Monday, May 7, 2012

Mooooo?

I tried counting cows last night.

Longhorns, to be exact.

When in Texas, do as the Texans do...right?

Alas...

Our hotel had a few other ideas!

I was all excited to find that the room we checked into yesterday (Mr. Jenny has a few meetings this morning in Dallas, so we left San Antonio mid-afternoon) had a...

PREPARE YOURSELF...

...

A SLEEP NUMBER BED!

Yippie-i-o-kie-YAY!

Before that moment, I'd only seen those on TV.

And have you ever noticed how stinkin' rested everyone looks after they... ummm... rest in them on TV?

...

...

Yeah.

Ummm.

I set my side of the bed to 72.  It felt perfect.   I wiggled.   I snuggled.   I sighed in comfort.   And about an hour later I woke up sunk wayyyy down in the shadow of the valley of the mattress.

I tried rolling toward Mr. Jenny's side of the bed so he could rescue me.

I couldn't.

It was too uphill.

I tried poking him awake.

I couldn't.

I tried harder.

He didn't wake.

I verified he was actually breathing, and then gave him a break.

The poor guy was tired. 

And it was exhausting trying to reach the higher ground of his side of the sleep number bed.

Finally I heaved myself out of the deep ravine, over the hard edge of the side of the bed (suffering momentary flashbacks to my brief foray into waterbeds back in the 80's) and found the remote control.

5!

5!?!?

My sleep number was 5?

I scrabbled around in the dark to change my number back to 72.

There was a whining, pumping sound as the bed strained to pump air into the mattress.

Geez.

What was the weight rating on these mattresses anyway?   I wasn't even IN THE BED.

Finally after a lot of tortured wheezing, the sleep number finally increased to 47.

I climbed back in.

And rolled back down into the much shallower valley.

Ahhhhh...

I felt the mattress deflate.

Grrrr....

I tossed and turned all night and finally reached a few conclusions.

a)  I definitely need to go on a serious diet

and

b)  my sleep number is WHO THE HECK KNOWS!!!!!

grrrrrrr!!!!!

ACCCCKKKK!!!!!

Poor Mr. Jenny.  I hope he doesn't want to have a conversation while we're driving to El Paso later today!



Sigh...

BTW, what's YOUR number?

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30 comments:

myletterstoemily said...

ha ha! i mean, poor you! nothing worse
than a sleepless night on a bed that can't
really count!

Slamdunk said...

Ha, hang in there Jenny. Our youngest son is a bit of a night wanderer so I sleep in the hallway next to his room door for now. I think the Mrs. enjoys having her private suite.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Maybe I just want a plain ole mattress after all! My sleep number is where ever I can find a bed to sleep in! LOL
Get a nap today! Hugs, Linda

Rosalind Adam said...

I've never heard of a sleep number bed before but I got the gist of what it was all about. It sounds like you had a nasty attack of the leaky valves. Hope you get a better rest tonight.

Keetha Broyles said...

It appears whatever your sleep number is it sprung a leak!

Nezzy said...

No!!! Ya got a holy cow sleep number hisin' mattress!!! Poor girl!!

We still have a waterbed. Warm, waveless and wonderful!!! It supports my achin' back and soothes my sore muscles. They've come a long way baby! Don't knock 'em. Heeehehe!

God bless ya and hopefully you'll get a great night's sleep tonight!

Have a great trip sweetie!

Sue said...

I think you just converted me even more firmly to my tempurpedic!

;)

"Alone again.... naturally!" said...

I've always wondered about those beds and what would happen if the power went out. My hubby has always wanted one and I have always been skeptical! Now I can tell him I was right....again! Ha!

Ms. A said...

I doubt you weight more than Mr. Jenny, so I don't think weight was an issue. However, you may have had a leak!

If another night is in the plans, you need to change rooms!

Dazee Dreamer said...

I'm thinking you should have asked for a refund on your room. Really. you poor thing.

Judie said...

We have a TempurPedic, and I love it! Sounds like your night was seriously deflating.

Oh, and you're already got my number, don't you! Hahahahaha!!

Dana @ Bungalow'56 said...

Sounds like the bed in our trailer : ) We don't camp anymore : )
Dana

Theresa said...

Nothing messes me up like a bad night of sleep! I hope you got a nap:) My Daughter has one of those beds and they LOVE it! I like sleeping at Hampton Inn because they have good mattresses! My mattress is GOOD but not GREAT! When I replace it, I am gonna spend some BIG money to get a better one!

Enjoy your trip, HUGS!

Cheryl said...

We've never slept better and woken more rested since we shelled out the big bucks for a deep cushion top Sleep No. bed. I'm between a 45-55 and he's somewhere between 65-75: each depending on how sore we are when we go to bed.

Did the hotel at least have some kind of instructions? You set it while you were in it, right? That's the only way they work. I hope you get a better night's sleep tonight, Mizz J.

Jo said...

I hope you have much better sleeps in your futures ... no matter what the number!

It's All Connected said...

That mattress sounds way too complicated for me! So, are there times a couple has to -ummm- compromise on the perfect number? Te he ~ Maureen

Jeanie said...

It sounds like the number of cows you counted and the sleep number got mixed up somewhere in the night. I hope tonight is a better one.

Pondside said...

I think the hotel should have given you a refund! I've never tried one of those beds, but I'm such a skeptic when it comes to new-fangled inventions that I'm a poor judge!

bluegrassnotes said...

Wow that's a side of those beds that the Bionic Woman never mentioned in her ads! Hope the hotel gave you a new room with a bed that works.

H said...

I'm afraid I have to admit to ignorance. I've never heard of a sleep number bed.

Terra said...

um yeah....well - I am not a fan of those mattreses - don't know what my number is - sorry you didn't get the best night of sleep ever, but I have to say I am not surprised. I am however surprised a hotel had them for their mattreses - I would think the maintenance would be a nightmare!

Vicki/Jake said...

I know this wasn't funny ... but I'm ROFL! Ok, I've stopped long enought to say my # is 4....as in a 4" memory foam baby I got on sale at Kohls and it's dreamy:)Have a safe trip Miss Jenny and watch out for them Watusi's...xox

storybeader said...

bummer of a bed. I probably wouldn't complain to management, but I know my DH would! Sorry you had such a bad night's "sleep," if you want to call it that! {:-D

letscutthecrap said...

That, so funny. I'd sure like to try one of those beds, but one that isn't, you know, b-r-o-k-e-n.

anitamombanita said...

I'm sitting in the airport in Dallas...WAIT! I'm in Texas. Just like you!! .... oh sorry...Sidetrack. I'm trying not to laugh too loud. I always wondered about those silly beds. Frankly, after trying to sleep sitting upright all night on the flight from Santiago, I'd be happy with a 5, a 47, a 72...just the idea of sleeping flat is thrilling...even in the valley of the shadow of the mattress.

Oh, and do I have a hotel room story to tell! Just waiting for the proper moment...hold this thought, if this building's rocking don't bother knocking.... LOL way too loud for being in a public place.... Enjoy your day!

Sue (Someones Mom) said...

I always wondered what those beds would be like. We are on our second mattress since moving here 9 years ago and it is shot. We have flipped it and bought a foam topper and I still sink in the middle on my side. The store that sold it to us went out of business after about 100 years...so, we are stuck with it unless we want to spend big bucks again. I have no doubt that with our mattress bad luck...we would end up with one like your hotel bed. You just saved me from making a big mistake!

Ames said...

Our friends bought a sleep number bed from some of their friends and it did the same thing. I think they aren't as great as they claim to be. We need a new mattress but I am leaning towards a Temperpedic myself.

Splendid Little Stars said...

I have no idea! And now, after this high rating, I fear I never will!
YIKES! What a torturous experience!

Holly said...

Know that you did not suffer in vain. I shall here by vow to never try a sleep number bed and think of you every time they are advertised. See, it was worth it. LOL

Lisa Montsion said...

I try to count sheep not count cows. Counting cows makes me hungry.

lisa