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)

 

Should I Stay or Should I Go

She had a habit of being early for all of her appointments, which wasn’t usually a problem. No doctor or employer had ever complained that she was early. She hated being late, absolutely hated it. Naturally, she didn’t care too much for others being late either. However, as luck would have it…the majority of her friends were consistenly late.
They promised they would be on time for the grand opening of the new  art gallery style nightclub. They promised. She didn’t blame them when she showed up ten minutes early, but  twenty-five minutes later she had grown impatient! She decided to  generously allow them another ten minutes before she gave up and went home. She didn’t want to go in there alone!
As she stood outside eyeing her watch, she thought to herself, “Maybe for once in my life I should break my own norms and do something without my friends holding my hand.’ Afterall, she had gotten all dressed up for this.
Looking from her watch the wall, the neon sign outside the club says, “Let’s Get Weird.” She shrugged to herself and decided to give them another five minutes. While trying to decide what she would do if they didn’t show up a song getting stuck in her head as she contemplates her decision, “Should I Stay or Should I Go.”

You're Late

wearing:
hair:TRUTH Margarita (*new* @ Uber)
headCATWA HEAD Kathy
skin: DeeTaleZ *Appliers* CATWA Head “Face Miriam”
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara

**RE** LUX Kitty Watch
[Gos] Boutique – Bardot Body-Con Dress (*new* @ FaMESHed)

pose by Del May
scene:
background: anxiety %f25
7 – Lets Get Weird Neon
PILOT – Flyaway Bench [Black]

Random Run

She was out for a run like any other day. She stopped at the corner market for her bottle of water and a rest when the adorable little puppy wandered up, tongue and tail wagging. She poured some of her water on the ground for the pup and he lapped up before passing out at her feet. He had no tags and he was too cute to leave abandoned in a parking lot. She sighed and rolled her eyes at herself, I don’t have time for a puppy. She carried the pup into the store and asked the clerk if she knew anything about it. The clerk mentioned that the pup had been hanging around for a few days but no one had claimed it or came looking for it. Sady sighed again, left her number with the clerk just in case anyone came looking for the sweet puppy and took it home.
That was six years ago, the Random and Sady have been inseparable ever since.

rest stop

wearing:
hair/Wasabi Pills/ Deanna (*new* @ FaMESHed)
headCATWA HEAD Kathy
skin: DeeTaleZ *Appliers* CATWA Head “Face Miriam”
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
tattoo: [White~Widow] Coco – Black (*new* @ Uber)

[Z O O M] Jinks Glasses (*new* @ FaMESHed)
Scandalize. Annie TOP. Maitreya (*new* @ MBA Fair)
Scandalize. ANNIE Sweatshirt. Maitreya (*new* @ MBA Fair)
Scandalize. ANNIE Leggins. Maitreya (*new* @ MBA Fair)
REIGN.– JUNE SNEAKERS
JIAN Lively Labs :: Black Companion Pup
{Imeka} Cutie water bottle {5}

Scene:
7 – Ice Machine II PG (pose included, edited with AnyPose)
RAMA – #selfie_RAMA Sclater Street

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

Kings & Queens

She didn’t know how it happened or how she got there, but she was somehow thrust into the middle of a fierce battle.. Papers were swirling, bodies were flying, the screams were deafening. All she could do was fall to the ground where she discovered a beautiful white kitten. She held the kitten close as she tried to wave off flying debris. From the yelling, she was able to determine what started the war. The queen of one territory had fallen in love with the king from another, thus their partners had declared war. Villagers were torn between their loyalties, ripped from their homes as they lost trust in their leaders. Soldiers fought and died without even knowing if they were fighting for their king or their queen. It was horrendous and as she sunk to the ground, she could feel the earth shake as tendrils of ivy began twisting and turning, stretching across the land…even beneath her. She shrieked and closed her eyes unable to bear witness to the war for one more moment.
It was then that the wind and noise ceased, she lifted head to realize that she had fallen asleep on her chess board while trying to learn the game, her little white kitten curled up in her lap.

fall asleep reading

wearing:
hair*PH* disordered hair-II // #2
headCATWA HEAD Kathy
skin: DeeTaleZ *Appliers* CATWA Head “Face Miriam”
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
.LYBRA .  COCO SET (*new* @ Uber)
O.M.E.N – Mischievous Kittens – White Coat Kitty WEAR

pose by Foxcity edited with AnyPose

scene:
Apple Fall Garden Chess Board
GOOSE – Broken wall ( Seraphim‘s 5th BD!)
Kalopsia – Flying Paper
[DDD] Twinkling Ivy
{anc} ripple. oil .for light space ver [L]1Li

Something There

It had been such a long day at work. All she could think about was going home, letting her hair down and getting in the pool. She loved nothing more than lounging around the pool in evenings and tonight would be no exception. She even had a new bikini, not that anyone was going to see it…well, unless her hot new neighbor happened to join her. She still wasn’t sure if her neighbor was even into girls, but the company would be nice either way. A few drinks might bring out the truth and she had plenty to choose from, there was something there…whether her neighbor felt it or not, she sure as hell did.

its been a long day

wearing:
hair: TRUTH Margarita (*new* @ Uber)
headCATWA HEAD Kathy
skin: DeeTaleZ *Appliers* CATWA Head “Face Miriam”
eyeshadow: –SU!– Smokey Eyeshadow +CATWA APPLIER+
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara

[ kunst ] – Lucy choker (*new* @ Uber)
::SG:: RingQueen Nai MAITREYA (*new* @ MBA Fair)
Kaithleen’s Bikini (*new* @ MBA Fair)

pose by Foxcity edited with AnyPose
scene:
Trompe Loeil – Zohra Oasis
:CP: RollerDisco Slush
:CP: Natalie Patio Palm Plant
:CP: Natalie Table
{what next} Palisades Drinks Tray
:CP: S’mores Camp Lounger 1
Ariskea [ Porcelain] Tropical Plant 2

Damn Cat!

One of these days she would learn to stop chasing the damn cat when she runs out the door! Stupid auto-lock doors! Now here she was, wearing nothing but shoes, sitting on the stoop waiting for her roommate. She kwew that Grace would most likely come along doing the walk of shame any minute now. She certainly hoped that Grace would make it home before their sexy landlord came along to find her sitting naked on the stairs with that asshole cat. Lord knows that man had seen enough antics out of these two to last him a lifetime.

damn cat

wearing:
hair: Beusy: Olivia Hairstyle (*new* @ Uber)
headCATWA HEAD Kathy
ears^^Swallow^^ Pixie Ears (*new* @ MBA Fair)
skin: DeeTaleZ *Appliers* CATWA Head “Face Miriam”
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara

tattoo: (( Cheeky Ink )) Lady in Red
Phedora ~Riri heels ~ 28 C. (*new* @ Uber)

pose by Foxcity
scene:
ninety – #places Sweet [ 01 ]
:CP: Kara Planter
JIAN Curious Kitties :: Snail Plant RARE
7 – Pop Machine (animated)