Lizard, I was praying hard that Samson was ok. I'm so sorry for your loss. Take care.
tam - Sailing north on the Roseway would have been quite an adventure. We were headed out to Buck yesterday when the Roseway captain got on the radio saying their Adieu to St. Croix until next winter. I'm glad JJ wasn't hurt by his glo-stick incident, but now that he knows it's safe to have that stuff on him, I can only imagine the uses he'll think up. lol. Maybe a little dab on the backs of his hermit crabs so he can watch them race around his bedroom in the dark?
Only 11 passengers on Parrothead yesterday, which was a relief after 40 on Saturday and roughly 150 over the past 6 days. It's been a zoo this week with so many Air Crews on-island and still trying to get some real estate work done along the way. I need a vacation from being the captain and cruise director for everyone else's vacations!
so sorry to hear this.
Lizard: So sorry to hear about Sampson. I lost my Golden last year, and understand how hard it is.........You take care.
Lizard, so sorry for your loss... Keep your chin up...and think only of the good times...
Today is a beautiful day. A wonderful young woman who used to be married to my oldest son is coming to the island with our 1 year old grandaughter whom we have never seen. We are so blessed that she believes that her baby should know her grandparents. I am thankful that she is the mother of our grandchild. I know that I am over sharing but I am so happy.
Lizard, you are in my thoughts.
Trade, I am glad you are posting again.
Trw, I don't know if you are working tonight but daughter #2 is having dinner at the terrace.
CruzKandy, do you think we can have a day at the beach with your little boy, JJ and our little grandaughter?
Today JJ swam across the pool not once but 4 times all by his self.
I would also like to thank the ABC guys, you know, FBI, DEA. US Marshalls. The gas and grass seems a lot less active these days. Thank you.
Goodnight all. A good day in paradise.
We just got back from visiting friends in NYC and Conn. The weather was miserable--in the 50s and rainy. I forgot how bone chilling that damp weather can be. I was very nervous about going back, as it is the first time I've been in the area since we sold our house. Much to my relief, I didn't feel homesick and was anxious to get back to the island. I've forgotten my street sense already--not one of my good morning's or hello's was returned when we were in the city and I received some complaining for not moving fast enough at a check out counter. At least I didn't stand on the left side of the escalator in the subway like my husband did. He got one of those "what are you, a moron?" looks for that one.
I went this morning to the big ball field near Schooner Bay today to walk/run my chubby body around the ball field for some exercise (lots of good food in NYC that I just had to try). There were two people there working out and both gave me encouragement to keep going. That's what I really like about St. Croix--so many nice people who aren't afraid to say hello and offer a few words of encouragement.:-)
Lizard--I am so sorry for your loss. A friend of mine just lost two of her pets (a dad & son) to a debilitating disease (apparently it was inherited) and has been taking it one day at a time. You two are in my thoughts.
Sure Tammy, my little one will love it. He loves the beach, he loves older kids, and he loves the ladies. LOL!
Has anyone looked at our beautiful sky tonignt. Stars so big and beautiful. I have only once seen a sky so beautiful and that was about 25 years ago at midnight in the middle of a Nebraska cornfield. Good night that was.
Tonight we went to Chicken Charlies for dinner and Bressie James Outlaw band was there. Very good music. Blues, rock and roll, very good Hendricks. I do so love music. Don't go out much but I really have a good time when I do. JJ took his guitar and played a little but it didn't take long before he was in Daddys lap ready to go to sleep.
Everone is in bed now and it isn't even 9:30. I am going to go out and look at the beautiful stars for a while.
Kruzcandy, I will PM you when grandaughter gets here. Can't wait to meet you.
Trw, miss you
Trade, I am comming over to see you before you leave.
Lizard I think of you every night. I am so sorry about Samson.
Good night all. Go out and look at our beautiful stars.
Daddy was a preacher and a gospel singer. Brother is a preacher, a missionary and a gospel singer, called a pastor these days. Sister, a teacher and Sunday school teacher. Mother, Catholic. Me, the wayward child. However, I was a very bright child and learned my gospel. These days the book of Mathew runs through my mind and I feel that it is very appropriate for the times and the island.
"Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."
Gas prices will go down. A new president will be elected. I don't know what the H will happen to Hillary. Well she is married to Bill. Yuk!!!!
The dollar will stabilize against the euro. The stock market will find a happy place. We will all go on. It is not the end of the world and tomorrow we can all go to the beach. After all we live in paradise.
Good day today. I actually went out again. Yea!! Today rainbow beach. Hung out with very good people. JJ had a blast playing with his best friend and other kids. Kurt was playing but it was very crowded and when the pot smoke flows it is time to take the kids home. A lot of natty dread white folks. I hope I am not offending anyone but white hair just doesn't dread well. JJ has very thick auburn hair. I just hate cutting it. His hair would dread well but I just don't know. I keep thinking that we should let it grow for "Locks of Love". It is for cancer patients who lose their hair due to chemo treatments. People donate their hair for wigs. I always want to let his hair grow because it is so beautiful and then when it is long enough we can donate it. I hate washing it though. Try to keep a 4 year old still for hair washing. His hair is so thick it is a major chore. In any case hubby keeps taking him to the barber and cutting it all off. I never go because it seems such a waste to cut off such beautiful hair.
Trw, are you working a lot? I feel like I am the only one posting.
Charlotte when are you going to be back on island?
Kruzcandy, just one more week.
Trade, I really want to come to STT and have lunch or dinner or a shopping trip.
Lizard, Doug and I think about you every day. Take care.
Good night all. Another day in paradise.
P. S. Pickled Greek is opening this week. Finally. We should all go out and support them. Yumm!
Maybe later in June, Tammy. Good post, by the way.
Tammy, we are renovating our house and it is such a mess.... plus we are getting a new puppy on Thursday... that should be fun with all the work going on and housetraining a puppy...seems that St. Croix is a long way off now... we are doing good just to hit the beach every few months. Plus, Charlotte doesn't fly non stop to St. Croix anymore...You can fly to St. Thomas and that cost $906.00 rt. as of today. The airlines, especially USAirways , are stopping flights due to gas prices and it takes now all day and sometimes the next day to connect flights to STX...a damn shame is what it is.....
I am so happy to hear the Pickled Greek is finally opening!!!!!!! I
Is the Pickled Greek officially open? We went by there last night and there were tables outside and it looked like a decent number of cars. I know they sometimes do private events, so I was wondering if anyone knew whether that was a private event or whether they are open. I'd like to go there and show support--the owner really hung in there for a long time.
According to another website I read The Pickled Greek IS open. Their phone number is (340) 713-1868. Right now they're only open for dinner.
I spoke to someone who went on Tues. and they said it was great!!!!!! Peter is such a great guy, I hope he does well!!!
Pickled Greek is open with wonderful food. I haven't been yet but daughter brought food home. She enjoyed it so much she went twice in a row.
Tammy: What is the menu like at Pickled Greek? Is it Greek food or a varied menu?
We ate at Pickled Greek last night (apparently half of STX did as well) and it was awesome. We will definitly be back. Despite a full house they did their best to make everyone have a pleasurable time... I had the moussaka - it was fantastic. The Kabobs looked great and I'm having them next time for sure... the apps were delicious - I especially liked the cabbage rolls. Peter and his crew did a great job and I predict this place is going to be a sure hit.
The food is definitly Greek! There is a fish special and a NY strip on the menu but they are greek-a-fied! If you don't know greek food you have to try it because there is a lot of variety and I think there is something on that menu for every kind of taste bud. Yumm!
So nice to have some ethnic food on island again. "I go to come back".
Great Job Peter! So glad you finally opened 'for true'!
I sure wish Lizard would come back & I miss Trw also. Gorgeous day today. Had a load of wash in the machine but ran out of water. Sure hope the water delivery guy gets here this afternoon.
We ran out of water this evening as well. First time in 2 years. It sure is hot and dry. We are choking on the dust every time a car goes by on our dirt street. Can't close the windows or we will die. The entire house is full of dust. Rain please come. I have a house and cottage to clean so I hope the water guy will be here in the morning. JJ will have to go to school with unwashed hair. I put him in the pool to get the road dust off. He smells like cookies and dirt. At least the washing is done so he has clean clothes.
Today while cleaning the bathroom I heard the back door slam 4 times. Hubby came in a while later and I asked him why he was slamming the door. He said he was coming in and out but didn't slam the door. Well I said, was someone else slamming the door? He was following me into the storage room still discussing the slamming door insisting that he just closed it. Well, I said it sounded just like this as I slammed the storage room door. I reached to open it and we were locked in. Oh, sh@#$ we are locked in. The door knob just went round and round. Both of us fell out laughing. Hubby kept saying how did that slamming door sound again. I couldn't answer because I was laughing so hard. When we calmed down hubby said, where are all my tools? I told him that I had put them on the kitchen table in hopes that he would return them to his tool boxes. So here we are locked in the storage room with no tools to try and open the door and it is hot and I have to pee. Laughing is not helping the situation. The only good thing was that JJ was off with our daughter so we weren't freaking out about him being alone. I decide that I am going to try and crawl out the window. Hubby tells me I won't fit through the jalousie window. I asked him if he is saying that I am too big to fit. Yes, he says. I promise mentally to myself to lose 10 pounds so if this situation arises again I can fit through he window. Still can't quit laughing which does nothing for my bladder. Finally we find a hack saw blade and pry off the door knob and get out. The whole experience took about 15 minutes but felt like an hour. For the rest of the day every time I pass hubby he asks me how does that slamming door sound again.
JJ has been learning so much at school. He has added to his vocabulary the past few weeks. Butt head, poo poo face, tighty whitey, smack my butt, and true dat. I guess it could be worse.
Missing Trw and Lizard.
Another day in paradise.
well over the last week or so i've emptied out the shed so i can start on the roof and then paint the outside,everything inside of it had to be moved into the house and gone through,3 pickup loads to the dumpsters in mon bijou,no ricardo only louis, and now i'm ready to go to ace in gallows bay and rent the power sprayer,i'm thinking thats wednesday's project,oh and no rats or mice and only one centipede. Today i transplanted 29 bell pepper plants from the starter trays into pots and 20 tomato plants from the starters into pots, they will stay in the pots until they go into the ground sometime in august,i'm up to 19 pineapple plants in pots now as well. When i was taking potting soild out of the bag i uncovered one of the giant toads,lol that was a screaming 5 year old girl moment.
Ewww. that'll get your heart started.
planted basil today
went for a drive earlier and a book raid as well, went to the marina office over at green cay and hit their bookshelves,then wandered over to the deep end to see if leslie was around,no luck but i did happen to see the Parrothead docked,nice boat Alexandra,then over to breezes to see the place,it still looks good,then over to condo row to have a look around,looks the same and the lagoon still stinks, then over to Ag for basil and then on to F'sted, went over to sandcastle and i have to say it's still my favorite beach, the water was clear and like glass over there today,then into town,i picked up willy as he was walking and dropped him at st tropez and then drove up to sunset grill to look around,now i love F'sted but i wish there was more going on,lots of activity people out and about but nothing really going on,blue moon had no customers sunset grill had 3 tables when i went there,even the small local bars were empty,sandcastle was closed,st tropez was closed,then i went to plaza for milk and over the hill i stopped at the carambola golf resort and drove up to the clubhouse, now that was like a morgue and then came home,oh i raided the books at sandcastle as well and gentle winds has a lot of bookshelves to raid