Friday, March 27, 2009

Between the sheets

A few posts ago, I took a survey. I asked you to tell me how often the sheets were changed in your home. For some reason this post garnered an unusually high number of comments. It seems that people are literally ready, able and willing to air out their dirty laundry; all you have to do is ask.

If you think I'm actually going to take the time to figure out the average, well, then you really don't know me that well, do you? But the range went from weekly changing (but the few who did it that often admitted to having their cleaning lady do it--good for you!) to "You're supposed to change your sheets?". Most people seem to change the sheets every other week (my friend Laura said, "unless Pnina says otherwise"; Pnina is our local lice lady.)

I'm going to come clean and tell you that I change the sheets every other week in my mind, but many times I let it go that extra week. For example, the last time I changed the sheets was two weeks ago this coming Sunday, but I'll wait the extra week in honor of the upcoming Pesach holiday. Because I'm afraid I won't have enough to do the week of Pesach itself. (But please, nobody take a survey of how often I wash the blankets).

I was inspired to take the survey as I was changing the sheets to my own bed last time. I love a freshly made bed. I love the smell, the crispness. For my bed we have three different sets of sheets and I rotate them. I'm always happy when its my favorite set's turn to be put on the bed. I love the feeling at night of putting on a fresh pair of pajamas (every six months or so) and slipping between those newly laundered sheets.

The second night of clean sheet is just not the same. By then I'm starting to feel the grains of dust the kids have left behind. Why can't they wipe their feet before they get in my bed? Better yet, get into your own bed!!! Sigh. And then of course the corners of the sheets keep popping off the bed. After a few nights the bed is just not as much fun anymore, if you know what I mean, and I'm looking forward to the next batch of sweet-smelling sheets.

By the way, SuperRaizy, was interested in how often people changed their underwear...I'm not, so you can head on over to her blog to answer that question.

And finally, Haveil Havalim has been up at Benjy's What War Zone?. He's really funny, you should go take a look.

Shabbat Shalom and a great weekend to all.


SuperRaizy said...

Oh, dear Lord, Baila, what have you done? Now you've gone and sent all the weirdos over to my blog. I have to run over there now and set up a defensive post before it becomes Pervert Central.

Asher said...

the link to Benji is

now if only I knew how to hyper-link in a comment....

Ezzie said...

Hyperlink a comment:

[a href="URL"]Word[/a]

With < > instead of [ ]

Melissa said...


What a wonderful blog you have. It's truly enjoyable to read. I admire that you mad aliyah. I have a dream to someday do the same.

It's nice to meet you.

Shabbat Shalom!


Baila said...

Oooooooooooh, SR, sorry about that--let me know if you get any interesting hits.

Asher, I fixed the link, thanks for letting me know.

Ezzie, always glad you stop by.

Melissa, thanks so much. Dreams are a good thing--sometimes they come true! I look forward to checking out your blog.

Asher said...
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Baila said...

Asher, thanks, I fixed the link.

Anonymous said...

Fine follow-up to the previous post!

Batya said...

Officially, we're every week, but sometimes a week just takes longer, especially when I can't hang them out to dry. I thought it was a "universal" custom. Whatever we're raised with is "normal." So subjective.

Ezzie said...

Baila - I always read, if rarely comment. :)

RivkA with a capital A said...

Thanks for the fun posts!!

I guess it's not always a bad thing to air your dirty laundry in public....

(ahhh, no if someone would only fold and put away the pile of clean laundry that are all over my living room!!!)