Pressies…

Pressies
Looks like I am all set for Christmas, my shopping is done and just need to get a couple of stocking stuffers for my girlfriend and her hubby that I live in RL with~  this will be my next to last blog post till after the holidays as an RL Dog client called at the last moment wanting me to dog sit starting in 2 days till the end of the month ~ Unexpected yet they are excellent clients spoiling me so can never say no to xtra $$$ hehehe ~ We all know RL always comes first ~ Were you aware that gift giving has gotten so out of hand, so commercialized that most spend up to and over $1,000 as average…people even borrow money just to spend on Christmas then complain when they see maxed out credit cards or loans that are due. As well as some of the gifts are not wanted and either returned, regifted or just thrown away ♥  I used to think the idea of giving a gift card was so un-personalized ~ not anymore as the variety of gift cards like Amazon where the recipient can just purchase almost anything or restaurant gift cards, Walmart gift cards are also big in the USA ~ you choose the amount you want to spend ~ and I like to put that card wrapped up in a tiny box, then put that box into another box hehehe ~ my girlfriend last year gifted me with an Amazon card that I used for ebooks and to rent a couple of video’s.  Gift cards might seem a tad cold but it is letting that person choose their own gift or enjoy a meal on you ♥ take a moment to breathe, relax and immerse yourself in the holiday festivities ~ till next time hugzzz♥♥

Shot at my home using pose/prop Amitie My Gift Box #2

wearing:
Pud’s Very Subtle Bounce Physics
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2
DeeTaleZ Mesh BEAUTY MOLE
IKON Odyssey Eyes – Nymph
LEGENDAIRE CHARLIZE JEANS MAIT
LEGENDAIRE CHARLIZE LONG CARD MAITREYA
LEGENDAIRE LEGENDAIRE CHARLIZE BOOTS
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
NO.MATCH_NO.PROBLEM.
Chop Zuey Willow Love – Engagement Ring

Enjoy a cuppa…

Cuppa
Come sit with me and enjoy a cuppa tea or cocoa if that is your choice I do have both ~I know that for me getting caught up in traditions that I grew up with not even thinking there are so many worldwide traditions at Christmas as well that I took some time looking for some unique ones to tell you about ~ so sit relax and read on ~ Since 1966, a 13-metre-tall Yule Goat has been built in the center of Gävle’s Castle Square for the Advent, but this Swedish Christmas tradition has unwittingly led to another “tradition” of sorts – people trying to burn it down. Since 1966 the Goat has been successfully burned down 29 times – the most recent destruction was in 2016. ~ the next one sounds scary for children but in Austria on the eve of St. Nicholas Day, young men dress up as the Krampus frightening children with clattering chains and bells. Christmas has never been a big deal in Japan. Aside from a few small, secular traditions such as gift-giving and light displays, Christmas remains largely a novelty in the country. However, a new, quirky “tradition” has emerged in recent years – a Christmas Day feast of the Colonel’s very own Kentucky Fried Chicken. <–that one is interesting ♥  In the 13 days leading up to Christmas, 13 tricksy troll-like characters come out to play in Iceland. The Yule Lads (jólasveinarnir or jólasveinar in Icelandic) visit the children across the country over the 13 nights leading up to Christmas. For each night of Yuletide, children place their best shoes by the window and a different Yule Lad visits leaving gifts for nice girls and boys and rotting potatoes for the naughty ones. Lastly and perhaps one of the most unorthodox Christmas Eve traditions can be found in Norway, where people hide their brooms. It’s a tradition that dates back centuries to when people believed that witches and evil spirits came out on Christmas Eve looking for brooms to ride on. To this day, many people still hide their brooms in the safest place in the house to stop them from being stolen.  So now I hope you have learned some new traditions as I know there are a lot more and does anyone have a family tradition you would like to share ~ please leave a comment and will post it on my next blog ~ thank you again for reading and sharing your thoughts with me as till Christmas my blog will be only about the holidays without the normal rants I have at times hehehe ~ ENJOY & HUGZZZZ

Shot at my home using the Prop/pose from {whatnext} Marlow Chair  ~

wearing:
Pud’s Very Subtle Bounce Physics
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2
DeeTaleZ Mesh BEAUTY MOLE
IKON Odyssey Eyes- Nymph
LEGENDAIRE REBECA ANKLE BOOTS
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
NO.MATCH_NO.LEVEL. (female / cap )
Phedora ~ epiphany christmas gift ~ Maitreya
More Than Ever Snow Day Sweater Red
[HAYSURIZA] Reading glasses Drim past Sponsor gift

thinking…

Thinking
For most people this is Day 4 of 12 Days of Advent as in SL Advent does start on Dec 12th ~ yet what came to my mind today was the song just finished hearing “Twelve Days of Christmas” and I was thinking till just a moment ago that was referring to the days before yet actually it isn’t…as the first day of Christmas “A Partridge in a Pear Tree” is the starting celebration of the birth of Jesus on December 25th ending on January 5th…seems way back when Catholicism was banned in England “The carol, it is said, was a catechism song for Catholics to learn “the tenets of their faith,” as they could not openly practice in Anglican society” is this true or not  been truly substantiated yet below is the meaning of each day and these 12 days are known as “The Epiphany” ~ some also believe the 12 days is the amount of time it took for the 3 Wise Men to travel to Bethlehem, some it is known as “Twelvetide” ~ either way for most Christians it truly is a celebration ~ this usually is not my thing to discuss religion as my Gram a very wise women said there are 2 things never to be discussed in mixed company is “politics & religion” as I try to keep my blog away from those 2 subjects yet its the season that truly is a religious celebration one that whether you believe or not please just take time to let others know you care ♥

Here are the verses of the song, along with their supposed symbolism [source: BBC.com]:

A Partridge in a Pear Tree – Jesus Christ
Two Turtle Doves – The Old and New Testaments
Three French Hens – The three virtues of Faith, Hope and Charity
Four Calling/Collie Birds – Four gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John
Five Golden Rings – First five books of the Old Testament
Six Geese-a-Laying – Six days of creation before God’s rest on the seventh day
Seven Swans-a-Swimming – Seven gifts of the Holy Spirit
Eight Maids-a-Milking – Eight Beatitudes
Nine Ladies Dancing – Nine fruits of the Holy Spirit
Ten Lords-a-Leaping – Ten Commandments
Eleven Pipers Piping – Eleven faithful disciples
Twelve Drummers Drumming -Twelve points of belief in the Apostles’ Creed

Shot at my home using the prop {what next} Winter Harvest Chair w/poses in it ♥

wearing:
Pud’s Very Subtle Bounce Physics
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2
DeeTaleZ Mesh BEAUTY MOLE
IKON Odyssey Eyes- Nymph
ISON – Luxebox suede pants
LEGENDAIRE REBECA ANKLE BOOTS
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
white river co. – Daytripper Hat/Hair
:::{KOXAHA}::: Christmas Raccoon Sweater~Marketplace bargain

friends…

Friends
Holidays to me mean friends and family ~ mostly friends in my situation as the family not so much hmmm maybe need to rephrase that family not at all…too long a story and let’s just say my family and I parted after my Mom passed away, which does happen when your parents truly hold the family together…November marked the anniversary  where I am living a year and can truly say I love it here living with my best girlfriend  that have known since high school and her husband ~ truly great to have a friend like her in my life as both have truly been a real blessing ~ her nagging me to finally make Dr. appointments to see what’s going on with me ~ not that I am looking forward to having such evasive surgery on my nose *2 hour procedure that when the Dr. explained it to me I seriously cringed ~ especially telling me a little slip of this instrument close to my eye and brain I am like OMG do not tell me that shit just have steady hands, no drinking the night before you and will start saying prayers that it goes fine…who tells their patients that gawd along with saying when asked about pain afterward “oh yes there will be horrible pain but we got good drugs for you” just another FYI that you could have kept to yourself…my girlfriend and her hubby said not to worry as I would be fine ~ for my SL friends I have also been blessed especially with my bestie Dena who lets me rant about RL stuff and cheers me up when am down ~ think without her at times my SL would look on the grey side and not full of color ~ this year am so grateful to another fantastic Christmas with my friends *RL & SL* ~ Dena and I truly want to tell each of you

MERRY CHRISTMAS ♥

Shot at my home using the pose from ENIIPose “Merry Christmas #1” including dogs

 

Dena wearing
Pud’s Very Subtle Bounce Physics
!gO! Icelyn Bobble Hat&hair – Black
.::Supernatural::. Balian #4 Silver
Adc Puppy Girl1
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2
IKON Hope Eyes – Starfall
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Nova — Emma Rings
Scandalize. Caitli. Maitreya
YELIZ MESH “CHIARA” Fur Uggs
YELIZ MESH “CHIARA” Long Sweater
Shape Mine

Am wearing
Pud’s Very Subtle Bounce Physics
!gO! Icelyn Bobble Hat&hair – Blonde
Add Buldog Girl2
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2
DeeTaleZ Mesh BEAUTY MOLE
IKON Odyssey Eyes- Nymph
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Scandalize. Caitli. Maitreya
YELIZ MESH “CHIARA” Fur Uggs
YELIZ MESH “CHIARA” Long Sweater
Shape ~ mine

know what…

KnowWhat
I gotta laugh when some say SL and RL are not the same ~ cuz you know what I think at times that it is exactly like RL where you have cliques, mean girls who ignore you in group chats and make anonymous posts about you…guess I should be standing on a soapbox while doing this instead of sitting with my cutesy reindeer…some things never change in 10 years that I have been a resident of SL ~ except thinking people have gotten bolder, more judgmental, and  meaner ~ cripes I get tired of asking questions in groups and not being answered or because someone asks a stupid question and gets a stupid answer from another someone lets all jump on that person when the answer was funny…okay will stop now because first it is getting closer to Christmas and am seriously trying to be more understanding and have more compassion for those type of people that seem to think they are better than others and take it upon themselves to say hurtful things…Let me instead talk about this past weekend with the Monthly Midnight Madness gifts ~ my outfit that I was able to get both Midnight & Noon came from Pink Cream Pie that fit my Maitreya body perfectly and looks very winterish ~ The cute pose/prop from Lil’Bug is a past Gimme Gacha pressie…that’s it for me today and to my friends and supporters of my blog you truly make me smile and I am thankful for each one of you ~ hugzz ♥♥

wearing:
Pud’s Very Subtle Bounce Physics
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2
DeeTaleZ Mesh BEAUTY MOLE
IKON Odyssey Eyes- Nymph
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Monica Boots :: Maitreya :: Pink Cream Pie
Monica Dress :: Maitreya :: Pink Cream Pie
TRUTH HAIR May
^^Swallow^^ Magic Pixie Ears

thoughts…

Matching

Some may think its corny or way too not chic yet for me I do think its sweet when at times you wear matching tops ~ oh am not speaking about a daily or even a weekly thing ~ no that gets to be a tad creepy in my eyes seeing adults always dressed alike ~ the sweaters are from The Arcade by Bleich ♥  oh looking for more gifts head over there and in the middle there is a huge Christmas tree that you can see underneath a lot of gifts ~ still sorting stuff from all the Advents and group gifts ~ speaking of gifts for those that are members of Calas Ty and Truck have the rather fabulous scarves that you see wrapped around our neck as gifts this year…Little Frenchie is a past gift and is still out at the Pavilion for those looking for a cute pet…I am still curious about your thoughts if you think matching holiday sweaters are just creepy or they are alright in moderation…RL is screaming as today is my appointment with a surgeon nothing major ~ before I head out I wanted to comment on the nice remarks that have been getting on my blog posts ~ thank you so much for those as they do mean a lot to me ♥♥ till next time as it gets closer and closer to the big day take time out for yourself ~ enjoy a moment of peace, sip on your favorite drink whether hot, cold, alcoholic or not hehehe…

This was shot at our home using the Glamrus Pose White Christmas that am not sure exactly when or where I got it but they are now only on Marketplace.

wearing:

Brutus

3D MESHiah-Christmas hat
A&D Clothing – Pants -Austin-
Bleich – Xmas ’89 Ugly Sweater *TheArcade
CATWA HEAD Daniel v3.2
SIG GIANNI CHELSEA Boots
Stealthic – Like Lust
[CG2018] Mens Winter Scarf
[Signature] Gianni Body – Body – v4.6
-NIVARO- Skin – 04. Lion Tone

Wearing
Pud’s Very Subtle Bounce Physics
Beloved Jewelry : Snowflake Necklace/POE gift
Bleich – Xmas ’89 Ugly Sweater – Snow
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2
DeeTaleZ Mesh BEAUTY MOLE
IKON Odyssey Eyes- Nymph
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
SAVIN – CAMI LEATHER SKIRT – GREEN –
TRUTH / Athena
Chop Zuey Willow Love – Engagment Ring
[CG2018] Ladies Tintable Winter Scarf
^^Swallow^^ Magic Pixie Ears Left

enjoying…

enjoying

This truly is my favorite time of year and Christmas is my favorite holiday…did not matter if I barely had enough money to buy gifts or all that overtime made buying gifts easier I still love this holiday ~ for me with Christmas its the feeling you get by listening to Christmas carols, watching all those sappy Christmas movies like “Its a Wonderful Life” w/Jimmy Stewart that I end up bawling over even if I have never missed a year watching that movie…today am sitting with my tablet not even feeling the snow start falling, watching Pentatonix YouTube Christmas videos ~ O M G I am such a fan of their talents, the music and the voices that make up this group ~ they have a new Christmas album called Where are you Christmas ~ for those that might not be in the know of this group they are an Accapella group that I first saw on the reality show “The Sing-Off“, have been a fan ever since ♥  Guess, I should get up and go inside before I am covered in snow as now it is really coming down.  Today will start wrapping pressies in RL and sorting out more of my inventory from all the advents, hunts that I have done and the boxes are still cluttering up my inventory ~ It is hard to personally thank each and every designer that has given gifts at the Epiphany, Arcade, Gimme Gacha, and from the POE hunt ~ yet I appreciate all the gifts as most designers do truly show off their talents with their gifts ♥♥  what I can do is thank all of my readers ~ ones that take time out to comment and let me know they appreciate my blog as it makes me smile knowing♥ hugzz to all and remember December is the month of giving ~ give someone a smile or a hello today ♥

Shot at my home using the poses inside “{what next} ‘Wintry’ Pembury Bench ~ :CP: Roll in the Hay Firepit

wearing:
Pud’s Very Subtle Bounce Physics
*barberyumyum*bangs
.EscalateD. Maike – Hair
WSC Black leggings
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2
DeeTaleZ Mesh BEAUTY MOLE
IKON Odyssey Eyes- Nymph
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
More Than Ever Snow Day Sweater Blue
Chop Zuey Willow Love – Engagment Ring – 
-KC- YETI WINTER BOOTS / PAIR
^^Swallow^^ Magic Pixie Ears