Sunday Salon / Sunday Post – A Week in the Life of Dollycas – Weekly Rewind – New Arrivals


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informal week in review gathering place for bloggers.

It is also a place to share our thoughts about things of a bookish nature.
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SUNDAY POST The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by
Kimberly @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer
~ It’s a chance to share news~
A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received, and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.


A Week in the Life of Dollycas

Are you all ready for Christmas?

We will be gathering with Mr. Dollycas’s family on Christmas day but due to work schedules, we won’t be celebrating Christmas with our immediate family until January 7. So I don’t have to rush but I keep seeing the “perfect” gift for everyone. I saw a meme on Facebook that fit me to a tee, so I had to dress it up a little to use it here.

On Tuesday night, Daughter #2 and I had the joy of attending Natalie’s Christmas Concert. She looked so gorgeous my heart stopped for a second realizing how grown up she is. I am so proud of her. She and 4 of her friends talked their teacher into learning a special song on the xylophones so they could perform it at the concert and they did a wonderful job.

This time of year is always hard for anyone that has lost a loved one. Kris is always on my mind like I was hoping he was watching Natalie’s concert from heaven while we enjoyed it here on earth. Tuesday morning I woke up to see another famous person had taken their own life leaving behind a great family. My brain tells me they were in great pain that I wouldn’t understand but my heart breaks and gets angry for those like me and Natalie who are left behind to deal with the pain of them being gone. Stephen “tWitch” Boss was just 10 years older than Kris was when he made the decision to take his life. Like Kris, he had tons of family and friends that loved him and that wasn’t enough to keep either of them here. On social media, someone wrote:

It doesn’t matter that he “had it all” in most people’s eyes.
It didn’t matter that he had a beautiful family.
It didn’t matter that he was an influencer.
It didn’t matter that he was a millionaire.
It didn’t matter he had a beautiful home.
It didn’t matter how much love was in his home.
What looks good on the outside isn’t always good on the inside.
You might be everything that the world loves,
and all the things you no longer want to be at the same time.
You can’t see any of that when it gets dark.


I don’t think that anyone that takes their own life realizes the pain they leave behind. The pain has taken over rational thinking. They all seem to get to a place where believe the world will be better off without them. That the pain they are feeling is too dark and we can’t handle it or help them.

Mental health isn’t an exact science. You can’t see it on an X-ray. A blood test won’t diagnose it. Every person’s mental health is unique. But there is help, professionals, friends, and family.

So this Christmas reach out to your loved ones. They can be putting on an excellent front while inside they are breaking. Look at tWitch’s big smile. We always saw tWitch with a big smile. Now he is gone.

Also, please if you are in crisis or feel you are nearing a crisis, reach out to family, friends, and doctors. Life is not better off without you!!!! Dial 988 for help! Or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741-741.

How was your week?


Weekly Rewind – December 12 – 17, 2022

Monday – My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #50 – 2022

Tuesday – Sleuthing in Stilettos (A Resale Boutique Mystery) by Debra Sennefelder #Review / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday featuring Death Checked Out: A Larkspur Library Mystery by Leah Dobrinska #Review / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour

Thursday – Christmas in Newfoundland — Memories and Mysteries (A Sgt. Windflower Christmas Mystery) by Mike Martin #Review

Friday – #FlashbackFriday – Dead Even (A Mattie Winston Mystery) by Annelise Ryan #Review / #Giveaway @ryan_annelise

Saturday – The Case of the Parrot Loving Professor by Debbie De Louise #Spotlight / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour @Deblibrarian

These were all books I purchased this week from Amazon.
Engagingly Dead and Pressing Matters are just 99 cents.
Her Perfect Life is just $1.99.
And the 3 Detective Kate Rosetti Mysteries are free!
Get them quick before they go back up to the regular price!

Have a Merry Week!

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3 thoughts on “Sunday Salon / Sunday Post – A Week in the Life of Dollycas – Weekly Rewind – New Arrivals

  1. Your granddaughter is truly lovely…Your family celebration falls well within Christmas calendar, no fear…enjoy

  2. Natalie is beautiful. I know you are so proud of her.

    I volunteered for many years at a Suicide Hotline. The calls always picked up a lot during the holidays. Many people put on a happy face. Thank you for sharing suggestions for those who are despondent during this time.

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