Today's Wonder of the World is... A Good Pillow!
This is my favorite pillow--the blue gingham one (the toile one is just for looks) --and today I am rejoicing because it has come home to me!!!
My big fat prodigal pillow!
Oh how my neck is celebrating! Oh how my head is happy!
I'd like to throw a pillow party, except I'm afraid that someone in this sneaky family might "accidentally" get my pillow mixed up with theirs, and then I'd be favorite-pillow-less yet again.
Pillows are very important in my family. Are they in yours?
While we were in France we discovered down pillows. Ooh, the comfort. We also discovered les traversins-the long sausage link bolster pillows. You know, like the one at the head of this bed.
Not so comfortable, at least in my opinion. Maybe you have to grow up using them.
Although that bed does look really inviting. I don't know whose it is because it's a public photo from flickr. Don't you love the wrought iron window guard? I bet you could lie down in that bed and feel the breeze and smell bread baking from the corner boulangerie. Ah, France.
I could crawl right into that bed.
I digress. Back to pillows...
You might not believe this, but more than anything else, my daughter wanted a fancy-shmancy pillow for Christmas last year.
I asked her, "Isn't there something else you want? Some CDs? Gift cards for a trendy store? Something more...uh...normal for a seventeen year old girl?"
"No," she said. "I want a pillow."
"But... what will you say when your friends ask you, 'Hey Sarah, what did you get for Christmas?'"
"I will tell them I got the most amazing pillow in the whole wide world. It's what I've always wanted."
So we bought her a pillow.
She was thrilled!
The only person in our family who doesn't have a favorite pillow is Tanner.
He doesn't need a pillow, as you can see.
Yes, he actually sleeps like that. His eyes are open because he heard me take the picture, but just a second before that he was snoozing away. With his head hanging off.
Although sometimes he sleeps like this...
Recognize the matelasse? That's my bed he's been sleeping on.
Sometimes, Tanner IS a pillow.
Don't mind my couch there. I bought it at a garage sale, and I started to reupholster it. That was two years ago. It's still in my bedroom. One day it will be completely red, whenever I get around to it.
Now, let me tell you the short saga of my pillow, so that you will understand my joy.
One Saturday I woke up and my favorite pillow was gone.
I looked everywhere. After a half hour of searching the house and the backyard, I started to wonder if Tanner had eaten it.
I called my husband, who was taking Ben to a track meet in Columbia.
"Don't worry," he said. "The pillow's with us."
That rascal! Ben had snagged it at 5am that very morning, right off my bed! (You may think he's a hero after yesterday's post, but let me tell you, he's a no-good pillow poacher!) He claims he didn't know it was my favorite one, and that I did not have my head on it at the time he swiped it.
"That's okay," I told myself. He will take good care of my pillow. After all, Todd is there. Todd will not let anything happen to it.
My pillow did not come back home!
It was pillow- napped!
Three days later, after I had had a conniption fit that Ben would let someone else on the track team borrow my pillow, and that he had promised me he'd get it back that very next day which he hadn't, I walked by the computer.
Ben was on facebook. He was looking at the site of his friend John.
This is the profile picture John had on his site:
THAT'S MY PILLOW!
(Ben changed the pillowcase, so it wouldn't look girly.)
But I have it back now, so don't worry.
Life is good again.
I know it's not Christmas, but I thought this kind of went with today's post. Although now that I'm looking at it again, that dog's winking is making me question his motives. Although the cat looks content. Maybe it's the pillow.
What about you? Are you picky about your pillow? Or would a stone slab be just as fine? Pillow stories, anyone?
Don't forget to put your name in the hat (in Monday's post) for the French Postcard Give-Away. The drawing will be this evening and the winners posted Saturday morning!
Have a great weekend! And sleep well!