Week in Review: Week 101

Week One Hundred One. Seems sort of anti-climactic. Oh well. I have another big landmark coming up soon. Landmark? Is that the right word? That doesn’t sound quite right. I feel like I struggle with words lately. Words (or phrases) I know I KNOW, I just can’t retrieve them. Then there was the night I couldn’t remember how to turn the lights on in my car. That was a little alarming. There was something else just this past week…maybe with the computer at work…but I can’t remember what it was. Ironic. Ha ha. But not so funny when it’s happening to you.

ANYWAY, let’s see if I CAN remember something from this past week. I was definitely in a funk. I just needed a little break from the world. Of course, sometimes I just confuse that with “I’m reading a really good book and I don’t want to do anything else, just read the book.” And I had two of those in a row, so…that might be part of it. And I was tired. So who knows. But I needed to snap out of it cuz life. My trip is in less than 2 weeks and I’ve got stuff to do for that, and get things ready here for during my absence. So. Let’s get on with it.

Went back to the arboretum for a Valentine’s Day photo shoot.

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A hair update. I’m going to go to the salon before my trip to get a little neatening shave around the back of my neck and maybe around my ears, not sure. It’s so grey!


Will also take the wig. I finally couldn’t stand it anymore and trimmed into the bangs a bit yesterday and it’s SO much better…but I need a more skilled hand to do more than what I did and to trim the back up a lot. The ends have gotten so broken from brushing out rats’ nests. It tangles SO easily. It’s really not a recommended thing to do. If I ever needed one again I would really push for human hair or a much better quality one than this. But the bangs help 🙂


This is one of the sights from my town. These four 600′ tall red and white smoke stacks are part of a natural gas and conventional oil electric power generating plant and can be seen from as far away as Connecticut. This area is very hilly, and when you’re up high the stacks can usually be spotted.


This is a throwback to the days when Caleb could run…and man did he love bounding through the snow!


I spotted these figures a couple weeks back. I don’t know if they’ve always been there and I just never noticed them before (??) or if those people said, “gee it looks bland out there without the holiday decorations, let’s put up some characters from the Wizard of Oz??” (as one does).


Saw this on Instagram and thought YEP.


That was really it.

Oh, the books I was reading were Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand, which is so not my usual kind of book, but she can really tell a story! And One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid, which was a light read with an interesting premise. Also well-told. I will definitely read more from both authors. And interesting, now that I’m looking at and thinking about both books at the same time – they both had a similar premise, that I hadn’t realized at the time. But you’ll have to read them to know what that is!


And now it’s time to work on my blog post for Tuesday – one week off was enough – and then go horizontal for a Sunday afternoon movie. Ooh, speaking of movies, I’ve seen some good ones recently. “The Zookeeper’s Wife,” which is currently on HBO, but you can watch the trailer on Amazon here. And “Frantz,” which is free on Amazon Prime and you can see the trailer here. Not sure what I’ll watch this afternoon but if I like it I’ll share with you next week!

Last week of January ahead!


13 thoughts on “Week in Review: Week 101

  1. I think you’re looking for the word “milestone”. I couldn’t remember where the ? key was on the keyboard one day this week and had to look for it. Also, I couldn’t remember what 6×4 was so added them up by hand! Erg! I blame menopause — the ultimate betrayal! I read your last post about giving in to the funk and wasn’t sure how to comment. I’ve never heard nor thought about giving into it. Usually we’re told to fight it and distract from it. Maybe you’re onto something. I don’t know b/c sometimes people can’t pull themselves out. But, it was an absolutely beautiful sunny day here and warm and I’m going to NC on the 9th probably about the same time you’re heading out. Counting down the days……..


    1. My “enter” finger slipped and I responded too soon! I was saying re The Funk, yeah. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with giving yourself a couple-days-long little pity party before getting on with it all again. And yes, we’re both headed out about the same time – I leave on Feb 10. Maybe we’ll pass one another in the sky and wave 🙂

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  2. I hope your trip will be amazing! And your wig is incredible, I honestly couldn’t tell it was one when I first came across your blog.. and that arboretum is a stunning site for a shoot ❤

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