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.
Domestic Hints of the Day
When blogging about curtains you're considering buying, don't depend on your blog post to be able to find them again if you link only to the image. If it's hosted on a remote site, you'll never find the storefront where you can actually purchase the curtains.
UPDATE, 9:20 p.m.: Eureka! Not only did I find the curtains, they're on sale at 40% off, and the price was per pair, not per panel, so I spent $126 rather than the expected $420, and I got free shipping. Is it just me, or does anybody else think I'm getting more than my fair share of shopping blessings in recent days? God is kind!
When you decide to rearrange your entire kitchen, consider first how you will manage to feed yourself (and your family) during the hours the stove, counters, microwave etc. are inaccessible.
Brought to you by the Department of Learning Things the Hard Way.
Posted by Valerie (Kyriosity) at 7:40 PM
On January 21, 2008 10:37 PMCarol in Oregonwrote... Yes, you are hitting the jackpot, Valerie! This is only vaguely related, but the last thing I read about curtains before your post was this from A Prairie Home Companion:
"After I dropped 'em [kids] off and gave a wave goodbye, I took the long way home, stopping by several stores where I returned Christmas gifts that just didn't work out. There was a set of peach curtains from Mr. Sundberg's grandmother, curtains she thought would look lovely in the kitchen, and they would — in someone else's kitchen. We're simply not peach people, I told Mr. Sundberg and he shrugged and said, "Well, do whatcha gotta do, but I don't think they're half bad. We could use them for emergencies." Now there you go. Emergency curtains. Just in case the others fall down and we're eating breakfast naked."
It made me laugh...
On January 22, 2008 11:08 AMMargaret in VAwrote... That IS funny, Carol! I'm happy for you, the Lord does care about curtains and mixers! Kathryn is dealing with a kitchen redo...she ate over here for a week and though counterless and without water in the sink, she is cooking at home and doing the dishes in the tub!