I'm late to the purse dump party with Kendra (who I get to meet this weekend at Behold!!!), but here goes:
I had to change over purses Sunday to travel for business Monday/Tuesday, but before I cleaned it out, I took a picture:
It's my favorite: Cell phone....in fact, our relationship might be too close
Wow, I really have a lot of these: Lip balms/glosses
I've been looking for those: I know this rosary is in my purse, but it is always hard to find when I'm looking for it. Maybe I should use a caribener hook to keep it handy like I do for my keys.
Huh. That shouldn't be in there: Should I pretend I don't use that bag of candy in there for bribery? No, I know what that's in there. I think probably the polar bear....do I really need one random toy just in case?
Most of this mess has now been transferred to a new purse. Give it a few days and it'll look even worse.
Now - on to What We're Reading Wednesday! Linking up with Jessica over at Housewifespice.
This week, I'm re-reading a classic for a mom's book club next month. Jane Eyre is the story of an orphan, told in the first person.
The story opens when Jane is about 10 years old. Jane is abused by an aunt and cousins, and is eventually sent away. She is sent to a charity school where events of cruelty and near-starvation are rampant.
While the plot of the story is well-known by most, I'll still avoid the spoilers.....other than to say, Jane has a hard life, but in the end, I was at peace with her story. Even though it was full of hardship, I felt she was happy in the end, and that made the tragedies of her earlier life not so great that they overcame the ending.
Lately, I've been reading a lot of modern literature. Contemporary authors, with life stories or helpful tidbits about balancing the demands of motherhood have been the common fare of late.
Reading Jane Eyre reminded me what great literature is; how some books rise to the level of classic. I have loved my more modern reads, but in a sense, reading such a great work re-calibrates the literary palate. Like a fine wine or a decadent sweet, it won't be my every day meal, but every now and then, it's nice to step out of the stories that help me survive (all those how-to's and inspirational stories are definitely a necessary part of my survival!) and turn to something that is simply for itself.
You can get this work free on Kindle, so it's definitely worth a read, especially if the last time you picked it up was as an angst-y teen....you'll read a little deeper this time, I think.