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Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Give Thanks



My friend, Pat recently posted a blog about how thankful she is for her sheets. I started to think about how thankful I am for my sheets and thought I’d share a story....

My dear husband and I have a king size bed. Not just any king size bed –but one of those NASA stamp-of-approval memory foam beds. Ahhhhhh…at the end of a long day, your tired, aching bones just sink right in and the foam molds to your body and you’re cushioned and cradled and we LOVE it! Everyone should have one of these fabulous beds….unless, of course, you’re one who enjoys tossing and turning. It’s not so easy to toss and turn on the NASA stamp-of-approval memory foam mattress –there’s too much ‘sinking in.’ Anyway…I digress.

This mattress is thick. So thick that most standard king size sheets don't fit it. Although I wouldn't trade my bed for anything --I hate buying sheets --we cannot get them for less than $125. ouch. I recently had to buy a new set of sheets. We have only owned one set since purchasing the bed because the sheets are so stinkin’ expensive. It was easier and made more sense to just wash the sheets and put them right back on as often as we needed to change the bed. Consequently –the sheets get a lot of wear. And probably more wear than usual--because my husband is actually a BRILLO PAD in disquise! He has hair not only on his chest --but everywhere (I know, TMI --but if you have read the last installment on my blog autobiography, you will see that I actually prayed for a husband with a hairy chest...and since the Lord is able to do exceedingly, abundantly above all we can ask or think, He thought it best to bless me with 'The Beast'. (by the way, I'm 'Beauty'. ahem)

ANYWAY....our sheets tend to wear out very quickly on Randy's side of the bed! Eventually a small tear appeared –which quickly became a big tear. I spent one afternoon hand-stitching the four foot long tear...and then two days later, another small tear appeared which quickly turned into a big tear. Never fear! I can fix this! I bought some muslin, dragged out my sewing machine and actually SEWED a huge muslin patch over the tears. I was pretty proud of myself. The muslin was on sale for $2.99 a yard –new sheets were $130. Savings: $127.00!!!

Unfortunately, my great fix didn’t last long. Within a week –there was another small tear which soon turned into a large tear and I resolved myself to the fact that we were going to have to fork out the big bucks for some new sheets.

My husband, the Brillo Pad, is retired from the Army ---so we have the perk of being able to shop online at a PX exchange store –paying no tax and no shipping!!! King Sheets –with deep enough pockets to fit our NASA stamp-of-approval memory foam bed: $130.00. ugh.

After waiting for over two weeks (what is UP with that?!), the sheets arrived. Yeah! The old flat sheet has now been delegated to "the rag bag" and we have a brand new set of sheets! Yeah! So, this Thanksgiving --I am thankful for my sheets…and my Brillo Pad husband!!!!

“…and his whole body was like a hairy garment…” –Genesis 25:25


I hope you all have a blessed holiday! We will be visiting Randy’s family in New York –I’ll be away from the computer for five days. I will miss you all while I’m gone! ….Praying for each of you –that you will know God’s blessings and be thankful!

11 comments:

char said...

Have a great Thanksgiving!!
Our God reigns!

Birmingham Girl said...

You were serious when you said you felt a blog coming on about sheets!! By now, I should have expected it!
Oh, the kings size bedding dilema..the costs are outrageous. I have 3 sets. I alternate two between washings and save the third for company that never comes! Think I'll start using the third.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, we'll miss you while your gone!

Sara said...

ha! happy thanksgiving beauty!

Anonymous said...

Have a safe and wonderful trip to New York. Happy Thanksgiving! Glad you were blessed with new sheets. (Hint . try turning the bottom sheet so you end up with an even wear pattern :) )

Birmingham Girl said...

I say go without sheets and pretend your camping!!

Anonymous said...

Deb, I just read your testimonial blog in its intirity and did not have a dry eye the whole way through it even though I know the whole story from beginning to end. I'm so proud that you are my daughter and the person you have become and I know that God has mighty plans for you and Randy in the days to come. He has been your shelter in the storms of your life. Continue to be open to His will. I love you, Mom

Becky said...

happy thanksgiving

KayMac said...

happy thanksgiving!

Birmingham Girl said...

Come back, come back where ever you are.

Margie said...

are you home yet? I miss you

Sara said...

hey brillo man! bring back our deb!!