Handbags, Books...Whatever

Handbags, Books...Whatever (http://www.vickibatman.blogspot.com) is the website of Vicki Batman, sassy writer of sexy and funny fiction. Handbag lover. Avid Jazzerciser. Mahjong player. Yoga practioner. Movie fan. Book devourer. Chocaholic. Best Mom ever. And adores Handsome.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Handbags, Books...Whatever - Tick-Tock Clock #findingatreasure #familyheirloom #shortstories


Over the past couple of years, my sisters and I have been sorting my parents’ things. Each of us claimed jewelry, pictures, other odds and ends. From one of Dad’s boxes, I picked up an Elgin watch. I had to laugh because the band was the classic expand-o-matic kind that I remembered being advertised constantly on TV. 

Just for grins, I gave it a wind, and sure enough, it ticked. I wound some more and set the correct time. Sliding it on my arm, every now and again, I would look to see if the time was holding up and it had! I wore the watch over the next few weeks just to confirm how it ran. All was good. So I took it to the jeweler for a check. 


The jeweler said the watch came from the fifties, that the band was probably the original – surprise! I asked to have it cleaned and  his initials engraved on the back. 

Not long ago, my mother-in-law passed, and as my sisters-in-laws and niece went threw her precious belongings, I picked up a small gold watch. Just for grins, I gave it a wind and set the time. This watch, too, stayed on time. The band didn’t snap properly. I thought “what the heck” and took it to the jeweler’s for his thoughts.

We didn’t guesstimate the era the watch came from. She was born in the mid-thirties; so I’m thinking she received the watch in the forties. He did listen and watch and was impressed that something so old kept good time. He said the watch repair man could fix the catch and would clean it as well. I opted to have the back engraved with all of her initials. 

I like wearing multiple things together on my left wrist-bracelets, watches. I have no problem in putting on two watches and something else. The more the merrier. I’m excited about having something that once belonged to family and now belongs to me.



Is it dessert time? I’m a chocolate a day kind of gal and rarely pass up cake. In that vein, how about delving into these dessert stories:


Love blossoms in the small town of Sommerville in these heartwarming, “cute meet” tales,

filled with fun and forever possibilities. 
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Thursday, March 14, 2019

Must Have Bag and Book! with Dee S. Knight - Only a Good Man Will Do and A gift from hubby #whensomethingwearsout #MFRWauthor #readromance


I love my handbag! It was a gift from my husband when my old one (also a gift from him) was tearing at the handles and collapsed into a puddle of wear whenever I set it down.
Do I like to wear things out? Uh…yes.
This bag has lots of zippered areas, which I love. A good place for my phone and keys, plus a couple of little pockets for cough drops, a pill holder, hand lotion, pens, etc. But the best thing about it is the cross-chest strap, so it’s out of my way and I’m hands free when walking. Honestly, the only thing lacking in this bag is a place for my Kindle, but I can live with that.

Monday, March 11, 2019

Book and Bag w Amber Daulton - Shopping with Grandma for Christmas and #contemporaryromance Lyrical Embrace #readromance

A few years ago, my husband and I were out shopping with his grandparents, and we went to a huge outlet mall with lots of sales going on. His grandma and I headed into the Coach store, and she was planning on buying every woman in the family a purse for Christmas.

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