Today, The Builder and I went out and spent an obscene amount of money purchasing a new bed. Why are beds SO expensive?!
The back story - We've been married 15 years this coming September, and our current bed is...15 years old this August! He bought it for me as a wedding gift (I had a cheap double mattress with no box spring while we were dating which he refused to even contemplate sleeping on once we got married. He had a queen sized waterbed that was not an option...) a month before we got married, and it's been our bed ever since. About three years ago, we started realizing the bed wasn't quite as comfortable as it was when we bought it. We were getting ready for The Move from California to Texas, and I was concerned that we would end up sleeping on the floor for a year if we didn't move our bed (The Move ate up all our savings!!) with us. So it went in the moving truck.
You may or may not know, we've now moved three times in three years. That was not the plan. Including the move from CA, that
stupid bed has been moved four times. And it ways a TON! To add insult to injury, neither of us sleep well on it anymore. I realized this past week I can't even make it through the night without waking up. So we started looking at beds. My goal was to not buy one until we get back from vacation next month. With this being Memorial Day weekend, beds are all on sale. Don't ask me why. I have no clue. So with sales ad's in hand, we started researching beds. And somehow we ended up buying one and it's being delivered on Monday. HOORAY!!!
We upgraded to a King size bed. Do you know what that means? Not only did I spend an obscene amount of money but now I have to upgrade ALL our bed linens. Including my comforter set.
I should be saying 'oops'. But honestly, after almost a year with our comforter, we have lost all love for it because it is SO scratchy! I bought it online so we didn't get to "feel" the set prior to purchasing it. I've purchased other comforters over the years online without issue. This one, while it looks great, simply doesn't work for us. We only have it on the bed when company is coming over or I'm taking photo's for something. Otherwise it's
wadded folded up in the corner. Because we're a family who loves to pile on the bed, watch TV, tickle fights, even cuddle! Thus the reason for the King size bed, and now, the new bedding!
Ideally, I'll find something that will work perfectly with what I already have. That's the goal...