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As a female I have a few purses. Granted not the gazillions most girls have. I have under five at last check. One of my favorite ones is a big light green purse that only has one pocket on the side to put small items , otherwise it is a free for all. Just dump what you want to put in and go on your merry way. The other one is a smaller bag that is nice enough to use for functions, church and to look at least presentable.

With a bigger bag there is always the issue of trying to find one item in a big bag for there is no order to a bag with no pockets. Yet here is my dilemma. My smaller purse that has two small pockets on the inside and two on the outside gives me major grief. For me to find anything in it, I have to literally dump everything out to find a chap stick, nail clippers and so on. While my bigger pale green hippie looking bag I can find anything within mere seconds of looking for it.

What gives? Logically to me anyway it seems if it is smaller and has pockets I should have no issue but yet every single time I try to find something I mutter to myself. It always ends up with me promising myself that I will go back to my big free for all purse and yet I don’t. My family is so use to me fuss about this topic they have learned to ignore when it happens and just walk away. I live with smart men I suspect.

As a trained scientist I have yet to figure out what the problem but now at this point the matter is becoming mute. It is just another mystery of life. For trying to be presentable I will go with the smaller bag and for the days that is does not matter or I don’t care I will go the hippie route.

To Do List- The Curse

How many of us have a “To Do List”? I do. The list of the lists I have is starting to get legendary. With this chaotic world we now live in, it helps people get organize with the basics. For me I have a list for:

1-Things to buy

2-Things to fix around the house

3-Things to clean inside and around the house

4-List of books for the book club I run

5-List of doctors appts/meetings/errands that must be done

6-List of publishers I am planning on sending my query letter to

7-List of things that I need to do for others

It goes on. You all get the picture. The joy of striking out something on the list is hard to explain. The people who get that sentiment are the ones who make lists. There are times I do feel like a hamster in a wheel going round and round for those are the days I cross one item and add three much to my dismay.

How many of us have a list of things to do that are fun?

1-Read a good book

2-Go outside for a walk

3-Spend time with the family

4-Go to the movies

5-Do absolutely nothing

I would bet a whole nickel that we don’t do this as a norm. They are things we should not forget automatically but some of us do.

The point of making a list is to not to forget. Which makes sense but by not exercising our brain and memory we are only hurting ourselves to some small degree. How can we remember if we are always writing things down?

But go me, I take it a step farther. There are the days that no matter how well thought out my lists are I just plain forget to look at the list and go about my merry way. Yes, go me.

Don’t you just love it?

Squirrels- my long time enemy

People who know me personally know that I hate squirrels. I even wrote a small book on it that is in the process of being edited. The sequel is half way done. I was folding my clothes in my room on the 2nd floor yesterday to which I heard some barking. Looking left and right, I saw this little fellow on my chimney on the 2nd floor.

He lunged at me but oh so sorry there was a window between us.

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