Rian issued a challenge to show the contents of our purses...on the contention that most of us large bag carriers have way too much 'stuff' in there. Well, I need most of it! (That's my story!) I am still a 'working girl' so I have stuff in my purse that will retire from being useful once I retire...but that may not be for a while.
So...here ya go...
This is the contents of the purse. I have a appointment book, my checkbook, a small notebook (DH is always asking me if I have paper), a hairbrush, my 'supplies' since I haven't quite reached the age I can go without them..in there are also cough drops and pepto-bismol tablets, my wallet with credit cards and pictures of the kids, eyeglasses holder, eyeglasses spray and wiper, hand cream, lip balm with sunscreen, a small mirror, ibuprofen, a tape measure, Vaseline, the car charger for my cell phone, aspercreme, my money pouch so I don't have to carry the rest of this stuff while I am at work (it gets locked in the desk), pens and pencils (DH is always making off with them!), the cellphone clip in case I don't have a pocket, the bluetooth earpiece for the cellphone, a pedometer, three different badges to get into different buildings at work - each with their own desk keys and neck straps, and my business cards. These things I don't really need, but have in there anyway: a gift certificate to See's Candies that I keep meaning to redeem, and a foldup Frisbee that's fun to play with(top left). I sometimes cram in a book and frequently there are Joann's coupons in there too.
Here are the keys. And yes, I do know what they all are. Front door, gate, back door, my car, DH's car, gas lock, and PO Box, a hair tie (I have long hair and sometimes I just gotta pony-tail it) and my 'ruby' key ring fob that you use in the LQS to determine color values...on a separate ring - see pic with keys attached, is the key to the computer lock and the store 'value' cards that get scanned at the checkout. I use the D-ring clips to attach the keys to a belt loop if I don't have a pocket. I used to have a large diaper pin on there for pinning them to me, but haven't had to do that in a long time, so I took that off..
I realized after I took the picture that the bag is a bit grubby...but its also been in use for more than 6 years. I will have to replace it one of these days...the inner lining is starting to fail...but I am so used to it that I will look for something similar!