Morning Meditation

Last year when I was going through a particularly rough time, my friend Charlotte gave me a non religious meditation book. Those are surprisingly hard to find in my area. Anyway, its one of my favorite ways to start the day. Reading the daily meditation with a cup of coffee and…*hangs her head*…a cigarette.

So, while I sit here at my desk with my coffee and cigarette, I thought I’d share this morning’s meditation with you.
“To have what we want is riches; but to be able to do without is power.” ~ George Macdonald
Well, George, I’d say you’re quite right there. I  mean it would suck if I couldn’t have a computer or afford internet. It would suck to lose Netflix. I’d be sad if I ran out of coffee (ok, I’d be downright mad) or cigarettes. However, there’s a certain power in knowing that I’ve been without all of those things and more in the past. I not only survived the lack of things, but I found other ways to entertain myself and enjoy life.  I have some rather fond memories of living in a homeless shelter, believe it or not. As there are no guarantees in this life, despite what marketing ads will tell you. The greatest power anyone can have is being able to find joy in the simplest of things. I’m just going to list a few examples of simplistic joys that I find in my daily life that are often taken for granted, but are truly to be cherished.
The way my dog greets me like a long lost soldier returned from way, even though I’ve only been gone 20 minutes. The way my cat mews and purrs at me on the rare occasion that he wants attention. The first bite of a meal I’ve cooked to perfection. The feel of freshly washed sheets on my skin right after a long hot bath. Led Zeppelin on the radio on a breezy summer afternoon. The smell of a bookstore. The joyous sound of children laughing and playing at the pool (even if I don’t like the lil bastards, I still love to hear the sounds of happiness.) The sound of the cicadas in the trees as the sun sets on a warm August evening. No, these are not my favorite things in life, but they are simple joys that make life worth living.

morning meditation

wearing:
hair: [KoKoLoReS] Hair – Bess (*new* @ Hairology)
head: CATWA HEAD Tala
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara

Astralia – Compatible mesh nails system  (Maitreya Stiletto base)
GingerFish -Nail Applier-Astralia-Bloody Kisses
Astralia – Kitty chain ring with HUD (*new* @ Blush)

BUENO-Olivia Top (*new* @ Kustom9)
BUENO-Cuff Jeans (*new* @ Kustom9)
_CandyDoll_ Saki Heels (*new* @ Uber)

pose by Le Poppycock

scene:
Pseudo– Inked Corner Scene
Apple Fall Cafe Chair
Apple Fall Clawfoot Height-Adjusting Table
Apple Fall Canvas Tote
Apple Fall Crumpled Newspaper
[ kunst ] – Ashtray v3 / Marble #4
SAYO – Trendy Tumblers – Rose Chrome – COMMON (*new* @ PocketGacha)

 

Facing Her Fear

The water was so cold! She slid her body in feet first….slowly lowering her legs into the frigid pool. She hadn’t been swimming since she was a child and almost drown, but she had to get over that. She had to face her fear. She loved the water, so being afraid of getting in beyond the depths of a bathtub was something she was determined to do. This was the year. After all, how was she going to host a pool party if she couldn’t even get in her own pool.
Yes, she had a pool that she had never swam in. She thought by getting the gorgeous pool with waterfalls and plants installed…well, she thought she would swim. Instead, her nieces used it every other weekend. No more, she was going to do this. She could and she would. She sat there, frozen and shivering with water to her upper thighs. Her arms shaking, “Just let go!” She repeated to herself over and over until her arms gave out and she was in the water. She flailed about for what seemed like an hour, but was honestly more like a minute. Grabbing at the edge of the pool, she got her head above the water and smiled to herself. “I didn’t drown,” she thought.
She inched her way around to the shallow end of the pool until she could stand up and waded about with the water chest high. She noticed that the parts of her that were under water, were warmer than those above and she went a little deeper…until the water was neck high. She remembered her swimming lessons as a kid and slowly lifted her feet, swinging her arms to and fro, “I’m treading water!”
Alright, she was going to be fine. Swimming, check, Overcoming her fear of water, check. Now…about those airplanes….

red mint and bueno

wearing:
hair=DeLa*= Mesh Hair “Sylvai” (*new* @ Uber)
headCATWA HEAD Kathy
skin: DeeTaleZ *Appliers* CATWA Head “Face Miriam”
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
(r)M, AD(o.02) // Posture Collar
BUENO-Net Bikini (*new* @ Uber)

pose by Del May
Trompe Loeil – Zohra Oasis

The Work Out

Part 4 of the Grace & Sady Road Trip

We’ve been eating more than our fair share of junk food and drinking for all of Ireland. So, when we happened across a gym, we decided to stop and get in a work out. We were determined to get to the beach eventually and we needed to be fit for those bikinis we packed. It was a small town, so the gym was lacking in luxury equipment, but we managed to go a few rounds with a punching bag as well some weight lifting and some squats. Although, I didn’t know that punching bags hit back. OUCH! Damn near knocked us out…and its from the floor that we did squats as we tried to stand up after we were damn near knocked out. Naturally with Grace’s thunder thighs, she needed a little help getting up, but we’re calling it squats. *nods*
gym2 pt4

I might should mention that we were a little stoned while we were at the gym. Lucky for us, the place was pretty deserted. We were able to flirt with the old guy running the place just long enough for him to snap a few pictures of us. As you can see, we worked up quite a swear. *laughs* He even recommended a place down the road where we’d find some good food and a nice place to relax. I suspect he told us about the food so we’d have to come back to his gym. Ha! I don’t think that’s going to happen!
Go on over to Grace’s blog to read her side of the story and stay tuned for part 5!

gym pt 4

 

Sady is wearing:
hair+Spellbound+ Nocturnal (collaboration w/Bueno)
headCATWA HEAD Kathy
skin: DeeTaleZ *Appliers* CATWA Head “Face Miriam”
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
tattoo: RedFish – Tenta tattoo
collar: [Atomic] Kitten Collar (*new* @N21)
[FORMANAILS] NAILS – SKULL – BENTO – MAITREYA
[Cynful] Star Girl Top – Maitreya Lara (Available at MBA Fair Aug 1st)
[Cynful] Star Girl Pants – Maitreya Lara (Available at MBA Fair Aug 1st)
shoes: #EMPIRE – Ixora

Grace is wearing:
Hair – #Foxy – Hotline Hair
Head – CATWA  – Lona
Body – CATWA – Mesh Body – Lara 4.1
Piercings – SU! – Septum Piercing & Labret Piercing (bento)
Tattoo – Identity – Wild Desire
Swallow – Aphrodite Bento Rings (*new* @ Shiny Shabby)
[Formanails] – Ballerina 2 (maitreya bento)
[Cynful] Star Girl Top – Maitreya Lara (Available at MBA Fair Aug 1st)
[Cynful] Star Girl Pants – Maitreya Lara (Available at MBA Fair Aug 1st)
[Vale Koer] – Tippytoe Chucks

all poses by Foxcity
scene:
Mountem by G – Locker Room Backdrop Mesh
David Heather-Punching Bag/Black

Are You That Somebody?

So often when I’m blogging I’m listening to music or watching movies, but today I just shot the photo and thought to myself how I look both sweet and naughty at the same time. I immediately knew that this would be a song post and I’ve got just the song. Naturally, I’ve given the YouTube link as well as the lyrics…and you have to choice to listen, read, or skip to the credits. Either way, happy shopping!♥

Banks Are You That Somebody
(originally by Aaliyah)

Boy,
I’ve been Watching You
Like a hawk in the sky
That flies,
And You were my prey
Boy, I promise you
If we keep bumpin’ heads
I know that one of these days
We gone hook it up
Probably talk on the phone
But see I don’t know if that’s good
I’ve been holding back
This secret from you
I Probably shouldn’t letcha

If I,
If I let you know
You can’t tell nobody
I’m talking bout nobody
Are you responsible?
Boy you betta watch my body
I’m not just anybody
Is it my go, Is it your go
Sometimes I’m a goody goody
Right now I’m a naughty naughty
Say Yes or Say No
Cause I really need somebody
Tell me are you that somebody, Eh
Eheheheheheh Eh Eh…

Boy,
Won’t you pick me up at the park right now
Up the block while everyone
Sleep, Sleep, Sleep
I’ll be waiting there
With my trench, my lugz, My hat
Just so I’m low key
If you tell the world
Oh Boy,
See I’m trusting you
With my Heart, my Soul
I probably shouldn’t letcha, If I

If I,
If I let you know
You can’t tell nobody
I’m talking bout nobody
I hope you responsible
Boy you betta watch my body
I’m not just anybody
Is it my go, Is it your go
Sometimes I’m a goody goody
Right now I’m a naughty naughty
Say yes or say no
Cause I really need somebody
Tell me are you that somebody, Eh
Eheheheheheh Eh Eh…

Baby girl,
I’m the girl from the big LA
But you come play around my way
And listen to what I gotta say
UK
You’ve been down from the start
That’s why you got my heart
Ever since we departed

Baby girl,
Betta known as Aaliyah
Them play haters have fevers
Getting goosebumps in our fevers
And don’t you know
You gotta tell somebody
Cause I really need somebody
Tell me are you that somebody, Eh

If I let you know
You can’t tell nobody
I’m talking bout nobody
I hope you’re responsible
Boy you betta watch my body
I’m not just anybody
Is it my go, Is it your go
Sometimes I’m a goody goody
Right now I’m a naughty naughty
Say yes or say no
Cause I really need somebody
Tell me are you that somebody, Eh
Eheheheheheh Eh Eh…

nervous

hairTRUTH / Tori (July VIP GG)
headCATWA HEAD Kathy
skin: DeeTaleZ *Appliers* CATWA Head “Face Miriam”
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
BUENO-Sol -SunGlasses (*new* @ Knot&Co)
collar: [Atomic] Kitten Collar (*new* @N21)
[FORMANAILS] NAILS – SKULL – BENTO – MAITREYA
.LYBRA . RUDY (*new* @ anyBODY)

pose by Del May
SAYO SCENES – Bougainvillea Hideaway Backdrop – COMMON (*new* @ Epiphany)

Not THAT Song

“Not THAT song!” she ripped the headphones from her head. It had been such a good day until that song kicked on…this is what she gets for putting her library on random play while she got dressed. That song would always rip at her heart. That song would always bring tears to her eyes. That song would always make her remember…remember a day she wanted to forget.

music feels

wearing:
hair
:  Tableau Vivant \\ Summer Hairplay – Sundowner
headCATWA HEAD Kathy
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara

SU!– Medusa Piercing Silver (Catwa Kathy) L
SU!– Dolphin Bites Piercing Silver (Catwa Kathy)
.:E.A.Studio:.BOX Night Party Nails Art Set
L&B Swear Charm Bracelet – Zodiac Birthstone (*new* @ ULTRA)
BUENO-Headphones (*new* @ Kustom9)

Pretty Mess – Misa Harness BLACK (*new* @ Epiphany)
Pretty Mess – Misa Shrug BLACK (*new* @ Epiphany)
Pretty Mess – Misa Top BLACK (*new* @ Epiphany)

pose by Foxcity
Kalopsia – Neon – Feelings

Grace & Sady Road Trip

“We should totally go on a road trip, Grace!”
“Yea, alright, but you’re driving, Sady, I’ve gotta bottle to finish,” Grace laughed as she turned up her bottle of vodka.
“No, problem, I love to drive. Besides, I can totally drive stoned, but you navigate!”
“Deal,” she says.

She failed to mention that she forgot her car charger for her phone or that she didn’t grab a map….way to go, GRACE!

a little help

So, we push and push our over packed car for like 1000 miles (okay, more like 1-2), but this drunk bitch in her sneakers is hardly helping at all…meanwhile, I’m trying to be careful not to destroy my new heels! “A little help would be nice, Grace!”
“What? I’m pushing with my butt, its the biggest muscle I have!”
“Fair point.”

really Grace

Funny thing was, as we pushed our ride into the gas station, you’d think that biker would offer to help, but he couldn’t stop staring long enough to pick his tongue off the ground. Must be our gorgeous new outfits from C88…*shrugs*
“Well, Grace….where do we go from here?”
“Sady, we need a hotel with a pool, I’m tired!”

pit stop

Stay tuned for the next chapter of the Grace & Sady Road Trip….it was so much fun collaborating on this project that we’ve agreed to do it again. We each did our own shots and versions of the trip now we just gotta wait for her to sober up…*grins*…for her side of the story, check out Grace’s blog.

Sady is wearing:
hair
tram G0616 hair  (*new* @ Uber)
headCATWA HEAD Kathy
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
[Cynful] Chilli Jersey – Earrings
[Cynful] Chilli Jersey – Necklace
BUENO-Mia Top (*new* @ C88)
BUENO-Pencil Skirt (*new* @ C88)
Phedora ~ Pica heels (*new* @ Kinky)

Grace is wearing:
hair
: #Foxy – Hotline Hair (*new* @ Hair Fair 2017)
headCATWA HEAD Lona
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
tattoo:Bolson – Vergilivs
Necklace – EF – Oleander Earrings & Necklace
Rings – Zaara – Siya stacked ring
[Cynful] – Journey Outfit – (*new* @ C88)
Shoes – Reign – June Sneakers Tippy Toes

poses by LePoppyCock *Live Free* Sets A & B (*new* @ C88)

scene:
(Milk Motion) road to nowhere – Desert Land
.:Bee Designs :. Gas Station
NOMAD // Vintage Roadtrip Car (*new* @ C88)
NPC Bob Stinckaer-mesh

Waiting Game

Alright, so this is going to be another lyrics post and I’m going to add a little something at the end. Feel free to listen, read along, or skip to the details. *winks* You know I’ll never know.

BANKS – Waiting Game

I’m thinking it over
The way you make me feel all sexy but it’s causing me shame
I wanna lean on your shoulder
I wish I was in love but I don’t wanna cause any pain
And if I’m feeling like I’m evil, we’ve got nothing to gain

What if I never even see you cause we’re both on a stage
Don’t tell me listen to your song because it isn’t the same
I don’t wanna say your love is a waiting game

Baby I’m thinking it over
What if the way we started made it something cursed from the start
What if it only gets colder
Would you still wrap me up and tell me that you think this was smart
Cause lately I’ve been scared of even thinking ’bout where we are

What if I never even see you cause we’re both on a stage
Don’t tell me listen to your song because it isn’t the same
I don’t wanna say your love is a waiting game

What if I never even see you cause we’re both on a stage
Don’t tell me listen to your song because it isn’t the same
I don’t wanna say your love is a waiting game

need you now

I played this song for Josh while I was preparing this post and he just wrapped me in his arms and whispered, “It was smart.”
I melted as last night was our 7 month anniversary. For some that doesn’t seem like a long time, for others its an eternity. For me, its something pretty special, because I honestly thought I had a four month expiration date as the last 3 people I dated in SL never stuck around longer than 4 months, regardless of who decided to end it. So, to Josh, I have this to say, “If your love is a waiting game…I’ll wait.”♥

wearing:
hair
: #Foxy – Vixen Hair  (*new* @ Hair Fair 2017)
headCATWA HEAD Kathy
skin: Glam Affair – Kibi – Catwa Mesh Head Applier – America (*new* @ Crystal Heart)
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
BUENO-Jun Bikini Top (*new* @ Uber)
BUENO-Denim Cut Shorts (*new* @ Uber)

Exposeur – Erik’s Moroccan Oasis – Gold (*new* @ The Gacha Guardians)
*****contains poses by GingerFish Poses******