At last, my Christmas/birthday present to myself is arriving today – a new bed! Not in Second Life; tonight I will be sleeping in the comfort of a brand new bed at home.
I’m excited about it. My back has been crying out for a new mattress for a while now. The old one is definitely due for the tip. But even though it is lumpy and uncomfortable, it is the bed I have slept in since I first arrived in Oz. My ex bought it in anticipation of my arrival from the US over 13 years ago and it is one of the items I received in the division of property when we divorced. When I moved out of our shared home it was one thing I wanted to replace. However, there were things that he got in the settlement that I had no choice but to buy so the bed was removed from the list. I could manage sleeping like the Princess and the Pea for a while but I couldn’t manage without a new fridge and dryer.
It’s strange, though, how we grow attached to objects. Honestly, the main thing that was holding me back from buying a new one was the bed frame. It is exactly the type I love: wrought iron and wood with a footboard high enough that I can toss a soft, fluffy throw over for not just decoration, but to snuggle into during a rare winter’s nap or when the temperature dipped in the night and I needed a bit of extra warmth. I love the rosy oak wood from which the bed posts are crafted and the delicate arch of the iron work. Sadly, though, after 13-plus years and three moves, it has seen better days. It was time. Not just to replace the bed but to sever that last link to a life that has been over for five years.
I have no doubt I will sleep in more comfort with the new bed. I did feel a bit like Goldilocks when I was choosing a new one; this one is too soft, that one is too hard until finally, I found the one that was just right.
Once again I am using a hairstyle and pose from *ARGRACE*. This time it is Akane. I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect style to show how this princess will sleep sweetly without fear of being tormented by that pesky pea and I am certain I will have no fear of being awakened by a family of angry bears come morning.
Pretty stuff I’m wearing:
Corset: Baiastice_Lingerie Corset-gold by Sissy Pessoa
Jewelry: EarthStones Precious Moments Locket & Earrings -Mother of Pearl by Abraxxa Anatine
Hair/Poses: *ARGRACE* Akane – Red by rika Oyen
Skin: [PXL] Creations – [PXL] JADE SK Peach Lips MEB C2 by Hart Larsson
Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Casual by Siddean Munro
Feet: Slink Avatar Enhancement Medium Feet by Siddean Munro
Hand & Feet appliers:[PXL] Creations – [ PXL ] Slink Hand & Feet Appliers SK by Hart Larsson
Eyes: Amacci Gaze Eyes – Ocean Blue by Carina Larsen
Lashes: Mon Cheri *MC* “Falsies” Eyelash by Freya Oliveri
A new bed is a huge step but I am glad you got a new one! Snuggle into it, enjoy the comfort of the mattress you choose and drift of to LaLaLand and dream happy dreams! Big hugs
I may even sneak in a nana nap this afternoon…strictly to test the mattress, of course 😉
But of course. Nana naps are a must. Just like veggies and fruits 😉
Five a day? 😉
😛 over time? yes!
Congrats on the new bed and great picture. 🙂
Thank you! I’m excited 🙂 And the news that it was arriving today certainly inspired the photo!
I always like the feeling of letting something go to let something new to come in. You came back with a bang! 🙂
I do struggle with letting go…but I’m learning to embrace change so I’m willingly going to see it out the door 🙂
You’re doing great, and Happy Birthday too!
Happy birthday and sleep tight! :*** (and mattress, sheets and pillows are the one things I refuse to skimp on in RL) ♡♡
Hugs and thank you, Cao ❤ Brand new Egyptian cotton sheets and doonah cover are waiting to go on!
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I just love this combination of hairstyle and poses by *ARGRACE*!
You blogged it twice soooo I had to go see, bought both! Happy Belated and sweet dreams in the new bed Princess Goldilocks!
lol thank you Colleen 🙂 I hope you have as much fun as I did with the hair and poses and I can’t wait to try this hair out with others!
Happy Birthday Peep! Enjoy your first night sleep in the new bed of your future hopes and dreams 🙂
Hugs and thank you, PB ♥