Sunday, December 25, 2005

Merry Christmas to you!!

Happy Holidays!! I hope you are getting some good family time in! I am not freezing to death like I thought I would be! Yesterday it was 60 degrees and today it's in the 50's!! The links below are You Know You're Celebrating Christmas in Hawaii when... and a recipe for a Mango Cake.. Yummmm!! Enjoy and Mele Kalikimaka to you!

Sunday, December 18, 2005


Greetings from Maui! Hope you are as ready for Christmas as I am. Especially the part where I don't have to work. :) The long term sub for my co-teacher has worn out her welcome (actually she did that on Day 1) and it's time for her to go! Yesterday was my nephew, Gavin's, 4th bday. I was on speaker phone today to help sing Happy Birthday to him. I miss him!! I get in Thursday morning (an overnight flight- fun fun!). I'm trying to get up at 3 am on Wed. morning so I'll be able to sleep on the plane. I may have to have a few cocktails at the airport in Oahu. Oh darn.

Jack is catching on to my approaching departure. I pulled out my suitcases and he started acting strange. I tried to tell him that he'll be with Kurt and get to go to work with him, but he didn't listen! At least he doesn't have to endure an airplane ride any time soon! That would be horrible.

We had an 86 year old lady, Miss Tutu, for a substitute sub on Friday (Tutu is the Hawaiian word for Grandma). This woman was spunky and fun!! It was half way thru the day when I realized that she was the same woman that Kurt met at a bar one night! HA HA! Who says it has to be a bitch to get old?? I will request her next time I'm out for sure. The kids loved her!

Well, I'll sign off for now. I look forward to seeing friends and family really soon!! :) Aloha.

Monday, December 12, 2005

Mele Kalikimaka

It's almost Christmas! I'm at home sick (ughh) and kinda bored. I've had no energy for like 3 days now. Is it time to go to VA for the holidays yet? I am happy to have my condo back to myself (my roommate moved back to Canada last week). Not that I was glad to get rid of her, just to have my own space back.. I really have to find a place after the new year that is more affordable. If you know anyone with a condo in Maui, I'll be glad to housesit for free!!

Jill got a new puppy. She named her Luci!! She is soo cute. Here's a picture of her sweetness...

Finally.. I got the pics of Willie. Long story, but I didn't have my camera and this girl agreed to email some to me... and she finally did! My Aunt Sharon LOVES her some Willie, so I was glad to get them. (I'll have to come back and post the pics b/c I'm having troubles with it right now!!)

Back to work tomorrow.. I've been awake now for 5 consecutive hours without a nap, so I'm hoping my energy is back for good!! I wonder how things went in my classroom today. Or maybe I don't want to know!! I'm sure it was fine.

I'm going to try to go to the Billabong Pro Maui (just to watch of course!) whenever it happens( ). It's a womans' surf competition up in Kaanapali.. it was supposed to happen today but was postponed due to small waves. I haven't been to a competition here so I'm looking forward to it.

Anyway, I haven't been writing on here much so I wonder if anyone will even read this!! Cheers!

Sunday, December 04, 2005


It's been awhile since I've written. Things are going well here in Kihei. I'm getting things ready for the week.. Went to an acoustic show earlier that was pretty good. A girl from Green Bay playing the ukelele. Go figure. SHe played the Talking Head's "Psycho Killer" on the ukelele! ANyway, made it to the beach yesterday.. the waves were the biggest I've seen so far here. The undertow was pretty strong.. a little scary!

Sasha (the roomie from Canada) is going home for good next Friday. We have had some fun for sure. Looking forward to having my condo to myself for a few weeks! I'm heading to VA on 12/21.

The Hokies couldn't pull off a win last night. Mike said he'd take us to whichever bowl game VT made it to. Looks like it will be the Gator Bowl on Jan. 2. I have to change my flight back here now b/c I was planning to return on the 2nd. Looking forward to a much better game than they played last night!

Lisa and Scott are vacationing somewhere in the Dominican Republic. I'm sure Lisa is in heaven. Trying to get Christmas presents for everyone without going broke. I'm going to pack my suitcases with presents since I don't have warm clothes here to pack really anyway!

I got to talk to Maggie and Katie on the webcam earlier today. Katie is so big and such a sweetie! I can't wait to hold her! Gavin was napping so I didn't get to see him today. Planning to try again tomorrow.

Well I'm really tired so I'm gonna sign off. Keep in touch and take care!
Malama Pono!!