Karina, this week’s Fun Monday hostess, among other things wants "to see [our] security blankets….not the kind Linus carries
around with him in the Charlie Brown cartoons, although, if you have
one of those, by all means share it. What I want to see are the items
you just cannot leave home without. What is it that if you leave your
house without, you feel naked, incomplete, not quite right? … What can’t you leave home without?…"

First, the obvious:



Less than a year ago, I couldn’t say my purse was something I always had "on my person".  Ever since I was held at gunpoint…okay, not really, but it sounds MUCH more dramatic… ROBBED, I’ve been a slave to it :/.  Karina asked what we felt naked without, and that’s gotta be my rings–engagement, wedding, and 10th anniversary (in the summer, my toe rings make the list).  And, of course, my cell phone, it might as well be my right hand’s sixth finger.  Not that that would make me a freak or anything. 

Next, I’ve talked enough about coffee in the past, my next photos should be no surprise–every morning I leave with one or the other (if my cell phone is my right hand’s sixth finger, one of these must be my seventh–but only in the morning.  Hmmm, I AM beginning to look like a circus freak!):




The Rembrandts insulated cup is from a Chattanooga "must-visit" (coffee shop/dessert destination) in the Bluff View Arts District; I couldn’t resist surcie-ing myself with the "Java Junkee" coffee mug…it starts my day with a smile–especially when it’s FULL of Dunkin’ Donuts coffee!

The last "security items" I thought I’d share, live in my car (maybe that makes them my van’s fifth wheel, keeping with the extra digits on my hand analogy….):


With three kids, I’m forever needing napkins to clean up spills (see above item :/), and someone ALWAYS needs a tissue (better than wiping stuff on the back of our seats!); the umbrella is an obvious "security blanket", but what are those two other colorful things?

Let’s look inside:


A sewing kit and first aid kit that have come in handier than my 12 fingers!  The first aid kit is supposed to have has ibuprofen AND acetaminophen, Benedryl and Neosporin cream, bandages, a pocket knife, matches, sinus meds, instant spot remover (clothing "first aid"), eye drops and anti-bacterial wipes.  Fun Monday has been helpful this week because I realized I need to re-stock a few things thanks, kids >:(.

Okay, guys, that’s it from me this week….thanks for your visit.  Be sure to visit Karina for the rest of Fun Monday fun :).

p.s. after receiving a few comments:  The Mary Engelbreit stinkin’-adorable- I-don’t-care-how-much-you-mock-me (!) sewing kit was a gift from my sister because she knows I LOVE all things "ME".  It’s thin and perfectly fits our door side pocket; the sewing items we use more than anything are the tape measure and scissors.  And, I promise you, if you put a first aid kit in your car, you will use it over and over again, strangers and friends will love you when you pull out something they need if they’re gushing blood, and you will, in turn, think of me lovingly, realizing that Fun Monday has made a difference in your life.  So there (hmph! hands on hips, lips poked out)! 🙂

And if you haven’t read my post below (and you have a minute to give me your opinion), please scroll to the end and tell me whether or not I should advise my neighbor about the "creature" living under their house!


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