Oh, I did have other plans. I thought, before I go grab the bags for the middle of the month trip, let me straighten up the sheets.
A full day later, after measuring each sheet against the bed we now use, I have five big bags of sheets lined up on the bedroom bookcase. All measured. Each package marked. Some bags with two sets of sheets each. I’d feel really triumphant but for the fact that there are so many sheets in so many different sizes. I’d even laugh if I were not so appalled or depressed.
And it is really bad.
It’s our fault. We like the top sheet to cover the quilt or blanket that’s on the bed. That’s the bottom line. So we have bottom sheets to fit the double bed we used to have, and we have bottom sheets to fit the queen size bed we now have. For the top sheet we also have sets in king size from which we only use the top sheet. That leaves extra bottoms and pillow cases flying loose like colorful butterflies all around the room.
I thought we would have two sets of flannel for winter and two sets of percale for summer. Nooooooooooo…….the truth is, we have two sets for the old bed, and we have two sets for the new bed for each season plus all the left over, king size extras that make up each set as we use it.
Beyond bad. Beyond embarrassing. I won’t confess how many sets of sheets I ended up sorting out yesterday. How all that ever get into the hall cupboard much less stay in our lives, I do not know. I’m going to be ruthless and give sheets away today. Like butterflies….out the door.