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Thread: So, what's in YOUR bedside table?!

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    mamatobugboo's Avatar
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    I think the contents of your bedside table tell alot about who you are - so want to reveal the contents in yours?!

    I'll start....

    Top drawer:
    hand lotion (with gloves, gets dry up here in MN in the winter)
    lip stuff
    fabric and quilting catalog and magazine
    Bible
    non-fiction book about King Henry VIII's children
    playing cards, old picture of my daughter, pens, pencils, fingernail files, filament tape, massage lotion and foot cream

    Middle Drawer:
    Sense and Sensibility
    To Live is Christ
    2 devotional books
    notebook
    strawberry shortcake doll
    lego piece
    box of condoms (don't laugh - gag gift from a bday party we attended, had to stash them there so the kids wouldn't see the box and ask what they were!)

    Bottom Drawer:
    silk longjohns, regular longjohns
    waterproof socks
    secret stash of girl scout cookies - so secret that I forgot they were there until I opened the drawer to see what was in it!!

    So, that's my life - I love to read in bed, drool over my quilt magazines, spend quiet time with God, my kids are obviously in bed with us sometimes, i don't like dry hands, feet or lips, I live in a cold climate, i have a husband who will eat ALL the girl scout cookies in one sitting if I don't hide them, and I have NO IDEA why there is filament tape in my bedside table!

    What about you??

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    Top drawer has nighttime pillbox, tums, other meds not taken daily. (no condoms), book lites, plumice stone for feet, glasses, remote, flashlight, and junk
    2nd draw - lots of diofferent lotions etc
    3rd drawer - panties I am saving for something, but don't know what
    side cabinet - believe it or not - Green Stamp Books that were my Moms - think there is a store somewhere in the mid-west and plan on going some day LOL

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    Hmm....let's see...
    On the top is my lamp, a bunch of reciept, my Rosary and a pair of earrings and the battery alarm clock.
    In the top drawer is a bunch of pictures that need to be put in the album that is in there with them.
    Bottom drawer has my night shirts and my "raggedy" nightgown. Hubby calls it raggedy, but it's comfy.

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    I just have a table. Lamp, alarm clock (I have forgotten how to set it now that I'm retired), jar of hard candies, 1-1/2 foot high stack of magazines, and a cat toy.

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    Just checked my nite table out of curiosity. I also have a candle and 2 cookbooks. I need to clean this puppy off!!! Re the cookbooks, I read them like novels. Cover to cover. I am a lousy cook, but I have a collection of books that would knock your sox off! My DH and I were watching Jeopardy one time and I got EVERY question right in the cooking category. My DH said, "If you're so good at this, why don't I see your a** in the kitchen more often?" Told him I beentheredonethat in the first marriage.

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    I have an antique dressing table next to my side of the bed. Top- lamp, alarm clock, phone, hair dryer, curling iron, assorted jewelry, nail polish and perfume, hair pick, hair brush, hair ties. top left drawer- make up for really needing to make an impression- cover up, eye shadow, foundation, blush (everyday is just moisturizer and mascara), lip stick, bottom left- boxes of jewelry I have for "last minute" gifts- been known to raid stash for something new for me. Top right- creams, lotions, etc. foot care, etc., bottom right- more hair ties, curlers, etc.

    Don't read at bedtime, I fall asleep as soon as my head hits the pillow. If I read, I stay in my sewing room, need to be upright or the bed calls my name.

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    no drawers :shock:
    I have a few books, some lotion, some prescription cream, to apply at night...to ears, lol! (big ears,* need lots of lotion)
    antacid/gas tablets, and i put my glasses there.

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    Steph---Interesting thread. I guess you CAN learn a lot about a person from their bedside table. (makes you wonder why there are some people who want to look in others' medicine cabinets :lol: )

    On top of my bedside table I have a lamp, a clock, a phone and a box of tissues.

    In the top drawer I have my rosary, lip balm, several hand and foot creams, cuticle oil, socks, 3 books, 2 book lights, a flashlight, lots of bookmarks, pencils and a coaster.

    In the second drawer I have my Sudoku stash-I work several puzzles every day. I even like the ones that are variations of the original 9 patch puzzle.

    In the third drawer I have 2 books (Firefly Lane and A Grandma is a Gift from God), a Prevention magazine, my cell phone charger, my Ipod and ear phones.

    In the fourth drawer I have a bag with old eye glasses (I keep meaning to take them somewhere and donate them)

    I work a Sudoku and then read a little every night before I fall asleep. I guess my bedside table says I am a pretty dull person.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcia
    Steph---Interesting thread. I guess you CAN learn a lot about a person from their bedside table. (makes you wonder why there are some people who want to look in others' medicine cabinets :lol: )

    On top of my bedside table I have a lamp, a clock, a phone and a box of tissues.

    In the top drawer I have my rosary, lip balm, several hand and foot creams, cuticle oil, socks, 3 books, 2 book lights, a flashlight, lots of bookmarks, pencils and a coaster.

    In the second drawer I have my Sudoku stash-I work several puzzles every day. I even like the ones that are variations of the original 9 patch puzzle.

    In the third drawer I have 2 books (Firefly Lane and A Grandma is a Gift from God), a Prevention magazine, my cell phone charger, my Ipod and ear phones.

    In the fourth drawer I have a bag with old eye glasses (I keep meaning to take them somewhere and donate them)

    I work a Sudoku and then read a little every night before I fall asleep. I guess my bedside table says I am a pretty dull person.
    Marcia I do sudoku too - have you ever gone to websudoku.com. One more reason to get on the computer, like we need one.

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    Hmm had to go look. On top is a lamp, not plugged in Lavender pillow mist, a large pitcher and bowl full of reciepts. Botton shelf a wooden box full of baseball cards, a roll of ribbon (?) a few craft odds and ends papers (junk) and a lot of dust!

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    I have a table with a lamp, clock, angel statue and an old porcelain box and a box of tissues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mplsgirl
    Marcia I do sudoku too - have you ever gone to websudoku.com. One more reason to get on the computer, like we need one.
    Yes, I have worked puzzles there too. But, I will admit that I am more of a pencil and paper girl, so I prefer my page-a-day calendar puzzle or my books.

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    Right NOW, I don't even have my night tables in my room, since I'm moving in 2 days, heck my bed is upright in the living room, lol!
    However, until yesterday, I had a lamp, a box of kleenex and a few quilting and wedding magazines on the top; bottom drawer had socks, middle drawer had underpants, and top drawer had bras. No condoms, (I'm allergic, ya what a stupid allergy!) but there were a couple of other things I had to quickly hide since my parents were over helping me pack up my house :oops: :shock:

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    No end tables....but a funny story....was helping friends move, we picked up the bookcase headboard and a door opened. I went to shut it and got a glimpse inside :shock: :lol: :lol: :shock: I made the other two guys leave the room and had the owners :oops: :oops: come in and empty it in privacy....It happened in 1985 but I still tease them about it :twisted:

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    Got a fairly good idea of what the last 2 posts were about. I hope I don't die suddenly before I get to "clean up" things. teehee

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mplsgirl
    Got a fairly good idea of what the last 2 posts were about. I hope I don't die suddenly before I get to "clean up" things. teehee
    I came in with a BANG and will be buying nightstands so I can go out with a BANG too.....
    I love shocking my kids....may even place things in there JUST for a shock factor to make them laugh when I am gone....... :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

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    Funny story. When I was a kid, my parents used to keep envelopes with photos in them (before digital) in their night tables, and one day I was going through the photos, looking for something. I came across a g-string, but I had NO idea what it was, I asked my mum if it was a "one boob bra". Her answer was 'GET OUT OF THERE!!!!'
    Years later I figured out what it was and was totally grossed out!

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    Amma, what a great idea. Get ridiculous things to shock and embarrass the kids...."Eeeeewwwww, Mom's arent' supposed to know about this stuff!"

    My night stand is an avalanche zone right now with two rosaries, books and meditation cds, kleenex, alarm clock, lotions, cd player, embroidery floss in an envelope and lots of dust. Inside I did an archaeological dig, because it has been so long since I've opened the drawers. So long that I found hair removal strips for my legs that I purchased....well, many, many years ago. Good Lord, how many bottles of lotion do I need? Evidentally a lot. Batteries, Love and Logic tapes (yes, tapes) and workbook. Journal in which I wrote for about a month then forgot about it. A Marriage Encounter journal and book. More lotion???? Anyone need lotion? Pens and several pencils, and colored markers. A bookmark my youngest made back in 1987 with his school picture laminated in it.

    Obviously, I'm a pack rat. Could be why I'll never live long enough to use all the fabric I have stashed.

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    DH and I have matching night stands. No drawer in them. We each have a lamp. DH has a clock on his side and I have a small box of tissues. That's all. Much faster to dust with less stuff on the tables. I'm into fast and easy for all housework.

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    wow everyone!! some of us have some GREAT stuff in our tables!! We have 2 junk drawers in our kitchen (one for him and one for the kids) and the DH asked why not one for me - I said my bedside table WAS my junk drawer!

    so how many have now cleaned OUT their bedside tables since you've spent some time going through it!?

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    on top I have a lamp, alarm clock and a small box of tissues.
    Top drawer is 3 boxes of Aluna (herbal night time sleepy med) the TV remote, and the AC remote.
    On the bottom shelf is 5 paperbacks and a stack of quilty Mags.

    I dont have anything really girly on the bedside table. I have a Antique Vanity for all the lotions and potions as my DH says.

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    Have a lamp on top and alarm clock picture of my son and girlfriend,Hubby side a lamp a picture of grand-daughter no drawers

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    Loretta, don't feel alone...I don't have night stands either. It's a matter of not enough room thing! LOL

    Baren* don't feel bad sweetie...I have the same allergy LOL. (Make sure it's on your medical records...those gloves make for a nasty rash in uncomfortable spots too!! :shock: LOL)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbsstrawberry
    Loretta, don't feel alone...I don't have night stands either. It's a matter of not enough room thing! LOL

    Baren* don't feel bad sweetie...I have the same allergy LOL. (Make sure it's on your medical records...those gloves make for a nasty rash in uncomfortable spots too!! :shock: LOL)
    I've known about the allergy for a long time, I used to get bad reactions at the dentist, we weren't sure if it was maybe a reaction to the injections but it was the latex.
    At work I have to have different gloves than the guys, and a different respirator mask made of nitrile or silicone.

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    mine is a sloppy mess. it's a smallish antique washstand, the kind with the towel rod on top.

    on top :
    lamp with shade that bumps into the rod, tassel hangs from center post from gradution cap from college,earrings, money from pocket, glasses, tissues,paper clips, chapstick

    drawer #1 old glasses, toenail clippers, hand lotions, costume jewelry, my missing sunglasses (i just looked), shampoo samples, matches from when i smoked 15 years ago, nail file.

    drawer #2 sock orphanage, wallets that my father used to sell (too ugly to sell them) matching cigarette lighter, wallet, and cigarette case from when i smoked 15 years ago.

    drawer #3 greeting cards all types, stationary, photo album corners, scotch tape, small scissors.

    Cupboard part extra blanket for my cat (gone now 12 and 4 years), pillow for reading, three books all started, 1 handkerchief and 1 scarf unworn, college yearbook.

    wow! who'da guessed?

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