A Thing or Two

Being the parent doesn't mean we can't learn a thing or two from our own children.

Hello beautiful world!
Hoping you are having an amazing day like I am.
It started very pretty with the rain and then my Steppenwolf goes and turns my pretty day into
beautiful, I'll keep the details of how he did that to myself ;)

Anyways, about a week ago I was getting ready to remove most of my Flickr pictures when my daughter saw me 
and stopped me from doing it. She asked me why would I want to do that?
I explained that Flickr only allows 1k max pictures for the free account and charges over 50 dollars
a year for Premium which is unlimited. Steppenwolf actually pays for that but I really thought
it wasn't necessary anymore. I have almost 7,500 at the moment and the number keeps rising rapidly
every week.

My daughter said that removing the pictures would be sad since that is my art, something that I have been so proud
of doing for years and I have enjoyed. That the pictures should stay and if in the feature I go back to the free
Flickr account and most of my pictures go into hiding, so what! 
That at least they continue to be there, safe, and she is right!

Thanks for reading!
Lori Novo

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To Give and Take

Dear Second Life, you give and then you take back, not fair!

Hello beautiful world!
There was a time when I was so friendly that my list of contacts in Second Life was a mile long,
everyone seemed to want to be my friend. There was not a day that went by that I didn't get friendship 
requests and I would accept every single one of them. Now, my list is reduced to only
six names, including my Steppenwolf.

I have become so antisocial in the last two years to the point that if I feel that I am getting too close
to someone, I will push them away. I feel that this might be the fear of losing them in the long run
when they become more special and then getting hurt harder. I have lost so many good friends in 
the past that were so dear to my heart that now, I have built a wall to not let anyone near. 
I understand that people move on or interests change but I can't help feeling such sadness 
when this happens.

One of the friends that I lost some years ago was my very first Second Life sister, Poppy Ghostrave.
She was an amazing woman and the most wonderful friend anyone could ask for. She loved creating
things for her sim like flowers, trees, etc.

I met Poppy while exploring what was my favorite sim at the time, Fatimas Victorian Houses 

"Each friend represents a world in us, 
a world possibly not born until they arrived, 
and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born." 
-Anais Nin

Poppy became such a big part of my life that I seriously thought that someday we would meet each
other in person. Instead, one day she just stopped coming to Second Life and I made many intents 
to get hold of her but I never heard from her ever again. I still remember her often even after all these years 
because she got to touch my life in such an amazing way that I even considered her a sister.

I am so thankful for the time that she was in my life and only wish she would have stayed there
forever. I have written about her before because I feel that maybe she remembers me too like I do
and she'll read this blog to see what I been up to, or so I hope. 

Much love my beautiful people!
Lori Novo

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Heart of Courage

She battled with the most powerful of kings.
Bringing them down to their knees, defeated.
Surrendering at her feet even though she was no warrior.
Her only weapon was her vulnerability and a heart full of courage.
Something, that no army could resist.
She was courageous, she was a simple woman.
-Lori Novo

Hello beautiful world!
Just hours ago I was writing about how my family and I are taking all the precautions to keep
safe from Coronavirus, now we are not sure how safe we really were.

What happened is that my daughter has been going to work (Barista) and even though she
has been very careful by keeping her mask on and everything else she can do, now there's a chance
that three of her co-workers might have the virus so they are being tested and all we can do is wait to see
what the results are. You can imagine how scary that can be, especially for me that my immune system 
is very low due to my health condition. Anyways, we are keeping faith that their test results
will come out negative and that they will be ok, and us too.

But speaking about my daughter,
my daughter is such a jokester. Her laughter will fill up the house and she is constantly 
making me laugh. She is an Environmental Science major and would like to be an ornithologist.
At the moment, all her classes are on-line which she hates because she would rather have her classes
in person. She's the type of person that can't stay put, not even for a moment that is why I am so
proud of her because she has been very responsible since Coronavirus started by staying home.
At her place of work, they had closed it for a while but not too long ago they decided to open it
back again. At first, we had our concerns but then we started feeling a bit more comfortable with
her going back. Now, we are not sure.

Thanks for reading!
Lori Novo

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Be My Once In a Lifetime

It's after 2am and I can't sleep.
My Steppenwolf has been under the weather for a few days now and I can't help
worrying sick with this Coronavirus going on. Anyways, my Steppenwolf is fine, he's been working from home 
and has the groceries delivered to the house, he is really taking all the precautions necessary
to stay safe, he'll be ok in no time. ;)

But really, what's going on with all these people not wearing masks and going out everywhere
like if Corona is not a thing anymore. Last time I checked, Coronavirus is still very much
among us and people are still in danger of getting sick. In our county, the number
of new cases has tripled in the last two weeks with some having to be hospitalized and
unfortunately we continue to lose lives every day.

Please dear friends, continue to keep safe. You are too precious to put your health in danger.
If you must go out, wear your masks and keep some distance from other people.
Hopefully, soon it'll be 100% safe to go back to normal and then we can go out and give
hugs to every single person that we see. 

Thanks for reading my beautiful people!
Mucho Amor,
Lori Novo

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Quietly I Feel Your Whisper Settle On Me

"Carry me home when the light in my eyes does fade.
Carry me home when the shadow comes to take me away.
Lay down my bones knowing I'll be in a better place.
Release my soul, carry me home.

Carry me home there's no sorrow down in the ground.
Carry me home don't you weep for I am freedom bound.
Lay down my bones there is peace within the light I found.
Release my soul, carry me home."

Beautiful lyrics, indeed, won't you agree?
So poetic, but if you know me well by now, you would know how much I love this
type of music. Steppenwolf always makes fun of me saying that I am attracted to 
dark and sad songs and he's not wrong.

Anyways, let me share again something about me that I shared a long time ago.
At 6 months old I became very ill and I actually died, I was pronounced dead by the doctor
who had tried to save my life. As the doctor and the nurses walked away to give my mother
some time to say goodbye, she embraced my tiny body in her arms and cried asking God not
to take me. And I opened my eyes again, and here I am. So I like to believe that I was born twice
into this world, the first time on November 2nd which is the day the dead are celebrated in 
Mexico and the second time on that night in my mother's arms.

I have never been a healthy person due to that illness that almost took me that night,
and though I have lived a life full of physical pain and with the years my condition continues to 
get worse, I am thankful to be alive. I find life beautiful even with all the pain I have lived with
during my lifetime.

All the years I have lived after I opened my eyes again in my mother's arms on that day
have been a gift and a miracle that I am so thankful for. 
And every day that I get to wake up to see my children's smiles and to hear 
an "I love you" from Steppenwolf, or see another sunrise or a sunset, and to feel the rain,
these, my friends, are the things that I didn't miss because for some reason I got a second
chance to stay in this world!

Thanks for reading my beautiful people!
Much love,
Lori Novo

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You're the Reason I Believe in Love

Who would have thought that I would end up finding the love of my life in Second Life?
Not in a million years!
I came to Second Life with zero expectations or even plans of maybe meeting someone someday.
Love on the horizon wasn't even a thought. The plan was simply to remain forever a complete
 loner and just spend my time exploring and taking pretty pictures for a new blog. 
I don't know about the pretty pictures but  I did find beautiful people right away and then...
he appeared one night and my life changed forever.

My Steppenwolf is one of a kind and many times I find myself wondering why he chose me
from all the women in his life. Now, I try not to question it, I must be some kind of wonderful
in some mysterious way because I have no clue what it can be. One thing is for sure though and 
that is that I feel so blessed to have his heart beating so full of love for me.

Baby, I do
and I do a million times over and over again!

Thanks For Reading My Beautiful People!
Mucho Love,
Lori Novo

It has been a while since I've done any Fifty5 Thursday posts. I remember years ago when
this was a weekly thing in my blog. I would select my #1 favorite item from the gallery
and feature it in my blog. It was so exciting, sometimes there were just too many favorites 
that it was so hard to pick just one. And again, today I had the same problem, just too many
great deals. I chose the wedding gown because I just love to dress up as a bride though I kind
of hate weddings, please don't ask me why. ;)

The Fifty5 Thursday sales start at 7am SLT every Thursday and runs all the way through Sunday
though some designers will keep the sale going the whole week. All items are for sale
between 55L and 100L.

This beautiful Carrie Bridal Gown is by Merivale and is on sale for only 55L!
It includes a Tiara and Pearl Necklace (Not shown in my pictures) and
is for classic and mesh avatars but works well with all mesh bodies with Omega kits.

Hair ~ Lark ~ Lamb
Lip Color ~ Talya Lipstick Collection ~ euphoric
Headband ~ Claire ~ Dahlia
Necklace ~ Jolene ~ Supernatural
Gown ~ Carrie Bridal Gown ~ Merivale
Maitreya Mesh Body
Model & Photographer Lori Novo

A Brand New Day!

A brand new day and the chance to make new memories,
Hello Beautiful World!

Today I woke up to a beautiful sunny day and I can hear the birds singing.
What a beautiful way to start the day. I can't wait to see what today has in store
for me. Or better yet, why not instead of waiting for great and beautiful things to happen
why don't I make great and beautiful things happen, right?!

Great and beautiful things don't necessarily need to be something big.
They can be from letting someone know how special they are to us, to setting a beautiful
table with flowers for your family's lunch and writing each member a special note
of love and affection. These things don't take much time, money or effort but they can 
really make someone's day, believe me, been there, on both sides ;)

Now, let's start to brighten the day for those around us, sharing is love and love brings
happiness all around.

Thanks for reading,
Lori Novo

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