Hello friends. I had a great birthday week. It started with presents and flowers.
I bought myself a plant at one of our many Home Depot runs.
|I'm so helpful.|
Mr. Renaissance had a birthday surprise for me. We were going to do it on Saturday night. But then Friday morning, after my birthday dinner at Rover's with Halterwhip and The Shutterbug, I woke up pretty tired. You see we've been sleeping on a full size bed. Me, a 200 lb man, and a dog. Bubba got kicked off the bed in the middle of that night, but it didn't help much. Bed. too. small!
So Friday morning we decided to upgrade to a king size bed. I hadn't wanted to change beds until we moved - it seemed like too much work - but we were obviously in a too small bed. And I acquiesced.
And it took up three days.
We had to go to a few stores to try mattresses, pick out a frame and comforter at IKEA, buy new sheets at Target, take the old bed apart, move the pile of boxes out of the dining room and into the new shed to make room to store the old bed, transfer the underbed storage to the new underbed storage, prewash the linens, put the new bed together, and make the bed.
Whew. It was exhausting. And the first few nights the new memory foam mattress had to outgas. Meaning it has VOCs that need to come off the mattress (apparently like new car upholstery). But it was so so strong. We seriously thought about returning the mattress after the first night. It's gotten much better* and it's comfortable.
But the size? The size is amazing. The bedroom actually looks bigger than it did with the smaller bed. And Mr. Renaissance let me pick a white metal frame and lavender bedding.
|Doesn't it look great?|
So I still have a birthday surprise to redeem. Although I'm not sure when we'll do it. Weekend fill up fast and Slutbag is coming this weekend!
* We still might trade the mattress in though. We'll see.