Carnival Welcomes in the Holiday Season!

A Matson container of Christmas trees at Niu Valley Shopping Center

Under the current economic circumstances, people might not be traveliong as much as they usually do at this time of year.  I think we’ll just welcome the holiday season with a little help from Matson who has kept their promise to not forget our Christmas trees!  We’ll just let them bring the holiday season to us.

In these difficult times, our communities remember that it is the season of giving — even when that giving become increasingly more difficult.  We still seem to manage though — it’s all about community.

Skeet wants to be sure we’re aware of The Keiki Slippah Wish Fund.  Skeet posted this article over at Skeet’s Stuff and tells us that, “donations are slow this year and the Keiki Slippah Wish Fund needs some more attention.”  Check it out and support Auntie Lynn’s annual sharing some of the aloha!

I had to chuckle when putting this together because I knew that Skeet, our insect expert, wouldn’t mind being followed by geckos.  I don’t know that she wants to take too many of them with her to the mainland but, they’re always good for a carnival ride!

Andrew Cooper shares a post about House Geckos posted at A Darker View, saying, “Just part of life in the tropics…”

Indeed they are!  After that part of life in the tropics, we’ll move over from our star gazing blogger to our girl scientist whose posts I’m always happy to entertain!

GrrlScientist presents Hawai’ian Birds posted at Living the Scientific Life, sharing some educational material in the form of a five-minute video that is an “amateur documentary about Hawai’i’s endangered birds and the causes of their decline.”  It also sheds a little light on some of our indigenous fauna.

Sheila helps us get a little exercise by Hiking Diamond Head (Le’ahi) over at Hawaii Vacation Blog –, saying, “Since we’ve probably eaten too much for Thanksgiving, let’s all take a hike to the top of Diamond Head to work off those calories. ;-)”

I know I did, Sheila! We need to work it off but then we need to cool off at the beach!

Sbreslin tells us all about October 2008 in Oahu? over at Hawaii Beaches, saying, “My travels over the last decade to paradise.”    I was reading this bloggers “About” page and I hope he hangs out with us for a long time!  Welcome to the Carnival, Sbreslin, and we hope to hear more from you!

Evelyn, that’s me, has to apologize, not only for being late posting the Carnival, but for being just a little more focused on writing something other than blog posts in November.  But, it was the 10th Anniversary of this literary abandon!  Besides, maybe all of you will join NaNoWriMo next year!  It’s exciting, draining, and very distracting.  I think I need to work on blog posts all year to go live in November, 2009.  🙂

That concludes this chapter of blog aloha.  Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday season.  Have fun, stay safe, and behave yourselves.  Okay, maybe you can forget the last one.  🙂

Don’t forget to submit your blog article to the next edition of the Carnival of Aloha using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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  • 1 Hawaii Vacation Deals and News Roundup for December 2nd // Dec 2, 2008 at 6:06 am

    […] at Homespun Honolulu has published yet another great Carnival of Aloha with a roundup of Hawaii related blog posts.  This edition includes “slippahs”, […]

  • 2 A Darker View // Dec 2, 2008 at 8:00 am

    […] month’s Carnival of Aloha is up for reading at Homespun Honolulu. As usual this is an eclectic collection of links for blog […]

  • 3 Keahi Pelayo // Dec 10, 2008 at 12:27 pm

    As usual, you are doing a great job keeping me up to date on a very focused area.

  • 4 Evelyn // Dec 10, 2008 at 1:15 pm

    Hi Keahi! I’m glad we’re contributing something useful. 🙂 I think you should share one of your vintage-home stories with us! I like those pictures; I like those homes too! Maybe we should make those posts of yours highlight events to share with everyone! 😉

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