PICTURE ME IN YOUR MIND, LOOKING A MESS, COMPUTER ON MY LAP, WITH MY TEA AND LOZENGES NEARBY.
They make it so easy with Pay Pal and one click of a button I can shop even when I'm not feeling the best. And I'm needing a Spring bag or tote. I'm kind of a bag lady. I love, love, love all bags. I guess you could say I'm a collector of bags. Okay, maybe it's an addiction. But there is an upside to this addiction which I'll share later. See if you can guess what it is.
Anyway, today I'm looking for a large bag or tote for every day use. It has to be large because everyone in the family hands me all their stuff to carry. Does this sound familiar to anyone? I have to have one MAIN BIG BAG for car keys, tissues, hand sanitizer, make-up bag ( that calls for another small bag), my mini calendar, a magazine or book just in case, gum, hand lotion, small emergency flashlight, OK I probably don't need the flashlight but you know what I'm talking about. You become the family pack mule! Is that why they call it a "carryall"?
I've tried to talk to my husband about getting a murse ( man purse) but he won't have anything to do with that! Haha. My auto correct speller keeps trying to turn murse into nurse. Read that line again and insert "nurse".
I like casual bags to carry during the day when I have to carry all this stuff so this is what I found.
I also love vintage, can you tell?
But the one MAIN BIG BAG I need is just ONE bag. Then I need nicer bags for when I go out, a beach bag for going to the beach, a bag for my computer and another one for my iPad, a make-up bag, a book bag to take to the library, and on and on and on. It doesn't help my "addiction" that you can find lots of bags for cheap at garage sales.
I found something interesting while doing a word search for "large purse". The Urban Dictionary says that "duck diving" is the term used for when you dig into your purse looking for something as a duck dives it's head into the water. Example: He: "What are you doing with your head in your purse?" She: "I'm duck diving for my lipstick." I think I'm going to start using that phrase.
But here's the great thing, the upside, about my bag addiction: It keeps me organized. There is a "bag" for everything and everything stays in its own little bag. I love being organized as much as I love bags! Oh, YIKES, is that another addiction? But there's an upside to being organized, which I'll share about in my next post. Right now I'm going duck diving for some tissue.