That new Christmas smell

It’s been almost two weeks since I’ve done a post! I’ve really been a bad blogger lately and for that I apologize. This post will probably end up being a lot more words then pictures but I think it’s one I’ve really needed to do. Probably should have done it years ago honestly. Story time my friends…

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Without going too far in depth on all of it I can say that I struggle with the holidays. Quite a bit actually. It didn’t use to be that way but life happens and things change. I try to keep in my head I’ve done fine with the things thrown my way, but the truth is I haven’t. I don’t talk about it often, if ever, and I suppose I look at that as my way of walling off the hurt. If I don’t think about it then it can’t bother me. That has worked pretty well over the years but I think I’m at a point where I need to just tear the wall down.

I don’t often get into my life outside of Second Life with people, save for my inner circle. Something most people don’t know is I have a son. He turned 10 this past year. I love him, even though I don’t see him. It’s for lack of trying or wanting to, just the way the cards fell with his mother. It’s one of those things. I’m sure some can understand why I wall that off in my mind. It’s easier to just not think about the could haves. Lately though I’ve thought more about just accepting the facts and not letting it completely destroy what the holidays should be.

My Second Life family helps greatly as we make sure to do our own Christmas in-world and enjoy that time with one another. I can’t even begin to describe how much better they make things. Being around the joy that our daughter Saucy and of course Portia show for this time of year helped me see that I need to let go and live in the here and now. This year will be different for the first time in a long time.

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The amazing tree in the background is made by Botanical and is available at Tannenbaum Holiday Market. It’s open through December 25th and there is a ton of great holiday items there.Make sure to check out the tree decoration area which is all gacha machines full of neat decorations to decorate your Christmas tree with! If you’d like to see what is all there before you go, take a look at Seraphim’s post here.

The cookie tin and ornaments you see scattered about are from ROBIN(SOJOURNER)WOOD. The cookie tin is really cool, it has cookies in it and when you click it it attaches one to you and more then one person can use it at a time. Lastly I cannot forget to talk about my fancy footwear. They are the Holly Jolly Elf shoes from Remarkable Oblivion. I absolutely had to have them, even if I had no idea what I was going to do with them! Credits for everything else are below…


The Look:

Hair: [Deadwool] Undercut hair – tidy – chestnut ~ Masa Plympton
Hairbase: [Deadwool] Undercut hairbase – chestnut ~ Masa Plympton
Skin: -NIVARO- Baptiste Skin – creamtone – nohair_clean_bald ~ ReishiProphet Resident
Eyes: IKON Promise Eyes – Sky ~ Ikon Innovia
Beard: ..: SAAL Body Inc :.. FACIAL HAIR Beard (Black Hair) ~ Saalskin Resident
Tattoo: .Inhale. Outspoken Sleeves ~ Ranhendrix Resident
Body: Slink Physique MALE Mesh Body Release 1.2 ~ Siddean Munro
Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands MALE V2.2 – Relaxed ~ Siddean Munro
Top: REDGRAVE Jumper Halfzip LQMesh/Christmas Edition ~ Emilia Redgrave
Pants: Bueno -Lexi Denim Jeans S BLkWRN ~ Buenosl Resident
Shoes: RO – Holly Jolly Elf Shoes – Red ~ AxsisThorn Resident ~ NEW @ Tannenbaum

The Scene:

House: RedGrave Seaview House ~ Dean Ashby
Placemat: 22769 – [bauwerk] Winter Harvest Dinner Plates ~ Paco Pooley
Drinking Glasses: 22769 – [bauwerk] Garden Set Glasses ~ Paco Pooley
Ornament Box/Ornaments: R(S)W Holiday Ornaments ~ Robin Sojourner ~ NEW @ Tannenbaum
Salad Bowl: O.M.E.N. – Family Dinner – Salad ~ DamascusVera Resident
White Chair: Apple Fall Plantation Dining Chair ~ warehousefifteendesigns
Autumn Chair: Trompe Loeil – Darya Dining Chair w/Arms Autumn M1 ~ Cory Edo
Table: {theosophy} Neyland Dining Table (Light) ~ Trace Osterham ~ NEW @ Tannenbaum
Rug: [ARIA] Ophelia rug ~ Yelo Uriza
Cookie Tin/Cookie: R(S)W Cookie Tin ~ Robin Sojourner ~ NEW @ Tannenbaum
Tree: Botanical – Green Douglas Fir Christmas Tree ~ Kriss Lehmann ~ NEW @ Tannenbaum
Lights on Tree: Katy’s Kreations – JEWEL FAIRY LIGHTS RANDOM – WHITE SCRIPTED ~ Katy Dirkle
Tree Skirt: Silence. – Velvet Ruffle Tree Skirt – Red [RARE] ~ MadelineLumen Resident ~ NEW GACHA ITEM @ Tannenbaum
Gift Boxes: [DDD] Holiday Gift Boxes ~ Kalia Firelyte
Light Strings: IOS Wired Floor Lights  – Type B (sparkle) ~ Katia Millet

Pose: <K&S> Sitting Poses 5 ~ KatyaSessions Resident

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