Monday, April 06, 2009

I'm almost the mother of a fire fighter!

Today my eldest passed the physical aspect of her fire fighting test. I am so happy! The rest this week is studying and testing and she said that they really, really want you to pass, so with her background in forestry and her college classes, she isn't too worried. She'll probably stay up here in Alaska once she passes.

On the exact opposite, a "frilly" aspect of my day, my corset from Romantasy came in. It was several months in the making and is a true work of art. I had it made at 25"-- I am really 26 inches but I started out at 30" (maybe a tiny bit bigger, cough, cough, OK, I lied to my maker, I was 32") with my "old" corset. I only wear the thing once or twice a week so that I am down where I am is pretty decent. I am going to start doing the exercises now and doing this seriously since I have a place to go once I am 25" out of the corset. My very buff, not an once of fat on her firefighter daughter is like, "Why do you have to be this way?"

My daughter and I are very different, but it's OK. I am so proud of her doing as she does.


steve on the slow train said...

Congratulations to your daughter!

Maybe my 1960s-'70s coming-of-age shows, but I still see corsets as a symbol of the oppression of women--the ultimate symbol of all that was wrong in the Victorian era. (I also thought that Anna Held died because her organs were misaliged by her corset, but that turned out not to be the case.) Yet you're anything but repressed and Victorian. I don't know. But please, no Anna Held-style 18-inch waist!

Tea N. Crumpet said...

LOL I am Victorian, but the good parts of it! (Like consistent indoor plumbing as much as my children don't flush Happy Meal toys or entire toilet paper rolls in the toilet!)

In those days, I don't think that comfort was an option to women. I don't understand how they worked, but where I buy mine, Anne says they shouldn't hurt. I want to get down to 20/21" just because I can-- and my posture becomes impeccable when I train! Fitting skirts is a hassle. 40" hips with a 25" waist? That doesn't happen! I have them made.