I got a large size and Dave thought it was ridiculously huge. Considering how often it is full (or overflowing) with various things, he was quickly convinced this was the right size to get. So this was what was in my bag on a random Thursday morning.
Continuing clockwise is the old-style credit card machine from work. This is not usually in my bag but I needed to process credit cards at home yesterday so I had to bring it. Next to that is a stack of work I brought home. I carry the black binder (my job "Bible" as it were) and the purple folder with me every time. The purple folder gets filled with whatever I need to work on at home.
The last thing in my bag was a stack of library books to return to the library. These are symbolic of all the various things which get stuck in my bag for me to deal with -- library books to return, dry cleaning to drop off, things to return to people.
Another thing, which isn't pictured, but which is usually in my bag, is our camera. However, I was using it take these pictures so you can't see it.
I rarely carry just my purse, but I always have it in my bag. It's navy and I bought it at Target about a year ago. Again, I just emptied whatever was in there at the time. On top you can see a pile of coupons and my wallet. My dad brought it back for me from Bhutan so it's pretty unique.
The next "row" is my cell phone, which I forget to charge and forget to carry. As soon as I took this picture, I charged it and it's still plugged in (and likely well charged) ten hours later. Ha! Next to it is my Costco list from earlier this week which I promptly recycled after I took this picture. Next to it are my coloured pens for my day planner. (Honest truth -- my day planner use has fallen off and it's been sitting on my desk, untouched for about three weeks. Gah.)
The next "row" starts with my chequebook and a pen solely used for writing cheques. Next to it are the kids' Jr Jays membership cards. After I took this picture I put them with the kids' stuff in my office. Then are my sunglasses and my Carmex. I've been wearing Carmex for twenty-five years. If I use it fairly regularly (five times a day), I don't get coldsores as badly.
Yes, I have two sets of keys. The ones with my U Georgia key chain (Hi Erika!), the picture of Rachel, my Tupperware, and the green bin are my personal ones. The boring yellow ones are my work keys.
I also usually have some Kleenex in my purse but I seem to have run out. I'll have to re-stock.
And after reading Emily's post I have to admit, I don't actually have any feminine products in my bag. I'm really not hiding them; I just never carry them. And then I'm running to the store at odd times. So after reading her post, I'm going to start carrying those as well, because that's a really smart idea!
So that's what is in my bag.
Do tell, what's the oddest thing you carry in your bag?