Browsing Archive: January, 2010


Posted by Robin Haws on Saturday, January 30, 2010,

Well, it's almost here...

I'm having trouble breathing...

be still my beating heart...

In just a few short days, the new (and final) season of Lost will premiere.

You know, I've made fun of my lovely father for a great many years because he is undoubtedly a "Trekkie". It seems that it's time for me to pay my dues because I must stand up and say...

Hello, My name is Robin

and I'm a Lost-ie.

Now, I'm not really dissecting each and every episode, reference and nuance. However, I'm fairly certain that ...
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Lolidots PSA

Posted by Robin Haws on Friday, January 29, 2010,
Hey Kids!


Safety First!

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Potato Woes

Posted by Robin Haws on Thursday, January 28, 2010,
Note to self...

It's time that a decision really must be made.

A. Stop buying potatoes.

B. Stop forgetting if you have potatoes and buying more.

3. Start throwing out the old potatoes.






I don't want to be scared to put my hand in the potato bin.

So, self, get with it.

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Posted by Robin Haws on Tuesday, January 26, 2010, in, I don't have anything "prepared". Not as in, I don't have anything to say. Because, hell, that'll never happen! Ha!

I suppose I should start with "I'd like to thank the Academy..."

Oh wait, that's a different award.

How about...



I can't believe it!

One of my new bloggy friends, Samantha over at Our Family Journal, for some reason thinks I deserve this cool blog award! (You like that modesty?) Really though, I'm flattered. And excited. And happy that I get to bestow it on some...
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Everclear Rocks the House

Posted by Robin Haws on Sunday, January 24, 2010,
Music has always had such a strong influence on my life. There are songs that take me to a time in my life and can remind me of the immense happiness or the unbelievable sadness of that time. When I think back on my high school days, one band that was always in constant rotation in my playlists, was there with me through good and bad times, always made me sing at the top of my lungs and still makes me happy is the band Everclear. I love every one of their albums. Hubby and I still rock their ...
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That Tingly Feeling

Posted by Robin Haws on Friday, January 22, 2010,

when I'm on the phone

I feel this little tingle in the finger of the hand that is holding the phone to my head.

Is it a nervous tick?

Something from the terrible phone radiation that is most surely giving me a tumor?

The Universe's way of telling me I'm talking on the phone too much?


It's probably the fact that this nice little hole in the screen allows my phone's innards to actually shock me while I'm using it.



Oh, and if I put my phone in my pocket I have to make sure i...
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Favorite Things - Part One

Posted by Robin Haws on Wednesday, January 20, 2010, In : Favorite Things 
In the spirit of "getting to know me", I'm going to do a few posts with some of my favorite things. So, without further adieu (and because I am too tired to even pretend to be witty), here we go.

Fave pic of TRex and Snappy.

I love this pic. Hubby took it. He is sweet enough to let me sleep in sometimes and get up with the kids on Sunday morning and do breakfast. If it's nice out they love to have breakfast "al fresco". This pic makes me smile because a)I was still asleep during this moment b)...
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I Heart My Tattoos

Posted by Robin Haws on Tuesday, January 19, 2010,
So, this lovely little chickie in the Blog Frog community that I frequent started a thread about tattoos and if we have them and what they mean to us. I was going to respond to SIF's thread but, realized that I love my tattoos and their stories enough to do a whole post about it! Check out her blog and the Blog Frog thread!

My first tattoo was when I was 18. My crazy roommate and I decided on a whim one night that we wanted to go get tattoos. We wanted matching tattoos. I knew I wanted a frog ...
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Sunshine, Crazies, Lizards, Oh My!

Posted by Robin Haws on Monday, January 18, 2010,
Well, we had a nice little Sunday. The sky was clear. The wind was calmer. The temps were warmer. It felt like a normal Texas winter! The kids got some much needed outdoor play and sun. Hubby got some much needed downtime from work. I got some time with a friend and then got to come home and snap pics of all this craziness and fun. It was a nice day!

I think this may be one of my fave pics of TRex evah!

Oh, she's too sassy for her own good!

They were feeding off each other's insanity.

I love this...
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Getting to Know You...

Posted by Robin Haws on Sunday, January 17, 2010, In : Getting to Know You 
Keely over at MannLand5 has a Sunday Blog Hop called "Getting To Know You" and I'm finally joining in! Head over to her blog and play along!

Today's questions are...

1. Hair color...Au naturale...or not?
Not. Not since 1992. I've been most colors. Even had a crazy time when I dyed it black. Mostly it's some shade of red. These days it doesn't get dyed often so it's a wonderful mix of years of different colors and some of my natural mousey color coming in. Oh, and don't forget the gray/white peek...
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Funny Because It's True

Posted by Robin Haws on Saturday, January 16, 2010,
Because I need to laugh...

Because this shit is funny...

Because Louis C.K. rocks...

Because it's true...

(disclaimer: If you can't handle cussing and laughing about the things parents think, don't watch this. But, if you like "funny because it's true" comedy, put on a diaper because this will make you pee yourself.)

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5 Question Friday 1-15-2010

Posted by Robin Haws on Friday, January 15, 2010, In : 5 Question Friday 

Well, I was going to procrastinate today's 5QF but, since Mama M. used one of my question suggestions, I guess I'll do this post when it's actually still Friday!

If you want to participate in 5 Question Friday, head over to My Little Life and link up with Mama M.!

Today's Questions:

1. Worst trouble you ever got into as a teenager?
Ok, what was I thinking when I suggested this question? Not like I can plead the 5th now! Hmmmm. Oh, I've got one.
When I was 16, three friends and I signed up to go ...

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Our buddy, Max

Posted by Robin Haws on Friday, January 15, 2010,
"I have to tell you something."

I hate that sentence.

No one ever gives good news after that sentence.

Hubby said it to me yesterday evening and my heart sank. My mind started racing with what the news could be.

His eyes got a little red and he choked out the news about our dog, Max.

Max was a Christmas present for TRex from hubby's parents two Christmases ago. TRex named him. TRex loved him. TRex called him "my buddy Max". Hubby cared for him though. Hubby loved that dog. Snappy dragged him ar...
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Fireworks in Mayberry

Posted by Robin Haws on Tuesday, January 12, 2010,
I snapped a few pics on New Years Eve and finally uploaded them to the computer. I'm a little disappointed in myself. I really could have procrastinated it until at least February. It's not like me to be so on top of things as to get NYE pics up by the middle of January!

I'm not very good when it comes to taking pics in the dark, especially with no flash. But, I had to document the awesome time that the kids had. I was super shocked that they both enjoyed it so much. Snappy, the little girl wh...
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Not Me Monday!

Posted by Robin Haws on Monday, January 11, 2010,
This blog carnival was started by MckMama. Head over to her blog and check out what everyone else is NOT doing!

This is not a wall in my son's room.

The guilty party is not my daughter.

I would never leave crayons and a two year old unattended. Not me!

This is not my daughter's wall.

I definitely learned my lesson from the first time. Er, the first few times.

I mean, it's not like there are other walls in our house that look like that.

After the first time I would not forget to search for rogue cr...

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5 Question Friday 1/08/10

Posted by Robin Haws on Friday, January 8, 2010,
Wow, two Fridays in a row? I've broken my own personal best for remember a meme other than Not Me Monday!

Sooooo, head over to Mama M.'s blog and see what this 5QF is all about and join in the fun!

Today's questions....

1. What's your "comfort food"?
I don't know that I have just one. Probably chips and dip. I actually had to quit buying tortilla chips. I'd go through a bag in two or three days just snacking. Best dip? Cream cheese and salsa with a little taco seasoning. Yum-o!

Do you send Th...

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Would you/could you? Ever Ever?

Posted by Robin Haws on Tuesday, January 5, 2010,

at any point in your life...

could you be on a reality show?

I will say that at a certain point in my early twenties, before children and my lovely hubby, before responsibilities, before diaper changes and car seats, before hairbows and superheroes, before minivans and baby bottles, before caring about anything other than myself...

I probably would have l-o-v-e-d to be on The Real World. Or The Hills. I woulda torn those shows up, sister! I mean, the drama I could have caused woul...
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Not Me Monday!

Posted by Robin Haws on Monday, January 4, 2010,
Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.

While cleaning a friend's house last week someone was attacked by a cat. A super sweet, cat loving, good friend was attacked by a demon cat. While minding her own business, putting Christmas present sheets on her friend's bed, this dear girl was attacked by an old-aged watchdog cat.

It certainly was not me who was charged by a his...
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5 Question Friday

Posted by Robin Haws on Saturday, January 2, 2010,
It took me a minute to realize that all these posts I was seeing weren't from last week. Today really is Friday. Well, for a few more hours at least. This is my first time to do 5QF with Mama M. and I'm stoked. I've been wanting to participate for a while so, here we go!

Rules for 5QF: Copy and paste the following questions to your blog, answer them, grab the MckLinky code (if you'd like...), then link up! I'd totally love it if you'd link back to me, Mama M.!!

If you could bring one charact...

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Big Brother to Snappy. TRex is our 6 year old, super crazy, high energy, sensitive and sweet, unbelievably intuitive, movie quoting, story telling, dinosaur loving, mini-Superman. (and sometimes Spiderman or Hulk or Wolverine or one of many other characters.)


Sister to TRex. Snappy is our 3 year old, baby toting, crayon loving, song singing, cuteness connoisseur, giggling, stubborn little Princess. She is both a Daddy's Girl and a Mommy's Girl. And she's figuring out how to twist TRex around her finger.


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