Prozac (to keep me sane)
Binoculars (yes, I sank this low once)
Unsigned final divorce papers
Loan papers for the house I am buying without my WS
Appointment cards for my IC with weekly appointments
New bank card from separating my finances from WS
Print out with thread from SI to validate that, despite all the crazy things in my purse- *I* am not crazy.
I have binoculars in my purse too. And I don't think it's sinking low to use them. Trust but verify, right? I need them to see license plates from a distance, among other things.
We should all really start a PI business with our new found skills.
Would love to go into the spy purse business tho.
Don't forget the disguises tho----need them for stake-outs.
If you haven't already, read the 00Lucy thread in the investigative tips forum---it is hysterical!(the title of the thread is "Snagged")
Seriously tho, I have done stake-outs, kind of in disguise, & in a borrowed non-descript car. That's the only way I first got a good look @ OW----I really HAD to know what she looked like.
After that, stake outs ( on my day off) were the only way that I caught WH & OW together, more than once, after Dday, even tho WH claimed there was NC.
It's really something---tragic, & crazy in fact -----that it got to that point that I had to spy on my WH of 23 yrs & father of my 4 children
[This message edited by mchercheur at 4:54 PM, October 26th (Saturday)]
I bet all of our purses....or for the men, maybe their car compartments or backpacks, reflect where we are in the process!
I do carry Xanax now, some new spare keys I just had made for me and DDs new downtown apartment, shopping lists of things to buy for new apartment, a screwdriver for setting up new apt, and for removing items from walls of old apt, lease, chapstick and Advil!
I do have a tip for you. When your purse becomes cluttered, full and too heavy, just get a new one out! Take out the absolute essentials, don't forget the drivers license and maybe one tube of lipstick, and put the loaded down purse in the closet for awhile. Trust me, it will still be there for you
Since it looks like my WS and I will be signing divorce papers tomorrow, I guess I won't need the binoculars anymore. He doesn't even know that I have them.
Life shouldn't be this way you know?
Time to get out my fancy lipstick and move on.
I have my old apartment lease (should have removed this months ago ), 6 or 7 lipsticks, acid reflux meds,ADs(can't imagine why I would need those ), notebook full of random stuff--I too have a system of lists, secret sticky note addiction & colored pens that seems crazy to anyone else but works for me.
I often wonder what an anthropolgist from the future would glean from excavating an intact handbag from one of us.
Two steps forward and one step backwards, is still progress.
[This message edited by Ostrich80 at 12:57 AM, October 28th (Monday)]