Now that my mother is out of the hospital, there are a lot of things that she needs to keep track of, like her daily weight, her blood pressure, her diet, and her appointments. So, I bought her a new planner to write everything down in. She also has a lot of PRN medications that she needs to keep with her, too.
Since mom's purse wasn't big enough to hold everything she needs to keep with her, and her larger purses weren't designed for organization, we took a trip to the Hallmark store to get her a lovely Vera Bradley bag. She got the same one that I have, only in a different pattern. Here is what she got.
They didn't have the bag in the pattern she wanted out in the display, so the sales lady had to go into the back to get it from the shipment they had just received. While she was looking for it, we continued to look around. Katie found a little purse that she wanted to carry around. I wasn't planning on getting it for her because it was way too big and expensive for her. But then another sales lady thought she might like the "Katie" style and pointed it out to us.
Well, Katie just loved the "Katie" bag, and they had one in the colors that she wears most often - pink and green. And since that style is not very expensive, we decided to go ahead and get it for her. So, at the tender age of 20 months, Katie has her very first VB bag. Here it is.
Now every one of us girls had a VB bag, except for Emily. Since it really wouldn't be very fair for Katie to have a VB before Emily, I looked for something inexpensive for Emily. I decided on a lunch bag for her, since she likes to pack her lunch for school sometimes. It was less expensive than most of the handbags, and when the girls go back to school in the fall, I can get her the back sack to match it. Here's what Emily got.
Of course, at this point in our shopping, we realized that we were getting something for both Emily and Katie, and nothing for Sarah. Again, not very fair, so I picked out a nice little accessory to go with Sarah's VB that my aunt bought for her. This is what I picked out for Sarah.
So, you may be wondering what I picked out for myself. Well, believe it or not, I didn't get anything for myself. Shocking, I know, but I just didn't want to spend too much money, and I didn't really see anything that I felt I needed at that very moment. I'll just have to go back when I'm in a more selfish mood, I guess.