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I Wish I Could……

I Wish I Could……

There are a few things in life that I really wish I could do! I know everyone has skills and talents that are unique to each them, that’s part of what makes a person who they are, and I do have some! I know I’m a pretty good baker, at least no one gets sick from eating what I bake, haven’t yet anyway! I will admit to being able to grow things! And no I don’t mean hair! Every spring I get the greenhouse going with all the seedlings I start for the coming growing season. I had less plants than usual this year, but there have been a few times that the greenhouse is just exploding with all kinds of greenery! I used to be able to drive a truck with 18 gears, effortlessly, and maneuver the behemoth wherever I needed to! I enjoyed my years driving the big trucks, I still miss it but I miss the actual driving more than the lifestyle that goes with it! I probably have a few more, I think we all have things we do well that we don’t think is a skill, we take it for granted and assume that anybody could do these things, but not everyone can conquer certain things. I wish I could play a musical instrument. I don’t care which one, I’ve tried a few in my younger years and could never get past the stage of people yelling, ‘Oh my Gawd, make it stop!’. I wish I could dance! In Second Life I’m a really good dancer, and I enjoy doing it, but in real life my answer to an invitation to dance is usually the line from ‘Willard’ in ‘Footloose’! “I drink better than I dance!”. That’s not to say I haven’t danced, I have but I think I look a lot like C3PO from Star Wars busting a move! I’ve always wanted to be able to draw and paint. My Mum used to paint in acrylics and do pen and ink drawings, and she was so good! Her prairie landscapes were incredible, but it’s been many years since she’s picked up a paint brush. I don’t have an artistic bone in my body. I’ve tried, but I just don’t have what it takes. I look at very artistic and creative people and they have hands that prove their artistry. The long slender fingers that move with little effort to create their art form. Me? I have stiff hands and fingers that holds a pencil or pen in a death grip and I work hard to sign my name so it doesn’t look like I’m in Grade 2! I’m happy with my abilities and I like to think that I could do anything if I try hard enough, but I do know that doing something and doing it well are two different things!

I’ve always been a big fan of colours from nature like greens, browns, and golds, but I seem to have taken a liking to pinks, lately! Stories&Co. by Flowey has released the ‘Ginny’ Dress and this pink gingham jumped out at me and I couldn’t resist it! This strapless dress is form fitting showing off nice curves and lots of leg! I really like how the bodice is quite high to fully cover ‘my girls’ so I have no worries about slipping out of it while moving around! The ‘Ginny’Dress comes in fifteen colours and is fitted for the Belleza, SLink and Maitreya mesh bodies. It’s available now at the June round of Collabor88!

The June round of HairOlogy is on and the gorgeous ‘Franceska’ hair from Analog Dog is a must have! The gentle curls and generous bangs frame the face beautifully and the high ponytail adds a bit of lightheartedness! It’s 50% off for the duration of the event so it’s a real steal!! This is from the blacks pack.

The ‘Ribbon Choker’ is one of my favourites from !nfinity! This is the gold tone and it’s HUD driven with seven ribbon colours and it’s scripted for resize! I love the infinity symbol!

The ‘Lilla’ glasses in gold are from ‘Air‘! The detailing is incredible and they’re a complete work of art!!

If you look down at my hand you’ll see a little daisy! This is from the ‘Daisy and Fly’ ring set from Meva! It’s a group gift right now and nothing says summer like a daisy! Well, flies do too, but not in the same way! 😀 Like all creations from Mea Carnell of Meva, the ‘devil is in the details’! The rings come in gold and silver, are fitted for the Maitreya bento hands, and can be worn independently!

My eyes are the ‘Steampunk Eyes’,black Omega applier from .Arise..

As always, I’m wearing the Alex mesh head from Logo with the Luna skin in ‘peche’ tone from Sinful Curves Skins(which will be renamed ‘Avada’ shortly). The rest of me is the Lara mesh body from Maitreya.

This pose is from the ‘Daisy’ female pose set from Diesel Works.

I’m at Aloha Beach for this shot! It’s a pretty view from the boardwalk, here!

Reflections

Reflections

The beauty you see in me, is a reflection of you.

~Rumi~

Oh, this world is a complex one! I’ve been looking at these pictures and the thing I notice most is the reflections of the clouds in the water, how beautiful reflections can be! Now, apply reflections in a wholly different way and think to yourself, what we see in others is merely a reflection of ourselves. If I want honesty in others, how can I see honesty if I’m not honest myself? If I want love, I have to give love to receive it. In order to gain respect, I have to show respect, to others and to myself. So each time I choose to see bad in others, am I not seeing the bad in myself? I know there are times that others are going to be the exception to this, there are many in the world with problems that have nothing to do with who I am, but if I apply this reasoning throughout my relationships, is there not more chance to be happy, within myself and with others?

I love the soft colours of the Celia Shirt from Stories&Co. by Flowey! I love it’s simple styling, with the opening at the back, and with it having a busty or a flat option, you can change your look completely. I’m wearing the flat version here, which I must admit is kind of freeing! 🙂 The top comes in ten colours, all very pretty, and is fitted for the Maitreya and SLink mesh bodies. It’s available now at the February round of Collabor88.

I’m using two poses from the Hollow Heart pose sets from Le Poppycock! These sets are available now at The Chapter Four and contain really nice and easy to use poses.

I made a visit to the February round of Hair-O-Logy and scored some really nice styles! This is Tove by [KoKoLoReS]! I’m very rarely a blonde, but I love this colours, I think of it as a strawberry blonde! I’m testing the theory, do blondes really have more fun!!

When I was young, which seems like a bazillion years ago, summer footwear included ‘thongs’! But, times have changed and thongs are now known as flip flops, and a thong is not worn on your feet! I’m wearing the Flup Flops from Livalle, here! These are the mint colour, but they do come in ten colours and are compatible with the SLink(men’s & women’s) feet, plus the Maitreya and Belleza mesh feet.

I just adore the Melanie Jeans from Blueberry!! These are the ‘Sky’ colour and the Cutie Bootie fit! They’re compatible with the Maitreya, SLink, and Belleza mesh bodies and the pack contains two different fits.

The Star Collar is from Kibitz.

The nail appliers are from the Rose Garden set, which is a new release out at the Hello Dave main store! I’ll be giving you a closer look in the near furutre!

My whole look starts with the Alex mesh head from Logo, with the Alexa skin in honey tone from Sinful Curves Skins. Along with the Lara mesh body from Maitreya, the mesh feet from SLink, and the Bento Hands from Vista Animations.

I’m standing on The Jetty, from IMMERSIV, which has 32 poses for male and female singles and couples(friendship or cuddles), or as a photo prop.

Just Breathe

Just Breathe

Yes, I understand that every life must end, uh-huh
As we sit alone, I know someday we must go, uh-huh
Oh I’m a lucky man, to count on both hands the ones I love
Some folks just have one, yeah, others, they’ve got none

Stay with me…
Let’s just breathe…

Practiced are my sins, never gonna let me win, uh-huh
Under everything, just another human being, uh-huh
I don’t wanna hurt, there’s so much in this world to make me bleed

Stay with me
You’re all I see…

Did I say that I need you?
Did I say that I want you?
Oh, if I didn’t I’m a fool you see
No one knows this more than me

As I come clean…
I wonder everyday, as I look upon your face, uh-huh
Everything you gave
And nothing you would take, oh no

~Just Breathe-Eddie Vedder~

I’m keeping it simple today, just beautiful lyrics from a beautiful song. With Eddie Vedder’s haunting voice, this gives me goosebumps! To enjoy it in it’s entirety just click the link!

I’m focusing on the Alissa Flats from Slipper Originals today! They’re exclusive to the new round of Designer Circle that’s all new and open today! The fatpack contains 16 colours with four areas to customize and is SLink, Maitreya, and Belleza compatible!

I’m wearing a nail applier from Hello Dave! I made the mistake of taking the HUD off and now can’t remember which one it’s from! So, check out the main store or Market Place and I know you’ll find something that you like!

You can see just a little bit of the Baseball Tee in Classic Green from Stories&Co. by Flowey! It’s one of my favourites for kicking around the house.

The F516 hair is from tram. There are some seriously edgy hair at there!

I consist of the Alex mesh head from Logo, wearing the Alexa skin in honey tone from Sinful Curves Skins……plus the Lara mesh body from Maitreya and the elegant1 hands and flat feet from SLink.

I’m using a pose from the Ground Sits pose set from Sari-Sari {poses + deco}.

‘Tis the Season

'Tis the Season

I’ve got my Christmas tree up earlier than usual in Second Life! I’m enjoying the tree, decorations, and gifts, even though the fire’s not lit! I know a fireplace is ‘the’ thing to have on cold winter nights, but I’ve not enjoyed a fire indoors in quite some time. I’ll tell you a little bit about how this came to be.

When I think of this story I can feel every moment of that day and night like it was yesterday, even though I was only a teenager then. It was December 22, my parents and I had a busy day preparing for Christmas, Mum had baked a couple of incredible Christmas fruit cakes but I was feeling like I was getting a cold. I sipped at a hot lemon drink that evening to try to get a good sleep and hopefully ward it off. We all watched some TV, then retired to bed at about 10 pm. In the dark of the night I slowly woke up, looked across my bedroom and couldn’t see the far wall for smoke. I bolted up, but realized I had no voice to yell to wake Mum and Dad. I croaked out ‘FIRE’ a few times and ran to their bedroom. We all stumbled downstairs to see the living room mostly engulfed in fire. There was no power to the house and with that came the issue of having no water, the fire extinguisher was too small to help, so we ran from the house….out into a blizzard. The phone wasn’t working, but back then there was no 911, anyway. I got the car out of the garage wearing nothing but my nightie, and Mum and Dad come running out into the night. We drove out of the yard onto roads barely passable with snow banks. We had neighbours nearby, but no one was home because of Christmas parties and such. It was 1 am….snowing hard and windy, and us wearing nearly nothing. We finally managed to find someone home, we pounded on their door til they woke up and the local volunteer fire department was called. Dad and the neighbour went back to see what they could do….but all they could manage was to save a few Christmas gifts. The fire department got lost and took almost an hour to arrive. By then, the house was gone and there was nothing left except a dairy barn full of cows that needed milking.

I weep as I write this, I don’t think about it often because of how it still affects me. We’re lucky to be alive…and as we drove down those snow clogged roads that night, we held hands and thanked God we were all still alive. I wanted to tell this story to remind people to please be safe during the Christmas season. Don’t leave a Christmas tree unattended with the lights on, burn candles safely, check your chimneys, and never take your loved ones for granted!

I’ll now carry on with regularly scheduled programming! I want you to take a look at the cute decorations on the fireplace! These are from a gacha set that’s out now at Tannenbaum and created by NX-Nardcotix! The Tinker Christmas set consists of six common and one rare decoration, the fire truck being the rare! They’re perfect to hang on the tree or elsewhere to make your Christmas merry!

Now, I think you should zoom in on the pretty slippers I have on! With the chilly floors during the winter slippers are a must have! These are the Peace on Earth Hunt 9 gift from Slipper Originals! The hunt starts today and runs for the entire month. With over 130 stops for the hunt you have to get an early start at it to get to them all! The slippers are Maitreya, SLink, Belleza, and classic avatar compatible!

I’m wearing the super warm Sleepy Long Johns and Top from the Wool Me Tender gacha set from Stories&Co. by Flowey!

I’m surrounded by a bunch of great items, mostly from gacha sets I’ve collected over the last while! The carpet is from the Christmas Cottage gacha set from Bee Designs. The gifts and the ornament jar are from the Holiday Crafts gacha set from .random.Matter.. The Christmas tree and the cookies are from a gacha set from Apple Falls.
The eggnog tray is from BALACLAVA and the candy canes are from a gacha set from erratic. The Jim Mouse Bear is from BoOgErS and the Haldis Fireplace is from Trompe Loeil.