Friday, January 1, 2010

Day 1

2010 is finally here and after a very nice night among friends (despite the fact that my throat was and is still killing me from yesterday afternoon), I'm glad and very grateful that I am here to see another year start.

So last night was a good time, with friends, full moon, music, drinks, food and even the occasional new years traditions. In my case walking out of my house for the first time with a suitcase so you are sure to travel a lot on the new year, or I have hear the one about eating 12 grapes (each one for each month of the year), or some people like eating black eye peas as those are consider good luck.

And of course who can forget the famous New Year's resolutions To me they are like the soap bubbles I sometimes try to make in the shower, I always strive for big ones, I try hard to blow them right, some burst immediately and others survive but not enough to still around all year!

I still remember some of the resolutions I had for the long gone 2009, some I actually manage to keep for most of the year:

1. Be thankful for everything in my life every day (which I still do and intend to keep it for the rest of my life).
2. Exercise at least 3 times a week (did it most of the time, better than previous years, so that one is a keeper as well).
3.Be more patient (ditto for 2010).
4. Stay away from negative people (good one too!).
5. Learn another language (didn't do it )
6. Volunteer for something (still have to work on that one).
7. Try a new recipe at least once a month (I actually did this one and really enjoyed it!).

So, I guess for this year and the next 364.5 days left I have decided on the following ones:

1. Keeping my #1 resolution of last year and be thankful for it too!
2. Continue exercising at least 3 times a week.
3. (see #3 above).
4. Surround myself with positive, good energy people!
5. I still want to volunteer for something- I already have something in mind.
6. Be more creative and get back to basics with my art.
7. Go to the beach with my husband at least one night a week.
8. Read a new book every month.
9. Take a vacation away from the island.
10. Keep at least one resolution during the whole year.

We shall see how I do about those this year and what about you out there? Any good resolutions or maybe none at all? Anyhow, have a wonderful 2010 with or without resolutions, enjoy every day and be happy!!!

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Once in a Blue Moon...

it's New Year's Eve as well!!!

For those that have kind of lost track of the date and time, I have added a little countdown clock that would tell you when the new year is going to be here... Well but that's really only if you are on the Cayman Islands or the exact same time zone as we are, so guess it's really not that useful after all, LOL!

So yes, like I just mentioned today besides being New Year's eve we also have another very cool event which is a Blue Moon.

In case you've never hear of this or have but just don't know why it's call that; it's not really about the color, basically people call it like that when we get two full moons on the same month, so for us here at the western hemisphere we had a full one on Dec. 2nd so today's our second of the month, making it the Blue Moon, but in the case of the eastern hemisphere and because of the time difference their two full moons will be in January, kind of cool, uh?

So to commemorate this wonderful and kinda unique event I would like to share this video of my favorite version of Blue Moon (Song for Elvis) from the Cowboy Junkies, I love this version because besides being very romantic it also has a little sad feeling to it that makes me want to be hug or hug somebody...

So all I have left to say for the rest of the year is Have a wonderful 2010 filled with peace, love, health, happiness and harmony. Make the best out of the whole year, everyday, be grateful for every single thing that you have, your experiences and relations...

Besides that, thanks for taking a little time of your life to share this journey with me by visiting and commenting on my blog, keep in touch and hope to see all in 2010!!!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Cayman Wildlife (part 2)

As I mentioned on yesterdays post I visited the Turtle Farm on Sunday and took a bunch of pictures, here are the best ones from the aviary, enjoy!

Pink Ibis

Cayman Parrot (National Bird)

Blue Honey creeper (beautiful bird)
 it's got red legs, can't see them though.

I know, I know... I need a pedicure!

White-crowned pigeon

Now, to all my readers out there with a positive feedback about my once in a lifetime offer, I've decided that one my new years resolutions will be to try to keep this blog an interesting enough one, so that your possible plans to come and visit us, grow until it actually happens, would love to hang out with any of you. So, see you all of you in 2010!!!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Cayman Wildlife (Part 1)

My husband's got some visitors on the island, in fact it's a girl (Carol) that he meet through his blog a few years ago and they developed a friendship just by reading each others blogs and comments.

So this Sunday while he went diving with some friends (I just didn't feel like going with them), I took Carol and her family members that came with her to the Boatswain's Beach a.k.a Cayman's Turtle Farm.

At the park they have Turtles (of course) of all sorts of sizes, from little, medium to huge. They have lots of iguanas walking around, a predator tank with some nurse sharks, reef sharks, bar jacks and barracudas. And they also an aviary with the national bird (the Cayman Parrot) as well as other very cool birds. Here are some of the shots I took that day.

birds and turtles

green iguana

juvenile green turtle

adult green turtle

reef shark at the predators reef tank

We had a great time and took many pictures so I will post some more tomorrow.

So to all of my blog friends out there, here's a one in a lifetime offer: if you ever come down to visit me, I will make sure to take you to this cool park, whatdaya' think???

Have a great day!!!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Are we there yet?

Yes, Christmas has come and gone, it's just another day and whatever you got or you didn't really doesn't change your life much (I think).

I guess they reason I don't get much into the Christmas Spirit anymore is because to me it's not so much about the presents but about spending time with family and people you love.

In my case nowadays I pretty much only spend time with my husband who I love dearly, but as we live together with our 2 dogs, spending time with him at Christmas it's just like any other day, and don't get me wrong I love it but it's just another date to me.

Also it's not like I don't have any friends here, but I really don't have very close ones but back home... So to me Christmas doesn't mean the same as when I was growing up... Still we had nice time.

Now it's back to work and back to reality, until in a few days we start the countdown to 2010!


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