I splurged and bought myself a new bed a few weeks ago. I ordered it from the Sears catalogue and it arrived Friday in five big boxes. Bram and I finished assembling it last night - Dad had started putting the headboard together for us Friday morning. It's exciting - I don't know when I've ever had a brand new - I'm the only one to sleep in it - bed before. (And to be honest - the mattress isn't new, just the rest of the bed). It's like a grown-up captain's bed - it has four drawers on each of the three sides. I haven't managed to fill up all of the drawers yet, but I know that it will just be a matter of time - things expand to fill the space available for them. I ordered a bookcase headboard to go with it, because you can never have too many bookcases. I discovered last night that the floor register in my room comes out underneath the headboard and the heat is then sent underneath the bed and comes up through the mattress. It gives me a heated bed - very nice.
I spent four hours this morning cleaning up my room in honour of the new bed. I know I've never had my room this tidy before. I can hear my mom's voice in my head now saying, "If you just put your clothes away when you take them off, it will stay this way." It's a nice theory anyway. I filled one humongous garbage bag with garbage, three boxes of books to sell at the used book store, and one box of clothing to drop off at the Sally Ann. I still have a very small basket of paperwork to sort through - but that's all. I think I may need to splurge a little more and get closet doors for my closet.