Monday, December 30, 2019


HeWho loves to run errands was dispatched to Walmart to gather all the items on my list. One item was the ZIPPERED mattress protectors for my newly cut mattresses. I did say zippered and even wrote it down. He returned with FITTED mattress covers.

This is why I specified ZIPPERED. There is even an illustration on the packaging. He admitted that he saw the zippered one and it cost three times more. He was forgiven. I went on-line and ordered what I wanted and they did not cost that much more, but they aren't stocked in the store. I can wait.

In the meantime we had our first night in the new bed. For some unknown reason, the remote was in the hands of HeWho snores. The three canine bed companions were patiently waiting for me to get in next to them. They were already a bit disconcerted about the changes in the room. This new bed is probably standard height for a bed, while the old one was waist high to me and I had to use a step stool to get in. In this new and improved bed I felt like I was on the floor.

HeWho manned the remote raised the head of the bed and then the foot. My doxies rushed to my side in a panic, while Toni Louise began barking frantically. When the bed stopped moving and they settled down, HeWho turned on the vibrator. The dogs did not like that at all. Toni jumped down. I don't think the other two even realized that the bed was low enough to the floor that they could have joined in her escape.

I was not a fan of the vibrator either. I lay there feeling like I was back in the seventies in a cheap motel with magic fingers shaking the bed. So we turned that off and I took control of the remote with that anti-snore button I knew I would be using.

HeWho helped me get my Fitbit corresponding with my I phone and I can now recite the number of steps I make each day. My favorite feature is the one that monitors my sleep. Last night was a good night and I got a whopping 31 minutes of deep sleep, 4 hours and 52 minutes of light sleep, and 1hour and 56 minutes of REM sleep. I woke 5 times for a total 55 minutes. I found the fact that Fitbit calculates this to be a good night sad. Especially since this really is the best sleep time I have had in the past week. Just sad. 


Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

I have seen these adjustable beds but I am not sure if I would like it, my bed was lowered a couple of years back and took aome getting used to.

Joanne Noragon said...

Geeze. I hope the sleep business improves, and quickly.

River said...

I wouldn't bother with the fitbit monitoring my sleep, I can tell how well I slept by the state of wakefulness or sleepiness the next morning.
I don't understand why people need this feature, why was it invented?

Val said...

I hope the dogs adjust to your adjustable bed, so they can be getting their deep sleep, too!

luksky said...

Hubby got me a FITBIT for Christmas this year. I'm loving monitoring all my sleep, heart and other activities on it.

Linda O'Connell said...

Your new fangled gadget bed is confounding your fur babies. My honey has taken to hiding the remote under his side when he goes to sleep. When I root around, he wakes up and says he wasn't snoring. I snatch the remote and wait about two minutes for him to return to REM... where he doesn't snore. uh huh!