I’m Bringing it Out of the Bedroom

Monday, February 7, 2011

I do not know when it happened or even how it happened. But I have lost faith in my bed partner. Have you ever lost your faith in someone? For this reason I am bringing it out of the bedroom.

There was a time when I longed to sleep with you. After a day of struggling through the diversity of adversity I longed for your comforting support. I craved it, I needed it and you were always there.

I would close my eyes and lay my head on your firm body and the world would melt away. If I shed tears, you caught them. If I laughed, you supported my joy with jiggles of you your own. If I just wanted to sleep, my head I would lay upon you and close my eyes feeling safe.

Something has changed. Though each of us is older I never thought at this point we would be so far apart. You no longer feel the need to catch my tears. Should I find a reason to laugh, you just lay dormant. There is no jiggle from your body; in fact, you have no joy at all. When sleep is now what I require, the couch has become my home.

For when I sleep with you I feel the sorrow, I feel your loss of love. Your cold, limb shell lying there tells me all I need to know. Our bedroom ways have ceased to exist. What once was a warm, joyful haven; now is a cold, miserable tomb. My heart is broken.

What will I do this Valentine’s Day? Who will make me feel special and will I find such warm lovable support again?

Oh yes I will. You can just start now in preparing to be replaced. I want my bedroom to be a warm loving, supportive place and if it means replacing you so be it.
 
I will no longer awake with a stiff next or a headache. I will not sleep with a cold unsupportive bed partner. You my dear pillow have got to go. I hear Wal-Mart is having a sale on them.


My short little twist on what is the real pain in my neck. Sorry I was not around this weekend. The lovely cable company decided to do maintenance and my old router could not take it. I spent the weekend trying to get my network back.

I’m shooting for Wednesday to start something special here in blog world, so please check back.

Have to run to the pillow sale and get MS. Twister to the airport, everyone have a great start to the week. Smile

Peace…

PS  Did you see the little Darth Vader commercial during the super bowl?



36 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said, 

Can sleep with a crappy pillow! And yes, that commercial was one of the better ones.

February 7, 2011 at 7:25 AM  
Cruella Collett said, 

Yikes - get yourself a new pillow! In my current, temporary lodging situation, I have two pillows. One hard and one soft. I keep switching them in my sleep, so I actually have no idea which one I prefer...

February 7, 2011 at 8:03 AM  
AlexOngNYC said, 

I'm thinking of trying one of those pillows with the TempurPedic-esque memory foam. I just have issues with things like pillows remembering me though.

Alex
Breakfast Every Hour

February 7, 2011 at 8:53 AM  
floweringmama said, 

Oh yes. The War of the Pillows. I have 4. They all get swapped out through the night. I can't remember the last time I slept the night through without switching pillows. I have 2 firm, 1 soft, and 1 carved out temperpedic. It is the worst of the bunch.

Good luck on finding your new best friend! :-)

February 7, 2011 at 9:28 AM  
Karen Walker said, 

You had me going here for a few minutes, Jules. A good pillow is hard to find, isn't it? And no, I don't watch football, so I'll have to catch the commercial elsewhere.
Karen

February 7, 2011 at 9:34 AM  
Clarissa Draper said, 

Yes! Nothing ruins my day then starting it with a headache or stiff neck. Go to Walmart, my friend.

February 7, 2011 at 10:17 AM  
Bossy Betty said, 

Good luck finding a new bed partner. Try 'em out in the store. Show no restraint.

February 7, 2011 at 10:48 AM  
Blasphemous Aesthete said, 

I could guess it was coming.
That is why people recommend not to put the head on the pillow when the head's heavy. :P

Nice and witty article.

Cheers,
Blasphemous Aesthete

February 7, 2011 at 10:53 AM  
Queen-Size funny bone said, 

OMG you got me this time. I was reading and sobbing thinking this women had described the situation with my husband perfectly. and even better I'm not a lone. Then the joke hit you were talking about a pillow. clever post.

February 7, 2011 at 11:10 AM  
DL Hammons said, 

I used to sleep with two pillows and got rid of one several years ago. Good decision on my part!

Little Darth Vader was adorable!!!

February 7, 2011 at 11:12 AM  
Tracy said, 

I too hate sleeping with a crappy pillow! Just makes my head hurt!

I did not think any of the commercials during the Super Bowl were note-worthy...a couple made me say, ahhh, that was cute but nothing that just 'bowled' me over.

Oh well, being a Steeler fan, perhaps my indignation at my team spawned the disgust in it ALL!!!

February 7, 2011 at 12:29 PM  
KarenG said, 

LOL this was really cute and clever! Enjoy your new pillow!

February 7, 2011 at 12:38 PM  
Holly Ruggiero said, 

Get thyself to yonder WalMart. Great story.

February 7, 2011 at 2:15 PM  
Angela Felsted said, 

This is hilarious! I loved the twist at the end.

February 7, 2011 at 2:48 PM  
Colene Murphy said, 

Hahahaha! Awesome! I kept reading, thinking "surely this isn't about a guy. Surely she isn't writing about a guy? Maybe she is. AWE Maybe she's heartbroken! No..." ha! Awesome. Hope you find a new awesome pillow!

February 7, 2011 at 3:15 PM  
The Golden Eagle said, 

I was wondering what it would turn out to be in the end . . . :D

February 7, 2011 at 3:23 PM  
Summer Ross said, 

Pillows- you can't live with them and you can't live without them- LOL Great post Jules. I didn't watch the super bowl I had classes and homework. I'm glad your internet is working again. have a safe and good day!

February 7, 2011 at 3:44 PM  
Mary Vaughn said, 

That was so not right the way you sucked me in!
Go buy pillows, sleep is important to a writer.

February 7, 2011 at 4:22 PM  
welcome to my world of poetry said, 

You had me guessing what you were writing about,

My facebook has been playing up, couldn't get my messages so deactivated it and started over again with a new email address it was fine for 2 days but it is all so slow.

Thanks for the visit and comment,
hope to find a Nashville slide.
Is Nashville ready for Me?

Yvonne.

February 7, 2011 at 4:52 PM  
Debbie said, 

I think it is vital to make yourself as happy and content in bed as possible:)

February 7, 2011 at 7:09 PM  
Andrew Rosenberg said, 

Have you tried...um...how do I say this...talking to your pillow? You know, really listening to what he's saying? Sometimes relationships need work, and maybe by his silence, he's saying that he's hurting. He knows he's letting you down, but he's old and tired, and he can't support you like he used to.
I think before you cast him out into the street, you owe it to each other to really have it out, to say what's really on your mind, to give him one last fluff.
You owe him at least that.

February 7, 2011 at 7:46 PM  
Arlee Bird said, 

I was having the same kind of pillow problems. Over the weekend I noticed that my pillow seemed different. Did my wife change it when I wasn't there?

Lee
Tossing It Out

February 7, 2011 at 7:55 PM  
Karen Lange said, 

Yes, good pillows are important. You really had me wondering there for a minute...

And no, I missed that commercial. Only caught the lame ones somehow.

February 7, 2011 at 8:27 PM  
Velvet Over Steel said, 

HaHa!! I love it Jules, you always have me going to a while. I am catching on though and was a little curious this time. Although I thought it might have been the mattress. :-)

February 7, 2011 at 9:08 PM  
Katie Gates said, 

I am so relieved to know it's only a pillow problem! I was starting to feel as if I were invading your privacy!!! Anyway, I hope you and your new pillow have a lovely Valentine's Day.

February 7, 2011 at 9:33 PM  
Corine said, 

I began to chuckle as soon as I began to read this... :) I knew you had something up your sleve. ;)
Reading that was fun. :D Thanks.

February 8, 2011 at 1:05 AM  
The Blogger Formerly Known As said, 

Do you get a try before you buy option?

My old one split, and ended up just a heap of feathers, poor thing.

February 8, 2011 at 8:43 AM  
Holly said, 

LOL!! Try the memory foam contour pillow! AHHHH!!! ;D

February 8, 2011 at 10:11 AM  
Ella said, 

Lol, I had pillow on my mind, going through the same thing, ;-D
Lumpy isn't doing his job anymore...

YOU are funny~

February 8, 2011 at 11:38 AM  
Jayne said, 

Ha-Jules! You are SO good at this! Amazing. Do realize how many of us could relate to either the implied or actual? Loved this. Sucked me right in. ;)
Waiting for more...

February 8, 2011 at 12:18 PM  
Tammy said, 

Sorry it didn't work out, but glad to hear you're moving on. The Darth Vader one was the best, wasn't it?!

February 8, 2011 at 9:06 PM  
The Words Crafter said, 

I can't make up my mind whether a firm pillow is better for me, a squishy down-filled one. I did try that curvy memory foam one. MIGRAINE! Hope you find a winner!!!!

February 8, 2011 at 9:16 PM  
kobico said, 

I'm still in love with my feather pillows I've had for years, but they still fluff up like champs. Sorry I'm not around as much these days, things have been busy.

February 9, 2011 at 2:40 AM  
Jessica Bell said, 

OMG! You almost had me in tears! LOL. Yes, get a new pillow!!!!

February 9, 2011 at 11:17 AM  
Yaya' s Home said, 

It all starts with the pillow. Who's next? The bed?

~ Yaya

February 9, 2011 at 8:42 PM  
Geoff Maritz said, 

When I read this post it made me realize just how out of my depth I am in taking part in Lee's April challenge. On the day I read this my best friend was in court going through a divorse that was breaking his heart. I showed it to him and watched as tears streaned down his face and then the big smile. Sneaky writing with a picture that really deceived me. good one, Geoff.

February 11, 2011 at 4:02 AM  
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