Monday, November 5, 2012

Back After Hurricane Sandy! - Creative Monday Linky

   I have been missing in action since Wednesday, October 24, the day Hurricane Sandy made landfall in Jamaica.  My parish, St. Mary, was among the hardest hit areas.  I have experienced storms and hurricanes including some above category 1 but this one was terrible. In my area we had to endure almost 12 hours of strong winds and rain. It did damage to our home and  I got back electricity late yesterday, my birthday! A wonderful birthday gift! Sandy also resulted in loss of life and damage in other countries. My thoughts and prayers are with all those who were affected in Jamaica, the U.S.A., Cuba, Bahamas, Haiti etc.
  Well, I had a quiet yet enjoyable birthday with my family. Here are pictures of my birthday lunch.

Country Style Seasoned Rice
3 cups of water
1 packet of  Grace Chicken Noodle Soup Mix
1 large onion
3 stalks of escallion
Hot Pepper Sauce
2 sprigs of thyme
2 lbs of rice
1 tin of mixed vegetables

1. Bring 3 cups of water to a boil.
2. Add Soup mix,onion, escallion, pepper sauce, thyme and rice and bring to a boil.
3. Reduce flame and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until rice is fluffy.
4. Use a fork and stir in mixed vegetables. 
5. Serve hot.

   Hello and welcome to Creative Mondays hosted by Clairejustineoxox and Judy H-J's Thoughts where you can link up all your creative posts.

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Happy Creative Monday and have a great week.


Sandee said...

♪♪Happy Birthday to you,♪♪
♪♪Happy Birthday to you,♪♪
♪♪Happy Birthday Dear Judy,♪♪
♪♪Happy Birthday to you.♪♪

I'm just happy to hear from you as I was getting worried. I knew you were waiting for Sandy to hit, but when you didn't blog anymore I figured it was bad. I'm happy you are okay.

Your birthday lunch looks divine. I wish I could be there to celebrate with you.

Have a terrific day and a fabulous birthday too. :)

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you so much for this wonderful greeting Sandee! It is always great to hear from you. You have certainly brightened my birthday on this night in Jamaica. Take care and lots of love and best wishes always.

Maria said...

Happy happy happy birthday to you, Judy!!!! I've been thinking about you so much and keeping you in my prayers! I had a feeling with you not blogging that maybe you lost your electricity! I'm so so sorry you had to go without it for so long, for the damage to your home and for the big scare. Glad to hear you are safe! And yay for the electricity returning on your birthday!! The food looks amazing - so glad you got to enjoy your day!!!! I wish you many, many more happy, healthy and wonderful ones!! Welcome back!!
Sending love!! Xoxoxox

Claire Justine said...

Sorry to hear this Judy,I have email you :(. Glad to have you back online hope you get everything back to normal very soon. Happy Birthday !! you lunch looks wonderful and making me very hungry I could just eat this and its only breakfast :) take care and glad you back ...

Winnie said...


Soooooooooooooo glad that you're OK
I'm sorry to say (even ashamed) that it hasn't occurred to me that Sandy also hit Jamaica (here we only heard about the States) and I was worried as you stopped blogging.
Well - happy you're ok !!
My prayers are with those who've been heart

Happy BIRTHDAY to you Judy (and to Janine - wherever she is)

Diane said...

Glad you are back and safe :) Happy Birthday to you! What a wonderful birthday lunch.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you very much Diane! Have a good week.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot Clairejustine! It is great to be back and co-hosting Creative Monday. Take care and have a wonderful day.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi Winnie,
Thank you very much! It is good to be back and as always I look forward to your wonderful links. Jamaica was the first country to be affected by Hurricane Sandy but it went on to affect other countries. Take care and have a great week.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi there Maria!
It is so great to link up again. Thanks a lot for your birthday wishes and comments. You have helped to brighten my day over here in Jamaica. I hope all is well with you. Of course I will be heading over to your Blog today!:) Lots of Love, Friendship and Best Wishes to you, Steve and Beano.

Camille said...

Happy birthday!! I hope the damage from the storm wasn't too bad.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Camille! Take care and a good day to you and your lovely family.

Paula Miller said...

Judy I'm so glad your ok!! I thought about you during this past week. We were without power for 3 days, which was NOTHING compared to what you endured.

Glad you were able to celebrate your birthday with power!


Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you Paula! I am sorry that you were also affected by Hurricane Sandy but happy it did not last long. Take good care and all the very best to you.

Erica Bodker said...

I'm your newest follower from Monday blog hop, would love for you to stop by and follow back :)

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Erica! I will follow back.

Theresa said...

I am sorry you were affected by Sandy, but glad you are safe. Happy belated birthday! Your b-day dinner looks yummy!

mail4rosey said...

Hurray, I missed you posting and was thinking about you and that storm yesterday! Glad you're back and okay.

And Happy Belated Birthday!!! That dinner you had looks dee-lish.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot Theresa! It is good to be able to link up again. Enjoy the rest of your Monday.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot mail4rosey. So good to hear from you again. Take care and all the very best.

Laurie Collett said...

Happy Birthday! Praying for all those affected by Sandy. Thanks for the great post & for hosting, & God bless,

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Laurie! I pray for all who faced Sandy's fury. May God continue to bless you.

Candice said...

Happy, happy birthday! What a wonderful gift to get your electricity back. I'm glad to hear that you and your family are safe!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you very much Candice. All the very best to you, G and J!

Lisa said...

Happy Birthday! I am so glad to see you back online, Judy! I was worried about you. So many in my area of PA/NJ have been devastated by the storm, as well. We fared well, thank God, but my thoughts and prayers are with everyone who was affected. Thanks for hosting.

Anji said...

Belated Happy Birthday. It's good to hear that you are safe.

I remember the first hurricane I experienced, I didn't realise till the day after how much destruction it can cause. The second one I wasn't so calm!

ExposeYourBlog! Joining up bloggers for over two years.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot Lisa. Sandy really created a lot of havoc in several countries. I am glad you and your family are okay. Take care and have a good Tuesday.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you very much Anji. Storms and hurricanes are really frightening and cause a lot of destruction. Take care and enjoy the rest of your week.

Kelli Becton said...

Happy happy birthday Judy! to you and your twin - I believe she is alive in spirit watching after you ;) I prayed for you during the hurricane - scared me when I checked in on you and your Monday post wasn't live - so happy to find you today. God bless!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you so much Kelli! You have brightened my Tuesday here in Jamaica. It is so great to be able to link up with you again. Take good care and God bless!

Terry said...

The rice sounds very yummy! Keeping you and everyone affected by hurricane Sandy in our prayers.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Terry! Have a great weekend.

Cassandra Kost said...

I hope that you had a blessed birthday. I am glad that you are well after Hurricane Sandy, my prayers are still with all of the victims in all countries that were hit. This is my first visit to your page, I found you through the Lovin' the Weekend blog hop. I am a mother of twin girls, and it was heart wrenching to hear of the loss of your sister.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot Cassandra! It is wonderful that you have twin girls! Have a great week.

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