Ready and waiting

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She perched on the edge of the chair, careful not to disturb the sleeping cat. Twisting her ankle this way, then that, she admired the shining toe of her boots as it contrasted with the knitted fabric covering her leg. Leaning forwards she slowly pulled the laces tight, fastening each bow as she let a grin spread on her face “Oh yes! These really are the perfect finishing touch to this outfit. I am sure he will approve”

She had intended to have the tree decorated in time for his return, but truth be told she suspected he might be more interested in her adornments. A flush spread to her cheeks as she heard his key in the door, and she was unsure as to whether it due to the open fire, or her plans for the evening. She grabbed the mistletoe and awaited his reaction to the scene she had prepared for him.
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Credits:

 
Boots: Frenchie from Gos  available at http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Fuyumi/126/129/1015 Epiphany

Pose:  Santa’s Baby from Gingerfish available at  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Prism%20Events/128/128/23 Tannenbaum

Hair: Magika Freya

Meva: Bridget Corsage and sleeves

Lantern: 8f8 – Storyteller’s Burrow – Lantern Cage

Chair: Fapple- Angel Oak Throne

Cat on chair: O.M.E.N . Sleepy Bengal .

Plate: striped mocha – plate with baubles – silver

Alouette – Box of Ornaments 1

Apple Fall Heritage Christmas Tree – Golden White

Skybox: American Gothic – (RageWorks)

Armchair musings…

 

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One thing which I spend a lot of time doing in SL… is.. thinking.

This should come as no surprise as so often the results of this are the ramblings in this blog.

My time in SL has always been my space of calm. Well… that’s what I have needed it to be, and for the most part that’s what it’s been for me. I am now well on the way through my eleventh year in SL, and over those years my little SL haven has been a real crutch for me.

There are times when my daily life is so hectic. Periods of those 11 years have been filled with trauma, stress and illness, but it’s that slice of the day when my time is truly my own, and I can lose myself in the somewhat-self-controlled environment of SL that I can finally stop and breeeeathe!

Yes it’s true to say that over those years I have witnessed much stress and drama in my SL too. Those times have been hard, but have taught me so much about myself and all were lessons worth learning.

Hmm… how to steer this to where I wanted to go when I started out on this? Haha! See what happens when I think?

With all that in my background, I spent some time talking with friends this week… something else I love to do on both sides of the screen! It occurred to me during conversation that whatever bad things we go through in life, no matter what negative situations we find ourselves in, or however many people we need to walk away from, somehow we always seem to run into those we truly fit with.

How amazing it is to have a conversation with someone, even if you are new into a friendship, but find that you are both of the same opinion on various things ?

I really do think we find our ‘tribe’ in life… not so much those we choose to spend time with, but those we truly belong with. These are the people who encourage us… those who inspire and applaud when we reach success, but equally the same ones who stop and create time to listen when that is what we need.

I think the best tribe is one where you don’t even have to spend all your time together to simply know in your heart that they are there. It’s in the quiet times of armchair-thinking at the end of the day that you can really see, and appreciate the blessings in life that true friends are! ♥

Credits:

Hair: MAGIKA, Lotus

Shirt: BLUEBERRY, Leah

Shorts: BLUEBERRY Helena.

Chair: [ kunst ] – Lounge chair

Dog in basket: O.M.E.N – Waiting for Santa Paws – Dream Pup

Heater: ..::THOR::.. Vintage Room Heater

Basket of Pillows: *AF* Retreat 08 – Pillow Basket

Posters on wall: floorplan. oceanliner print
Kalopsia – Poster – London

Wooden Sign: 22769 – Wood Sign – COMMON

Shadow being cast from *AF* Tea Party 06 – Hanging Hearts