Posted in Apple Fall, Cynful, Events, Fashion, Glam Affair, Kustom9, Legacy, Lelutka

they are gods

“Owners of dogs will have noticed that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they will think you are god. Whereas owners of cats are compelled to realize that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they draw the conclusion that they are gods.”
― Christopher Hitchens, The Portable Atheist: Essential Readings for the Nonbeliever

they are gods

hair: Stealthic – Clarity
head: LeLUTKA Lily Head 2.5
body: [LEGACY] Meshbody (f) Special Edition (1.3)
skin: Glam Affair – Lelutka Skin – Lilly @ Kustom9

fleur. blanche sweater
Cynful Ebony’s Highwaist Leggings @ Level

pose: Lyrium. Elvira Series @ Dubai

[Rezz Room] Bengal Cat Sleep
[Rezz Room] European Cat Adult Animesh

The Loft & ARIA – Zoete Chaise

Apple Fall Mercantile Bookshelf – Double
Apple Fall Plaster Horse
Apple Fall Books – Arrangement 12
Apple Fall Clay Cat – Jour
Apple Fall Books – Arrangement 1

KraftWork Lusitania by Annan Adored . Standing Plate 1

7 – Cat Burglar Painting

Posted in Events, Exploration, Fashion, Glam Affair, Legacy, Lelutka

Going Through the Motions

Lately, I’ve just been going through the motions of putting one foot in front of another. I’m faking it until I make it, you could say. This year has taken quite a toll on me, as it has most of us. I’ve counted my blessings and I promise I am grateful. However, some days putting on that happy face is a huge struggle. The holidays haven’t really helped much. Fortunately, that’s almost over for a while. I’m holding on to the hope that 2021 is a better year. I want to say that it has to be, but I think that this year has proven…repeatedly…that it can always get worse.

Going Through the Motions

hair: Stealthic – Clarity
head: LeLUTKA Lily Head 2.5
body: [LEGACY] Meshbody (f) Special Edition (1.3)
skin: Glam Affair – Lelutka Skin – Riona @ ACCESS

Hangry – Panda Macaron – Black
.Safira. Siara Dress @ Access

pose: Lyrium. Lyla Standing Animations @ Dubai
location: BKLYN

Posted in Collabor88, Events, Fashion, Legacy, Lelutka, Second Life, shoes, shopping, The Liaison Collaborative, [BREATHE]

I can and I will

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!

I can and I will

hair: Stealthic – Always
head: LeLUTKA Lily Head 2.5
body: [LEGACY] Meshbody (f) Special Edition (1.3)
skin: — PUMEC – JADWIGA – LELUTKA x BOM

Kibitz – Rainne’s necklace @ Equal10

Apl.Blossom Viviana @ TLC
[BREATHE]-Tamari Heels @ C88

pose: Diversion – Santa Baby Poses @ Access

location: Burrow Co.

Posted in Animals, Events, FaMESHed, Fashion, Legacy, Lelutka, Second Life

Worthy of Gratitude

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.

Worthy of Gratitude

hair: Stealthic – Fixated
head: LeLUTKA Fleur Head 2.5
body: [LEGACY] Meshbody (f) Special Edition (1.3)
skin: — PUMEC – JADWIGA – LELUTKA x BOM

AvaWay LETTER Necklaces @ FaMESHed
Seniha. Alison Dress @ FaMESHed
Seniha. Alison Boots @ FaMESHed

[Rezz Room] European Cat Adult Santa Animesh @ Santa Inc

pose: space cadet – pack 12 @ Harajuku

[Bad Unicorn] Cold World Backdrop @ FaMESHed

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

Posted in Animals, Apple Fall, Collabor88, Events, Fancy Decor, Fashion, Home Decor, Kustom9, Lelutka, Second Life

Life is Messy

Life is messy. There’s no doubt about that. Anyone with pets or children will attest to stepping in something questionable in the middle of the night. Nothing will throw off your day faster than cleaning up a mess like that first thing in the morning. Clearly, life isn’t perfect, but rather than compare our lives to those we see on our lovely screens…I think its better to embrace it.
I know my life isn’t what I had hoped it would be and I changed my ideas about my life several times over the course of my life. Not once did I envision my life to be what it is now. I jokingly said I’d be a fat old woman who hates kids and has a bunch of cats. I don’t even have that! I mean, I don’t LOVE kids, but I surely don’t hate them. Ok, I am fat, so I got that goal down easy enough. Wait, was that a goal….oh god, I manifested that shit! Fuck me. Well, ok, so what. I’m fat, I got a grocery list of health problems and no insurance. I’m still here. I have rather decent roof over my head. *looks down at my fat body* Uhm, clearly, I have plenty to eat. *laughs* I have two running cars. I have one tiny feline terrorist and the most perfect smartest dog in all da world. And I still have my wonderful, albeit crazy, Mom. I am freaking blessed! Sure, I struggle financially, but it sure could be worse. My condo and my cars are paid in full. That’s a true blessing.
As Thanksgiving (yes, its a U.S. holiday) comes sliding around the corner, I have a lot to be thankful for and I’m thankful that I do. Whether you celebrate this holiday or not, I think its a nice reminder to take some honest inventory of the blessings in our lives. It’s easy to forget those blessings as we go about our mundane daily routines. If you’re blessed enough to be reading this, it means you’ve been blessed with a little bit of time and the luxury of internet. While, I’m not so sure you need to be grateful for reading my ramblings, I’m pretty sure you’ve got your own plethora of blessings to behold. Oh…and don’t think I forgot you. I am very very grateful that you have taken that little bit of time from your life to read my words. More grateful than I can properly express, but Thank You.♥

Life is Messy

hair: Stealthic – Vigil
head: LeLUTKA Fleur Head 2.5
skin: [theSkinnery] Teo (LelutkaEVO) @ Kustom9
tattoo: Apocalyptic + Becoming a dragon

Mug – Fiona Tank @ Kustom9
Mug – Fiona Thong @ Kustom9

[Rezz Room] Box Pug Adult Animesh (Holdable) @ Kustom9

scene:
hive // modern farmhouse kitchen

-tres blah- Hodgepodge – Refreshments
-tres blah- Hodgepodge – Breakfast Clutter

Apple Fall Times Newspaper
Apple Fall ‘Elvira’ Plate w/ Egg, Avocado & Toast

+Half-Deer+ Cutie Clutter – Spilled Black Coffee

{vespertine} – woodland owly utensil jar.
{vespertine} – woodland cup hanger.

Second Spaces – Well-stocked Pantry – spices

Fancy Decor: Satie Coffee Machine
Fancy Decor: Satie Cream & Sugar
Fancy Decor: Satie Coffee Pods

Fancy Decor: Pour Over Coffee Maker @ C88
Fancy Decor: Kettle @ C88

dust bunny . kitchen clutter . dish drying rack . white
dust bunny . kitchen clutter . paper towels

Posted in Collabor88, Events, Fashion, Glam Affair, Lelutka, Second Life, [BREATHE]

Exploring Midnight in Paris

I love exploring photographic sims. I’ve been a fan of the BKLYN sim since the first time I visited. It is the absolute perfect city sim and fortunately they have a group now that allows for rezzing. They didn’t the first few times I visited. Recently, that group has done up another sim called Midnight in Paris. I finally was able to take the time to explore yesterday and it did not disappoint. It looks the best if you use their region windlight. (I’m not on the whole EEP thing yet.) This sim is perfect for photography and/or a romantic little date. There benches all over the city to provide some romantic conversations and there’s even a small cafe right on the street. I recommend turning on sounds, because the hustle and bustle of the city really adds to the experience. You might even hear some cats fighting in the alley. I did. I won’t say much more, because I encourage you to visit and see for yourself.

Exploring Midnight in Paris

Stealthic – Vesper
LeLUTKA Fleur Head 2.5
[Glam Affair] – Lelutka Applier – Willow @ C88

KIWY – Soraya Jacket @ Equal10
KIWY – Soraya Bra @ Equal10
:: MOMOCHUU :: Edith Skirt
ROULY :: Hung Up Tights
[BREATHE]-Misaku Heels @ C88

pose: Lyrium. Coco Static & Breathing + Fingers Series@ Equal10
location: Midnight in Paris

Posted in Animals, Blueberry, Events, Exploration, Jian, Lelutka, Maitreya, poses, Second Life, shoes, shopping, skin, The Liaison Collaborative, Uber SL

She’s Singing

It’s 5am and my 74yr old mother is dancing through the house singing Beyonce’s “Single Ladies.” I don’t even think she realizes what she’s singing, but she’s doing a well enough job that I recognize the song. I just pulled up the song on YouTube and she comes running in asking how did I know she had that song stuck in her head. *cracks up* Well, Mom, you tend to think out loud…so its not that hard to know what you’re thinking. God, I love this woman!

She's Singing

hair: Stealthic – Cordova
LeLUTKA Fleur Head 2.5
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V5.0
[theSkinnery] Karima @ Uber

Blueberry – HBIC – Top
Blueberry – HBIC – Shorts
Blueberry – HBIC – Shoes & Socks

JIAN Bichon Frise Companion

pose: :LW: Bento Poses – Courage @ The Liaison Collaborative
(includes stick & golder retriever)

location: Curiosity Lake

Posted in Animals, Events, Fashion, Kustom9, Legacy, Lelutka

Make that move

I’ve been actively blogging for almost five years and while I very much enjoy taking photos, I’ve grown quite weary of my actual blog site. I know that a few of you actually read what I write, but for the most part I have found that most of my followers tend to look at the photos. If they want something in the photo they see on flickr, they will click the link to my blog and scroll straight to the credits. I’m also running out of space for my blog photos on this site. With that said, if I want to continue using this site, I will not only need to renew my subscription, but upgrade it, as well. The upgrade will more than double the yearly amount that I’m paying now. While, I’d have more than enough room for photos after the upgrade, I can’t really justify the expense. This is something that has been on my mind for several months now. I’ve wrestled with the idea of retiring completely from blogging, but let’s face it, I’m always going to take photos. I might as well list the items I’m wearing and that is easily done on Flickr. I can even hyperlink on flickr to provide slurls. Essentially, I can do everything on flickr that I do hear, aside from writing long drawn out posts. After sitting down and going over my pros&cons list, I have decided that I will be migrating my blog…or downsizing it so that I’m working more from flickr and less on wordpress. Eventually, this page will disappear, because I won’t be paying to keep the site up if I’m no longer using it. I’ll have to reach out to my sponsors, of course, as they took me on with an actual blog page in place. They may not want to continue on with me if I’m micro blogging and that’s okay. I completely understand that. So, watch my flickr for micro blogs…I’ll still post here from time to time, as its paid for through January, but the time is near and I’m definitely going to make that move.

hair: Stealthic – Devotion
head: LeLUTKA Fleur Head 2.0
body: [LEGACY] Meshbody (f) (1.2)
tattoo: -7P-Ivy Tattoo
dress: Pseudo- Hubby Henley Dress @ Kustom9

pose: space cadet – journalin’ @ Harajuku

Serenity Style– Moonlight Harbor

Ayla. Summer’s Rest – Beach Bag

[Rezz Room] European Cats

Posted in Catwa, Collabor88, DOUX, Events, Fashion, GenusProject, Legacy, Second Life

Soak it up

Look inside my eyes
I know you’re watching
Look at my demise
You know you got me
Feed me all your lies
And I just soak it up, soak it up, soak it up, baby
Thought that you were mine
But you ain’t down
Ain’t down
~ Johnny Rain – LLWH

doux osmia breathe diversion

Sady is wearing:
hair: DOUX – Ubert hairstyle
head: GENUS Project – Genus Head – Classic Face
body: [LEGACY] Meshbody (f) (1.2)
skin: [theSkinnery] Isla (Genus) @ C88
upper tattoo: Apocalyptic – Awakening the eye black @ Belle
lower tattoo: Apocalyptic – Butterfly creeper

SU!– Almond Nails
OSMIA – Lucid.Dress @ Equal10
[BREATHE]-Mimisu Heels @ Uber

Aaron is wearing:
hair: Stealthic – Haunting
head: CATWA HEAD Daniel
body: [Signature] Gianni Body

MUSCHI – Restful (T-shirt)
MUSCHI Cheeky HotBoy Jeans Dark
[ VERSOV ] HACKOV_SNEAKERS

pose: Diversion – Anywhere – Couple Pose
backdrop: Diversion Backdrop – Girls Girls Girls

 

Posted in Collabor88, Events, Fashion, GenusProject, Second Life, shopping, skin, tattoo

I can eat my dinner in a fancy restaurant

It’s been seven hours and fifteen days
Since you took your love away
I go out every night and sleep all day
Since you took your love away

Since you’ve been gone I can do whatever I want
I can see whomever I choose
I can eat my dinner in a fancy restaurant
But nothing
I said nothing can take away these blues

‘Cause nothing compares
Nothing compares to you
~ Chris Cornell – Nothing Compares to You (cover)

stealthic jb lyrium

wearing:
hair: Stealthic – Endless @ Anthem
head: GENUS Project – Genus Head – Classic Face
body: [LEGACY] Meshbody (f) (1.2)
skin: [theSkinnery] Isla (Genus) @ C88
upper tattoo: Apocalyptic – Awakening the eye black @ Belle
lower tattoo: Apocalyptic – Butterfly creeper

.random.Matter. – Kitten Collar – ‘Kitten’
SU!– Almond Nails
-SU!- Celestria Earrings
*Just BECAUSE* Kyrene Dress

pose: Lyrium. Mavi Idle Stands Breathing @ La vie en Pose

scene:

K&S – // Cosy Cafe. 2. Backdrop @ C88

tarte. allison room divider (natural) w lights
tarte. hanging trailing jade plant

dust bunny . pasta love . spaghetti & meatballs bowl
dust bunny . hanging plants . ivy planter

Nutmeg. Grandma’s Cottage Fresh Bread

BAZAR Paris – Wine set