Sunday, October 05, 2008

Am I brilliant? Why, yes.

It's gotten chilly this week, and the temperature in my bedroom has dipped down to 65 or 66 degrees. I am not one who demands a cool sleeping environment, so this is not good. Our condo building is over budget for the year on gas bills, and an upstairs neighbor is replacing some radiators in the coming week, so we're gonna tough it out and not turn the boiler on just yet.

So it's chilly, and even though it's been long enough since I changed the sheets (see recent blog archives), I'm too lazy to put on the flannel sheets now. But I came up with an even cozier solution than flannel sheets. Oh, yes, I did. I took a Polartec blanket like this one and laid it over the bed. Can you imagine what it feels like to tuck yourself between a plush polarfleece blanket and a flannel comforter? Omigod, the snuggly!

Why haven't I seen polarfleece sheet sets yet? These should exist. Sure, it might get a little staticky to roll around in layers of fleece, but the coziness would be worth it.

Today, I bought another fleece blanket to outfit Ben's bed with The Coziness so he might be induced to stay there all night, rather than being inexorably drawn to his parents' fleece-lined bed. Who could resist that> Mama didn't raise no fool. (And Mama hopes the boy's own polarfleece cocoon will render him unconscious with coziness so he doesn't wake up chilly.)

If you're like me and you seek a warmth solution, get yourself a polarfleece layer in your bed. You'll love it.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

They aren't true "polar fleece" but I bought fleece sheet sets last year at Kohl's for my grand-daughters. Then I bought some for myself, and they're wonderful. There's no such thing as a cold spot and they sleep really fine. Much better than flannel--really.

vee said...

it's 45 here. no heat yet! just one solitary space heater. pooooo.

Jay said...

We just replaced our blanket with a Polarfleece blanket. The dog had torn holes in the old one, which was an open-weave cotton. We've also put the flannel sheets on, and mmmm. Cozy. Now I want a Polarfleece flow for my armchair.

Pork with Bones said...

Hm... I know I've seen fleece crib sheets, but I don't think I've seen one for a normal-sized bed. Good thinking!

Anonymous said...

I bought a polar fleece sheet set last year at TJ Maxx in Missouri. It does get staticky--so much that you can turn off the lights, lift the covers, kick your legs, and enjoy a fantastic light show. It's so warm and totally worth it.

amy said...

I was totally going to do this!! Brilliant... how do you get the fleece blanket to stay still from all the rolling around?

thenutfantastic said...

Snarky like as I may, it was getting cold then decided it wanted to be warm again so we've been enjoying 85 degree days and 60 degree nights. Definitely not worth putting flannel sheets on yet.

However, a cold front is coming through as I type and it's supposed to be 60 degrees for a high tomorrow. I do have some delicious dark brown flannel sheets I'm dying to put on though, hehe. A flannel blanket goes on top in order to ward off the dog hair from attaching itself to my pillows (which doesn't work very well when you have a dog who uncovers said pillows to arrange them in a nice sleeping position for herself despite being on a pillow top mattress to begin with).