Thursday, July 17, 2008

What's On YOUR Nightstand?

Last night I was trying on clothes (shopping spree at Goodwill - don't get too excited) and happened to look over at the Hunny's nightstand. He's always so much more organized and neat than I am. I enjoyed scanning the titles there, knowing he hasn't picked up a book in months, but that he's always hopeful. *sigh* And I understand. Here's his pretty nightstand.



See the lamp? I was so proud of myself for finding that. Twenty bucks at Lowes and it matches the furniture beautifully. Yay me!

Wanna see my nightstand? Untouched. Not even cleaned up a little bit. Still much tidier than usual. Behold:



I'm a slob. I'm tempted to show you the dresser. That's where things REALLY pile up. And the closet! Oh my word! I never did follow up on the cleaning your closet meme going around a while back. Coffee Bean, was that your meme? I meant do it. Really. But everything which doesn't have storage space elsewhere in the house lives in my little closet. Always has. And this is my smallest closet so far
in my married life. What's worse is that I really am pretty good about cleaning out my closet annually, but I haven't touched this one since our move a year and a half ago. *sigh* Anyone out there volunteering to come help? Here's a picture, to aid in your decision making. I'm thinking Tanya, since the organizing bug recently bit her (I'm so jealous of her new bookshelves). And she needs something else to do. :)


Wait - wanna see the dresser? I'm torn. Should I show you? Shouldn't I? Hmm. Alright - you've talked me into it. If it will make you feel better about your own dresser. Here.
See what I do for you, my bloggy friends? :)

Until I write again ...


Flea

19 comments:

Harmony said...

My oh my! I do not have a nightstand but if I did it would look way worse than yours...sorry, but it's true. I did clean my closet out last month, and it was an all day job...it still looks a little messy, but for the most part it looks way better than it did.

Trisha said...

I admire your openness! They say accepting that you have a problem is the first step towards fixing it.

Of course I don't see anything wrong with your nightstand. Eveything there - with the exception of what looks like a stuffed crab???? - is stuff you need!

Personally, my nightstand is stuffed. It has kleenex, a big bottle of lotion, my alarm clock, my travel jewelry pouch (which I still haven't put away from our trip to Alaska), two books which I am currently reading, a couple of bookmarks, a string (cat toy), and two very hairy stuffed animals (which Hubby and I have had since before we were married and which normally sleep on the bed but are now too hairy to reside there and are waiting de-hairification).

Luckily my nightstand has a drawer or there would be more stuff on the surface!

Hubby's nightstand . . . we won't even go there!

Karen said...

Ha! You should see MY room, which also doubles as my office...YIKES.

(and no...I'm not posting photos..lol)

Mental P Mama said...

You are so funny! Love that roll of tp!

MUD said...

I just spent over an hour yesterday cleaning off the dresser and the night stand. I didn't dent the mess on the cedar chest. Oh well. MUD

Mighty Morphin' Mama said...

If I showed you my pictures, you would feel so much better. But I am too selfish and ashamed to do that...

Chelf said...

Your house is so clean. Dining table, nightstand, dresser... my closet is a little cleaner, but... that doesn't make me feel better.

I think everyone needs to have a Fowler on their nightstand!!! I am biased, I guess.

Flea said...

Notice how most of the stuff in my closet is NOT clothes? *sigh*

Coffee Bean said...

Gosh... I should have taken a picture of my room yesterday. I cleaned it last night so it is better now. At my house... you can pretty much find it all. Some areas are very organized and clean, some so so, and some absolute disasters. The areas take turns. I'd show you my laundry room... but... um. NO. It is atrocious. Definite disaster.

noble pig said...

What's the TP for? Hmmmm?

Debbie said...

I'm proud of you for posting photos! I'd be too embarrassed. Not that I have a lot on my dresser, it's that I have no moldings or baseboards ANY WHERE! I have blankets nailed at the windows waiting for moldings..oh dear me. I think yours looks lived in and that's what it's about.

TP and a crab? LOL!!

Karen Deborah said...

ok that is not a romantic get away for two. Enter the make over shows, ha! Toliet paper? You blow your nose on toilet paper? Yeah I know, everybody does it. Romance, you gotta have it!!
Time for a do over chicca!

TSannie said...

None if it as bad as mine.

Is that your hunny's sleep apnea machine? MY hubby has one. Helps him sleep, but he kinda looks like Hannible Lechter when he wears is.

Molly said...

My nightstand is in danger of toppling over from the number of books piled up on it. The pile keeps getting higher, as I've been in a reading slump. Lucky if I get a skim through the newspaper these days. Since you asked, the TBR [sometime!]pile has recently seen the addition of "Patron Saint of Liars" by Ann Patchett, "Run" also by Ann Patchett, "Broken For You" by Stephanie Kallos, and an owner's manual for my computer, which is hands down the least riveting read of the lot! There's also an even taller stack of books gathering dust, who've probably given up hope that I'll ever crack them open, an assortment of letters and cards to be answered, several notebooks, photos in a Walmart envelope, a little cup containing a motley assortment of writing implements, including, but not limited to, stubby golf scoring pencils....There! That'll teach you to ask!

Laura ~Peach~ said...

gee I am so far behind.... is that a c pap or bi pap on hubbys stand?
I have a cpap on mine... anyway hope things are going great! HUGs laura

Colleen said...

I am THIS close to driving to Tulsa to hug you. My nightstand and dresser look like that, too!!!

I told Justin that as soon as he takes both boys away for the weekend, I will get it cleaned up, put away, and organized nicely. And might even throw in my den and a closet if I'm feel saucy.

Tanya Brown said...

Bwahahahaha!!! Me? Organized?! (I pause to wipe tears of mirth away from my eyes.) Ah, I have you fooled!

Seriously, I enjoyed peeking at your house. I'm nosy that way.

Mayberry Magpie said...

Thank you for making me feel both better and worse! I have a weird thing about my dresser. It's truly pristine. Only one object d'art, and no other messiness. Not even dust.

But my bedside table? Puts your to shame. Although I do have my tissue in a box rather than on a roll! :-)

Mayberry Magpie

Julie said...

LOL, glad we're not the only ones who resort to toting the TP around when the kleenex runs out.

Your hubby's nightstand very similar to my hubby's-including the machine---shhhhhhhh!! Hubby would kill me :)