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When I was pregnant with the boys, I was looking for a rocking chair that would allow me to hold both babies comfortably at the same time. So I bought this big microsuede rocker recliner. I used it a lot when I was pregnant and for the first six months or so with Michael and Matthew. I haven't used it much since, although it is out in our living room. Problem is, it is set back just a bit from the couch and love seat, so it doesn't feel like a 'part' of the room. Just an afterthought.

During our trip to Indiana, they had two recliners that were SOOO comfortable. When I came back, I decided to start using my recliner again. I can still see the TV, and it's actually nice to be set back a little when the boys are watching their shows.

Now I have set up a little nest. I have a small table next to the chair, and I've moved my wireless laptop and my heating pad (God, don't I feel old saying that) over next to the chair. I have my remote and something to drink sitting on the table. The laptop is on my lap. I have pillows under my back, behind my head, and a triangular pillow under my knees. The chair is fully reclined and extended. The heating pad is on high for a problem area of my back.

Even though it isn't 10 pm yet, I just had to turn off the TV because I was >THIS< close to falling asleep. I thought I would type this up while it was fresh in my mind and head off to bed.

I love my recliner. I'm glad I rediscovered it. If Scott and I only had one TV area, instead of two (so I end up watching my shows downstairs and he watches his or plays computer games upstairs), we would be that old couple with matching recliners. I just know it.

Say good night, Gracie.


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Aug. 21st, 2005 06:20 am (UTC)
My hospital room has a real American recliner. I love it. I just wanted to share that.
Aug. 21st, 2005 02:20 pm (UTC)
An American recliner? Is that a brand, or are recliners more popular in America than other parts of the world? :)
Aug. 21st, 2005 02:31 pm (UTC)
Never seen a recliner here that didn't come from North America.
Aug. 21st, 2005 10:18 am (UTC)
Also, I was wondering if you allow the boys any chocolate at all? We have a treat here our boys get occasionally, it is chocolate and milk cream, semi low on calories and not incredibly high on sugars, but with calcium and vitamin d.
Aug. 21st, 2005 02:21 pm (UTC)
Yes, they get chocolate on occasion. I would say maybe once every week or two, they will have something chocolate as a desert, and they have chocolate in their milk in the morning most mornings.

That chocolate treat you describe sounds yummy!
Aug. 23rd, 2005 04:54 am (UTC)
in search of ...
I suppose I'm still seeking The Perfect Recliner.

My office sports 2 "executive office" chairs .. with tall backs. One of them leans nicely, so I can look out the window while checking email, or the occasional blog. That PC only has a 15" flatpanel, and I sometimes wonder whether I should get a larger one (prices have dropped hugely in the past couple years). Heck, I still have a couple CRT monitors in the garage, which need a home (chances of me EVER using them again are like dividing by zero).

Back to the chairs: my "library" has a sofa-rocker thing, once owned by my mother. It's one of the few pieces of furniture from her home in Kentucky that my dad didn't build (I didn't inherit those woodworking genes). That chair's okay, but it's not one I could fall asleep in. THAT is what I want .. something oh-so-comfy that I'd snzzzzzz the second my feet left the ground.

The La-Z-Boys in the family room are also .. okay. Yep, it's nice to be able to put my feet up from any location in the room, but the footrest is frequently occupied within a few PintoSeconds(tm) by Pandora. No clue why she likes to jump up and sit there, but she does, and since she demands very little in life, I don't mind it. Much.

Hmm .. maybe I should get a job as a Wal-Mart greeter. Would it pay enough to fund the January taxes, and buy The Perfect Recliner for my library? Hmm.
Aug. 24th, 2005 12:18 am (UTC)
Re: in search of ...
Oh NO you will not! *laugh* Hmm, I can't remember the guys name, but when I first started with Sun as a contractor, there was a redheaded guy in our group (got caught in layoff numero uno) who used to work part time jobs, just a couple of days a week, in order to get the employee discount. When he was doing some home improvement, he would get a job at Lowe's or Home Depot (can't remember which). If he needed paint and wallpaper, he'd get a job at Sherwin Williams. During spring planting, he got jobs at nurseries.
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