My Real Life

January 26, 2013

The Search

Filed under: Uncategorized — Amy @ 6:00 am

I had to buy Monkey Girl a pair of black pants for her band concert, on Thursday, and so after school, she and I headed to the Walmarts.

(No idea why, but I just love to call it “The Walmarts.”)

We picked up a few pair of black pants and she headed into the changing room, and I said, “I’ll be right across the aisle, looking at the…”

And before I finished my sentence, she muttered over her shoulder, “…wallets…I know.”

I am constantly on the search for a wallet.

Every store I go in, I spend a good fifteen minutes in the wallet section.

I don’t really know what I want in a wallet.

I go between wanting a folding wallet that will take up less space in my purse and a long wallet that might have a little more space for things like gift cards and courtesy cards, etc.

I don’t have a very large purse, so space is important, but I’m just not always sure that a folding wallet is what I want.

Right now, I have one of those long, hard case wallets, like this:


Except, mine has butterflies on it.

Because, you know, I’m 41.

For awhile, I was carrying a Vera Bradley strap wallet that was a wallet attached to a strap that went over your shoulder, so it was like a purse, except you couldn’t actually carry anything in it except for your money and credit cards, etc.

It worked really well for a long time, but I really need somewhere to carry my inhaler and my chapstick.

So, the purse I am using now is a hand-me-down Coach purse like this:


Although, I am saving up for this purse, because I haven’t had a purse that wasn’t a hand-me-down in a very, very long time:


(JBZS…if you are reading this, Monkey Girl confiscated the purse you gave me for Christmas…she says it makes her feel “sassy.”)

So, anyway, I am always on the search for a wallet.

Whenever Real Man walks into a department store or a mall, he is on the search for shoes, because he wears through his work shoes faster than Baby Monkey wears through Batman costumes.

What about you?

Is there anything you are constantly searching for, but never quite find, while shopping?

I’d love to hear about it!  Let Real Man and I know that we aren’t alone!


  1. Definitely shoes….they are my weakness. Also, on another tangent, there is a great app that you can scan all of your courtesy and discount cards on your phone and not have to take them with you whereever you go. It’s called cardstar and it’s awesome, because you always have your phone with you. Then you don’t need room in your wallet or on your keychain for them.

    Comment by allison — January 26, 2013 @ 9:05 am | Reply

    • I’ll have to get that, because that would definitely be helpful in narrowing down my wallet choices! Oh, and I’ve always got an eye out for shoes, as well. 🙂

      Comment by abozza — January 26, 2013 @ 9:32 am | Reply

    • Allison, so glad you mentioned there is an app for that!! So downloading that now!

      Comment by Rachel — January 26, 2013 @ 10:52 am | Reply

  2. Hey! Always looking for work boots and shoes that are comfy, and Geby is always looking for shoes that don’t wear out too!

    Comment by Rachel — January 26, 2013 @ 10:50 am | Reply

    • 🙂

      Comment by abozza — January 26, 2013 @ 4:12 pm | Reply

  3. I know that bag … And I have one in my closet too! I also love card star … Best way to organize that kind of info I’ve found yet! I think I’m always looking at the bags and hoping to find one that has just the right amount of room and the perfect number of pockets …

    Comment by eve — January 26, 2013 @ 12:28 pm | Reply

    • I knew I wasn’t alone! 🙂

      Comment by abozza — January 26, 2013 @ 4:12 pm | Reply

  4. The Walmarts – I think my Dad has rubbed off on you…

    Comment by Daniel Bozza — January 26, 2013 @ 3:16 pm | Reply

    • Of all people to rub off on me, I think he’s a good one. 🙂

      Comment by abozza — January 26, 2013 @ 4:12 pm | Reply

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