Friday, June 19, 2009

One year later....

They say time goes faster as you get older. That is not true. Time flies, so it's obviously not just because you are having fun. No, you just wake up one day and you realise it's been a good year since you stepped off the plane and declared no human being could possibly live in such a hot and humid climate. Now, 'hotter' is just another season, not altogether pleasant, but it will all end in October, or so we hope.

I also noticed some other things, which made me realise that you you have probably gone some way towards adjusting to living in the Cayman Islands if...


_MG_3255...when driving, you keep a look out for crabs and iguanas crossing the road without even thinking about it.

Night shot of Mimi...your teenage daughter has picked up enough Caribbean lingo to translate the lyrics of the reggae songs on the radio (while you understand ‘nada’).

Blue Sunset...you look forward to rainy season because it’s the only time of the year it’s actually cloudy for at least part of the day (whereas it’s sunshine only for the other 300 days or so of the year).

Mr. Pirate...driving at 50 mph gives you the thrills because you are, dare I say it, speeding 5mph above the highest speed limit on the island. Arrgh!

Rum Point Sign...you now consider a 20 minute leisurely ride to work a ‘long commute’.

...you don't even bat an eye anymore when coming across plants such as these:
Care to dance?

and...

Beautiful Butterfly...you have become not only accustomed to but fully expect your plants and trees to grow a foot a week.

Here is what someone else had to say about the passage of time:

Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.
--Carl Sandburg

Sitting on the Dock of the Bay (ok Ocean :-)

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