Laura’s Birthday and Beds

We (me, Laura and my mom) celebrated Laura’s birthday by going out to dinner the weekend before her actual birthday (1/8) since my mom was leaving the next day to fly back to NY. Anyway, it was so great – wonderful food and company – and the kids stayed home with a sitter so it was even more enjoyable. We went to a place on Coronado and after dinner we all walked over to the Hotel Del Coronado to see the Christmas tree (they always put a huge one up in the lobby) but alas, we were a few days late and the tree was gone. No matter, we walked around a bit, perused the gift shop and studied all the old photos lining the hallways. After, we went home to houseful of sleeping kiddies (yay!).

Then on Laura’s actual birthday, I became the world’s worst partner when I actually forgot to wish her a Happy Birthday...:-(

What was I thinking?? I’m an idiot. That night, all night long, I had, ummm, intestinal issues and every time I woke up during the night (about 8 times) I thought to myself, “Hey, tomorrow (or today (depending on the time I woke up, i.e. 2am, 3am, 4am)) is Laura’s birthday!” Then wouldn’t you know it, I just forgot to wish her a Happy Birthday that morning. Well, I’m still pissed at myself so I tried to make it (partially) up to her by baking a cake when I got home. Only thing, I couldn’t find the cake mix in the kitchen and had to wait ‘til she got home to bake it – which I did, Foster helping. Just as an aside, the same way I’m horrible with directions, I’m horrible about finding my way around the kitchen. I think I blogged about that before, but I highly dislike cooking or making much in the kitchen. Anyway, so although the cake was great, getting there wasn’t. So somebody, please just give me my award (ha!) and we’ll be done with that.

Beds. Yay! We will soon have a new bed. Our waterbed bit the proverbial dust, it was time though, it was about 15 years old. I sold in on Craigslist in about 4 hours. We have a super-comfy Tempur-Pedic mattress and soon (hopefully by this weekend) our new bed frame will arrive. It’s got great storage underneath and in the headboard. We needed a platform frame since we don’t have (or need) a box spring. We also wanted (needed!) storage under the bed, especially since we got so used to it with the waterbed. Do you know how hard it is to find a Cal-King Platform bed frame? Yeah, me neither. We started off at Ikea and went to dozens of places near and far. But on a rainy Saturday we tried one last place just a few miles from us and wouldn’t you know it? There it was. It was love at first sight. Perfect. I’ll take pictures when we get it. So, of course since we were getting a new bed, that meant we “needed” a new bedspread (well actually we really did, since although our mattress is a Cal-King, with the waterbed frame, we only needed a Queen-sized spread but now with the new bed, we really need the correct size), so we got that. Oh and new sheets (didn’t need those but they were cheap and I just love the “t-shirt” sheets). So, now, we are pretending to be college students and our mattress is on the floor. But with the Tempur-Pedic mattress, you can’t tell the difference – it feels the same whether on the floor or in a bed frame. But – I certainly feel the difference getting out of said mattress first thing in the morning since we’re now only 10” off the floor…

Guess that’s enough of an update for now.

More soon…


'MOMMY SALAMI' said...

I SOOO can't wait to see the pics of the frame. Tim and I have always wanted a platform frame, but so hard to find for a King. Our good friends just got a tempur-pedic, and keep telling us it would really be beneficial for Tim's back. Hoping and praying for a windfall like Foster's, except doubled over a few times!!

Do you mind my asking how much you got for your waterbed on CL? I love hearing about that kind of stuff. Nat and I love CL.

Oh, yeah...da-da-da-daaaaa..presenting the baking award of the year to the lovely, the talented, the "I'll bake her a cake to make it up to her" sweetheart....IVY!!" You go, girl!

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momtothreeboys said...

I think we got about $125 or $130 (can't remember, we sell so much stuff on there) for the waterbed. I think it was a fair price.

Holly said...

Can't wait to see pictures of the bed!
Happy belated birthday Laura!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to Laura, don't feel bad Ivy I can't bake either.
Vons is my bakery. So glad you checked out our blog. I had to play around with stuff yesterday ( notice the crooked picture ) after an hour it was the best I could do :D, We're excited too, and this one will be a surprise so it'll be really fun,
Talk to you soon :D