I love Christmas. I love all of the events that pop up AROUND Christmas which then enable me to festoon, YES FESTOON my house with joy and love. I live here quietly with my pets and my little baby that sometimes I get out for fun, and honestly it’s a good SL.
I kinda sorta fell in love with the top and skirt from United Colors at Collabor88 this month. This month’s theme is Autumn’s Breath, possibly inspired by Mary Howitt’s Cornfields. Howitt’s big contribution was The Spider and the Flyso it seems a good time to shoot some pictures in my parlor and show off my shoes from Ingenue. <grin>
“WHEN on the breath of autumn breeze, From pastures dry and brown, Goes floating like an idle thought The fair white thistle-down, Oh then what joy to walk at will 5 Upon the golden harvest hill!
Second Spaces brought some lovely fall decor to Collabor88 this month and I’m madly in love because it’s all ONE PIECE rather than 438954579 separate pieces that rez together and then you have to link them all yourself to move them.
I swear to you, there is a special hell for people who put their decor releases out like that.
I curse you, I do. Every time I realize I’m about to unpack something something that’s multiple items which are unlinked part of me dies inside.
Collabor88 an Second Spaces gave me a whole new reason to chill out and do nothing in Second Life and once again, I’m perfectly ok with that. New lounge chairs for the pool weren’t a need but hey WHAT IS A NEED ANYWAY? I don’t even know. I’m in the mood for a nothing day so I invited you to indulge as well with some adorable sandals from Fri.Day and a perfect summer chill out hair do from EXILE you can also pick up at Collabor88. Continue reading →
Good morning girls. I’m slow moving, trying to get out of bed this morning, but when I’m surrounded by my pretty pink bed it’s difficult to get out and out and away like I should. I’m exhausted from the Arcade preview and excited at the same time. It’s a great round. Continue reading →
The decor pieces at Collabor88 this month are on target for relaxing outdoors with your friends or maybe just by yourself, if that’s more your style. New relaxing sofas for your patio from Second Spaces and cute cactus decor from What Next complete a nicely styled look for your patio.
These need to be on your MUST HAVE list so get over to Collabor88 as soon as possible to get this at this great price.
Sofa: Second Spaces – Collabor88
Table: Second Spaces – Collabor88
Cactus: What Next – Collabor88
Spheres: Fancy Decor – Collabor88
Cards: Second Spaces – Previous Arcade
Cup: Apple Fall – Some previous Gacha not Arcade I forget wtf
Cajsa built us a gym on our islands, which really feels even better than my converted bathroom for working out. There is something to be said for getting away from your life and selfishly focusing on yourself for a little. It calms me, it helps me better at focusing on other people when I get that time away. It makes me WANT to get back inside my own house and I feel a little joyful about it when I’ve put everything into a hard work out.
Epictetus wrote in the Enchiridion, “The things in our control are by nature free, unrestrained, unhindered.” We control our own actions, words, opinions, what we like, what we don’t like, and what we want. If we stick to what we control, he suggests, we are free of restraint. It is when we try to influence the things outside our control that we are trapped. It’s good advice. The difficulty is figuring out what we can control.
That’s been on my mind a lot. There’s a lot I don’t like happening, but what can I control? I can choose despair or resistance, that’s up to me. I need to focus on what I can do, not what I wish would happen. So even though I feel like kicking more than an exercise bag, I will instead focus my mind and my heart on resisting despair.