I got this!

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I have been deep in thought…. yet again… and as any of you who read this blog regularly will know, that can tend to lead to times of verbose rambling. I am trying to do less of that this year. I am trying to be somehow quieter, in the quest to seek… less. That may sound strange. I am not going to make myself smaller, or water myself down, but I am learning to share less with those who don’t need to know as much about me.

I feel there’s a deep strength in each of us, I know there is in me. That stronger, spirited side deserves nurturing, and I no longer believe that widely sharing of my inner thoughts and feelings does that. There are things in my life which I can solve for myself, even if in only choosing to look beyond obstacles. I have my tiny group of true friends who bolster my mood with shared fits of giggles, and inappropriate humour. I am blessed to be able to bask in close love and friendship.

What more could I ever ask for? I got this! 🙂

 

 

Credits:

Boots: Gos Tamara; available now at Fameshed

Pose: Gingerfish; Gloss, available now at TLC

Background: Foxcity Starstuck Booth

Hair: Runaway, Joy

jacket: Tetra, Off the shoulder leather jacket

Trousers: Blueberry, Aria stylized pants

Wings: Lassitude & Ennui Seraphim wings, black dipped, rare gacha.

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Simple Things

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It interests me that the run up to Christmas seems to be all about getting more and more of everything. We are constantly bombarded with adverts and less then subtle messages about which perfume is the greatest on the shelves, even which colour-scheme our decorations should be to ensure that our homes perfectly reflect warmth and Christmas.

I think that as I aged I became more immune to such messages. I am happy with what I have, in terms of ‘things’. When I seek to buy gifts for people, it’s never to give them the very latest item, which will have a short novelty shelf-life. I prefer to try and choose items which fit that person’s character or way of life: something to make their days better and easier; a present to make them smile, an item which shows how much I was thinking of them when I chose it.

But here I am rambling again… (some things never change!)

This all seems in such contrast to my thinking when it comes to New Year.

For the year which is to come, I wish all of my loved ones, and any of you reading this a year which is much much less.

Many of you have survived a year of such heart-break and even some I know have lived each day with debilitating illness, and the prolonged crushing exhaustion of caring for and watching the downward health-spiral of a loved one, only to have to deal with the final devastation of their death. To those Dear Ones I wish a 2019 which is free from all of that.

I know that my wish for 2019 will be to have far less. I shall aim to revel in as many of the simple pleasures, and fully enjoy the moments of quiet calm. I choose to walk the simpler path, happy in the company of those who walk that way with me.

Here’s to a year of less stress, less upset and far fewer frowns.

I wish you all a new year which will be blessed with good friendships, hearty laughter, good health and 365 days of peace.

Lots of love! ♥

Ready and waiting

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She perched on the edge of the chair, careful not to disturb the sleeping cat. Twisting her ankle this way, then that, she admired the shining toe of her boots as it contrasted with the knitted fabric covering her leg. Leaning forwards she slowly pulled the laces tight, fastening each bow as she let a grin spread on her face “Oh yes! These really are the perfect finishing touch to this outfit. I am sure he will approve”

She had intended to have the tree decorated in time for his return, but truth be told she suspected he might be more interested in her adornments. A flush spread to her cheeks as she heard his key in the door, and she was unsure as to whether it due to the open fire, or her plans for the evening. She grabbed the mistletoe and awaited his reaction to the scene she had prepared for him.
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Credits:

 
Boots: Frenchie from Gos  available at http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Fuyumi/126/129/1015 Epiphany

Pose:  Santa’s Baby from Gingerfish available at  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Prism%20Events/128/128/23 Tannenbaum

Hair: Magika Freya

Meva: Bridget Corsage and sleeves

Lantern: 8f8 – Storyteller’s Burrow – Lantern Cage

Chair: Fapple- Angel Oak Throne

Cat on chair: O.M.E.N . Sleepy Bengal .

Plate: striped mocha – plate with baubles – silver

Alouette – Box of Ornaments 1

Apple Fall Heritage Christmas Tree – Golden White

Skybox: American Gothic – (RageWorks)

Lost in thought

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She closed her eyes as final rays of autumn sun pierced the forest canopy spattering her skin with patches of weak warmth.

She let the woodland speak to her, the scent of crushed bracken filling her nose as the chattering of a group of tiny birds surrounded her as they made the most of lingering insects and remaining berries on the bushes.

She needed this… the calm which swelled her heart and soothed her thoughts. Her fingertips traced the lines on the tree stump she sat on. A small insect ran over her hand, a reminder that even in the seeming death of the tree, it still supported life.

At peace, she opened her eyes and startled two pheasants which had stalked her, but now flew screeching into the tree above her. She started a little, but then grinned, glad to be alive!

 
Credits:

Tree stump with pose, Gingerfish, Burning Leaves Exclusive from http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Remarkable/232/184/23 TLC

Hair: Tram, G0419 http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Minnaloushe/180/33/20

Top: *B.D.R.* Grey Afternoon Sweater+Shirt  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Beautiful%20Dirty%20Rich/125/122/22

Jeans: Blueberry, Melanie  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Lenox%20and%20Blueberry/129/163/29

Boots:  Deadwool, Ulrich boots.  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Misfits%20North/43/129/23″>Deadwool

Hamper: { What Next } Winter Harvest Picnic Hamper  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hodgepodge/113/97/31

Pheasants: TLC animated animals Pheasant Male and Female  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dreamy%20Land/196/128/25