Friday, September 14, 2012

I’ve got to figure out my down comforter dilemma


A lot of times I use this blog to just work through things in my mind.  It’s cheaper than a therapist, and probably bores the beejus out of most of you, but it’s what I do.

Enter JAN’S DOWN COMFORTER DILEMMA!  Now I’ve blogged in the past about my love for my fluffy comforter, cool in the summer, warm in the winter, light as a feather, ”fluffy,” well, it is if you keep flipping it from end to end, which you have to do because those feathers shift.  It’s the “traditional” comforter, the one that has no channel quilting, even though quilted comforters are really popular these days, probably because people don’t want to deal with the lumps of the old-fashioned ones, but I’m wondering if I’ll get the same lofty experience with a quilted one, looks to me like it flattens out the feathers. And no, this isn’t a picture of my bed, mine is actually puffier than this one in the picture, well it is when I flip it.  Correction, it is when hubby helps me flip it. 

And since I have an iron bed, the one I blogged about back in 2008, the one where you all did a poll and chose not the one I bought, you all liked the Contessa and the Hamden, but I bought the Interlude.  The others were a little too much “Little Whorehouse in Texas” for me, I think that the old fashioned style comforter just looks better on my bed, it’s so inviting.  You can read the old entry here, but it’s not entirely accurate, because the painted armoire didn’t go to Lexington after all, because once I got the big sleigh bed out of the room, I had plenty of room for it.  So poor Linds and Ryan will have to wait until they cart me off to Happy Acres Retirement Home to get the armoire, and by that time they probably won’t even want it because they bought a lovely one.

So maybe, when the time comes, I can put it in my room down at Happy Acres, open it up and put my computer in it, and all of my fleece stretch clothing in the drawers.  Holy crap, I’m not looking forward to old age!!!!   And egads, I’m off track, but here’s the click again if you want to see the bed post.  Haaaaa, “Bed Post” good one Jan, good one!

But back to my dilemma, now hubby is not a fan of the down, not because of how it sleeps but because of how it looks.  He says the bed looks terrible, with that lumpy comforter folded on top of it,  so this summer, he convinced me to put it away, and instead I used a really pretty quilt.  Pretty, but hard and stiff and heavy! I hate that quilt!!!!  I spent my entire summer not being able to snuggle into soft downy feathers.  So I overruled him this week and the down is back on the bed, and did I mention that he is not a fan?

So what do I do, do I “try” the quilted kind, or do I we just keep flipping my fluffy one.  I might add that Maggie is a huge fan of the down, she sinks her little Yorkie body deep into it, sighs, snuggles in a ball and she’s out.

I think I may just have answered my question.  Lumpy, fluffy it is.  See, that wasn’t so bad was it, and I saved myself a bundle.  Therapy must be really spendy these days!


LC will adjust to it, he’s gotten used to every other wackadoo thing I’ve done for the past forty-one years.  I’ll just buy yet another duvet, freshen it up a bit for the fall.  Mags will love it, me, too…


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