You actually caught me in a clean backpack day - I had recently switched from a different backpack so all the normal detritus had already been tossed. I don't carry a purse - instead I have 3 or 4 revolving backpacks whose use depends on my clothes and activities for the day. This black leather one is my work backpack (you know, me and corporate America and all that...) The contents? Karen Marie Moning's _Dark Fever_ (meh - I hate it when authors aren't straight up front that a book is part of a series. The main male character is an utter ass and there was no sex. So there.), my checkbook, wallet, stamps, Orbit gum, sunglasses, cell phone, company pen, extra-strength Midol, Tide pen (a must!), Trader Joe's Virtuoso spearmint chapstick, coloured lip gloss for when I am feeling wan or girlie (the two often coincide), a couple of butterscotch hard candies, two $10 Borders gift cards I recently won at a company picnic, sunscreen, and the Knitty Daisy sweater I have been working on.
We were at Bellevue State Park for the above mentioned company picnic, and I took some photos of some trees starting to turn colour. There wasn't any of the overt red and yellow yet, but as of 5:10am this morning, autumn is here!
Last night all three of us went to the birthday party of Willow's friend, Haley and we had the best time! It was an ice skating party, and let me tell you, the last time I went ice skating was with Lisa McGladdery when I was 19 year old! I will admit to landing on my bum twice, but overall I think I did really well - I did laps of the rink and felt great afterward. It was the first time ice skating for both Andrew and Willow - and while Andrew fared well (didn't fall down even once), Willow was like a ragdoll on the ice. I honestly expected to see bruises all along her hip and behind this morning, but found nothing.... Ah! To have the recuperative powers of a 5 year old! I am looking forward to trying this out again.