The Silver Lining

I was looking forward to hearing Grace McDunnough last night. I had an appointment earlier in the evening but I would be home in time to log on. Well, as the old saying goes “Man plans, God laughs”. If we substitute “Ahuva” for “man” and “Linden Labs” for “God” (oooo – that seems INCREDIBLY blasphemous, doesn’t it???? /me looks up nervously for lightening), that would describe last night. šŸ™‚ Tried to login, and failed. 2nd try – same result. 3rd time – same result. Finally it occurred to me to check the grid status. Oh what a surprise – not. SL was offline for maintenance. I tried for 20 minutes before deciding that maybe I wasn’t going to do what I planned. For some reason, this all made me think of my grandmother, who always had an aphorism handy. The one I remember most I can’t find anywhere, despite Google: God sends the remedy before He sends the plague. I’m probably remembering it wrong, but I smile when I think of her saying it. She also taught me “It’s an ill wind that blows no good” and “Every cloud has a silver lining”. So here’s the silver lining: I desperately needed sleep. I have been burning the candle at both ends, staying inworld way past when I should be asleep and waking up before dawn for RL. So I missed you all. There were many people I wanted to talk to last night. But oh, wow, do I feel soooooo much better this morning. Sleep, blessed sleep. šŸ™‚ Thanks to those who raised me to value the liberal arts, so that I can offer this as well: “Sleep that knits up the ravell’d sleeve of care” (yes Mom, that would be you! šŸ™‚ )

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There's not much to say about me. I discovered SecondLife by accident, wandered in, and decided I wanted to stay. This blog was a chronicle of my adventures and misadventures in SL. It also includes stray thoughts that occur to me as a result of my time in SL. Both I and my avatar are female. We both love water and the beach and gardening and parties and hanging out with friends. Updating this after quite some time. I haven't appeared in SL in many many months (probably over a year by now) but SL has remained in my thoughts. I do miss my SL, but at least I still have contact with some of my friends from there. In the meantime.... this blog has evolved to be about my RL adventures. :) Nowhere near as risque as my SL but I do keep busy. I still like all the things listed above. I didn't have any cats in SL (only ducks and a panda) so my cats feel that they should play starring roles in my posts. :) I didn't do much eating IN SL although certainly food and drink accompanied me in RL while I roamed inworld. Cooking and baking have become more fun and interesting once I redid my kitchen. That renovation took longer and cost more than if I'd done it virtually, but I'm thrilled to have a tangible new kitchen! I hope you like food and drink as well! Thanks for reading!

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