Saturday, September 11, 2010

Lessons Learned While Moving a Mattress...

So here's a lesson about turning things around and choosing happy over victim-hood.

I ordered a new mattress for my loft bed and I came home to it on my doorstep.  Awesome!

I unwrapped it on my floor and tried it out...not bad!

Then I took my old "mattress" and bedding off the bed in preparation for the new heavenly mattress.

And then I tried to hoist the mattress up on my own.

I figured I'd have no trouble, after all I put up the whole loft bed on my own with no help as well as the heavy coat rack in my entryway.

What followed was a lot of cursing, sweating, knocking things over...and the beginnings of thoughts like, "I don't have anyone nearby to help..." blah blah..."Having a man around right now would be great..." blah blah yawn.

In the end, I stopped and realized I was going to have to wait until I could ask my Super or Porter for help. It's a good lesson for me. I tend to have trouble asking for help...being the self sufficient single gal in NYC that I am.

So I made up the bed on the floor in front of the T.V. and thought, "I'll have a sleepover with myself this weekend."

Conclusion?  It's really nice to sleep at "ground level" and be able to watch television in bed for a change...kind of made me feel like a kid again.

It's all in how you look at things.


1 comment:

me said...

Attitude is everything!!!