I still haven’t packed yet, and I’m leaving for Europe in less than seven days. But that’s another matter.
I’m obsessed. I got an ad in the mail from Franklin Covey. (I’m a not so secret lover of organizational tools). And they always have the most interesting bags. I have . . . a lot of them. On page 5, there’s this Special Edition Donner Shoulder Bag. (Go have a look. I’ll wait). Five seconds after looking at it, I became convinced that THIS, THIS! was the solution to all my problems.
(I have a shelf in the closet which serves as a testament to all those other perfect solutions).
But, really, this is the savior. I’m going to be alone in Budapest with a small child, and no car. I need a bag that is light, has a million pockets, and I can get a train pass and keys from quickly. Oh, you ask, what about that bag I bought this spring for that EXACT purpose? Pshaw, what if that backback doesn’t work by myself? I’ve only tried it with my husband and mother in tow. I know you’re wondering, why don’t I just get the bag? Of course, there’s a caveat. The caveat is that it’s discontinued (which is why it’s on sale) and finding one would take time I should probably dedicate to writing, or packing, or my child.
The perfect bag may have gotten away . . . .