Well, this year isn’t over yet and its just gonna keep dumping on some of us right until the bitter end. I just want to crawl into a hole and hide sometimes. Not just from this year, but from the world in general. There’s just so much happening around me and its a bit overwhelming. The diabetes thing is sooooo hard this late in life. I’m a creature of habit. Granted most of my habits are not good ones. Don’t you judge me! *winks* I guess for once in my life I am making resolutions, but not because I really want to. I have to! Time to work on that vision board, I reckon. *laughs* Y’all forget that I really am a Southern girl at heart. I’m doing my best to not get too stressed over all of this. Lots and lots of people live with diabetes and I will, too! I can do this. I will do this!
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It never snows in LA You’d never know it was a holiday I don’t believe that Jesus Christ was born to save me That’s an awful lot of pressure for a baby But here we are again, with family or friends Some extra time to spend and I’m not mad about it Don’t waste a dime on me, just want your company Beside a Christmas tree, if the dog allows it –Finneas – Another Year
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cat ears, eyes, eyeshadow, & lipstick: — PUMEC – MURKA – BEAUTY SET (LELUTKA) @ Santa Inc Tulssy – Abstract Fatpack Coffin (Yummy) Eliza Ring Collection @ C88
AvaWay LETTER Necklaces @ FaMESHed ChicModa // Fiona Top & Pants
You can’t tell what someone has been through in real life just by looking at them. You sure as hell can’t do that in Second Life. Yet, for some reason, people in SL tend to judge one another so much more harshly than they judge others in real life. We scream about body shame, micro aggressions, and other issues in SL. We gather our friends and point fingers, we blast them on social media, but how often do we do that in real life? Do we gather our neighbors to ostracize someone else in the neighborhood? Do we chase down cars leaving stores that have offended us? No, you don’t, I don’t…no one really does. I just don’t understand why being behind a keyboard makes some people so rude. Yes, I understand that there’s a certain degree of anonymity, but to me that’s even more reason to be kind. We have no idea who we are dealing with on the other side. Not really. Even with profiles full of information and clues, we can not tell what someone else is dealing with or what their life has been like or why they choose this virtual existence. I think it is pretty fair to say that everyone has been through a lot this past year. So, let’s go into this next year with more kindness and compassion. Please.
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This past year is definitely one for the history books. I could easily tear it all down and rant about all the wretched events that have occurred. I’d rather count the blessings and rejoice in the lessons. We all know what we’ve lost and there’s nothing to gain by focusing on our losses. We need to regroup and gather all that hope we had at the beginning of this year. We need to take that hope and truly visualize a better year for all of us. We have to let go of the hate, the sorrow, and the misery and move forwards with love, joy, and faith. It’s time for us to appreciate the people that uplift us. It’s time to reach out to those less fortunate. It’s time for us to embrace the lives we still get to live. It would be so easy for me to focus on my limitations and the restrictions in my life. Instead, I choose to embrace the freedoms and abilities that I often take for granted. Ok, I can’t be on my feet for more than ten minutes without experiencing some pretty intense pain, but I CAN be on my feet for ten minutes! I can walk from one room to the next. I can walk to my car. I have rooms. I have a car. Those are blessings. I appreciate them so much. I have haters that want to post lies about me. I also, have some of the most wonderful friends I could have ever hoped for in my life. So, that’s it. In looking at the yuck this year has delivered….if I dig deep enough, I also find some pretty awesome advantages. If you take a good look at your own life, I bet you’ll find some remarkable things worthy of gratitude, too.
hair: Stealthic – Fixated head: LeLUTKA Fleur Head 2.5 body: [LEGACY] Meshbody (f) Special Edition (1.3) skin: — PUMEC – JADWIGA – LELUTKA x BOM
Sese – Christmas Tree Farm @ Arcade -22.Sese – Christmas Tree Farm – Tree Wrapper -5.Sese – Christmas Tree Farm – Fence Tree -23.Sese – Christmas Tree Farm – Tree+Ornaments -14.Sese – Christmas Tree Farm – Snow Tree Lights -2.Sese – Christmas Tree Farm – Fence Cage -10.Sese – Christmas Tree Farm – Tree Grove
It’s been a long while since I did a dedicated decor post, but I could not let me avatar overshadow any of the delightful details in this scene. I just couldn’t. I did think of inviting friends to sit around the table, but again…I just couldn’t bring myself to interrupt the flow of this decor. However, with that said, if you’ve ever wanted to put together a dinner party for the holidays…this is surely the year. We need to reach out to one another more than ever, as 2020 has been one swift kick in the arse after another. So, rejoice and celebrate the best you can this season. I know I’m doing my best.♥
HEXtraordinary Sparkling Winter Birch Tree LI:3 @ Tannenbaum
.random.Matter. – By the Fireside – Candles [Left] LI:2 @ Tannenbaum .random.Matter. – By the Fireside – Candles [Right] LI:2 @ Tannenbaum .random.Matter. – By the Fireside – Garland LI:7 @ Tannenbaum
We are told over and over again as adults to not settle. As a result we create these lists of things we want from our jobs, our lovers, our homes, our children, and so on. We stay so steadfast on the track of not settling that we rarely open our eyes to possibilities along the way, because sometimes our list, our visual picture of what we want is so specific that we develop tunnel vision. It’s easy to forget that what we wanted when we made that list may have changed over time. Just think how many times you got what you thought you wanted and it was a major disappointment. Sometimes the things we want aren’t actually good for us and what we really need is sitting right in front of us the entire time. I just think it’s important that we don’t lock ourselves down to ideas we created long ago that really might not even work with our current lives. Just something to think about as we approach a new year.
hair: DOUX – Sixty Nine hairstyle @ Level head: LeLUTKA Fleur Head 2.5 body: [LEGACY] Meshbody (f) Special Edition (1.3) skin: — PUMEC – JADWIGA – LELUTKA x BOM @ Kustom9
This song made think of my friend, Grace….she jokes about drinking in order to put up with her family. Now let’s hope she doesn’t kill me for this…LOL
Christmas is a time, a special time of year With peace and joy and happiness and, wonderment and cheer Opening your presents underneath the tree And spending countless hours with your family
That’s why I’m drinking drinking drinking I’m gonna drink all day I’m coming home for Christmas and my family’s insane Just got to make it through the day And there’s no other way I’m gonna get drunk, drunk, drunk on Christmas
Wednesday[+] ~ December Magic ~ Letters – COMMON @ Arcade Wednesday[+] ~ December Magic ~ Herborist Book – COMMON @ Arcade Wednesday[+] ~ December Magic ~ Coffee – COMMON @ Arcade Wednesday[+] ~ December Magic ~ Wooden Doll – COMMON @ Arcade
Ok, I’ve stuffed myself with food the way you stuff a plushie at Build-a-Bear! Now, I’m ready for Christmas. No, I don’t mean the dinner, I mean the decorations. I think the delicious food makes me so complacent that I can embrace my belly and laugh right along with jolly ol’ Santa!!! In fact, I might just waddle around behind him and embrace feeling small in his shadow. *laughs* Seriously though, its always been a tradition at my house to decorate for Christmas the day after Thanksgiving. I’ve never been one to decorate every room in the house. I keep the decor in the living room and dining room, maybe a little ceramic tree in the guest bathroom provided there’s room. Once upon a time, I did the whole yard and lights on the building, but I’m too old and lazy to be climbing on ladders nowadays. Okay, mostly scared and lazy, ok? I’m not the most graceful person on the planet.
I don’t want a lot for Christmas There is just one thing I need I don’t care about the presents Underneath the Christmas tree I just want you for my own More than you could ever know Make my wish come true oh All I want for Christmas is you
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