Some of my regular readers may recall a post I wrote a couple of weeks back, lamenting the fact that I had failed miserably in my search for a new purse. You can read about it HERE if you'd like to catch up so this post will make a little more sense to you.
Or not. Not to infer that I ever make sense, but please be polite and don't point it out to me when I don't. I have tender feelings and I'm sensitive that way. *A-Hem.*
I bought a new purse.
I'll let that sink in for just a moment.
It's not exactly what I was looking for, but I'm 90% satisfied with it. It's not black, but it's the color of dark chocolate, so it's close. It's leather, has a shoulder strap and two handles, has several pockets, and I got it on sale at Kohl's. (Thanks for the heads-up, Sister!)
It started out at $59.99 and it was marked down to $22.99. Of course they only had one left like I wanted, and it had a fault in the lining of the front pocket. It was sewn crooked and angles down awkwardly, but otherwise I liked the purse. I took the purse to the service desk and asked if they would give me a further discount because of the fault and sho' 'nuff, they did. They gave me another 10% off and my final price was $17.55 plus tax!
Pictures, you say? Well, now...I've been seeing a purse meme all over the bloggy hood. I know I've seen it at Barb's and BooMama's , among others, so how 'bout I just show you my new purse and bust a meme all at the same time?
I'm addicted to Jolly Rancher Fire candy
and keep it with me at all times. Gotta have
my Ice Breakers Cool Mint gum, too.
I liked the spearmint and cinnamon flavors
better, but apparently they've quit making
them. Anyway, I can't find them around
here anymore. Got my AquaFina lipgloss
and Avon lip balm, too.Now the contents of my purse.
My glasses case, which holds both my
spare glasses and my sunglasses. I'm
almost legally blind without my glasses
or contacts, so trust me, these
are absolute necessities.
Hand lotion, calculator, tissues, comb,
ink pens and mechanical pencil, wallet
and checkbook, and my hand-held
Solitaire game. I keep it or my hand-held
Yahtzee game with me at all times.
You never know when you're gonna be
stuck waiting somewhere, and they
help pass the time if necessary.
Also, my cell phone should be here,
but it's charging right now, and my
camera is almost always in my purse,
but I was using it for these pictures.
My keys are on one of those stretchy
lanyards clipped to a ring on the right front
pocket. If you look closely in the first
photo you can just see the black lanyard,
and the keys themselves are in the pocket.These are the things from the inner
My pill box, some Post-It notes,
lens cleaning cloth, a lighter and my
I carry the lighter because...um...well...
you just never know when you might need
one. I don't smoke, but that lighter
has come in handy many times, I assure you.
And I'm a country girl just in case you
haven't caught on to that fact. I've carried
a pocket knife since I was 1o years old.
I asked for a pocket knife for Christmas
that year, and Mama and Daddy got
me a Barlow pocket knife.
It nearly broke my heart when I lost it
fishing a few years later. I put it in my
shirt pocket and a little later when
I leaned over to pick up my fishing rod,
it fell straight down into the water
with a plop! Deep, swift water. Not
a chance of fishing it out. Okay, your turn, if you'd like to do this
meme. I won't tag anyone, but feel free
if you'd like to participate.
I've done some serious thinking about this, and I'm not copping out, but I really can't choose just 5 of my blogging buddies from my blogroll. Besides the ones listed in my sidebar, I read several other blogs daily. I appreciate all of my blogging friends, for many different reasons. Some of you are funny, some make me think, some lift my spirits, some share their faith, and many of you combine several of these things in one package. Some of you are my family as well.
But all of you share one very important thing: You are all my friends, and all of you are my favorite bloggers.
So, if you'd like, consider yourself tagged to name your 5 favorite bloggers. I hope you have better luck at it than I did.Some of you have emailed and asked in the comments about Jessica. Thank you for your concern, my friends.
I'm still not a Grandma and Jessica is miserable, but doing fairly well. I say fairly well, because she's still swelling and retaining a lot of fluid, her blood pressure is still too high, and when she visited the doctor on Tuesday, tests showed the protein was elevated a little more in her urine. Her doctor ordered another test, a 24 hour urine test. She turned that in on Thursday morning and we should hear from it on Monday, when she's scheduled to see her doctor again.
Just as it was with Mikki, Jessica's doctor is seeing signs of preeclampsia and is keeping a close watch on her. If you're a praying person I'd appreciate your prayers for Jessica and Emmy, for a safe and healthy delivery.
If she feels well enough, Jessica is taking me out for supper Friday night for an early Mother's Day gift. Even if she hasn't had Emmy by Mother's Day chances are she won't be feeling very well, so she wants to have our Mother's Day together now. Sometime in the next week I'll treat her to lunch or supper for Mother's Day, Jessica's health permitting.Happy Friday, y'all! My love and blessings to all,