It's good to be back! I haven't been able to "Fun Monday" since Christmas, so it's been a while.
Our host for today is Angela of The Lurchers - and this is what she wants to see:
For today's Fun Monday, continuing in the spirit of "being interested in people", I would like to know, or see, what's on, in or under your bedside table! So open those draws and bare your soul to us! Is there anything special there that has a story or a memory that you can tell us about? Books that you keep there to delve into from time to time? Trinkets that you don't know where else to put? Let's see!
Uh-oh - getting personal right out of the gate, are we Angela???? Well, that's kind of what it's all about, isn't it... getting to know your fellow blogger?
First off, I don't have a proper night stand. My nightstand history is a sad one, hopefully with a brand new chapter sometime this year when I get around to it. For years I had a nice, sturdy, if not very attractive nightstand, which now lives in my son's room. He inherited it when I ordered "nightstands" out of a catalog. Not smart. Oh, they were pretty enough, but each one was only about 10 inches square. Not big enough for a lamp or even a good box of kleenex. Just enough room for an alarm clock and a glass of water you had to be careful not to knock over. Those live in the garage now until I figure out what to do with them.
When my in-laws moved into a smaller place, they needed to get rid of some of their furniture. That's how the diningroom came to live at my house. But along with that were some pretty nice endtables and a coffeetable. They asked for the coffeetable back when their place turned out to be TOO small and they moved again to something slightly larger, but we got to keep the end tables. One is in the family room - and the other is my bedside table.
It's not very practical, but it works for now until I have furniture to put an endtable with and I get around to buying some actual nightstands.
So, without further ado...
Hmmmm... So, what's up there? First off - the SpongeBob book is NOT mine. I have no idea what it's doing there. Book light for reading after DM is asleep. Flashlight for wandering the house after dark. A book that teaches how to play the harmonica (under the flashlight) - huh? Heel balm - for my newfound diabetic foot fetish (more about THAT in another post). Tissues because we are sneezy people. Battery-powered alarm clock (I LOVE this clock!). CD player for music or hypnosis to go to sleep by. One of those rubber bracelets that says "Show Hope to Orphans" (not sure where that came from). Novel and Short Story Writer's Market ('cause you know I'm looking for a publisher - or an agent - or just some help). Heaven's Net Is Wide by Lian Hearn - 4th book in the Tales of the Otori trilogy (yeah, I know).
And on the bottom? Books! Dean Koontz's Fear Nothing, The Seven Healing Chakras, Body Clutter, and the Power of Positive Living by Norman Vincent Peale. Another box of kleenex (see above), a box that was handpainted by ZBoy, a pen, and for some unknown reason, an empty plastic container. And dust. Lots of dust.
Could that be why we're so sneezy?
There you go folks! Fun Monday! Go visit Angela for a list of the other participants!