My weight is down a pound. Which I’m thrilled about because since Christmas and New Year’s I’ve been very lazy.
I’m happy about this, but I can assure you, at the end of this week, it’ll be up by a pound. I’ve been stressed!
And my shoulder has been hurting. The past few weeks I feel as though I am carrying the weight of the world around. However, I seriously thought there may be something wrong with me and in my hypochondriasis way, I went on WebMD. And naturally, I thought the worst. Until Bonaparte caught me.
I was beside myself and asked him to pick up my bag. It was on the floor next to where I was sitting. OK. Picture this. I’m crying because, once again, I’m thinking the worst about my health. I’m telling Bonaparte through sobs that I’m sick and need to go to the ER before my heart or my brain explode. I need my bag because my insurance card is in my bag and I need my group number to see what I’m covered for in the case of a heart attack or stroke.
Then he picked up my bag. For some reason, he had an adverse reaction. Bonaparte told me the reason my shoulder is so sore is because of the weight of my bag. Then he asked me just exactly what was in my bag that would make it extremely heavy.
“Cassee”. “Pliz.” “ Zahr eez nuh-zhin whong wiz ou” “Zuh problem eez zuh beg” “Ou muz clin et ouhhhtt!”
Let me tell you something.
I have my stuff in my bag. I have a lot of stuff in my bag. I need to carry this stuff around with me because I feel like I’m missing something if I don’t have my stuff. My stuff is important to me.
A sampling of what’s in my bag!
But, being the kind and compliant woman I am, I humored Bonaparte and promised him I would clean out the stuff that was in my bag.
Come along with me while I clean out the contents of my tan Longchamp Cuir LePliage.
This is my bag. And I’ve been lazy about changing up bags so I’ve been using this quite often. It doesn’t look like there’s much in here. That’s because the huge J. Crew bag takes up so much space. I had this empty bag in my bag thinking that a certain someone would not know that I went shopping a few weeks back. He found out.
I have a listing of eye doctors in the surrounding area. I ended up going to a doctor who isn’t on this list. So I filed this away.
I have a little Vera Bradley pouch that is chock-full of lip color. Thing is, I don’t change my lip color during the day. I don’t know why these are in my bag. I also have my business cards from
doing time in retail hell when I worked at Nordstrom. For sentimental reasons, I can’t bring myself to throw these cards in the trash.
Oh look! Remember that no-name wallet I wrote about last summer? (Post: I‘ve Done Some Shopping) It’s still going strong! I have so much garbage in it that it stands up by itself. This inexpensive wallet is great–and I always receive many compliments on it!
The start of a grocery list and a reminder to bring in a donation to one of my co-worker’s dog rescue group!
A boarding pass, moist towelette and those things to put over your eyes when you sleep. From our trip to Paris last November. I found these at the bottom of my bag.
More lip gloss. This is a Dior lippie that I forgot I had. I guess it wasn’t that great to begin with. I’ll just put it back in the bag.
The CD is in my car. I’m not really sure how the cover ended up in my bag. Isn’t it a fun CD cover? This is my new favorite CD. I love Lisa Leblanc!
It is a mystery how this fragonard bag WITH samples ended up in this bag. I was at Fragonard in the beginning of the summer and I purchased the bag at summer’s end. Maybe it got there magically!
Yet MORE lipcolor! And in a Kendra Scott earring pouch! WTF?? I really need to do a post dedicated to lip gloss and sticks!
Hmmm. I can NEVER find tissues when I need them. And I looked for them in my bag but couldn’t find them. Bags are black holes for stuff! Now I can blow my nose!
It gets better. THIS is my bag-within-a-bag. A removable organizer that I can move from one bag to another. The pathetic thing is that I have the same organizer in two other bags–so I don’t HAVE to remove the removable organizer! Let’s take a look–shall we?
A petit notepad from the Hotel Prince de Conti in…guess where?
My Lifetime Member stuff from Weight Watchers. I was looking for this–who knew I would find it in my bag’s organizer? I may go back to the meetings..
My tracker. Notice how great I am at tracking the wrong things to eat!
I don’t know how old this tea is but I wonder if tea has an expiration date. I’ll keep it. Just in case!
Fake sugar, hair stuff, and tabs. Somehow this DOES make sense–I just need to remember how!
Another note pad, dental floss, a Weight Watchers calculator and deodorant. These are all necessities!
A pen that I discovered in a zippered compartment of my organizer. That little organizer holds a ton of stuff!
Oh dear God. This is getting crazy. MORE lip gloss and lip balm. Am I now a lip product hoarder?
I had been searching for this and thought I lost it! I LOVE the scent of this Nirvana White. It’s a bit on the sweet side with some serious musk. I’m so happy I found you–even if I don’t wear you. I just like to smell you!
OK. So out of all that STUFF in my bag. This is what I got rid of. The remnants of a Nordstrom Note, an old TD Bank ATM receipt. A Target receipt and some note paper. I kept the doctor listing but it’s in a file. Everything else went back in the bag! It does appear to be a lot lighter!
My little Monoprix sac. I have one in almost every bag. These fold up and carry a ton of stuff. I like having a couple of bags–just in case–again!
I don’t think my shoulder will hurt anymore because of the paper I trashed! What’s in YOUR bag!!!
I would say Monsieur Bonaparte is correct in this instance. But the awful thing is,I could not part with the stuff in my bag. I got rid of the J. Crew bag and some papers, but everything else went right back in!
On another note, I got my laptop back. There was something wrong with it. Apparently, the technician who was supposed to install programs, etc. forgot a few things. My touchpad still sucks because it can’t be disabled on this particular laptop. But—the mouse is now working beautifully.
Here’s a few items I wore at the end of last week and into this weekend.
I wore this today. I wasn’t crazy about the look because I wore navy tights–I like a bare leg sometimes with skirts if I’m wearing boots–but I did not have time to fake tan. I DO love my plaid jacket from J. Crew!
We drove into New York City yesterday to have lunch with the boys and Jake’s girlfriend, Juliana. I went high-low. Ripped jeans and an Hermes scarf! And my other lady jacket from J. Crew!
I went to the Eye Doctor on Saturday and wore this. I was thrilled that Ray Ban now makes round frames. I got practically the same frames–and when my new glasses are ready-I’m handing these over to get stronger lenses put in. A girl needs a backup!
I wore this on Friday. Jeans Friday. New AG Jeans with tan suede heels. This was, hands down, my favorite look from last week. And those AG jeans are a great weight-loss article of clothing because of the stretch factor. In all honesty, I could have gone down a size.
I may have posted this in my contour post–but what the hey! It was a comfy outfit. J. Crew Pixie pants–the most comfortable pants in the universe!
Are any of you on Facebook? If so, have you been affected by political postings? I’ve unfriended quite a few people. And not because their politics are different than mine are. It’s because of some of the vile name calling I’ve had to deal with because of my politics.
It’s a pity because I respect the opinions of those whom I know. If I disagree with their views, I’ll post why, but I won’t lower myself to name calling. I won’t do that to people I know.
And this song by my favorite Beatle-George Harrison has been getting a ton of love from me lately. Isn’t It A Pity? It really is—but this is a beautiful song…