Here Kitty Kitty Kitty

Here Kitty Kitty Kitty

I’ve talked about my dogs in the past, but I’ve not talked about my cats, at least that I can remember. I have two cats, they don’t live with me in the house, but they have a very comfortable home in the barn. They’re not the traditional barn cat that most people probably think barn cats are, fairly wild and just live on what they can scrounge. Mine are well fed and cared for, since they didn’t ask to be here. They’re both ‘drop offs’. That’s what I call them, anyway. I live in an area that’s fairly close to a major center and a fairly busy park, so in the fall, when everyone is sick of the spring kitten they thought they wanted, they drive out into the country and find a farm to drop it off at. They assume that the cat will find a new home, just by walking in the yard and saying, ‘hey, how are ya…mind if I hang out awhile?’. This isn’t the case! The cat is terrified and wild, and maybe it was a pet in it’s previous home, but it’s no longer there. I see them shoot out of the barn like a bullet when they’ve come to find food and I may get a look at it’s colour, but that’s about it. I get at least one drop off a year and sometimes I can save them, and sometimes I can’t. I got Hazel about 7 years ago, she came to me as an older spayed female, she was wild, very wild and it took a winter of her hiding in the barn before she finally came to me and let me touch her. I think she’d be happier in the house, but she has adapted well to the barn life. Bob came to me about 4 years ago, he was a young and skinny tom cat, who was half tame but not trusting at all. It took that whole winter to get so I could touch him, and finally when he starts to think I’m really great, I had him neutered! He hasn’t held a grudge about that, I don’t think. 🙂 This years drop off came to me a little earlier than usual. He’s a small young male cat, all black with huge golden eyes, and peers at me while I walk past him around the yard. He used to run from me, but I’ve been leaving food for him so he’s now a little bit trusting, although I haven’t touched him yet. He’ll come around! The gist of this whole thing is…..please….please…when you get a pet and find you can’t care for it or don’t want to, don’t drop it off at a strangers home! Make a responsible choice and re-home it, or put it up for adoption…..because leaving it at someone’s farm and hoping they take it in isn’t the answer. Believe me!

I’m all dressed up for an afternoon of shopping here, but I take a minute to visit the furry bundles that have invaded my home. I want to bring your attention to the ‘Cosette Heels’ from Ingenue. These heels come in 16 bright and eye catching colours and the lacing down the front makes a nice accent to the little peep toes. They fit the high SLink and Maitreya feet and are available at the current round of The Arcade Gacha Event, which runs until the end of the month. And don’t forget about the reward gift!! The ‘Cosette heels’ come in a gorgeous floral design delivered free to you after playing 25 times on the machine! They’re exclusive and will be retired after the event is over. Get playing!

It’s early fall here and it’s getting to be sweater weather! So the ‘Passport Sweater’ from Tres Blah has been released just in time! It comes in ten colours, and I have to add that Tres Blah colours are to die for! It’s Maitreya, SLink and Belleza mesh body compatible and TB clothes always fit like a glove! The ‘Passport Sweater’ is available now at Collabor88.

The ‘Lily’ hair is from Mina Hair. I love this asymmetrical bob that can’t decide if it’s fun and flirty or all business! It’s available now at ~uber~.

Also at Collabor88 is the ‘Cabo San Lucas Leather and Shell’ necklace from Maxi Gossamer Jewelery. It’s colour change via drop down menu and includes 4 leathers, 9 mother of pearl shell colours, and gold or silver options.

The ‘Leather Skinny Pants’ are from Maitreya. The fit and the optional longer pant leg are perfect!

As usual, I’m wearing the ‘Luna’ skin in ‘meil’ tone from Avada on the ‘Lilo’ bento mesh head from Catwa, the Lara mesh body from Maitreya and the high feet from SLink.

This pose is a single pose from M I L A.POSES, it’s number 82.

These pesky kitties are from the ‘Witty Cats’ gacha set from Mutresse.

The ‘Vintage Big Broadcast Radio, RARE’ is from the Vintage Radio gacha set from KraftWork. Each radio in this set has two versions, one is scripted to be used as a radio and one is decor only.

The ‘Cat’ sculpture is from the ‘Catz’ gacha set from Silas Merlin. I have some of his paintings and sculptures displayed at my home and they’re incredible! You can find his work at The Silas Gallery on New Babbage.

The ‘Vintage Frame, Lemonade’ is from tarte, the crate it sits on is the previous packaging from Pilot, the books in front of the crate are from a gacha set from aisling, The ‘Morrison Cushion Pile’ is from a gacha at junk., the ‘Potted Palm’ is from dust bunny, and the chair with pillows and blankets on it are from the ‘Black Roof Brick House’ gacha set from HAIKEI.

My home is the ‘JAC Boat Shack’ from Redgrave.

The Story of My Life

The Story of My Life

My story isn’t anything special, there’s no explosions or tender love stories. It’s not been like a Nicholas Sparks book, or a Stephen King novel either! It’s not been a fairy tale or anything like a true crime story. But, it’s mine……it’s my work in progress, my unfinished novel that hopefully takes many more years to complete. If each day of my life is a page in my novel, I have a few chapters done and included some footnotes to make it a little easier to follow. Maybe I should include a chronology of events so at least I can keep track, because over time it all kind of ends up in a jumbled mess. Luckily I have a few major events in my life that I can refer to reminiscing, and those chapters I’ll never forget. If my book is going to be made into a TV series those chapters would be the end of season cliffhangers, for sure. Everyone has a story and it’s not up to us to judge a person by what chapter we enter their lives at. I know I’ve had a few chapters that I’m sure most people would want to avoid. But, we all have those, and it’s times like that that the really good friends stick with us, and hopefully continue to! You know what they say about friends, the true friend is someone who knows all about you, but likes you anyway! At this point in my life I look back and know I’ve loved, cared, and shown compassion, I’ve learned and grown as a person, and I came through the bad times stronger. No chapter of my life has been in vain, it’s all happened for a reason. I don’t know what’ll happen in the remainder of my book, but I hope it has a happy ending.

OK……first off….the incredible new pose/prop set from Le Poppycock! This time of year I always look forward to the cooler weather so I can stay indoors and do some reading, and this set has completely put me in the mood for it! The ‘Book Lovers’ A & B’ pose/prop sets are incredibly well thought out. They have unique and interesting poses along with books and cats…who doesn’t want that? The books are texture change depending on what you feel like reading, today it’s a pulp fiction story about a nurse and her patient, hmmmm. *raises eyebrow* But anyway, there’s two books to choose from, both with multiple titles to choose from, and the cats are also colour change. I’ve always loved an orange or calico cat. This pose/prop set is available now at The Liaison Collaborative, which runs until the end of the month. Oh, btw, for anyone who loves books and reading the theme for this round is ‘Literary-ly Inspired’ so it’s a book lovers dream!

Also at The Liaison Collaborative is something every book lover needs! The ‘Bitterwood Bookshelf and Lamp’ are exclusive to TLC from Raindale and they both add a nice woodsy feel to a cabin or house. The bookshelf is loaded with books and the lamp’s shelf has some too, but the set does include a book free lamp, if you need somewhere to put your tea or coffee. Also from Raindale is the stack of 3 books in front of me, which is from the ‘Larimer Set’ and the ‘stack of books to the right, which is from the ‘Mauner Set’.

The chair, which has a huge stack of books beside it, and the little wagon with books in it are both from the ‘Storyteller’s Burrow’ gacha set from 8f8.

The house plants and the ‘Toasty Space Heater’ are both from {what next}.

The books to the left are the books from the ‘Bric-a-Brac Desk’ gacha set from aisling.

The award above the chair was given to me by a friend and I display it prominently at home to remind me! It’s the ‘Star of Fame/Best Photographer’ award from the ‘Star of Fame’ gacha set from Commoner. Thanks so much, Elle!

The carpet is the rug from the ‘Dark Oak’ gacha set from Bee Designs.

And last but definitely not least, is my cup of tea. It’s from the ‘hard to find vol.2’ set in mint, from keke. This cute set includes a bowl of lemons, with stacked bowls and also a full cup, a turned over cup, cream and sugar, and stacked cups.

And as for my outfit! The ‘Lazy Sweatshirt, Toronto, is from Stories&Co. by Flowey, the ‘Scrunched Sweats’ are from Tres Blah, the ‘SAYAKA’ hair is from Argrace, and ‘The Countess’ glasses are from Earthstones. As always, the ‘Luna’ skin in’miel’ tone is from Avada, on the ‘Lilo’ bento mesh head from Catwa, the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya, and the flat feet from SLink.

Acrophobia

Acrophobia

I don’t have many phobias…….but this is one that I do have. I’ve had fear of heights all my life and it’s a funny thing. I can visualize not being afraid…I can run it through my mind that nothing will happen to me…but once I get past the first step on a ladder all bets are off! I’m either afraid I’m going to fall or afraid I’m going to jump! It makes no sense…because I’m holding on for dear life and usually if I did fall, the only thing that would happen is I’d end up standing on the ground 2 feet below. I’ve pushed my limits of this fear in the past. I climbed the silo we had on the farm…and it was 75′ straight up…..I didn’t see much while doing that…going up…..standing up there…or going down. I felt the breeze on my face while I squeezed my eyes shut and prayed a lot! I’ve been in a hot air balloon a few times. I was OK up there if I didn’t think too much about it. The fact that I stood on the plywood floor of a wicker basket with nothing keeping me up there except nylon and hot air had to be far from my mind, if I was to enjoy the trip! The small issue of the ten foot flame shooting high into the nylon was another issue I had. Oh…btw…who in the h*ll invented that? You take a tank of propane..light it on fire, then put a huge nylon balloon around it and stick a wicker basket below…….and then….get in and go a mile up in the air, drifting over God knows where! Now that I think of it….that’s just crazy!!

Today I’m high up on the windmill at the beautiful Nevada-esque sim ‘Mother Road‘. There’s lots of new stuff going on at the sim, with the expansion and all. Who doesn’t want more desert in their life?

I’ve made the climb while wearing the upcoming Monthly Midnight Madness outfit that’s going to be available at Slipper Originals this coming Friday night and going on into Saturday morning. The ‘Sannie Top’ will be free to the first 1500 who slap that board starting Friday midnight to Saturday noon. And then, from noon Saturday to midnight the ‘Sannie Shorts’ will be free to the first 1500. Optional add on HUDs will be available for a very low price. So, don’t forget about Monthly Midnight Madness…it only happens once a month!

It’s not a really close look at the ‘Betsy Sandals’ from NX-Nardcotix, but with the big happy bow and the unique strap down the foot, they really stand out! They come in eight colours and fit the SLink, Maitreya, and Belleza flat feet.

The MAYU hair is a nice breezy hair from Argrace.

You can see I’m wearing a necklace, but that’s about it. It’s the ‘Sequoia, medium Necklace’ from EMPYREAN Forge and available at the current round of FaMESHeD.

The whole start of my beautiful self is the ‘Luna’ skin in ‘miel’ tone from Avada, on the ‘Lilo’ bento mesh head from Catwa, the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya and the flat feet from SLink.

This is the ‘Breathe Me Back to Life’ unisex pose from :LW: Poses. It’s an individual pose that includes the pose with mirror and pose balls for easy posing.

The Book I’ll Never Write

The Book I'll Never Write

Only after swirling down into oblivion, to finally hit the very bottom, did I realize how long and arduous the trip down was. I’d been hurtling through a wasteland called my life, longing to find happiness but not knowing what ‘happiness’ even looked like. How does one ‘find’ happiness? I thought if I was prettier, or thinner, or smarter then I’d find that little piece of heaven called happiness. Sure, I had times that I was very convincing in acting happy. I smiled and laughed and I could be the life of the party but it would take every once of mental energy I had to get through any kind of social setting. After, I’d go home, bury my face in a pillow and cry myself to sleep. How many nights did I do that….I have no idea….it was during those times that I knew deep down that, 1)I couldn’t go on like this, and 2)I knew I didn’t want to. Thankfully, I had no idea how much longer I’d be living in this inner hell. If I’d known, it would have been the end of me.

I’m sure if I was to write a book it would start something like that. It wouldn’t be a story to take on vacation for some reading while on the beach. No, my book would be one that you’d make a cup of tea and sit under a dim lamp reading long into the night. It would leave you unsettled but you’d want to find out what happens. At this point I’d like to know what happens next! 😀

Anyway, here’s all the info that’s fit to write! Starting with a new release from [BAD HAIR DAY]! YAY…I love new releases at the best of times and when it’s hair it’s extra exciting! So, [BAD] has released the ‘Krayr’ hair, it’s unisex and unrigged, which makes it perfect for me! If you haven’t checked out [BAD]’s colour palette I urge you to. It’s huge and each hair has two layers to colour independently which results in some fantastic combinations. Each colour pack has 24 textures, so once you start mixing and matching the layers theres a huge amount of options. As usual I couldn’t resist the Blacks and Whites pack.

The rest of me is a very good look at my back, so there’s not great detail, but you can see a bit of each item. My top is the Hara VNeck Top from Addams. I have the fatpack, which is HUGE and then went with the white, which goes with everything.

you can only see the back of the ‘Sequoia Necklace, short from EMPYREAN FORGE, unfortunately, but it’s part of a cute set of necklaces which is at the current round of FaMESHeD. The three part set is sold separately and includes long, medium, and short and they’re HUD driven with a nice colour selection.

I know…it’s only the waistband you can see of the ‘Jane Boyfriend’ Jeans from !APHORISM!. They’re also at FaMESHeD, they come in six regular and six worn textures, and the fatpack includes all twelve colours, optional belt, and a cuff option.

I’m using the ‘shaved long’ hair base from Dura Hair.

Today I’m wearing the ‘Luna’ skin in ‘miel’ tone from Avada, on the ‘Lilo’ bento mesh head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

I found this pose among a large pose set from CARNIOLA Poses on Market Place. It’s from the ‘Autumn Model Set’ and it includes 14 poses plus their mirrors and also pose balls.

I made a visit to Hazardous for this picture. I haven’t been there in awhile and it was very calming to my soul! 😀

It’s Labour Day

It's Labour Day

It’s unofficially official, it’s the end of summer today! Summer’s such a short season, it starts on the long weekend in May, which for us Canucks is called Victoria Day and ends on the first weekend in September, which is Labour Day. When I was younger it seemed that the summer was endless. But, as I’ve gotten older, time has sped up and this summer seemed to pass overnight. It just seems like yesterday was the end of April and I was planning the coming growing season, and here we are, already Labour Day and the weather forecast has a risk of frost here. I won’t be surprised if it does freeze, it’s not like this is early, our average first frost in this area is September 7, so we’re close to average. So, after a summer busy with all of the summer work I can now relax a little, and begin the fall work. It’s just as busy, but with winter getting closer, time is of the essence!

I hope everyone’s having a great long weekend, I’ve had a quiet one, which is just the way I like it. And now, on with the show.

I’m lounging on my deck today, and it was the perfect place to strike a pose! The pose here is from the ‘Steve’ set of bento poses from Animosity. The set has has 5 poses plus their mirrors and also a couple with 2 versions. It’s a very nice variety for the guy that’s in deep thought or at least pretending to be. 😀 Animosity has been releasing some incredible men’s poses, but you know me with poses…men’s…women’s…it doesn’t matter to me……I love them all!

I’m wearing the ‘Tess’ Romper from /erratic/ here. It’s exclusively for the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya and comes in a plethora of colours and prints, plus a fatpack. I chose the ‘camo’! It’s available now at the current round of ~uber~.

The ‘Pepper’ hair is one of my faves from [KoKoLoReS].

As per usual, I’m wearing the ‘Luna’ skin in ‘vivante’ tone from Avada, on the ‘Lilo’ bento mesh head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya. I’ve added a touch of shadow from the ‘Sydney’ Catwa appliers from Le Boheme.

And as for my surroundings, you ask? Well, the ‘Maple Leaf’ flag, which I proudly display in my home, is from 7 Emporium. The two ‘Reiley Net Chairs’ are from Trompe Loeil. The ‘Sunflower Pitcher’ from {what next} helps to create the autumn atmosphere. The small coffee table is from the ‘Storyteller’s Burrow’ gacha set from 8f8. And the two cups of Latte are from a gacha set from Standby, for which I couldn’t find a land mark, I’m not sure if they’ve gone, but I couldn’t find them.