Wednesday, March 19, 2008


Remember this ad?

This is Your Brain...

This is Your Brain on Drugs....

Here is my version.

This is my bag...

This is my bag after a ten day trip to Boise....

"What in the world is in that bag?" you ask.

I'm sure you are dying to know.

I'll show you.
(sounding slightly embarrassed and somewhat hesitant!)

*Granola Bars
(why do I throw a new one in every time we leave when I already have plenty?)
*Two bags of wipes
*Garbage. Lots of garbage.
*Kleenex. LOTS of used Kleenex.
(Could Meg's nose please stop running?)
*My notebook/journal/list maker/note keeper/food tracker/LIFE.
*Meg's Sunday Shoes
*Cell Phone Charger
(The charger I looked for the whole trip but never found. Then I stopped looking cause I lost my phone too. I did find the phone by the way.)
*Blue Squishy Stress Chairs
(With a big chunk bitten out. Think Meg was hungry?)
*Hotel Mints and Lotion
(Kendon and I had an overnight date!)
*Tupperware container that HAD spearmint lifesavers in it.
*Parent's House Key. Did you want that back?

The mess in this bag is very representational of the mess my life becomes after a trip. I've said it before and I'll say it again,

"No man needs a vacation more than the man who just had one."

So, think of me as I wrap up the process of re-entry into the "real world." I'm almost there. Just three more loads of laundry and some major grocery shopping and I'll call it good.

Until then.


Lauren said...

This was an awesome post and I loved the title. Re-entry is the pits! I truly understand! I love that quote of, "no man needs a vacation..."

I blew up the picture to see every detail :)

How do you label pictues like that? Do you have to have Picassa to do it?

Lisa-Marie said...

Wow! Lauren, you are fast. I took the labeled pic off cause it was a pain to see. But, I did it in Paint.

Hazen5 said...

I was wondering where you had gone!Okay, your purse is a mini Riteaid! If I need anything at the blogapalooza, I am going to you!

Hollyween said...

We recently did a enrichment activity called "Get 'Purse'onal". Everyone wrote what they had in their purse and it was so much fun!

Glad you're back. Cute bag, by the way!

Bridget said...

Welcome back. It's been a while! I love the chairs. So very random. Too funny. My purse is always so cluttered with receipts. It drives me crazy.

James & Dawn said...

I always had problems keeping my bag clean, it was always full of receipts, pens, notebooks, wallets, phone, ipod, chargers, change, a little snack, and I don't even have kids. I found a solution, I bought a very small bag!! Love your posts!

Rick and Annie said...

You are one prepared Mommy! That is a great post! My bag looks like that all the time. Rick calls it the never ending pit.

NT Weekes Family ~ said...

Lisa.. I had so much fun visting with you when you came! -- We'll do Lunch & Shoppung when you come next time! :o>
~ My friend just did a purse blog too...Fun idea! I have found out it doesn't matter how BIG or little my purse gets.. it's still a Mary Poppins Bag!

Arin Rohrbach said...

Amen sister!

Denae (a.k.a. D-dawg) said...

My purse has so much junk in it even without a vacation! That is so much stuff! It's like hazen 5 said, your purse is a mini riteaid! So funny.

Laurel said...

ah ha! So that's where you have been. Sadly, I have not been on a trip, but my purse looks like that anyway. That, my friend, is the problem with a big purse. I find stuff in the bottom I had long forgetten.

I feel for you on the catch up work. I always feel so behind after a trip.

Glad you're back!

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Anonymous said...

overnight date is all I heard... yay you!

Laurie said...

Cute post. My purse is a wreck right now too!

Grandma W. said...

You win the prize for the most STUFF in your purse!!! You could probably have won a prize on some TV show with that!
Love you!