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"Life doesn't have to be perfect to be wonderful."
- Unknown

"That which does not kill you, makes you stronger."
- Handed down through the ages.

"Life's tough. It's even tougher when you're stupid."
- John Wayne

What's in YOUR Wallet?

Every week or two, and when I have a day at home, I unceremoniously dump my purse upside down on a counter in order to clean out the contents.  It's a catch-all during each week, my purse.

I think you can tell a lot about a person by their purse or, for those brave men, European clutch!  ;)  So, what's in this lady homesteader's bag?  Here goes:
  • Bottle of generic migraine relief pills.
  • Tiny hairbrush.
  • 10' tape measure.  (I cannot tell you HOW many times I've needed this!!!)
  • Tiny motel bottle of mouthwash.  You know, just in case.
  • Dental floss.  You don't need it often, but when you DO need it . . . you REALLY need it!
  • Nail file.
  • Fingernail clipper.
  • Ziploc w/ colored pencils for when I'm out to dinner with wee ones who get restless.  (Bopee's always prepared!)
  • My fishing license in the same (above) Ziploc.  Dunno why (it's there, specifically).
  • Bottle of generic naproxen sodium tabs.
  • Visine.
  • Tiny bottle of face lotion.
  • Chapstick.
  • Small bottle of lotion.
  • Two lipsticks in handy little snap-top box.  Shades are 'Petal' and 'French Toast'.  What the . . . 'French Toast'?!
  • Small mirror.
  • Wallet, checkbook.
  • Loose change (but not any more!).
  • Extra checkbook since I ran out of checks.
  • Two pens.
  • Book of matches (call me a boy scout, but I like to be prepared).
  • Flashlight.
  • Gum.  (I panic when I have no gum.  Seriously.)
  • Two essential oil roll-ons:  'Valor' and 'Deep Relief'.
  • 5 loose receipts (but not any more!).
  • Kleenex.
  • 5 miscellaneous notes (no longer).
  • 1 deposit slip (ditto:  no longer).
And, taa-dahhh!  That's it!
Now, what about that "secret" zippered side compartment?  We all have one of those!
  • Two bottles of prescription meds.
  • One unmarked bottle of misc. prescription meds for those as-needed emergencies.
  • My birth certificate.
  • Paper copy of limited info should I be away from my brain, I mean computer.
  • Tucker's rabies vaccination certificate (to get into Canada), now expired (as of October 15th).
So, what's in YOUR wallet?


  1. You're killing me LOL! Now another list to blog about this week! This is actually a good one, like a get out of jail free card for those days when I don't have anything going that needs blogging-about haha!

  2. Your song posted at the top reminded me of a couple of years ago at Thanksgiving back home, a little alcohol was flowing and brothers and I started in to a little Bob & Doug Mackenzie routine, and Charlie didn't know who they were!!! LOL, he was looking at us like we had suddenly morphed into aliens :) Of course we schooled him right away! Take OFF!

  3. LOL... we told him at first with straight faces that we were speaking "Canadian"... even he caught on with "don't they speak English?" but we almost convinced them that it was indeed "Canadian" hahaha he didn't fall for it!

  4. Hey, you're racking up more Followers, I see. Keep up the good work! (Post it and they will come. Hahahaha!)

    P.S. I'm still thinking about my list of 25 Things About Me or whatever it's called. I can only come up with fourteen.

  5. I think I have the most boring purse of any woman around:
    1. Wallet
    2. Checkbook
    3. Loose change
    4. phone book
    5. 3' tape measure
    6. tiny fold up scissors
    7. 2 pens
    8. cell phone
    sometimes maybe some paper trash. I think that's about it ... like I said - boring!

  6. Why do you have your birth certificate in your purse???

    I have many of the same things in my purse - lipsticks (I never wear!), lip gloss (because I like to pretend I wear it), tiny hand sanitizer, travel tissue, travel bottle tylenol, nail file / clippers, two pens, checkbook, wallet, my netbook, and a lollipop. I recently removed a large lake rock that some small person had slipped in there over the summer :)

  7. i'm so sorry to hear about your cat. sending you my deepest condolences. xoxo


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