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)

 

Lotion

She had a strange habit of putting on her shoes before her dress. For one thing, she had to see how she was going to look wearing nothing but the shoes. Ya never know when you might just end up that way, right? She also had an addiction to shoes. She would readily admit that. Hell, tonight she was dressing around them. Having no clue what she was wearing aside from her new Alma platforms and her favorite lotion, she giggled to herself, “she puts the lotion on the skin or she gets the hose again.”

final touches

Sady is wearing:
hair: #Foxy – Doll Hair (*new* @ C88)
headCATWA HEAD Tala
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
[ kunst ] – Wire ring
(r)M, Pared-Down Daisy Ring // MAITREYA BENTO
Phedora ~ Alma platforms ~ 28 C. (*new* @ ROMP)

pose by Bauhaus Movement (edited with AnyPose)
*AF* Marta’s Dressing Table and Corset Chair (*new* @ ROMP)

I Feel a Sin Coming On

Unlike most of my music posts, this one was intended from the very beginning. There are a few people that will get the personal reference, but for the rest of you I expect the song will fit the photo regardless. Think Mae West meets modern day country with a twist of Sady….*grins* As always, YouTube link and lyrics are provided. Below the photo you’ll find all the details for the sinfully delicious goodies you see in the photo.

I Feel A Sin Coming On by Piston Annies

I feel a sin comin’ on
I feel a right that’s about to go wrong
I got a shiver down to the bone
I feel a sin comin’ on

I gotta buzz in my brain
Drunk on a love goin’ down like champagne
I got a feelin’ it’s gonna leave a lipstick stain
And I’ll be the only one to blame

And you can see it
All over my face
Sweet temptation
All over the place
Give me tall dark and handsome,
Mix it up with somethin’ strong
I feel a sin (I feel a sin) comin’ on

Please Jesus don’t hold me back
I know it ain’t mine but I want it so bad
The smoke and the whiskey’s
Got me feeling easy
And the lights are all fading to black

And you can see it
All over my face
Sweet temptation
All over the place
Give me tall dark and handsome,
Mix it up with somethin’ strong
I feel a sin (I feel a sin) comin’ on

And you can see it (and you can see it)
All over my face (all over my face)
Sweet temptation
All over the place
Give me tall dark and handsome,
Mix it up with some strong
I feel a sin (I feel a sin) comin’ on
I feel a sin (I feel a sin) comin’ on

I feel a sin

wearing:
hair: [RA] Jessica Hair (*new* @ Hairology)
headCATWA HEAD Tala
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
Dutchie bitten apple
_CandyDoll_ Elsa (*new* @ C88)

pose by Bauhaus Movement
scene:
anxiety %home
7 – Jesus Is Coming Yard SIgn (*new* @ PocketGacha)
Fancy Decor: Plastic Side Tables (*new* @ C88)
7 – Neon Jesus Saves Cross (*new* @ PocketGacha)

Training Day

Mr. Snortle loved training day, because it meant he got his favorite treats. She loved the one on one time they spent together. It was always a good day. That one day a week, she dedicated to Mr. Snortle…Snorts for short. This particular day was perfect. The temperature was nice, there was even a nice cool breeze blowing the leaves and trees about. They had spent quite a bit of time outside that morning. She had taken him on a picnic. She laughed so much when he took off after that squirrel. “Just like his momma,” she thought to herself.
She’d even managed to pick up some fresh sunflowers for herself a friend. They were a special flower, as they reminded him of his father. He was coming over for dinner later and she thought they would be a nice surprise. Snorts just adored him, too. Today was going to be a good day, start to finish. What Snorts didn’t realize was that her friend was going to help give him a bath and as much as he loved playing in water, bath time was not his favorite activity. It sure amused her though. Plus she was going to change her sheets later and take a long hot bath herself. Surely, Mr. Snortle would appreciate that wonderful feeling of clean sheets after a bath, right?

training day

wearing:
hair: [e] Janiah (*new* @ FaMESHed)
headCATWA HEAD Kathy
skin: DeeTaleZ *Appliers* CATWA Head “Face Miriam”
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara

!Rebel Hope – Delecate Mesh Dress (*new* @ FaMESHed)
!Rebel Hope – Sady Mesh Shoes (*new* @ FaMESHed)
JIAN Fun Frenchies 14. Brindle Companion (*new* @ Gacha Garden)

pose by Foxcity (edited with AnyPose)

scene:
Apple Fall Hetton Barn Conversion
LISP – Vintage Summer Rugs – Lemon
Sway’s [Agwe] Sofa . pattern / Adult
{-Maru Kado-} Sunflower (wear/group)
=Zenith=Spring Picnic Rattan Basket B (Milk)
{-Maru Kado-} Sunflower (wear/single)
Sway’s [Agwe] Vase with Monstera leaves

Something old, Something new

Ha! Its not what you think! This is just a decor post, so calm your tits!
I suppose its a bit taboo to mix modern furnishings with retro or shabby chic types of decor, but something about it appeals to me. Perhaps its the idea that its frowned upon by some and well, I like to do what I want. So, that’s exactly what I did. I took the gorgeous Hetton Barn Conversion from Apple Fall and filled it with modern and aged furniture from Fancy Decor and a few other places. Nothing says home like a few animals, so naturally I provided a loving space to two beagle ups to run free.
I didn’t write a story for this post, because again…I do what I want and there’s no rules on my blog except the ones I enter with the stores I blog for and mostly that’s whether or not I show nudity with their products and/or how many items. So, what I write, how I write…pretty sure that remains up to me. *grins* I do prefer writing the stories, to be honest, but this time, I just wanted to talk about my picture. *nods*

old & new

set in: Apple Fall Hetton Barn Conversion
Fancy Decor: Durer Rug (*new* @ Uber)
Fancy Decor: Durer Chair (gold) (*new* @ Uber)
Fancy Decor: Lacquer Table
18 Fancy Decor: Pyramid Obelisk (white
15 Fancy Decor: Decorative Box
DRD – Boho Backyard – Curtains
[DDD] Twinkling Ivy
Fancy Decor: Durer Sideboard (black) (*new* @ Uber)
Fancy Decor: Black Vase (*new* @ Uber)
Fancy Decor: Gray Vase (*new* @ Uber)
Fancy Decor: White Vase (*new* @ Uber)
Fancy Decor: Brush Art (*new* @ Uber)
07 Fancy Decor: Brass & Statuette
Fancy Decor: Durer Lamp (*new* @ Uber)
Fancy Decor: Bonham Chandelier (gold)
13 Fancy Decor: Ramses Cocktail
DIGS – Hand-Rolled Smoking Decor
not so bad . NEW YORK gacha . coffee set . edition 3
Fancy Decor: Modern Books (gold)
16 Fancy Decor: Decorative Orb
Fancy Decor: Black and White Pillow
Fancy Decor: White and Black Pillow
02 Fancy Decor: Ramses Sofa RARE
JIAN Beagle Pup (Wanderer – Rez me!)
Apt B // Hello Billy – Hatboxes
Fancy Decor: Cubby Desk RARE
dust bunny . postcards
NOMAD // Amore Loveletters
-tres blah- Eclectic Collection -Large Nesting Box
Toro. Tropical plant + Worn out Wooden Stepladder

Justify My Love

That’s right, I’m going with one of the sexiest songs of all time. Of course, I’m providing the lyrics and a YouTube link.

Madonna Justify My Love

I want to kiss you in Paris
I want to hold your hand in Rome
I want to run naked in a rainstorm
Make love in a train cross-country
You put this in me
So now what, so now what?

Wanting, needing, waiting
For you to justify my love (my love)
Hoping, praying
For you to justify my love

I want to know you
Not like that
I don’t want to be your mother
I don’t want to be your sister either
I just want to be your lover
I want to be your baby
Kiss me, that’s right, kiss me

Wanting, needing, waiting
For you to justify my love
Yearning, burning
For you to justify my love

What are you gonna do?
What are you gonna do?
Talk to me, tell me your dreams
Am I in them?
Tell me your fears
Are you scared?
Tell me your stories
I’m not afraid of who you are
We can fly

Poor is the man
Whose pleasures depend
On the permission of another
Love me, that’s right, love me
I want to be your baby

Wanting, needing, waiting
For you to justify my love
I’m open and ready
For you to justify my love
To justify my love
Wanting, to justify
Waiting, to justify my love
Praying, to justify
To justify my love
To justify my love
I’m open, to justify my love
My love

come to bed

wearing:
hair*ARGRACE* RUI
headCATWA HEAD Kathy
eyeshadow-SU!- Smokey Eyeshadow
lipstick::SG:: Gelly Lips for CATWA Heads ONLY!
skinGlam Affair – BETH – Catwa Mesh Head Applier – America (*new* @ Epiphany)
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
tattoo.Identity. Body Shop – Reborn Stronger

-SU!- Bento Piercing Set 03 (*new* @ Somber)
UC_Rose (*new* @ FaMESHed)
Phedora ~Sincerity (*new* @ Kustom9)

pose by Foxcity
bed by Artisan Fantasy

Ghosts in the Attic

She didn’t believe in ghosts, not the kind that go bump in the night, at least. For her, memories were the only thing that haunted her. She was quite careful to keep anything too sentimental in the attic, like her grandmother’s wedding dress and the french doors from the house in which she was raised. It was easier that way. Easier not to be reminded. Easier to forget. From time to time, she would force herself down memory lane by visiting the ghosts in the attic and sitting in the chair he grandmother used to sit in and have tea. These things were not forgotten, they were merely kept hidden safe like her secrets.

hiding in the attic2

wearing:
hair
: Stealthic – Persephone  (*new* @ Hair Fair 2017)
headCATWA HEAD Kathy
eyeshadow~Shiny Stuffs~ CATWA Glances applier (*new* @ MBA)
lipstick~Shiny Stuffs~ CATWA Whispers applier (*new* @ MBA)
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
S&P lingerie Paris (*new* @ MBA)

pose by FOXCITY.

scene:
{anc} Looking-glass. {magic mirror} DAY 6Li RARE
DaD – Blowing Curtains (*new* @ FaMESHed)
DRD – Forgotten Attic – Chair – Tapestry
DRD – Forgotten Attic – Doors
DRD – Forgotten Attic – Wedding Dress
23.DRD MM2 Tito’s pile of junk