Today, we’re going to take a mosey around my bedroom, where I spend a lot of my time.
This is the sleeping side of the bed. When I was partnered, this was my side of the bed. I’ve got my old-school alarm clock that I’ve had for a gazillion years. I like it because red light isn’t wakey-uppy, and I don’t want to use my phone to check what time it is during the night.
This is one of two prayer plants living in my bedroom. I tend to be a plant killer, but this little dude is pretty determined to live despite almost dying multiple times.
The photo is of my last partner. We split up as a couple in 2010, but were close friends until he died in 2015 of a fentanyl overdose.
My bedside lamps are el-cheapo from Canadian Tire, which is a bit of a Canadian institution. I tried Googling what the American equivalent would be, but there doesn’t seem to be one.
Here we are on the awake side of my bed. My half-assed attempt at sleep hygiene is to have one side of the bed dedicated to being awake, and the other side dedicated to being asleep. There’s more going on on this side of the bed. There’s a weird pale-coloured blotch that was caused by my SAD light.
I’ve got a Himalayan salt lamp that my brother got me for Christmas one year. I don’t buy into any of the outlandish claims of the benefits they’re supposed to have, but it sure is a pretty warm glow on a gloomy day.
I tend to have a dry mouth thanks to lithium, so I’ve always got a glass of water. Rather than a regular coaster, I have sample stone tile. I used to use a coaster, but sometimes water on the bottom of the glass would form suction, so the coaster would lift with the glass, then fall off and the noise would care the bejeezus out of the guinea pigs.
I have some aromatherapy goodies from Saje, a mist and a hand cream. My hands are always dry, so I’m a frequent hand cream user.
Here’s my other prayer plant. When they start getting pretty sad-looking, I swap them over to the other side. I’ve never gotten around to getting a pretty pot for this one.
Sort of hiding beside my salt lamp is a mug full of coloured pens for journalling.
The little bamboo box sometimes holds dishes or glasses, but often it’s a repository for lint and guinea pig poop. So much guinea pig poop…
Anyway, that’s a little about me and my living space. Happy Thursday!