Monday, March 2, 2009

New Bed = New Woman

Wow! On Saturday our brand new king size bed was delivered. We needed a new mattress, and Bob always wanted a king size bed, so I told him it's now, or ten years from now when a brand new mattress needs replacing again. Bob was overjoyed. I personally didn't think we needed a bigger bed. But, we bought one. I took Katdish's advice and bought awesome sheets, since we didn't have sheets to fit a king size bed: 610 thread count. I don't think I ever slept on a sheet that comfortable! When I got to Carson's to get this brand new awesome sheet, it turned out to be "Community Day", which meant I bought I five dollar coupon book (proceeds benefit Catholic Schools in Chicago), and in return I got 4 coupons worth 15% off of bedding (10% off electronics, 20% off most other stuff, not good at all on cosmetics) and a $10 coupon. I went wild! I bought: a plush mattress pad with comforter and two pillows included, 2 king sized pillows, a sheet set with fitted, flat, and 2 king sized pillow cases, and an extra set of pillow cases.
This morning I woke up feeling better than I have in years! My back doesn't hurt! My arms don't hurt! My shoulders don't hurt! My hips don't hurt! My neck doesn't hurt! The only thing that hurts are these durn blisters I got on my feet from running around feeling so good! I gotta do something about these orthotics! My ankles still hurt, but heck, lets blame the orthotics for that too! I don't know whether to credit a new mattress or new bed or both for feeling like a new woman, but today I feel great! I think I will write a haiku, dedicated to our new bed!

Comfortable bed
I appreciate you now
I feel so renewed.


You think that's weird, someday I'll share the love poems I wrote to my dishwasher and crock pot.

11 comments:

sherri said...

I need a new mattress myself. I think I'll have Big AL read this. We both wake up all stiff and pained, so maybe this would help.

I loved your poem, it brought tears to my eyes.

Put your crock pot poem on my SMOKIN' POT POST!

Helen said...

Sherri, I hope a new mattress does help. I was really surprised this morning about how it helped me.
Maybe I ought to post it, then link it to your Smokin' Pot Post. I'll ask my crock pot if that is okay with her...

Matt @ The Church of No People said...

It's amazing how little we pay attention to the one piece of furniture we use MORE THAN ANYTHING ELSE! A third of our lives are spent on mattresses, and we don't even think it's the bed's fault for all our ailments.

Michelle said...

You simply cannot beat a new mattress to make you feel like a new woman!!!

I have a cheap Ikea mattress that has been sustaining me for over 10 years now. No complaints YET!!

Wait, maybe thats how i broke my TOE!!?? On the old mattress??? :O)

Michelle said...

You simply cannot beat a new mattress to make you feel like a new woman!!!

I have a cheap Ikea mattress that has been sustaining me for over 10 years now. No complaints YET!!

Wait, maybe thats how i broke my TOE!!?? On the old mattress??? :O)

Beth said...

Woo hoo! Yay for new beds! Weird?? Never. You know I love my dishwasher enough to devote a whole novel to it... :)

Helen said...

Matt, good point. I do always get a little nervous when I think about spending a third of my life asleep...but then if I didn't, what good would I be when I am awake?
Michelle, My old mattress was about ten years old, when it broke down. But then it did have a lot to put up with. I mean my weight. Yeah, that's what I mean...
Beth, maybe we could collaborate on that novel somehow....

katdish said...

O, Helen's new bed
Provide rest for Bob and her
Thank you for support

One-fifty thread count?
How's about some sand paper?
Thread count snob am I!

Helen said...

You, Katdish, are the Queen of Haiku.
I could not do better than you.
Maybe a sonnet, I should try,
Then again, why oh why,
Do I feel the need to write poems to appliances,
Does it create unhealthy alliances,
While I have embraced the oddness that is me,
and have done so with glee,
Should my appliances suffer the tarnish
Which no amount of 401 could varnish
Of the poems from the top of my head
Maybe I should just head back to my lovely bed.

Annie K said...

Helen and Bob so happy tickled red,
It's all because of you, oh new comfy bed.

(yeah, you couldn't be tickled pink becuase it doesn't rhyme with bed and I just don't picture Bob in pink. Too girly for him if you ask me...)

Helen said...

Tickled red works great. I will make Bob laugh until he turns red, so it works.