Coming to Grips with My Purse

Many of you have seen what’s in your purse posts on the style blogs.

Well, I have something to admit.

I have no purse.


And no style.

After this embarrassing spectacle, I hope you feel better because at least you aren’t the woman with no purse.  That’s when you know you have really let things go.

I have a baby bag, that in actuality is a Sherpani messenger bag my husband bought at REI.  But in reality, looks exactly like a baby bag.  

This is key: if I were to be stranded on a deserted island with only this baby bag, how long could I survive?

At this moment, I have no idea what's in there.  We’ll be experiencing this together, in real time.  Just imagine we’ve just washed up on shore . . .

Oh, my!

  • 3 books: Healing and Preventing Autism by a celebrity who doesn’t know what she’s talking about.  Holidays on Ice and Barrel Fever by David Sedaris.  And ironically, Give It Up!: My Year of Learning to Live Better with Less by Mary Carlomango.  I can recommend none of these books.  I have not, as of yet, healed my Autistic tendencies, the holidays are long gone, and my baby bag purse is full of junk.
  • 1 needs-to-be-deposited check and 1 $.50 coin roll
  • Today’s mail: 1 BB&B coupon, 20 Costco coupons, 1 Costco magazine (which I read cover to cover - who doesn’t!) 
  • 1 medical bill
  • 1 1989 leather, original Franklin Day planner, used still on a daily basis as both a planner and a wallet - wow
  • 1 checkbook
  • 1 mechanical pencil - for the archaic day planner
  • 1 husband’s certificate of attendance for a class he took last year (this cannot be explained)
  • 1 pack of gum.  Good sign?  Bad sign?
  • 1 lip gloss
  • 1 baby brush
  • 1 empty snack trap - for hauling fresh water and storing coconut juice
  • 4 whole honey-wheat pretzels, 9 honey-wheat pretzel parts
  • 5 bites of Almond Rice Pops with Blueberries
  • 23 dried cherries
  • 11 dried apples
  • 1 Nalgene bottle full of water - a good sign
  • 4 diapers
  • 43 wipes
  • 2 3oz dollar store brand bottles of hand sanitizer, never been opened
  • 1iPod Shuffle with 1 set of earphones – for catching and strangling bats or other small rodents

What do you think?

I knew it.

I’d die, wouldn’t I?