I have about $110 left on my $500 Visa gift card (purchased some more Roman shades window treatments, with some of it). I decided I'm going to buy a new duvet insert and cover. The cover I have has a tear in it and for all the years I've had it I HATE it - it's too small and barely goes over the sides of my mattress. Neither the down alternative comforter (insert) or the duvet cover were expensive. The comforter was a good deal from Kohl's and it's been a great comforter, very warm. The duvet cover was from Ikea, also a good price. Just an off-white color. But, in addition to the size, I've always hated the opening to insert the comforter. It's super small and narrow. Just dumb.
A king sized mattress is 76" wide. My mattress is about 10" tall. So I need at least a comforter and duvet cover to be at least 96" wide to cover the sides of the mattress.
So, I was searching online for "oversized" king duvets to see what I could find. In the meantime, my current bedding is being washed and dried. As I'm remaking my bed. I looked at the tag on the bottom of my comforter. It says it's 90x102. Well, geez - 102 should be plenty wide enough. I spread it out and it actually does go down just to the bottom of my mattress, on each side. Then I got the duvet cover out of the dryer and laid it down on top of the comforter. It's way smaller! No wonder it's never fit my bed! How I have gone all these years without figuring out it was just the duvet cover that is the issue, I have no idea.
So, now I do not need to also buy a new comforter, just a new duvet cover! I'm not spending a ton on this one either. But, I think I'm going to try a green one - kind of a dusty pine green, if the color is correct in the ad. I found one that is reversible - green on one side and grey on other, so I ordered it from Amazon for $43. It will be nice to have one with color, for a change. And I still have $65 on my gift card.
A touch more snow early this morning. Supposed to get 1-3" today. I'm hoping so. The little bit we had yesterday got DH outside for an hour or two. While I was inside cleaning I noticed what I thought were geese down in the river on the other side. I got out the binoculars and it was 6 of them, busy swimming and diving down in a shallow area of the river, where it's less current. In the blink of an eye something swooped down into my binocular view and I'm guessing maybe tried to grab a fish the geese had. I'm not sure, it happened so fast. If it was on of the bald eagles, I doubt they were trying to get one of the geese, but wouldn't be surprised if it was trying to steal the fish.
Then later one of the dogs and I were walking down the stairs and he barked and noticed something outside the dining room windows. It was a group of 11 wild turkeys, moseying their way between our and neighbors house, across their driveway and then their front lawn and out the other side, LOL.