New Year…New You…Who says?

As I sat with friends at dinner on New Year’s Eve, the conversation turned to Caroline’s mother’s heated mattress pad.

“She just loves it. Turns it on about an hour before bed and hasn’t missed a night in years.”

The New Year’s Eve festivities continued, but for me, the idea of a heated mattress, seemed outstanding, unbelievable …. and completely unfathomable that I had never heard of it before!

I liken it to when Bill Gates first saw Steve Job’s iPod!  

“A heated mattress pad? I’ve never seen one of those. Where did she get it? Does she leave it on all night? Wow, a heated mattress – seriously – I can only imagine how warm and toasty that is.”

About three minutes into this conversation, all the other party goers had moved on to more festive discussions but I wasn’t ready to let this go.

So, I pulled out my phone and started Googling it.

Found it!!

On Amazon. Dual temperature settings. Automatic cut off. Quilted. 250 Thread Count.

As I scanned the 79 reviews, my husband found me sitting in a corner, glued to my phone.

“What are you looking at? Heated mattress pads? What is wrong with you? It’s New Year’s Eve, put your phone down and come be with everyone!

I looked around the room.

Although I was amongst friends, in my heart of hearts, I really wanted to be in bed (it was 10:15 for goodness sake!), reading a book, laying on a heated mattress pad!!

And yet I had spent most of New Year’s Eve day watching television shows all about it being a “New Year and a New You!” And, I had promised myself, I would do just that in 2012.

I was going to join Becky at the gym. I was going to wear less black. I was going to be much more fun!

Yet, here I was on New Year’s Eve, scanning reviews of heated mattress pads. 

And just as I was about to put away my phone and put on my New Year’s Eve tiara, I recalled another show I had watched that morning. A woman had decided to SAY YES to everything that came her way in 2011.

She had done just that and had changed her life.

So, I hit purchase and said YES to a Sunbeam Heated Mattress pad!

2012 is going to be the best year yet!

I will just have to wear more black to compensate for my not joining a gym…

by Angel Kane

Wilson Living Magazine

To read more of Angel & Becky’s columns go to www.wilsonpost.com.

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