A Visual Description of Cheryl and I

April 22, 2014

in Family, Funny Stuff

Cheryl and I are very different people. If you spend five minutes with us that statement becomes very obvious. But when people ask how we are different I always have a difficult time answering. Saying she is quiet or saying I am the loud one seems so blasé. Saying I am rambunctious and that she is calm makes it seem like I am immature and she is mature (which is totally true but so not the point I am trying to make.) Then one day I was making the bed (at 6:45pm, right before Cheryl pulls into the driveway after work…) and it hit me! THIS is a great way to explain how different we are! Our nightstands exemplify the personalities of who we are.
















This is what is on Cheryl’s nightstand.

  • Lamp
  • Alarm Clock – which is 15 years old and still plays the same CD that I listened to when it was my alarm clock. That’s right. The same song has woken Cheryl up for the past 15 years.
  • Coaster
  • A cute little plaque with a cute little saying that I got her for Valentines day a few years ago.
















This is my nightstand…I’m not even sure where to start…I guess left to right.

  • Lamp
  • Battery operated candle from BlogHer12
  • Phone
  • A book I have been trying to finish for almost a year
  • Wrist brace (yes, I sleep with it on. Don’t judge.)
  • Reading glasses
  • Silk eye cover thingy so you can sleep during the day.  I’ve never used it but it’s there should I need it.
  • iPad
  • Beats headphones
  • Thyroid medication
  • 6 Burt’s Bee’s lip balms
  • Notepad for all those late night blog thoughts OR things to do OR things to remember OR things I need Cheryl to do.
  • Orange pen that barely shows up when you use it on paper so I never can read whatever it is that I wrote.
  • Book light, which I don’t use to read. I use it to find my Burt’s Bee’s in the middle of the night.
  • Ceiling fan remote.
  • TV remote
  • Kleenex
  • Glass of water
  • Alarm clock with my iPhone charger

So, that should clear up any questions you may have.

1 Debbie April 22, 2014 at 9:01 pm

I love it!

2 Sandi April 23, 2014 at 5:47 pm

Debbie- Thanks!

3 Laurel April 23, 2014 at 4:02 am

Not to mention the bare wall on Cheryl’s side and yours all decorated! LOVE this post! John and I are the same-I’m all cluttered with “essentials” on my side too!

4 Sandi April 23, 2014 at 5:48 pm

Lola- I was going to go into detail on all of my lucky “things” but, well, ran out of steam!

5 Tara April 23, 2014 at 1:02 pm

Is 6 your lucky number? Do you always have 6 Burt’s Bees or that just happens to be how many are there now? What book can’t you finish? I have soooooooo many questions!


6 Sandi April 23, 2014 at 5:50 pm

Tara- I always have multiple Burt’s Bee’s incase I lose one. The number isn’t relative as long as I feel secure that I have enough! The book is The Chase by Janet Evanovich, it’s actually a good book I just haven’t had the motivation to finish it!

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