Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Day 311 - Six Years In The Making

It's not just New Year's Eve for me. It's been six years since I started this blog.

Six years ago, I was... a mess. Really a mess. Ridiculous, incredulously, stupidly a mess. I didn't know what I was doing with my life. I'd run from a previous Second Life that was very bad for me. Oh, not saying I wasn't somewhat at fault because I did a lot of stupid things, but there were people who weren't good for me at that time of my life. They were good people, I'm sure, but not good for me at that point. I was taken advantage of by some people, and I took advantage of some people. I fully admit to all of that. I wasn't myself and I didn't allow these people to get to know me because I didn't know me. Grief makes you do a lot of things that you wouldn't think you'd do, no matter how long the grief has been festering. Drinking like a lush didn't help either, I'm quite sure. :) But it happened, and while I am sorry that I lost friendships and that I hurt people, I'm not sorry that I was hurt because it helped in the long run.

Six years ago, I never could have dreamed that this was where it was all going to lead. I have beautiful people in my life who accept me exactly as I am. They are happy, even proud, to call me a friend. Some of them even call me family. I cherish these people more than they could possibly know.

Six years ago, I started this blog because I was so lost.

Six years later, I am still writing in this blog because I am so damn happy. I am happy every single day. I am still enchanted with Second Life, but more than that, I'm happy with my first life. And so many people who make my Second Life amazing have made their way into my first life and I love it.

Six years ago, I felt utterly alone. Six years later, I have all that I could have ever wanted in Second Life.

Day 311 - Six Years In The Making

Thank you to those of you who read my blog. You might have come to get tips on how to live in SL cheaply, or to learn how to tint feet, or just out of curiosity, but you stuck around because you somehow found something in me that made you want to continue reading. Through my ups and downs, my randomness and my opinions, you guys have been here. I appreciate it more than you all could ever know.

Here's to 2014 - Let's make it the best year ever!!

Monday, December 30, 2013

Day 310 - Party Like It's 2014!

Oh my gosh, what an awesome party tonight!!! If you made it, thank you for coming!! If not...well, there's always next year! We had about 30 people there, so of course I couldn't see anything because I had to keep my settings so low. So, as usual, I stole a picture from my sister!

Day 310 - Party Like It's 2014!

Actually, if you have Lolita on plurk, there are gifs of the party, too. It was soooo much fun!! I always - ALWAYS - have a brief moment of panic before every party that noooo one is going to show up. But we had plenty of people, friends, family, plurkers, etc. I loved every minute of it!

I'm exhausted, so I think it's time to crawl into bed with Netflix and my cat. I love you guys!

New Year's Eve Eve!!!

If you want to come to the party.... Here's your limo!

Get your hats and noisemakers and join us outside in the frozen forest!

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Day 309 - Twerking While Working

Tomorrow is our New Year's Eve Eve party! I've been setting up the party room tonight, but of course, there was time for a twerk break.

Day 309 - Twerking While Working

I'm so so excited for the party! I just love when people come over and we dance and we laugh and it's all good times. You all are invited, too, of course! It's at 8pm SLT and I'll update with a SLurl right before party time. :) The theme is "Royal Fantasy Ball," so formals and tuxedos, faeries and fauns, crowns and wings....etc. Or just show up. As long as all your bits are covered, we're good. Families are welcome too!

My sleep schedule has been all kinds of off lately, so I think I'm going to get into bed and see what happens. lol

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Day 308 - Jumping For Christmas Joy!

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday! Mine was just awesome, full of good food, family, and unexpected gifts. In both worlds, actually! The last time Aldwyn and I were online, I went to make sure Abby's presents were organized under the tree and then I realized, hey...there are extra gifts here! The Oleanders had snuck over and delivered gifts to us! We opened our gifts from them right away because we're eager like that. I even got a ribbon saying I'm the best sister in the world! And while we were out today, Abby put gifts under the tree, too! So much fun!!

Day 309 - Jumping For Christmas Joy!

We [Abby and me] were online tonight so I got to get two of my gifts tonight, a very pretty necklace and a bicycle! But we'll open all the rest of our gifts when the three of us are together again - probably tomorrow night.

As much as it's been a great holiday, I kind of can't wait to go back to normal again. We were able to chat on Skype with Lolita and Takeo tonight for the first time in ages, which was so so nice because we've missed them so! It will be nice when everyone's schedules calm down and we have our family time again.

I have to get started on the party room for the New Year's Eve Eve party on Monday. I have an idea of how I want it, but most of our party rooms that I've built were just rooms that came together from an idea and ended up not being a thing like what I had originally pictured in my head.

But, it's almost 2am, way too late to be thinking of that stuff. It's bedtime for me. :)

Monday, December 23, 2013

Day 307 - Now listen up, Santa!

Doesn't this pic just look like I'm saying, "Now see here, Santa. I've been a VERY good girl this year and I have demands!" *laughs*

Day 307 - Now listen up, Santa

Merry Christmas Eve Eve, y'all! I'm not sure if I'll have time to blog over the next couple of days, so I wanted to say that I hope you all have a wonderful and joyous holiday! Remember, it isn't the material gifts you give or receive that make Christmas beautiful - it's being there for your family and friends in ways that you can't put a price on that counts.

I think that's been the biggest thing I've learned over the past few months, a lesson I needed to re-learn once again. The people who are with me are with me just for myself. I don't have to buy their affections, just as they don't have to buy mine. I don't have to do anything except be myself, quirks, issues, and all, and vice versa!. I'm not saying that gifts aren't nice because obviously they are. But they're not necessary to keep me around and I'd say the same goes for those I'm closest to. [Unless my friends and family are about to all dump me because I haven't been slathering them with SL and RL gifts lately. *snickers*]

But I am lucky because I have friends and family who are happy to just gift me with their time. Even if it's just a private plurk to say hello or an IM to talk about nothing, that is a fantastic thing to me. I am so grateful for these people.

But if you do feel the need to get me something... Just send cash.

:-p I'm kidding!!!

Merry Christmas, you guys. I am grateful and blessed each time one of you reads my silly blog, whether you are a silent reader or one who takes a moment to comment or reach out to me in world to talk about something I've said. Thanks for putting up with me. ♥

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Day 306 - Peace, Be Still.

A couple of days ago, Abby lost a tooth. Only she was sliding down our stair railing and somehow ended up swallowing it. Of course, you all know that if that happens, the Tooth Fairy just comes in and takes it from the tummy using her magic sparkles. At least, that's what we were told! Sure enough, she totally did! And she left Abby some sparkles to play with!

Our little sparkle girl

I don't know about you guys, but I'm going to be kind of happy when the holidays are over. Not that I don't like Christmas or anything, but we've all just been so so busy! We miss the Oleanders [even though we did just see them a few days ago at movie night] and we've been so tired, we haven't had all the time we usually have to just hang out.

After we got Abby off to bed tonight, Aldwyn and I just curled up on the couch for snuggles. It's nice to end the evening with him just being peaceful and still.

Day 306 - Peace, Be Still

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Day 305 - And Then There Were Three!

Aldwyn and I aren't really the type to jump into anything when it's important. Since our wedding, people have asked when we'd adopt. And after Abby came to live with us, they asked when we'd adopt her. But we like to think things through. We like to make sure it's time. And, of course, we wanted to know that SHE wanted it, too. So we talked, and she talked, and we talked some more. Then we just knew it was time...

Day 305 - And then there were three!

Tonight, she became Abby Renee Zanzibar. :)

We are extremely thrilled!! She asked us to give her a middle name and I chose Renee for her, after our sweet friend who passed away almost one year ago. Renee loved kids, both in and out of Second Life, and I think she would have just loved Abby and also been very happy for us. :)

After the fun of the adopting, we took our holiday photo!

Happy Holidays From The Zanzibars!

I can't even begin to tell you guys how very happy we are! This is definitely nothing that I ever ever thought would happen in a million years. But she just is so RIGHT for us. She fits in with us so well, and we just adore her like crazy. This starts a whole new chapter of my SLife, you know? And I have a feeling it's going to be an amazing one.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Day 304 - Fancy Face

I had a great time during my little getaway this past week! But I was definitely happy to get home to my family. Abby and I have been working up a new face for her in the past week. Kids faces are NOT easy!!! She's still tweaking it, but she's my little fancy face, so I had to take a picture of us tonight. Especially since we were matching!

Day 304 - Fancy Face

Aldwyn has been super busy with work recently, but as his schedule slows down, we're going to find time to take our holiday photo. Our friends have been giving us their holiday photos and we've put them up in our home. I think we'll do it tomorrow or Wednesday if I can find the poses I want to use in my inventory and get everyone dressed. Tomorrow is a busy RL day for me, so it might have to wait until Wednesday or Thursday.

I can't believe Christmas is next week. So much to do!!!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Day 303 - A Little Getaway

Every now and then, my best friend of almost 20 years and I go for a night away. Still local since we both have obligations that require us to stay nearby, but far enough away that we feel like it's a real getaway. Of course, even one night away requires packing!

Day 303 - A Little Getaway

I can't believe it's getting so close to Christmas! Abby wants to go see Santa, so we'll probably do that this weekend. And I need to do my letter to Santa, too. I realized I didn't do one last year! I also need to be on the look out for something to get my plurk Secret Santa giftee, and Aldwyn, Abby, and I need to find time this weekend to take our holiday photo.

But, that's all weekend stuff. For now, I have to finish packing!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Day 302 - And Then A Quiet Cup Of Tea

It's late, almost midnight by SL time, and my family have all gone off to bed. It was a good day. Abby and I went to an amusement park that was quite awesome, and we rode rides and had hot chocolate. Well, she had hot chocolate. I had coffee because you have to have a lot of energy to keep up with her! We went under the sea and into space! We ended our evening together with a snuggle and a chat. She really is a joy to talk with. An hour or so after I got her off to bed, Aldwyn showed up and we sat and chatted for a while before he needed to also get some sleep since he's got things going on this coming week that require a lot of brain power.

So with my two loves tucked in, I meant to start in on decorating our kitchen. But instead, I decided to just sit with a nice cup of tea and be quiet for a while.

Day 302 - And then a quiet cup of tea

I've been slowly decorating our home for Christmas, but goodness. What does a person have to do to get a really awesome mesh wreath that is modify?? I got the cutest wreath at Follow Us, but I guess I didn't read the ad right because it was no mod and just too small for over the fireplace. I wish someone would do a deco mesh wreath. I make them in RL [yep, I make mesh stuff in RL. LOL!] and I'd love to have a good one in SL. Do any of you have ideas of where to get a really fabulous Christmas wreath? The one we have now is okay. It's decent looking and mesh and very low land impact. But it's just not EXACTLY what I want.

My tea mug is empty and I'm yawning. I think it's time to snuggle on into bed.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Day 301 - Everybody Skate!

What a great night! We had our holiday skating party and oh my gosh, so many people showed up! Even people that I have not seen in a while, which was amazing because I have missed seeing them in world! Plurk is nice and I enjoy it, but it really does NOT take the place of seeing people in world. Not for me, anyway. I'm sure some folks don't care. LOL

But, since I was DJing and it was crowded, I had to have my settings down to super low and everything was pixelated and icky. Luckily for me, my sister Lolita takes lots of pictures at events, so I snatched one of hers for my post. :)

Day 301 - Everybody Skate!

After the party, I spent a fun hour on Skype with the family. They just make my heart smile so much.

Now that this party is over, I can start planning the New Year's Eve Eve party! I'm trying to think of a good theme. Last year we had a sparkly barn dance. The year before, it was a black and white ball. I want something fun, but not over the top, since it's more important to me that people chat and laugh and have a good time and are not overwhelmed by decorations.

Soooo sleepy, but soooo happy tonight. :)

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Day 300 - Catching Balls

So Tuesday, I was driving home from doing all kinds of various boring-but-necessary RL things and holiday music was playing and I thought, "You know what? I wanna have a holiday type party." Nothing too big and fancy because obviously I save all my "big and fancy" plans for the New Year's Eve Eve party. But just something fun and casual where people could get together and listen to some music and chat. And since I have new ice skates that Aldwyn got me from The Arcade, what better than an ice skating party??

I spent some time tonight fixing up a rink and playing with the weather maker that Aldwyn bought me forever ago. While I was doing stuff, Lolita and Takeo came over and she offered to let me borrow her skating system. So we had a lot of fun just chatting and skating around while I moved trees and stuff. :)

Day 300 - Catching Balls

Of course, you can't get the four of us together and the conversation NOT be crazy, so I spent more time laughing about things [like balls and riding snowflakes] than I spent actually moving trees, but that's fine by me! I'm gonna be stuck inside for the next few days, so you know...it'll all get done.

If you'd like to come to our ice skating holiday party, we'd love to see you there! It'll be this Friday at 8pm SLT. Everyone is invited!

By the way, we still have our Arcade yard sale happening! There are soooo many things out there!! I'm crying because SL seems to have eaten pretty much all of my Tres Blah Arcade stuff, though. :( I managed to get a couple of things back from the yard sale, but ... wahhh!!! My cutting board and the bakeware and the cookie jars. All missing. Wahhhh!!!!! I've cleared cache and nothing. I did a clean install of Firestorm. Nothing. I even did a clean install of the latest LL viewer and...NOTHING. So not cool, SL. So not cool.

The only comfort I have right now is that this happened to me at the Arcade before last and at some point, everything just showed up again a month or two later. But by that time, I'd replaced everything that I'd lost so then I had duplicates. So...there's that.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Day 299 - But He Didn't Cry This Time!

So The Arcade started last night. I told Aldwyn that his buying me what I wanted on my list could be my Christmas present this year. Unlike the last round, my list was only 3 and a half pages long. Last time it was like 6 pages and I'm pretty sure he cried.

He's done so so well and my list now is just a little over half a page long now. Yay!!

Day 299 - But he didn't cry this time!

Of course, that does mean that he has lots of extras. But the family got together and we've got a Yard Sale going on over on Bluebonnet. There's lots of stuff, including some rare stuff. And I think it's all just priced at the gacha price, because we're not total jerks.

Speaking of people who are kinda jerks, though, I did have to return peoples' stuff from the yard sale today. It's probably my fault for leaving the land to public rez, but why would you go to someone's sale and rez your stuff when you don't even KNOW the owner of the land? That's just kinda rude. Especially since they were taking up like 300 prims. Nope nope nope. I probably would have let them had they bothered to ask first. Probably.

We've also reached that time of the year where I will never know what day it is. I've spent all day today thinking it was Monday. Sighs. Someone buy me a calendar, please. :)

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Day 298 - A Gentle Place

I didn't really plan on writing again until after the holiday, but I'm taking advantage of the quiet right now while I wait for my last pan of cornbread to cool down so that I can put it into the tupperware to be transported in the morning. It's nice to have some time to myself before bed. Not that I ever mind company, of course. :) But it's been a very "loud" day, as the day before a holiday often is.

In between cooking and hanging out with Abby and my new niece, Gigi, I worked on our new snowy land. It's not anywhere near finished, but I think it's coming along.

Day 298 - A Gentle Place

I still have to finish winterizing Renee's garden, and get the new Enchanted Pond with the seasons in it, and move some trees around. But it'll get there.

Oh heck. The Arcade Shopping Guide is out. I guess I'll be making my list this weekend of things that I want!

But now that my cornbread is cooled down, it's time to pack it up and then get in bed.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Day 297 - They Rise Again

A few days ago, I felt a tremor on our parcel. Faint, but it was there. I checked the calendar, and yep, right on time, the Grand Bluebonnet Mountains were rumbling under the sea. They only come out when the first snowfall is going to hit, you know. It's been like that for millions of years. When spring comes, then descend back into the ocean. They're funny like that.

Tonight after everyone went to bed, I was finishing up something when I felt the rumbling again. But it was harder! So I ran outside to our small lake house and waited. Sure enough, the mountains rose from the ocean. It was a welcome sight.

Day 297 - They Rise Again

This definitely means that snow is on its way to Bluebonnet! Which, honestly, is a good thing because I was getting a little tired of all the orange and yellow outside. Plus, we watched Miracle on 34th Street tonight with our family and it definitely put me into the holiday spirit!

I hope all of my US friends have a wonderful Thanksgiving on Thursday, and please be safe if you are traveling! Eat lots of good food and enjoy yourselves! ♥

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Day 296 - In The Quiet of the Evening

I started writing this last night but well, sometimes I'm really distracted by the television.

Last night we just hung out up in the "big house" on my platform. I love the house, but it's wayyyy too big for us to have down on the ground [because I'd lose my mind trying to decorate it], so I keep it up in the air and usually open boxes in it. We just sat and chatted on Skype while doing other things.

Day 296 - In The Quiet Of The Evening

So The Arcade is coming up! I'm excited, because I like stuff. LOL! I told Aldwyn not to break out into a cold sweat JUST quite yet because I haven't seen too too much that I will die if I don't get...but then again, I haven't seen all the stuff yet either. We WILL be doing a yard sale on Bluebonnet again, so if you're more of a yard sale person during Arcade time [trust me, I do not blame you if you are!], keep us in mind when you go shop.

I really should be preparing for the snow to hit Bluebonnet. I want some new landscaping items for the snow, so I guess I should also be shopping. But... I think it's definitely lunchtime.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Day 295 - We Only Deal In Special Ingredients!

Since we'll be busy next week, my family is having our Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow night at Lolita and Takeo's place. This is our first Thanksgiving as a family, so it's even more special!

Abby and I know that you don't show up at Thanksgiving empty handed, and we didn't want to show up with a loaf of bread or a single can of cranberry sauce, so we set about tonight to make our Casserole Surprise!

We used ALL kinds of special ingredients.

Day 295 - We Only Deal In Special Ingredients Here

Some of them got on us, and I may have let her eat chocolate close to bedtime... But well, I hear chocolate is good for you, and I definitely want her to be healthy.

We got our special casserole all cooked and put it in the fridge so we can warm it up tomorrow before we head to our family's house.

Just as we finished up, Aldwyn came home.

He Can Clean It Up

I'm pretty sure he's not going to mind cleaning this up.

Pretty sure.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Day 294 - Introspection

I haven't done one of Berry's memes in a while, and since it's late and late is when I get more introspective, it seemed like a good time to do one. :)

Day 294 - Introspection

1. Regardless of your current number, how old do you actually feel? I'm 36, but I honestly feel like I'm still in my 20s. Sometimes even younger. It really depends on the day and what's going on. I have flashes of feeling my age - like when I need to do something for my parents or when I wake up in the mornings and my fingers are stiff, the beginnings of arthritis. But for the most part, I feel young. Very very young. It's nice, though. For a long time, I raced to be older. I thought there was some magic to be older, and that isn't true. The magic is in keeping your sense of humor, your sense of wonderment, no matter your age.

2. Which is worse, failing or never trying? Oh, definitely never trying is worse! Failures teach you what to do next, or what not to do again. It's why I don't agree with the current trend of "Everyone is special, everyone gets a trophy just for showing up" that I see some of my friends' kids going through in school. No. Not everyone gets a trophy. You EARN trophies by being good enough to get one. If you don't get one, that means you either did something wrong, or you just weren't as good as someone else. And it's okay! You learn from that and you work harder and when you do get that trophy, it means something.

3. If the average human life span was 40 years, how would you live your life differently? That's kind of hard to say. I don't really regret much that I've done that has gotten me to this point in my life. But I don't know...if you told me that I'd die at 40, which is only in 4 more years, I'd probably...eat more cake without guilt, make sure I laugh even more than I do now [which seems impossible because I smile and laugh so much these days], travel to meet many of my friends, and spend as much time as possible with those who love me.

4. Are you more worried about doing things right, or doing the right things? I can be a bit of a perfectionist with some things, and it tends to overwhelm me because I want it done RIGHT. And I want it done right the first time, which contradicts #2 in so many ways. :) But I also want to do the right things. I fail at that sometimes, but, again, it teaches me what not to do in the future and that's worth it. I didn't really answer this question very well, did I?

5. Would you rather be a worried genius or a joyful simpleton? Joyful simpleton, all the way! :) I worry so much, even behind all the happiness and laughter. I was diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder over 15 years ago, and it gets worse each year as different things change. It's probably why I sleep so badly - my thoughts race all night! Being a joyful simpleton sounds like a nice change of pace for a while.

6. Have you been the kind of friend you want as a friend? In some ways, yes. I love my friends. I will listen to them complain about the same things for a year if that's what it takes. But do I reach out to them often? No, not really. I don't want to be a bother, which if I had a friend like me, I'd think that my silence meant that I was upset or busy or not willing to talk. And it's not true. I'm just extremely bad at starting a conversation about nothing with most people. I feel like I have to be entertaining and it's hard for me to do that. So would I want me as a friend? Yeah. But it would be a slow growing friendship because I'm a bad conversationalist and need someone to chatter until I'm comfortable.

7. Do you remember that time 5 years ago when you were extremely upset? Does it really matter now? Well, 5 years ago in November, my dad was sick and my mom was nuts. He's not actually sick now [although my mom is still kinda nuts] but I see how frail he is. So did the sickness matter then? Yes. Does it matter now? Not that particular bout of the flu. And in between my worrying about my parents like crazy, I had some SL stuff going on which REALLY doesn't matter now in the least bit. LOL!

8. At what time in your recent past have you felt most passionate and alive? Wow. Umm... I really can't think of a time. And it's not that I'm not happy and excited about things daily. It's just that when I felt the most passionate and alive, I was performing. And I don't really perform now, unless you count SL DJing, which is a pale substitute for the rush of taking the field in front of hundreds or standing in a room alone with 3 judges, but still makes me really happy when I do it. I don't really get to do a lot of things these days. My life doesn't allow for me to travel or anything. When I had a personal trainer at the gym, I will say I felt really amazing after completing a weight lifting session and I was quite passionate about that for a while. It's harder for me without a trainer and I have some issues now that don't allow me to do what I was doing before, but hopefully one day I can do it again.

9. If you just won a million dollars, would you quit your job? I don't currently have a job. :) But if I won a million dollars, I'd pay for my parents' house to be renovated and then if there was any money left over, I'd buy myself a good computer since I really really need one.

10. If you knew that everyone you know was going to die tomorrow, who would you visit today? I'd gather my parents, my boyfriend, and my bestie and her family together in a room and we'd eat lots of delicious food and tell stories and laugh and just hold each other until the end.

11. What do you feel is the difference between being alive and truly living? Being alive is just existing. You don't contribute anything to anyone. Truly living means you are leaving your mark on peoples' lives. You help them. You receive love. You laugh and smile and appreciate the teeny tiny things in life, like the scent of your hand soap or the blue of the autumn sky. You don't have to have big grand gestures. You don't have to skydive and collect a million friends. You are truly living when you appreciate life.

12. If we learn from our mistakes, why are we always so afraid to make a mistake? Because we won't get our trophy! LOL!

13. What would you do differently if you knew nobody would judge you? I think I'd say more of what I think. I talk on plurk, I talk on my blog, but there is quite a lot that I hold back from saying. We are judged by our words. But then again, even if I weren't judged, I still might not say things because I don't believe that people need to know your every opinion, especially if it is needlessly hurtful. So I think...I'd be a dancer. I'd just dance like crazy.

14. If you could offer a newborn child only one piece of advice, what would it be? Take care of your body. It's the only one you'll ever get and you're going to be in it for a long time.

Whew. This was a LONG one! 10 points to you if you actually read everything!! ♥

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Day 293 - Maybe They Need Dancers In The Bannered Mare?

I still play Skyrim. Not every day, and not every week, but I still love the game a whole lot and get into phases where I want to play a lot. The modders for the game are insane, and they add new quests and new areas and it's just amazing to me that they can do that! I mean, they make whole new areas and characters and it's awesome! A couple of weeks ago, I was looking for a specific Skyrim series on YouTube [by the GroBroPros, if you're interested.] and found another one with someone playing as just a regular person - not the Dragonborn. I've seen things like this before and thought it was cool, but I wasn't into playing like that. I wanted to be the Dragonborn, the thane of every area possible, and cheating like CRAZYPANTS because games to me are wayyyy more fun if I don't die. LOL! But watching the videos [Skyrim: Rags To Riches, if you want to see.] I started thinking. What if I played like that? What if I didn't immediately get started in the war?

So my new girl went to Helgen. She saw the dragon attack. She was saved by Ralof and he taught her a little on how to shoot a bow. [This is VERY different for me because I'm usually more of a warrior and prefer to run into stuff and hack at them with a sword.] But as soon as they were out of the cave, she ran off on her own. She's learning to sneak really well, and her archery skills are improving. She's a bit of a thief but so far uninterested in the Thieves Guild. Eventually she married [mostly for somewhere to stay and for the store money], and then managed to get well known enough to be able to buy property and build Lakeview Manor. After that, she ran back to Windhelm to adopt the cutest little girl.

Some of my rules for playing this character is that I don't use God Mode 95% of the time and I don't fast travel. I can run and I can take carriages, but no fast travel. I didn't realize how much I have missed in this game before!! Although I've been playing for a little over year now, I have stumbled into places I've never seen before and into quests I've never done before. It's so fun! Now, eventually, my character WILL join the war, and she will find out she is the Dragonborn, but until then, she'll just keep shooting that bow and stealing circlets.

New Skyrim Girl

Of course, I had to pop into SL tonight to spend some time with my guy. But LOOK. He's playing Skyrim!!! That's okay, though. I can totally make my own fun.

He says I distracted him. I don't see how that could have happened.

Day 293 - Maybe They Need Dancers In The Bannered Mare?

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Day 292 - There's No Time To Cry

So I made it through the 15th. If you're on my plurk, you know what the day was. If you've been reading my blog for a while, you know November is not the best month for me. In fact, fall/winter are usually pretty hard on me for many reasons.

But it wasn't that bad. It really wasn't. My RL bestie and I went to dinner and to shop for craft stuff. [We're on a wreath making kick.] When we're together, we just laugh and laugh about the dumbest things. It's a non-stop gigglefest. Even when we're having serious talks, we always manage to make each other laugh and feel better.

After I got home, I hopped in world and my Abby was home and ready to party. We went to a birthday party for a couple of her friends, which was very nice because I haven't had the chance to meet a lot of her friends yet.

We stayed at the party for a little while and got cake, which had uh...surprises...packed into it, and then headed home to get ready for a skating party that Lolita and Takeo found out about. The party was at an adult club, but they were very nice to us and let us come with our little ones. Abby and Raven aren't the crazy baby talking kids that a lot of people think of when they think of kid avs, but we did ask the host before we came in to make sure would be okay because we know not all adult parties want kids around and we like to be considerate.

The party was really fun and we had a blast skating around! But after a bit, we headed to the sidelines to dance and watch others skate. My sister has better pictures on her plurk if you have her there, but I was able to grab one before crashing for the 4279th time.

Day 292 - There's No Time To Cry

It was just so much fun and reminded me of all the parties we had in my old party ball. I really want to have a party soon. Maybe our own skating party that is more family friendly, or a disco. Heck, maybe both.

As hour 3 of the party started, we thanked everyone for a great time and headed back to Lolita and Takeo's place for a game of Pentadee [SL's version of Yahtzee]. Abby kicked all of our butts! We had played on Thursday night, so we were more familiar with the game this time around. We all got more achievements to add to our collection. Well... almost all of us. *snickers* Takeo seems to have bad Pentadee luck. Pretty sure he should get an achievement for that.

So, on a day where I could have sat around, wallowing, and being sad, there was no time to cry. I laughed and laughed for hours. It's good, you know? It's really good.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Day 291 - Squishes

Some afternoons, you just need some squishes. :)

Day 291 - Squishes

Monday night, I almost divorced Aldwyn. Do you want to know why? It's pretty huge. He told me... he said... He said he had NEVER SEEN THE HUNGER GAMES.


So right now we're over at my sister's house with some of the family watching the movie. I've seen it like 10,000 times, so I don't have to pay a lot of attention, but of course I'm listening even though I could probably quote this movie word for word.

They're about to go to the arena, so I better get back to the movie.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Day 290 - Don't Forget Jakey!

The other night we had a fireside story time and my sister started telling us a story about a guy named John who was just having a regular day and then... ZOMBIE VIRUS! His wife got the virus because she worked at the hospital, so it's up to John to take his baby, Jakey, and try to get them to safety. We heard part one on Thursday. Tonight she's telling us more of the story.

Day 290 - Don't Forget Jakey!

But some of us think Jakey is just holding John back and should be given to the zombies because John is always just about to leave and he always has to remember Jakey.

Freakin' Jakey.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Day 289 - Random Family Night

We didn't have anything planned tonight, so it was just a random family night, hanging out in our not even half decorated dining room, and chatting about stuff.

Day 289 - Random Family Night

There was a big "discussion" on plurk last night and today that I planned on writing a big blog post about. But then I thought...you know what? It doesn't matter. If one misguided, ignorant person thinks that everyone who participates in something that they know very very little about are a bunch of deviants, that's more about them than anyone else. If they think that everyone who doesn't agree with their asshat way of thinking are bullying them, that's on them.

As for me, I've never been happier in SL. I love our life and I love that the people in it are wonderful. I know others who are the same. If one person thinks that what is happening is actually completely opposite of what actually happens and outright refuses to listen to reason... that is completely on them, not on the people that tried to educate them about what they think they hate. :)

My sister and I are starting to plan for the winter. We want to go on a family vacation to a snowy sim and stay in cabins! Kind of like what Aldwyn and I did during the summer, but just not as long. I think it will be super fun!

But for now, it's bedtime.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Day 288 - If You Wanna Take A Ride With Me

Abby and I were goofing around tonight and digging things out of our inventories. We discovered we both had noobs to ride!

Day 288 - If You Wanna Take A Ride With Me

We rode all around our parcel and down to the beach where we hung out for a bit and had a nice chat. This girl...I swear, she puts the biggest smile on my face. :)

Day 287 - Popcorn and Pickles

Another fun movie night with the family! :) It was just the adults this time since all our littles went to bed early. Although we do have fun when it's just us, we do miss our little ones! But it was still a good movie, and my sister and I discovered we both love to eat pickles with our popcorn. Must be a family thing!

Before I headed over to Lolita and Takeo's house for the movie, I was trying to decide what to wear. While I was searching through my inventory, I looked at myself in RL. I am allllll about comfort in my clothing when I'm at home. Yeah, when I go out I will suffer with tight things just to look cute. But at home? Nope! And I'm usually very cold in my house at night, but I don't like to be overly warm either. So I will wear comfy shorts, a t-shirt, a sweater, fun socks, and sometimes my knock-off Ugg boots that I would never wear out of the house in a billion years but totally wear at home.

SO [good God, can I drag out a story.], I figured that since it's been almost 3 months that we've been family, it was time to unleash the full force of my bad fashion sense on them and dressed myself similar to what I was wearing in the RL.

Day 287 - Popcorn and Pickles

Luckily for me, they think I'm pretty cute no matter what I wear.

But of course, they are kind of biased. :)

This time change is throwing me all kinds of off, and it was a super long day, so it's definitely time for bed.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Day 286 - It Doesn't Cost A Thing To Smile

Quiet night for us tonight, which is just as wonderful as our big family nights. It was just Abby and me tonight, sitting in her bed, chatting about all kinds of things. This girl never fails to make me smile.

Day 286 - It Doesn't Cost A Thing To Smile

I'll have to take a better picture of her room at some point, if she doesn't mind. :) I had asked her when she moved in if she wanted to set up her room herself even though I already had a few things in there for her. She said that she likes my decorating, so I set up a little more for her, and she's added her own personal touches. I love going in there to see what little things she has added over the past week.

I'm cuddling with Aldwyn right now while I type this and he's being an ass, so I have to go and put him back in his place. *grins*

[I'm totally kidding, btw. We know who wears the pants in this family.]

[Well, yeah, it's me. But whatever.]

[I'm glad he doesn't always read my blog.]

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Day 285 - I'll Tell You All The Things You Are To Me.

Another fun night with the family! Abby and I went to the pumpkin patch with Lolita, Takeo, and their little goddaughter, Payton. Then we went running through a spooky house! There was a naked man in the basement...I still don't even know about that! Again, my graphics were super low, so here's a picture my sister took!

Hanging at the Spooky Place by Lolita

We also went to a hay maze [Abby won when we did timed runs through it!] and to an asylum and then to a haunted hotel. Aldwyn got to join us for the hotel tour, which was great! He doesn't always get to join us for the start of some of our outings, so it's awesome when he can catch up with us somewhere during the fun!

After we said goodnight to my sis and brother in law, we decided to take advantage of the three of us being online to FINALLY get a proper photo together! Abby has been our goddaughter for two months now and we've never actually sat for a good picture. Can you believe that?? Of course, we kept meaning to, but things always came up.

I'm not the best at taking pics, but I think it came out cute. :)

Day 285 - I'll Tell You All The Things You Are To Me.

These two really are the biggest joys of my SLife. I'm always so happy to see their names pop up on my screen, or log in and someone is home. It's just awesome!

When we go on our adventures and someone is lost or falls in a hole or gets eaten by a bed, we all joke and say, "Well! Guess we're going to Heritage after this to put a panel up!" But honestly? I don't think that I could! If anything were to happen and our family fell apart, I think I'd probably just go back to IMing a few people and decorating the house. LOL! It's really about having the RIGHT people as your family, and these people? Are definitely the right people. :) I always feel like I should tell them constantly, "Do you know how much I adore you???" But well, that would probably be weird, huh?

Well, not that they're not used to me being weird. :-p

Monday, October 28, 2013

Day 284 - Making Memories Of Us

Now that things are a little different in our SLives, we get the joy of making new memories. Today was one of those fun filled days where we weren't just together, but we had a blast exploring and playing in SL. :)

Abby and I started our evening with a cup of tea in her new bedroom.

A Little Tea

She makes the best tea. :)

My sister suggested that we all go to this place called Electrobit City. It was SUPER FUN!! It is inspired by Super Mario, old school Nintendo, and other things like that. We had SUCH a blast!! We had to go through a tutorial first. I had to keep my graphics low so I wouldn't crash too much, so I stole this picture from Lolita. :)

Brooke Is Cute

Isn't my niece Brooke just the cutest? *snickers*

I managed to grab this picture of Aldwyn, Abby, and me while we were standing next to a huge mushroom. Remember, my graphics are low, they actually look way better in person!

Day 284 - Making Memories Of Us

Once the tutorial was finished, we headed into the main part of the game. And oh my GOSH. SO. MUCH. FUN. We were just laughing and laughing sooooo much! My cheeks were hurting! You had to be really careful or you would die by either falling or getting hit by a blue thing. We all died a lot. But it was funny every time!

The place is really well done and you really do feel like you fell right into a Mario game.

8 Bit Baby

Our brother and his family and my friend Kirsten and her family came towards the end of our time there, but I didn't get to see them as much because of all the dying and screaming and stress eating gummy bears. *laughs*

All in all, it was really a terrific night in SL, full of laughter, fun, and lots of new memories. You know, just when I think I couldn't be any happier in SL, a night like this comes along and I think, "No. THIS is the happiest I've ever been here." But maybe that's how it's supposed to be. There's always something to make us happier if we let it. :)

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Day 283 - It feels like I'm all the way back where I belong.

Spent some time with the family tonight, just chilling at home and laughing about silly things. We really do have the best conversations. It was nice to have everyone together. Although it might seem like more since when we are together, I usually show a picture, but we're only all in the same place maybe once or twice a week if our schedules permit. But I love when we can be together because it just feels like home.

Day 283 - It feels like I'm all the way back where I belong

I feel kind of bad that we didn't put together a Halloween party for Bluebonnet this year. We used to have a party every year, or at least I would be DJing one, but there wasn't time this year for me to put anything together. If there are any family friendly parties going on, I'd love to stop by. From what I've seen of the parties so far, there's a lot of naked. LOL! Which has its place, don't get me wrong! But I haven't been in the naked mood lately.

I think this week I'm going to devote some time to working in Hexagon again. I've been wanting to, but I just haven't had the time. And we need a dining room table. Not that there's not a million out there, but I can't find one that really fits my vision. But...we'll see. It might just be easier to buy one. :)

Ugh, so tired. Goodnight!

Day 282 - You make it easier when life gets hard.

So it's true that things in SL can change in the blink of an eye. Well, I guess that's kind of true in any life, huh? There was a bit of a shake up over the past couple of days. It's nothing to do with me, really, but I still hurt for those involved and hope that they can eventually come back to each other when tempers have died down and heads have been cleared. I think it's true that the more you love someone, the more you can hurt them. But I think that it also means that you can fix it if you want to.

But, even though some things have changed, the best part of my SLife hasn't. :)

Day 282 - You make it easier when life gets hard.

I am so lucky that my SL husband is as patient, kind, and loving as he is. I mean, really, our SLives have changed a lot over the past few months and I know that's mostly because of me. But he's totally rolled with it. We spent 2 years after we got married just kind of in our little bubble with just a very very few people who were allowed in. Now it's different. GOOD different, but definitely different. Knowing that no matter what happens, he's still right by my side...well, that makes everything perfect.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Day 281 - I don't think we're going to Masterchef.

You know, I'm not the best cook in the world, but even I wouldn't stick my bare hand in the pot. :-p

Day 281 - I don't think we're going to Masterchef

I wasn't expecting to see Aldwyn tonight since he's still on his trip, but I was really happy that he was able to come in to see me for a bit! We went kitchen shopping because while I have several kitchens in my inventory, I wanted something new, mesh, and a lot less land impact than what I have. I mean, not that we're hurting for prims or anything, but well, you just get used to your new mesh things being a lot less land impact!

There seems to be a real shortage of good mesh kitchens on the grid, though. There is a great one at The Garden this round, but it wasn't what I wanted. We hopped around to a few stores but nothing was really any good. But then we stopped at Bazar and found one that was pretty and texture change and had animations in it. AND it was less than $600L. Score! It doesn't have a fridge, which I don't understand, but that's okay.

However... when I got home and put it out, it's TOO BIG FOR THE KITCHEN!


Now, okay, it does resize down. But then it's really tiny and sad. I'm so bummed!! It's mod, but I don't think I can break it down and make it fit. I don't know.

Does anyone else know of other places that have pretty mesh kitchen sets?

I'm exhausted, so I'm heading to bed. Goodnight!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Day 280 - All In All, It's The Perfect Scene

So...okay, it's been over a week since I blogged last. Good Lord, I will never ever finish the "365" Day Project at this point! :) I'd love to say it's because I've been extra super busy doing extra super amazing things, but nope. I've been busier in the RL lately, and we're coming up on that time of the year where I am pretty down, so I've been doing what I can do to try to make sure that doesn't REALLY happen this year. Blah blah blah, if you're a long time reader of my blog, none of this is new to you, so there's no use in rehashing, am I right? [And if you're new, long story short, I have seasonal depression that usually starts mid to late September and is extremely bad during November for a lot of reasons.]

Anyway, on to SL stuff! Being busier than usual hasn't left me with a lot of time to be with the family OR decorate our new house! I made sure to get our "family" living room done up so we'd have a place to sit. I really like it because it's all small and cozy and we have a lot of pictures in there and pictures make me really happy. I STILL need to find a time where Aldwyn, Abby, and I can all be online at the same time so we can do a photo together. Do any of you know where to find really cute family poses? I know of Heirloom and Click, and I know !bang had some family ones at one point, but buying poses to include a kid is still really new to me!

Speaking of Aldwyn and Abby, I have missed them so much lately! Our schedules just haven't meshed well at all recently. Al is out of town for a few days and even though we keep up with each other during the day when we can, you guys know there's really nothing like being together in world even if we don't do anything. Abby and I finally caught up with each other tonight for a little bit and I was very happy to have her with me, even though we were laughing about the both of us being boring. :)

Day 280 - All In All, It's The Perfect Scene

I was going to talk about something else tonight, but I just realized how late it is. Tomorrow is another day, and all that jazz. :)

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Day 279 - I Threw My Shepherd's Pie For You!

Whenever people ask me about the whole SL family thing, one major question always comes up. "Do you HAVE to spend all your time with them? Because I'd like to have a family but I don't want to have to be with them all the time."

Well, geez, guys. They're not your RL family. :-p

But no, we don't spend ALL our SL time together. Some families do! They all live in one area and they're together constantly because that works for them. MY SL family spends time together, but not daily because we do have other things that we do when we're in world. We chat on plurk, or Skype, or IM, but we're not just landing on each others' heads all of the time. They could land on me if they wanted, I think all of my family are able to locate me on the map, but for the most part, we spend time together when we have the time and it's never forced. We genuinely like each other [because we were friends before we were family!] so spending time with them is fun and a true joy.

Honestly, I'm happy when they're just online. I like looking at my friends list in world and seeing their names. It's comforting. But earlier tonight, I was in world and none of them were online at all. So, I went to plurk and complained.

Alllll byyyy myyyyselllllffff....

Pretty soon afterwards, my sister and brother in law showed up. And 5 minutes after that, my goddaughter popped in. Then we spent about an hour just sitting together and chatting and laughing about random things. [Like the wicked bad shepherd's pie Takeo ate once! It was wicked bad ovah there! *snickers*] It was one of the best parts of my day. :)

Day 279 - I threw my shepherd's pie for you!

So the real answer to "Do you HAVE to spend all of your time with them?" is no, you don't. But you'll love every moment that you can get with them.

In other news, I think I want to switch houses again. As much as I love our home, I've felt a little... well, not uncomfortable, but a little weird, after the Home Tour. All these strangers were in the house and while I decorated in a personal way, it was also kind of for show. And that hasn't sat well with me. Barnes came out with a new home and I adore the layout of it. Really really love it! So I'm thinking that I want to use it. But oh man, to pick all this stuff up and get it sorted in my inventory? Jeebus. But I probably will end up doing it because I feel like it's necessary.

Plus, you know, I have a million other things to do and don't want to do most of them, so setting up a new house will be a nice distraction. :)

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Day 278 - A Little Sunday Magic

This week was so busy for me! I kept meaning to blog, but well, whatcha gonna do? :)

Earlier this afternoon, my sister sent us a message and asked if we wanted to go to Havenhollow tonight. Havenhollow is an interactive neighborhood where you can go trick-or-treating! I was totally down for it, so I made sure to get a costume together. I had some time before we were going to get together, so I threw a picture together.

Day 278 - A Little Sunday Magic

We had SUCH a good time at Havenhollow! I would have gotten some pics but my computer kinda sucks so I had to keep my settings super super low. If you have Lolita on plurk, she posted some great pictures. :) Like this one!

Trick or treating

Trick or treating was super super fun. But the poor kids, Abby and Raven, got tricked a lot! LOL! After Raven got bitten by spiders and a zombie, Takeo said they were just going to Heritage afterwards to get a new son! But we did get some candy, and Floam, and tennis balls.

The cool part is when you take a flashlight and head through the woods to a spoooooky big house! Oh my gosh, running through the woods was CRAZY! We were screaming and laughing so much! And the house is crazy spooky with ghosts and spiders and all kinds of stuff! If you go through, be sure to sit at the vanity in one of the bedrooms!

I don't know if December is going to let us take Abby out any more, though. I mean, yeah, she got some candy, but she got peed on and her face fell off and she got lost a few times. We're pretty much the best godfamily ever. Aldwyn was actually way better at keeping track of Abby and Raven than the rest of us were. My sister and I were too busy screaming and running!!

But no matter what, be sure to get to the basement in the spooky house. There are goodies!

It really was just the most awesome evening and I was so so happy to spend it with my family. My cheeks honestly hurt from laughing and smiling so much! This was just what I needed and the perfect way to end the night. ♥

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Day 277 - Whatever Gets You Through Today

I meant to post last night, but I was feeling pretty sickly. Friday, I took my parents so we could all get our annual flu shot. I always get a little sick afterwards for a day or two, so it was not a surprise that I was feeling pretty off yesterday. I'd way rather put up with feeling a little sick for a day and be covered than not do it and get the flu! Especially since we have so many friends with school age children. Although, the shot really isn't just for me. When you have senior citizens in your life, you learn to take precautions for their safety, too. :)

So last night was a quiet night for me in SL. After the Home Tour, I was a little bit at a loss over what to do because I've always had a room to decorate or something. I decided our living room needed some autumning up [it's a word now!], so I painted and switched out some furniture and at one point moved the entire house to the side and then had a mini heart attack. [It fixed easily, thank God!]

But of course my favorite part of my SL day is when my hubs comes home and asks.... "Is this new?" LOL!

Day 277 - Whatever Gets You Through Today

In other news, have you heard about the date auction at The Pixel Bean? There are lots of people who have panels up, including me and my sister Lolita! Some people are offering lessons in mesh making, some are offering to landscape for you, and I'm sure there are some real dates. :) If you win me, you get some time to hang out with me [and probably some of my family] for some friendly fun. We can go shopping, or exploring, or play games. I'll also take pictures and blog about our time together. I don't have any skills to teach you, unless you want to learn how to accidentally move your house halfway across the sim because you forgot to lock it. *snickers* Or, if you just want someone to sit with you and chat, we can do that too. But I promise you that we'll have fun no matter what, and maybe we'll end up good friends. :)

My nose is trying to kill me today, so I think it's time for allergy meds and tea.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Day 276 - But we won't look at the shark parts!

Some of my favorite times are when we have movie night with the family. :) Tonight's movie is Swiss Family Robinson. It's super old [like older than Aldwyn even!] but I've never seen it.

Of course, then you have stuff like this said during it...

[20:36] Alicia Chenaux-Zanzibar: wait... how long have they been on this island now?
[20:36] ℳŕ Takeo Oleander: 37 minutes

[20:39] Alicia Chenaux-Zanzibar: Oh c'mon, Francis!!
[20:39] Abby Snowfield: ehehe
[20:40] Abby Snowfield: ostrich
[20:40] ℳŕ Takeo Oleander: Im kinda hopin he gets eaten
[20:40] ℳŕ Takeo Oleander: whos with me?

[20:44] Abby Snowfield: she is tryin to say they all die virgins
[20:44] Alicia Chenaux-Zanzibar: lmao!!!

[20:48] Aldwyn Zanzibar: uh oh, seems like a brokeback moment
[20:48] Abby Snowfield: lmao!
[20:48] Abby Snowfield: lols.
[20:48] Alicia Chenaux-Zanzibar face palms.
[20:48] ℳŕ Takeo Oleander: uh oh lol
[20:48] Abby Snowfield: ✦✧HaHaHa✦✧
[20:48] Abby Snowfield: dies
[20:49] Alicia Chenaux-Zanzibar: only my family would make a disney movie dirty.

At least we look good. LOL

Day 276 - But we won't look at the shark parts

Day 275 - Falling Leaves

Quiet night tonight. Now that our house really is decorated, I'm kind of at a loss as to what to do. *laughs* For the longest time, I kept saying "I need to decorate!" and it always gave me something to do OR a reason to procrastinate. But mostly tonight I stood around until Aldwyn got home. I guess I could have bothered the family to see what they were doing, but I'm still pretty bad about that. :-p And I think we're all just enjoying being back in our homes after hiding out during the home tour!

After Aldwyn went to bed, I realized our party area was still up, so I went to dismantle it. But then I wondered what would be done in that area. Usually it stays kind of empty, but I already have trees set up. So I think tomorrow I'll decide what should go in that area. Maybe a camp site? We did a camping party theme one year, maybe it's time to revisit it.

While I was in the area, I decided to take a new profile picture. I'm going more reddish/brownish for the autumn season, hair wise. Well, probably. Today, yes. :)

Day 275 - Falling Leaves

By the way, since I'm such crap at blogging my own stuff, I made candy corn nail polish for the SLink nails, which you can see in my picture. Actually, I made 3 colors to simulate that autumn mix candy. If you want to buy it, I threw the polish up on marketplace, and it's only $50L. They're not the best polishes ever, but I think they're pretty cute. :)

I guess I should get to bed. I've been yawning like crazy for a while and I have things to do tomorrow. Goodnight!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Day 274 - Just A Little Shopping

It's been really fun going to different houses on the Home Tour this weekend! Everyone has such a lovely and unique style of decorating. And I've gotten some really great comments on our home, which makes me happy. :) But I'll admit, I won't be sorry for the tour to be over. I love having people over, but I miss just being able to stand around at home or being able to just sit with my family in the house without wondering if someone is going to come all up into the house.

I wonder if this is what it's like to live at The White House. *gigglesnorts*

Although they come over whenever, my sister and brother in law stopped over at the house today and he told me he reclaimed his stolen Twinkies!!

"No problem!" I thought. "I'll just go get more!"

So while they were out touring, I snuck over to their house...

Day 274 - Just A Little Shopping

By the way, I don't even actually LIKE Twinkies.

Shhh...let's not tell him, though.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Day 273 - If You Were Here

I mentioned over the weekend that I'm participating in the home tour that Tymmerie has organized for this coming weekend. I kinda ran around tonight [well, ran, lagged, and crashed around] trying to put the last touches on the house. I'm happy with it. It's OUR home. It's where we like to be and where our family and friends come over to hang out sometimes and it's not this totally perfect, magazine ready home. I think that's what's been bothering me the most. Someone's going to come into our home and be like, "Oh. Well, this isn't good." I can't stop someone from thinking that, of course, but you know... I'd rather it not happen. LOL

But, there's not much more about it I can do. I like our home. Aldwyn likes our home. We're the ones that live there. So to those participating in the tour and coming over... I promise I won't judge your house if you don't judge mine! :)

Since this will be going on all weekend, I decided to set my home position up in the sky for a bit. Not that I'm going to just hide out there all weekend. I'm sure I'll come down to say hi to folks. But I still have things to do and I'd hate to be half naked when someone comes into the house. Welcome to my home...and my boobs!

I've had Barneworth's C88 house rezzed out on my platform for a while, so it seemed like a good place to set my home spot. And What Next has some awesome rocking chairs for Fifty Linden Friday this week, so I'll sit and rock while people come over.

Day 273 - If You Were Here

I reconnected with an old friend today in SL, which was really nice. And I DJed a pirate party! It was pretty fun, and a great chance to hang out with people and with Abby during the evening. She was the cutest little pirate! I couldn't take any pictures because my computer sucks so hard, but everyone looked really adorable.

Oh! And our anniversary party last night was really fun, too! Most of our nearest and dearest were there, and we had a great time! If you saw my style blog post, you saw my dress and our party area.

Goodness, I am yawning like crazy out of nowhere. Bedtime!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Day 272 - 2 Years and Counting!

Two years ago today, I was getting ready to put on a fluffy white dress, walk down the aisle in front of some of our closest friends, and attach myself to one of the best men I've ever had the privilege of meeting in Second Life.

Three years ago, this guy taught me that men in SL are not all just out for sex, they weren't all there to hurt you, and that some are willing to accept you and love you EXACTLY how you are. Craziness and all!

I knew pretty early on in our relationship that he'd end up being my partner. I never pushed it, because well, I figured at some point all my quirks and flaws and stuff would run him off and who wants to waste $25L on a divorce? *laughs* So I waited. When he proposed to me on our one year anniversary of being together, I was... Well, shocked, to say the least. I'd be a real pain in the behind ALL NIGHT. But he still loved me enough to propose, despite my nagging him about his eyebrows. :)

Three years together, two years married. He has never hurt me, even unintentionally. He puts up with my quirks. He listens to me when I want to talk, and is simply there for me when I don't want to say anything at all. He encourages me in whatever I want to do. He didn't seem to mind when I tucked us away from almost everyone after being hurt by someone, and he hasn't minded now that we've expanded our family. Y'all, this man goes to THE ARCADE on opening day for me so that I don't have to. If that's not love, I don't even know what is.

Happy anniversary, baby. I look forward to many more!!

Day 272 - 2 Years and Counting

Day 271 - Girl Chat

I spent a couple of hours tonight just sitting and having girl chat with two of my favorite redheads, my goddaughter Abby and her mom, December. Abby, of course, stops over at our place frequently, but this was the first time I've ever gotten to just hang out with December when it wasn't a big party or something. They're both pretty awesome and funny, so we had a lot of laughs. :)

Day 271 - Girl Chat

After they headed to bed, I had a few minutes alone before Aldwyn came home. Poor guy, he's been a little under the weather the past couple of days. But, he gave me my anniversary gift! I've been wanting to learn how to make mesh a LOT but I'm honestly not very good at stuff like that. I mean, I've been in SL for almost 7 years altogether and the only real skill I have is running my mouth. But we know some people who have been using Hexagon to make mesh, so he bought it for me! Yay!! I played around a little bit with it tonight but of course didn't come up with anything. A friend of mine pointed me towards the tutorials she used to learn it, so tomorrow I'm definitely going to be watching and trying to learn.

Of course, tomorrow can't be a full day of learning because... PARTY!!

Our 2 Year Anniversary Party!

I'm so so excited!! I've been trying to 2 days to find a dress that I felt comfortable in. I wanted something kinda fancy, but not TOO fancy, and not too "sexy" or revealing or anything like that. The one I found IS a little on the shorter side, but it has long sleeves and doesn't really show cleavage, so it's awesome. Once I decide on a hair and on jewelry, I'll be all set!

But before all of this can happen... I need much sleep. :)