Friday, June 17, 2011

What’s In Your Purse?

By Heather Webber / Heather Blake

I’ve been trying to simplify my life lately, which isn’t going so well. I realized it’s really hard to simplify when I have so much going on, so many things to do, busy, busy, busy (aren't we all?).

And the biggest representation of all that busy-ness is my purse. Yep, my oversized, has-so-many-compartments-it-could-be-a-suitcase purse. All it takes is one peek inside for a glimpse of my crazy life (and disorganized mind?).

Wallet, phone, a dozen random receipts. (Not so bad so far, right?) Two planners (I use an academic planner and this time of year they overlap), multiple pens, all kinds of medication, and two types of lotion (you can never have too much). (Still not so bad.) Then comes the freebie allergy med from the doc’s office (for son #2), small mirror (not like Mary Poppins'), an extra set of keys, my Kindle, two notebooks (one little, one big), stickers from son #2’s college orientation, a brochure for house numbers, a granola bar, two Blistexes, last week’s grocery list, a bank envelope with money in it (woo-hoo!), Altoids, a mini Snickers, a coupon for the local Hallmark store, and...not one but two trumpet mouth pieces (all that brass is heavy). Whew!

So, on the top of my to-do list (I hate that thing), is to clean out my purse. And in hopes of a simpler life, I think I might need to downsize purses. Maybe. I’m going to have to sleep on that one. For a few weeks. Or months. It’s a big change. Who knew simple could be so hard?

What’s in your purse?