MAMA'S ALL RIGHT .....


DADDY'S ALL RIGHT..... THEY JUST SEEM A LITTLE WEIRD ....... SURRENDER,  SURRENDER, BUT DON'T GIVE YOURSELF AWA-AAA-Y .............
(CHEAP TRICK)


WELL I'M BACK, AND I MUST SAY THE PAST TWO WEEKS WERE EXASPERATING.
I FELT HELPLESS, BUT MOST OF ALL, I WAS FEARFUL AND ANXIOUS.  BEING THE 'BABY' OF A FAMILY AND BEING COUNTED ON TO FILL SOME PRETTY BIG SHOES WAS NEW TERRITORY.
I DO FEEL LIKE I SHOULD HAVE A GIRL-SCOUT BADGE FOR NURSING 101....
I CAN NOW TAKE YOUR VITALS, ADMINISTER MEDS., DO A GLUCOSE TEST AND GIVE SHOTS - ALL IN UNDER 5 MINUTES ;)

I'M ACTUALLY WEARING THE SAME DRESS I WORE HOME YESTERDAY, AND SLEPT IN LAST NIGHT !
I WAS AND AM STILL EXHAUSTED AND A BIT IN SHOCK.
A HUGE THANKS TO EVERYONE FOR YOUR WELL WISHES.
THEY MEANT SO MUCH TO ME. YOU GUYS ALL ROCK!

MY MOM IS DOING WELL, ( SEVERAL MINI-STROKES ), THOUGH SHE HAS POST DEMENTIA, WHICH ONLY TIME WILL TELL HOW MUCH DAMAGE THERE IS. 

IT'S STRANGE HOW I BEGAN TO TAKE INVENTORY OF WHAT IS REALLY IMPORTANT & HAVE VOWED TO NOT WASTE TIME BITCHING ABOUT STUFF THAT JUST DOESN'T REALLY MATTER. THERE'S JUST NOT ENOUGH TIME IN THIS LIFE FOR ALL THAT ROT !!!
JUST LISTENING TO SUCH NONSENSE ( I'M TALKING EXAGGERATED PROBLEMS, NOT REAL ONES ) TAKE UP WAY TOO MUCH OF MY PRECIOUS TIME, (OF WHICH I CAN NEVER GET BACK ;)


WHEN I NEEDED A BREAK, I WENT TO THE STURGIS, KY ANTIQUE MALL. IT WAS A LIFE SAVER AND THE THRIFTY GODS TOOK GREAT CARE OF ME. 
I DID AN INTERVIEW WITH THE OWNER/ AND VINTAGE LOVER , BUT ACCIDENTALLY DELETED THE ENTIRE TRIP PHOTOS..... PAR FOR THE COURSE - THOUGH NORMALLY I WOULD HAVE PANICKED AT ALL THE TIME I HAD SPENT AND REMEMBERING ALL THE LOST IMAGES, BUT I COULDN'T EVEN GET MIFFED ABOUT IT. WAY MORE IMPORTANT STUFF ;)

I GOT THE SCORE OF A LIFE TIME WHILE THERE ONE AFTERNOON! AND FOR ONLY  $ 1.98 CENTS...........


STEAMPUNK FANS ALL OVER THE GLOBE WOULD HAVE BEEN CRAPPING THEMSELVES WHEN THEY SAW THESE! 
BAUSCH & LOMB FUL-VUE 25'S.
OF COURSE, I RESEARCHED THEM LAST NIGHT, FOUND 1 PAIR (SOLD/NO PRICE) BUT A SIMILAR PAIR (23'S) WERE SELLING FOR $ 285.00 !!!
SCORE, SCORE, SCORE!


A GREAT REASON TO WEAR GREEN-COLORED GLASSES :)
( from my previous posts .....)
BALANCE, LOVE, SELF CONTROL
GREEN is the colour of balance, harmony, nature, neutrality and of non-resistance. Green corresponds to the heart center on the physical plane and heals many illnesses of this nature. 
Helps relax muscles, nerves, and thoughts. Cleanses and balances our energy, to give a feeling of renewal, peace and harmony. Green connects us to unconditional love and is used for balancing our whole being.
In a more practical sense, green affects blood pressure and all conditions of the heart. It has both an energizing effect and a moderating or soothing effect.









I ALSO GOT 4 VINTAGE HATS ( I NEEDED A LOT OF BREAKS ;),
( AND IF YOUR A BOB DYLAN FAN, YOU ALREADY KNOW WHAT KIND ONE IS :) - A PAIR OF SPATS ,
( in lt. beige for summer, they are vintage boy scout spats ), 3 VINTAGE KEYS, A HUGE VINTAGE LOCK, A PAIR OF "GRAPE" CLIP EARRINGS, A GREAT CAMEO, A FUNKY BOHO PENDANT, A 50'S MINI CAMERA ( kinda like a spy camera, Bond, James Bond, to make into a pendant ).

THE ONLY CHARITY SHOP IN TOWN SAW ME QUITE A FEW TIMES AS WELL. THEIR STUFF IS SOOOO CHEAP ( 50 cent pants, tops, $1.00 jackets/shoes, $3.00 large coats- I passed on a mustard JCrew winter pea coat, but I am still not the big coat fan..... though it was only 3 bucks....


SEE THE LITTLE BL ON THE LENS? WHO KNEW ?
can ya tell I really dig these shades ;)

PRIORITIZING IS TOUGH FOR ME, BUT THIS EXPERIENCE HAS OPENED MY EYES TO TAKING A PERSONAL INVENTORY....... TO DUMPING SOME 'CRAP' AND REGAINING SOME GRACE ;)
PRIORITY ONE : STOP SWEATING THE SMALL STUFF ;)
MAYBE I'LL START MEDITATING......


Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall; A mother's secret hope outlives them all.  ~Oliver Wendell Holmes
IT'S NICE TO BE HOME :)

ATTIRE: DRESS: TARGET, CLX. LAST YEAR
                   VEST: RUE 21  ( last year, $1.00)
                   TEE: BIG LOTS ~ SCARVES: OLD
                    TIGHTS:K-MART(I/2 OFF LAST YEAR)
                     BOOTS: GIFT, PENNY'S (MY MOM, last year)
                     SUNNIES, HAT, EARRINGS, VINTAGE ( Sturgis,KY antique mall)               

18 comments:

sacramento said...

i AM SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR MUM. iS SHE 101???
I love that the thrifty gods hug you with lots of goodies. Nothing better when one needs a brake.
Lots of hugs ( abrazos) to you my dear friend.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Janelle aka Nelly said...

Hello Reva love your glasses and your other finds sound so great I am also a HUGE lover of opshops and Green oh LOVE it as its my fav colour of all time.Well done on the glasses they look great on you,would love to see your spats Had a go at making some not long back.

Kathryn from Schoolmarm Style said...

I'm so glad to see you back, Reva. I was a bit concerned. The new attitude seems so wonderfully peaceful I am inspired to try it myself.

SomeoneLikeYou said...

Hooray, I'm so glad that you're back! I missed your posting and always exciting words of wisdom. I'm so sorry to hear about your mother, but I'm incredibly glad that she is on the mend. You will both be in my thoughts and prayers!

And I just want to say this outfit you're wearing totally rocks (but what's really new?!) You're layering techniques floor me every time... Oh, and of course absolutely awsome glasses :D

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

REVA! I really missed you and I am so glad to find out that things are better...You look wonderful and I would have never known that you have worn the dress for many hours...so glad to see you return!!
Great purchase BTW!!

Kasmira said...

Hi Reva, I'm glad to see you back. I wish you and your family all the best. I'm glad you're finding some "you time" in the midst of the difficulties.

Vintage Vixen said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your mum, Reva. I thought you'd gone off to soend happy time with your parents and wasn't aware she was ill. Lots of virtual love for a speedy recovery coming your way.
It looks like the charity shop gods are keeping a watchful eye on you. Looking forward to seeing the hats especially. xxx

tinyjunco said...

i love your post title - such a relief to get the important info up front! my grandpa had dementia from those mini strokes, but it took a long time before they figured it out. i hope they are able to prevent any more strokes for your mom. how strange it is when all of a sudden we're in the role of 'the grown up'!

hee hee, obviously 'someone' wants you to have some fun, leading you to those awesome specs! they look really wonderful on you, and i'm very glad you took that detail shot - wild! i took my 'raw' pic yesterday, i'll send it to you now! (maybe leave your shades on, ha!) take care, steph

Sheila said...

Welcome back, Reva! Sending you good vibes for serenity, calmness and peace for your Mum and family. Funny how something like that can really slap you upside the head and sort out the real priorities.

Glad you had some fun and awesome thrifting to take your mind off it. Take care of yourself, hon.

Comtesse de ferveur said...

Hope your mum is doing better every day, the poor darling. And that you've been okay - great that you got to hit the charity shops for a well-deserved look around!
xxx

My Heart Blogged said...

I'm glad your mom is okay. I hope your Mother's recovery goes quickly. I love your outfits, and those glasses are gorgeous. I would not have been able to pass up the yellow j crew coat, I love yellow lately.
My Heart Blogged

fashionoverfifty said...

Glad to hear you have weathered the storm--hope things work out!

You look so john lennon in those shades...Paula

Lesa said...

REVA! Missed you, said prayers for Mom. So glad to see you back, and also to see that you took some mini thrift adventures for yourself.

Things weren't the same around here without you!

xoxo

The glasses are sooooo cool.

Joy said...

((HUGS)) Bless your heart and your mom's!!!

And OMG! on the glasses! OH.My.Gawd!!

silvergirl said...

glad your mom is okay and I hope her progress goes forward smoothly

Terri said...

Reva--I've kept you and your Mom in my prayers for a while now. I'll keep praying and you keep wearing green.

the Citizen Rosebud said...

It is good to have you back. You've been missed!

I am soooo distracted by your thrifty finds...like those bitchin' glasses. When I get my act together I am heading to your neck of the woods on a buying trip. I designate YOU to be my tour guide, lol.

It's funny how illness and such can really help shape up our priorities. LIFE is PRECIOUS! And too short to waste on petty peeves.

Mad love to you Reva. Welcome BACK!
the Citizen Rosebud

Lise Marie said...

Welcome back!!! And wow, you know how to make an entrance girl! Joy and I love steampunk and she will die (like I did) when she see's these glasses!

The earrings are so wonderful as well and I am proud of you for handling all this so well. I do understand how being a caretaker can be fulfulling but draining also and you came out of with with such style! And again, we are glad to have you back.

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