Valerie is a 42-year-old, single, Reformed Christian lady who lives in Baltimore. She doesn't remember a time
before she knew and loved Jesus, but she does remember accepting John Calvin into her heart in March of 2000.
Valerie is a member of Christ Reformed Evangelical Church in Annapolis.
Though her career aspiration is to be a housewife, Valerie has not yet found anyone suitable who wishes to hire
her for employment in that field (or, more properly, anyone suitable has not found her), so in the meantime she
earns her daily bread working in communications -- editing, writing, print design and website management.
Yesterday Was Arrrrrrrrrr; Last Night Was Arggggggggh; Today Is Ahhhhhhhhhh.
Woke up at 3:30 this morning with my back and knee hurting badly enough that I couldn't sleep. After tossing and turning and moving to the couch, I gave up and decided to assemble my new office chair:
By about 7, after a couple hours of wrestling and a few moments when I rather despaired of succcess, I finally had it together and, more importantly, the ibuprofen had kicked in, so I was able to get a couple hours more sleep. Now I'm sitting in my new chair, and I think it is the comfiest office chair I've ever owned. Of course we'll have to see if I still feel that way after a day of sitting in it, but for now I'm cautiously optimistic, with less emphasis on the cautiously than on the optimistic.
The desk arrived this morning, but from the heft of the box getting it into the house, I may need to wait for another pair of hands...or perhaps just another bout of insomnia...before I attempt to assemble that.
Posted by Valerie (Kyriosity) at 9:41 AM
On September 20, 2007 4:55 PMAnonymouswrote... It looks comfortable. Why do they always make these chairs grey? So they won't clash with pinstripes? I think you should make a screaming yellow slipcover for it. With oranges, to match your curtains. ~Eleanor
On September 21, 2007 12:06 PMAbrawrote... I'm sorry! I hate it when pain destroys perfectly good sleep! Ever since I had Miss Ophelia, my hip pain wakes me up at night. I've begun taking 2 extra strength tylenol and 1 melatonin before bed each night. It usually knocks me out pretty good until I have to get up again at 5. Of course, I've quit being so productive during the witching hours by default. I guess we can't have everything.
On September 21, 2007 12:17 PMValerie (Kyriosity)wrote... Thanks, Abra. I'll be fine now that I'm back to sleeping on the couch. It's vexing that even a squishy mattress plus an egg-crate foam pad plus a thick memory foam mattress topper still feels like a concrete slab to me, but at least the couch allows me reasonably pain-free slumber!
On September 22, 2007 1:47 PMAbrawrote... yeah, I hear ya! I'm in love with our tempurpedic. It cost an arm and a leg, but it contours to your body and supports good circulation. Of course, we'll be paying it off for the next 5 years, but at least we're saving a bit in chiropractors!!