I cannot remember the last time I had this much spare time on my hands, unfortunately it wasn't good circumstances that brought me this time.
I spent Monday at home with the kids since my mother wasn't back in town yet from her mini-vacation. I was home again with the kids Wednesday and Thursday because my mother made an emergency trip to Rochester to be with my uncle who thought he'd scare the crud out of all of us by having another heart attack. Thankfully, Uncle Loren is on the road to recovery despite his hospital room being occupied by my Aunt Linda and my mother and a bunch of my cousins for two days. If he survived that much time with Linda and Lila in a teeny, tiny hospital room, he is, indeed, a strong man. There are a lot of commas in that sentence and I doubt they are being properly used.
So I have had three days at home and I've organized and cleaned out almost everything that I can. Including my eight purses. I don't use all eight at once, obviously, and most days I just stick with my black purse in the winter and a light pink one in the summer. The rest are randomly used as I see fit.
I wouldn't have thought this cleaning would be worthy of a post but I don't have much to post lately (see previous posts on FLOWERS BLOOMING as proof) and I was amazed at the amount of stuff that I found in all these bags.
Here is the list, in no particular order:
2 business cards
4 splenda packets
1 ipod shuffle (I was wondering where that thing went)
6 paper clips
1 Thomas the Train (I'm sure Jamie was wondering where that went)
1 half eaten South Beach Diet breakfast bar
3 pieces of gum
1 cough drop
1 lactaid (note: I haven't needed lactaid since I was pregnant with Jamison - 2 years ago. Apparently I don't clean out my purses often enough)
1 Barnes & Noble receipt from August 2008
1 coloring book page from The Picture People (Lily colored it while we were waiting for our pics in November)
1 gate check bag (This was from my trip to Searcy for Reagan's wedding. This was the flight that I literally had to jump from the jetway onto the plane because I was so late for the flight. This was also the day that I started reading Twilight....memories....)
1 e-ticket for this same Little Rock trip
1 Heritage Inn room key (also from Little Rock trip...that bag hadn't been cleaned out since November)
2 free panty cards from Victoria's Secret....expired...I hate when that happens
1 hair clip
2 chap sticks (anyone who knows me should be surprised that there weren't more than 2. And that I would let 2 chap sticks disappear in the depths of a bag)
1 travel pack tums
So I can't say that my life is so exciting that my children have cows named after them or anything like that, but at least I feel like everything in my home is clean and organized. Is anyone else finding fun things while doing your spring cleaning?