to us by the afternoon. According to the Tracie from C.A.R.E. we need to keep a close eye on her when she comes back, make sure she is not very drowsy before we release her, and then let her go when it's dark, so she won't feel too scared.

As I mentioned at the beginning of the post, I have a huge mix of feelings; love, kindness, concern and even a little bit of sadness that she had to spend the night confined to that little space. But I am also convinced that she is going to be much better once she is fixed.

More on Little One's progress tomorrow, hoping everything will go well the surgery and she will be back to herself in no time.

Little One by the kayak where she gets fed every day

Please keep her in your thoughts and prayer. Have a wonderful Tuesday!!!

Monday, July 4, 2011

feeling the sunshine

Over the weekend I was very honored to received the Sunshine Award from a person that goes beyond the status of fellow blogger. She is in fact an inspiration and I am very honored that at this point in my life, she is also somebody that I can call a friend.

Perhaps I've never seen her in person, touch her hand or even heard her voice, but we share a connection that should come natural to us humans, the love for all of God's creatures, animals.

Joan at God Little People has become another reason to once again have faith in humanity and she reminds me every time I read her blog, that there is still hope in the long journey that we humans need to embark on, to make a difference in the life of some many animals in need.

Thank You Joan for this wonderful award, your rays of sunshine have drenched my life with happiness.

And so, trying to follow Joan's example with her quest to save and make a difference in some feral cats, I am too trying to give a little bit of help to some of our own island residents.

It's been about 3 months now since I started feeding this two lovely kitties.

Our two lovely resident kitties are: "Little One" (looking at the camera on the below picture) and B.T.K. who we believe is Little One's mom. For weeks it was just the two of them that would come and eat.

Then one day in the corner of our yard, we saw this...

B.T.K. has 3 lovely kitties (that we named: Goldie, Tiger and Shadow) and together with Little One, they make one big, happy family.

Now, we always though Little One was also B.T.K.'s kitten (but perhaps a much older one) so now she is the big sister.

So, time has passed and even though they are not really our pets, they are definitely part of the family.

Now besides the fact that I love cats and dogs the best among all animals, when it comes to help them (or any other) out, I am all up for it.

From the first day I started feeding this cats, my main goal (besides their happiness and health), is to get them fixed so the population is controlled.

At this point 3 months have gone by and we are finally feeding the whole family, so it's time to take action and get them fixed.

Talked to the Vet last week and they recommended I called C.A.R.E. (Cayman Islands Rescue Enthusiast), which is a non profit organization that is trying to also control the animal crisis of stray dogs and cats (as well as any wildlife).

C.A.R.E. has provided me with a cat trap and hopefully this evening I can catch at least one of them and by Tuesday a.m. it will go straight to the vet to get it fixed. The Vet will also give them shots and de-worm them!!!

On Friday, when I brought the cage home, my husband said that he felt as if we were "betraying" the cats. On the contrary, to me there's no bigger loyalty that giving somebody the best possible life, and I believe that this is what the kitties need, a life without having to worry about finding food for their offspring, plus they will be in better shape with shots and no parasites.

So, again, thank you Joan for the award, which gives me another reason to want to be loyal to animals and friends like you!!!

" Loyalty demands participation, the rest is simply wishful thinking." Unknown

Have a wonderful week and Happy 4th of July to all the Americans reading my blog today (specially my favorite American- My husband, love you babe!!!)


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