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