Week in Review: Week 96

Happy Holidays! We’re in the thick of it now and I’m just getting caught up. I’ve been busy with work, blogging, vlogmassing, christmassing and visiting with my daughter who’s home for a couple weeks…and I crashed towards the end of the week. Just hit the wall, couldn’t vlogmas, couldn’t stay awake past 8pm. But I gave myself the 2 nights off and now I’m back.

The week started off with back-to-back Christmassy photo shoots here in town.

Then my daughter and I headed out to get our Christmas tree. She was starting to not feel well so was pleased that I was happy with the first tree we looked at. We got it home and struggled a bit to get it right in the stand. And the next morning I got up to this…


In all my life, I have never had a tree tip over. I’m just so grateful it happened before I’d put the ornaments on. I’d be so so upset to lose a lifetime’s worth of ornaments…many which belonged to my parents before me. Anyway, that night a handy friend came over and got it straightened in the stand and attached to the wall.

And THEN I decorated it.


And let it never be said that I only show “the highlight reel” of my life…when I got home from work that afternoon, Caleb was not in his usual sleeping spot. I noticed the bathroom door was shut and realized he’d gotten himself shut in. I tried to push the door open but he was so soundly asleep against it that the door (and he) wouldn’t budge. But the smell!!! He finally woke up and got out of the way of the door…and this is what else was behind the door…


It was BRUTAL.  He had shut himself in, pooped, then in his uncomfortable, painful movement, walked in circles…again and again and again, mushing and tracking the poop EVERYWHERE. It was a good hour of cleaning to get it (and him) sorted out.

Now I close the bathroom door every day before I leave for work.

The next afternoon, in the complete opposite vein from poop mess, I had a facial for the first time ever. There’s a blog post coming about that soon so you can read all about that lovely experience then.


In the meantime, this past week was Secret Santa Week at work and everyday we were all finding little goodies in our mailboxes. I had the best Secret Santa who brought me my favorite candies, darling Hello Kitty and Pusheen items, a lovely frame and more.

Ugly Christmas Sweater Day at work.


Oh yeah. Janey helped me decorate the tree. As cats do.


Had dinner one night with Katie and loved these red and white lighted up trees.


Got a second wind and did a little shopping this rainy morning in town and THINK I am all done now.


Got some stocking stuffers in here I’m hoping my daughter will like.


And some goodies in here I know *I* will like.


And my weekly hair update: I have some!


This is my last blog post before Christmas, so everyone enjoy their friends and families and traditions at this holiday time…and see ya soon!

xoxo Bettye





7 thoughts on “Week in Review: Week 96

  1. Have a wonderful Christmas and New Years Bettye! I can’t wait to see you in short hair! I think it will be striking! Enjoy your daughter and your beautiful upright tree but don’t over-do it –we’ve seen enough hospital posts! Please take pictures of what you bought from that bakery though! My mouth is watering over that chocolate one! Bring on 2018!

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  2. Love this one! I have been there with the dog-shutting-self-in-bathroom. My little bathroom has no window so very dark and he scratched the crap out of the door frame trying to get out. And, oh yeah, poop too! You definitely learn to shut the door every morning! Love the photo of your tree; it all turned out perfectly in the end! Merry Christmas, Bettye!!

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