Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Essentials

What are the essentials in your purse?  Once upon a time a book and a lipstick were the essentials for me.  Anything else was necessary but not essential.  Fast-forward to today.  Oh how the essentials have changed.  Now it's my laptop, my camera, my phone, a book and my lipstick.  The necessities have narrowed to a hairbrush, my i.d., and a piece of plastic.  I don't carry a purse much anymore.  Now it's a tote, a very special tote.  So special, I haven't even found the darn thing yet. 
I've been to six stores and all over the web.  I don't think I'm being picky. I just want something that isn't too narrow, isn't too long, and isn't to0 high.  Something that isn't too vinyl, isn't too leather, isn't boring and dull.  I want snug, wide enough, funky/cute, and at least partly canvas.

So . . . for now I'll stick with carrying two bags when I'm out in the world.  One will be my Channel knock off for the new essentials and the other will be a little shoulder thingy carrying just the small stuff.  In the meanwhile, I'll keep my eyes opened and be reminded once again about why I don't like to shop.  I'm sooo picky.  Hey, no I'm NOT.

9 comments:

Janet said...

This seems to be my problem no matter what I'm shopping for! So I understand. I know what I want and I'll usually wait until I find it. Good luck on your search.

I used to carry "my life" in my purse but not so much anymore. My shoulders got tired of carrying so much stuff!

Ginny said...

Have you tried Amazon and QVC? I used to carry any kind of purse, now that I have my camera and cell, my purse needs have changed dramatically, and I have to be more picky. Which is why I'm going to be giving some away.

Pam said...

Lipstick in a purse. End of story. Husband even has to plead with me to take my phone!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

That is so frustrating, Annie. I understand how you feel. When you are looking for that 'perfect' thing and can't find it, it's hard to find a substitute...

I seldom carry a purse anymore. (I certainly did when I was working and younger.) When we travel, I carry a HUGE tote bag which contains books, my journals, notebooks, my wallet, extra set of keys, and my fingernail clippers....

IF I were to carry a purse, I'd probably only have my wallet, extra set of keys, fingernail clippers, and maybe the cellphone.. SO---as long as I have my wallet and a few other things, I am okay.

Good Luck.
Hugs,
Betsy

Annie said...

I did find something on QVC. So did everyone else, apparently. The only color left was gray. **Sigh**

Annie said...

That's funny, Pam. Once Don got a cell phone, I had to train him to take it with him, turn it on, and CHECK it from time to time. Crazy. LOL

Annie said...

The contents of my purse was massively different when the kids were really young. Back then, I carried everything from a first aid kit to hotwheels.

DHLOL said...

Yes you are picky. Go out and purchase the one you found that you wanted, but did not want to spend the money on. Spend the money. Geez O' Pete! Think of it as a late Mother's Day gift. Mama Mia!

Annie said...

ROTFLOL. You are too funny, Don. I didn't see this coming. LOL. Alright!!