Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Bedside Table

This vacation business is hard work!  Even with one child in HAWAII this week I'm feeling pretty ragged!  My other two children have places to go, people to see and things to do.  Who let them sign up for all these activities?  I thought I was supposed to be able to spend time with them.  
My daughter on the far right does let me come babysit with her!
Have you ever been to Lake Michigan?  It is beautiful!

To top it all off, "someone" read my blog post about pretending to be busy while "someone" else did all the work!  My husband has NEVER read my blog before, but he read the last post that disclosed incriminating evidence about certain behaviors.  I've tried to show him that I can work hard, too.  I have scrubbed, boxed, cooked, and decorated so much that when I go to bed at night and close my eyes I dream all the closets I've emptied are full again. 

 I need a good book to read!  Something that will take my mind off of this moving busyness! Which leads me to this question...What's on your bedside table?  I looked at mine today and realized the last four books I've read are just sitting there in a pile!  When I finish a book I usually feel so connected with the characters that I can't put it on the shelf or pass it on to a friend until I've savored their memories for a while!  

My bedside table has all the earrings that I take off right
before I close my eyes at night!  My favses...the Barbie
shoes and the Legos!
Last night I finished Kitty Cornered by Bob Tarte.  I have met Bob at a talk that he gave at our local library.  He is from Michigan and is a birder, so how could I not like him?  His books are full of wonderful insights on pet behavior.  I love his books and I don't even have any pets! His candidness about his mental anguish is refreshing and poignant.  Sometimes I don't know whether to laugh or cry with Bob.  Quite possibly my all time favorite youtube video is one that he and his friend made together.  It makes me laugh every time I see it!  Here it is, but some of it isn't for young children!
I meant to share something very interesting and educational, but I think I'll save it for another day!  If you came here today looking for something teachie, I'm afraid you're going to have to come back tomorrow!  
Please leave a comment to let me know what is on your bedside table.  I thought about making it a linky, but I don't know if I'm ready for that yet!!
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  1. Hmmm . . . I have no books on my bedside table. Mostly because I don't read in bed. So, I have my coin counter (don't know why it's there, honestly), my Scentsy warmer, and usually something to drink. Although technically the drink is in the drawer so the beasties can't knock it over and spill it . . .

    There's also the small "crate" w/ lotions, Scentsy bars, and a variety of oddities!

    It's been years since I've been to Lake Michigan, but that pic of your daughter babysitting sure looks like you back at C2A2!


  2. in One Person, John Irving
    Kitty Cornered, Bob Tarte

  3. I read Crossed and Matched not to long ago. Waiting for the last one.

  4. I haven't even been to Michigan...let alone the lake, but it looks beautiful. Books: Crossed! I loved that series, so far! Just finishing Angelina's Bachelors (it isn't on your table, but I just thought I would share) Oh and anything by Sarah Addison Allen. I also have a Scentsy, my book journal, bobby pins, hair rubberbands, bookmarks, and my Bible on the side table. . What is missing from the table...the alarm clock. It will be returned later. I love your quilt covering on the table. Video is cracking me up! Thank you!

    Chickadee Jubilee


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