Travel sizes! Because I will be traveling!
I can hardly believe it, even though the evidence is all around me! Look, I bought a suitcase!
Because I am going on a trip! So I need a suitcase! And could they have made that TAG any BIGGER?? It's so huge, it makes the large carry-on look like a cell phone case or something.
I'm really, really happy about this. I'd been thinking of it as if it were an impossibility---as if there was an actual barrier between me and my niece. But it turns out that if you give $300 to Southwest and $50 to Marshalls and $1 to Target, you can have a round-trip ticket and a pink suitcase and a travel-sized deodorant and time with a niece!
And please, will you imagine this: I am going BY MYSELF. I will READ on the plane or if there is a long delay. No one will be requiring my feeding assistance! No one will require me to carry their things or their person or their safety devices! No one will TALK TALK TALK
So! That is the answer to the contest: I am showing you a travel-sized deodorant because I am going on a trip to see my niece.
A handful of you guessed the trip part, and if no one had guessed closer than that I would have chosen among those for the prize---but only ONE person guessed correctly that it was a trip to see my niece, and that was so right-on I made the little "We have a winner!" ding sound. It was Halloweenlover, of lots and lots of nonsense. Yay! I'm going to email you, HL, and we'll talk food allergies and stuff. [Follow-up: you can see the care package if you're interested.]