When things go in a direction wherein it sours before it even gets worse, you’d see me frantically scrambling to quickly change my environment. May it be getting on the next flight to a place where I’d see a better version of myself, or simply find some form of peace in a “neutral” space, so when I do come back to face the unpleasantness, I’d be more equipped to handle it.
However, with time and finances considered, I would reserve that for the more heavy hits. For the more regular downers, I’d simply resort to prettying up my surroundings, or organising my closet, or shoes, or books.
Then I write.
The past week has been a trying one. So instead of dwelling on how much some things suck at the moment, I decided to change my beddings to start. I’ve been meaning to do this for the past couple of weeks anyway.
Recently bought a 12-pc set, which was on sale (at Php 2,799.00 for the Queen size), at SNR. Original plan was to just buy a mattress topper since my current mattress is rock-hard firm. I swear — been blatantly complaining about this for years (this is so that my ever-practical mom would let me buy a new one) but my whinging has fallen on deaf ears. Sigh. Reason is, for my mom, it’s a bit of a waste to buy a new one if I can make do with the old one. There. Explains why I can’t seem to get around to replace it, eh?
I had the topper in our cart but got railroaded into buying the beddings instead (believe me, I’d wanted to buy both but my mom… you sort of know where that leads, haha) since it was a better deal, i.e. more value for the money spent.
I have to admit that I was a little disappointed that I wasn’t able to get my topper (esp after I saw my mom bought one for herself a few days later, grrr) since I really wanted a softer bed to sleep in. This is prolly why it took a week’s worth of bad juju to push me to actually set it all up. BUT after I did, I was all smiles.
Bedmates: MrDash and Whiskey
I’ve fallen in love with buying stuff for the home. Started when I moved out in 2004-5 to live in Makati, then moved back to my old room after renovating the family home in 2008; finally, this heightened when I was dressing up the flat I had kept in Yangon in 2014-15 since I would find myself staying there for a couple of months or so because of work. My bedroom there was once described as a “western minimalist” room by a friend — with a 10-in queen-sized mattress on the floor (oh, how I miss that mattress), an artsy abaca desk lamp but no bedside table, piles of books near the bed, a 2-layer open clothes rack with 4-layer box shelves on each side. Only table I have in it was my vanity table, haha.
Crazy about this plushy 2-sided throw blanket <3
And yea, speaking of stuff I had in Yangon, I remember having a plushy cream throw blanket (I told you, I like soft, plushy beds!). So when I saw this one at SNR, I immediately loaded one in our cart — I reckon when my mom saw the look in my eye, there was no use arguing with me about this purchase. I was dead set on getting it, regardless of what’s on the price tag, haha.
Now, admiring my freshly made up bed, I’m actually tempted to just stay in it the entire weekend — perhaps up to a few more days of next week — and allow all the bad jujus to pass. Perhaps spending more time in it will ease the worries away; allowing my old self to return fresh, heeding the signs, being less foolish. Then maybe the need I’d felt in making things go back to how they used to be will wholly dissipate. AND, perchance I forget I have only myself to blame for ending up where I am today.
Meh. Let’s just go back to talking about beddings and things, shall we? What’s your preference? Tell me where you buy yours!