I discovered it the first winter we were married. I started to suggest to Matt that we put the green flannel sheets we had bought for the guest room on our bed, and he looked at me with disgust like I had suggested we give up cooking all together and just eat fast food. Matt doesn’t like flannel. I couldn’t think of anything more cozy to go with the layer of down on our bed than soft flannel, but he resisted. I thought about sewing a sheet that had half flannel and half cotton so we could both be happy, but instead I waited. It only took four years, but this winter as an early Christmas present he agreed to let me buy some flannel sheets. I celebrated, cheered and ran around the house to tell everyone the news. Without any further delay I was online buying festive tree patterned sheets from LL Bean. They were just the right amount of Christmas and of course the right amount of flannel. I put them on the bed almost immediately, and slept for three days straight. Okay, I couldn’t never do that, but I did fall asleep nice and cozy and don’t tell anyone but I’m pretty sure Matt did too.