Saturday, November 15, 2008

heaven on earth has been found!

I will start off by saying that yes, heaven on earth has been found but maybe not in the way that you think. Of course, my little maple leafs are bliss in itself. But, in terms of comfort, heaven has been found. It comes wrapped in lots of springy but posturpedic coils that react to the different proportions of your body. It is also very roomy and large, the width being such that my hubby's wingspan does not disturb my side of peace. Yes, a king-size bed has topped my list of heavenly-earthly things. With the 16th being our 7 year wedding anniversary (can you believe I have been married for seven years? ), times gone by are refreshed in my memory. More vividly are the years (7, to be exact) spent in a full-size bed. The restless nights of a too large pregnant belly kicking my hubby in the back. The snoring and waking and pushing and, "Honey, PLEASE turn over so I can go back to sleep!!" A king-size bed is like the Noah of Arc's. It is the whale to a minnow. It is the lion to the lamb. It is wonderful and definitely a treat unlike any other.

To me, sleep is a priority in terms of my functionality and mood. So when sleep is not attainted at a maximum level, the dams will be loosed and hell will be opened. In other words, you had better watch out!

Having a full-sized bed up to this point has taught me a lot. For example, I have learned how to train my hubby into sleeping fetally all night long (really cuts down on the snoring). I have learned that if I am not deeply asleep before my hubby, I might as well forget sleep all together. I have also learned that if I'm not in bed first, my beloved cold spots (cold sheets are the best to climb in to) are threatened by size 13 clown feet. Though our newly acquired king-size mattress (think Lily Tomlin on the big rocking chair) is at our new house, I have more than my new appliances, carpet and paint to look forward to. Many high hopes for this monstrosity of Sealy proportions. Will let you know how the first night goes...

4 comments:

Brian and Courtni said...

A new house and a brand new, king size bed...you are getting spoiled!!

Kimi said...

I can't believe you guys lasted so long with just a full-sized bed! I am impressed! I would have kicked Jeff out long ago. :) Plus Jeff snores too, any closer and I'd never sleep! I hope you enjoy that king sized bed to its fullest... you won't even know what to do with all that room!
P.S. Jeff read your comment on my blog and said to me, "eww, that was below the belt!" hahaha

sarah said...

That's a well written blog Janelle. I really think you're talented in writing. But I wonder if you'll be getting any sleep that night?? he. he.

dayna said...

oh i have no idea what sara is alluding to:) wink wink
i, too, am amazed at the 7 years spent in a full size. wow. that would be tough.

we are totally content with a queen, though. matt and i spend a good part of the night cuddled up together, and then i cling to the side for the rest. if i had a king, i'd have to work too hard to get to the middle and the edge, i think. plus...since we move every 4 years, i am convinced that as soon as we would buy a king size, we would have to move into a home with a very small bedroom....
oh i love ya! hope all is well!