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Mother’s guilt, a gift that keeps on giving

As everyone who reads my Rambles knows, I’m always writing about the many ways I fail as a parent. But this time I thought I would share a rare glimpse of me getting it right. Two weeks ago the youngest was graduating... from 8th grade. More...

Posted 6/11/2014 08:57 AM

If truth be told

People often ask me “Are the things you write about really true?” And I suppose part of what they mean is, “Why in the world would you tell anyone about some of this?” Well, I guess I’ve always had a knack for making fun More...

Posted 4/30/2014 03:49 PM

A Little Spring Cleaning

Spring time. That means spring cleaning! More...

Posted 3/19/2014 08:09 AM

He shoots, he scores

I'm sure a few of you will remember a column of mine a few months back titled 'Not my first mommy mishap'. In it I told of how my son was down on the football field as I was sitting in the stands clueless. More...

Posted 2/12/2014 11:17 AM

It’s beginning to look a lot like Thanksgiving

My favorite season is fall, I love it. I love pumpkins and turkey, I love pie and the smells of cinnamon. I love the decorations, pumpkins and Indian corn. I love the autumn air. I love hay and scarecrows, the scarves and the boots. More...

Posted 11/27/2013 09:14 AM

She's Got Legs

Pleasanton Cowboy Homecoming brings back a lot of memories for me. As a little girl I remember attending and seeing some amazing performers. Specifically Randy Travis and Keith Whitley. More...

Posted 10/23/2013 11:16 AM

What's in a name?

I was thinking I really need to blog, but I have nothing to blog about. Nothing interesting anyway.  But, I thought, hey, the title of your blog is Robbie Rambles, so just get to rambling. More...

Posted 9/5/2013 05:44 PM

Can I ax you a question?

Boys will be boys, right? That is certainly true of mine. I have always had busy kids, especially the youngest.  And this is still true.   More...

Posted 6/26/2013 07:44 AM

A reputation

Me, a reputation for tears?How can that be? I’ve probably said it before, but I’m a crier.  My sister Roxie is too.   More...

Posted 6/6/2013 02:49 PM

I got a graduate!!

Just because I haven’t been blogging much doesn’t mean I don’t have a lot going on.  Maybe that’s the problem.  I have a LOT going on.My kids are busy as ever with after school activities.   More...

Posted 4/10/2013 12:47 PM

I want my free tv!

A great word to describe me is cheap.  Well, not too cheap. I won't buy generic toilet paper or generic pork-n-beans, just to name a few things I am particular about. More...

Posted 1/9/2013 09:27 AM

The annual Hamby Christmas card

It started about 17 years ago.  After the oldest was born, I started taking pictures of him and sending them out in the form of Christmas greetings. More...

Posted 12/12/2012 10:27 AM

Falling for Fall

Fall, it’s my favorite time of year.  I admit I do enjoy me some Spring-time, but there’s just something about Fall.The air starts to turn crisp. More...

Posted 11/15/2012 04:58 PM

Memories and Melodies

I’m a believer in family. I think in general most people are.  This is why it puzzles me when I think about the fact that the last time my extended family got together was over 20 years ago.  Probably closer to 25.   More...

Posted 9/26/2012 09:27 AM

Should've Been a Cowboy

This past weekend we (my kiddos and myself, the old man had to work), went to the Pleasanton Young Farmer’s Rodeo.  It’s always a great show.  Even though, I confess, my ‘sports ADD’ kicks in, even at rodeos.  And I often end up using More...

Posted 8/27/2012 09:29 AM

Yes to VBS!

This week at church we are having Vacation Bible School. VBS, for short, basically consists of Bible study, worship rally (meeting together), snack and recreation.  More...

Posted 7/18/2012 08:13 AM

Just between you and me or I’ll make you famous

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Posted 6/13/2012 07:23 AM

Non-shopaholic

It wasn't very patriotic, but I spent my Memorial Day at the mall.   More...

Posted 5/30/2012 08:03 AM

Listen like your mother

Last week I began a pity party. I was feeling quite sorry for myself. Life is hectic. Lots of stuff going on. Woa-is-me. I felt so blah I didn't want to do a thing but sit around snacking and watching tv. So I did what I always do. I called my mom. More...

Posted 5/9/2012 11:48 AM

Children aren’t standardized

Standardized tests are not what make America great!

This morning as I sent my youngest (12)  off to school, I told him I would be praying for him as he takes the STAAR test. These standardized tests, in one form or another, have plagued my son for years. More...

Posted 4/25/2012 08:10 AM

Ahead of schedule

I think I gave you the impression in my first blog that I am not a planning, organized type of woman...Not necessarily so. More...

Posted 4/11/2012 08:46 AM

Hi Mom?

When I was first approached about doing a blog, I thought "This will be kinda cool, but I don't know who would read it.... More...

Posted 3/28/2012 09:07 AM

Where, oh where, has the big slide gone?

Robbie Rambles

If you went to Pleasanton elementary in the 1980s you know exactly what slide I am talking about. In fact, anytime I mention the slide to someone who went to Pleasanton Elementary before the mid- 90s, they remember “the big slide.” More...

Posted 9/3/2014 08:52 AM

Distributing the Gruene

When people ask me what I do at the paper, I usually say a little bit of this and that. So not only do I write this column, occasionally I help “stuff the paper”. More...

Posted 7/9/2014 07:59 AM

What’s in a name?

Boy or girl, I was to be Robbie. That’s Robbie. Robert was a family name. My mom’s dad was named Robert, her brother was Robert and his son was Robert. I suppose she wanted to pay a bit of a tribute but found Robert too mundane. More...

Posted 5/21/2014 07:59 AM

A Calamity of Errors

This past week was the Healthy Woman Gala. STRMC hosts this annual event. More...

Posted 4/16/2014 08:06 AM

Her first prom

My daughter had her first prom this year. I cringe as I type this. More...

Posted 2/26/2014 09:00 AM

I’m with him

So, as I’m sure most of Atascosa County knows, a couple of weeks ago was our annual stock show. I usually stop in a few times during the week. Try to catch a few decent photos of kids for the paper. That’s harder than it seems. More...

Posted 1/29/2014 09:33 AM

The Ghosts of Halloweens past

Halloween, I’ve always loved it.  While I have an aversion to scary movies, I come from a woman who loved a bit of the macabre, my granny.   More...

Posted 11/5/2013 11:47 PM

Not my first mommy mishap

Like a good mom, I was there at the first Jr. High foobtball game of the season. I was sporting red, supporting my son. Supporting our new school.Enjoying that feeling. The feel of football. More...

Posted 10/9/2013 10:45 AM

Only your hairdresser knows

Let's talk hair.  Sad but true story.  I've always been picked on because of my hair.  When I was little, it hung stringy and straight.  I could brush it and ten minutes later it looked like it hadn't been touched for days.   More...

Posted 8/9/2013 10:21 AM

My Dad: A Fish Tale

My dad...My dad is a big burly man.  Serious most of the time, but not always.  When he was a boy he was shot with a b-b gun and blinded in his right eye.   More...

Posted 6/12/2013 09:59 AM

Bug's play

I enjoy a good school play. I find them charming, especially the funny ones.  And the ones that feature my family members, those are the best! More...

Posted 4/25/2013 10:41 AM

Granny's Love...

There are certain people in your life that you can't help but adore. More...

Posted 3/27/2013 08:24 AM

Bringin' Home the Bacon

Busy...That's what I have been lately.  Working at the paper, during stock show certainly keeps a body busy.  More...

Posted 1/30/2013 10:53 AM

Christmas card, part II

Dear friends and family, More...

Posted 12/26/2012 06:38 PM

Bah Humbug

So, it's that time of year.Most people are thrilled, but I've already expressed to you my aversion to Christmas.  And now here it is upon me.And it's not because it's Christ's birthday. That's the great part.  It's what jolly old St. More...

Posted 11/29/2012 03:21 PM

I can only imagine

I’m sure many of you know that my job at the paper includes the obituaries.  It's not fun, but somebody's gotta do it.  More...

Posted 10/24/2012 07:38 AM

I remember

I have a lot on my mind lately.  I seem to be going in 500 directions too. All the busyness is probably good, things to do, focus on, enjoy.  More...

Posted 9/12/2012 10:27 AM

Time keeps on slippin' into the future

The last couple of weeks, I have had a couple of really late Tuesday nights at the paper. More...

Posted 8/15/2012 05:55 PM

Ode to Coffee

I love coffee...I do. Every morning, the first thing I think of is drinking my first cup.  There's nothing like it. More...

Posted 6/27/2012 03:12 PM

Three Weddings and a Baby Shower

Lately it seems as tho everyone is getting married, having a baby shower, or graduating. 'Tis the season I suppose. I've gotten beau coups (lots:) of invitations. I confess, I haven't attended many. More...

Posted 6/6/2012 08:14 AM

Mondays

I confess, I like Monday and I always have. When my kids were little and I stayed at home it was a chance to clean up after the weekend mess. More...

Posted 5/23/2012 07:46 AM

Safe & Healthy Woman

Last Thursday, I attended a Healthy Woman event called Safe & Healthy Woman. I took my 14 year old daughter, her friend and her mother. More...

Posted 5/2/2012 10:31 AM

A Hobby

I think I need a new hobby.  When my kids were little, I tried a bit of this and that. Sewing, I made a horrible little dress for my daughter, that, of course I saved. She just may want the dress her mother made her one day. More...

Posted 4/18/2012 07:46 AM

How Devine...

Normally on a Wednesday evening you can find me at church....eating supper, hanging out with a variety of people, including a large group of teens and pre-teens (in church circles, this is called fellowshipping;)  and then having a class with th More...

Posted 4/4/2012 08:46 AM