Friday, August 24, 2012

Smile, it's Friday!

SPOILER ALERT: a Rat was harmed before the making of this post.

Lately I feel as if I'm lacking in the "ideas department" of what to post.

Sometimes I just don't have it in me to write and I feel that I am not even worthy of having a blog... but I keep on trying because blogging is like a drug that you just gotta have, right?

But if I wanna apply the "half full" mentally, at least it's Friday, so a couple of days off to look forward to, specially because I work both days last weekend doing inventory.

On Sunday we are expecting some sort of weather as the result of Tropical Storm Isaac that is lurking around the Caribbean. According to the "computer models" and the "expected path" it should go by North of us, but nevertheless it will probably generate rain and wind for us.

Now here's the thing with storms, they cause a lot of stress [at least for me] just by being out there. And I know we have "experts" and machines monitoring their path and behavior, but we should never take anything for granted and assume that what we know what it is going to happen, because only God knows the plans ahead.

In other news, this morning after coming back from my early morning gym class [yes, I am BACK on the exercise bus, beep, beep!!!]... I found another lovely gift from one of our kitties...

I am not sure if it's a mouse of a rat... but it sure it's a rodent and no, it's not sleeping :(

Anyway, not much else to report from my end, work's been kinda of on the slow side lately, but it's slow season for tourism on this little island, so kinda expected to be this way.

Hope everybody is having a great Friday and that the weekend is nothing short of fabulous!!!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

hooked on crochet

From a little girl I have always been very creative; from drawing to poetry and even some painting. Now that I am older I guess I have ignited the flame of my creativity once again but now through crochet.

If you have been reading my blog for a while you know that I totally love to make "Amigurumi", which is mainly crochet animals or objects. Well, lately it's been on my mind that perhaps I should expand my talent and try to make something different, something I could wear!

Although I have to say I am very hesitant about venturing into the apparel part of crochet and it's mainly because I have always consider that crochet clothing is for "old people" but I really don't know where I got that idea.

What do you think?

Anyway, with the huge vast of information that nowadays we have available at our fingertips through the internet, I have been browsing for some ideas of what could be my very first and maybe only piece of crochet clothing.

Here are some example of what I like, but most importantly that I think if I make, I could actually wear!

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Well, that's all I have found for now.

I could really use opinions on which one you like?

I kinda like the last one but perhaps without the long sleeves? And I also like the little wrap skirt to use over my swimsuit but definitely in some nice summer colors instead!

Happy Thursday!!! : )

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

[very] random post

Perhaps if today you decided to venture into blogger world and you happen to stumble upon my blog you will realize it is your lucky day, because today my blog is a endless source of 
random fact for your enjoyment!

As most of you know I live in a small island of the western Caribbean, the Cayman Islands 
(which are 3 islands in total- hence the plural in the name).

I live in Grand Cayman, which is the biggest of the three. Now, on this little piece of heaven we have lots of animals; some endemic, like the famous Cayman Parrot or the Blue Iguana among a few others.

endemic Blue Iguana a.k.a. Blue Dragon
But of course we also have dogs, cats, birds, cows, horses, lots of fishes in the sea and if you go to the pet store, perhaps exotic and not so exotic pets like hamsters and gerbils.

Did you know Hamsters are illegal in Hawaii? (see, what I said about random facts).

I never really liked hamsters or any kind of rodent other than squirrels, beavers and porcupines (yes, they are rodents as well!)... Oh, and I like Otters, although those are not actually rodents.

I think Otters are so sweet... specially because they hold hands when they sleep so they won't drift away from each other, or should I say "each otter"? LOL

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Awww, how sweet are those Otters?!?!?

Besides having those animals, our underwater world is pretty amazing too, we have tons of beautiful fishes which you can go and visit at any of the 159 dive sites we have around the island of Grand Cayman (not counting the other two!).

On an unrelated note, last night I went out with the girls at work for happy hour and then we catch a new movie called "Sparkle", which was alright I guess, not a movie I probably would choose to see by myself but it was a good "chick flick" kinda of night.

Sparkle played by Jordin Sparks and Emma played by Whitney Houston
If you haven't hear of this movie is basically the story of 3 sisters (back in the 1960's) trying to become a singers, but of course fame becomes a challenge and things don't end up working out for all of them.

Also this was Whitney Houston's last movie as she passed during post production, so in fact she was never able to see her last role- very sad- 
Whitney was also the producer of the movie as she owned the rights for it since 2000. 
On another kind of weird and random note, the role of Sparkle was originally thought for singer Aaliyah who passed away just before signing for the role- also very sad :(

Happy Hump Day everybody!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

wake up and be awesome!

This morning when the alarm when off at 5:45am, it was like the clock whispered in my ear...

I got up with lots of energy and completely "pump up" to get my not so little butt out of bed and get to the gym for the first time in a looong time...

So, I went, I worked it and I am so happy now that I did... My alarm clock was right; 
I am awesome and I know it.... LOL!

Even my lower back and bulged disk cooperated, yey!

Yesterday though, was a completely different story. I had to work all weekend long doing inventory, plus Sunday night was full of lightning storms, so the quality of my sleep was very poor... So yesterday I was exhausted all day, which is why I did not post anything.

But today, is a brand new day, got my exercise already done and I am ready for anything 
Tuesday is going to bring.

On an unrelated note, here is the latest photo of my Amigurumi Monkey... which by the way doesn't have a name, but since it's not going to be mine, maybe I should have Julian (his future owner) name him, right? 

Or perhaps we could name him and I can just put the name on the tag and so be it, what do you think? Any suggestions on the name? 

Weather is been pretty nice lately, only at night we've been having some crazy thunder heads and lightning around... Although it looks like there's already something new on the Atlantic, hoping it's not coming our way.

Here's a photo I took yesterday of the only cruise ship "parked" right out the window at work.

Hoping everybody is having an awesome Tuesday!!!


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