There are several things that I really do not like to do. One of them is shop. Shopping for fabric is not considered shopping, that is considered need. Anyway, I took my mother shopping today. Her favorite place to shop is Dilliard's, so we made a day of it and went to lunch at the mall and then went shopping. I had grilled chicken on risotto with tomatoes and artichoke hearts, bread, salad, and raspberry tea. It was delicious!!!
We went to Dilliard's and an hour later Aud (my mother) had bought what she wanted and I was ready to leave. However, nothing would do but I buy a new purse. You know how mothers are when they get something in their mind, and when your mother is 91 years old, you don't mess with her very much. So here I was, already doing something I didn't want to do, and having to shop for something that is really hard for me. I have a perfectly good purse and have had it about 6 months and know about where everything is in it. And once I put my life in a purse, I don't take it out. I am not one to change purses. That is truly a waste of time as far as I am concerned.
A purse to me is like an extension of myself. First of all, I have to like the way it feels under my arm, and it has to be fairly light, and it has to have some pockets or partitions so I can lose things in it. It took me thirty minutes to find one that I really liked. It is a B Makowsky if that means anything to anyone, sure doesn't mean anything to me. However, it is a dark teal colored leather and has a great feel to it. And, it came in its own pouch! Wow!
There was so much "stuff" attached to it I felt like it was made for one of those tatooed bikers that wear chains. All of the "stuff" came off thank goodness. I will be able to lose my whole life in there. Of course, one shoulder will be lower than the other when I put all of my stuff in it. The important thing here is I have a new purse and my mother is happy.
I had to share a picture of it. It is really pretty. Now I need to say goodbye to my old purse and get comfortable with this one.