Remember the beautiful bike ride through the city on Sunday? Well, the crisp October air did not only smell great, it also got me sick.
So I am laying in bed, drinking my tea with honey - and feeling guilty.
As you all know, my brother is staying with me this week. Of course, I am not forcing him to bring his own bedding. I decided to give him my pillow and blanket (yes, in Germany, it is not uncommon to have two separate blankets in the master bedroom), since I would use Nick's bedding set anyways.
Well. Here is the thing.
Nick has been saying that his pillow is uncomfortable. It has been washed before and the inside is a "little" lumpy. He even asked me if we could go and get new pillows. So I kept looking out for deals on pillows here or there, thinking to myself that some time before Christmas, we would definitely get him a new one.
Then he left and I put my head on this thing that up until then I called pillow.
Oh. My. Word.
It feels like someone formed big balls out of newspapers, stuffed them in there, and called it a day.
It is the most uncomfortable thing you could ever imagine.
Trowing a towel over a rock would be more pleasant to rest your head on than this.
Needless to say, I feel horrible. How did I underestimate the urgency of this situation so much?!
I have no excuse. Instead, I am feeling terrible guilt, because I should have tried sleeping on this thing before. It just never occurred to me that something that looks like a (little bit lumpy) pillow could not be comfy.
It's not. It's not at all.
So I didn't waste any more time and ordered not one, but two new pillows online.
It will be here before he gets home and I can only hope that it will be the most comfortable and fluffy pillow in the history of mankind.
Until then. I emptied the pillowcase and stuffed my down vest in there. It's quite pathetic looking and actually feels like I am sleeping on a pack of kleenex, but it's still better than the torturous lumpy thing. Plus, if Nick could handle sleeping on a bag of rocks for 4 months, while leaving the soft and comfy pillow for me, I can deal with this for a week.