Calgon, take me away.

There aren’t many things I appreciate more than really great bed linens. While I am frugal about a lot of things, I buy 1,000 count cotton sheets for my bed. Always white. That way, I can use Clorox Rain Scent bleach in the wash and get that special hotel smell and feeling.
Which brings me to the weekend just passed. The YWCA had an online auction to raise funds for the YWCA Week Without Violence. (You may know that I’ve worked as a consultant for the organization for some time now.)

One of the items was two nights at an inn in Pennsylvania – in a dinky little town called Leola. Funny thing is, Andrew and I stayed there before. And it is wonderful! Talk about nice linens! And, I might add, the most comfortable bed I had ever slept in. So, we bid on it.

As luck would have it, we won. The money went to charity and Andrew and I went to Leola! My in-laws live 20 minutes from there (how fortunate!) and they offered to amuse the boys for the weekend. So…

We packed up the champagne, some fancy clothes for a dinner out and we headed out on Friday. Kissed the kids and left. (See that room in the photo? That’s the one we had! Straight from their website.)

It was hard going to dinner at Mazzi Friday night. All I wanted to do was lay on that wonderful bed. But I did. I motivated and it was perfect. Saturday was antique shopping in Adamstown. Then, as you might have guessed, a nap in that wonderful bed. Then a light dinner and movie and, yes, more sleep. Sunday morning was the toughest though. Knowing that when I got out of that bed, and that was it for a long, long time made it very difficult to motivate.

But I did.

All this makes me wonder about a few things.

1) Why don’t I just get a bed that comfortable for my house?
2) If I did, would I sleep all the time? That would be a downside of that decision, obviously.
3) When did doing nothing become fun?
4) What is it about my makeup that has me so obsessed with sheets and pillows and comfortable beds? Seems a little off…
5) When can I go back?

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5 thoughts on “Calgon, take me away.

  1. well, to me…doing nothing has always been fun!

    Toss up about getting a bed like that…then what would you have to look forward to?

    On the other hand, why shouldn’t you have hotel-like accomodations every night?

    Oh, hell, get the bed, get a masseuse, and get a bellhop (not sure what for, but it sounds good doesn’t it?)

  2. the only problem with getting a fabulous bed at home is that you are spoiled for any other bed. jeff and i got a tempur pedic bed about a year ago and now we can’t sleep on any other bed – even at the nicest hotels.

    i figure we sleep at home most of the time so it makes sense to have the best bed we can. we love it. jeff said once he wished our whole house was made of tempur pedic 🙂

  3. Wow, you were practically in my hometown (Reading, PA).

    If I took beds and sheets as seriously as you do, I’d probably sleep better!

  4. Cruisin – I think I could get used to that!

    Kristin – It would be so cool if your whole house was tempur pedic! You could have the most awesome pajama parties!

    Junebee – Yes! We were so close to Reading! I actually sleep terribly & just started new meds to help. Maybe that’s why I’m so obsessed with the trimmings of sleep!

  5. Wow. I didn’t even know they made 1,000 count sheets! But I have to agree with you that sleeping on a great bed with great linens is one of life’s sweetest pleasures.

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