Church with the family,
Football season means a few quiet hours for me alone to do whatever I want while Jason watches the games and the girls sleep.
Yesterday the bunk beds came.
Today my goal was to buy mattresses.
Have you bought a mattress lately?
They are EXPENSIVE!
Ever had to buy two in one day?
So I turned to my friend Craig, you might know him as Craigslist.
A mattress store nearby had lost it's lease!
(Perhaps I am a bit too trusting of free internet classifieds.)
So off I went.
To a warehouse. Next to what looked to be a limo rental shop/ mafia hangout.
I parked and got out of the van. I have never been to a more shady (and I don't mean trees) location.
I thought to myself more than once...
"I am about to get murdered."
Is it weird that my default thought in a strange situation goes straight to murder? That I was going to be on Dateline tonight? "Craigslist gone very wrong...." would be their leading story.
A freaky guy was sitting on a bench in front. I try to be friendly to even would-be murderers, so I smiled and said hello.
He grunted and motioned me into the the "mattress store".
No one was in there. For a long time. Then suddenly out of nowhere a man appeared. I have never shopped so fast. I hardly even wanted to lay down to try the beds! I was willing to pay whatever it took to keep my life intact.
It actually didn't take that much.
So with my van full of beds and my heart still beating (extraordinarily fast) I headed to Target for sheets and to calm down.
Part of me is so excited to have the girls in the same room, but the other part of me loves their long, peaceful naps. Lulu still loves her crib, and yes, I have a four 1/2 year old that still takes three hour naps. Don't hate me. It is just how she is made.
In six weeks everything is going to change. Our life is going to get a lot crazier than my mattress store adventure. So for today, the bunks are made and empty. Halley is still in her old room and Lulu is contained in her crib.
Slowly I will work up to it, but for now I am enjoying the peace.
Besides, I still need to sew the chenille.