Thursday, May 13, 2010

Did someone order some winter?

The tele weatherman said it would turn cold last night.

He was right.

Now how come cold is easier to forecast than rain?

Now, hold on to your hats, people, you're about to get a Jen-jump to an entirely different subject.

Years ago my Beloved and I got married. Many people gave us wonderful house-oriented presents like stock pots and towels and platters and towels and sheets and towels, which was wonderful because my Beloved and I both had the 'usual' stuff, but not pretty things.

We were both single bed dwellers. Me, because I always knew that if I allowed my sleeping body to take over the whole of a Queen sized mattress there would never be room to add in a husband one day if I found the right candidate. And him probably because he had a single bed and why would you bother to buy a new bigger bed when you had a perfectly good single one with sheets and blankets and everything?

So a few months before we wed, we went big bed shopping, and had it delivered to my Beloved's house where we would be living once the knot was tied.

Many people gave us sheets and stuff, so that we then had bed clothes for our new bed, which was pretty spectacular because it meant that we'd be able to sleep on it. Neither of us had Queen bed sheets.

But at that time we were living in Central Queensland, and no-one thought to give us flannelette sheets, because you don't need flannelette sheets in a location where you can get married in July and not need long sleeves.

Then we moved here.

It is good to have cuddly flannelette sheets here.

And the weatherman said that the winter was going to come in last night, so I broke out the new flannelette sheets.

I say the new ones, because I've learnt this rule about manchester. You get what you pay for. Don't bother with the cheap ones because if you get one winter out of them, you're doing well.

So two years ago when we were on holidays and went to a factory outlet, I bought a set of Sheridan flannelette sheets to replace the ones we had. Then last year I managed by using the flat sheets out of the two sets of sheets where we'd worn through the fitted sheet.

But for this year, I broke out the Sheridan.

Mmmmm. Thick, smooth and cuddly.

The chance that I'm not going to enjoy my cuddly sheets this winter?

... Approximately None (oh, and sorry to any potential visitors who won't be getting cuddly sheets because, well, we're using them.)


Emily Sue said...

It's okay - potential guest is bringing her hot water bottle with snuggly cover.

Hippomanic Jen said...

Potential Guest most welcome to as much hot water as she needs!

Swift Jan said...

There is nothing better than new cuddly flannelette sheets mmmm....

Emily Sue said...

I do get SOME sheets though, right? And maybe a blanket and pillow?

Givinya De Elba said...

I do recall that I was one of those who gave you towels. Sorry. You can't guess what other guests will be giving, you just risk being one of those who gives a double-up or triple-up (etc.) I too received many towels at my wedding. Now I have no idea what I'd do without them all.

Now. Sheets. You're making me want to go to bed right now.

Hippomanic Jen said...

Givinya - You gave us the deluxe thick cream towel set that I save for guests. They are yummy feeling. I don't know what I would do without all the towels we were given. Slowly working through them.

Givinya De Elba said...

Good to hear! And I remember now the POINT c=of commenting the first time (I forgot!) -

I am so sorry, but I was the one who ordered some winter. I was frustrated with being sweaty in April, and ordered some. Now I am unhappy with my purchase and wish to return it.

Long dark hair, blue eyes said...

what is it about towels as wedding gifts? they are brilliant - I still have way more towels then we could ever conceivably use!

Rhubarb Whine said...

My dog knows that command, look, expression, mat and action exactly the same. Right down to the sigh!

Rhubarb Whine said...

My dog knows that command, look, expression, mat and action exactly the same. Right down to the sigh!