I don't like purses. I think I've talked about it before. I just find them annoying. I don't like carrying things, I don't like things around my neck or shoulders, and I just can't think of a reason that I would need to carry something with me all.the.time. Granted, I'm not a mother or hold a profession that would require me to constantly have something with me.
What do I carry with me? you ask. I carry my phone and keys in my hand or pocket. If I have to carry my debit card I usually put it in my pocket or carry a little bag that holds my id and stuff, that also fits in my pocket.
Normally I have a little backpack that holds my stuff. It stays in the 4Runner or desk drawer just in case I need something. For a long while I had a miniature doctor bag that I loved so much that I used it until it just wore out. I've not found another one since.
I looked on Amazon from time to time or browsed in the stores to find a replacement but nothing. Finally I found a doctor bag style on Amazon that claimed to be small and will "Easily hold your phone, wallet, and small make-up bag" It sounded perfect.
It was a purse. Sigh...
I can fit all my stuff, a book, glasses, water bottle, wallet, keys, phone, and any number of things in this bag. It's a purse.
And I do. Look at that. It's appalling.
To be fair, this is on a Friday after a week of stuffing everything I own in it.
The two black things are our checkbook and my phone cover. There are the two gloves that I've since put away because it's Spring dammit. The white thing is my brace. The brown next to it is a Clif bar that I keep on me always. A brush. A random binder clip. A sheet of coupons that I only need one of. The white & multi-color bag is make-up and medicine. (it's the size of a mans wallet) The pink bag is the little bag that holds my id and stuff. The white paper is a combo wad of paper consisting of a bank and grocery receipt. Oh, look: there are two Clif bars. The last item I brought home from work because it was a pamphlet from the Church next door that uses C.S. Lewis quotes or stories for Lent & Easter.
Kevin just teased me. "That's a PURSE! You have a Purse! I married a GIRL! A girl with a PURSE." Yes, you're very cute and funny Kevin. Now shut up.
So, obviously this purse is too big. (and it is, after all, a purse) I need only half of that crap. Clearly, if I have the space: I will fill it.