After doing a little house cleaning and dusting I thought about what things there are on my nightstand. What does it say about the things I need and feel like I can't do without unless they are handy? Well there's Tums for occasional heartburn, hand and body lotion (pretty standard suff for last thing at night for hands that are out in the wind and sun a lot). Deodorant and eau d toilette by Alfred Sung for my morning necessities, eye drops to combat dryness from bike riding on dirt roads. Reading materials, Bible in a couple of different versions, it's always there. The books in the middle change depending on what I'm currently reading and last but not least, yes that really is a copy of the US Constitution and yes it really is that small including the Bill of Rights. It's there as a daily reminder of the oath I took to uphold it.
And a pen to take notes on the brilliant (yeah, right) ideas that I get during the middle of the night.
Well there you have it, that's me and the things that I need by my side for last thing at night or first thing in the morning.
How about you?