Week in Review: Week 98

Well, THAT was an exciting week! Ha ha, just kidding. I’ve barely left the apartment since New Year’s Day. I had some sort of evil stomachey thing for two days and then we had SUPER SNOW BOMBOGENISIS so two snow days from work…and then the weekend! I HAVE to go out this morning because I’m out of everything…and to make sure the winds didn’t re-snow the car in since being shoveled out on Thursday. So, I’ve just been a hermit recluse, which is really my favorite way to be anyway (yes, I am my mother). But I really needed that. Tomorrow will be back to the real world.

So we start off with some pics from 2017 – the top nine pictures from my two Instagram accounts – the first is Fashion Schlub, the second is Bettye Rainwater Photography, in case you were interested in following.

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I started off the new year with a nice day in Brooklyn with a friend. Breakfast at Egg, then driving around a bit in the bitter cold just seeing the sights. That’s one of my favorite things to do.

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Then the snow came. I know this doesn’t look like much but I don’t usually have snow on my little porch atย all. It was mad windy, yo. It just occurred to me I should find a new place to hide my spare key (I’m notorious for locking myself out) because right now it’s buried under a ton of snow. Oh gosh, I hope I didn’t just jinx myself.

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The puppies were not concerned about the snow in the least. I’ve been dog-sitting this week so have many puppies.

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Since it has been so bitterly cold they only go out for a few minutes at a time.

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But I love the snow. I love the quiet when it’s falling. I love that it covers everything up at a time when things are brown and bare. I love that it slows down the world. And traps you inside. I *really* love snow days (ha ha). In Bettyeland it would snow heavily right at Christmas and the ground wouldn’t be seen again until the crocuses start to bloom in March/April.

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And at the end of this week I had the surprise of being mentioned in a Ravishly feature on plus-size fashion in the workplace. That was kinda cool!

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So that was my quiet week – just me and the puppies and the snow. Real life will start barging in today when the vet comes to check on Caleb…and I have to lug cardboard and online shopping returns out to my car…and grocery shop and pick out outfits for the week…and blah blah blah. Real life. Am grateful for my little respite from it.

And on we go….

 

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11 thoughts on “Week in Review: Week 98

  1. Oh Wow! Can I say, โ€œI knew her whenโ€. I read the article and looked at the pictures twice and I can say with no hesitation that you are the best looking one on the page!!!

    Your snow is pretty, but Iโ€™m sure glad itโ€™s not here.

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  2. I love your top nine posts. They show so much personality and great fashion sense. I feel you with the cold. Freezing! I am so glad to be in manhattan where I can run out to get the little things I need, irrespective of weather.
    I adored seeing the special photos, too. Very beautiful and unique images. Evocative!
    Happy 2018,
    May we get out of th house soon!
    โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ
    Elle
    https://theellediaries.com/

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    1. Yes! I loved when I was living in Brooklyn and no matter what the weather I could get out and walk to the corner bodega or the hardware store for a new shovel or the pizza place…and I just loved the look of the snow on the urban landscape. Don’t get me wrong, it’s lovely where I am now and when it snows I feel like I live in a Winter Wonderland or snowglobe or something…but it’s just…different.

      And today is back to work.

      Enjoy your week!

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