Tuesday, November 29, 2016

My Daily Mantra

Dear Diary:

I meditate often.  I used to do it every day but now I find I can do it whenever I feel I want to, whether I'm at home, on the bus or sitting on the deck.  I have a mantra. A mantra is described as "a word or sound repeated to aid concentration in meditation". This word I use to slow my breathing and get me relaxed but it's private so I can't share that with you.  I also go to a yoga class twice a week that can put me in the "zone".

I also tell myself everyday:
     1. I am strong
     2. I am smart
     3. I am loyal
     4. I believe in me
     5. I never give up
     6. I am confident
     7. I am positive
     8. I am healthy
     9. I learn something new everyday
   10. I am loved

This is part of Strawberry Singh's last years new year's challenge.  

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Body: Maitreya Lara
Skin: Izzie's Romy
Eyes: Ikon Sunrise (deep hazel)
Lashes: MC falsies
Hair: EM0-tions Hannah

Top: Blueberry Lola top (hola angel)
Pants: R3volt Clara yoga pants (with HUD)

Yoga mat: Super Reality yoga mat set

Pose: Nantra namaste

Friday, November 18, 2016

The Beginning Of The Search

Dear Diary:

After posting my last entry, I decided to take some of my own thoughts and venture out for a look at what's coming into the stores for the coming season.  There are a few items I buy every year so I wanted to make sure these were available to add to my Christmas presents.  I need to get certain things early since they have to be mailed away.

Every year I buy an ugly Christmas sweater in my second world.  I think they're innovative and they always seem to get a comment or two from my friends.  I went into one store that I frequent but it seemed to be too early for the sweaters to be out. I stopped and asked the sales representative if she had any idea of when the sweaters would be put on the shelf.  Her reply was, "It shouldn't be too long now.  Keep checking back."  I told her I would since the sign encouraged me to continue on in my search.

Next stop - the decoration area!

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Body: Maitreya Lara
Skin: Izzie's Romy
Eyes: Ikon Sunrise (deep hazel)
Lipstick: mock Cosmetics Venom
Hair: barberyumyum #81

Jacket (with sweater): Entice It's Raining Men (grey plaid) (at Sad November til Nov 26)
Leggings: Maitreya (black)
Boots: fame femme Liana boots (grey) (at The Liasion Collaborative til Nov 30)
Earrings: Maxi Gossamer Amalfi summer nights
Purse: C'est la vie Dulcie bag

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Thinking That Time Really Does Fly

Dear Diary:

Here it is...the second week in November...next week the middle of the month...and I need to start thinking of the holiday season that's just around the corner.

I usually start thinking about Christmas around this time.  I have quite a few gifts to buy for family and a scant number for some close friends.  I really don't care for the crowds, the pushing and shoving when there's a bargain, or the dents my car often gets in the jam-packed parking lot.  That's all the reason to start early.  

Whew!!  Feel so good after venting.  I think I'll start checking off the list tomorrow.

Good Night for now

I'm wearing:
Body: Maitreya Lara
Skin: Izzie's Romy (also Raspberry lipstick)
Eyes: Ikon Sunrise (deep hazel)
Eye shadow: elymode (silver) (gift) (SL Marketplace)
Lashes: MC Falsies
Nail polish: Shakeup! Maitreya basic darks
Hair: Analog Dog Proud Mary

Dress: Dead Dollz Go (black) (for older FLF)
Shoes: Essenz Perth (black)
Earrings: Lybra (silver)
Bracelet: Finesmith knot bracelet (silver) (no longer available)

My Thinking Chair: Myrrine noir collection (floral) (SL Marketplace)

Thursday, November 3, 2016

TED Talks About DNA

Dear Diary:

I've been trying to check off Strawberry Singh's New Year's Resolution list gradually. Well, time IS running out before a new New Year's Resolution comes around so in the next few weeks I'll be trying to whittle the contents down.

One of the challenges was to watch TED talks on any topic of your choice.  What are TED talks?  It has been described as "a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short powerful talks (18 minutes or less).  TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers all topics - from science to business to global issues - in more than 100 languages." (ted.com)  So I checked out the list of subjects and chose the science group.

The first talk I picked was on DNA.

I find this aspect of genetics very interesting.  I've had my DNA tested by a reliable lab and had no surprises when they told me the results.  This talk was informative, as the speaker, Sebastian Kraves, claimed that in the future, most homes will support a DNA testing station.  Fascinating!

I also watched a second program, "You Have No Idea Where Camels Came From" that was also extremely interesting.  Who would have though to look for camels in the Arctic?

It was not only an entertaining evening but I learned a lot too.

Good Night for now.
I'm wearing:
Body: Maitreya Lara
Hair: Tiny Bird Sodom South Georgia (no longer available)
Pyjamas: digital girl design Sarah pj set (SL Marketplace)

Chair: Pop Art Kari chair (no longer available)

Rug: Cream Swirls
Television: Shared Media Preloaded TV (no longer available)