Dear Diary I always thought that Second Life creators did a fantastic job on making winter sims. But the one I found this year was spectacular. The ambiance really puts your mind set to "winter". Since it's that cold season in my world, I fit right into this sim.
The Forest Winter Wonderland is truly beautiful. The snow is falling in a steady stream and the lights are glittering when you walk through different pathways. I posted about The Forest previously when Chloe and I picked out my tree from the tree lot. I was so impressed with the sim that I made a few other trips out to look around. In this spot, the trees form a tunnel all decorated with multi coloured lights. I really loved this spot. Take a trip out to The Forest. There are so many wonderful areas to visit. Take a trip up the mountain on the ski lift for an eye-catching look at the view from above. It certainly is a day well spent Good Night for now. I'm wearing: Body: Maitreya Lara Head: LeLutka Chloe Jacket: AMITOMO Moon Light Gacha #4 (Kustom9 til January 10) Leggings: Maitreya (suede brown) Touque: Ohemo Joe Beanie Colour 2
Dear Diary: I can't believe it's time for the Ugly Christmas Sweater picture!! It seems like yesterday when Chloe and I got together for the 2016 version. I called her up and said, "Get shopping for that sweater. It's time for THE picture." We both went out to have a look.
Chloe always looks for something different and picked her sweater in a purple shade. That's not exactly a Christmas colour but I imagine in her mind it is. We had fun looking, wearing and posing. Good Night for now. Chloe is wearing: Hair: Analog Dog Chi Sweater: REVOLUTION Cozy Knit Sweater (lilac Christmas) Leggings: Maitreya footless tights (Xanadu) I'm wearing: Hair: Letitulier Curly Sweater: Blushed Cozy Holiday Sweater Leggings: Maitreya footless tights (Royal) Background: La Galleria Snowflake collage (tinted blue)
Dear Diary: I love dogs. Not so much cats. Dogs are my animals for sure. My first pet, in my first world, was a mixed Spaniel. He was black and cute but not particularly healthy. My parents got him from a pet store and I don't think he was well looked after. Then my Mom decided she would get a daschund so for years we had 3 or 4 of those. Once I got out on my own, I thought a pet would be perfect for me and of course it had to be a dog. Of course, it also had to be a Spaniel. She was a beauty - white and tan. I had her for 15 years. So when I came into my second world, a Spaniel was perfect in my house.
In my Second Life, I have a few other dogs but the Spaniels from Jian are my favourites. I have one other that may be wandering around my neighbourhood right this minute. Several other pets hang around my home. Some birds, a tortoise and a snake can be seen at times. Maybe I need to add a few more. Good Night for now. I'm wearing: Body: Maitreya Lara Head: LeLutka Chloe Skin: Amara Beauty Hair: Argrace Sae Sweater: Decoy Nyla Sweater (red) Pants: Maitreya footless tights (royal) Necklace and earrings: YS&YS Stone Xmas Dog (in arms): Jian Splendid Spaniels Blenheim Dog (on chair): Jian Splendid Spaniels Tri Colour Companion Chair: ++LP2++ Sofa Christmas (no longer available) Wall feature: Urbanized wall tattoo Xmas 1 (no longer available)
Dear Diary: My Mom always sent out Christmas cards...yes...actual cards...in the mail. She sent out lots and we got lots in return. I enjoyed putting the cards up around the house, looking at the picture on the front, reading the cheery message inside and then checking out signatures of who sent it. It was part of the Christmas tradition. My first few years as an adult, I too sent out actual cards to older relatives and some of my friends from university who lived in other places. I would receive cards back. Eventually the actual cards slowed coming in and going out. It was so much easier logging into a card shop online, picking a cute card, entering an email address and pressing "SEND". Off it went without too much time or thought. Simple! But this year I decided I would go back to the actual card and send out a few to older relatives and some friends again.
This does require a lot of time and thought on my part. What do I say? What do I ask? How much do I write? I admit it is time consuming when time is flying by and so much needs to be accomplished in a short period. But...I am enjoying it. I wonder if I'll get actual cards back? Good Night for now. I'm wearing: Body: Maitreya Lara Head: LeLutka Chloe Skin: Amara Beauty Pamela Hair: monso My Hair Yoni Shirt: erratic Julia boyfriend shirt (red) Socks: erratic Eva knee socks (high) (red green) Christmas pillows: La Galleria Bed: La Galleria Antique Curved Pewter bed
Dear Diary: On December 1st, I start decorating my house in both my worlds. It seems that's a good time for me and it does get me into the Christmas mood. I have a tree in every room in the house (in both worlds). I love the smell of the real tree in the living room and enjoy the "theme" trees seen in the other rooms. Of course going out to get a real tree is the height of the preparation. So I coerced my friend Chloe to take a run out to the tree farm at The Forest. Of course we found the biggest and best one around.
I was glad she was there to help put it on top of the car but somehow I think I got the heavy end. It's fun picking out the tree in any world. Another week or so, I'll get it up and decorate it. Hope she's around to help then. Good Night for now. Chloe is wearing: Sweatshirt: !gO! Men's hoodie (gift) Jeans: Pixicat Tova boyfriend jeans (red) I'm wearing: Jacket: hh Veronica coat (with HUD) Leggings: Maitreya leggings suede (brown) Hat: Wonton Pearl Wool Beanie (taupe) Boots: fame femme Knitted Uggs (brown) Location: The Forest