Thursday, April 22, 2010

911: What Is Your Emergency...?

If you haven't seen me around the blogs lately, it's because I have been enjoying my new bed.

(Oh, that doesn't sound very good does it...?)

What I mean is, after months years of procrastinating, I finally bought a new bed. The moment it was delivered, I put on clean sheets, climbed into it and promptly fell asleep. For a long time. This morning I woke up thinking, "Oh my goodness, this is how it feels to have a good night's sleep." I really felt like Goldilocks; the bed was just right.

I was a bit concerned at first because the bed is quite very high off the floor, and I felt like the princess in The Princess and the Pea. I'm not very tall, and I wondered if I would need a ladder to get into this thing? And what about if I hop out of bed in the middle of the night. Are my feet going to find the floor?  Or would I  be stranded up there until someone could rescue me?

"911:  What is your emergency?"

"I'm afraid to get out of my new bed.  Can someone please bring me a ladder?"

Today for the first time in a while, I have tons more energy. What a difference a good night's sleep makes -- on a good bed. I think I'll walk to work.

20 comments:

PinkPanthress said...

That seems like a very good decision you made there!
The right bedding is most important in a good night sleep. :)

P.S.: Maybe you should built yourself a small diy ladder with only two or three steps.

The Bug said...

Dr. M's aunt has a bed that's pretty high off the floor. They have the cutest little wooden step - I think you should get one of those. Although as a card carrying klutz, I would trip on it myself :)

Do you mind sharing what kind of bed?

Alissa said...

My former employers had a little step stool thing so that their elderly dog could get up into their bed. Not that I am calling you an elderly dog!

I'm glad to hear you've gotten yourself a nice new comfy bed!

Single and Sane said...

Sounds wonderful. Enjoy the extra zzzz's. (But maybe a step-stool is in order?)

Amy said...

Jo, You're right, there's nothing like a good night's sleep. I think the images you chose to accompany your very good writing enhance this post greatly!

Sam Liu said...

Hi Jo,

This is my first visit to your blog and I really like it! Isn't delightful that it's the little things in life, like getting a new bed and having a good night's sleep, that make everything else worthwhile?

Looking forward to reading your future posts,

Sam.

Katy said...

Its amazing what a good bed will do. My mom has one of the most comfertable beds I have ever been in. Somehow we all end up in it during family get togethers.

Laurie said...

I had the same reaction when we got our new bed (almost 10 years ago...yikes!). Now that our dog is older, I'm considering those little doggie steps for him. Now that I think of it, I've seen little steps for people in some fancy catalogs...cherry finish, I believe. ;-)

PurestGreen said...

I wish I had a new mattress, but I'm really happy with my bed, which is six feet off the ground! I have to climb a ladder to get into it, and when I sleep I'm just a few feet from my high ceiling. I call it the sky bed.

Happy snoozing!

Jennifer D said...

I just got the latest issue of National Geographis and there is an article in it all about sleep. I have only skimmed through it but it is clear that a good nights sleep is crucial.

You should pick up the magazine and take it to bed with you! ;-)

I really enjoyed the photos you attached.

Country Girl said...

What a difference a bed makes! Congratulations on your new purchase.

Brenda said...

You are brave. I would probably kill myself getting in and out of a tall bed. But....the confort sounds heavenly. Enjoy!

Whitney Lee said...

Congratulations on your purchase. It's amazing, isn't it, how different the world can look after some restorative sleep?

jeannette said...

Yes, how a new mattress can make a difference!
This makes me think of how we finally decided to buy an "American" size mattress. Then, we had to buy a NEW BED, because the mattress didn't fit our Dutch bed! We went zig-zagging, criss-crossing that weekend in 5 areas in the L.A. Basin.I was glad when it was Monday! And I hope I learned my lesson:)
PS Our new bad is much higher than our old one -you get used to it:)

ρομπερτ said...

I so understand you...sleep...probably years now that I didn't get more than six hours, and not even in a row...wishing you a wonderful Friday.

DJan said...

Okay, I see you are NOT going to share what kind of bed you got. I have been thinking of a Tempur-pedic which everyone who has one says is the best. But it seems weird to me, to think of sinking down into my mattress. Anyway, I'm glad you are getting a good night's sleep! Worth its weight in mattresses.

Jo said...

Hello, everyone. My new bed is a Serta Overlea Eurotop pillowtop mattress with memory foam and wool. And magic. *heh* It's wonderful.

Cheers!

Jo

*Y-A-W-N* I'm off to bed now. :-)

heartinsanfrancisco said...

I need a new bed! I'm happy for you and all that, of course, but that's what kept recurring as I read this post. My mother used to refer to me as the Princess and the Pea - I never figured out why, which is probably just as well.

Paula Slade said...

That's terrific Jo! I felt the same way when we finally replaced our old mattress - "So this is what a good night's sleep feels like!" :)

muthu said...

haha... Good comparisons, you have made there...

& congrats on your new bed. :)