1/28/2008

Fun Monday Submission

I decided to take part Fun Monday this week. The question for this week is:

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!


On both sides of our king size bed, my husband & I have two black, glass top tables. The one on my side has my middle-of-the-night must haves. My skin tends to dry out more when it's winter and the heat is on and I need my Lubriderm and chapstick nearby. Tissues are a must because I'm a sneezer. There's also an alarm clock that I hardly use. lol




My husband Billy doesn't really use his table. Our phone is there and a bear in a wicker chair that he gave me before we got married. That little orange notebook is something that we started over ten years ago. We'll write love notes to each other in it and leave the book in a place where the other will find it. Each entry is dated and it's been really nice to go back and read some of the things we wrote years ago. We keep it on that table until we want to write in it. That white basket underneath holds all the things that have to do with my mothers recent death. It has all the mass cards, sympathy cards, extra prayer cards, etc. Eventually it'll be boxed away but I'm not ready yet.

And for those who may wonder...yes, our walls are red. Our bedroom is done in black, red and mirrors and is, shall we say, somewhat x-rated. lol


26 comments:

Aoj & The Lurchers said...

What a pair of romantics you are! That is such a lovely thing to do!! I think I'd pass out if Himself ever left me a love note!

Kaycie said...

I love the little book. What a great idea. My husband, however, would laugh the moment I mentioned it.

kbbryant said...

Thanks for the tour. Red walls, love notes, hmmmm, you love birds.

lisa's chaos said...

Love the red walls! Red and black look great together. :) Your bedroom looks more exciting than mine. :)

eclecticblog said...

As soon as I clicked on your blog I realized I've been here before. It's been awhile since I've read here but I've enjoyed many of your posts and the unschooling carnivals...

Love your red walls.

Sorry about the loss of your mom.

Sauntering Soul said...

Sorry to hear about the loss of your mom.

I love the idea of your notebook! What an awesome keepsake to have.

Lil Mouse said...

mirrors? i'm not that brave.. but it is fun!

Sandy said...

Red, black, and teddy bears! That's what I call well-rounded.

Thanks for sharing.

Faye said...

Your shared notebook reminds me of friends. The husband leaves for the golf course before the wife is out of bed so he always leave her a "love" note by the coffee. Nice touch!
First time at your blog. I'll be back to read more about your education philosophy.

science for children said...

The idea with the little orange notebook is so sweet!! Where did you two get the idea for it?
I have been dating someone special for over a year (I think he is the one), I should leave him a little notebook on occasion.

Robinella said...

The little orange book is so sweet. My hubs and I used to write back and forth in a notebook in high school. We should have kept it up.

Alison said...

Oh...I love the notebook idea!! That warmed my heart and I think I am going to start one!!!!

Jettie said...

I love the notebook..how sweet!! And I too..lotions,chapstick klenexes!!!Only the vick ones have you tried them with the menthol?? Iam so addicted to them!!!

Joanne said...

Thank you to each and every one who stopped by. I'll be sure to visit each of your blogs this week and see your posts!!

Carrie Sue said...

Very sweet... please tell me you have a maid... your place is way too clean! Thanks for sharing!

Linda said...

Oh, I love the idea of that little notebook - I think my hubs and I will try that - very romantical!

Cynthia said...

X- Rated?????

My cheeks are turning red.

Southern Doll said...

That notebook is the cutest idea ever. I will have to steal that one day!

Bose Speakers said...

What an interesting idea for a post. All I have on my bedside table is an alarm clock....I guess I'm a little boring. haha

Serina Hope said...

How romantic..and in the good X rated way. I like it. :)

janet said...

your orange notebook is the sweetest thing ever.

i love love love that idea. thank you for sharing your nightstands!

sirdar said...

Interesting colour scheme...I like the red. Now, to spice it up you could have shown us your mirrors :-)))

We also homeschool our four children.

ChrisB said...

The orange note book is so romantic, and the mirrors =X rated~ my imagination is now working overtime!!

Sarah said...

Like many others I just adore the little notebook idea, I don't know if my hubby will like it, but I might try it!
Great Fun Monday entry.

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Kim said...

You can't see my table. Covered in dust.