Clean Sheet Night, is there anything better? Well, yeah, I suppose there is, but what a great feeling it is to get into a bed made up with freshly laundered, smooth, cool, sweet smelling, crisp sheets.
I read in a book about Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis that when she was married to the shipping magnate, her silk sheets were clean everyday. They were changed in the morning for her afternoon nap and changed after her nap for a night of clean sheets and sweet dreams.
When I came home from the hospital following a total hip replacement, I took a couple of weeks off before I went back to work. I was supposed to be up and around doing physical therapy, but even so, I spent quite a lot of time in bed. I was also not used to so much idle time. So, I decided to treat myself and I washed my sheets every other day.
It was tricky making up that bed by myself, but with so much time on my hands, I was in no hurry to get it done. Lying in a bed that had been freshly made up was a way I had of helping myself to heal from such a traumatic surgery.
If you’re going through tough times, especially if you’re all on your own, like I am here in Alaska, do things to comfort yourself. Splurge on a bunch of fresh flowers once in a while, use the good china or wash your sheets every couple of days, so you’re surrounded in comfort. Do little things like that rather than boozing it up or overeating or just sitting and staring at the tv, endlessly.
Clean sheet night for me is usually Saturday night, but if I’m having tough times at work or long distance family problems or maybe I’m a little broke, I might just treat myself to an extra clean sheet night that week.
Clean sheets, my favorite!