At some point I realized that, for me, the bed was a luxury item deserving care and appreciation. We spent about 1/3 of each day in bed. It is where we go for comfort, for relaxation, for recreation, among others. IN this light, I went in search of the perfect sheets.
I have tried the high thread count cotton from Egypt. I was not overly impressed. I do like the Egyptian bath sheets, but - for the bed, I prefer something a bit softer.
I tried the cotton knit sheets. I am not sure about the experiences of others, but the jersey sheets didn't fit the bed correctly. The pockets weren't big enough or something. I did, however, find a great set of tinsel knit sheets that were amazing, but (of course there is a but) were not durable. After a few years I had to begin the search again due to runs in the material.
Friends laugh at me. I have spent much time and effort on the search for the perfect set of sheets. For them, I guess, the feel of the sheets is just not important. We each have our own idea of what luxury is and/or what makes us feel good. For me it is sleeping with fabulous sheets. For others it is bathing with scented oils or salts. You get the idea.
I did find a new set of sheets! They are great, especially after they are just washed. Then again, what set of sheets isn't nice after freshly washed and fitted to the bed??? If I had the time and energy to do it, I think I would wash my sheets and re-make the bed every day of the week. But, I just can't be bothered to do that so, I appreciate that first night of fresh sheets as much as I can.
Yesterday was sheet washing day. The sheets came out of the dryer while the Diva and I were playing cards.
"After this game, we need to go and make the bed."
"Really! " She is so excited. For whatever reason, this child loves to make the bed.
She ran upstairs to start while I locked doors etc.
She is very particular about the bed making process. There can be absolutely "no" wrinkles. She will spend thirty minutes ensuring that there are no wrinkles - and heaven help the cat who jumps on the bed throughout this process.
"I like a made bed" she says. "We need maids!"
I don't need a maid, I have her to do a great job making the bed - and I have my wonderful sheets.
Now, I wonder what would happen if I spent as much time and effort on finding someone to share the bed as I invest in sheets to cover it...?
* The sheets I have now are Lyocell. They are fabulous!