I'm Still Here !


HI EVERYONE!
I'M STILL HERE, THOUGH THIS PAST WEEK HAS BROUGHT MORE FLOODS, 
MORE RAIN, COMPUTER GLITCHES AND ME IN SOME NOT-SO-MEMORABLE OUTFITS, UNLESS YOU COUNT RAIN GEAR AND SWEATSHIRTS AS MEMORABLE ;)

SO, I'VE BEEN 'REGROUPING' I SUPPOSE. WE FINALLY GOT A DOSE OF SUNSHINE THIS WEEK-END, THUS FORCING ME TO ENTER THE YARD-O-WEEDS AND I EVEN CHOPPED DOWN A CHERRY TREE (WHICH LEFT ME ON THE SOFA ALL DAY TODAY).... THOSE BUGGERS ARE STOUT. BUT NOT TO FEAR, I LEFT THE GOOD PIECE IN TACT SO IT WILL BEGIN TO FLOURISH. THE WILD HONEYSUCKLES ARE ANOTHER STORY ....


THE FLOOD-WALL COMES DOWN TOMORROW, SO I WILL REALLY BE LEAVING THIS WEEK FOR SURE! - THE ONLY THING I'M TAKING WITH ME ARE MY CAMERA, SOME TEES AND SKIRTS AND LOTS OF BLACK. I HOPE TO RETURN REFRESHED AND ALL SHINY AND NEW- MIND, BODY AND SPIRIT. I'LL GET IN A COUPLE POSTS BEFORE I GO AND WISH ME A RENEWED SPIRIT WHILE I'M THERE ;)


WHAT I'VE BEEN UP TO ...

TAKING LOTS OF PHOTOS AND DOING YARD WORK, STUPID BURBS ;)
IT'S PRETTY COOL WHAT YOU CAN FIND IN YOUR OWN BACK YARD ;)
BROKEN FLOWER POTS, WEEDS AND ROTTING BENCHES.
YEP, THAT'S MY YARD.

CHECK THIS OUT! IT'S MY DAD SITTING BY THE CHURCH 'DOWN HOME'. 
HE MADE THE NEWSPAPER, (AGAIN!)
MORE FLOOD SHOTS. YEP, THAT'S WHERE I'M HEADING ...
( NOTHING LIKE FISHING FROM YOUR DRIVE-WAY )
IMAGES: HENDERSON KY GLEANER


WHAT I WORE CLEARING WEEDS SATURDAY....
 AN ORIGINAL 'LOADS OF HOPE TEE'(CHOPPED DOWN THE SIDE and KNOTTED) A TANK, SARONG AS SCARF/SWEAT WIPER, RANDOM SKIRT, NEWEST FAVORITE THRIFTED BOOTS AND OF COURSE A SUMMER KNIT BERET ;) 
BITTY-BITTY HAS BEEN DIGGING THE NEWFOUND SUNSHINE AND I DO THINK THE VITAMIN D IS A WELCOME ARRIVAL FOR ME AS WELL :)
MAYBE I'LL EVEN DON SOME COLOR AND AN ACTUAL OUTFIT TOMORROW.....
I CAN FEEL THE COLOR COMING BACK INTO MY CHEEKS ALREADY ;)
( MY FACE CHEEKS THAT IS )
THE "OTHER" CHEEKS ARE GETTING FATTER AS I SIT HERE. 
WONDER IF IT'S ALL THE ICE-CREAM ?
THE COUCH YOGA ?
OR THE HALF-PRICE MOTHER'S DAY CANDIES ???
Hmmm...........
WELL, EITHER WAY, I'M OFF IN A COUPLE DAY FOR REAL THIS TIME. IF YOU DON'T HEAR FROM ME IN ABOUT 9 DAYS OR SO, SEND A HELICOPTER. PLEASE !
THAT'S S-T-U-R-G-I-S , KY ........
I WILL BE ANSWERING E-MAILS TOMORROW AS WELL :)
SORRY ABOUT THE DELAY!
xXx
Reva

High Ground

HI EVERYBODY!
WELL, THE WATER IS STILL RISING, (DID YOU SEE THE DAM THE CORP OF ENGINEER'S BLEW UP YESTERDAY?) THAT WAS DONE TO RELIEVE THE WATER LEVELS THAT KEEP ON RISING, AND IT'S NOT OVER YET. THE RIVERS HAVEN'T EVEN CRESTED, AND MORE RAIN IS ON THE WAY!
(A SCHOOL BUS PLOWING THROUGH FLOOD WATER IN LOUSVILLE, KY)
IDIOTS .....

MANY OLDER FOLKS ARE SAYING THEY HAVEN'T SEEN THIS MUCH RAIN ALL AT ONCE EVER.... MY PARENTS ARE SAFE (THOUGH WATER IS SEEPING INTO THE CHURCH, AND SUPER-DAD IS THERE RIGHT NOW DOING HIS PART TO SQUELCH THE SITUATION).

IN THE SMALL TOWN OF STURGIS, THERE IS AN OHIO RIVER TRIBUTARY,
WHICH IS CALLED THE TRADE-WATER RIVER. 
IT IS THERE TO RELIEVE THE OVER-FLOW.
THUS, THE HEAVY CONCERN...
HOWEVER, I KEEP A STIFF UPPER LIP DURING SUCH DEVASTATING TIMES 
BY WEARING NEW SHOES...

SO I AM DOING MY PART 
BY WEARING THE HIGHEST BUN EVER , 
THE COOLEST SPRING SHOES EVER,
AND KEEPING MY BUTT 
HIGH ON A CINCINNATI HILL ;)
 (GOD, I NEED A PEDICURE...)
TONIGHT WE ARE UNDER A FRIGGIN FREEZE ADVISORY AS WELL.
COME ON, MOTHER!

PS. IF ANYONE HAS E-MAILED ME THIS WEEK, MY CONNECTION HAS BEEN ALL WONKY, SO PLEASE RE-SEND :)

ATTIRE: SKIRT: OLD NAVY, CHOPPED AND HEMMED
               SCARF: MILEY/MAX - VEST: TARGET (LAST YEAR)
               BEADS: WORLD MKT. / BAGLE: PENNY'S (LAST YEAR)
               SHOES: JC PENNY (THIS YEAR ;)

Flood-walls and First Timers


HI ALL !
THESE ARE MY HUBBIES VERY FIRST BLOG PHOTOS ;)
NOT, BAD, HUH ?
ESPECIALLY SINCE IT WAS RAINING, ALMOST DARK,
 AND A PERFECTIONIST WAS "DIRECTING" HIM ;)
I WAS DOING A CAT-FOOD RUN AND THREW ON THIS DIY DRESS, 
WHICH USED TO BE A MAXI FROM TARGET, (DURING THE 90'S), 
I CHOPPED IT OFF, TURNED IT BACKWARDS 
AND TIED THE REALLY THICK TIE IN THE FRONT.

    I SEEM TO BE 'STUCK' HERE FOR A WHILE LONGER, AS FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE THE GREAT FLOOD OF THE THIRTIES, I CANNOT GET INTO MY HOMETOWN! AFTER THOSE FLOODS, WHICH SWALLOWED UP A HUGE PART OF THE MID-WEST, A 'FLOOD-WALL' WAS BUILT TO SURROUND THE TINY TOWN OF STURGIS, KY. A 8/9 FOOT WALL OF DIRT AND ROCK WAS BUILT AROUND THE CITY LIMITS. THERE ARE ALSO "DOORS", (I'M NOT SURE WHAT THEY ARE MADE OF, I THINK CONCRETE, I'LL GET BACK TO YOU ON THAT ONE), AND ARE BEING SLID  INTO PLACE SO THE OHIO RIVER WON'T FLOOD OUR LITTLE TOWN, THOUGH MOST HIGHWAYS ARE ALREADY COVERED  WITH WATER,  THEY WILL CLOSE THEM OVER THE HIGHWAY ENTRANCES TO STOP THE RISING WATER...
PRETTY AMAZING STUFF, HUH !
( I HOPE MY MOM AND DAD GET THEMSELVES A BOAT, JUST IN CASE ;)

( COURTESY OF U-TUBE )
WHEN YOU GUYS GET AN EXTRA 4 MINUTES, 
CHECK OUT THIS TAKE-OFF ON 'THE BIGGEST LOSER'....
THIS GIRL IS A FRIGGIN HOOT AND I KNOW YOU CAN RELATE ;)
FUNNY @SS STUFF !!!
*REVA*

A Whirly Twirly World !

HI EVERYBODY!
FOR THOSE OF US IN THE MID-WESTERN U.S.,  
WE HAVE BEEN DUCKING AND DODGING TORNADOES AND MAJOR FLOODING ALL WEEK LONG. AS A CINCINNATIAN, THERE ARE TWO REGIONS, HILLS AND MORE HILLS, SO WE HAVE BEEN PRETTY SAFE. A BIT OF FLOODING IN THE LOW-LYING ZONES, BUT WHERE WE ARE, JUST LOTS OF GREEN, WHICH MEANS RUNNING OUTSIDE TO MOW BEFORE THE NEXT STORMS COOK UP...
WE ARE STILL BELOW NORMAL TEMPS, AND THE RAIN IS DOWNRIGHT CHILLY!

THEN, TODAY (SUNDAY), WE HEAR THE NEWS THAT IS MAKING GROUND ZERO A PARTY ZONE, 
RATHER THAN A SOLEMN PLACE 
(AT LEAST FOR NOW)...
NO, WE WILL NEVER FORGET,
BUT FOR A SHORT MOMENT,
 IT SEEMS THAT THERE IS 
A BIT OF HOPE  IN THE WORLD.
THAT THERE'S ONE LESS RAVING LUNATIC IN THE  WORLD....
THOUGH, I'M SURE SECURITY WILL BE HEIGHTENED TO CODE 'BLORANGE' OR SOMETHING, BUT TONIGHT I WILL REST JUST A BIT MORE SOUNDLY, WITH KARMA DOING IT'S JOB ;)

ATTIRE:
100% THRIFTED
ASKEW DRESS / HANDMADE
THERMAL TEE: SEARS / SOCKS: ? FLOWER BROOCH: GIFT
KITTY CAT: BITTY-BITTY :)
SHE'S BEEN EATING GRASS LIKE IT'S CRACK...
I AM TAKING THE ADVICE OF THE SWEET DESIREE AND TAKING A WEEK OR SO TO GET OUT OF TOWN. I WILL GET TO BE WITH MY MOM ON MOTHER'S DAY :)
( ACTUALLY ALL OF HER KIDS WILL BE THERE ! )
SHE IS DOING SO MUCH BETTER, AND WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO A FEW THRIFTING TRIPS WHILE I AM THERE. PLUS, THERE'S NOTHING LIKE FRESH COUNTRY AIR AND WILDERNESS TO REVIVE MYSELF. I AM STILL PACKING, BUT WILL BE GONE AROUND WEDNESDAY. ( I THINK THE INTERNET WILL SURVIVE WITHOUT ME FOR A FEW DAYS ;) SEE YA TOMORROW !   

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