Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Exercising Is Good For The Body And Mind

Dear Diary:

At this traumatic time, it's good to keep active.  I try to exercise regularly at home but sometimes it seems like a chore.  Whenever I can, I take a run outdoors, even in my second life.

Early morning works best for me.  A bit of exercise, a warm shower and I'm set for the day.



The sun is just coming up; it's crisp but not cold; and I'm enjoying being out of the house.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Hair: Argrace Hotori
Sweatshirt: Amias hoody (coral) 
Sweatpants: Amias pants (coral) 
Sneakers: Gos low tops
Mask: Medical mask

Location: Breath of Nature

Monday, May 25, 2020

Where Are You For Towel Day 2020?

Dear Diary:

It's May 25th, and as you know it's Towel Day, in celebration of Douglas Adams.  The "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" is one of his better known books, and references a towel.  A towel it says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have, partly because it has great practical value.

So I put on my towel and this year tried the golf club for a place to wear it.  I know it's not proper attire for playing golf but no one else was on the course so I did a quick putt.  I'm terrible at playing golf so I'm not sure what to do with this shot.



Don't panic and carry a towel (if you don't have one to wear!)

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Hair: Mirone Gigi (no longer available)
Towel: Meli Imako (SL Marketplace) (no slogan)
Golf Club: available at the Club

Location: Aero Golf Club

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Pass The Time With Reading

Dear Diary:

How do you pass the time at home when it's difficult to be out and about?  There are several ways and I think I've tried them all.  

Reading is a suggestion that my friends have made so I did take that up.  I've read some really good books that will go on my "recommendations-by-friends list" to get more titles.  And I've read some that are non-readable in my opinion.  If I start a book I make sure I finish it - even if it's a painful process.



I love the title of this book and I'm taking ideas from it.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Hair: Monso Yuni
Shirt and pants: Art&Ko Comfortable Style (olive)(at Anthem til May 30)
Glasses: Deep Static Hayden Glasses 

Pose: Diversion Avoidance (at The Liaison til May 26)

My house: La Galleria Magnolia Cottage

Monday, May 4, 2020

How Great To Have Breakfast In Bed

Dear Diary:

Yesterday, Sunday morning, I decided I would have a relaxing breakfast so I decided a perfect place to be is in bed.  How decadent...and how peaceful (at least I thought) 
So before I heard the eager sound of foot steps, I got my coffee and toast and headed back to bed.



It works well if I eat quickly.  I think I should do this again...soon!

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Hair: Tiny Bird Sodom South Georgia (no longer available)
Pyjamas: dgd Sarah (SL Marketplace)

Breakfast tray: Dutchie Breakfast tray (gift)

Bed: La Galleria

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Grocery Shopping Takes A Little Longer Now

Dear Diary:

I don't go to a lot of places these days but grocery shopping does take priority.  At first I found people to be considerate, polite but now everyone is starting to get a little testy!  I think were all getting tired of being inside.

Grocery places have phone-in orders with delivery or you can line up outside until you can enter and follow the arrows on the floor.  Some people ignore the arrows.  But we all try to keep the 2m distancing.




It seems like everyone heads for the ice cream when you need to indulge in something satisfying.

Stay safe.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Hair: Mina Od;yle
Dress: DDL Cold Shoulder dress (yellow)
Purse: DDL Torn purse (yellow)
Shoes: Breathe Nozomi heels (brown)
Mask: Medical mask (SL Marketplace)

Location: Cyber Supermarket and Grocery Store

Sunday, April 12, 2020

Happy Easter 2020

Dear Diary:

This is a very different Easter for me.  No visiting my elderly relatives; no big Easter dinner for the family; and no church service.  However, it's better to get this virus under control now so that next year we can celebrate as we always have.

However, I didn't want this day to go by without wishing everyone a Happy Easter.




Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Hair: Monso Chowon
Top: Decoy Maisie jacket (blue)
Jeans: Decoy Halani high waited jeans (light)
Shoes: Gos Boutique Karreuche (black)

Eggs: 3 Happy Easter eggs land decoration (SL Marketplace)

Sunday, March 29, 2020

It's A Sign Of The Times

Dear Diary:

I've been absent for a few weeks.  I'm trying to get elderly relatives and jittery neighbours settled during this time of unrest.  It's a hard time for everyone.  The older people are anxious and worried while the Generations X and Y don't seem too upset at all.  The young children have another perspective altogether.  They can't understand why visits to the grandparents have been stopped.  It's always fun to go to Grandma's house.

The news reports are not uplifting either.  The Virus is taking it's time and wreaking havoc before it decides to pull out.  Difficult times around the world.

However we should all pay attention to what the doctors have told us:
  • practice social distancing
  • stay at home as much as possible
  • wash your hands often



My friends, please stay safe and healthy.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Body: Maitreya Lara
Head: LeLutka Chloe
Skin: Amara Beauty Pamela
Hair: no match NO SKILLS (at Cosmopolitan til Apr 4)

Sweater: Vinyl Fact cardigan (pink) 
Pants: Vinyl Done Cargo pants (purple)
Earrings: Cartarsis (silver)

Location: Backdrop City

Sunday, March 8, 2020

International Women's Day 2020

Dear Diary:

Today is International Women's Day.  While women have come a long way towards equality, some things still need to be accomplished.  Many women in the world are not able to do the every day things that Western women can do.  We need to look to gaining more power for those women.  

Equity in job situations is still an issue.  Equal pay for equal work is a great motto if it works.  Promotion at work should be given because of ability not gender.

The theme for this year is #GenerationEquality combined with UN Women's new multigenerational campaign.






Check locally to see what your community is doing to celebrate women.
Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Body: Maitreya Lara
Head: LeLutka Chloe
Skin: Amara Beauty Sylvia
Hair: Analog Dog Lychee

Jacket: Pixicat Elegant Blazer (stars)
Skirt: Pixicat Elegant Skirt (stripes)
Shoes: Gos Karrueche sandals (black)
Earrings: Catarsis silver

Pose: Focus Friendly (no longer avaiable)





Friday, February 14, 2020

Happy Valentines Day 2020

Dear Diary:

I'm not much on Valentine's Day as I've said before.  But I do love flowers; I delight in chocolates; and I like red so I do care for this day in some ways. 





Whatever way you celebrate February 14th, have a happy one.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Hair: Tableau Vivant Lovely
Tee: Tres Blah casual tee (red) (Fameshed til Feb 27)
Skirt: Tres Blah midi skirt (red) (Fameshed til Feb 27)
Shoes: Mosquito's Way Betty

Prop: Simply Shelby I'm Sweet on You


Friday, February 7, 2020

Writer's Block Can Happen At Any Time

Dear Diary:

I love doing this blog!  It's fun and keeps the brain cells active.  As I've said in the past, I do it mostly for myself but do appreciate anyone else who takes the time to read it.  Many thanks for that.  

But sometimes the thoughts and ideas for writing don't come easily or quickly.  Sometimes I struggle with --- "What topic should I pick this time?"  "Where should I fly in order to get a great location?"  "How can I get a good picture that portrays my idea?"  Oh yes!!  I do have days like that.


It is frustrating trying to produce an article when ideas just won't come to mind.  Eventually they do.  But in the meantime, paper airplanes help.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Body: Maitreya Lara
Head: LeLutka Chloe
Skin: Amara Beauty Sylvia
Hair: Analog Dog Sarah

Sweater: Avale Chantal sweater (yellow)
Pants: Avale Chantal leggings (yellow)

Pose with props: Le Poppycock Procrastination

Background: Backdrop City

Monday, January 27, 2020

Yoga Is My New Go-To Exercise

Dear Diary:

Yes, I'm really on this exercise kick but yesterday I tried something for the body and mind.  I went to a yoga studio to try some techniques and found it both exhilarating and peaceful at the same time.




In my first world, I find yoga difficult but I seem to have no problem holding the poses in my second life.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing\;
Hair: tram 10314
Sports bra: Just Because Casey sports bra (tropical print)
Yoga pants: R3 Ciara yoga pants (no longer available) 

Location:Quebec City / Blue Foundation / Tantra & Yoga Centre

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Glide---Glide---Oops!

Dear Diary:

I must be on an exercise kick.  First the boxing and now skating.  When Sam asked if I wanted to go, I said, "Of course!"  I love skating.  I thought it would be at an indoor rink where it's reasonably warm but - no - Sam wanted to try a frozen pond.  I was ok with that.  



The weather cooperated and it was a wonderful way to spend the afternoon.  Somehow Sam's tricks didn't work out that well.

Good Night for now.

Sam is wearing:
Hair: Mina Alex
Sweater: Aphorism Tyler winter sweater (tortilla)
Scarf: Aphorism Winter scarf
Pants: Blankline colored pants (black)
Skates: Free (he's not sure where)

I'm wearing:
Hair: Truth Hair Snow Kitty (old gift)
Dress: Furtacor Gen
Gloves: Izzie's Knit Gloves
Skates: Abranimations Super Ice Skates

Pose: Fashiowl I See the Light

Location: Ice Skating in Vine

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Working Off The Pounds

Dear Diary:

Now that the holiday season has passed, I need to think of getting back to normality.  All that heavy eating and eggnog drinking seems to have made my jeans fit a little tighter than they were before.  Exercise could be the answer.

A friend told me that taking up boxing was the key.  It's a great cardio workout and keeps that brain tuned.  I thought I could give it a try.


She was right.  It's a tremendous workout.  I came home tired (and a little bruised) but feeling good.  And it certainly got rid of all the problems of the day.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Hair: Entwined Zoe
Sports Bra: Just Because Casey Sports Bra (black)
Shorts: Just Because Mini Shorts (Gray)

Boxing Ring: Joplino Boxing Club

Pose: Fashiowl Boxing

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Happy New Year 2020








Wishing everyone a happy, healthy and peaceful year.