|Mauna Kea with snow|
Mother Nature is so unpredictable - due to heavy rain, we have flash flood warnings for all the islands except the Big Island of Hawaii. The Big Island has its own weather issues, "Snow Flurries & Freezing Fog will create hazardous driving conditions on the Big Island Summits."
We have a flurry of winners at SOS Aloha!
New winners for unclaimed prizes:
Beverly Barton books: Chelsea B., Tammy S., and Donna S.
Diana Cosby's HIS CAPTURE: Jeanne M.
Saturday, April 30, The Merrie Monarch
LSU is the winner of the Hawaii gift pack!
Saturday, May 1, Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage:
Ameliad is the winner of Jeannie Lin's BUTTERFLY SWORDS
Monday, May 2, Margaret Mallory's THE GUARDIAN
Estella, Rao, and Gamistress66 are the winners!
Tuesday, May 3, Susan Grant's THE LAST WARRIOR
Casey is the winner!
Tuesday, May 3, Anita Clenney's AWAKEN THE HIGHLAND WARRIOR
Mary and Catslady are the winners!
Wednesday, May 4, Carolyn Brown's LOVE DRUNK COWBOY
Dani is the winner!
Thursday, May 5,
May Day, Hawaii's Lei Day, The Netherlands' Liberation Day, and Japan's Boys' Day
June, Molly, Sheree, and Heather are winners!
Thursday, May 5, Christine Nolfi's TREASURE ME
Loretta is the winner!
A Sainted Mother
I have three little children
who sometimes drive me crazy.
They fight and scream and make a mess,
on top of that, they’re lazy.
Every day we have a battle
over one thing or another
They seem to forget I’m not their maid,
but their sainted Mother.
They never help around the house,
their rooms look like a landfill,
When I ask them to clean it up,
they ask me, “What’s the big deal?”
Dinnertime is always filled
with lots of melodrama.
They act like dinner came from a troll
and not their sainted Mama.
Somehow we make it through each day
with homework all completed
It really is a good thing, too
by then I’m just depleted.
They go up to their rooms and wait,
each in their little bed
for me to come and say goodnight
with a kiss upon their head.
They look like angels when they’re sleeping
Was it really all that bad?
I watch them for a little while,
then it’s time to tell their dad!
Here's to those who are mothers - the women who nurture and care for others - family, friends, and those in need. You are No Ka Oi (nothing equals you).
In honor of Mother's Day, I am giving away a book from my RT stash (all genres are still available). To enter the giveaway,
1. Leave a comment about Mother's Day - who you want to thank or how you will thank them.
2. This giveaway is open to all readers.
3. Comments are open through Saturday, May 14, 10 pm. I'll announce the winner on Sunday, May 15.
Kim in Hawaii
Check out today's other blog post on how to support deployed personnel:
|Soldiers visit Iraqi classrooms|