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Summer role models and heroes

Summer role models and heroes

Sep. 13, 2014

I learned to play golf on a little nine-holer just a row of cottages off of Lake Simcoe in the late 60's and early70's. The Hunter brothers (Geoff & Bryce) were easily the best players at our club and...

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Their last first day of school together

Their last first day of school together

Sep. 10, 2013

Con & Cait are now in grade ten and twelve so they didn't have to go in to school until 11 a.m. on last Tuesday's first day of school. I made sure to come home from the store before they left and had...

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Number One Son is Gone, Bigger Fish To Fry: Exquisite Sleep Episode 17

Number One Son is Gone, Bigger Fish To Fry: Exquisite Sleep Episode 17

Apr. 05, 2013

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...

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There has been an incident in the school playground. Exquisite Sleep 16

There has been an incident in the school playground. Exquisite Sleep 16

Dec. 10, 2011

Every parent dreads that phone call. Your phone lights up,it'syour child'sschool and that's never good. Good morning "It's MrX calling" (not even one of his teachers, oh boy!) there's b...

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Candid Email From Senior Bed Salesman John: Makes Me smile! Exquisite Sleep Episode 15

Candid Email From Senior Bed Salesman John: Makes Me smile! Exquisite Sleep Episode 15

Nov. 04, 2011

Iwas copied yesterday onan 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 talking abou...

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Vivid Memories of Yesterday- Exquisite Sleep Episode 14

Vivid Memories of Yesterday- Exquisite Sleep Episode 14

Oct. 17, 2011

I remember vividly that day I first learned to ride a bike, in a central Toronto park on the rubbled asphalt crest of a favoured toboggan run. It was the early 60's, hardly yesterday. I recall instantly...

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Learning to Fly: Exquisite Sleep Episode 13

Learning to Fly: Exquisite Sleep Episode 13

Aug. 23, 2011

I could not possibly give you return directions to this park butI do recallwhat took place. A young Connor, often wary, always sensible, suddenly out of character? He askedto takethis leap of faith. And smiled f...

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Our Son's New Job: Exquisite Sleep Episode 12

Our Son's New Job: Exquisite Sleep Episode 12

May. 19, 2011

Our 21 year old sonjust startedhis first real job outside of working here at Nine Clouds. It's a great gig, very relevant to his current University studies. Upon arrival the first day he and the nine other ...

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Defriended by my 12 yr old son: Exquisite Sleep Episode 11

Defriended by my 12 yr old son: Exquisite Sleep Episode 11

May. 01, 2011

He Facebook friended me last year out of sweetinnocence I guess and much to the shock of his older siblings.He never considered what his contemporaries would think ofa parentlooking over their shoulders. Growing up ...

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Nostalgia For The Light: Exquisite Sleep Episode 10

Nostalgia For The Light: Exquisite Sleep Episode 10

Jan. 15, 2011

Ourtwelve year old son had the day off from school yesterday. Idecided(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, a searc...

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21st Birthday Craft, Brother to Brother- Exquisite Sleep Episode 9

21st Birthday Craft, Brother to Brother- Exquisite Sleep Episode 9

Nov. 21, 2010

It was our oldest son's twenty first birthday last Wednesday. Our youngestset his mind to decorating the house beforehis brothergot home from work. Below I will feebly attemptto crawl inside his headand und...

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The excitement never stops at Nine Clouds Beds!

The excitement never stops at Nine Clouds Beds!

Apr. 26, 2010

A repeat customer was going to visi the storeto 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. Lucki...

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Determination! Exquisite Sleep Episode 8

Determination! Exquisite Sleep Episode 8

Mar. 23, 2010

Early enoughone summer's morning to still have her pjs on. Mom,importantly confirmedto be far from sight. Lucky girl to beborn with this kind of determination, not all of us are. As we getolderour good (more det...

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Sugar Plum Fairies of Light: Exquisite Sleep Episode 7

Sugar Plum Fairies of Light: Exquisite Sleep Episode 7

Dec. 18, 2009

Aschildren didn't we all scanour brains for ways to bridge quickly theNight Before Christmas gap. December 24th, late afternoon sky now nearly empty of light. As if wecould place stars high in the sky. Peaceful ...

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Frosty and Son: Exquisite Sleep Episode 6

Frosty and Son: Exquisite Sleep Episode 6

Dec. 06, 2009

Ibarely noticed thesnowmanmotif on my desk last night when I got home from the store. I pushed it aside, to leave more room formy keyboard. The decorating has picked up speed in our home over the last few days. The ...

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Don't tell us to take away the furniture boxes until you ask your kids first!

Don't tell us to take away the furniture boxes until you ask your kids first!

Nov. 27, 2009

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. Who en...

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Mattress & Bed Blog: Exquisite Sleep Episode 5

Mattress & Bed Blog: Exquisite Sleep Episode 5

Oct. 18, 2009

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 kidsseemed more ready than we were or at least than I felt. T...

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Mattress & Bed Blog: Exquisite Sleep - Episode 4 - The Safety Mouse

Mattress & Bed Blog: Exquisite Sleep - Episode 4 - The Safety Mouse

Oct. 13, 2009

Ever vigilant Mom. Standing watch over our two youngest at ship's edge, Life's edge. Subject of our teasing. Reacted to on occasion with averted rolling eyes. A good mattress leads to ...

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The babies are gone. Mattress & Bed Blog: Exquisite Sleep - Episode 3

The babies are gone. Mattress & Bed Blog: Exquisite Sleep - Episode 3

Oct. 12, 2009

Large gap between kids for us....seven years.Thentwo intwo 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" som...

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Exquisite Sleep - Episode 2

Exquisite Sleep - Episode 2

Oct. 12, 2009

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...

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Mattress & Bed Blog: Exquisite Sleep - Episode 1

Mattress & Bed Blog: Exquisite Sleep - Episode 1

Oct. 09, 2009

She Scored!" We haven't heard it yet butwe know we will. Likelyafter a particularly good night's sleep. She plays rep-soccer, mostly defense but occasionally mid field, closer to that elusiv...

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