Monday, October 25, 2010
October is a good time for ghosts, amiright?
It's been over a year since I last logged into SL, when my old computer died a slow and horrible death, and other things in life took me in many different directions.
Since then I've seen more than a new computer...
This past spring I lost my job at the hospital and have begun travelling for work. This made life a little difficult for my niece and I, whom I've raised as my own for years. She's now living with her grandmother, which has been incredibly hard to adjust to. But we're getting by, she's doing wonderfully and I'm loving my new work. I'm currently in northern California, right in the middle of wine country! Gotta love that!
But I do miss Colorado and when the job here ends in December I'll be back home for a white Christmas with my niece and the wonderful man I became engaged to this summer.
Even though it's been well over a year, I feel the need to apologize to the friends I left when my computer fried. I wish I'd had a way to contact many of the people I'd met and created such a friendship with.
Whether or not I'm returning to SL (haven't decided if I want to take it up again or not, or what I'll do if I choose to go back in) I want my friends, Nikki, Claudia, Alicia, Sehra, Emerald, Sophia, CeNedra, Quaintly, Landon, and so many more... to know that they are loved and they are missed.
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
This is the house I ended up picking when I decided against the victorian-- the Solstice from Brennan Homes. I love it!! It's sort of a mountain home, so not only does it appeal to my inner Coloradoan but it works really well on the side of the hill. Just below is the garden I'm still working on.
I have most of the furniture in, though I still need some more wall hangings and rugs and knick-knacks and all those homey things, and I'd also like to put in a piano.
I finally settled on a living room set after much debating. I picked the Saxon sofa set in cranberry from Ingrid Ingersoll's HOMESTORE, and I'm very happy with it.
Yes, that is the class photo from the Ch'Know Academy for Deliquent Girls above the couch.
The house is textured in lovely natural wood and and stone, so I've been decorating in warm, sophisticated reds and golds (also two of my favorite colors.) So when I found these chairs at The Loft that go so perfectly with my table, I couldn't contain my excitement.
I think a new house is a good excuse for new furniture (translation: any excuse is a good excuse for new furniture) but I'm still hedging on if I want a new bedroom set or not. I did find one I really like at Instinct, but in the meantime I put my Cushy Artsy Bedset from Mudhoney in.
Not sure what I was thinking with this shot. Uhm...thank god for glitch pants.
Thursday, January 29, 2009
However, I officially move into Bluebonnet tomorrow!! So I'll share pictures of the pretty house once I have it set up.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Unfortunately SL was not at it's kindest today and with my poor old computer's struggles to keep up with SL graphics, I only managed to stick around for about half an hour and only managed to get one blurry, half-rezzed picture.
The place did have a fair crowd of very fun people, so this might be a club I wouldn't mind going to now and again. I'll certainly have to go back later and take a better look around when SL is nicer.
Friday, January 23, 2009
But I am moving on to bigger and better things, namely a nice spacious lot in Bluebonnet!! Alicia fired off a message in Plurk about the available parcel a couple days ago, and after hemming and hawwing over my SL budget for a bit I decided to make the dive. So I'll start renting after payday next week. =)
I spent most of yesterday looking for a house. Well, at least trying to look for a house. At one point I got distracted and was staring at trees. (no, I am NOT an alt of Wrath Paine!) But in my wandering I did find a place with nifty stuff for a vegetable garden, which I totally want.