After 3 years of talking about needing a new bed, we finally bought one on Monday during the President's day sale. It was very apparent that Matt and I had different bed preferences. He liked firmer beds, and I liked plusher beds. In truth, we need a sleep number bed, but it's just not in our price range. After an hour of trying different beds with our kids running amok around the store, Matt had it narrowed down to his two favorites. He'd ruled out my favorite by saying while it was comfortable, it was too soft and he'd still have back problems most likely.
His final choice was ok, though firmer than I'd have chosen on my own. We ended up buying a Simmons Beauty Rest King size. It's supposedly in the "medium" range for softness. I thought it would work fine for me. But then it came. And I realised the brand new bed was acutally much firmer than the one in the store. Of course it would be, but I hadn't thought it through. Matt's happy with it.
I was angry. Very angry the first night. Paying as much as we did, I wanted to love it, and I didn't. I hated it. I don't feel like I sleep a lick better than we did on our old mattress. I have been crazy exhausted this week, and it's frustrating. I'm honestly thinking of buying a twin size pad for my side of the bed that I'll put on top each night.
While I'm on the "let down" kick, I'll also say that the ninja food chopper is not great. I bought it for myself for Christmas on Black Friday. I bought it to replace my dying blender, and it's not great. I'd much rather have a quality blender. It doesn't get the spinach for my isagenix shakes nearly as smooth as my blender did, and I'm not really a fan of being aware of the spinach as I'm drinking it.
To combat the negativity of this post, I will leave you with some of my favorite purchases in the last few years:
Ergo baby carrier. Best. Baby. Purchase. Ever. I still use it often, and both my kids are great walkers and weigh over 25 lbs.
FoodSaver. I got it and lots of bags for $10 at a yard sale. I have used it TONS and it would have been worth paying retail price for it.