Thisisme tagged me for "5 Things You Couldn't Leave the House Without." A very nice gesture and it had me thinking.
What exactly do I have to have to leave the house? Since I can count on one hand how many times I have been out of the house in a month I realized that I don't need much, but what I do take makes up the sum of my infrequent trips.
There are four things that come with me when I step outside my front door:
1. Pooldad. He is like my American Express card***. I never leave home without him. I have done it once in two plus years, and I don't want to do it again. It sounds silly, but I don't like leaving without him. I hold on to him and feel like I can do anything.
2. My cane. Sometimes I feel kicky and don't need it, but, more often then not, I wear down and it is a comfort to me. And it is shiny blue. What more can you ask for in an accessory. :)
3. Hope. I always hope that I am going to make it through the trip, errand ...whatever it is that we are trying to do that day. I hope that I don't let my family down and don't fail.
4. Happiness. I am so happy when I have the strength and ability to get outside and go somewhere. It can be as simple as the grocery store or even the car wash with my husband. Then it can be a "big" trip - like to JMU, to see Squirrel - but the fact that I get to see something other than these four walls or this computer screen makes me so happy.
I don't have a fifth because I don't carry cash, I don't need to lock the door or drive and a purse would be in my way. Also, a cellphone is not something I have to have. It is just a nicety and Pooldad always carries his.
Wallene could be considered my fifth pick, but she isn't a necessity so much as an awesome bonus!
Now to pass this on to five other Tadpoles:
Restaurant Manager - because I know your pockets are filled. :)
Amy at Raising Redheads - a great Mom of two little guys - what's in your purse? I remember those days.
Mynx at Dribble - because the woman is BUSY! Do tell Mynx
Barb at Life in the Mom Lane - because she is Duke Mom #1 and I bet there is some purple and gold in there somewhere ::wink::
Roundabout - the thriftiest and most talented crafter - I bet she has some interesting stuff!
Hope you all are having a fantastic Saturday. It's going to be a great day. Can't you feel it? I can.
***reference to an old American Express commercial. I don't carry credit cards. hee