Gift Certificate and my "Tucker"
When we travel what I get homesick most for is my funky old bed.. During the summer I love to use all white vintage coverlets and in the winter I use quilts which I change often. This has become my retreat.... When it comes to sleep habits DH and I are about as incompatible as possible.. so we not only have separate beds but separate bedrooms.. I need 5 pillows and lots of quilts...he wants a small thin pillow and an electric blanket.... I love to read in bed and listen to a soothing music as I fall asleep... He likes it quiet AND dark.. I've always gone to bed early and risen early and prone to wandering in the night. He goes to bed late , and if his sleep is disturbed can't go back to sleep and wakes up a grump!
And the mattress is another whole area of difference .. He likes his extra firm and I like mine pillow soft. And a few years back I bought an electric mattress pad which I loved as I had the heat beneath me and PILES of quilts on top. It died this fall..... 8 days after the warranty expired. I wasn't going to get another one but I received a Amazon gift card and decided I deserve a toasty warm bed in January. It will be here next week.
My bedroom gets very little heat and after the electric mattress pad died I could never get all my parts tucked in snugly. So on nights I go to bed before DH he comes and tucks me in... After I get all my pillows arranged he does the sheet, a wool blanket, three layers of quilts and a knitted cover. I love this "tucking in" and I think how wonderful it must be for a child. And for some reason it always makes think of my poor Dad who spent several of his last years in a nursing home. I used to go and feed him as he had Parkinson's but how I wish I could have been there to tuck him in also. It is such a loving gesture.
Posted by Gerry Krueger
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