Sunday, Mar. 25, 2007
Just Say I Am Full of Sheet
Added a private entry today - not a lot of big news or anything like that, but threw out a few odds 'n ends. The link is at left, beneath my "most recent entries" list.
We're doing fine, got the laundry done, including the linens.
I can deal with messy and disorganized, but clean sheets are my one - dunno what to call it. Not so much a pet peeve as that I just won't go more than a week without washing sheets unless it's a guest room or something where nobody's sleeping there. And since we don't have a guest room, the sheets hit the washer on a regular basis.
And I'm a sheet snob, as much as my budget allows. I go for the highest thread count I can afford, in solid colors. I don't mind a little froufrou, but prefer something tailored.
However, absolutely everything else is forgiven if sheets are clean. I love crawling between the covers when there's an unmistakable crisp feel of just-washed percale against my skin. I don't care of the rest of my bedroom is in a shambles. I don't care if there are dirty dishes in the sink (much.) Just gimme clean sheets and everything's right with the world.
At the moment we're sleeping on a sofa bed and using a full-sized sheet (in a print) on what's ostensibly a queen-sized mattress. Needless to say, there's no top-of-the-line thread count going on. But it's clean and I'm grateful both for the place to stay and for the fact I can wash the sheets once a week.
I am a sucker for bedroom linens, too. I'm also all about the cheap, so long as the quality is acceptable. I like Domestications for bedding. If you can deal with being on their mailing list, they periodically offer free shipping on any order of $50 or more. If you hit the clearance section you can score some great deals. I saw a king sized comforter set for $19.99 today.
Yeah, I know my male readers could probably care less. It's a woman thing. Tailored preferences and all, I'm still female.
I am, however, kind of partial to quilts. Might go that route. Of course all of that takes a backseat to other things right now. Priorities are glasses (definitely need an updated prescription there) and taking care of other must-do business.
Part of which I am now procrastinating about. I'm supposed to be doing the taxes right now and instead I'm writing here...
Before - After
In the grander scheme of things, no soul can truly be replaced. Each one of us has a place in the universal tapestry. We each contribute our own color and texture. When one thread is snipped too soon, it distorts all the threads around it. Other lives can unravel and tear. If the wrong thread is ripped away, the whole fabric of life becomes dangerously fragile.
- LeiLani, aka Radiogurl aka Bright Opal (1957 - )