This is random, but okay.
What’s in my handbag?
Instead of pulling out the usual stuff (wallet, car keys), I pulled out five things that seem the tiniest bit interesting.
- Baggie of candy corn and pumpkins. Only in October do I carry these treats around in my purse. I like to have them when I’m sitting at stop lights or in a meeting or at any other random point when my brain spikes.
- Small notepad and pen. This is must for any writer, or at least for any writer with questionable memory. There have been many times when an idea surfaced and I was far away from my computer. It could be a sentence of dialogue, a plot point, or even a name I hear in public that I might want to use in a story. Occasionally the notebook comes in handy for quick grocery lists and whatnot. I realize some people use apps on their phones for this sort of list-making, but I prefer the old-fashioned way of using pen and paper.
- Blueberry Muffin Larabar. You never know when you’re going to be hungry. Though I must not have been hungry recently because this Larabar has been flattened from being at the bottom of my purse for months.
- Hand sanitizer. Two specific activities prompt me to use hand sanitizer – pumping gas and grocery shopping. All the touching, all the germs. I shudder.
- Security ID cards for co-op. We joined a new co-op this year and we’re all loving it. It has improved our homeschooling experience tenfold for several reasons, but one thing I like in particular is the organization’s safety measures. To enter and exit the building, we have to swipe our ID cards. There is safety and order where there could be chaos. Music to my ears.