Mandy's been working on our master bedroom for a while now (18 months). Stencil on the wall. New side tables. Refinished dressers. Handmade curtains. New pillows. And pillows. And pillows.
Did I mention she made pillows?
And more to come. Real conversation before writing this post:
Me: Do you have finished picture of our master bed with all the pillows on it?
Mandy: Not yet. I still need to make two more pillows.
If you're like me, you're a little awestruck and have some questions about this pillow phenomenon.
Q: How many pillows are on your bed, Trevor?
A: 10. Four of them are hidden in this picture.
Q: Do you really make the bed each day?
A: Actually, yes. It takes about one minute each day to make and one minute each night to take down. That's two minutes per day. Fourteen minutes per week. Twelve hours per year that I can't get back, wasted on pillows. Essentially, the time I should be watching the Lord of the Rings trilogy on 60 inch TV stands I'm spending arranging pillows each year. (Mandy would probably say spending twelve hours watching Lord of the Rings is twelve hours she can't get back)
Q: Do you use all of these pillows?
A: Certainly not all at once. I prefer to rotate them and use a different one each night. If Mandy had her way, we'd have enough pillows to use a new one each day for a month.
Q: Where do the pillows end up each night?
A: Each night I build a little mountain of pillows next to the bed. Soon it will be a big mountain.
Will the madness never end?