The mattress that was supposed to be delivered on Thursday didn’t arrive until Saturday. The delivery guys called at about 5:30 p.m. saying they were on their way, from Eutaw, which is about 35 minutes away. Around 8:30 p.m, they called to say they were at the locked gate. FabGrandpa jumped in the truck to go let them in, and less than half an hour later, the new mattress was on the bed. We had to special order it, because our bed is not a standard size. It only took them about two weeks from the time we ordered it for it to get here. Now I feel like a little girl every night when it is time to go to bed, because this mattress is taller than the other one–I think I need a step stool to get up in the bed. It sleeps like a cloud!
For those of you who want to know: we just walked into the closest mattress store, told them we live in an RV with a non-standard size mattress. They said they could have it made. It was a little less than $600 including tax, delivery and disposal of the old mattress. Best $600 we ever spent!
Today we went to Tuscaloosa for a fitting for my mother of the bride dress again. The sleeves on the dress were too tight–so tight in fact that I could not pull the dress up all the way for the bodice to be fitted. The seamstress had to alter the sleeves first so I could get the dress on all the way for it to be fitted for the bodice and length. Now that the sleeves fit, the bodice is too big. She is still working on it. I told her the last possible day I can pick it up is February 16th. The wedding is February 20th, and we will be leaving for Georgia on the 18th. I really don’t like cutting it that close, but I’m sure she’ll get it done in time. I asked FabGrandpa to take a picture while we were there, but it was not on the camera when I looked for it.
It has been three weeks since I stopped drinking diet sodas and gave up aspartame. I’m drinking lots of water, and while we were in town today I bought some lemons and limes so I slice them up and put them in for flavor. I’m not going to say I don’t still want the sodas, because I do, so I have to make a choice every day to stick to my plan. But, it’s just like everything else, if you want it bad enough, you can do it. So I am.