Thursday, June 3, 2010

I'll be jammin'

Today in the afternoon I am going to visit our neighbor, but not the one next door to our house, but more like next door to our island, I am going to the beautiful island of Jamaica!

This is sort of a last minute trip, didn't planned it until yesterday morning, when a good friend of mine called me to tell me that on Friday she has an appointment to get her American Visa at the US embassy in Kingston and because of the recent violence situation on the capital her boyfriend chicken out on her and told her he didn't want to go so she was going by herself, unbelievable right? What a nerve of that guy.

Anyway, she called me to ask me about a contact I have in Kingston that is taxi driver friend of a good friend of mine, to see if he was able to pick her up at the airport, drive her around and stuff... At this point I was kind of shocked to hear that her boyfriend was going to let her go by herself to a place that she has never been to before.

So I called my husband and asked him if it was o.k. with him if I go with her, help her get around and keep her company, I was there once before for about 3 weeks, so I have an idea of what is all about.

I have a good friend that lives in Kingston so I emailed him and now he knows we are coming, plus my boss and his wife are both from Kingston and I asked their opinion about security and they said that the whole violence thing in concentrated in just one area, what they show on the news is not necessary the reality (and I totally agree with that), so the both think it's pretty safe as long as we don't wander by ourselves and go near old Kingston downtown.

I am excited and hope we are going to have a great time, I am not taking my computer with me cause I just want to be extra careful and not take anything valuable other than my camera that is small and I can carry around.

It's going to be a short trip and I will be back on Sunday, promise some pictures and good stories to share, yeah mon'!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

I am here!

We have arrived at June 2nd and it's been 2 weeks since the last time I saw my brother and more than a month a half since I saw his wife.

A few months ago when they first moved to the island I wrote a post title Happy me about their arrival. Well, silly me to think that the fact that they were going to live on the island we were actually going to have some kind of relationship with them, obviously I was wrong!

They don't call, don't visit and the only times that I get to see them is when they have to come into town to run some errands, so they manage to squeeze me into their "busy" schedule and they stop by work to say Hi, I am usually very busy so I don't even get to talk to them much.

But when they need me, then I do exist. If they need a package to be sent to my postal address (I am here!), when they need to borrow our camping tent cause they have friends visiting (I am here!)... Ugh, I just hate it when people only use you for their own benefit.

Anyway, just thought I vent a little bit about this, this doesn't make me happy but I need to get over it and don't take it personal, they rather spend time with people that they just met than with family, and I unfortunately I don't really see a change in their attitude any time soon.

Oh well, their loss... right?

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Today's date

We have finally arrived to another June 1st, to many people this particular date doesn't mean much, but for us living in the Caribbean this marks the beginning of a season full of expectancy and hopefully not much activity from the weather, it's Hurricane Season.

But besides this, for my husband and me, today marks the 2 anniversary of us moving into our house. Now being more than a house it's a home that we enjoy every day of our lives.

When we built the house two years ago, it was with the idea of Hurricane Ivan's path of destruction that he left all over Grand Cayman, fortunately we have not being able to put it fully to the test, but, according to NHC-NOAA the 2010 season is expected to be a very active one, I am keeping all of my fingers crossed for the exact opposite.

So, happy anniversary to our house and here's to a happy & calm 2010 season, blessings to all!!!

Monday, May 31, 2010

Animal Speak

One of our neighbors has a horse and every now and then he literary "parks" her next to our house, she is on an empty lot and can eat as much grass as she'll like.

In the past we have bought this big, long carrots at the grocery store and when we know that the horse is around we feed her, she loves it.

Yesterday afternoon after a very hot and humid day (but no rain) I was watering my yard, first I started with the back yard and then slowly I moved to the front. As soon as got to the front, the horse came out of the bush and gave me the most perfect stare and I immediately knew that she was telling me; she was thirsty and wanted water.

So I went to the back, looked for a bucket, clean it and filled it up with water, walked towards her and put it where she could reach it... she was super thirsty.

Less than 5 minutes later she was ready for more, but this time the bucket was pretty close to her, and although I am not really scared of horses, I have had not so pleasant encounters with some in the past, and that's why I like to be cautions about them.

So I approached her, look her in the eye and said: -If you'll like more water just push the bucket towards me... And immediately she did! WOW, it was magical, we understood each other perfectly, I was delighted to have this kind of communication with her and I am sure she was very happy and thankful for the water.

Isn't she pretty?

Have a wonderful week!!!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Saturday Event

Yesterday was the official grand opening of the Tiki Beach Bar in 7 miles beach, here are some of the highlights of the evening.

This is us when we first got there at the beginning of the evening (ck out my new dress!).

Say cheeese...!

The set up was pretty nice, this pic is at the beginning, later on the place was packed, couldn't walk around much...

The sunset was Spectacular (to say the least).... and just got better!

See what I mean?

There was dancing...

And even a live band... 

It was a pretty nice night, and today time to take it easy and rest!


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