Since my Valentine’s Day flowers are still alive, it’s not too late to write about it, right?
When I got home from work on Monday, Valentine’s Day Eve, there was a vase on our front step with the most beautiful flowers and a sweet note from Matt. He is a keeper.
Matt is on a healthy eating kick and requested that I refrain from getting him candy for Valentine’s Day because that could throw a major wrench into his progress.
So I went the healthy route and made this.
Move over, Martha Stewart.
(I also got him a gift card to Cabela’s so don’t feel too sorry for him. But he really does love oranges. By my calculations we’ve eaten 11 pounds of oranges in the last three weeks.)
The real gift last week though was our new mattress.
Several months ago Matt started saying that his back and shoulders were bothering him every morning. I blamed it on the weather, the work bag he carries, too much work around the house, basically anything other than the 6 year old, bottom of the line, IKEA mattress we were sleeping on.
All the while, I kept quiet about my own back and shoulder pain because do you know how expensive new mattresses are?
Finally, my back pain overtook my thrifty tendencies and I came clean about how my back and shoulders hurt every single day and maybe we really do need a new mattress.
We did a little research online and asked around, and everyone we knew told us to get a Sleep Number bed, so we headed to the store on Saturday to test things out. The salesman, Aron with one R, had us lay down on a mattress. He said he would adjust it, and to tell him to stop when we felt most comfortable.
I could have laid there forever.
Of course the tester mattress is the fanciest and most expensive mattress money can buy, so after we got our ideal sleep numbers we walked ALL the way to the other end of the store where the mattresses in the price range of the budget minded shopper were located.
It was like test driving a Mercedes and buying a Kia.
We made our purchase and were told to expect it via UPS in 5-7 days. When we got the tracking number, Matt was like a kid tracking Santa’s sleigh on Christmas Eve. He could not wait to get it. It was in our town on Wednesday, but the UPS website indicated it was still at the distribution center and not out for delivery. So, Matt went to the UPS distribution center on Wednesday night AND MET THE MATTRESS.
We put it together when he got home and at this point I was thinking perhaps we’d been the victim of a very expensive scam.
After the air pump was on for a bit, it started to look more like something I’d want to sleep on. I said to Matt, “You know, this is really just like a glorified air mattress.”
Anyway, I've been sleeping like a baby since we got the mattress, and I only have one negative thing to say about it. It makes it even harder to get out of bed in the morning.
The 5am Miracle book I talked about a few weeks ago is definitely not going to happen.