Thanks to Elisabeth at The Dirigible Plum for being my mentor text!
Books. This probably comes as no surprise from an ELA teacher. There’s my current read, The Terranauts. My abandoned-but-current reads, Where the Dead Sit Talking and Dime Quien Soy. My abandoned-sometime-around-winter-break-but-waiting-until-the-mood-strikes-me-to-pick-them-back-up books, The Far Field, A Great and Terrible Beauty, In Other Words, Flora & Ulysses, Lab Girl, The Goldfinch. My research books, about women in medieval Europe who made beer… before men and capitalism pushed them out: Medieval Women, The Ties That Bound, The Time Traveler’s Guide to Medieval England, Beer in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, and, the best book out there on the subject, Ale, Beer, and Brewsters in England: Women’s Work in a Changing World. Oh, and one book I’ve finished: The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo. It was amazing!
Notebooks along with some loose papers, binder dividers, and the like.
Kleenex. An essential.
Lights of all kinds. There’s the salt lamp for a calming, yellow-pink glow. A clip-on book light that never quite gives enough light to read by. And, a silicone bunny-shaped lamp I lovingly call Kuchi Kopi (a Bob’s Burgers reference).
A cup of writing utensils. This includes a few of my favorite pens: Frixion erasables, and TUL needlepoint. My lotion, glasses, and page-flag post-its also reside in this cup.
Chargers,including my favorite, a wireless charger that acts as a phone stand. (Technology is so cool!)
Never-Used Alarm Clock. This baby just sits there gathering dust, since I use my phone for my alarms.
Water. Another essential.
Hairties, clips, & Carmex, artfully (or messily?) arranged in what I believe is a dish for rings. There’s a sleeping cat design on the bottom, which I wish I could see more often. Alas, I’m a clutter-y person.
Stuffed Animals. I might be 27, but I still love cute stuffed animals. Especially Squishmallows!
Cat Hair. Yep. My nightstand is next to a window, and my cat likes to peek her head out of the curtain to check on the squirrels outside. Thus, there is never a lack of cat hair on the nightstand. Sigh.
What’s on your nightstand?