Monday, February 11, 2008

Creature Comforts

I believe in comfort if I can have it. That's not necessarily a cherry amoire or a set of china. For me creature comforts are things that make my life easier or more comfortable. A good bed, comfortable patio furniture and a dog door. I don't care what my coffee table looks like, or my dishes as long as they are functional.

Mind you if I was wealthy I'd have the best but when you have to pick and choose what you spend your money on, I have priorities.

I'm looking forward to getting some grass for the backyard, right now it's partly wooded with pine needles and leaves on the ground, the rest is sand. The dogs track sand into the house constantly, they can't help it. Spending money on having the yard seeded will go a long way toward me not having to sweep every inch of this house on a nightly basis! Now that's a comfort.

I'm going to do something about sleeping also. If I don't sleep well I'm not a happy worker. I need to be a happy worker to pay the bills. It's such a vicious circle. :-)

I'm going to spend some of my not yet earned money on a Select Comfort bed. Yep, I'm going 'whole hog' as they say. I've spent good money on regular mattress only to be disappointed within a few years. This time I'm going to do it right. After all we spend 1/3 of our life sleeping and the amount of good sleep we get corresponds with the the other 2/3rds dramatically.

Over the weekend we went to the mall in the city for the first time since we've been here. We don't live in the city so this was a big deal. I love living in the country but I will admit that going to the city to do something other than work was quite uplifting. Civilization! Guess what, the mall had a Select Comfort store. Oh yea! My sleep number is 35 and Sam's is 45. Ahhhh. By the end of this month we will have a new bed and both of us can start feeling better. Our backs have been miserable and we seem to sleep only a couple hours at a time in this mattress we currently have. Hopefully things will improve.

Creature comforts. I had to laugh. We have clothes with holes in them, tables that have chew marks from the dogs, electrical tape on the vacuum cleaner but dang it if we won't sleep good!

Life is good. We are madly in love and God has blessed us in so many ways.

1 comment:

SleepNumberChick said...


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Sleep Well,