Tuesday, December 3, 2013

The Big Reveal - My Handbag

Every couple of days, on my way upstairs in the morning, I reach into my purse and grab my wallet. It’s one of those that holds my checkbook, credit cards, bills and coins – all purpose. You’d think I wouldn’t need yet another devise to carry all my junk around, but I do. It’s called a purse, a handbag, a bag, or a pocketbook (my late mother in law always used that one). Anyway, this morning as I pulled the wallet out I spotted something brown in the bottom of my purse. I plucked it up. It was a balled up cookie tissue – the kind you use to snatch a free cookie at the bakery counter for your granddaughter who knows exactly where they are in the grocery store. She grabs the cookie and hands me the tissue. There's never a trashcan near so into the BBB it goes.

So then I wondered what else my BBB – that’s Big Brown Bag, Rhonda. Giggling. Well – what an assortment! Let me list it for you.

Keys – They love to hide at the very bottom in the far corner invoking my fury when I’m in a hurry.

Free Sample – Must have got this in the mail and thought it might serve in an emergency. It’s a foil packet of hand lotion. Nivea. Remember when free samples came in a size that actually thrilled you?

Coin  purse – This was my mom’s. One of my sisters probably gave it to her. It’s a nice one and I keep my business cards in it.

Gloves – Yikes, two pairs. I’ve been wondering where they were. Small, knit, black and perfect for driving which is why I stuffed them in there, I’m sure.

Tums – Two of them in a little plastic bag. Had some tummy issues after a friend had me try his brown beer. Ugh.

A penny – I picked it up from the pavement in front of the dollar store yesterday. Waiting for the good luck that’s supposed to come with it. “See a penny, pick it up and all the day you’ll have good luck.”

Batteries – In case my camera (NOT in my purse) runs out while I’m not taking pictures. Hmmm.

Other – Cheap, collapsible hair brush from the $ store, a pen, small notebook, big weekly planner , a paper clip, two cotton swabs (???), contact lense cleaner in a neat little brown holder, tissues (new and used, not the cookie kind), my cell phone (on – must turn off), two aspirin in a little plastic bag, and Oriental Avenue. That last one is a McDonald’s Monopoly game piece from our trip out west in July. Good grief.

Boy, I’m glad I grabbed my wallet this morning. Need to balance the checkbook and then I’ve got some cleaning and tossing to do! My handy, ever-ready BBB deserves it.


What’s in your wall . . . handbag?



10 comments:

  1. Ha! Well, I give you credit for having a BBB and not an OBW. Old Brown Wallet. That's what Mr. Schrock carries. Can you imagine? Year after year? Old. Brown. Wallet? :D

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    1. Mine carries a "clip" and doesn't he love that thing? LOL I usually carry a favorite purse until it falls apart.

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  2. Jennifer Brown BanksDecember 3, 2013 at 8:01 AM

    I'd say "everything but the kitchen sink, " would be my answer. :-)

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    1. Jen, so how heavy could the sink be? Put it in there, girl. You never know when you might need one.

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  3. Susan, like yours, my husband doesn't carry a wallet but a large metal "wallet clip" where he keeps his cash and credit cards.

    I like your purse. I like that shade of brown. I actually knew what BBB meant just by looking at the post's image. :-)

    As for what's in my purse, let's see: my wallet, my keys, lip gloss, a compact, mints, a small notepad, a pen, and my cell phone. Not too much stuff, I guess.

    Every woman carries something different in her purse or pockahbook, as some of my girlfriends say! Fun post. Be well, my friend.

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    1. Thanks for the visit, Janette. Yes, there are many ways to "pack it up" aren't there? I have a friend who packs an unbelievable amount of stuff in her fanny pack. I never worry when I'm with her - she'll have what I need in an emergency! LOL

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  4. Wasn't there a TV show (or was it radio) where someone went around searching for one crazy thing in a woman's purse. Can't remember what happened when he found what he was looking for. Or maybe a prize for the craziest thing. Marion

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    1. Could be, Marion. I've always been envious of men who seem to have everything they need in one small wallet. What's with that??

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  5. It's a mess... that's all I can offer out of embarrassment. I'm as unorganized in my purse as I am with everything else! Plus I bought a new one from a catalog and I wish I didn't. Not big enough, so it feels like everything goes down the toilet!

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    1. We all have a mess somewhere, Cindy. Better your purse than your mind. Giggle.

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