What 10 Things Are In Your Bag Right Now?

One purple spiral notebook with poetry, Christmas lists, and morning pages

A pair of gloves with a hole in one finger– for cold long runs

Expired grocery coupons


Burt’s Bees Lip Gloss

A Free Applebee’s Milkshake Certificate for Isaac’s Winning Pumpkin Book Character (we need to cash that one in soon)

Empty candy wrappers

Old-fashioned, dorky cell phone (according to my students)

A pair of turquoise bead earrings

A copy of Redbird, a collection of poems by Mary Oliver

*I started to not even post– for two reasons.  One, this is dangerously close to some sort of psychoanalysis, and two, I didn’t feel like posting photos.  Sometimes, I don’t post because I don’t have an appropriate photo or I don’t feel like waiting and waiting and waiting for the darned picture to download.  When you think about it, it’s a silly reason not to post.  I know that, visually, it’s nice to have cool photos and artwork on the blog, and it has enhanced my writing (I never used to post photos– only words), but sometimes, I just don’t have the time or the inclination.  This is one of those days.