Over Labor Day, we went mattress shopping.
Of course, I fell in love with the Super Deluxe Amazing Bed. The lady at Macy’s looked at me very sympathetically and said, “Dear, I understand. I, too, have champagne taste. Alas!” Ok, I don’t know if she actually said “Alas,” but she might has well have said it. She was an older lady and a little bit dramatic.
When it comes to shopping in general, I’m not necessarily always after the most expensive option — but I am after the most comfortable one. I drove my Mom nuts when I was a kid — absolutely refusing to wear any shirt that even looked like it might itch. It took me years to embrace the idea of the turtle neck. So much fabric. Touching my neck? Please.
And when it comes to beds and pillows and all that? Well, let’s just say The Princess and the Pea is a real story based on my life.
So the past month has been a bit challenging.
The apartment + construction noise upstairs + construction noise on the balcony + something happened to my desk chair + carpal tunnel + afternoon lunch concert across the street + buses + heat rises + no AC + boxes everywhere + whining = sad. I think I’ve written this post eight times and deleted it, because really? These are first world problems. I am very fortunate on many accounts. I know this. I usually am grateful.
However, I have never been so happy to say good-bye to a season. Summer 2012? Farewell. I am so ready to change out of this itchy, scratchy season. Meet my new best friend, Fall 2012.
The internet seems a bit divided on this topic. Some summer babies are sad to see it end. Thank goodness we have both types of people — the Summer lovers to plan our BBQs and the Fall people to help us shop for our school supplies. Are you ready for Fall or hanging on to every last Summer moment?
[images: random sights around Seattle, top: at the Woodland Zoo, bottom: inspiration in the Anthropologie window]