New man = new bedding

I have a thing about bedding.

Every time I get a new boyfriend, I get new bedding.

It’s an UNCONTROLLABLE urge.

It just seems wrong to sleep with a different man in sheets christened by his predecessor.

Am I right?

No jokes about how much bedding I should have, btw.

It all started 8 years ago.

I had beautiful red floral IKEA bedding which I slept in with my then-boyfriend Jay.

I have pictures I took of him smiling at me from among those red sheets and the images are burned into my brain.

I don’t even need to close my eyes and I can see his face and those sheets.

So it was necessary when we split to gift that bedding to my sister’s spare bedroom.

And thus a habit was born.

New man = new bedding.

Needless to say, I’ve been sleeping in the same bedding for years now and I finally allowed myself the luxury of buying new bedding NOT BECAUSE OF A NEW MAN but because I simply wanted new bedding.

Oh sure, I’m sure a new man will someday snuggle with me under that comforter, but until then this girl is happy sleeping solo in my new bedding!

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New bedding christened in the Motor Beast at Burning Man 2016. Can you tell I like bright colors?

These are my “SINGLE WOMAN” linens.

New man = new bedding

I have a thing about bedding.

Every time I get a new boyfriend, I get new bedding.

It’s an UNCONTROLLABLE urge.

It just seems wrong to sleep with a different man in sheets christened by his predecessor.

Am I right?

No jokes about how much bedding I should have, btw.

It all started 8 years ago.

I had beautiful red floral IKEA bedding which I slept in with my then-boyfriend Jay.

I have pictures I took of him smiling at me from among those red sheets and the images are burned into my brain.

I don’t even need to close my eyes and I can see his face and those sheets.

So it was necessary when we split to gift that bedding to my sister’s spare bedroom.

And thus a habit was born.

New man = new bedding.

Needless to say, I’ve been sleeping in the same bedding for years now and I finally allowed myself the luxury of buying new bedding NOT BECAUSE OF A NEW MAN but because I simply wanted new bedding.

Oh sure, I’m sure a new man will someday snuggle with me under that comforter, but until then this girl is happy sleeping solo in my new bedding!

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New bedding christened in the Motor Beast at Burning Man 2016. Can you tell I like bright colors?

Swimming in color

Even though I didn’t spend a lot of time in my tent at Burning Man, I did spend some time setting it up.

The outside of my tent had my bins organized by category and contents.

tentI later added a shade structure (don’t mind the ass shot)…

tent and tarpThe inside of my tent was decorated in purple and black.

IMG_7514But I’m not feeling purple and black linens for this trip.

I’m feeling COLORS!

colorsAnd even though the theme for Burning Man 2016 is Da Vinci’s Workshop, I’m going to go with my desire and splash a little Indian style all over my tent.

Some of the things I’ve been eyeballing:

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 I also have strings of lights to hang outside the tent along the shade structure to make the area look more festive.

So. Much. Fun.

Dreaming

I may have lost all my marbles.

I just bought this totally decadent (yet remarkably affordable) bed set for Burning Man.

bedYes, I’m excited. No, it’s not green in keeping with my Absinthe Fairy theme. I just fell in love with the purple and black and that was that.

I’m sure my excitement will only last as long as it takes Tejas to read this post, roll his eyes, and call me to tell me my purchase is TOTALLY INAPPROPRIATE for the playa.

Oh but it gets worse… I actually bought black satin sheets to match.

Oh the insanity!

Perhaps I could bribe Tejas to just support my impulse buy. Maybe if I offered to let him snuggle with me in it he would be excited about it.

Just maybe.

But until then, I’m going to be excited about my bed.

In other news, I bought totally a responsible and appropriate pair of pajamas for Burning Man – red, hooded, and footed.  Perfect for the cold nights.

So Tejas isn’t totally failing to influence me to be more realistic and less dreamy.

But he’s not succeeding either.

He he he!