Dear Mother Nature,

I live in New England. This brings certain expectations that there will be seasons. Those seasonal expectations do NOT include 80-plus degree weather in September. If our winter is the same as last year I am sure I will be bemoaning that when the time comes as well, but for now, Mother Nature, please bring on the autumn that I moved to New England for.

Sincerely yours,

Sweaty Eliza



Cabin/Chairs/: Soy. Rustic gacha by Soyoy

Trees: Felix, Botanical, Skye, Little Branch

Shrubs: We’re Closed, Botanical

Grass: Skye, Zigana, Kidd

Flowers: Little Branch, Heart

Stump: Fanatik

Wagon: Ariskea[ Terre Automne ]  Fall wagon by Diaxm (@The Arcade)

Chipmunk: HPMD* stuffed chipmunk by Sasaya Kayo (former gacha item)

Apple Tree: Little Branch Autumn Apple by Cari McKeenan (@Cosmopolitan Sales Room)

Apple Barrel: Trompe L’Oeil


Sometimes a hurt is so deep, deep, deep
You think that you’re gonna drown
Sometimes all I can do is weep, weep, weep
With all this rain fallin’ down

Strange, how hard it rains now
Rows and rows of big dark clouds
When I’m holding on underneath this shroud

Patty Griffin – Rain




Hair: *ARGRACE* HIKARI by Rika Oyen

Skin: Izzie’s Romy by Izzie Button

Shirt: BB.Nina Shirt by Black Bank

Pants: ColdLogic Pant Foss by ColdLogic

Pose: !bang Sit 19  by Luna Jubilee (@The Season’s Story)

Trees: LB_WeepingWillow_4Seasons+Pink by Cari McKeenan, [ keke ] magnolia tree by Kean Kelly (@The Season’s Story)

Boulder: :Fanatik Architecture: Lofoten C by Kendra Zaurak

Dock: MN Dock walk by Twistia Twine


Our holiday show this year includes a reading of The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsberg. Since the chorus is mostly background to the reading, it can be a bit of a snooze-fest, but there is a lovely schmaltzy part at the end that goes like this:

Believe in what your heart is saying
Hear the melody that’s playing
There’s no time to waste
There’s so much to celebrate
Believe in what you feel inside
And give your dreams the wings to fly

You have everything you need
If you just believe

-Glen Ballard, Alan Silvestri



Hair: TRUTH HAIR Melita by Truth Hawks

Skin: Glam Affair Mokatana by Aida Ewing (@Collabor88)

Tank: (CM) Layered Tank (pink/blue) by Cracked Mirror

Pants: :FANATIK: Leather leggings White by Funatik

House: LAQ Decor ~ Picturesque Cottage by Winter DiPrima

Table: *Holiday* Console Table by Carlotta Ceawlin (Peace On Earth Hunt)

Tree: *Kismet* Snowflake Tree (decorated) for POE6 by Cierra Anatine (Peace On Earth Hunt)

Candle: Winter Candle for POE 6 by Clowey Greenwood (Peace On Earth Hunt)

Wall Art: {what next} Mixed Wintry Prints by FrankLee Anatra

Pose: Amacci by Carina Larsen

Skin Fair: Gauze

If you follow Rudhmellowen Laguna’s blog you will see that she showcase one of Gauze’s new skins recently. She made the Dragon Born skin look magical and mysterious. However, it made me think of the beautiful but deadly wizard-warrior Fiona Bayar in Cinda Williams Chima’s Exiled Queen. Fiery and impulsive, she also has a keen sense of justice and fair play. She’s definitely someone to watch out for.


Hair: TRUTH< Isla – pearl by Truth Hawks
Skin: [Gauze] Quartz Drows – Pearl by Yukio Ida (@ Skin Fair)
Eyes: IKON Ardent Eyes – Bone by Ikon Innovia (@TLC Boutique)
Tank: friday – Soft.Cami (Gray) by Darling Monday
Pants: :FANATIK: Leather leggings Black by Funatik
Fire: Mst Flame Hand by Tafinha Fairey
Face Tattoo: Leopard WarPaint Tintable by Soleil Reid


In Spanish 2 today we were texting sentences to a web-based application that will then appear on the overhead screen as they are submitted. This was my favorite:

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The 9th graders can be unbelieveably frustrating, but sometimes they can be unbelievably adorable. And while I had to tell him that was the wrong “love” verb to use for his teacher, I assured him that I knew that he didn’t love me like that.

However, I can relate, because I do love this month’s item from Fanatik at FaMeshed like that. I love the combination of red and brown and the texture is beautiful.



Hair: TRUTH< Lilia – cocoa by Truth Hawks

Skin: -Belleza- Shyla Med 9 by Tricky Boucher

Necklace: MG – Necklace – Jewelled Owl – Short – GOLD by Maxi Gossamer

Dress: :FANATIK: Tweed dress with belt Brown by Michell Tomsen (@ FaMeshed)

Shoes: J’s Western Boots DarkBrown by JB Gasov

Cat: *SHOP SEU* 2prim anim cat -gray- grooming by seu Ahn

Location: Belle Bayou