Weighing in at 18 lbs., I emptied my purse, or as Reilly calls it, my "luggage" today in hopes of finding some things I could remove. I was taken aback by its contents:
-Purse on right, large enough to carry a pony, too small for these items, apparently.
-Full-sized binder, full of papers, mail, documents, receipts, lists, etc.
-Adhesive weekly lists I can never leave on the refrigerator.
-Adhesive daily lists, same deal.
-White binder/lifeline, it own universe in and of itself.
-The most amazing Valentine card ever from Reilly.
-The BEST red mesh pencil pouch, currently inhabiting 50 assorted Sharpies.
-Medication sorter, because you know, I'm extremely dangerous.
-Huge magnet I received as a gift and keep forgetting to take out.
-Not one, not two, but three pairs of glasses.
-My old phone, which has a LOT of interesting texts.
-Two packs of gum.
-A headband, which I can never find, until I'm scrambling for anything else.
-Container of Tylenol.
-Container of Excedrin.
-My wallet, another separate world altogether.
-Two identical books.
-Two packs of Mentos from Reilly.
-One pack of "Just Strawberries."
-Hair claw that is always at the surface irritating me until I need it.
-One roll of Scotch tape. (???)
-Two packs of Wet Wipes.
-Two identical packs of unopened rainbow Sharpies. Why? Duh, they're Sharpies.
-One pack retractable Sharpies. See reason above.
-Two multi-coloured flashlights that are also whistles, for my kids.
-iPod ear phones, one of three tangled sets.
-iPod. It was in the side pocket and forgotten.
-Two hairbands, three rubberbands, and eight safety pins.
There's more. How does one amass this much lip balm? Some of these must go:
I think I got it down to 17.10 lbs., but I must confess to carrying an annex tote for textbooks and a clipboard.
It's pretty sad when you can't find a freaking binder in your purse.