The Princess & The Pea Meets Goldilocks

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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

17 thoughts on “The Princess & The Pea Meets Goldilocks

  1. Rwah December 30, 2013 / 8:23 am

    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

    • PeepSideshow Darkward December 30, 2013 / 9:00 am

      I may even sneak in a nana nap this afternoon…strictly to test the mattress, of course 😉

      • Rwah December 30, 2013 / 9:16 am

        But of course. Nana naps are a must. Just like veggies and fruits 😉

      • Rwah December 30, 2013 / 9:36 am

        😛 over time? yes!

  2. spunknbrains December 30, 2013 / 8:35 am

    Congrats on the new bed and great picture. 🙂

    • PeepSideshow Darkward December 30, 2013 / 8:57 am

      Thank you! I’m excited 🙂 And the news that it was arriving today certainly inspired the photo!

      • spunknbrains December 30, 2013 / 9:08 am

        I always like the feeling of letting something go to let something new to come in. You came back with a bang! 🙂

      • PeepSideshow Darkward December 30, 2013 / 9:10 am

        I do struggle with letting go…but I’m learning to embrace change so I’m willingly going to see it out the door 🙂

      • spunknbrains December 30, 2013 / 9:44 am

        You’re doing great, and Happy Birthday too!

  3. caoimhelionheart December 30, 2013 / 9:14 am

    Happy birthday and sleep tight! :*** (and mattress, sheets and pillows are the one things I refuse to skimp on in RL) ♡♡

    • PeepSideshow Darkward December 30, 2013 / 9:19 am

      Hugs and thank you, Cao ❤ Brand new Egyptian cotton sheets and doonah cover are waiting to go on!

    • colleen Criss December 30, 2013 / 11:28 am

      You blogged it twice soooo I had to go see, bought both! Happy Belated and sweet dreams in the new bed Princess Goldilocks!

      • PeepSideshow Darkward December 30, 2013 / 1:35 pm

        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!

  4. purplebutterflylykin December 30, 2013 / 1:28 pm

    Happy Birthday Peep! Enjoy your first night sleep in the new bed of your future hopes and dreams 🙂

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