Here it is in all it's gorgeousness. This is the purse that I got for a great deal on our holidays last year. You all are lucky. I actually just pulled it out of the closet to changed from my winter purse. Yes, I change purses throughtout the year. I'm just like that. Anyway, you get to see it looking fairly neat and organized as opposed to showing it to you, say in June or something. By that time I'll have a few mints, bills crumpled up, missing pens, and who knows what else in the bottom.
Now you get to see this.
Fairly neat, yet. I like bags. I don't like little wallets on strings. Sorry Laura! :v) I went through the small purse stage and I was glad to see normal size purses coming back. I just could not squish everything I needed into those little things. And invariably I would end up needing something that got left in the car or at home. So bless the bigger bag designers.
Essentials include my wallet, sunglasses, my mini pharmacy, paper, pens, a loonie hidden away for those pesky shopping carts you have to pay for. The paper you see in there are the coupons for extra club Z points that I always forget at home, so now I stuff them in there.
And my favorite part of this bag, other than the grape phony crocodile-ness of it all, is this side pocket. No longer do I have to take my eyes off the road to hunt in a bottomless pit for the essentials of cell phone, kleenex, gum or lip chap. It's right there.
Moving right along now. I went to Costco yesterday and look what I found.
And can I say I have been literally drooling while going through it. This was a totally frivalous, unneeded purchase. There is no way that I can think of to justify purchasing this cookbook other than the fact that cream cheese is in the same catagory as chocolate in this life. There that is all I have to say about that other than it only cost $6.49. So in the spirit of forgiveness, I am forgiving myself for my total lack of discipline in the purchase of this item.
I also bought this:
to replace this:
This was my very first cookbook bought when I was engaged and figured I need help big time. It is very well used. The new one is beautiful. And in a binder. But I'm torn. I can't bring myself to give the old one the burial it is begging for. I just know some of my 1970's recipes from the first one are just not going to be in the new one. Probably something to do with over the top cholestrol, salt and caloric intake calculations, but I'm not sure. So what to do, what to do. Now I have two Betty Crocker cookbooks.
So aren't you glad you came by today. You now know way more about me than you probably ever wanted to know.