Friday, September 5, 2008

Trouble In Paradise?

A warm hello to all of my dear friends! I have been occupied with some "secret projects" for the past week, getting orders shipped out and working on a few custom orders for blogging and visiting blogs has been on the back burner. I had planned on writing a different sort of post today, but I can't think straight. As many of you know I live in Miami, which is a true tropical paradise as far as I am concerned. Just look what I saw up in the palm trees in my yard yesterday! A beautiful pair of wild Macaws (they mate for life:-) eating coconuts!

Living down here is mostly good, but it means that you have to be prepared for something that we all dread.....hurricanes. We have one that appears to be headed directly for us (Hurricane Ike), and this weekend it's going to be time to prepare. Living here for most of my life I will never get used to them. Our house was destroyed back in '92 with Hurricane Andrew and we were in it at the time with our young family all hiding out in a bathroom with everything being torn apart around us.....a scary experience to say the least. We rebuilt and it's stronger now, and thankfully the kids are off with their own lives in cities further north in our state. Hopefully this one won't be as bad.....please keep us in your thoughts and prayers.

I will be working as long as the power remains on, and the storm isn't due to make U.S. landfall until hopefully I will get lots posted on the website between now and then. Will talk to you soon and hope that you enjoy your weekend~



  1. Janet

    I will have you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Take care and have a fantastic weekend.


  2. Oh, you poor dear! I will be thinking about you and Mr. Shabbyfufu and I'll definitely be praying for you! Bless you, Victoria Lynn

  3. I will certainly be praying for you! I live in NY, so the thought of it would certainly rattle me :-) I can't imagine having your house destroyed while you are in it! Heck, I will even pray that you don't even lose power!! Will be looking out for another post.
    Warmest Blessings,
    Amy Sutter

  4. Wishing you a safe time through the storm.... its headed our way and lots of folks are tieing down the hatches...

    wanted to let you know I have surgery on my foot Thursday... details on my post



  5. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, all I think about lately is who lives where!!!
    Be safe!!

    M ^..^

  6. The picture of the bird and palm tree is so Florida postcard. Really COOL! Wendy

  7. Hello Janet; My prayers are with you and will be with you until it is safe. I hope all goes well down there. Have a safe and good weekend.


  8. Hi Janet
    I hope you are all safe, lets hope Hurricane Ike does a U turn!
    Will be sending lots of prayers over to you from Australia

    catch up with you soon

  9. Janet....Bless your heart!!! I thought about you when I heard the weather reports!!! Will be praying for your safety sweetie! Take Care..

  10. Hi Janet, I will be sending prayers for you and all in Ike's path. We are located where Rita hit and had trees in houses everywhere. Mom's was the worst. It is so hard to prepare and get ready, please keep us posted and be safe.

  11. Oh Janet, those birds are gorgeous!
    I hope the hurricane steers away from you, be thinking of you.

  12. Dear Janet, you and your family are in my prayers.
    I've been busy with back to school chores and haven't forgotten you.


  13. Janet, I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. It looks like this one my hit us too as of now. Thanks for keeping my family in your prayer during Gustav. I hope that all goes well.
    Hugs and Love

  14. Hi Janet - You were the first person I thought of when I heard the weather reports. Praying for a good outcome after it's pass. It must be a very special place for you to stay all these years after what you went through before. Take Care ~ Nancy

  15. Ughh, Im thinking of you Janet. My brother and sister are their too. Hoping Ike dies down or changes courses. Take care of yourselves, Jamie

  16. i hope you guys stay safe this coming week. hurricanes must be very scary. i don't know how anyone could ever get used them. blessings

  17. Take care of you and your family. I can't imagine going through anything like that. It's got to be very scary.

  18. Hi Janet,
    Just popping in to check on you...hope you survived Hanna without any problem and are doing well. Take care, Victoria Lynn

  19. Hi Janet,
    Wanted to let you know that I will be praying for the safety of you and your family!!!

    I'm in Tampa, so, still waiting about Hurricane Ivan! Be safe

  20. Hi Janet,

    You are in our prayers. God Bless you for what you have been through and keep you safe in His arms. When you are able, please let us know you are ok.


  21. Janet, I simply cannot imagine the strength and fortitude you must possess to weather these types of storms. I had no idea you were in your home when Andrew struck. How unbelievably scary!

    I am saying a prayer for you and yours right now. :)

    God Bless,


  22. Hi Janet!

    I totally understand how you feel. As you know I am in West Palm Beach and I too feel like I am in paradise,but if only we did not have hurricane season. Thank God it didn't hit us after all. I dread losing power,our food going bad,no cool air and all the other fun stuff that we have to deal with. Love the palm tree. I saw a beautiful very bright green iguana in my back yard yesterday. I should have taken a picture! lol
    Anyway just wanted to say hello. Have a great week!
    Janet's Creative Pillows

  23. Oh Janet, I am so sorry that happened to you and your family! How awful. I hope you are safe and made it through the weekend okay. I have been thinking about you. I hope you check in soon and let us know how you are.

    Sending lots of hugs and prayers,

  24. My dear dear friend janet-I am thinking of you & have been since hearing about Ike. PLEASE take good care & batten down the hatches & be safe! I'll be worrying about you all~xo tutts