Sunday, May 2, 2010

May 1, 2010

I feel sure, anyone with a TV, radio or computer knows about the rain, tornadoes, and storms that have plagued the MidSouth/South all weekend and still moving thru causing so much devastation and loss of life. :( I have stayed high and dry, however not everyone has been so fortunate.

My daughter lives approx. 100 miles further North, and they watched as the water kept rising until it reached their porch last night. They were among the fortunate ones, as it started going down at that point. She said they did not go to bed until almost daylight this morning, as they were afraid the water would come in the house - after they waded in "knee deep" water to retrieve some shoes that floated out of the carport.

I do know, there are a lot of fellow bloggers in "blogland" that live in the MidSouth/South that have already experienced these storms, and many more that are in the path of these storms. I think I heard earlier today, that a state of emergency has been declared in Jackson and surrounding area, due to flooding and crumbling roads, etc. Nashville, Franklin and outlying areas are being bombarded as I sit here typing. The flooding going on in Nashville right now is devastating. The rain/storms are headed NE, so anyone in their path - please take cover. If you believe in the power of prayer, I feel sure the many victims of these storms/flooding would appreciate your prayers.

Lets just say, I spent a lot of time "taking cover " in the bathroom this weekend. The sun is shining here now as I type and they are saying we are "out of the woods" this go around, and suppose to have nice weather the next several days.
Dab of This and That:
I took this picture of my courtyard about 1 1/2 weeks ago - sure does not look like that now! But the predicted sunshine should take care of that, except for the azaleas as most of the blooms were stripped off from the heavy rains. Waiting till things dry up a bit, before I go out to clean up the storm debris. I am not complaining, I feel fortunate that is the only cleanup I have to do from the storms.
So - What did I do when not huddled in the bathroom and praying? Looked at paint charts as I hope to get some painting done in a couple of weeks, finished up a couple of jewelry projects and things such as that.

Hope everyone has a great week.
Glenda

19 comments:

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Glenda, glad you are dry! WOW! I just can't believe the devastation on the news. All parts of Nashville and Franklin are flooded. In Bellevue, a suburb of Nashville, the water is up over the windows of the houses. They are going in boats from house to house to get them out! It reminds me of Katrina. Just awful!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Glenda, I hope these storms and tornado sirens are over with for awhile. Glad you stayed dry. laurie

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

That's scary! I just was reading about the devasting storms. Glad to hear your daughter is ok. And your courtyard is really lovely, what a good job you've done with it.
Stay safe,
Cindy

The Tattered Cottage said...

Hi Glenda -
So happy to hear that you and your daughter made it through the storm ok. Prayers to those who were not so fortunate. Your courtyard photos are lovely, beautiful flowers :) I agree about the Papa Murphy pizza...it's one of my favorites.
Toni

Ann said...

Glad you got through the storms. I love your courtyard. Looks so pretty. and that pizza looks soooooo good

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

We are about 4 1/2 hours north of Nashville, and it is one of our favorite places to visit. It has been heartbreaking to watch places that we have been on the news the past couple of days. So sad.

xinex said...

So sorry about the storms in your area. Hope they don't get worse but I am glad you are staying dry. Your courtyard is very pretty. We've had tornado warnings here too but luckily none of them had touched down here. Thanks for the bday greetings...Christine

Cass @ That Old House said...

I almost can't bear to watch the pictures of the flooding in the south -- we lived for 21 years along a river, and experienced some of this; it's heartbreaking and frightening. My prayers and best wishes are with all in the path of the relentless water.

BTW I would ALWAYS choose pizza over paint, any day.

Stay dry!
Cass

Sandy said...

Thanks for stopping by and your kind comments. Everytime I watch the news, I think of all those who are getting the flood waters. I also know what its like to spend time in the bathroom, waiting for the storms to pass. My prayers are with everyone going through this. That pizza looks wonderful.
Sandy

kim said...

Oh, how frightening to have to run for cover over and over. Are you in Tennessee, too? I am glad that rain is gone now. Son's basement flooded, but other than that all are o.k. I did not even know how bad the weather was there until he called us wanting to talk to his dad. Can't wait to see what you are painting. I am painting a piece of furniture today. Have a good one.

mustard seeds said...

Glad you fared well. Our house must have been struck by lightning early Sunday morning. I just had the cable guy out to fix the cable and internet. The cable was "fried". Now we need to get the phone guy out here. The phones on one end of the house don't work either. My cousin in Franklin is one of the more fortunate. She just had water standing in her yard, but she says all the roads are still closed. Did you see the Wolf River today-very swollen from all the drainage. Take care, and stay dry. Isn't the weather beautiful now?
Sheila

Debbie said...

Glenda the main thing is that you are OK.....Your garden and deck area will all recover in time. That pizza sure looked good. Stay safe and dry.

debbie said...

DEAR GLENDA,
JUST WANTED TO STOP BY AND GIVE YOU A HUG AND SEE IF YOU WERE SAFE. I AM SO GLAD YOUR DAUGHTER IS SAFE ALSO...HER TULIP TREE IS GORGEOUS. I THINK THEY ARE A BEAUTIFUL TREE. OURS ALSO BLOOMS IN THE FALL...DOES HER TREE?
SO MANY PEOPLE ARE LIFTING ALL THESE FLOODED AREAS AND LOSS OF LIFE IN PRAYER.
YOUR COURT YARD IS STUNNING...I LOVE IT VERY MUCH...WHAT A GORGEOUS JOB YOU HAVE DONE.
ANGEL HUGS
DEBBIE

Kim said...

It is so sad to hear what is happening down there. I just keep praying that God will send some much needed sunshine. Thanks for the update Glenda.
That pizza sure looks yummy! Don't forget to save me a slice!
xoxo,
Kim

Monica@The White Bench said...

Glad you're OK, Glenda! Your yard is/was amazingly beautiful. And that pizza, despite my genuine Italian taste... I'd try it!
Monicax.

Meli said...

Glenda, I hope that you are OK by now!!! Your yard is so lovely with all those flowers and the colors are so so lovely!!!
Take care!!!
Warm regards,
Meli

Manuela@TPOH said...

We got it on Monday. It' wasn't as bad as last September's floods but still bad enough.

That pizza looks delish!

Take care,

Manuela

PAT said...

Hi Glenda
I'm trying to catch up, today. I've thought about beautiful Tennessee all week. Can't watch the news without tears. I love that state, so much!

Sue said...

There has been so much devastation and ruin due to Mother Nature and recovery will take much time. I'm glad you didn't endure horrific damage from the rainstorms. I love Papa Murphy's pizza but haven't tried this variety. Yet....
Take care. Sue