Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Dreaming of Tony Little.

Chris and I need new pillows, stat. Ours went from nice, fluffy and supportive to flat and uncomfortable seemingly overnight. (In actuality, it was more like a matter of months but who's counting?) We've both been waking up with headaches, stiff necks and sore shoulders. A lovely way to start the day.

We are not new to the land of pillow woes. The current pillows are our "new" pillows, purchased this fall. The ones before these, we bought last spring. So, in the last year we have gone through two sets of pillows trying to find "the one". We are sick of wasting money on pillows that only last for a few months.

I am a side sleeper who likes a pillow that is supportive by squishy. Down pillows usually fit the bill. Chris sleeps mostly on his back so likes something a little firmer but still needs to have some squish to it. That's not asking too much is it?

Have we just had bad luck with our last two purchases? The first set came from Sam's Club. They are made of some sort of memory foam and were heavenly at first. But then they stopped bouncing back to their original shape and became lumpy and miserable. The second set came from Kohl's and are down filled. They were everything we hoped for; supportive, squish-able and comfortable. But in the last few weeks they have become flat and so not comfortable.

What kind of pillow do you use? Down? Synthetic? Foam?  Any recommendations? Or should we just deal with it? I guess there are worse things in the world than a bad pillow....

And maybe we just need to get two of these bad boys:

I mean, if it's good enough for Tony Little, it's good enough for me. Plus, it comes with a spandex pillow case. Because nothing says "Sweet Dreams!" like resting your head on a pillow of spandex. Then again, maybe that's why Tony likes it....

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Are you there Blog? It's me, Lindsay.

Dear Blog,

Hi! How are you? I am doing well, thanks. I'm sorry I haven't posted lately.

It's not you, it's me.

I've been busy with life and such. I know, lame excuse. And I bet you're asking yourself "isn't this blog suppose to be about the daily nonsense in your life?" Yes. Yes, it is.

Here is a quick recap of the last few months:

January: I turned thirty. Woot! Decided thirty is going to be a delightful, not dirty, year. We went to Hawaii. It was amazing. Spectacular. Beautiful. Warm.

February: We spent the beginning of the month lamenting the fact that we don't live in Hawaii.  It was not amazing, spectacular, beautiful or warm. We celebrated Valentine's Day with lots of heart art. Penny started consistently sleeping through the night. I may or may not have cried tears of joy. 

March: Chris and I left the girls with Grandma and Papa and went to Arizona for a few days. It was sunny. Quiet. Hot. Relaxing. We hiked, we explored, we ate, we slept. Just what we needed. Did I mention it was quiet? 

I am running a half marathon in June. Taking a slow and steady approach to training. My knee and feet are not pleased. Screw them.  I've been running with the girls in the double stroller. May be the smartest training move ever. When I do get to run by myself, it seems so easy!

The girls are a constant source of love and entertainment. Today, Olive boldly proclaimed "Mama, today is my best day ever because we got to have a pretzel AND a smoothie at Target.  Maybe we should do that every day." She'll be four in two months and her birthday wish list includes a scooter (she wants a skateboard for her 5 year old or 7 year old birthday), a Hello Kitty toaster, a hula hoop and a robe. She has started planning her "flower butterfly tea cup" party which seems to involve delicate tea cups and a lot of balloons.

Penny is really starting to come into her own. She is quite mischievous and likes to climb on things. She adores her sister, the dog and eating. Her vocab and communication skills are increasing at warp speed. Today at Target she saw a picture of a  kitty and started yelling "TITTY! TITTY! TITTY! MORE TITTY? MORE? MORE TITTY?" which, you know, was awesome.  She is a bit of an instigator and a fan of pulling hair. Great skills to have on hand when you have a bossy older sister with long hair.

So that's what's up with me, Blog. I hope all is well in blogland.