Monday, November 15, 2010

A Change of Season

Last week we had 80 degree weather for 3 days, keeping our apartment right at a steamy 78 degrees, until, praise the earth’s orbit, on Saturday it dropped down to the low 50s. The apartment temperature now hovers between 63 and 68. Despite that comfortable level, I’ve been getting increasingly hot during the night. When I first met Chris he typically slept with 1 fleece UT blanket and 1 standard bed sheet. That’s it! I, however, dreamed my whole life to have a plush down comforter on my grown-up sized bed. Thus, for Christmas last year, we invested in my ideal bedding. Although this created a luxurious chamber to sleep, it also made me really ridiculously hot. I thought I’d adjust, but the problem persisted. So, I thought it was logical to just remove the duvet cover and sleep with a sheet and the down comforter. Sadly, this leaves the nice (and expensive) comforter open to germs, dust mites, sleep stains, and the need for frequent washing. So, on Sunday afternoon we journeyed over to the new 183/Mopac Bed Bath and Beyond to try and find a solution to my night sweats.

So, Chris and I are both Libras, and although I don’t follow astrology, I blame our similar birth dates for our horrific indecisiveness. The salesperson told me there was no sheet or duvet cover solution for my temperature increase. Basically, we need to spend a hundred something dollars and buy a thinner comforter, or we are forced to return to the bedding of Chris’s bachelorhood. So, after 45 minutes of wandering and pondering, we returned nearly empty handed.

The icing on our fail of a cake was the $16 Yankee Candle we both had to have. It’s like, Autumn Bliss flavor or something? As hard as it is to describe scent, if you just imagine everything perfect about fall (crisp weather, football, apples, Thanksgivingy, leaves, cinnamon, open windows) and then just tone all of those smells down a little bit, you have this candle. It’s jumbo sized too so I can cherish it greatly the next few weeks, and anticipate its return come next year.

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