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I got the mattress!

January 4th, 2015 at 09:42 am

Even though it was sleety/snowy yesterday, I forced myself out in the nasty weather to go shopping for a mattress. I went to MattressFIRM, because they were advertising big sales. I ended up getting a mattress that was not on sale (the sale items were still too expensive for me). But I did get a $185 discount. It is a Simmons Beautyrest Springhill mattress (and box spring) with a 20-year warranty. I also got a premium mattress pad. The total was $996, which was just within my budget.

Since I was out, I got a few errands done -- a watch battery replaced at the jewelry store ($10), a package mailed ($3), and some late Christmas gifts for co-workers (free, because I used a gift card). Then, because I was at the mall, I checked the movies and saw that "Wild" was just starting, so I ducked in to see that. ($6). I'm so glad I did! It was a very inspiring, yet down-to-earth movie, with a wonderful performance by Reese Witherspoon.

Because I was out of the house so long, I had to stop and get some lunch, but it was only $1 at McDonalds.

The mattress will be delivered today, so this morning I washed the dust ruffle and tried to get the worst of the dust bunnies under the bed. I'm sure more will be revealed when they remove the old box spring!

I would like to get a haircut today, since I know my favorite stylist at Supercuts works on Sundays. I hope the mattress arrives soon enough for me to do that!

I made the turkey-potato casserole yesterday. It's only so-so as far as taste goes, and I don't think I can freeze it, because of the potatoes, so I'll have to eat it in order not to waste it! I had it for supper and then again for breakfast. I packaged a big serving to take to work tomorrow. There is still some left. I can't face it for lunch, but I'll have it for supper again.

I also have a lot of broth and turkey meat to deal with, but I can freeze that. And I still have all that baby spinach, so I'll have a salad today and then cook the rest. That's the nice thing about buying spinach as opposed to other greens -- at least you can cook it!

Tomorrow I go back to work, and I am dreading it. Not just because it's work, but also they are predicting below-zero temperatures tomorrow. I don't want to walk to the train station and stand on the icy platform. I think I may drive!

7 Responses to “I got the mattress!”

  1. PauletteGoddard Says:

    Congratulations! I too have a Simmons Beautyrest, and have enjoyed many beautiful nights of sleep, until perimenopause ;-)

  2. Deb Says:

    I need a nap, just reading about all you accomplished. Good for you.

  3. snafu Says:

    You've accomplished a lot during this holiday, now you need some down time. Coincidentally, we need to replace the mattress when we return from an upcoming trip. I wonder what the criteria is. Does the box spring need to match the mattress? Is any particular brand better than others or is it merely labelling?

    I've had my share of failed casseroles. Sometimes adding grated cheese or topping of crushed Ritz biscuits helps. Durkee onion enhance flavour as does reheating with a helping of frozen peas or carrot. Adding bullion granules or making a bit of gravy via a roux. If it can't be saved another alternative is to add casserole to a can of tomato soup for a hearty, almost stew with a roll for example.

  4. CB in the City Says:

    Snafu, around here the mattress and box spring is usually sold as a set. I don't think the brand matters as much as the firmness of the mattress -- the more coils the more firmness. Temperpedic foam mattress are very good but expensive.

    I like your idea of turning a casserole into a stew!

  5. rob62521 Says:

    Way to go on the mattress and getting everything done.

    Any way to salvage the casserole? Adding something to put some zing into it?

  6. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    You definitely accomplished quite a bit! The mattress sounds really nice - that's the same place I got my mattress from in August (although it was a $300 mattress, don't remember the brand, etc. On sale too.)

  7. Bluebird Says:

    Yay! One more thing accomplished on your list!

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