If I Didn’t Have

If I Didn't Have

Every day I should be asking myself what life would be like if I didn’t have something that I take for granted. What if I didn’t have my freedom and independence? What if my health were to fail to the point where I can’t leave my home and need assistance with daily life? How would I cope with that? It’s one thing to not want to leave home, but it’s entirely different when you physically can’t My freedom is something I take for granted. What if I didn’t have my family? They are my rock, who I turn to when I need someone to make things seem better, and who I can laugh with in complete comfort to be who I am. I take them for granted sometimes, although as we all get older it’s in my mind more than ever, having a life without them. What would my life be like if I didn’t have the home I have. I’m fourth generation on the family farm, and although there’s been many hard times here over the years, it’s still where I find comfort. I can’t live in a city, I know that, so I’m so fortunate to be able to live here, with few worries. What if I didn’t have the past that I do? I know there’s no point in saying ‘what if’ in life, but there are times I wonder what would’ve happened if I’d made different decisions, would I be better or worse off? I don’t think about it much, except to say that I take for granted the life I’ve lived, to end up where I am today. Every part of my life has all brought me to this one moment in time, right now, and I couldn’t be happier.

I’m standing on Route 66 at Mother Road , home of the Mirage Motel 66, and I’m in deep thought. If you see me not paying attention like this at any time, please have mercy and not run over me! I’m wearing the fun and perky ‘Ace Sport Set’ in pink, from Dead Dollz. It’s excluvely for the Maitreya ‘Lara’ mesh body and fits perfectly!

I’ve added the ‘Urban Fitness Player’ and the ‘Usagi Trainers’ both from [Vale Koer].

The ‘SLife Fitness Band’ is from Anachron. I think it wants to call me lazy for not walking enough! πŸ™‚

The tattoo is the ‘Queen Tattoo’ in black and at 50% opacity from Carol G Tattoo Wear.

This is the NO.SHELTER hair from NO.MATCH.

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.

The pose is from the ‘Travelogue’ set from oOo Studio Poses.

All the Love I Have Inside

All the Love I Have Inside

I won’t desecrate any art work of such beauty with my words, that usually lack the grace that classic art, like the sculpture behind me, deserves. What I will do is share with you a lovely romantic song. I’m not a romantic so I find it hard to relate….but I’ll try my best! πŸ™‚

All The Love I Have Inside

When I wake up in the morning she is there,
With her sleepy smile and a long night of windy hair,
And when I hold her close beside me,
Well it feels so good,
That I’d like to stay here all day long,
If there’s a way that I could;

And when we go downstairs and start off onto the day,
Just one more cup of coffee, and I’m on my way,
We may not have perfection,
But we’re halfway there,
And I know it’s sentimental,
But I just wanted to say,
That all the love I have inside me is for you,
All the love I have inside me is for you,
All the love I have inside me is for you;
And when I’ve had a heavy day and I’m going home,
She gives me time if she sees I want to be alone,
Ah but when the evening’s over,
And we go to bed,
Here comes the same old feeling,
It’s like a song in my head,
Well all the love I have inside me is for you,
All the love I have inside me is for you,
All the love I have inside me is for you;
Here’s my love song to you, you…

~Chris De Burgh~

I have nothing more to say. πŸ™‚

But, you’re not getting away that easy without me babbling about something! I’m excited to show you the newest release from [Bad Hair Day]! This is ‘Qalb’ and it’s got some cool angles and lines that I must say seemed a little daunting for me! But, not one to back down from a challenge, I think I managed it quite well! You can’t see the other side but it’s a shaved hair base showing so it would be a great way to show off your favourite! You know that [BAD] hair has a HUGE colour palette, that every hair has two layers to colour independently, and that there’ a mirrored version included! You knew that right?

I’m sitting quietly beside the always gorgeous art work of Silas Merlin. This is ‘The Abduction of Psyche’ and it’s from the ‘Bouguereau’ gacha set available at the Le Six Event. The set consists of 8 commons and 1 RARE, and all are classic beauty. You can see more work from Silas Merlin at The Silas Gallery.

I’m perched on the ‘Accent Gift Chair’ from the ‘Kate’s Vintage Chairs’ collection from Nutmeg.

I’ve made a few stops in at the sale at the /erratic/ main store and this time around I picked up the ‘Cecilia Lingerie’ in ivory.

Just to let you know, the gorgeous skin I’ve been wearing for the last while has a release date! ‘Raine’ will be released on November 15 at AppliquΓ¨! I’m so excited, I think this is the most gorgeous skin that Avada has released, she’s stunning with her oh so kissable lips! πŸ™‚ I’m wearing the ‘Lilo’ bento mesh head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

I’m using pose 5m from the ‘Thoughts’ set of poses from oOo Studio Poses.

I’ve added a bit of lighting from my handy dandy LumiPro….I couldn’t live without it! Well, that’s going a little far…but you know what I mean. πŸ™‚

And that’s it folks!

I’m On My Way!

I'm On My Way!

I’ve always thought that there’s nothing so decadent as being able to go to a bar or lounge for drinks in the middle of the afternoon. I think it comes from the years that I was on the road. I had many a day sitting in the home city of the company I worked for, waiting for a load to take somewhere. If it was a Friday afternoon and I still had no load, then it might mean a weekend waiting, but that wasn’t always a bad thing. I’d spend my time at the truck stop, awaiting word of a load to pick up so I’d have a destination to go to. I usually wasn’t alone, several other drivers from the same company would all wait around, all hoping the satellite in the truck had a waiting message saying there’s somewhere to go. In those days I was a drinker….enjoying time, when possible, with fellow drivers at the bar, to then make my way back to my truck in the middle of the night and awaken the next morning to begin the waiting again. If 4 PM came and went without word, the beverage of choice changed from coffee to whatever I happened to have a taste for. In those days it was usually rye and coke. For my American friends that’s whiskey, I’ve ordered rye and coke in bars in the States and the bartender usually gave me an odd look. But anyway, I no longer partake in alcoholic beverages, its been many years since I’ve had any. When I had first stopped drinking I went out with the girls from work one evening and I got verbally abused for not being any fun since I quit drinking….so I stay home now, where I can have my own kind of fun. At least now I don’t have any coworkers calling me boring….and I don’t wake up with a terrible hangover…and look at the money I save by not drinking! Unfortunately, fun for me is now sitting in my chair with a blanket over my knees buying copious amounts of things from the shopping channel while petting every one of my 49 cats! πŸ˜›

I’m on my way to the local watering hole at Mother Road and I’m sporting the ‘Danja Oxfords’ from Ingnue. They get me from point A to point B with no sore feet and looking fine! These are the ‘coffee’ version and are HUD driven with six textures, I’ve chosen the plaid this time around. They fit the SLink flat feet.

I’m completely in love with the ‘Soft Stretch Jeans’ from Mikunch and available at the current round of SaNaRae. This is the black version and there’s 8 commons and 2 rare to play for in the ‘Mini Jacket and Jeans’ gacha set. The jeans each have 2 fits and 5 cuff options via HUD with the whole set being incredible in quality and fit! The set is exclusive for the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

I’ve added a pair of dark brown socks from the ‘Cozy Tights’ set from Izzie’s.

I’m wearing the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya and the flat feet from SLink.

This pose is from the ‘Travelogue’ set of poses from oOo Studio Poses.

Thoughts & Feelings

Thoughts & Feelings

regrets of what wasn’t…. hope for a better day…. grief for loved ones gone…. longing for what was…. dreams of future love…. embracing who I am…. rid myself of hate…. joy in the little things…. inspired by the people in my life…. fear of what might be…. powerless in this world we live…. accepting of my own limitations…. thankful for everything I have…. bored with current events…. melancholy for something I’ve never had…. trusting everything will be OK…. fascinated by nature…. despair for our society…. free myself from bitterness…. finding peace within…. passionate for feeling alive….

All of that and I only sat there for 15 minutes! πŸ˜€ Such is my mind, it never stops completely and rarely rests.

I find that autumn affects me like no other season, yea, summer is a happy time and winter can be kind of depressing, but only autumn can make me feel ten emotions all in the space of 30 seconds. I don’t know what it is, but I find I can go from blissful to utter desolation all in the time it takes to blink an eye. I don’t mind, really, it’s feeling alive and in tune with the world. And who can complain about that?

Ok, enough said…lets get on with why I’m here. First, I’m wearing the ‘Daddy’s Baby Girl’ top and panties from [QE] Designs. The set is super cute and feminine and makes me feel young and sweet! The panties and top come with solid and sheer versions and the fatpack has 18 solids and patterns plus five bonus textures.

The ‘The Countess’ eyeglasses are from Earthstones, I think they make me look smarter. πŸ˜€

The Boys and Girls 76 hair is from Dura Hair, this is from the darks pack.

As always, 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.

This comfy and relaxing sitting pose is from the ‘Curvaceous’ set of poses from oOo Studio Poses.

I’m sitting in the ‘Yesteryears Vintage Chair’ from Zen Creations.

The ‘Mid Century Bed’ from Dutchie is in the background. The amazing animations and quality design make it a must have.

The houseplants are all from {what next]. I think houseplants really create an intimate atmosphere and bring life to a room.

James Dean and Me

James Dean and Me

Remember to flip your calendar over to the next month, and you’ll find that it’s June! Today marks the first day of the June round of the Arcade Gacha Event, and it’s always been one of my favourite events! I’ve always made a beeline for the Ingenue arcade game to grab the shoes that are sure to be favourites of mine! The ‘Lykke Heels’ don’t disappoint! Betty Doyle’s perfect styling is simple, versatile, and come in a wide range of colours! My love of Ingenue shoes started with the ‘Delphine’ heels way back in 2013! They were for the system feet, but the shoe was perfect, the unsightly ankles of the system avatar is something I don’t miss! I wore them everywhere, and played that gacha machine to within an inch of it’s life! So, jump ahead four years and you’ll find the ‘Lykke Heels’ that come in fifteen colours and are SLink and Maitreya high feet compatible! I’m wearing the SLink, chocolate here and I know I’ll be going back to these in the future! They’re classics in the making! It’s always tough to get into the Arcade in the first days, but you can try the main landing point, off sim shopping area one, or off sim area two.

The positively stunning Off Shoulder Top is from Tetra and available at the current round of ~uber~. I splurged on the fatpack, and I had a hard time deciding what colour to wear! I love this one, though!

Also at ~uber~ is the Turner Choker from Vinyl! And again I got the fatpack, this isn’t a very good view of it here, but take my word for it, it’s a keeper!

These jeans are from the September 2016 round of the Luxe Box from Blueberry!

When Truth Hair had the big sale, I made a few purchases! This is Debra, from the blacks and whites pack.

As always, I’m wearing the Alex mesh head from Logo with the Luna skin in ‘peche’ tone from Sinful Curves Skins. I’ve added one of the nine options from the Mythic Shadow pack of eye shadows from Veechi! The rest of me is the Lara mesh body from Maitreya and the SLink high feet.

This pose is from the ‘Grounded 2’ set of poses from oOo Studio Poses.

I’m hanging out with James Dean at the little bar on the corner of ‘TRIIN Ln’ and ‘BKDR Rd’ at The Last Forever!