Packing it in – Part Two

May 27, 2010

Gadget, Journal

Just so you know up front, this is a three-parter, so tune out now if you’re already bored.

Lloyd’s bag was plenty little, but my bag was a purse! That’s right – one of those oversized jobbies that some women carry and you think, “Jeez, that thing looks like a suitcase!” Well, mine was a suitcase!

I got it at a consignment store, so it was pretty cheap. I hate the polka dots and the stupid bow is even worse, but the size and shape was acceptable. Form vs. function and all that.

I also brought along my regular purse so people wouldn't think THIS was my purse. As if they'd notice or care.

I planned meticulously what to bring. I wore jeans, a Target shirt, and a sweatshirt/jacket on the plane, and the bag held:

  • a hair dryer (Dang – I didn’t realize my mom had one.)
  • three hair rollers & clips (they get rid of the bump)
  • toiletries (tomorrow’s post)
  • three Target shirts (one was newish to wear to church)
  • a pair of dress pants
  • Jammie bottoms (I just wore a regular shirt for a top)
  • a long-sleeved cut-up shirt as a sweater/robe
  • underwear & socks

It all packed up nice and little. I folded the shirts, instead of making a huge bundle. (I’m not a roller.) They got creased, but I expected that.  I threw everything in mom’s clothes dryer for couple of minutes and all was well.

The hilarious part was that I forgot how dry it was in Colorado.  On Friday night I washed my jeans out in the sink (I had spilled on them) and laid them out by the open window, thinking that perhaps they might be dry by Monday morning.  I woke up at 3 a.m. – five hours after I had hung them up – and they were dry.  That would never happen in Nebraska.

Tomorrow – toiletries!  Truly a triumph of tiny toiling!

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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2 Responses to “Packing it in – Part Two”

  1. Brad Said on:

    I recognize the Lincoln airport floor in that picture! Ha!


  2. Peggy Said on:

    That is the same size of the bag I travel with! We would be so compatable!

    (But I do LOVE the polka-dots…and the bow…LOVE!)


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