Del May

Cold, Cold Hands

The old saying is ‘cold hands, warm heart’, but I have no idea if it’s true or not. I like to think that regardless of the temperature of my hands, my heart is warm. I don’t think how the body works has anything to do with personality traits, it would be more accurate if the saying was, ‘cold hands, poor circulation’, or something like that. If you want to know if someone has a warm heart, just look in their eyes, the eyes can tell you what you need to know. But, it’s not about looking at the eyes themselves, it’s seeing what’s behind them. To say someone has blue or brown eyes means nothing, it’s how much love is in them, or how much hate, anger, or indifference. Does the persons eyes smile when the lips do, or do they remain cold or dead. But, back to the cold hands that I mentioned earlier, I don’t know what the weather is like where you are, but here it’s impossible to not have cold hands, or feet, or any other part of ones anatomy! Because here, it’s not just your a** that’s going to freeze off, it’s everything. It’s noon right now and I’m sitting in the mid day sunshine, which is very nice, but the sun hides the true day. It’s a balmy -27°C outside right now with a light breeze which makes it feel like -37°C, which isn’t terrible, heck it’s warmed up quite a bit from early this morning. When I got out of bed it was -34°C with a breeze making it feel like -45°C! That is the kind of cold that can take your breath away, literally! FYI, the weather forecast for this area is this kind of cold for the foreseeable future, niiiice! 😛

I went to a few snowy sims looking for a place to take a picture and I decided on BinemustSnow at the Binemust sim.

Since I’m out in the cold, I’m dressed for the weather, kind of. I donned my ‘Puff Jacket Set’ from fame femme. The high neck and long sleeves do help against the cold, but that little gap on the midriff sends chills right through me.

I got into the new round of ~uber~ and grabbed the ‘Swear Lexi Engineer Boots’ from Lapointe & Bastchild! The texturing is top notch with a huge HUD with lots of options, including worn or clean boots and socks that can be worn or not. They fit perfectly over the ‘Swear Aspen Leggings’, also from L&B.

The boots work perfectly with the ‘Kaylah Jeans’ from Just Because, too!

My hair is ‘Pepper, naturals’ from [KoKoLoReS]. I love the shorts styles!

This picture is doctored a little bit so the skin isn’t accurately portrayed here, but it’s the ‘Raine’ skin in ‘miel’ tone from Avada, on the ‘Lilo’ bento head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

This is the ‘Mhm’ pose from Del May.

Not All Anniversary's Are Happy

On this night many years ago I felt a cold coming on, I watched a bit of TV while sipping a NeoCitron, then went to bed to try to sleep it off. Little did I know that I’d wake up about 5 hours later, at 1 in the morning, smelling a strong acrid smoke so thick I could barely see across the room. But, that is what happened, my eyes were burning as I jumped from my bed trying to yell but having no voice from breathing in the smoke and fumes. I finally manage a strangled yell of ‘fire’ in order to awaken my parents. As we rushed down the stairs, a bright glow from the living room greets us and the smoke worsens, it’s pitch black in the rest of the house and we begin coughing. I hear things breaking and Mum and Dad trying to get the fire extinguisher and some water to dampen the flames, as I run to the front door, grab a pair of shoes to prop the door open with. I run outside into a raging blizzard, the snow just about up to my knees, but I don’t notice I have no shoes on and I’m wearing only a nightie. I get to the garage and get the car out……Mum and Dad come running out onto the step, and I’m sure my look of panic and fear is much like what I’m seeing on their faces. The house I had lived in for most of my life at that point burned to the ground that night, when the volunteer fire department is 10 miles away and there’s 0 visibility in snow and blowing snow, it’s inevitable that it’s not going to end well. On the morning of December 23 of that year, the list of everything that I owned was 1 nightie and 1 pair of panties, but we were safe, and that was all that mattered. Mum and Dad didn’t fare any better in saving anything of theirs Dad and a neighbour had managed to save a few Christmas gifts that were beside the back door, but they smelled so badly of smoke they couldn’t be used, and really all they did was remind us of what we had lost. I still feel panic deep in me when I think of that night, and every year the anniversary comes around and I find it hard to not think of it. It bothers me, and probably always will. I think about what the outcome would have been if I hadn’t woken up. But, I guess it wasn’t our time…..so here we are, another year behind us, and another December 22 to bring it all back.

I’m having a quiet evening at home alone, it’s snowing a little outside, but I’m going to have a hot shower and make a cup of tea to relax and try to think of happy thoughts. This picture depicts my feelings today, and I guess what I want to say is, no matter what you have going on in your life, remember to tell the people you love how much they mean to you, because things can happen in the blink of an eye and the world as you know it can change beyond belief.

I’m using the ‘Becoming Nothing’ pose from Del May, here. I love the emotions this pose has!

I’m wearing the Tank and Hipster panties from Maitreya here. Along with the ‘Mayu’ hair from Argrace. As always, my skin is ‘Raine’ in ‘miel’ tone from Avada on the ‘Lilo’ bento head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

Music is the Voice of the Soul

The fact that I can’t create my own music doesn’t mean that I don’t feel it or allow it to speak for me. When someone shares a song or song lyrics with me I feel it gives me a bit deeper look at what’s inside that person. I think if they’ve used a certain song to speak for them, they feel that it says what they want to say. A lot of songs can be interpreted differently, but it’s all about knowing the person and what they would feel a song is saying. I’m not sure if sharing an angry song with someone is really going to convey your feelings if you’re mad at them, but it’s worth a try! But when it comes to love and caring and telling someone they mean the world to you, you can’t go wrong with the right song. There’s something about music that will always make people close, so if you’re having trouble saying the words you want someone to hear from you, find a song that says what you need to say and send it to them, because ‘when words fail, music speaks’.

I love this tattoo from K-tarsis Designs! It’s the ‘Music is Soul’ tattoo and the script down the spine can be worn with or without the musical notes on the arms. It’s compatible with all the major mesh bodies plus Omega and is exclusive to the eBento event.

The hair is F516 from tram.

My look all starts with the ‘Raine’ skin in ‘miel’ tone from Avada on the ‘Lilo’ bento head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

The pose is ‘Interior Design’ from Del May.

You're My Home

When you look into my eyes
And you see the crazy gypsy in my soul
It always comes as a surprise
When I feel my withered roots begin to grow
Well I never had a place that I could call my very own
That’s all right, my love, ’cause you’re my home

When you touch my weary head
And you tell me everything will be all right
You say, “Use my body for your bed
And my love will keep you warm throughout the night”
Well I’ll never be a stranger and I’ll never be alone
Wherever we’re together, that’s my home

Home can be the Pennsylvania Turnpike
Indiana’s early morning dew
High up in the hills of California
Home is just another word for you

Well I never had a place that I could call my very own
That’s all right, my love, ’cause you’re my home

If I travel all my life
And I never get to stop and settle down
Long as I have you by my side
There’s a roof above and good walls all around
You’re my castle, you’re my cabin and my instant pleasure dome
I need you in my house ’cause you’re my home
You’re my home

You’re My Home ~Billy Joel~

It’s just a quick post for you today, no thoughts or opinions…..just a nice song and a new photo. 🙂

I’m wearing the ‘Shy Breeze’ ensemble from Dead Dollz here, the angle I chose for this shot avoids the blatant butt shot, which this dress does allow for!

The hair is ‘Mayu’ from Argrace.

The skin is ‘Raine’ in ‘miel’ tone from Avada, although this is an edited photo so isn’t true to colour. I’m wearing it on the ‘Lilo’ bento head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

I’m using a male pose called ‘Bad Hair Day’ from Del May.

I’m on the Hazardous sim again for this one.

When Was the Last Time?

When was the last time you said ‘I love you’ to the people that matter to you? How bout gave them a hug because you appreciate them? This is something I think of often, actually. We go through our day to day activities oblivious that time is ticking and we have no idea what the future will bring. The time to think about these things isn’t after it’s too late, the time is now. I don’t mean to say that every minute of our life has to be spent in fear of losing someone we love, but we should at least acknowledge that some things shouldn’t be put off or forgotten. I don’t really believe in regrets, we live our lives doing the best we can, with what we have at the time, so there’s no sense dwelling on something that can’t be undone. The thing to do is be mindful of what life means, that everyone has a finite amount of time here, and there’s no time to waste when it comes to saying ‘I love you’. Just think how many times someone has been left at home, while someone storms off in anger, and with no one’s knowledge it was the last time they’re seen alive. How does someone live with that, knowing the last words they heard from you were hateful. I know I never want to find out how that feels, so I’m not afraid to say how I feel, and give everyone a hug. {HUGS} are great.

Today, I’m showing you the newest release from Metamorphoses Tattoos. And I’m happy to say it’s almost a freebie! The ‘Traction’ tattoo is compatible with all, and I do mean ALL, of the major mesh bodies, plus Omega and also tattoo layers for the classic avatars. It comes in 40% ink tone, for that aged look, which is my preferred opacity. You’ll find it on Market Place and at the Metamorphoses main store.

Since I’m not one to prance around the house in nothing but my birthday suit, I have the ‘Soft Bra’ from Stories&Co. by Flowey and the ‘Nicki Panties’ from Just Because covering what needs covering.

The Boys and Girls hair 42 from Dura Hair is one of my all time favourites, I don’t think I’ll ever stop wearing it!

My look all starts with the ‘Raine’ skin in ‘miel’ tone from Avada, which looks gorgeous on the ‘Lilo’ bento head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

The ‘Stockholm Bed’ is super comfy and it’s from ~Bazar~. The night Table with Light is from Bueno, and I believe it was part of a gacha! The neon sign, ‘All you need is love’ is from floorplan, and it’s true, isn’t it! Well, water…..we need water too. 🙂 The ‘Pilea Pepper Plant’ is part of the ‘Natural Habitat’ set of plants from dust bunny. The plant is on the ‘Full metal- trunk table from [zerkalo], along with the ‘Old Books with Coffee’ from Soy. Home right now is the ‘Warehouse Loft Skybox’ from Schultz Bros., and I’m pretty sure it was part of a Builder’s Box.

This pose is ‘weary’ from Del May.

I used a little extra lighting here from my handy dandy LumiPro.