Besides not having much computer time, due to the fact that my kids are as hooked into cyber world as I have become, and as much as they say "sure Mom, you can use my computer", I can see their expression is similar to when they were young and were told, it's flu shot time.
Besides this problem, my other problem with this Sunday Scribblings prompt was... Organic??
i seriously was totally UNinspired. I tried to put down my book club book and begin searching my wintry cozy brain for SOmething, anything. I love scribblings day, i want to play too! So then, it came to me.. An unusually organicY topic.... MY BED.
Yep, I am an organic chick after all. i may not spend the extra bucks for organic carrots and organic bananas, but BOY did I pay dearly for my organic bed.
It is made from a rubber tree! NO! I fool u not! It is a very long story that my husband is not too happy about me telling, but I will give u a shortened version, of what led us to our latex mattress!
About 3 years ago we set out to buy a twin mattress for my son. The 3 targets, I mean shoppers head into sleepys. As my son and I compare and test and debate over the twin beds, my husband has been SwOOped up by the shark in the bad suit with the worse toupe. The next thing I know I look across this huge store and there he is jumping on a king sized bed with Mel Toupe egging him on and clapping no less! I immediately know I am in trouble, since Mr. petals had hinted often that he thought we should invest in a king sized bed.
I make my way over to him and before i can say 'are u crazzY'? Mel has boosted me up and I too am jumping up and down on the bed. Like a typical woman, i am a comparrison shopper. i wont' buy a salad spinner without first checking all that are available and making a smart choice.
So when my usually sane husband begins having organic brain syndrome and starts telling me that we HaVE to buy this (ridiculously expensive) temperpedic bed, I am stone faced and adamant as I say.. "We need to leave NOW, lets go have lunch, lets talk reasonably about this", AWAY from the luxuriously expensive bed and the irresistibly evil Mel.
He wouldn't budge. He then hits me below the belt with... "WHY must we shop around for EVERYTHING?" WHY can't FOR ONCE we make a decision on the spot and save me the weekends of torture in every mattress store on Long island!!" Add to this my son who is usually not a traitor, but he is saying 'yeah Mom, buy it, dad is right, come on," and he is taking sides with the mid day meal of a shark anticipating the yummy bite. Against my best judgment, against my common sense, against my entire grain... I decide to not have a war over this and We buy a bed we can't afford but of course mel has the 0 interest paper work in my face about that.
The bed is delivered the same day..... As they undo the plastic wrapper around the bed, for the first time i notice in beautiful writing all across the mattress CASHMERE cashmere Cashmere CaSHMERE. Guess who is allergic to Cashmere? Yeah, me.
Making this much too long story shorter, we return it and find out that the return policy states, you can ONLY return it and buy something of EQuAL value... NO MONEY baCK!
Guess what is as ridiculously priced as a temperpedic cashmere Freaking kING SIZED BED??
You got it, An organic latex bed. make from the rubber tree. My husband justified that it's great to have such a comfortable bed since we spend 1/3 of our lives in bed to which i quickly retorted..
Yeah, THAT is why out of all the purchase u make in life... THIS would be the one that should have had the most extensive research!
I can tell u that after 28 years of marriage this is THE only subject that is SO touchy with both of us and no matter how much time passes, it may still lead to divorce one day! ( oh the one thing I just have to add, After our latex bed arrived, it arrived with a tag that wasn't on the stores display... " DUE TO THE NATURAL LATEX PRODUCT, IT IS NORMAL FOR THIS BED TO SINK UP TO 1 1/2 INCHES." well, the deep impressions on each side where we sleep are so noticeable to the large hump in the middle which has NO deep impression. We are sleeping in a bed that looks like it is about 50 years old but won't be paid for till I am.)
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