We are heading out tomorrow on a 350 mile road trip to see my parents and grandparents.
It takes us about 6 hours to make the trek and EVERY TIME I overpack or should I say I overestimate just how much I can get accomplished on the road. I tend to forget that I usually do some of the driving and it is quite unsafe to have one’s nose stuck in a book.
So I thought I would post something a bit more fun than the serious posts that have seemed to consume the blog lately.
I decided that all my road trip “stuff” needed to fit in this:
Don’t you love this wonderful tote that I nabbed awhile back from Joanne…I always get compliments…thanks Joanne for your boundless creativity.
Usually I bring a huge bag that has multiple compartments and I squeeze it in the front of my seat and I mean squeeze it in the space.
Here’s what lies within the confines of my wonderful tote:
My journal…it’s just a simple Moleskine XL blank journal…that I decorated as you can see.
After this break, I think I need a bit of a kick start regarding my goals…I found this at the library and I like the focus…eating, working out, sleep, drinking, breathing and a few others. At least it will make me feel like if I indulge on the road and get a root beer float at A&W…I know that I have a plan for the week to come.
I love the library so excuse the glare on some of the pictures…here’s a novel I want to read and the fun thing is that one of the main character’s name is Helen…kind of fun at least to me.
I have read a few chapters of this book and many books that focus on identity are too much about self and not about God…this book is definitely about letting God in you just shine…plus John Ortberg is just so funny. I have already shared quite a few illustrations with my family.
I love this thin little classic…
My travel Bible…
Okay room is running out…
My devotional of choice these days…
Two thin magazines…
A little help to remember my day…my prayers…verses that speak…thank goodness it is really tiny. Sorry…not a great picture…Moleskine makes a color your year set of mini monthly journal…this one is No. 3…for March…and in a lovely shocking pink.
That was it…until Courtney came home from a walk to the library with this…a hold I didn’t expect to be filled quite so swiftly…
Two friends, one in Portland, Oregon and one in Portland, Maine each took a picture of their mornings and posted them on a blog…this book is that year in pictures.
No room left except for pens…and more pens.
So now it’s your turn…what would you pack in your tote bag for a road trip?
Do you have a book you read over and over? Is there a book that has been on your to read list for too long?
Not only would you be helping me find what to read next but my dear lifelong friend Maria is taking off to Costa Rica with her family to see her parents next week, ( I know…don’t we feel sorry for her) she could use some reading material…so help a girl out…please. Especially if you have never left a comment…I know that you are out there…say hello, you just don’t know how that blesses my heart.
Addendum: Received a friendly text that I was taking way too many books…perhaps yes…but I don’t anticipate finishing any of them…some by nature are devotional…just a little bit each day which continues at home anyway…and they comprise different genres…so I know I am probably a bit crazy but what can I say?