Monday, April 19, 2010

Makes My Monday: Sleep

There are some adventures that are rarely taken in life, and yet are so worth the time and effort that we wonder why we waited so long to undertake them.

I'm speaking of that great fun adventure of going to the mattress store and test-sleeping all the models.

Call me daring, I had no problem climbing up on downy soft faux beds and closing my eyes. I imagined each fluffy furnishing as my own. I sank in. I luxuriated. I dreamed of waking up in the morning without groaning and stiffness. I practically fell asleep on the spot.

My husband? Not so much. Lying down on a bare mattress in a huge store in front of strangers just might not be his favorite outing in the world. But he's a good man, so he humored me. He even shifted around to see what it would feel like to sleep on his side.

The saleman was so full of mumbo-jumbo speak that I just nodded and let it wash over me. I believe the model we selected is made from gossamer and swan's down with thousands of tiny elves inside who massage every inch of your body. Or something like that.

All I know is, our ancient rock-hard torture device passing as our current mattress will get replaced today.

If you don't hear from me tomorrow it's because I'm still asleep.

For more happy Monday thoughts, visit Cheryl at Twinfatuation.

8 people stopped folding laundry to write:

The Mother said...

With the amount of money they make on each mattress? You should have asked them to throw in the fairy dust for free.

Alisa said...

Congratulations, we'll hear from you in about a week then? Enjoy your restful sleep.

Lisa said...

Oh, my goodness. No doubt about it, a new mattress makes more than just a Monday! We suffered with a torture device mattress for ten years before we finally had the sense to realize what was causing our back aches. (Duh!) Love our new mattress! It was worth every penny (and my husband's embarassment when I made him lie down on store models like you guys did :) .

monica said...

I hope you are getting lovely nights rest on your new matress! Sounds like a good weekend to me!

jmquilts said...

I so need to do that sort of shopping as well!! Enjoy!!

Laura said...

Zzzzzz.... (Just thinking about how lovely that is has put me into a deep and refreshing sleep!)

slow panic said...

one of my favorite things is when i find myself on a business trip and the hotel has those new soft perfect beds with down coverlets. and there are no kids or dogs or husbands to bother me.

Grumpy, M.D. said...

Test lying on a mattress? It's even worse to go to the plumbing store to test-sit on a new toilet.

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