It is a rare quiet time at our house... the Mr and baby are still asleep and I am enjoying a cloudy day on the back deck, hoping that it won't rain just yet.
As I was folding the mountain of laundry last night (even with more time at home, the laundry is still a mountain.) I started folding these sheets... we must have used them recently to cover some furniture or to "build a house." And I started pondering all the meaning behind these happy, girly sheets.
You see, these are my single girl sheets. These are the sheets I slept on most nights with my beloved puppy before the Mr. came along. These sheets are the ones I slept on when I had little more responsibility than to pay my rent and show up to work on time. I slept on them when I came home from nights out with my friends. I slept on them when some silly crush hurt my feelings. I slept on them happy and sad.
It has been 5 years today since those were my single girl sheets. And I love them and all they represent to me..... mainly being able to have loud, girly sheets
But, I don't miss them at all. I am completely happy sleeping on my soft, boring white, 32 year old sheets (me, not my sheets) with my Mr. Hughes, happy. I am happy those sheets are in the closet waiting to be pulled out to make a house over the dining room table. I do think it is important that married girls remember their single days and be happy for where it has brought them. And, it is important for single girls to enjoy that carefree, spending every dime on new shoes because you can phase. And, it is important to keep a little pink when you live in a house full of boys.
So, every now and then open up your linen closet or your scrapbook or your suitcase full of single girl memories and then go give your love a squeeze.
Happy 5 years Mr. Hughes...
bye for now!
I agree, I tell my single friends to enjoy, enjoy the carefree days. But I don't want them back, I love the old married days just fine. I am glad to have had both. Lovely post.ReplyDelete
Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge
Enjoy the weekend.
I didn't know it was your Anniversary! Congratulations to you both! Ours is Monday. I love your single girl sheets, so fun. I absolutely loved being single so it had to take a super special guy to make me want to change that :)ReplyDelete
i totally agree...i'm so thrilled to me married and don't miss my single girl days on bit! ;) happy anniversary to you!ReplyDelete
Tessie Mayes sleeps on all of my single girl sheets. I can't get rid of them. And I think I have this exact set.ReplyDelete
Adam and I are on boring white as well. But with a much better thread count!!