Friday, October 26, 2012

Windy Friday

WOW! Talk about howling wind last night, even though Hurricane Sandy is far away from us now, the wind picked up last night like crazy.

We went to bed early (around 9ish) and then about an hour later (thank God after I asked my husband to close the sunbrella in the back porch), the wind knock down the whole table, sunbrella and everything that was on the table (including a sun jar I made!)... The noise woke us up and we had to go in the back to clean (specially the broken glass) and pick up everything...

Can't even imagine what the people from Bahama went through last night with Sandy around. I have some friends that live in Bermuda and they are also on hurricane watch, so are some people on the East Coast of Florida... please everybody take care and keep inside.

Today specially I have everybody in my prayers; the ones that are already affected by Sandy, those that are still on Sandy's path or even close because you will get some bad weather for sure.

Seas are really rough today and I am thinking this might just last the whole weekend...

I also read on the news yesterday that there's a massive snow storm coming this weekend, hoping everybody will be safe this weekend.

Have a great one!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Throwback Time

Is it Thursday yet? Yes it is... and guess what comes right after it, Friday!!! [insert celebratory dance here].

Being that today is Thursday, here's another edition of...

Now for today's photo I decided to go back in time and since Halloween is fast approaching I decided to continue on that same "theme".

1. This photo was taken the year I moved to Cayman Brac, 2005.

2. I am wearing a Nurse costume.

3. My friend Sara is dresses as a sort of devil girl!

4. I bought both costumes in Grand Cayman and brought them back (among others) for us to wear.

5. My friend Sara left the island shortly after that to live in Little Cayman and from there she moved to back to her hometown, Milwaukee, Minnesota.

Now, if you feel like joining in the fun and share a photo for your past, please link you blog.

Have a wonderful day!!!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Yarn Along Wednesday

Wednesday is finally here, which means the weekend if half full or half empty, right? Let's say half full just to be an optimist, right?

Today and for the first time (ever) I am linking with Yarn Along and showing one of the few crochet project I have going on right now...

Like I mentioned the other day, I am working on a hat for my SIL as she and my brother are moving back to Canada at the end of November, I am going to miss them A LOT!

Anyway, her favorite color is green so I decided to use "Tea Leaf" green and Lavender to give it a little extra... Here's what I have done so far.

The hat should look like this at the end...

And if you would like to get your hands on this free pattern visit the ravelry page here. If you can't access it because you are not a ravelry member, just let me know and I can send you the pattern via email.

On the weather front, I have to say that today is remarkably sunny out there, the storm should be just about the hit Jamaica today so we are expecting on and off shower during the afternoon/night... but other than that looks like we are not going to be too affected, thank you all for your nice words yesterday!

Happy Hump Day

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Sandy stay away!

Having a Tropical Storm (in this case Sandy) in the neighborhood is not very much fun. Skies are very gray this morning with howling wind and on & off rain.

But according to the weather forecast the storm is heading north so it will hit Jamaica straight on and although according to the NOAA National Hurricane Centers graphic (below) we are not even in the cone, but even with the storm so far away from us (more than 200 miles to Jamaica), we should expect 3 to 6 inches of rain.

In the graphic above, our tiny island is located just below the "2 AM" and the Cayman Islands Sister Islands (Cayman Brac and Little Cayman) are just below the "Thur".

So anyway, as I am writing this, it's raining hard out, I am getting ready to go into work and thinking this might be a very boring day because I doubt it this weather makes people wanna go shopping, here's hoping I am wrong!

Have a wonderful day!!!!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Weekend Projects

Oh what a great feeling is to start the weekend knowing that some projects are done and others are pretty much right on schedule.

During the weekend I got some stuff done and did not procrastinate so now I can say I have one more project under my belt and ready to giveaway in November when I see my cousin at the Madonna Concert trip.

The finalized project is the monkey for my godson Julian.

This Monkey project is probably the hardest I've ever done, but not because it is too big, but because the pattern I used is from an advance level of crochet and the stitched were not explained in detail so in some cases I had to do math myself and in my case, that is just a recipe for disaster!

But I did manage and the end result looks good, now, if only I can get a hidden camera inside the monkey so I can see Julian's face when he gets it, that would make it even more worth it!!!

But other than the Monkey I worked in other projects.

I got my hair done, cut it a bit and got some color to cover those crazy gray hairs I am starting to get thanks to my Dad genes!

Also, I have started a hat for my SIL (sister in law) and also I am working on the paper mache figure head for the Pirates Week Boat float we are putting in the Parade (from work!)... I have some photos of that but until I am 100% sure I will be able to finish it I won't be sharing any...

On Saturday we went to the Cayman Islands Veteran's Association Fundraiser Ball as my husband served on the Navy for 6 years. It was a black tie affair (which we are not very used to) so we had to dress up a bit.

In my husband's case all he had to do was pull out of the closet his Navy uniform from 1985 and wear it, which by the way fit him just fine (insert jealous -sigh- here!)... from 27 years ago!!!!

And that is all I have to report from my two day weekend.

Looks like we might be getting some weather in the next couple of days, there seems to be a disturbance that has the potential to become a Tropical Storm, here's hoping it won't!

Have a great week!!! 


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