Successful Shopping Trip!

We just got home from shopping for a new full size bed for my room and I talked Brad into replacing the bed he’s been sleeping on for far too long. We gave up trying to get any sleep in the same bed twenty years ago since we both snore and he really doesn’t need a king size bed in his room anymore. It will be a couple of months before they arrive but we both will have firm Tempur-ProAdapt mattresses with bases that adjust so we can raise the head or foot or both. I’ve got acid reflux, he has a bad back and being able to adjust the beds will be a huge plus.

We’ve both got sticker shock but what the hell? He’s 68 and I’ll be 67 next month and we need to be able to get some rest at night. I don’t remember the last time I slept through the night. I usually wake up uncomfortable and have to change sleeping positions several times a night or just give up and sleep in my FlexSteel recliner.

I can hardly wait for our beds to arrive! The firm mattress is what we both need and with my head elevated I could sleep on my back again. Brad has been using an orthopedic wedge pillow under his knees and he won’t need that anymore.

I’m having second thoughts on giving up on the color work hat project. I think I’ll wait until I have no distractions, no TV playing, not trying to carry on a conversation and just pay attention to the pattern until I’m sure I can ‘see’ it without having to look at the chart every few minutes. It’s not like I don’t have any knitting projects to work on!

We got sandwiches from Panera for lunch and I ate too much. I only got half a sandwich, too! I love their Chipotle Chicken Avocado Melt and Brad got their Tuna Salad. Good thing he didn’t order a full sandwich either!

Guess I will get back to work finishing up another dishcloth. I think a dozen of them will be good. Maybe I’ll knit a couple of hand towels as well. I’ve got plenty of coned cotton to work with and it will be nice to thin out my stash a bit.

Published by thenerdyyarnlady

I am a Native Texan, Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Catholic Convert residing in rural North East Texas since 1975 when I married my husband and this small town girl became a country girl. I was taught to knit at the age of ten and discovered the writings of Elizabeth Zimmerman shortly after I married. I learned to ‘unvent’ things as I went along, to create my own patterns and generally have a blast with yarn and needles. In the mid 1980’s I explored the idea of spinning my own yarn and eventually got interested in weaving on a floor loom. I have three spinning wheels and a 24″ four-shaft Herald floor loom that I purchased from a friend in the 1990’s. I also enjoy sewing, tatting and making rosaries. I have a work room that contains my fiber, yarn, floor loom, sewing machines, serger and rosary making supplies. I have a spinning corner in a bedroom next to my work room, both with north windows looking toward the creek.

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