Sunday, September 23, 2007

Blogstalking: Purse Guts (and evidence of fall and falling!)

It's not very exciting:



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.

16 comments:

steph_knits said...

No fair how it looks all organized and stuff! ;)

Beth said...

What point is a book with no sex? ;)

The backpack is a good idea. I've got a knitting bag that I just toss my wallet into.

Bezzie said...

Ohhh...I love ice skating! We traumatized Chunky trying to take him when he was 3 so I'm not sure he'll be back out there anytime soon.

Very organized bag--in between switches or not!

Eryn said...

Absolutely not fair to be organized! We have a skate rink about 45 minutes away. We love to go, but that is a long drive for the boys....

cpurl17 said...

Your bag is very organized!

My parents their hard earned money on skating lessons for me when I was sa kid and I couldn't skate a lap to save a lap.

kemtee said...

Moms should never leave the house without a Tide pen. I make enough mess for anyone.

Jo said...

Trust me - and I am surprised Teri hasn't popped in to say this already - I am not normally this organized. As I had mentioned - y'all caught me the day after I changed bags.

Teri said...

I think you prepped for this shot - Jo's right - she's usually not this organized. I'd probably have to add a few of those candy wrappers, a reciept here or there, and a few hair barrets/elastics of Willow's. Not too mention a few soem small change that found it's way to the bottom of the bag.

Jo said...

You see, I know that was what little sisters were good for ;) Except for the change - I empty that out every night into the 4 piggy banks in the living room (pennies, quarters, dimes, and nickels). Yes, I separate them up front...

Sue, aka seiding said...

I don't even want to think what would happen if I tried to put on a pair of skates these days....Just thinking about it makes my ankles hurt!

Sharon said...

Oh my goodness, I'm totally in love with the second picture of the leaves changing color like that! I hope you don't mind, but I've saved a copy to show my mom. I'm sure she'll like it too and will probably do a pastel of it.

Kathy Kathy Kathy said...

I like your bag. I am in constant search for such a bag. Also, comfortable shoes.

Jo said...

A few of you have emailed and asked where I got the bag... Target! I bought it last year and I think it cost $21. It does have lots of space inside - my only complaint is that its predecessor had a key pocket and this one doesn't.

Holly said...

Love those pix of fall coming. Makes me yearn for it even more! And I love orbit gum - good choice!

Ed said...

Boring!!
Too neat!

But at least you had some gratuitous yarn in a bag. Nice recover.

Autumn just arrived over there. I'm still waiting for summer over here.

olpp said...

Another Tide pen! That does it. I'm getting one tomorrow.