Tuesday, October 25, 2005

a clean sheet

My bed is King sized. It’s official. Fact.

Another fact that I learnt tonight is that of all the mattresses in all the world, the one that I desired had to be the most expensive, hundreds of £’s worth of springs and material. Despite the fact that I turn out looking like an extra from Oliver, I appear to have expensive taste. I’m surrounded by the best of everything that I simply can’t afford.

Bear in mind that this was a whim anyway, I’d convinced myself that a new mattress was a good idea, it’s not as if the existing one had started to talk to me or ran off with the wardrobe. So I stood there with that strange mixture of excitement and fear that imbues one when you are about to embark on the adventure of spending a lot of money needlessly….and took one more lap of the shop to make absolutely sure I would do the deed. And in the corner I found mattress pads, guaranteed to transform even the shoddiest, moth eaten bag full of spanners into a blissful nights sleep, at a fraction of the cost of a new mattress. Pasteur must have felt the same way when he discovered penicillin, though probably less smug.

So I’ve treated myself, new pillows, new sheets and duvet cover, and tall thick church candles to read by. I’ve just come home from walking the dogs, it’s 10.30, and I’m excited like a big girl’s blouse at the thought of tucking up in a ‘brand new bed’.

And it’s strange isn’t it, that in a way that’s a meaning of life, it doesn’t matter what a drudge the majority of it is, the key is having something to look forward to. (The only thing that could make it better tonight would be to share the soft cool newness).

I keep looking at Milady’s blog to see if there’s any news.

11 comments:

Amy said...

a new bed does bring a sense of peacefulness to the world, doesn't it? Sleep well, Colin!

Deranged Doctor said...

Well done on you, then. How long before your boys decide they'd like a "brand-new bed" too, and start to share yours?

Just Some Gal said...

Ahhh, so no new mattress...

However, I hope the "new" bed is quite comfortable. New sheets, new duvet cover & new pillows do sound so very yummy, reminds me I should do the same very soon. *sigh*

"the key is having something to look forward to"...

Never fails you have a line in your blog that seems so damned profound.
I hope you slept well!

leesepea said...

Never underestimate the power of a new bed.

I'm certain you'll get your money's worth.

Don't share it with your boys, lest they wee on it.

Just, you know, marking their territory, I'm sure.

*Giggle*

Magpie said...

a mattress pad, now theres an idea...far cheaper than a new mattress...

i hate finding new pillows, the feather ones are so pricey and the others don't seem to fluff as well

:0)

Gerbera Daisy said...

"the key is having something to look forward to." I am looking forward to having our house built and then the 1st thing on the list to buy is a new bed.

Aims said...

I bought kingsize sheets, pillow cases & duvet covers about 3 years ago they are all still in their packages as I've still not got the bed to go with them!!!!! DOH DOH DOH!

Manblogger641 said...

I try to have something to look forward to everyday. Makes life a lil more bearable. I look forward to getting out of work everyday also and having a beer.

Dionysus said...

Hey fish, I meant to send a thank you reply to your letter and time got away from me, So thanks for reminding us all to stop by her blog and wish her well. I'm so glad she is doing well as of today! =D

Wendy said...

You know, it's said you spend 1/3 of your life in bed, so it may as well be a very nice one!! I never had a nice mattress until we built a house. I like a hard mattress, Hub likes an icky squishy one, so we compromised and put a thick pad on top ... took some getting used to, but now I love it. AND, just last year I got a headboard and a real comforter/bedskirt/pillows/shams... I'm thrilled! Funny what makes us happy. Sleep well Colin! (oh, and you really should let the boys sleep with you since you have such a huge bed!)

Kiki said...

New bedding can do wonders. I recently purchased a down-alternative comforter and it's changed my whole way of sleep.