Friday, December 14, 2007

It's Aloha Friday

Mele Kalikimaka!

You know you are celebrating Christmas is Hawaii when it's your slippers and sandals you leave at the door, not your snow boots!

The Hawaiian language does not have as many letters as the standard English Language (notably the letter R.) When the missionaries and other Westerners first brought the custom of Christmas to the islands the Hawaiians had difficulty pronouncing Merry Christmas and turned it into words that rolled more easily off their tongues. Doesn't Mele Kalikimaka just roll right off your tongue?

In other (deployment countdown) news -
I seem to have moved directly from weepy to extremely crabby (with extra tears thrown in for good measure). Poor Nathan.
I was going to type an example of my bad behavior here, but it started to make me grouchy just thinking about it. In the interest of having a good morning I'll just stop typing now.
One good thing, though - with all my extra bad mood energy, I have gone running every single day this week! I haven't run 5 days in a row since June. Go me!


dutchgirl said...

Mele Kalikimaka to you too! Good for you, running every day this week! I've been slacking off and should be out there. I need the stress relief. Sorry about the deployment countdown :(

Mary said...

I love Aloha Friday! You always put a smile on my face.

Good job with the jogging. Sorry you are feeling crabby, that sounds like a defense mechanism in the works. I think it stinks that Nate's deployment messes with a fun Christmas countdown. Give each other hugs for me :)

Thoroughly Mormon Millie said...

I love the song. :)

Amanda said...

Mele Kalikimaka is easier to say than type. ;) But I agree, it does sort of just roll off your tounge.

Sorry about the deployment crabbies. I agree with Mary, definitely a defense mechanism. Jogging sounds like a good way to get it out.

Sending thoughts, prayers and {{{{{HUGS}}}}} from South Dakota.

No Cool Story said...

Mele Kalikimaka! If it wasn't for the song I'd be clueless.

Mary is such a good sister. (((Squeeze uncrabyy hugs)))

Deanne said...

I agree...if not for the song I'd be lost in mispronunciation-land! It sounds nice though. ;)

Pre-leaving crabbies huh? I get those too before Ryan leaves on an overseas trip. I'll be praying for you!!!

Butterfly Wife said...

Mele Kalikimaka and good job on the running!

Sorry to be blunt, but countdowns just suck. Here a lot of hugs for you.

trying said...

Mele Kalikimaka! BW is right the countdown suck. I wish I could say something to make it better but alas
I wouldnt know what to say.

Hang in there and enjoy each other and the holidays!

trying said...

pssst.... hibernate some together too!

Mrs.Field's Cookies said...

oh Wendy you are so sweet! Anyways i just love you all so much wendy! good job with running all the time.