June 25, 2010

We have a winner!

Congratulations One Frugal Lady - you are going to have a happy mother in law because you won the Dishwasher Art! Look at you gaining points with the MIL - nice going!

Tomorrow when I have more energy I will notify you by email and let you know the next steps.

For everyone else - please check back to The Robin's Nest in the near future for a few reasons:

1) I have some other great giveaways coming up soon and you would not want to miss them. If you know a bride, a man or a wall that looks lonely you will want to check these upcoming giveaways out.

2) I'm super funny and have lots of totally entertaining things to say. Also, I'm not cocky in the least.

Sorry I have not been a good bloggy blog friend this week. I've left this giveaway up for like a week now and have not posted any new material - but if you had lived in my household over the past 10 days you would have done the same. Here are some of my better excuses:

1) I quit my job and took a new one. Now for those of you who do not know, I work from home and my new job will allow me to do that as well- which totally rocks. That change might not seem like a big thing to most of you since I can still work in my pajamas and my commute is still from my bedroom down like 8 stairs to my office, but I've been at my old company for 7.5 years and it is saddening me to make the move. With that being said, I'm SUPER excited about my new opportunity and cannot wait to see what it brings.

2) Construction started in our house a few days ago. We (when I say we, I don't mean me or the hubs, come on really?) are ripping out two windows and turning them into doors that open to our soon to be built 12 foot by 50 foot deck! Yay! If you have lived through construction you know it is very disrupting to the daily normalcy (if you can call it that) of your life.

3) My daughter has had 2 melt downs in the past two days that are not just contenders but clear winners for the Guinness Book of World Records (Have I ever mentioned that my 96 year old grandmother is actually in that book? Well, story for a later time...). Really I'm to the point where I am seriously questioning my abilities as a mother and am wondering if we would all be better off if I just ran away to Uruguay and didn't leave a forwarding address.

4) My husband is leaving for Europe on Sunday for 2 WEEKS. Yes, you read that right. He is leaving me alone with E and Z for two weeks while he gallivants off to Europe for work. I have been doing all of his laundry this week so he can have stuff to wear in Europe. I said Europe as many times as I could to get my point across, did I succeed? I can't imagine I have to elaborate any further on this one. I'm assuming just for the mere fact that Europe is involved and I am not going, I get a sympathy pass on the not blogging thing, right?

Anywho, sorry. I will try to be a better blogger this upcoming week - that is if I have not been gagged and blindfolded by the children while the hubs is away in Europe and no one is around to rescue me until he comes home from Europe.


  1. He better bring you one awesome gift!!! Or more.

    Speaking of your hubs, I saw a link on FB to TechN9ne's (or however that's mispelled) new video with Gate's in it. I don't know if your hubby works on that stuff but it was great! And I'm kind of an old white chick! I think I've mentioned my brother (who is pretty fly for a white guy) used to run with Aaron. Yeah, I just de-cooled him.

    Hope the deck is done while he's in EUROPE so you can send the kids off to Grandma's and have margaritas on the new deck while you work from your laptop in your jammies. Europe schmurup.

  2. I'm thinking a day (or possibly weekend at a California one) at the spa is in order when he gets back.

    Yes that Gates video was my husband's. That is great that you saw it. His company did the entire thing and my husband was the director! It was pretty cool! Thanks for mentioning it.

    Tech is actually who my husband is going to EUROPE with. He has a European tour going on this summer and my husband is going to film a bunch of stuff in a bunch of different cities for upcoming videos, etc.

    And yes, margaritas on the deck are mandatory, I agree :)

  3. I am really interested in hearing your 96-year-old grandmother's story! What did she do? Did she hold her breath underwater really long? Is she 9 feet tall? Please do share! Also, thanks for stopping by my blog the other day! It's nice to know I'm not the only one who eats a Kit Kat layer by layer. It lasts longer that way, right?

  4. Congrats on your new job! I hope you enjoy it (even if you have to endure construction at your new office!). And was your husband going somewhere? I didn't quite catch where.

  5. Wouldn't that be so cool if my 96 year old grandmother was 9 feet tall?

    She actually held the title of the oldest person to graduate from college - when she was 92 or so. But some super old chick came along and beat her about 2 years later. Still it was pretty cool!

    Thanks for the congrats on my new job Wanderlust. I'm pretty excited.

    And yes, maybe I wasn't clear enough, my husband is going to EUROPE today :)

  6. Jennifer HershiserJune 27, 2010 at 8:42 PM

    Words can't express how incredibly proud of you I am! Will give you a call tomorrow if you are available! Congrats to you and Dan, hope that you had a great weekend! Missing you....xoxo Marla

  7. Hey Robin! I just left an award for you on my blog. You obviously do not have to participate in the award process, I guess you could call it, but I wanted to recognize you anyway!


  8. Your comment on my blog made me laugh! I can totally understand that you might be too busy for blogging because you'll be too busy throwin' 'em back after the kids go to sleep. Ha!


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