The Princess and the Pea

For the past year, with the exception of one month when I didn't have a tenant and stayed at my condo, I have not had the luxury of sleeping in a real bed. I have slept on day beds, pull-out couches, regular couches, air mattresses, camping cots (which was the most comfortable thing of them all, but that was probably due to the sound of the ocean outside my window more than anything else), planes, trains and automobiles. Yesterday, a generous friend gave me his room and slept on the couch. The bed was great. Right out of one of those furniture magazines: new mattress & sheets, decorative pillows et al. Super comfy too. So of course I couldn't sleep.