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?


Princess Freckles said...

YAY! I'm so happy to read about all the adventures, good and bad. That pool is to doe for, and I'm so happy that you're happy with your surgery. I'm sorry to hear about the medical drama and the loss of your grandmother. Glad you're back!

Shell said...

what a year, girl!

I'm sorry for your loss.

You need to show your after pics!

Cyndy Bush said...

I think those are all pretty good excuses!
Hope you have a better year this time around.

Anonymous said...

It has been one busy year. I'm sorry for the loss of your Grandma.

Babes Mami said...

Glad to see you back! Sorry about Emma Ruth, I do remember you writing about her. I'm sure she's happy you got your boobs and tummy done! You should show pictures sometime!

Welcome back, always some drama!

Laura said...

Miss you!!

Kim of Mo Betta said...

wow! you've had A LOT going on! Look forward to your return :) Which, by the way, it's September, so get on it. lol

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