Sunday, November 16th, 2008
8:48 pm - Dinner Time!  
Am very hungry, but have to wait until a chicken finishes roasting. It is roasting in my shiny new roasting pan, bought for cheap at the Linens and Things going out of business sale, along with some kitchen gadgets and a lightweight blanket. By happy coincidence, Dave's had oven-stuffers on sale this week. It smells great, making me even more hungry.

[A brief interlude in which the chicken comes out of the oven, and the gravy is started. Now the gravy is reducing a little while the meat rests.]

I got a 3" thick memory foam mattress topper a couple of years ago which has been wonderful for my back. It's also a terrific insulator, which is great in the winter, but on not so cold nights most of my other blankets are just too warm in combination with it. For the summer, I used two sheets in lieu of a blanket, but that's not enough for those middlin' cool fall nights we've been having, and my other blankets are just too much. (Hard to believe that when I was in grad school I used an electric blanket plus a comforter on occasion. Of course, I have more internal insulation these days.)

I have also made a discovery about the sizing of blankets. I have a standard full-size bed. Years ago, blankets were available for full-size beds. Now they no longer exist, and one is expected to buy a "full-queen" sized blanket, which costs more. But last time I bought a blanket I actually looked at the measurements of twin-size blanket, and realized that it would do perfectly well on my bed, especially given that I never make my bed and prefer to just sort of wrap the bed linens around me. Cheap blankets!

Dinner time!
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fatoudust: garethfatoudust on November 17th, 2008 - 01:59 am
Awesome. Go bargains.

I wondered how memory foam as a mattress topper would be. I sure as heck can't afford a complete memory foam mattress.

I need sheets and blankets that are even bigger than normal. Dave & I are both curlers wherein we make a burrito of the covers around us. But if we both do this simultaneously at the opposite edges of our king bed, we don't have enough covers. And it doesn't help if the dog hops in the middle and turns around until he's got the covers wrapped up in a big pile for him.

It's been better since we got the king, but before, we were unkind to each other in our sleep. Heh.
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DXMachinadxmachina on November 17th, 2008 - 02:26 am
Yeah, The burrito thing is what I do, although I have the luxury of not having to share. ::grasps for the silver lining:: :)
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fatoudust: cyknhfatoudust on November 17th, 2008 - 02:35 am
Heh. It's the best way; it keeps your body heat in!
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casperfleacasperflea on November 17th, 2008 - 01:35 pm
I buy king blankets for our queen bed, because it helps reduce the nocturnal stealing. But it doesn't make things cheaper.
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DXMachinadxmachina on November 17th, 2008 - 04:50 pm
Plus I imagine mr. flea can use the extra length to keep his toes and shoulders warm.
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