2013/06/05

Spoiled Brat

Da Goddess @ 04:45

King Arthur is spoiling me rotten.

One of my big birthday gifts was a beautiful leather bodice that is unlike anything else on earth. The artist who created the design apparently only did one with dragonflies. And I got it. There’s a slight knife cut across one piece, but it’s otherwise perfect in every other way.

It’s a five piece bodice comprised of a center “stomacher”, two side panels that lace in back, and two epaulettes.

center panel

center connected to side panels

epaulettes

Thus we have the true centerpiece of my Ren Faire attire.

bodice on

While I was trying things on, the gal who was fitting me kept suggesting I go down a size. I didn’t believe her. XL seemed right. And then she put me in a large and it suddenly felt like I’d found my home. It’s a good reminder to work on my weight and when I lose more, I won’t need to buy something new. Smart lady, she was. Plus, Faire is always a time when you sweat your balls off anyway, so it stands to reason I’ll need to cinch in tighter and tighter each day. With the extra large, I was already as tight as I could go. Motivation to keep on track.

Now that I think about it, it’s like an extra birthday gift: a bodice and MOTIVATION!

Those of you who know me well know I’ve never really been spoiled (with the exception of ONE MAN who remains nameless to this day; he knows who he is and that’s all that matters), so this is all very new to me. King Arthur is truly a special guy. NOT because he spoils me with gifts, but because we just click on all levels. The things he buys me aren’t the rule, they are the exception, but they’re also exceptional in that they are things I need, things he wants me to have, and things that matter to the two of us. Like all relationships, there is give and take; there are moments of grumbling; we’re not always in sync. But there is love. Lots and lots of it. Our goals are common goals. We make decisions together. We actively find ways to make each other smile (it happens often without effort, but taking the extra time to leave each other notes or little surprises is fun). To be spoiled with love heaped and heaped on me is extraordinary and unexpected. And I’m still getting used to it. I’m surprised at every turn. These gifts? Icing on the sweetest cake ever and I don’t expect — I cherish them.

6 Comments

  1. It’s gorgeous [I love dragonflies!] and know what I think about him spoiling you?

    GOOD and ABOUT DAMN TIME, too! :D

    Comment by pam — 2013/06/05 @ 13:07

  2. Big hugs, Pam!

    Comment by Da Goddess — 2013/06/05 @ 14:47

  3. SO Happy for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by Karen — 2013/06/05 @ 19:35

  4. Very cool!

    Comment by Scott (Retired Navy CPO) — 2013/06/06 @ 07:12

  5. Everyone needs some spoiling now and then! Love the dragonfly too.

    Comment by Jan — 2013/06/06 @ 20:44

  6. :D

    Comment by Da Goddess — 2013/06/06 @ 21:27

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