Tag Archives: Ikea

Stand Up, You!

16 Aug

In an effort to increase our longevity Husband and I ditched our sitting-down desk for a standing-up computer desk.

Since our old desk was one of those “build your own” jobbies from Ikea, we swapped out the original legs for some adjustable height legs, and… VOILA! A standing-up desk!

Oh look! The Airport!

Husband’s side still has a chair, which I think we may swap out for a bar stool at some point (Husband has scoliosis, so he can’t stand up for super-long periods of time), but Fraidy Cat has taken up residence under my side of the desk.

he also claimed the cushion from Nina's Throne...

Now before you get nervous, you’ll be happy to know that Miss Nina typically sits right on the desk between the two of us – she’s sitting there as I type this, actually – she just happened not to be there when I took the photo.

Anyway,  I’m totally in love with my standing-up desk; I feel great, I get more things done, I’m more focused, and now my default position is standing, so sitting down to take a phone call or read a book is doubly rewarding!

(And yes, I crochet standing up as well – I’ve got a little craft station set up on the bar in my kitchen).

Here’s a really great article about how Sitting Is Death (literally):  http://www.medicalbillingandcoding.org/sitting-kills/

And here’s one that explains why switching to a standing-up desk is a great idea: http://mashable.com/2011/04/22/standup-desks/


National Harbor Christmas Tree

22 Dec

Well, my preparations for the holidays are winding down… I’ve got one more project to finish, and believe it or not, it’s for me!  I have no pictures of it quite yet, but what I *do* have is this awesome picture of me standing under the Christmas Tree at the National Harbor.


look how tiny I am! Hooray!


Husband’s work party was there this year, and man was it fun!  There was delicious foods, dancing, and even a stand-up comedian (who was no Daniel Tosh, but still gets a thumbs up in my book…  I wonder what his name was…).


The best part of the evening was finding a secret stash of key lime cheese cake on the dessert table right at the end of the night (which is, if you don’t know, what Husband and I’s wedding cake was!  Hooray)!  (The frat boy in the picture wasn’t with us, by the way.  He just gave us dirty looks).


now the tree looks tiny!

Anyway.  Merry, Merry, everybody.  I cannot WAIT for boring old January.  Luckily I’ve got a purring kitten and an uber-awesome Husband to keep me sane between now and then!  })i({