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.


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.



Then the snow came. I know this doesn’t look like much but I don’t usually have snow on my little porch at 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.


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


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


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.


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!


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….



Week in Review: Week 86

After my week of feeling cranky, then my week of getting out Every Damn Day…the pendulum swung back to the middle this week and I just had a nice quiet week and enjoyed it.

Peeking. Always peeking.


This is what I’m currently reading. It hasn’t really grabbed me yet but I read so many good reviews on it that I’m trying to stick it out. I never read “The Jane Austen Book Club.”


I puppy-sat a couple days this week.



Last show of summer…


First show of fall.


This lil guy found a warm spot in the sun.


I came home Friday to a leafless tree.


And now it’s weekend. Continuing to feel a little better every week. Taking it easy today, tomorrow I hopefully have plans with friends. And you??

Bettye xoxo