So Big Purse Dump it is. With the goal being that I can figure out what I actually need and just toss that into the diaper bag.
Here's my purse.
|A sensible black tote handbag, aka, the black hole|
|Nice upside down picture that I can't seem to fix.|
Other interesting items were some gift certificates to Olive Garden & Marshall's, a list of supplies needed to make Junior a mass kit (and some other random stuff we needed for the house), my big pink coupon organizer (full of expired coupons, super helpful), 2 pens, one pencil, a travel sized thing of tissue, a card from some flowers Mr. Amen sent me a long time ago (at least 2 kids ago), gloves, keys, a sucker from the pediatrician's office, a half eaten candy cane, a penny, an electrical outlet cover (because you never know when you will be near an uncovered electrical outlet with your toddler that will try to stick a pencil into it), a gold dubloon, and a ninja (from Japan).
And for the GRAND FINALE, this little gem:
That's right! Ladies and Gentlemen, Elizabeth's shriveled umbilical cord stump (top right). It fell off last week at the Chiropractor and I threw it in my purse because I save these milestone items. I may not take pictures of my kids each month their first year, or even every three months, or really at all with anything other than my phone, but, by God, I save their umbilical cord stump when it falls off.
So to fill in the blanks for Kendra'a categories, we have:
- My favorite thing in here: The note from my husband from the flowers he sent me. He's so sweet. I don't like getting flowers (waste of money), but the notes he attaches are the best. And I don't even think the flowers were for any occasion at all.
- Wow! I really have a lot of these: Canadian coins? I have an over-abundance in the change part of my wallet too. That's what I get for living north of Canada. Feminine care products? Too much for a person who's not needed them for 10+ months.
- I've been looking for those: My gold necklace and cross. Been missing for 2 years at least.
- Huh! THAT shouldn't be in there: Elizabeth's umbilical cord stump. For obvious reasons.
Thanks for hosting, Kendra!
Oh, as I finished typing this I had to jump up and chase my toddler to get the outlet cover out of her mouth, she climbed onto the counter and stole it as I was typing. Nice.