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

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

am here…

Festive

Peeking out from my rather long bangs am thinking of absolutely nothing as the last couple days my sinuses have just taken my energy and stuffed it somewhere…It is a good thing my Christmas list is super short and have already finished getting the bigger gifts that I needed.  The Forest ~ Winter Wonderland starts out with you landing at a Train station among a gorgeously done snow scene.  When you look out while waiting for the train to take you around you will see deer grazing as well as the Christmas gnomes that are keeping watch…Plus those amazing igloo’s that are just behind me ~ this is another sim that I will be coming back for more exploring as it deserves a second look ♥  The warm sweater am wearing is one of the pressies from the POE hunt…after years doing this I realize the need to get it done early as a lot of the gifts are geared for Christmas and winter…Peace on Earth hunt is marking its 11th year in SL ~ clicking on the above link will take you to the website where you can find a list of the stores and the prizes♥  The gorgeous scarf wrapped around my neck is a pressie from Ty & Truck owners of Calas and the gorgeous Christmas sim A Midnight Clear ~ it is a group gift that is free and you will find it at the Pavilion under a table close to the front as you come in…lastly my hat/hair was a very nice pressie from my bestie Dena ♥  Before I go please let me thank each of my readers for taking time out to read my blog as this truly makes me smile especially when a stranger sends me an IM telling me they love reading my blog and yes I am surprised at times to hear that honestly did not realize…to my friends and fellow bloggers thank you a well for supporting me ~ till next time hugzz to all ♥

This was shot at The Forest ~ Winter Wonderland using Leaning pose #7  from FoxCity Poses 

wearing:
AnaSTyle – Valentina – Jeans MAITREYA
Sintiklia Bangs
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2
DeeTaleZ Mesh BEAUTY MOLE
IKON Odyssey Eyes- Nymph
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Lika Meili Mesh_PomPom Hat with Hair ~ pressie
RIOT / Holiday Sweater Madness ~ POE hunt
Chop Zuey Willow Love – Engagment Ring
Calas Ladies Tintable Winter Scarf

it begins…

Begins

And so it begins ~ Advent Calendars, the countdown to Christmas, invites to upcoming parties, shopping for pressies as well as all the Holiday fairs, hunts and events…at times if you have a lot of groups it tends to get overwhelming…until the end of the year my inventory will almost explode with pressies, advent pressies and hunt gifts…like the oversize sweater am wearing from !gO! the first day 1 gift in their Advent giveaway ♥  and speaking of pressies my soon to be hubby Brutus went to Epipany and gave me one of his gacha gifts ~

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Ever held a wiggling 30 pound St. Bernard puppy? It is a huge struggle *laughing* and yes in my teens I babysat for a family that had just that a St. Bernard puppy, which grew it seemed magically to me each week I would come to sit ♥  The children would laugh and laugh as I would try to catch the puppy to bring him inside ~ this gorgeous puppy am trying to hold is from Jian *creator of those gorgeous animals* Just finishing the POE hunt, trying to rush around to the Advent calendars has been keeping me busy and OMG visiting my favorite Christmas simMidnight Clear that is part of Calas ~ if you are like me and have visited in past years this is a must see Sim during the holidays ♥ will be blogging it soon so please stick around ~ as I get back to the task of sorting inventory just want to remind you please take a moment to check in with friends even if its to say hello as December is a very hard month for a lot with depression and anxiety issues ~ just let them know you are thinking of them if they need someone to listen you are there for them ♥ hugzz…

Shot at my residence using pose G.J.W.H.F. by Extra

wearing:
Pud’s Very Subtle Bounce Physics
!gO! Fiesta! Baja Hoodie -Advent #Gift
Sintiklia Bangs
WSC Holly Black leggings
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2
DeeTaleZ Mesh BEAUTY MOLE
IKON Odyssey Eyes- Nymph
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
NO.MATCH_NO.ALWAYS.
Chop Zuey Willow Love – Engagment Ring
C&S Winter Boots for Maitreya

Coat time…

Coat Time
Its coat time and I love having to put one on to go outside ~ not a super heavy one as for myself just gets too hot…not sure about you but a lot of the times my choices for  clothes reflect what I would truly wear in RL and yes there are a lot of exceptions like those ever super sleek gown that ummm would not be something I would wear now cuz it might be a little cringe-worthy hehehe…specially since am not in my 20’s and weigh what I did then ♥  This coat is one that I had till it was getting raggedy and not even would I donate it…Hilly Haalan is the creator of this and if you are fans of her stuff it comes with a hud for the coat and the sweater underneath along with the fact you can hide the sweater ~ great price and I found it on Marketplace one night when I was browsing for bargains…funny I was all set to do this rant about a couple of issues but tis the season to be nice and not naughty as we all know that is for me the norm LOL ~ what I do want to mention December is a rough month for a lot of people especially those already dealing with depression ~ the holidays make it rougher with missing family, friends that have passed or no longer with them due to divorce or separation ~ little kindness and patience are needed just remind them you are there for them and mean it ~ saying hello, sending a short email or whatever you can to tell them they are in your thoughts ♥  hugzz

Shot at Virtue using Hera pose #5 that was a gift from the WOH5 hunt ♥

wearing:

Pud’s Very Subtle Bounce Physics
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2
DeeTaleZ Mesh BEAUTY MOLE
IKON Odyssey Eyes- Nymph
LEGENDAIRE Anitta JEANS MAITREYA
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
TRUTH / Livia
Chop Zuey Willow Love – Engagment Ring
[hh] Veronica Coat MAITREYA
-KC- YETI WINTER BOOTS

how did we…

How did we

ummm am not sure how we ended up with packages squished behind our backs, just know bestie Dena and I do get ourselves in some predicaments *giggling* speaking of which, Dena was scrolling through the archives and was mentioning something that I realized her and I have known each other for 3 years ~ WOW that has to be a milestone since I will admit honestly to the fact that I can count on my longtime female friends on one hand…most seem to just fade away or because am not truly known for being politically correct will say what’s on my mind and poof have offended and am off their friends list ~ oh Dena and I have had our ups and downs yet we have survived as truly best friends do ~ we know each others RL history on things, we voice whenever possible because her and I at times will get the giggles and it just doesn’t come across in text that you are laughing so hard or that tone when you go “seriously”…we discovered mesh bodies together that was a totally new experience for both of us since we were so clueless on how to even put it on us hehehe, we can both calm each other down when one of us has screwed up our head or something that we need one another to figure out the answers…same with mesh heads even though Dena did get hers before me and talked me through the process, which I thank her for a lot ~ at times am sure her eyes roll back into her head with my actions or things I have said as again my mouth at times has no filter ~ looking at the above pic am sure we thought we were trying to figure out how to carry all those boxes, or possibly we were just being us in a silly moment that best friends have ~ gotta say am so grateful for her being my bestie and am wishing each of you find or have that bestie to share and make memories in SL ♥♥ till next time be kinder to yourself as you are the most important person in your life…

Shot at my home *now decorated in snow* using prop/pose by Amitie You are my gift

Am wearing:
amara beauty ~ Charlotte
Sweet Tea Dreary Day Tights Grey Cable Knit
Pud’s Very Subtle Bounce Physics
*barberyumyum*bangs
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2
DeeTaleZ Mesh BEAUTY MOLE
IKON Odyssey Eyes – Nymph
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
NO.MATCH_NO.FAULT.
Chop Zuey Willow Love – Engagement Ring –
YELIZ MESH “CHIARA” Fur Uggs
YELIZ MESH “CHIARA” Long Sweater

Dena is wearing almost the exact thing with the following items
Astrology HI Sabrina
C’est la vie-Emmi
*YS&YS ILLY~ PP June 2018
Supernatural Nose Piercing Balian
IKON ~ Odyssey ~ Industrial

SL Winter…

Winter1

Its beginning to look a lot like Winter Wonderland around SL and I absolutely love it ~ especially with none of the biting cold effects that come being outside…wearing my heavy warm sweater by Perch that was a prize from the WOH, my Ugg boots and yes my hat because where I went it was snowing a lot…  Footprints in the Snow is a gorgeous sim with a lot of photo ops for you to take ~ if you are not too noisy you can get up close to the reindeer like I did *grinz* Winter is one of my favorite RL seasons and the creativity is limitless in SL that I am finding bunches of sims that have changed to winter that I will be exploring ~ there will be coming up soon the start of Advent season with various stores participating that I will try my best to keep you informed ~ Peace on Earth hunt starts also and that one is probably the biggest hunt of the season ♥  December will be a very full month that my wish is you will stick around with me ~ until then remember to take time out for yourself and this is your SL make the most out of what you want ~ hugzz♥♥

Shot at Footprints in the Snow using the pose from Hera another prize from the WOH hunt

Wearing
amara beauty ~ Charlotte in Honey PP October/Catwa
Pud’s Very Subtle Bounce Physics
**RE** Luxy Rings – Maitreya Bento
Alyce – Ugg Boots
Cae :: Thalia :: Necklace
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2
DeeTaleZ Mesh BEAUTY MOLE
IKON Odyssey Eyes- Nymph
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
NO.MATCH_NO.EASY.
Perch – WOH Sweater [LARA]
Scandalize. Jana. Maitreya Jeans~Group Gift
Chop Zuey Willow Love – Engagement Ring