Sunday, October 28, 2007

What I can't leave home without

This is for Fun Monday, hosted this week by Candid Karina.

These are the things I feel funny leaving home without:

Keys. This is obvious. But all it takes is locking yourself out once, and you get this weird sixth sense of feeling naked without them. I've heard (ahem). Plus I'm proud of my extensive collection of supermarket swipey discount things. It represents all the places I've lived (who in the Northwest has heard of Harris Teeter? Seriously.)

Planner. Honestly, I'm such a dork, I know. But I would be lost without this. I used to have, like, a perfect memory. Ha! It didn't last. Now if I don't write it down, I don't do it. I even write down TV shows I want to see (America's Next Top Model, ferinstance. Anyone else think that Heather is going to win?)

Lip balm. Addict. Need to know where it is at all times. Silently freak out when don't.

Cell phone. Now this one I could do without. But I have a baby, and thus my head fills with all kinds of things-that-could-go-wrong, all the time. So I totally pat myself (I know) or my purse as I'm leaving so I'm sure I have it. Incidentally, I have a secret plan to upgrade to an iPhone, so if something should "happen" to my phone, well, let's just say things "happen." Then I would worship my iPhone. I would check email all the time. I would listen to music, and take pictures of hip ironic city scenes. I would be in a whole 'nother sphere of coolness (imagine!). And my phone would be way way at the top of the list. Oh worldly worldiness.

Wallet. Because how much would it SUCK to have to make all those calls to the credit card companies, and the trip to the driver's license place, and etc etc, to replace all that stuff? Besides, it still has the piece of paper that my man first gave me his number on. Hubba hubba.


Not in the picture, but on the honor roll of things I feel naked without:
My wedding ring.
My baby. He's always with me, so when he's not, it's like...where is he?
A hat in summer. I'm a bit of a sun protection zealot, plus my eyes can't take the sun.

But you can see I'm stretching here. So here ends the list of things I can't leave home without. Thanks for reading!

13 comments:

willowtree said...

Mine's pretty much the same but I use a Palm instead of a book.

Hootin'Anni said...

I like the last items....wedding ring, photos...etc. Yes, I agree.


Mine's posted...
Have a great MOANday.

childlife said...

I love that you kept the paper where you first got hubby's phone number : )

Sandy said...

I gave up on the whole organized thing years ago! Now it's just a pleasant surprise when I actually do somthing I was supposed to do!

susan said...

Nope...never heard of Harris Teeter!

My sweetie still has a matchbook cover with my phone number and a lipstick kiss on it. I love that he carries it around with him.

AnGlOpHiLe FoOtBaLl FaNaTiC said...

I put my son in, too. I so understand the need for lists. I even forget to do the things on the lists, so I write lists of lists. Neverending.

alisonwonderland said...

i'm a planner dork too! :o)

ChrisB said...

We are seem to b e comforted by similar things!

Crown Princess said...

it is amazing how much we depend on thing to complete each day

Mrs. G. said...

I, too, am a lip balm addict. May I recommend the BEST IN THE WORLD? Bath and Body Work's shea butter balm...it's usually in front of the store in plastic bins and it is in a white little tub with a black lid. Get some!

Pamela said...

so what did we do without cell phones. Whatever it was, I did it while I was raising children.

Karina said...

You are not a dork for needing your planner...we all need to keep our stuff straight somehow, right?

Sirdar said...

Lots of people seem to carry the same stuff. Must mean its important.