Sunday, August 09, 2009

New Linens

Last night I got virtually no sleep due to a drunken party held by the son of my next door neighbors. The parents are out of town, so the young man came over - he is 23 years old and left his parents' home years ago - and threw a party. At 3 a.m., there was a girl screaming in the street, amoung other things "Give me my f*@king vodka bottle!" over and over and over. And a whole posse of young men screaming at her to "shut the f*@k up!" There is more to the story, but that is enough to give you a general idea. I had the big fan on right by my bed to "white noise" out the neighbors, but this noise was beyond drowning out.

I went today to the mall on a specific task. I happened to walk by the linens department of a major department store, and what should I see but the sheets I have been looking for for a month. On sale. 40% off , plus an additional 15%. Well, count me in! I purchased the sheets, two shams, a duvet cover, and bed skirt. I spent the afternoon washing, drying, ironing, and starching these. It looks beautiful. I have taken a bath prior to putting my body in this sea of milk white. Oh, I can't wait.

I was invited to my friend's for dinner. My friend who I sponsored as she was confirmed... and then moved away. She moved to a lovely new home and is in the process of making it much lovelier. When I walked into her master bedroom, I knew what I needed to do with mine. Hers is painted a dark green. Mine is painted an odd blue. I am going to paint it dark green, which will go with my draperies, and the white bed will pop against the dark green. Imagine waking up every morning to a green room! What could be better?

So tomorrow I am gratefully going back to work after a week off. I needed the week off, and now I need to go back. Whoever dreamed up the idea of vacations was a genius.

I am so grateful for my job and looking forward to seeing my friends there.

Life is good. Let's stay sober through it, good and bad, OK?

12 comments:

Scott W said...

Starched, pressed linens are a luxury!

Hope said...

There is nothing more lovely than fresh, crisp bedsheets and a freshly showered self to crawl in between them. Feels like total luxury. Funny how little things can feel like a big deal. A good, big deal. I think that's one of the gifts of sobriety.

Wishing you a peace filled sleep tonight.

Tall Karen said...

Waking to green room sounds nice...but I can think of one thing that might be better...hmmm. Of course, the green room won't want breakfast. :)

Madison said...

I'm thinking I may have called the police.

Scott said...

one of life's wonderful blessings... clean, new sheets on a freshly bathed body!

A short 13 and a half years ago, I'd have been out in the street next door screaming such things lol. Thanks for the reminder!

dAAve said...

Green walls.
Good.

Gin said...

Those linens look DIVINE! I am sure that you slept beautifully in them!

Lou said...

After many years of hard work (ha!) I have the perfect bed. An expensive mattress, a very thick mattress cover, the perfect pillow and blanket, and 6 ounce flannel sheets in yellow. When my husband saw it, he called it the "butter bed" because of the color and the comfort.
Now when we are away, we always say "can't wait to get back to our butter bed."

And starched linens..Amen!

Syd said...

I like the light green of our bedroom. There are large windows that look out over the forest. The green is soothing.

Such a disturbance would warrant a call to the police IMO. They were drunk and disorderly. Time for them to have a wake up call literally.

Trailboss said...

I have a green bedroom, but it is a funky green, not a dark rich green. I'm afraid if I had lines as nice as yours my puppies would mess 'em up. I am sure they are quite purty though.

Ed G. said...

I can't tell you the exact color of my bedroom (we are many...) but here's to waking up where we want to be...

Blessings and aloha...

Willa said...

Mary Christine, those bed linens are beautiful!

I'm sure you'll have a peaceful night, everyone at that party will be somewhere else, hoping to go to bed early.