What do you have in there? asked Andrew the other day as I was rummaging through my purse looking for a pen.
A pen, I said.
And what else...?
I get defensive about things like this. Just stuff I need, I told him.
Stuff I need.
Like a pen (or five), my wallet, a paperback novel (mystery) in case I get stuck somewhere.
A hairbrush, some hair ties and kids hair clips for emergencies.
My Ipod, some tylenol I never use, a notebook.
Some scouting forms that need to be filled out. Some scouting badges that have not yet been sewn onto sashes.
My cell phone.
A list of books I want to read in case I find myself near a bookstore.
A Magic marker (aka Tide To Go, which I'm not convinced really works, but which I feel more responsible for carrying).
My Toastmaster's name tag. A small mirror. A lipstick and a chapstick.
Some gum. My two flash drives. Some old grocery receipts. Another hair tie.
A corkscrew. Never leave home without one.
And today, a DVD that needs returning.
Maybe Andrew is right. Maybe I could clean it out a bit.
I tossed out the old grocery receipts and returned the DVD.