Waiting, as we all know, is part of life. Doctor visits, Dentists, hair salons, auto repairs and oil changes, popular restaurants,kid's sports practice or music lessons, your husband's gigs and rehearsals, Oh, what? You don't have those? Sometimes, when I am waiting, I sit and do nothing. That's right, nothing. Oh sure I breathe, and my mind races with thoughts and ideas, blogs and things to remember. Sometimes I pray, and if the surroundings are quiet enough, sometimes I listen for God.
BUT THE REST OF THE TIME...
I keep a very small notebook in my purse for blog ideas and other writing that I need to do. But when the amount of time has the possibility of being a looooooong time I try to remember to bring -My Bag-. This bag serves not only an anti-boredom purpose, but also in case of emergencies as well.
I chose a small leather like tote with an internal pocket and sturdy sides. You can pick whatever you want. I kept mine compact to save space and to limit the weight potential. I fill it with stuff like this:
Magazine with articles I didn't have time to read.
Current projects I am working on (from forms to fill out to crocheting)
Small devotional book, no time like the present.
Notebook, for writing.
Writing instruments, good ones, that I love to use.
Gum and or mints
Snack, nothing that would melt, because ick. I had a giant lump of a fruit snack once, it tasted good, but looked awful.
Bottled water and a few flavor packets for my hubby who hates water.
Safety Pins, always.
Adhesive strips, Latex free. (AKA "Band-Aids")
YES, it all fits.
If my son is coming with us I make a backpack for him as well with Lego parts, snacks(never chocolate in them, too much melting and clean up),Maybe a couple character figures(small ones) and race cars. He loves to read so I make sure he has a novel and one comic, like Garfield.
My bag often lives in the car and is brought in occasionally for revamping.
Example of melted fruit snacks:
And that's what works for me.For more fabulous ideas head over to Shannon's Place.