Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Cleaning Out My Purse

I decided to downsize my purse. For years, I have carried a large purse. I try to find ones that have lots of pockets to tuck different things into. I usually take a lot of crap from people, but if there's something I need, I can probably find it in my bag!

Lately, I have been leaving my purse at home. I guess I've found it to be a pain to carry around. Because of this, I decided that I didn't really need all that stuff I've been toting with me. I figured that meant I could get away with carrying something smaller.

While I was cleaning out my super-cute, if not oversized, leopard print bag, I found all kinds of goodies that I keep "just in case" I need them, but really never do. Here is a small sampling of those items:

  • Rewards cards from many stores/restaurants along with their miniature keychain twins. I did away with the full sized cards and just kept the minis.
  • Ten writing instruments. I decided to keep two in my new purse. You never know when one will die.
  • Confetti from two different Aerosmith concerts.
  • Guitar pick from a Cheap Trick concert.
  • Two fortunes from Chinese fortune cookies.
  • A sleeve of Ritz crackers. Mostly crumbs now.
  • Dental floss AND plastic toothpicks.
  • Three dollars in Bahamian money.
  • The security code from when Lee's youngest brother was in ICU about 7 years ago.
  • My social security card. I've been wondering where it was!
  • An appointment card for Sebastian to visit the vet from 3 years ago.
  • A bottle of hand sanitizer that was completely evaporated.
  • A hotel room key.
Needless to say, I think I'll be okay not having those items in my new, smaller, sleeker bag. Which has leopard print on the inside.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

The Word for 2014 is...

This will be my reminder to trust myself: my intuition, my abilities, and my soul.