Number One Son is Gone, Bigger Fish To Fry: Exquisite Sleep Episode 17
Over the last few years our oldest son Cameron has worked a pretty regular shift hereat Nine Cloudswhile commuting back and forth to Guelph University. Until today. One last push down on that "Open" sign s...Read Full Post »
Interim Place Shelter Mississauga Annual Gala- A Letter from Sharon
This award was gratefully accepted last weekend by our son Cameron Laidlaw in our absence Dear Bill and Judy: On behalf of Interim Place’s Board of Directors, I am pleased to inform you that Nine Clo...Read Full Post »
"Buy a Bed Give a Bed" staff shirts are in and they say it all!
Nine Clouds Beds new shirts are in and I promise they look better on everyone else who works here than they do on me! Please visit our showroom at Glen Erin & Dundas to test drive many mattress se...Read Full Post »
Buy a Bed, Give a Bed Program at Nine Clouds Beds (Everyone deserves a bed)
For over four years Nine Clouds Beds passionately supported the Mississauga based Women's Shelter Interim Place by donating and delivering six brand new mattress and box sets per month. As appreciated as these donat...Read Full Post »
There Has Been an Incident in the School Playground. Exquisite Sleep 16
Every parent dreads that phone call. Your phone lights up, it's your child's school and that's never good. Good morning "It's Mr X calling" (not even one of his teachers, oh boy!) there's been an incident in the...Read Full Post »
Candid Email From Senior Bed Salesman John: Makes Me smile! Exquisite Sleep Episode 15
I was copied yesterday on an email from John in our showroom. It was sent to the three other sales staff he works with most often each week. We are a family run smallish business,with few staff,and we are talkin...Read Full Post »
Vivid Memories of Yesterday- Exquisite Sleep Episode 14
I remember vividly that day I first learned to ride a bike, in a Central Toronto park on the rubbled asphalt crest of a favored toboggan run. It was the early 60's, hardly yesterday. I recall instantl...Read Full Post »
May 2007, Learning to Fly: Exquiste Sleep Episode 13
I could not possibly give you return directions to this park but I do recall what took place. A young Connor, often wary, always sensible, suddenly out of character? He asked to take this leap of faith...Read Full Post »
Defriended by my 12 yr old son: Exquisite Sleep Episode 11
He Facebook friended me last year out of sweet innocence I guess and much to the shock of his older siblings. He never considered what his contemporaries would think of a parent looking over their shoulders. ...Read Full Post »
Nostalgia For The Light: Exquisite Sleep Episode 10
Our twelve year old son had the day off from school yesterday. I decided (I purchased the tickets without asking him) he should join us at the movies. I am always on the lookout for well reviewed feature films...Read Full Post »
21st Birthday Craft, Brother to Brother- Exquisite Sleep Episode 9
It was our oldest son's twenty first birthday last Wednesday. Our youngest set his mind to decorating the house before his brother got home from work. Below I will feebly attempt to crawl inside his head...Read Full Post »
The excitement never stops at Nine Clouds Beds!
A repeat customer was going to visi the store to look for a new king size mattress set today. Before they were even parked they lost control of their car in our parking lot and crashed through our front window. Lu...Read Full Post »
Determination! Exquisite Sleep Episode 8
Early enough one summer's morning to still have her pjs on. Mom, importantly confirmed to be far from sight. Lucky girl to be born with this kind of determination, not all of us are. As we get older our g...Read Full Post »
Sugar Plum Fairies of Light: Exquisite Sleep Episode 7
As children we scanned our brains for ways to bridge quickly the Night Before Christmas gap. December 24th, late afternoon sky now nearly empty of light. As if you could really place stars in the sky. Peaceful ...Read Full Post »
Don't tell us to take away the furniture boxes until you ask your kids first!
At Nine Clouds Beds we are always happy to take way all the packing material that your new purchase comes in if we have the space in our truck and the time to spare but.... Think back to when you were a kid...Read Full Post »
Mattress & Bed Blog: Exquisite Sleep Episode 5 " Graduation Caps"
Pretty cool getting to toss a graduation cap skyward as ten years old. After so many years it's off to middle school for our youngest son. These kids seemed more ready than we were or at least than I felt...Read Full Post »
Mattress & Bed Blog: Exquisite Sleep - Episode 4 - "The Safety Mouse".
Ever vigilant Mom. Standing watch over our two youngest at ship's edge, life's edge. Subject of our teasing. Reacted to occasionally with averted rolling eyes. A good mattress leads to good sleep. Truth be...Read Full Post »
Mattress & Bed Blog: Exquisite Sleep - Episode 3 " The Babies Are Gone"...
Large gap between kids for us....seven years. Then two in two years. What was in that water in Oakville anyway? A decade later we now live in Mississauga but I still call the two youngest "the babies" something ...Read Full Post »
Exquisite Sleep - Episode 2 "Twenty year since we slept"
Before babieswe could sleep on anything, never waking in the middle of the night. November 17th.1989 our world and our sleep habits changed. In that first year I could lay Camerondown on my belly, his tiny head rest...Read Full Post »
Mattress & Bed Blog: Exquisite Sleep - Episode 1 " She Scored!" From Nine Clouds Beds
"She Scored!" We haven't heard it yet but we know we will. Likely after a particularly good night's sleep. She plays rep-soccer, mostly defense but occasionally mid field, closer to that elusive scoring zon...Read Full Post »