Hi and welcome to Friday Fun Facts! Come play along and learn something new about me, and I’ll learn something new about you.
So this week I had lots of hours that I could have written. The key words are could have. I did manage to get a little done, but it was a week of struggle and I just wasn’t feeling creative, even though I’d started a new project. That alone usually excites me so much I can’t keep myself away from the keyboard 🙂
I kept finding things to make me get up and move away from my computer. Odd little tasks that need to be done—eventually—but nothing pressing. You know the chores I’m talking about—going through the closets for items to donate, rearranging the wrapping paper caddy, straightening out the spice cupboard, re-potting a few plants and finally—in desperation—cleaning out my purse.
Purses are funny things. No matter how big or small, they seem to become the designated catch-all for me as well as anyone who I’m traveling with who doesn’t carry a purse of their own. I remember when the kids were small my purse carried crayons, small toy trucks, snack cups filled with goodies, drink boxes…just to name a few. And if my husband was with me I managed to fit in the camera, his wallet, a ring of 25 keys…lol…that seemed to usually happen on vacations.
No matter if I tried to outsmart them by carrying a smaller purse, it still managed to be the place to fill and would end up bulging from the sides and things spilling out the top. Not to mention no fun to carry 🙂
Anyway, as I procrastinated from doing anything writerly, I emptied out my purse one item at a time. I found some odd things that just don’t belong in a purse. I think I had about 50 pens…lol, a thousand receipts (all mangled and ripped…yep, they must’ve been in there since the turn of the century…lol…and the sad thing is that I switch my purse out every few months…so not sure how I managed all those receipts), an expired credit card, a key of unknown origin, a few gum wrappers, a paperback book, notebook (just in case I get a good idea for a story or a wip…good thing I had all those pens), one earring, so much spare change I could buy myself lunch out tomorrow and invite a friend…oh the list seems endless and I can’t believe it all fit.
Toward the end, as I scavenged in the darkened depths, I started to feel like a magician. I held my breath, sure I’d drag out a furry white bunny by the ears.
Which brings me to today’s Friday Fun Fact question….Drum roll please…
What is the oddest thing you’ve either carried in your purse for yourself or a loved one—or found while cleaning it out?
Looking forward to reading your answers!