What’s this? A pile of purses? Must be time for my Lenten Bag Giveaway!
Year four of the giveaway starts on Ash Wednesday, March 6. I’m giving away a bag a day for a total of 40 bags. Yes, that’s right. Free. The last free bag will be given away on April 20, 2019.
Here’s how this works: Each day during Lent, starting on March 6, I will post a photo of a bag each day with a corresponding number between 1 and 40. If you see a bag you like from a post dated between March 6, 2019 and April 20, 2019, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Here’s what you need to say:
Here’s a sample:
1234 Bag Ln Cincinnati, OH 00000
Follow the rules.
Email me at email@example.com with bag # if you’d like to claim it.
I deliver or mail to you.
Please do not send me a message on facebook, text me, or corner me except to say “I emailed you at firstname.lastname@example.org.”
How come i keep repeating the same thing? because, my loved friends, five years have taught me. repetition is important.
Any bags not claimed will go to a good cause, unless they end up in a box under my desk at work. Then, they go back into next year’s rotation, or to a friend who needs a spur-of-the-moment bag to go to the opera.
Today, Jaiya and I went to TJ Maxx, sat in the parking lot and decided we ddidn’t need anything and left. We went to Goodwill after that, and after choosing some bags to rescue I decided to leave them there for other folks and we left without buying anything. That’s how it is for me now – i can enjoy shopping and leave it all behind. Thank you, God!
I’m bout to get rid of some bags that I love. Watch for your bag!
this ugg purse is one of my favorite scores from my spot, goodwill. i got it the same time i got my famed stolen calvin klein purse. sometimes, when it rains, it pours at that location, like my recent trip. i got this for $10, half off of $20. this is some of the softest leather that isn’t pebbled or italian. i didn’t have anything like this, so it was a very welcome addition to the family.
several of my friends have begged me to let them have this purse (you know who you are). the answer is no. when will i ever be able to afford a purse like this unless i get it at a resale store? the 12th of never, that’s when.
confession: this was hard to write today, because a friend of mine said on facebook that i should auction all of these purses off on the last day to “cleanse my soul”. this has really bothered me. the whole reason i took this on was to do something for myself, learn something about myself, and perhaps about my love of bags. i don’t think my soul needs cleansing. at least, not the way he suggested. i immediately got defensive and started to type a response, then i’d erase it. i started again, and again – but every response felt defensive. i don’t have a need or desire to defend my purse collection. if anyone thinks that my large collection makes me selfish, a hoarder, vacuous, materialistic, or whatever, that’s fine. i know myself and the good and bad i do in the world. after a day of struggling with that comment, i’m at peace. so is my soul. for now. i do have a kid about to graduate, remember? the peace doesn’t always last for long, but i certainly know how to seek it and find it. and on that note, i’m headed to church for Pentecost. peace.