Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas Everyone!

It's Christmas, a time to open presents, gather with friends and family, and remember Christmases past spent with loved ones no longer with us. I hope that everyone has a safe, loving, and memorable Christmas.

Now on to the Twelfth Day!

Numbah twelve day of Christmas, my tut gave to me
Twelve televisions

Share with love!

It's Christmas Eve!

It's another short one!
Numbah eleven day of Christmas, my tutu gave to me,
Eleven (plus 4) missionaries

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Tenth Day of Christmas and Counting

Today I woke up very sore. Every muscle in my arms, shoulders and legs hurt. Shoveling gravel takes a lot out of you. It also makes for an interesting story that I think I will incorporate into a novel. After I recuperate.

After a slow start to the morning, I helped my mother-in-law whip up an Italian luncheon. There was a lot of prep work involved, and I harbored silent doubts that a lasagna made with potato would be any good, but the food turned out amazing. We had thirteen people to feed and there was more than enough food, since other guests added to the spread. I enjoyed the few hours spent chatting and catching up with people who are, even if not by blood, family. And there lies another story, for another day - except to say that family is what makes you whole.

In the meantime, since it was a party of sorts, today's day of Christmas was most appropriate!

Numbah ten day of Christmas, my tutu gave to me,
Ten cans of beer

Drink up! 
But for you under-aged readers, tutu will give you ten of these...

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Three Days Left!!

Today was rough. We spent all day scooping ten yards of gravel for our family's garage project. We still have about two yards left. Oh my back! So the ninth day of Christmas almost didn't happen. But, thanks to my aunty, I give you day number nine!

Numbah nine day of Christmas, my tutu gave to me,
Nine pounds of poi

I hope you finished your Christmas shopping. :) 

Friday, December 21, 2012

It's the Eighth Day, but I Forgot the Seventh!

Yesterday was the seventh day of Christmas, but we were busy doing last minute shopping and then went to see some old friends. There was a lot of catching up, a lot of "talk story" and "remember when" that before we knew it, it was past ten o'clock and WAY past the little guy's bedtime. (Although he didn't seem to notice that he was tired, since he was busy playing with the other kids that were there!)

So there's my excuse, and an apology that the shrimp aren't capable of swimming! Here you go!

Numbah eight day of Christmas, my tutu gave to me
Eight ukuleles

Seven shrimp a (not) swimming

Four more days!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

It's Day Six!

We had a short day at the beach. It was very windy and the clouds hid the sun. Although it was a bit chilly with the wind, it sure did beat 30-40 degree temps! After our stint at the beach, we went to the Maui Mall and got slippers for the little one and ice cream. So these images came from random Hawaiian Host chocolates and a visitors guide. Here we go!

Numbah six day of Christmas my tutu gave to me
six hula lessons...

(Tutu went a little crazy with the Tahitian and Fire Dancing lessons at the end there!)

I hope everyone is having a wonderful Holiday season so far. Stay safe!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Number Five Day!

Numbah five day of Christmas my tutu gave to me
Five BIG FAT pigs!
(I'm doing this on my phone, so this one is real short!)

Attention Kindle Readers!

Happy Holidays eBook readers! Circles is now available in eBook format for Kindle. It is currently exclusive to Amazon, but in the next few months I will have versions available through Barnes and Noble's "Nook" as well as through Google Books. It is available HERE and priced at $3.99. For a limited time, you can also borrow it if you are an Amazon Prime member.

On a related note, I'm still waiting on REVIEWS from my readers! Really, I REALLY want to know what you think! If you don't want to publish a review on Amazon or B&N, you can still tell me what you think by posting a comment here, or emailing me. Please, Please, PLEASE tell me what you think! ^_^

Alright, I'm done begging for today!

Monday, December 17, 2012

It's the Fourth Day of Christmas!

Today was a wonderful sunny day. We spent it at the beach! I hurt my back earlier in the week, so I didn't do a lot of swimming, but I did dream up yet another story! I have to put it to paper before I forget, but it will be a sci-fi story along the lines of "Firefly" and "Outlaw Star."

Anyhow, here we go!

Numbah four day of Christmas my tutu gave to me,
Four flower leis

Happy fourth day of Christmas! 

Sunday, December 16, 2012

''Numbah Two Day'' is one day late

Sorry, we were running around yesterday and I couldn't find the items needed for the second day, so...
Numbah three (''tree'') day of Christmas my tutu gave to me...
Three dried squid

Two coconuts
(okay, I know. It's coconut MILK but, hey...)

I hope you are all having a wonderful holiday season so far. Hug your children and tell your friends and family you love them!

Friday, December 14, 2012

The Twelve Days of Christmas Starts Now!

Because I am still tired from 6 hours of travel, and on 3 hours of sleep, today's post will be short...
Numbah one day of Christmas my tutu gave to me...
One mynah bird in one papaya tree!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Sun and Sand, Here I Come!

It's late, I have to be up early to catch our flight, but I can't sleep. I keep pacing the house thinking there is something that I forgot to pack. But then again, if I pack any more stuff, my luggage just might go over the weight limit. And since we already contribute to record airline profits for checked in luggage, I do not want to add an overweight fee to it.

So, here I am getting ready to shut down the laptop and pack it up in my carry-on, and I decided to do some last-minute checking of emails and such. I would first like to thank all of you who purchased my novel online and through MamaManga. Now would you please give me an honest review of it? I won't cry, I promise. Well, maybe a little, but nothing major. Second, I need to figure out what happened to the mobile app of Facebook, because it isn't hiding all those incessant game posts that invite me to help someone get something. I don't do Facebook games. Period. Stop asking. (I checked and these posts don't show up on my regular browser, only my mobile one.) 

Oh, look, I think I'm rambling. Well, I guess I better get some sleep or I will be very delirious tomorrow. Looking forward to seeing friends and family, blue skies and sandy beaches. Aloha!!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Reader's Poll

I'm curious to know how everyone received their copies of Circles, so if you wouldn't mind, please participate in my poll (on the right side of the page). I would greatly appreciate the help with a little marketing number-crunching!

And speaking of numbers, I have eight more days until my family and I say hello to white sandy beaches and swaying palm trees! It's going to be a straight vacation, no book-pimping (outside of family and friends! ^_^), no next-novel-writing (although I have one in mind and I'm excited to get right on it!), and no looking at my shop website (which is in desperate need of updating). There will be enough time to stress in the new year.

If you are on Facebook and listed as one of my "friends" or use Google+, be on the look out for some fun numbers-related posts coming up starting on the 14th. In the meantime, please remember that if you have read Circles, please let me know what you thought of it!

Have a safe and merry Christmas and a happy New Year!