I don't do photos but y'all know I can't resist an Open Call. Here, the contents of my purse (black vinyl with silver buckles and two outside pockets; very New York).
1. Black ear band. It's still cold enough to need one some of the time and my ears get cold easily.
2. Keys. LOTS of keys. I have three for this apartment, three for Iggy's apartment (kept, with his permission, so I can visit Uptown Cats when he's not home) two for my supply closet at work, three for my church and one for my church supply closet, two for my father's co-op and two for the seminary! There are also two key chain decorations; one containing a cross and star of David, and another (a gift from a clergy colleague) with the phrase, "Knock and it shall be opened." Oh. And my keyring sized "Loyalty Card" which gets me discounts at the Rite-Aid drugstore chain. I could kill someone with the contents of my key ring. Easily.
3. Wallet (with cash, change, i.d and ATM cards, library card, business cards and old receipts. Many.)
4. Mini hair brush made of gold plastic, with a mirror on the back. Too much hair in it. I should clean it more often.
5. Two pens.
6. Clear plastic makeup case containing foundation, two lipsticks, powder compact, eye shadow, mascara and some Immodium caplets (I never leave home without 'em). Also a pack of birth control pills, which I take for control of my perimenopausal periods, not contraception (being in a relationship with another goil, of course, means that contraception wouldn't be needed even if I were young enough to get pregnant easily). I don't wear oodles of makeup but carrying all of it with me, every day, is a sort of "security blanket," even though I rarely do touch-ups during the day...
7. My Lenten reading. "Year of Grace," by Father Andrew Greeley. A collection of written prayers and meditations.
8. My date book/address book (I still like to keep such things in paper form) which is also a prayer book and liturgical calendar! Very handy for the Clergy Woman About Town.
9. A mini New Testament with Psalms and Proverbs.
10. My BlackBerry.
11. Small hand sanitizer.
12. Small container of Tylenol.
13. Roll of Ricola throat drops.
14. My Metro Card.
15. "Forward Day By Day" (a devotional magazine with Bible readings and daily meditations).
16. Lactaid (for the rare occasions when circumstances make dairy products hard to avoid).
17. A scrap of paper with a fashion drawing, by me, of a glamorous, model-type woman in a cowl-necked, tightly-belted coat.
18. A small notebook. In it are all the names/phone numbers of my father's caregivers in the hospital (medical doctor, psychiatrist; social worker) as well as various addresses, homily notes, a couple more drawings and the weekly attendance lists for my Sunday services at the Adult Home. (The notebook is divided into three sections. Church has its own section).
19. Two small bags of smoked almonds (1 half-eaten). I always try to carry healthy snacks so I won't be tempted by junk.
That seems to be the woiks. Only slightly embarassing...