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Copper boom!

I know it’s been awhile. RL has been kicking my ass. First I had an unexpected complication from the surgery I had in March (which you’re welcome to read about here, on my personal blog). My thyroid got completely out of whack and if you’ve ever had issues with your thyroid you know the many ways this will affect you. Basically, a normal TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) level is under 4.5… mine was 26. Yeah, it’s not good. I go back to have it rechecked in a couple of weeks, but it’s meant I’ve been exhausted, scattered (thyroid problems make concentration harder, add that to ADD and fibro fog and it’s not pretty) and overall, I just feel kind of… meh. I get moody when my thyroid’s fucked up and moodiness isn’t a normal state for me so I hate when I feel this way. It feels like my emotions belong to a stranger and it makes me feel raw and exposed.

Anyway, as if that wasn’t enough, my 86 year-old grandfather’s health took a turn for the worse in the past month. He’s been fading for awhile thanks to dementia… but the last couple of weeks especially have been horrible. He’s now under hospice care at home and I am both dreading his death and hoping it won’t be long now. I don’t want him to have to live this way, stripped of his dignity and independence. I am 1800 miles away and had hoped to see him in June (it was a bit up-in-the-air) but even if I get back east I no longer expect him to be there, except in memories.

I cope by doing one of four things: reading, listening to music, playing games with my husband or rewatching Gilmore Girls (which, tbh, I’m pretty much always doing). Copper boom! is a so-called Gilmorism from Season 4 of the series. It is a mishearing that becomes a thing they say that means “hurry up!” I’ve been feeling a need to hurry up, even as I’ve struggled to do so, and therefore it seemed appropriate to use the custom hud for the adorable Blueberry Lila sweatshirt tied around my waist (worn with matching jeans) to reflect my feelings. I grabbed my alt, who is appropriately currently named Lorelai, to pose with me using a pose by Infiniti. My adorable sneakers are from Ingenue. I fell in love with a pic of similar RL shoes and sent it to the lovely Betty Doyle who – much to my delight – made a version of them in SL!

Copper Boom

I’m wearing a top from Vinyl that reflects the coffee loving Gilmore Girls… to be honest, I’m not much for coffee myself unless it’s from Starbucks and has been seriously flavored somehow. I also had to show off one of LAQ’s new faces, Leia. LAQ recently revamped their heads and the way it works now is pretty cool. You can read the full details on their Flickr post, but the short version is that you now buy the heads separately from the HUD and once you have a HUD it will work with any of the heads. This saves you money if you’re someone who enjoys having multiple heads to choose from (and other strange things you don’t say in RL). The HUD has been updated, with new mocap animations.

Leia.

And here’s a headshot of my alt, wearing LAQ’s Ana head. I just love the pouty lips on this head.

Lorelai

Hopefully I will be back to blogging more regularly soon. I’ve definitely missed it.

~Lucie

Credits
On Me:
Maitreya: Lara mesh body
LAQ: Leia mesh head + applier in tone 2.0
Truth: Panny hair – Reds Uber
Izzie’s: Winter eyes – Cinnamon
Vinyl: Daya cropped sweater – fatpack
Blueberry: Lila jeans and sweater – fatpack
Ingenue: Lollie sneakers – Peach Floral

On Lorelai:
Maitreya: Lara mesh body
LAQ: Ana bento mesh head
Exile: Lush Life – Naturals (pic 1), Lust For Life – Natural Fusion (pic 3)
Buzzeri: Moody eyes – Storm
Neve: Crush bloom top
Blueberry: Frappe denim shorts
Cae: Presley choker and earrings
fri.day: Delilah wraps – Cloud

Infiniti: Blossom friends pose
Paper Rabbit: Pose 11 (pic 2)

Decor:
Pic 1
Little Branch: PoplarTree.v1{Animated}*4Seasons, Bouton d’or Pink{Rounded-Field}, Bouton d’or Lavender{Rounded-Field}, WhiteFlowers1{Rounded-Field}, Bouton d’or Orange{Rounded-Field}, Bouton d’or Yellow{Rounded-Field}
JIAN:’dorable Danes 8. Blue Wander Pup

Pic 2
Cheeky Pea: Brother County Bridge, Brother County Cuddle Wall (PG)

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Woodland Friends

Wow, so I’ve had a wild few weeks. I was waiting on insurance approval for surgery but it was expected to take a month or longer, and it was also expected that it would initially be denied and we’d have to submit more documents to get it approved. Instead, they approved it in 5 days and I was given about a week’s notice that I was having surgery! I’m fine, recovering well so far and will be more active again once I’m fully healed.

Even though I’m still recovering, I did want to do a quick spring post because it’s been gloriously warm here in Colorado (frankly, too warm and too dry for this early, but I’m gonna just enjoy it and hope for spring snow!). I created a scene on my sim with some of JIAN‘s adorable little critters, gorgeous flowers and trees from Little Branch and of course, my houses from Trompe Loeil.

Woodland Friends

More from me soon!

~Lucie

Credits
Little Branch: WhiteFlowers1{Rounded-Field}, Bouton d’or Lavender{Rounded-Field}, Bouton d’or Orange{Rounded-Field}, Bouton d’or Yellow{Rounded-Field}, GiantCedar{Animated}*Seasons 7Li, PoplarTree.v1{Animated}*4Seasons, LB_GiantBeech{Animated}4Seasons (The Poplar is currently available at FaMESHed and all other items can be found in the Mainstore, linked above)
Happy Mood: Garden Tree09 with Lights – bGreen c
Trompe Loeil: Anastasia Cottage Ocean, Shoemaker Cottage, Hudson Lighthouse V1.1
JIAN: White Tail Deer – Female Adult (Animated), White Tail Deer – Male Adult (Sleep L), White Tail Deer – Fawn (Sleep R), Bunny (Static – Mama & Babies), : Bunny (Static – Upright R), Squirrel Feeder

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Fierce Competition

The Olympics are coming and I adore them. My pal Brennan from These Conversations Kill was kind enough to gift me these fabulous Nantra skating poses and I was inspired. I have to say I am really impressed by the poses in this collection (which is called Going for Gold). They convey movement so beautifully, which is hard to do in a static pose! You get a stand, there are 8 poses (with mirrors, so 16 total) and there’s even a shape included (I am not using it, but it could be handy if you run into compatibility issues with your shape!).

Ferocity

My top is by Decoy and is part of the Alyssa gacha at the current round of The Epiphany, which runs until February 12th.

Practice makes perfect

Since I have the remnants of the flu and the bronchitis it left in its wake, I’m keeping this one short. Full credits below!

~Lucie

Credits:
Fashion
Maitreya: Lara mesh body
Izzie’s: Winter eyes – browns and greens
LAQ: Jade bento mesh head, Wilma 2 skin applier
Argrace: Yura hair A – mirror – Reds
Alme: Autumn kit – shiny – nail appliers
Decoy: Alyssa top – Purple – common The Epiphany
Neve: Deedee leggings
NCore: Roller/Ice skates – fatpack
Nantra: Going for Gold poses

Decor:
*~*HopScotch*~* Winter Pleasures – Frozen Pond – RARE
Little Branch: GiantCedar{Animated}*Seasons
Little Branch: Conifer.v2{Seasons}
Heart – Wild Holly – Teardrop 3
hive // fir tree A . snowy
Studio Skye Birch Triplet tree 2