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Old Enemies New Friends

I have, multiple times, realized I was so SLold that I could no longer quite fully recall why I disliked someone. Early days of plurk wars, SCD wars, fashion drama left so much in their wake in terms of scorched earth and friendships destroyed. Lines were drawn so long ago between camps that I can no longer recall why they were drawn, nor which camp I actually belong to.

I’m failing at partisanship.

It would be meaningful if I could recall why I didn’t like him, but I can’t and lately I find him rather friendly and nice and I’m finally SLold enough that I don’t feel a strong need to AGREE with or APPROVE of everyone I meet.

Thus, now I’m friends with Sands.

He and I are both done with all those things from the past, apparently, because we had a lovely chat and he gave me some pants. He also gave me a jacket. He’s a gentleman like that. (Okay he’s NOT but let me be artistically creative alright?)

It’s also kinda cool when you look up and someone you’ve known for years is suddenly quite talented and making things. That’s the case here, and his brand Azuchi doesn’t disappoint. These pants, which can you pick up at UBER) are really lovely, richly textured and they fit like a dream. I really do like these, they are a must have for your pants wardrobe girls.

It’s probably end times, when Sands and are are friends. Or – maybe it’s how it’s supposed to be and all those other people were the douchebags after all.

History really does point to the latter.

No, I’m not banging him. STOP THINKING IT. God you’re rude.

Now, go shopping. GET IT! You know you need some new leather pants.

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Gidge is Wearing:
Glasses: (Yummy) Cat Eye Readers – Pastel Mint
Head:.LeLutka.Head.Chloe 2.6
Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Belle Mesh
Skin: Lara Hurley
Eyes: Banana Banshee
Shoes: Ingenue :: Gretchen Flats (Maitreya) :: Noir [copy] THE ARCADE March 2017
Rings: Schadenfreude Waits Rings
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
Pants: [Azuchi] Oichi Pants Blossom, Geisha and Destiny UBER
Jacket: [Azuchi] Rider Black Stitched Unzipped Maitreya RARE
Shape: Juicy – Meghan Shape GIDGE Edit // LeLutka Simone Bento (new)
Dog: Jian – THE ARCADE March 2017
Dress Forms: Aria – The Arcade March 2017

Sir, I Found Your Badger

He’s a cheeky cuss. Yes, he is.

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Dress: #2 Blueberry / Show Time / Maitreya – Dress Queen / RARE THE ARCADE
Coat: #4 Blueberry / Show Time / Maitreya – Coat Queen / RARE THE ARCADE
Head: .LeLutka.Mesh Head-ARIA v1.6
Skin: League – Milla
Eyes: Banana Banshee – Memories – Seasons Pack HUD
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
Boots: REIGN.- MAGGIE THIGH HIGH BOOTS (MAITREYA-FLAT)
Badger: Schadenfreude Cuddle Sir Badger! RARE THE ARCADE
Hair: Tableau Vivant \ My Holiday chinchilla [rare]
Tableau Vivant \ My Holiday Evening THE ARCADE

Starting The Fall Decor

I’m decorating for fall and you’ve got just a couple more days to pick up these great candles and this bookcase at Collabor88. This is my FAVORITE time of the year, and I’m so excited to sort out new looks for my house!

Time to get all of my spooky things out and make ready for Halloween!

Happy Wednesday girls!

Gidge is Wearing:
Dress:=Zenith=nature dress with scaf (Flower)-Maitreya COLLABOR88
Eyes: Banana Banshee – Autumn – Purples applier HUD (wear me)
Bracelet: Cae :: Trick or Treat :: Bracelet (L)
Head: CATWA HEAD Bibi V4.10
Skin: Pink Fuel
Boots: Ingenue :: Woodruff Boots (Maitreya) :: Camel COLLABOR88
Lara Hurley- Mesh Moles
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
Hair: Tableau Vivant \ My Day @ Work
Candles Decor: Second Spaces – Collabor88
Bookcase: Schadenfreude – Collabor88

A-Frame Life

One could do worse than be a swinger of birches.

Growing up on a resort lake with twenty-one year round residents, but thousands of weekenders who flood the lake and live in the more the hundreds of lakefront cabins that are empty most of the year, I am very familiar with A-frames. Lots of people bought A-Frame kits or pre-made A-Frames, much faster than the old-fashioned bungalow style cabins that signal older homes on the lake. This A-Frame from Barnesworth Anubis has an advantage over many of the lake front cabins as the ceiling rests on a short bit of vertical wall. The A-frames on the lake often did not have that bonus, which often meant a lot of space behind the couch when it was shoved against the wall and sometimes a clunk on your head. A-frame weekenders almost never came for winter ice-fishing, their cabins hard to heat with what heat they had rising to the ceiling and escaping from the lakefront windows. But they sure are pretty when you’re out in the canoe late at night, all the light from their wall of windows facing the lake, so bright and illuminated in contrast to the smaller windows on the bungalows. Kind of like big jewels in a necklace of smaller stones.

One could do worse than be a swinger of birches.

A-frame homes are very open plan. After all, walls interfere with the loft of those high ceilings. Here a rug and the Scarlet Creative Venice couch back serve to mark space for dining from space for lounging.  Lots of plants along the windows are a requirement when you have that kind of window exposure. Otherwise, you would be wasting the sunshine, wouldn’t you?

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The Love We Think We Deserve

Moments happen unexpectedly. Sometimes you can be just talking and you realize connections are forming, bonds are tightening and you didn’t see them coming at all. It’s those moments that can be bliss, joy, and all the other breathless good things that come from unexpected happiness. Continue reading

There is NOTHING Blah About Tres Blah

Once again Tres Blah rocks my socks at the Arcade. I gotta have it all. Actually – I have most of it now. I just love her work, it’s like she says “What does Gidge need?” and then makes that. Continue reading

Stay or Go Camping ?

The Arcade is coming up quickly and this round features some great items for your outdoor fun in your Second Life! Continue reading

So Much Back

Sometimes even land that isn’t perfected landscaped can make me happy. Our islets are just in their natural state, rolling hills and sea, simple and lovely. I’ll probably do some decorating at some point but for now, I’m just relaxing and enjoying the expanse of sky. Continue reading

Saturday Slackerday

It begins with the clanging of an emotionless metal heart. The banging and clanging wakes me from my otherwise peaceful slumber and reminds me, it’s Saturday. This is perfect because this means I don’t actually HAVE to do ANYTHING. Continue reading

If Only In My Dreams

Like It's Christmas in the Room

Skin: Glam Affair America/Simone Hair: Doe: Tessa – Fatpack Appliers: Glam Affair Simone Applier for Lelutka Mesh Head Eyes: [PXL] REFLEX Eyes (B) ~ GreyGold Mesh Attachments: .LeLutka.Mesh Head-SIMONE v1.4

Christmas Eve’ll find me
Where the love light gleams
I’ll be home for Christmas
If only in my dreams

Lelutka has released a new mesh head called Simone. It’s a special edition head with additional expressions including this mournful one that perfectly captures some of the emotional turmoil I am feeling this Christmas season. With the passing of my aunt this summer, everyone from my parents’ generation is now gone. My sister had a tough struggle with cancer last year and came though in the end, but now has a new cancer that has gone from Stage One to Stage Four in just one month. I will confess I cry a lot lately, but I am still hopeful she will beat the odds. She is the strongest woman I know. Homesickness has manifested itself in the kitchen with traditional Christmas baking like lefse and rosettes and cooking up Cherry Soup with Dumplings, the foods that make me think of home and family.

Like It's Christmas in the Room

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No one loved Christmas more than my mom. Each year, my dad and my uncle would scour the woods for the perfect black spruce or balsam fir. It has to be 17 feet with no bare spots, so when I put the angel on the top it stopped just shy of the ceiling. Dad made a tree stand with wheels so we could turn it to decorate it evenly. I did the top from my bedroom balcony while they did the middle and bottom before we oh-so-carefully wheeled it across the living room so it was framed in the center by all the windows that faced onto the lake. It was a huge undertaking that was never done in a day, particularly since many of the ornaments were generational hand-me-downs and hand-made memory-laden pieces that prompted stories and remembrances of the past. There were no themed trees or single-colored trees because that store of ornaments was much more precious – a store of memories.

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