July 31, 2007

Not Mary Poppins' Purse

Mrs. Who over at House of Zathras has a post about emptying her purse which reminded me of something that occurred while on vacation.

It is a tradition for us while doing our Southern Tour, and stopping at Morrigan’s, for us to stay and celebrate Mo’s beau’s (Flam from here on out) birthday. Well… we’ve done this twice now, so it is now officially a tradition.

I make an ice cream cake of one layer of coffee ice cream and the other chocolate chip, with an oreo bottom crust and crushed oreos in the center dividing the two layers. Morrigan makes his favorite meal. There are presents and the normal birthday celebration.

Well. There is supposed to be.

This year we put the cake on the table for him to blow out his candles and there were NO candles.

Holy crap. You can’t have a birthday cake without a candle.

And then something occurred to me. I realized… or remembered… I had a birthday candle in my purse! I have NO CLUE WHY, but I have a yellow crayola crayon candle in the pocket of my purse, amongst the 50 tubes of lip gloss, lip stick and lip liner (I have a problem… I’m aware and I blame it on my Mom), 10 dollars in change at the bottom of my purse making my purse weigh approximately the same as an anvil, thereby making it a perfect weapon, receipts from months of grocery shopping, a huge clip/magnet for the aircraft I am currently working, pens, pencils, and… I think that’s it.

But seriously, there was a candle.

So I scrambled and found it, washed it off and popped into the center of his birthday cake.

And it is now officially the birthday candle. Great. I found that Mo had washed it and put it back in my purse for next year.

A new tradition may have been born. Good Grief.

Posted by Boudicca at July 31, 2007 08:58 PM | TrackBack

LOL! My problem is pens... I just seem to be unable to resist purchasing colored pens and hiding them from Rick in the bottom of my purse. It's pathetic.

But I totally understand the purse-as-anvil motif.

Posted by: Gradual Dazzle at July 31, 2007 11:06 PM

I weighed my purse one day... 7 pounds. change sure does weigh alot... along with hot wheel cars, crayons and the rest. ;-) I can't wait to ask you if I can see 'the candle'.

Posted by: vw bug at August 1, 2007 05:59 AM

I thought everyone carried a candle in their purse. Huh. You mean they DON'T?!?!?!?

Posted by: Tammi at August 1, 2007 06:13 AM

Admit it, you're just really prepared in case "Let's Make A Deal" comes back, aren't ya?

Posted by: Ted at August 1, 2007 07:26 PM