Monday, December 19, 2011

Size matters

I got a new purse last fall.

It's bigger than I'm used to, but I thought I'd give it a shot.  It's got lots of pockets, so I figured I could be all organized and keep everything in a specific spot.

Let me tell you, I've been throwing things in this purse.  Spare cloth bags, in case I ended up in a store unprepared.  Hand sanitizer, for when we eat out.  Epi pens.  A toothbrush and toothpaste.  My Blackberry.  A book.  My wallet.  A half empty bottle of pop and a full sized chocolate bar.  

And the bag seemed empty.

I'm really not sure when those last two were thrown in, but I found them over the weekend.  I've concluded that if I can carry a bottle of pop and a chocolate bar around for an indeterminate amount of time without knowing it, my purse is too big.   

All I need is room to carry my wallet and an Epi pen, and anything more is temptation.  (Kind of like getting a cart when you run into the grocery store for three things.)  Methinks it's time to dig back in the closet and find something smaller.


  1. Do you stick the Epi pen in yourself or unsuspecting others?

  2. Technically, I carry it for myself. If I even smell fish or shellfish, I have trouble breathing. Usually, getting the heck out of dodge and finding clean air does the trick. Barring that, Benedryl works pretty quickly. Knock wood, I've never had to use the pens, but not being able to catch a breath is scary enough that I have them stored in numerous handy spots as a backup plan.

  3. No fish? I had no idea Janice. I carry a teeny bag. You would be surprised what I get in there. Small zip wallet that holds credit cards and $$$, stylus, pen, chapstick, lipstick, tube of meds, phone and I could get more in there if I had to. Course we won't talk about the totes that are constant companions(one each)in our vehicles that have other important items like bottles of water, extra camera lenses, snacks, nook, etc.