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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

2013 Semi-Slacker Mom's 12 Days of Christmas

Hey y'all! Remember me? 
I doubt I'll start blogging again, but wanted to share my annual version of 12 days of Christmas.

Enjoy!

On the first day of Christmas, Retro gave to me;
1 divider window for the Suburban (like in limos & police cars)
2 new Louis Vuitton's (purse & wallet will do)
3 size 4 clones (1 for each child)
4 meet & greet tickets to Florida-Georgia Line (currently a total fan girl)
5 days of sleep
6 stiff drinks
7 beach trips
8 cases of Coca-Cola
9 shots of Botox
10 disappearing pounds
11 date nights
12 blue pills (the gift that keeps giving)

Merry Christmas from the Semi-Slacker family to yours!!!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Fifty Shades or not?

What else has been keeping me from blogging?  Well I could start with that durn Pinterest! Yes, I think I'm a professional chef, crafter, interior decorator, creative gift giver & party planner, fashion diva, drunk comedian that thinks she can attract America's hottest celebrities.  Well, that is, according to my pin boards.  I could (& quite often do) pin for hours on end.  Even my children know all about Pinterest.  When I was trying to come up with back-to-school teacher gifts (which rocked by the way) or favors for her birthday party, Sassy told me to "just look on Pinterest!".

Then there's that pesky habit I picked up in elementary school...reading.  I thought I had gotten that monkey off my back until that damn Christian Grey came into my life.

I know you either loved it, hated it or didn't even bother, but I loved it.  Can't get enough.  Retro loves that I can't get enough (of reading).  Well after he figured out that I wasn't illiterate & it didn't take me a month to read 1 book not 3 (keep in mind I was reading some during my recovery so I was stoned a portion of the time).  Before the surgery, during book 1& after the recovery, book 3, he was enjoying the benefits.  And the 2nd time I read all 3! Yes, I do have a degree in journalism & yes, I realize the author's writing skills are not stellar; but I'm really not reading it for its contribution to literature.

Then I found Bared to You, a must read if you can't get enough of the book form of entertainment. To me, I found it a bit more relatable. The only thing about it is the sequel doesn't come out till October! Hell, I'll have to read it again before then to remember what's going on.  I read a few books at Ormand, then Hubby dearest got me an iPad & I got the kindle app & have been reading all kinds of smut ever since!! All of about 2 weeks! He got his money's worth.  And yes, I have editing the heck out of these too!

On the topic of getting your money's worth...how about Magic Mike?  Thoroughly enjoyed the movie, will watch it again on PPV, then on HBO, but if it would have been a book first, it would have sucked.  I hated the ending.  It would have been so much better if it ending the next morning.  If you get what I'm saying.  Speaking of movies & back to 50 shades...my vote is for that Henry Cavill kid or Ian Somerhalder, I was holding out for Chris Pine, but these two have won my inner-Cougar over.  And I think Ashley Greene would make a great Ana.  But that's just my 2 cents.  And Angelina Jolie would make the perfect Elena, but that would ruin the movie because I can't even stand to look at her.  Yeah, not a fan.


Tuesday, August 21, 2012

What's my excuse?

I can't believe it's been a year since I really last blogged.  Talk about SLACKER!  But really I can explain...

In January my grandmother, Emma Ruth, passed away.  For you loyal readers, you may remember I've written about her several times. She was 93 1/2 & lived a wonderful life, but she was ready to go. She was missing the love of her life & all her friends. 

The day of the funeral I woke up with a bloodshot eye, I just assumed it was irritated from all the crying, but it got progressively worse.  By that evening, I was at the med stop (where I was misdiagnosed with something I can't remember), the next day I was at the eye doctor where I was correctly diagnosed with Atopic Keratoconjunctivitis, a relatively uncommon but potentially blinding ocular condition.  Yeah. You read that right, potentially BLINDING.  I was treated with strong steroids which caused this...
I was out of commission for over a month, going to the doctor, in the beginning twice a week.  My eyes still aren't right, but I can see, even without my glasses. They just water a lot & eye makeup just aggravates it. I've started having to get my eyelashes tinted.

After all that drama, Retro finally got us a pool.  Emma Ruth had always told me I could get one with my inheritance, but the one he paid for was lots nicer that the plain Jane one I would have bankrolled!
We also built a deck & outdoor kitchen.  The whole deal was a major production. And I LOVE it all!!!
But for some reason (this crappy computer) I can't find a good picture of the finished product, but here's my too cool bed swing!
Retro's sister got married at the end of April & the whole Semi-Slacker fam was in the wedding.  We even hosted the rehearsal dinner in the new addition!  Thankfully everything was finally completed. The wedding went off without a hitch.  All of the children were on their best behavior, with the exception of the fact that Sassy got choked on a piece of London Broil at the reception.  Retro had to do the Heimlich!  Always some drama!!!
At the end of May, I had a tummy tuck & breast lift, also a promise from Emma Ruth.  I had originally just planned on the boob lift because these girls have never stood up, but my momma & BFF told me I wouldn't be happy with perky boobs & a saggy stomach so...  Let me go on record & say I was totally scared of the tummy tuck but it was no where near as bad as I thought.

I know y'all want to see a picture of my new bod, but I'm not that vain. At least not today...

In June, the children & I went to St. George Island with my parents & my aunt & uncle.
In July, Retro & I went to Ormand Beach with several friends.
And the beginning of August, Retro & I went to Mexico Beach for the weekend, while my in-laws took the children to Rock City & Ruby Falls.  But I can't find those pictures on here either!

And just to spread the Semi-Slacker's love of drama, Retro got bit by a rattlesnake in March thus causing vein reflux (which will be repaired next month), Bo got a stomach bug & spend several hours in the doctor's office hooked up to an IV & Baby Girl spent several hours in the ER for a fever due to a UTI (there's a story behind that one, but I'm not even going there.

So, how have y'all been?

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Coming soon...

Semi-Slacker Mom is planning a return to the blog world!

I know each of you is waiting with baited breathe.  Because if you still remember me, you must really like me!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Semi-Slacker Mom's Twelve Days of Christmas by Sassy

Here's Sassy's version of The Twelve Days of Christmas in honor of me.

On the first day of Christmas my daddy gave to mom...
a shiny, new white iPhone,
two Louis Vuittons, (*wow! I only asked for one.)
3 screaming kids,
4 "Hello There" cupcakes,
5 Girls Nights Out
6 Bunko dice,
7 pairs of sunglasses, (again, one would do)
8 cups of vodka, (*with cranberry juice too)
9 pairs of shoes, (*in reference to last Christmas gift)
10 Old Navy gift cards,
11 Cool Ranch Doritos, (*I guess that all I get)
12 blue pills.

Here's wishing everyone a Merry Christmas & a hopeful return to the blog world for me in 2012!!!

Friday, November 11, 2011

More burlap...

*I'm really just posting this to have my pictures in one place to print for a show this weekend.*










Friday, October 14, 2011

Here's another peek at why I haven't been blogging...

Click on the picture to enlarge.







for my friends' wedding photography business











...and I haven't even gotten to Christmas yet!!!
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