Browsing Archive: December, 2009

A Resolutioning We Will Go...

Posted by Robin Haws on Thursday, December 31, 2009,
**Of course "resolutioning" is a word. My spell checker just doesn't know what it's talking about. It's a word. I made it up just now.

I don't like making New Year's Resolutions. I don't think I've ever made a serious one and attempted in the slightest to keep it. I'm a procrastinator and would way rather not set myself up for that kind of failure!


After some dragging of my feet and rolling of my eyes...

I guess I'll turn my gaze inward and see if I can find anything that needs work or ch...
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"Off" day

Posted by Robin Haws on Tuesday, December 29, 2009,
Today has been a little abnormal for us. Hubby is home today while we wait for a plumber that has neither called nor shown up like he was supposed to over three hours ago.

So, we've had a day filled with pajamas, movies, tacos from the awesome place across the street, game playing, silliness and tons of extra "Daddy Time"!

Guess what! The plumber arrived when I was finishing this post. Hopefully I'll have good news about our bathrooms very soon!

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Overflowing with food, toys, love and noise

Posted by Robin Haws on Monday, December 28, 2009,
Well, we survived our Christmases. Yes, we had 6. Yes, it was a blast. Yes, we are exhausted!

Christmas Eve took us to my grandparents' house during the early afternoon. Stuffed and laden with presents, we left there to make a quick change of clothing at our house and then head to hubby's parents' house.

Once the kids had ripped into their scooters and other toys, we were off to hubby's big family Christmas. The food at that one is unbelievable. Seriously, the family is big but, there is alwa...
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Holiday Wishes

Posted by Robin Haws on Wednesday, December 23, 2009,
I hope everyone has an amazing Christmas! I'm gearing up for a day of reluctant cooking and baking while I'm nursing this dang cold. I'm hoping I'll wake up and feel miraculously better! We've got 3 days filled with 6 Christmases so I'm excited and already tired. With fun times for the holidays and big plans on the home front, I'm stoked for the coming weeks.

Merry Christmas from Texas Y'all!

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Not Me Monday

Posted by Robin Haws on Monday, December 21, 2009,
Totally doing my Not Me Monday post on Sunday night! Once it's Monday, head over to MckMama's blog and see what everyone else is NOT up to.

I did not drop a container of laundry detergent on my foot at the grocery store. Said box did not land with it's corner in the skinniest and most sensitive part of my foot. I did not almost cry at the checkout. I did not have to hobble around and wonder if it was broken for the entire day and night. (feeling better now!)

Snappy did not get the candy sp...
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Friday's Final Thoughts

Posted by Robin Haws on Saturday, December 19, 2009,
I found a new blog the other day (and then found his wife's blog so I'm doubly happy) and am jumping on the bandwagon of a new meme(if that's the right word). Feel free to join me, head over to This Daddy's Blog and check it out, leave me a comment with a link to your post or, if you don't have a blog, leave me a comment with your Final Thoughts!

 Friday's Final Thoughts:
Of all the places the laundry detergent could have landed, why the corner of it on the top of the most sensitive part o...
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Christmas. Religion? Santa? Either? Neither?

Posted by Robin Haws on Wednesday, December 16, 2009,
I posted this in a thread over at Blog Frog and after I got going I realized I had so much to say that I wanted to share it here as well! Wordy? Who me? Never!

Jessica wanted to know how to handle conflicting beliefs in the family. Not just religious beliefs but, thoughts on Santa and other things as well. Here are my thoughts...

I think that while Christmas is technically a Christian holiday, it is and has become more of an American holiday. Meaning, I know plenty of people that aren't religio...

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Not Me Monday

Posted by Robin Haws on Monday, December 14, 2009, In : Not Me Monday 

Whew! I haven't done a Not Me Monday post in a while. You can check out other bloggers and what they have NOT been doing in the MckLinky on MckMama's blog.

I did not miss the concert I have been planning on going to since the first time I saw the commercial months ago. It's not like it was a Daughtry concert. Not like the opening band was one of my favorite bands. Not like it was something I've been looking forward to for months! I certainly did not cry every time hubby and mother-in-law texte...
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HP TouchSmart 600 PC

Posted by Robin Haws on Sunday, December 13, 2009,
Some of my favorite bloggers have teamed up with HP and Blogher (gotta get on board with that!) and are giving away a new HP TouchSmart computer! Oh my gosh, I want one of those so bad! Seriously, the state of both of our computers is waning. Between my business, obsession with blogging and reading them, TRex's need for playing on and my need for Netflix on my computer locked by myself in my office from time to time...well, a new computer would be amazing!

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Posted by Robin Haws on Friday, December 11, 2009,
I am finding it hard to believe that Christmas is less than two weeks away. It really has snuck up on me this year! One thing that is getting me in the spirit of the season is the giveaway going on over on my Giveaway Page. Seriously, this one is a doozie. I mean, wowee! The prize pack being given away is worth over $400! Head over and check it out. Winning would really brighten your season!

Good luck and have a great weekend!

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I've got the joy, joy, joy, joy....where?

Posted by Robin Haws on Friday, December 4, 2009,
Down in my heart!

I love thinking about the things that bring me joy. Once I start I can really get on a roll. Apparently I'm a pretty joyful person!

What brings me joy, you ask.

Well, let me tell ya...

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens...

Just kidding!

Obviously these faces bring me a great deal of joy...

The fact that my son made up Snappy's nickname still brings me a great deal of joy.

Pumpkin Spice coffee creamer (yum)

Christmas lights. I get joy out of tons and tons of Christmas lights. ...
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Meaningful Cheesy Goulash

Posted by Robin Haws on Wednesday, December 2, 2009,
I really wanted my next post to be something meaningful.

Something well thought out.

Something possibly profound.

It's not like I procrastinated until 1AM the night I'm going to update the blog or anything. Sheesh! Would I do that?

Um, no way! That's not why this isn't a deep post!

Um, I, uh, really wanted to share this recipe! Yeah! That's why!

Soooo, here's my super profound and meaningful recipe for y'all!

I make this ALL the time. Really. Every other week. Sometimes once a week. It's so ea...
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