Saturday, March 6, 2010

Ouch! the planet is in pain...

It's so sad and very alarming to see everything that is happening in the world nowadays. Earthquakes, tsunamis, very heavy winters with high inches of snow, floods... you name it.

But this is not really something new, during the entire life time of this planet, things come and go, some affect a lot of people, some don't... Some have taken a big part in the declining of civilizations, some don't.... Many people die daily and not necessary from any other natural disaster but those created by us humane beings (wars, poverty, diseases, crime... etc).

Then there are the Mayans, who were an amazing and very advanced civilization and one of the many wonder they left to humanity was their calendar (which in fact, it's even more accurate than the one our civilization uses).

This calendar is very complex and of course I'm unable to even try to explain everything what it involves, I do know though, that it marks many different events concerning the cosmos and even marks certain phenomenons or events that not only have happened in the past but are still to happen in the future.

And then there's the Winter Solstice Dec. 21st 2012 which marks the end-date of the Calendar. According to what I've read about it:

"At sunrise on December 21, 2012 for the first time in 26,000 years the Sun rises to conjunct the intersection of the Milky Way and the plane of the ecliptic. This cosmic cross is considered to be an embodiment of the Sacred Tree, The Tree of Life, a tree remembered in all the world's spiritual traditions. Some observers say this alignment with the heart of the galaxy in 2012 will open a channel for cosmic energy to flow through the earth, cleansing it and all that dwells upon it, raising all to a higher level of vibration."

Now, this doesn't really mean that the world is coming to an end, right? It might to some people after watching the movie 2012, more it gives the information that a old era end and a new begins, taking about nature and tree of life that was so important to the Mayans.

I once read somewhere when I used to live in Tulum, Mexico (where you find lots of Mayans and their cities), that they believed that once us humans loose the connection with the tree of life, that's the end of our civilization... So, maybe that's what it means. (hint, hint: Avatar)

"the tree of Life" photo by Peter Lik

We need to act soon, change our mentality for good and instead of keep abusing the environment we need to start healing the planet, and then way to start is with a different mentality.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Funky Weekend

Friday is here and I will be spending tonight alone as my husband is gone to Cayman Brac for work, unfortunately for me I got to work tomorrow Sat. to have Monday off the spend it with my brother and sister in law, how exciting...

Of course I always have the dogs to keep me company and the video of this adorable Husky to sing me to sleep...

But yeah, have I mentioned I am super excited about my brother coming? I think so, it's kind of like a want to dance down the street just like this...

And then on Sunday night when we have Mau & Gaylene at the house, we will be so happy and celebrating just like this...

Well, maybe not exactly like this, but you get the point, right?
Have a great weekend!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

All about tennis

Yeap, while I have tennis elbow on my right arm, meanwhile our dog Sheba loves her tennis ball, here's the proof...

And while I hope to take care of my tennis elbow starting next week Wed. when I have my first physio appointment. I also hope & wish that Sheba will never grow out of her phase of loving to play with her tennis ball, it makes me so happy to see her having so much fun.

It's Thursday so Friday is just around the corner, seize the day!!!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

5 days, 4 nights...

until Sunday... but who's counting???  I am.

My brother and his wife are arrive Sunday and they are not coming for a visit but moving here for good, and I guess saying I'm very happy doesn't really cut, it kind of falls more into the category of "dream come true".
Just thinking about having my brother here makes me smile, knowing that he will be driving distance away feels like a dream.
It's been 5 yrs since the last time we lived on the same country, cause we both lived in Cayman Brac at the same time for about 4 months back in 2005, but before that I think it was probably 2001 or 2002?

Mau & Me at a National Park in Costa Rica (2001)

Tomorrow is my doctors appointment and I will get the results of the MRI, we shall see what the diagnostic is and hopefully start fixing my arm for good.
Happy Hump Day!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


Today unfortunately I'm not writing about the movie with Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan, the one where they finally meet at the top of some building in Seattle... I am writing about last night.
Pretty much my entire life, sleeping is something that has come natural to me, I have it down to a science (or at least used to), if I am good at something sleeping will be on that list.
But now with this situation I have on my arm it's very difficult for me to feel comfortable and find a right way to sleep, I have a hard time sleeping on my right side cause of the pain of my neck, shoulder and now the elbow. Last night my tennis elbow situation took a big toll on me, I was awake most of the night in pain, finally got up to look for some pain killers, my lovely husband rubbed my arm to release some of the pain (and it helped), finally the pain killers kicked in and I felt sleep past 3 o'clock, of course by 6:30 am when I had to get up to go to work I was finally enjoying my sleep... ugh!
It's Tuesday and my next doctor's appointment is on Thursday and finally next week I am starting physio therapy on the arm, looking forward to get my arm in good shape and my sleeping back.... Have a nice day!

Monday, March 1, 2010

ill communication

In a time when it's so easy to stay in touch, via regular land line telephone, cell phone, email, facebook, twitter and even air mail (that's if you actually have the time or care enough to sit down and write a letter), it really upsets me when people don't know when to draw the line...

But not only staying in touch is at the palm of our hands, now a days with the type cell phone people have, it's so easy to find out any breaking news just by accessing the internet in any of the many places that offer internet wi-fi connections for free...

One of these weekends I went out to dinner with my husband to a nice Indian Restaurant here on the island, half way during our meal, a couple (that looked like they were on a date) sat on a table pretty closed to us and for a good 10 minutes from the time they sat, the girl did not put down her blackberry but kept on texting or maybe even surfing the web, I find this not only offensive but rude.

I have had some verbal encounters with my husband about this situations (when they apply to us), I'm personally not much on the phone, never the less texting, in fact texting to me is one of the most annoying forms of communications, if you want to talk to me, call me or email me but don't text... I had this one boss that used to confront (and maybe still does) people on text, but the worst part of it was, that her spelling was so bad, it was very difficult to even understand what she meant... what a waste of time!

And don't even get me started on people that are texting while driving, that is the worst kind!!!


We have this friend of ours (a couple) that are constantly on line twittering their way around life, telling people what they are doing, with whom, why, how they feel about it and so on... the very few times we go out with them, they are checking their phones a few times during the dinner. In fact, I have found myself on the table talking or telling a story and then realizing nobody is paying attention to me but a few of their friends around the world already probably know what I just had for dinner because of their tweets, crazy!

So people, I know it's easy to communicate this way, but what about the good ol' "one on one" interaction, for some people nowadays look like it's better to communicate via email/text/tweeter/facebook with somebody that is miles away, than why those who are just next to them... 

Verbal communication is one of the very few things that make us different than animals, but I am sure that doesn't mean we communicate better than many other species out there...
I know we here communicate via blog comments, but if you are ever close to me in person, please pretty please, leave you pda, iphone or blackberry in your pocket for use during those "solo" times with yourself and let's enjoy some nice, pleasant conversation in person, alright?

Cheers, have a great week!


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