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Wrestling of a bed-dish kind...

I decided to change all our bed sheets and duvet (that's a doona to the Aussies and a comforter to the Americans) cover tonight, and I was thinking, as I wrestled with the duvet inner, feeding it into its cover with little decorum, rather like getting the toothpaste back into the tube or perhaps more akin to shoving a wild, screeching jaguar into a very small cage, that there is probably a fine art to this activity. I mean, thousands of hotel housekeepers can probably do it in a nanosecond. But there I am, pushing corners of the duvet into corners of the cover, grabbing these from the outside, shaking it all down, then working on the bottom corners. I think my neighbour turns the cover inside out and then kind of turns it in the other way with the duvet attached, but I just don't have the energy or even the desire to focus on how to do this. I am perhaps doomed to never really master the recovering of the duvet. And perhaps I'm happy with that. There are many other things I can do quite successfully. Just not that. And this particular duvet cover rankles because it came with matching pillowcases, and our burglar took one of these particular pillowcases when he ransacked our house years ago. I couldn't buy the pillowcases by themselves *pout* so I never recaptured that perfect balanced Asian-style look on the bed. Not good feng shui! Why oh why didn't he take a different pillowcase? I have dozens, all unmatching... I even have one with Jenny embroidered on it, and a buddy that says Friend. What an embarrassing farewell gift that was from one Catholic school where I'd been teaching, still single! But I digress, the usual stream of consciousness emerging. It's late and I have this cool book to read about medical ethical dilemmas in the near future...


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Aug. 18th, 2007 03:59 pm (UTC)
I must say, though I enjoyed your entry, I'm highly entertained that you managed an entire entry about making the bed.

Enjoy your book! I'm off to work and gone for the night...again....
Aug. 19th, 2007 05:34 am (UTC)
-I'm highly entertained that you managed an entire entry about making the bed.
Heh, maybe it's recognition of how little a life I have!!! I really need to get out more. Then again, I really need to spend more time in bed, so perhaps it was the most appropriate entry of all time *g*

I hope work wasn't too tedious. And you behaved afterwards *g*
Aug. 18th, 2007 07:48 pm (UTC)
I hate changing beds too... and changing the duvet cover is Ian's least favourite household task...

Perhaps we should form a "We hate changing beds" club!
Aug. 19th, 2007 05:33 am (UTC)
-changing the duvet cover is Ian's least favourite household task..
And Ian's fairly tall too. My neighbour is good at it and she's only about four foot something LOL!

I am all for the 'we hate changing beds' club. I only changed Asher's undersheet the other day because there was a big hole in it.. from his big feet, I suspect.
Aug. 19th, 2007 08:17 am (UTC)
It is easiest to do when the cover is inside out.You put both hands in down to the top end,grab the duvet in each corner and shake till the cover falls down to the end....done !

Aug. 19th, 2007 10:31 am (UTC)
I've tried both methods (and we call them duvets,too) and they are about equal in the time and effort they take.
The worst thing about changing beds is that people have the temerity to sleep in them and they have to be changed, eventually, all over again. This applies to most housework and is probably why I don't like it.

Think about it - children stay taught (mostly), stories stay written, sewing stays sewn, words remain spoken and LJ posts are there forever (unless LJ decides you're a paedophile). Housework, on the other hand...
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