Sunday, 3 February 2013

"Crap" In My Purse
#Monday Listicles

I had been trying to limit my time on twitter and FB this past week. Pfffftt. Last time I do THAT! I was so distraught to find out that Stasha was already on her way home from a surprise birthday present that I could barely concentrate on this week’s Listicles topic "10 Things in my Purse" from Ducky at Bat Crap Crazy. Stasha’s wonderful husband gave her a trip to my most favourite place in the whole wide world…yup Vega$ baby!!! 

After I calmed down, I regrouped and focused on my purse and its contents. As I looked over my list I realized that I must have somehow switched purses with my mother. Surely someone as hip as me would have more exciting things. Right???  Nevermind. 
  





1.      My BEST Friend:  Although not quite as inseparable as we were before I don’t leave home without her.









2.      Hand Sanitizer:  From my favourite body/skin care products store "Bath & Body Works". You never know when a person might need to ummmm…sanitize.









3.      Lip products:  The one on the left is when I go out in something other than my yoga pants; the one in the middle is a necessity during the winter months; and the one on the right is a backup.








4.      Kleenex:  Not only do I have loose Kleenex...I even have one of those Kleenex packets. A sure sign this had to be my mother's purse.








5.      Pens:  I found 3. None of them worked.









6.      Benadryl:  About 10 years ago I started having severe allergic reactions to wait for it…exercise. I kid you not. These look like they have been in there just as long.






7.      Epipen:  I got to ride in an ambulance more than a couple of times before/after getting myself one of these. Have not had any reactions in over 7 years now and have become a little lax (although I still carry one) as evidenced by the expiry date on the one in my purse.  







8.      Glasses:  Another sign of the times…readers. *sigh*








9.      Breath freshener:  I am a chronic clencher. Chewing gum helps me and comes in handy when out for coffee. Or…is it just me who hates that aftertaste???








10.  Wallets:  Yup…I carry two. With every store having their own loyalty cards/programs and various gift cards from special occasions…need I say more?






If you looked in your purse…what would you find that would surprise you???


36 comments:

  1. 2 wallets - great idea. I need an extra one for all the loyalty cards...

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    1. Believe it or not...it was my husband's suggestion. :O I know! Haaahaa!

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  2. i don't know if 2 wallets makes you more organized or more crazy! ;)

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    1. Definitely NOT more organized...if I happen to leave the second one at home that pretty much guarantees that I'll need something in it. Oish.

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  3. Ok #6, is it your thighs? Seriously. No one believes me. I'm not a jogger, but when I walk my legs start to itch. Then sometimes my torso. If I start to scratch AT ALL, just ONE SCRATCH, then I'm all hivey when I get back. I've never taken Benadryl. I just come back before I start itching. And I need one of those little fans, I want a cute sophisticated one like that. Not a hot pink one from Walgreen's.

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    1. I second this one! It happens to me,too. Well, it did when I used to exercise. I always came back covered in bright pink scratch marks. (I'm not as smart as Kenya, who just doesn't scratch and goes home.)

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    2. Ok, this happens to me too, but not all the time. I tended to get all itchy when it was warm and humid, like when I lived in Virginia, but haven't had it so much in Chicago. But it itched like crazy! And I didn't know what #1 was until I read Kenya's comment. Ha!

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    3. I never did figure it out but it got so bad that if I did ANYTHING after eating...I broke out in hives and on more than a few occasions went into anaphylactic shock. Happened once when I vacuumed after dinner. It got pretty scary. I haven't had a reaction since my chemo. Think that must've killed everything. ;P

      That fan is THE. BEST. THING. EVER!!! by Brookstone :D

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  4. this made me smile lol. You'd probably pee yourself at my purse!

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    1. Something tells me I probably would too! Lol!

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  5. Everyone looks smarter in glasses though...

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    1. Thanks Wayne! I'm going to go with that one.

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  6. Is that first one a fan? If so, I am stealing that idea immediately!!! Your purse items rock and totally made me giggle...especially the two wallets!

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    1. Yes that's a fan!!! I can't buy them in Canada so stock up whenever I go to the States. All my friends want them now too. I give them as a gift when they start getting hot flashes. Haahaa!

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  7. You have officially put me to shame with your preparedness! Benadryl! That's another one I need to add to my bag! I should make a Listicles list of everyone's great ideas that have inspired me to get better organized. Benadryl, plastic bag, notebook.... :)

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    1. Prepared??? Perhaps but one word...Maracas!!! AWESOME!!!

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  8. I am loving the fan!! You reminded me I need more benadryl.

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  9. A special wallet for those annoying store cards?! Brilliant! I must do this today.

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    1. Sure hope the husband doesn't read all the comments. He would be unbearable to live with (since it was his idea). ;P

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  10. All my loyalty cards are in the kids play cash register.
    I suspect my missing Sears cards is also there.
    and naturally...fake food in my purse.
    Balance achieved.

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    1. Sounds like an even trade to me! :)

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  11. I had plenty that surprised me even though it was my topic choice this week! I had my first horrible food reaction a few weeks ago and to say it freaked me out is an understatement. I do now carry an epipen myself as my doctor thought it wise. Evidently she doesn't want me to be a public spectacle either.

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    1. The first bad reaction happened in a public transit station. I will never EVER think negatively about anyone passed out and shaking again! Oish.

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  12. I love the 2 wallets! I have a pile of loose cards floating at the bottom of my bag. (Yep, I took them out to photograph and then put them right back in because I had no other options - or so I thought!) I have to steal this idea! :)

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    1. Exactly....there is never enough room in a wallet unless of course it's the size of your purse! Right???

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  13. Ohh! I love Bath and Body Works hand sanitizer. I had one of the little carrier things for it that you hook onto your purse. I used it so much that it finally stretched too much and the sanitizer fell out. I need to replace it for certain!

    I need to learn to carry tissues... yes.

    Kate @ http://seriouslykateblog.blogspot.com

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    1. Right??? Bath & Body Works is my favourite place for soaps, etc. They don't smell of medicinal and yucky. :)

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  14. All these lists highlight my failures as a purse carrying mom...I have no kleenex or antibacterial soap or tissues or make up. I do have some other weird crap though. Love the fan!

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    1. Yes but in the event of a major disorganization disaster...YOU will be prepared! AND your feet will be nice and toasty.

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  15. I snorted that none of your pens work. I have a pen graveyard too. And we are dual wallet wonder twins. :) Ellen

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    1. And you know what....I actually put them all back in my purse. Oi. At least I will appear prepared. Haahaa!

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  16. Love your glasses. I have an appointment on Wednesday and I see them in my future. Don't worry about pens, don't need them to work no more ;) love Riley's pics in the header!!

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    1. Sadly it is inevitable. :( I now buy the 3 packs of readers from Costco and have pairs all over the house.

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  17. yes, the readers. I get so MAD when I can't find them. And I am a big hand sanitizer user this time of year. I don't have a mini in my purse. I keep a tub with a pump in my car.

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    1. Good idea to hand sanitizer in the car...and maybe readers too! ;P

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