Monday, January 28, 2008

Fun Monday - Next to My Bed

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...

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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).


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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!

25 comments:

laurie said...

ah the essential empty plastic container.... i understand your table all too well.

Randy and Kim said...

I salute you! Now that's what a nightstand should look like!! Everything you need, right where you need it.

mjd said...

You seem to have everything that you need. For some reason, I am interested in what everyone is reading. I will skip your harmonica and SpongeBob choices, but the others look interesting.

My table may be neat, but I have a lot of crap under the bed and on the chair next to the bed.

Linda said...

Ah, I notice your bedside table is right next to a door - therefore it is just asking people to put stuff on it - hence the plastic container! Love your selection of books.

nikki said...

You have an empty plastic container, mine has random wall anchor mounts! Oh the things we keep because you never know what you might need in the middle of the night.

Jessi said...

Hey! I didn't realize this was blogger. Er duh. I have one too! Anyway, thanks for the xanga comment. I'm still working really hard. I have about 130lbs to go. But yea, your night stand looks a lot like mine (not the stand itself, but the clutter of stuff). LoL Mine has so much stuff on it, you can't see it!! It kinda looks like the stuff on mine is just floating there. Hah.

kitten said...

Very pretty table. Like mine not enough room for everything you need. Yea, I have tolite paper instead of tissue.

Aoj & The Lurchers said...

A lot of people seem to have these book lights. I must be very selfish because I just leave my lamp on!

swampy said...

Please pass the "Heat Balm" and whatever is in that plastic container.

Sandy said...

I, too, am amazed at the number of considerate spouses with book lights. I not only read after hubby is asleep, but I have to have the TV on for background noise (very low volume) and timer. I guess I am just spoiled.

Babzy said...

Sayre, you are a brave brave woman displaying your night table like this. But Fun!!

Sauntering Soul said...

I have some of that Heel Balm. Now if I could only remember to use it every day. Perhaps I should leave mine on my bedside table too.

I'm cracking up at the empty plastic container. It's just so, er, random for a bedside table.

Faye said...

Nothing random about this bedside table--everything you need--and might need. Things I want from your table: the Body Clutter book(what's it all about?), that cute round faced clock--so much better than woodette clock radio, and the Heel Blam--if it works!

Fun Monday participants must have smooth, soft heels or at least everyone is working on them!

ped crossing said...

Isn't it amazing how much random stuff can show up on a bedside table.

Tiggerlane said...

I love how everyone is so honest and didn't "tidy up" before the assignment! Love the Spongebob book, too.

ChrisB said...

Now own up the plastic container is for night time snacks!!

Alison said...

Your hand painted box is priceless!!! I love the spongbob book!!

Robinella said...

That heel balm is the BOMB!!!

Dean Koontz and the 7 healing chakras are too.

Robinella said...

Oh and if you don't want that Spongebob book, I'll take it off your hands for you. NO problems what-so-ever!

Jettie said...

I agree that looks like a good used night stand!! if i ever got to my room Iam sure mine would look similiar!!

Beckie said...

You have a lot of good stuff there. On any given day it is entirely possible that I could have an empty plastic container by my bed or in my bed for that matter - gotta love kids.

Have a good week!

lisa's chaos said...

Nice to see someone else with a booklight! And I dunno if you've read Koontz before but that is probably my least favorite of his so don't give up on him if you don't like it. :)

Serina Hope said...

Heel balm...ahhh the nectar of life.

janet said...

very nice. i ESPECIALLY like the spongebob book and the empty plastic container. there's a mystery to be solved there!!!

sirdar said...

Blogger wouldn't let me post...here and many other blogger blogs too. They must be having a bad day...but I came back because that is the right thing to do :-)

That Spongebob book...are you sure that isn't yours? Lots of kleenex too.

I was diagnosed with an allergy to dust when I was young. Not sure if I still have it. We removed all our carpets and have found out how much dust is in a carpet as the floors get swept every day. You could get tested to see if you are allergic. You might feel a lot better knowing that you are and can do something about it.