Tuesday, December 30, 2008


Following in the footsteps of some good friends, Chirky and Binky (heck with those names Kpinion sounds down right normal), I'm sharing with you the contents of my duffel bag purse. Now I have to admit I upgraded from a normal size purse (still able to hold a small dog if needed though I have promised myself to never become one of those people) to a full fledged could pass for a school bag tote/purse so I have more room but haven't really taken advantage of that at all times.

Here we go:

Rubbermaid 7 cup plastic food container
Can of Campbells Select harvest chicken noodle soup (lunch)
Ear phones
Small notebook
Laminated Tax Exempt form (for work)
Check stub
Couple pieces of folded paper
Nail File
A pretty Cross pen in case that belonged to my grandmother
Mechanical pencil
A "katie" pen in hot pink (note: I usually have an abundance of these but today only one)
"Look Ma, new hands" lotion (heaven for my skin)
Burts Bees Lip Balm
C.O. Bigelow Lip Balm
Burts Bees Super Shiny Lip Gloss in Zesty Red
Clinique Lip Gloss in Juicy Apply
Estee Lauder Gloss in Cherry (a crazy red that I don't wear)
Clinique Color Surge impossibly glossy
Liplicious Tasty Lip Color (Dipped Strawberry - YUMMY)
California Pizza Kitchen receipt (from Sunday afternoon)
My set of valet keys (not sure why these are in here)
A package of Halls Defense Vitamin C drops in Strawberry
Two granola bars (Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip flavor is you were intersted)
A travel container of assorted meds (advil, aleve, and tylenol)
A few said pills in the bottom of my purse
Eclipse mints in a tin with a lid that always comes open
A few said mints in the bottom of my purse
Kleenex pocket pack
Eye drops for contact wearers
Powder Compact
A mirror compact
A hershey kiss
A small reeses peanut butter cup
A bandaid
A Pappas bros. pack of matches
A roll of smarties
1 penny
6 bobby pins

That's all folks. The sad thing is there's plenty of room for a sweatshirt or small child.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Feeling like a kid again

What is it about Christmas that makes me feel like a kid? The decorations, smells (cookies, pine needles, and log fires), weather (cold and if you're lucky SNOW), friends and family, traditions? Maybe it's a little bit of everything all wrapped up in a present at the foot of the tree that makes me feel like I'm 5 in fuzzy footed pajamas with a mug of hot chocolate.

Last night "A Charlie Brown Christmas" was on TV and I had to stop and watch it and let myself become a child again. I love Charlie Brown, that poor kid who can't seem to get things right the first go round but has a heart too big for his yellow and brown sweater. I also love this cartoon because it so simply sets the stage for the Christmas holiday season. Even the kids of Peanuts get sucked into the commercialization of this holiday until one little tree that was headed for the chipper gets given a chance and Linus (oh sweet Linus) reminds everyone what the holiday is supposed to be about.

So watch and enjoy and join me with your cup of hot cocoa and your footed pajamas and take in the wonders of the season as you remember that's it's not about the sights and sounds but about something greater, bigger, and a promise that we're all waiting to see fulfilled.

I found this video on another blog, and unfortunately I closed the window before getting the address so I could properly give credit to the man who made this. So this is a thank you to Mr. Dixon for putting together this little video.