With good intentions I have often written or half-written some posts in the past and SHOCK never posted them. You too? Well, when the blog gets thin, anorexic even, then maybe it is time to revisit the drafts…
From 6/5/2014 I finally post:
Making your bed is good for your health
I can hear someone out there laughing, and another asking, What are you? My Mother? Yet another is balking that I should even bring this up on the Farmlet blog.
Your mother often told you to do it, and some of you did, because you always did what your mother told you to do, and of course now it is an ingrained habit to do so.
Some of you may not have ever been bidden to do it and you grew up and realized that it was rather nice to see a neat and tidy bed. You find that it is an inviting place to slumber at the end of a hectic day.
Some of you may never do it, unless company is coming, although you may be one who at least straightens out the covers. Anyone who has ever crawled into a disheveled bed can tell you, that it is impossible to get the covers over your entire body if you haven’t, at a minimum, straightened them out… and forget about it if there are two trying to get comfortable in that pile of bed-covers!
Some of you, like my husband’s Aunt Betty, are over achievers. She ironed the sheets and pillowcases before making the bed! Heck, she even ironed her towels too!
So, I wonder, which one are you? (BTW, you don’t have to answer that) 😀
And for as many reasons as there are for making the bed, or not, there are styles of making the bed AND as many or more types of coverings.
- Sheets tucked
- Sheets not tucked
- Pillows folded into the coverlet
- And, let’s not forget the lots of extra pillows (of which there is no use for them other than they show how much money you could afford to invest on your bed in an effort to make it look like a magazine cover.) Those who can, do. 😉
Well, back to why making the bed is good for your health.
This morning I went in to tidy the bed and found a bit of leaf on the blanket. I picked it up and thought, This looks odd.
I poked it with my fingernail and then flipped it over, whereupon it sprouted eight legs, like a micro-mini-transformer, and flipped right back over to walk across my palm!
Shrieking, I ran for the bathroom, dropped it into the toilet and flushed it… TWICE!
Moral of this story? It is healthy to make your bed before you get into it, because you never know what may be lurking there! Oh yes, and it might be a good idea to not let your cats sleep there even if you have doused them with flea and tick killer.
Here is a tie in blog post wherein a kitty (that looks remarkably like my old kitty Claus) purrforms many household chores and even makes his own bed! HERE