Sorry I have been MIA the past couple of days. I have been slammed! But I did want to pop on and do a QOTW before I forget.
What's in your purse/back pack/diaper bag (basically, whatever you use to haul your stuff around )?
Bonus question: What is one thing that is so essential to you that you simply must have with you at all times?
-Alissa, mom to Tristan (5) and Reid (the baby!)
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medical cards for kids & me
membership card for the Academy of Sciences
burt's bees lip balm
cash folded in half in a pocket
a pack of checks but no register
two extra contact lenses
a small blister-pack of sudafed since I seem to have been hit by allergies this spring
three flash drives, one each per case I'm working
and last week's grocery list & receipts
bonus: burt's bees lip balm, I grab it even when I'm just going out to move laundry.
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-A pad or two
-Baby wipes (to wipe hands and mouths)
I very much dislike a cluttery purse, and clean it out everyday at work, by throwing away unnecessary receipts and gum wrappers and what not.
Ooooo, I have Burt's Bees Wax lip balm, too.
My purse is overloaded. Other then the typical items, I also carry around a zip lock bag of crayons for restaraunt coloring (they only give you like 2 colors and that bothers my artsy children some reason),Obama-mints my cousin gaveme from DC during his inauguration, and a pocket knife.
Not much I can't do without, but I love my pen from Wicked.
Also, over the past 3 years I have coem to appreciate a good purse. A long time ago I remember a thread were we were talkign about our purses and I remember sayingthat I only had one and it was from Target and that I just didn;t get spending so much on them. Yeah, that's pretty much changed. I love coach and DH gave me the new Brighton satchel with Indian crystal motiff. It's my baby
There's not enough space here to list purse contents
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wallet with credit cards, checkbook, money, punch cards, and such
a pair of socks (evidently you never know when a bowling game is going to come up or the need will arise to try on shoes)
2 bibs (one for the baby, one for the toddler)
toothbrush (still in the bag)
toothpaste (I really don't know why except I haven't taken it out since my last dentist appt)
tampons (some still sealed, some my dog played with so they are pretty much shredded)
extra keys to lots of things that do not exist anymore
chapstick (probably 5 things of it)
random makeup (even though I don't wear makeup except on very rare occasions)
an extra pair of underwear (I think I put them in one day when we went swimming over the winter, but I can't be sure)
lighter and some matches for some reason
a cloth diaper
I'm sure there are other things I'm not seeing as I dig through it, it's pretty much a disaster!
The one thing I could not do without is my phone.
When I'm going to work I use a messenger bag, and then I carry:
water in a non-disposable bottle
book to read
iPhone (provided by work)
fruit salad in a tupperware container
train pass, subway card, etc.
On weekends I have a smaller version of the same bag:
I need my debit card too....although the iPhone is a close second because it covers work, leisure, boredom, communication etc.
I keep my regular (personal) cell phone in my pocket so that's never in a bag.
Laurie, mom to:
Nathaniel ( 10 ) and Juliet ( 6 )
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small pouch with tampons
hand sanitizer from B&BW
hand creme from B&BW
coupons in a Ziploc bag
chapstick from Avon (my fav!)
small photo wallet with pics of my girls
I'm using a black Juicy purse right now and have a pink Juicy purse for date nights with hubby. Works for me.