And This Is The Reason Why My Post About My New Year Reflection Is Not Yet Uploaded….


Instead of staying at home to have my quiet time or reflection, goal setting, and blog posting (which I all love doing on a New Year’s Eve), I decided to stay at the party my family attended so that I can watch the fireworks that my husband enjoy putting together.   The details are not bloggable -you have to be there to understand how spectacular it is and why he thoroughly enjoys doing it.  I also had a good time at the party connecting with some of our friends in real life. The party hosts were wonderful (they host this every year), and the party was really fun. A good spread of delicious food (potluck) and they had the cutest “pupu” in town:

So let this be my first post of the year.

I’d say I gain a point for being a supportive wifey.

Hello 2012 – welcome. We’re glad you’re here!

(Update:  I lost my “good wifey points. Hubby saw me browsing through Facebook at  2AM. He was not pleased.   😉



16 Responses to And This Is The Reason Why My Post About My New Year Reflection Is Not Yet Uploaded….

  1. Mike Neal January 1, 2012 at 9:45 am #


  2. Tania January 1, 2012 at 10:43 am #

    I planned on finishing my post last night but I worked all day and then came home to…”babe, we going blah blah blah”. I kind of just ended up standing around watching the men do stuff at someone’s house thinking…I should’ve brought my laptop.

    Sad, yeah?

    Happy New Year Liza!

  3. AmandaonMaui January 1, 2012 at 10:44 am #

    i”d say you two are even. As long as you are supportive of each other in the things that make each of you happy then life will be grand. 🙂 Happy New Year.

  4. Chris January 1, 2012 at 1:00 pm #

    LOVE the Penguin pupus. Classic! So glad you had a good time. Happy New Year! 2012 is going to ROCK!!!

  5. Roxanne Darling January 1, 2012 at 1:07 pm #

    Since we are talking about partners…Shane and I spent the evening apart last night. I got the house and the dog and he went to the art studio with comforter in tow. He is so amazing to have actually come up with this plan!

    Figuring out the solitude – social – spousal balance is a very personal one but it helps to discuss it I think. Liza – I have been “busted” many times unable to sleep with the glow of the iPhone in bed, so I can relate. Tania – my friends now expect me to bring a laptop…I also provide free research services as needed at parties!

  6. Pete Jalbert January 1, 2012 at 1:47 pm #

    Happy New Year, Liza. Sounds like a good way to ring in the year.

  7. Auntie Linda January 1, 2012 at 4:55 pm #

    Our first New Year’s on Maui in Haiku. The neighbors got even with the roosters who start at 3:30 am. The firecrackers were magnanimous – on and on and on and on.
    The roosters crowed all day – trying to get even I suppose. We were happy to spend New Year’s day at Baldwin Beach – forever fabulous and such a beautiful day.
    auntie Linda

  8. Debbi January 1, 2012 at 5:57 pm #

    Those penguin pupu’s are wonderful! My husband wants to make some for our next party!
    As far as your post goes-IMHO goal setting and reflections should be an ongoing process – so you aren’t late! There is no deadline. ( and yes, I didn’t do mine today, either 🙂

  9. Sarah, The Ohana Mama January 1, 2012 at 7:28 pm #

    Love those little penguins…so clever!

    Happy New Year Liza!
    xoxo, Sarah

  10. ihilani January 1, 2012 at 8:43 pm #

    Happy New Year Liza! I think you made the right choice 🙂 Family time is so important. (But I can totally relate to the late night stink eye from the Mr. for being online too much 🙂 It’s only gotten worse with this iPhone haha.

    I have to say, thanks again for creating the Maui Blogger Network. I have connected so much better in a FB group than on Twitter. I’m so looking forward to engaging with all these wonderful Maui bloggers over the next year.

  11. Jen January 1, 2012 at 9:37 pm #

    I miss fireworks. I don’t miss the smoke or sound…but I miss how beautiful it looks and how it turns men into little boys. I don’t blame you for not sharing what happened that night. LOL I wouldn’t either.

    BTW, the penguin olives is ADORABLE!

    Happy New Year!

  12. Paul Farmer January 1, 2012 at 10:15 pm #

    Happy New Year Liza! So grateful to have met you this year. You are a classy, one-of-a-kind lady.

    Looking forward to 2012 and reading your blog. Keep up the great work. Aloha!


  13. fidel January 2, 2012 at 5:23 am #

    Aloha and a Happy New Year to you and yours!

    Up in the New York area, we usually save the fireworks for July 4th, although some towns around us do have fireworks on both July 4th and New Year’s Eve. Otherwise, we focus on the New Year’s ball drop in Times Square.

    We were planning to go to my office on the eve to watch the ball drop (my office is right behind Times Square and I can see the ball a few stories down), but to deal with the crowd is just wayyy too much hassle. Crowd in Times Square at this time of the year is usually in the million. So, watching the ball drop in the comfort of my home is so much better.

    I wish everyone All the Best in this New Year! I’m sure it will be better than the last.


  14. Sara Tekula January 2, 2012 at 8:26 am #

    Happy New Year, Liza! Those penguin pupus made me smile. 🙂

  15. Courtney January 4, 2012 at 5:19 pm #

    LOL – my husband also doesn’t like me stuck to the computer either! How to balance work, social life, and relationship? You’re still married and sound happy, so you’re doing a good job!

  16. Lena Castles January 6, 2012 at 10:05 am #

    Happy New Year Liza!! And the blog hop…what a FANTASTIC idea!!! You are the best!

    Those penguin pupus are sooo cute!!! Oh my gosh!! I want to make those!!

    Have a great day and thanks for all that you! 🙂

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