There are items I use such as my Acer Aspire Netbook that keep me mobile and happy and in touch with what's out there. It sits comfortably on my lap and sits nicely by the phone for safe keeping. Mine is Teal colored - and I love that color.
Coffee. Need I say more?! ha ha :) I need a cup in the morning for sure - and a cup in the afternoon when I take a much needed break. My favorite coffee is Main Street Blend from Giant Eagle's line Market District. It's a lovely perfect blend. Try it! You'll like it too -- if you are a coffee drinker like me!
Beauty staples; I don't have time to fuss or experiment, and with really sensitive skin and eyes, I stick to what works and doesn't cause allergic problems - especially for my eyes that have grown more sensitive with my thryroid difficulties:
Covergirl Advanced Radiance foundation in Buff Beige - now you know my anti-aging secret - this foundation is absolutely perfect and indespensible for my skin - the color is exact. And I can afford it. Sorry Estee :)
Clinique Brush-On Cream liner in Smokey Gray (it's waterproof, and although it takes a little more effort to apply it, it NEVER runs, smears or irritates my eyes - will last all day without irritation)
Clinique Mascara in High Impact or High Definition - gentle on my eyes, last all day and while it costs more than drugstore brands it's worth it because I avoid the flare-ups I get using something irritating.
Lipstick: when I use a tube to pop in my purse, I use my favorite Clinique Bamboo Pink -- it's the perfect shade - pretty much universal for everyone - for everyday use.
Philosophy Supernatural Coloring Book Palette - a few great colors for eyes, cheeks, and lips in one little compact -- helps add some color to my otherwise very fair skin, and doesn't irritate my skin or eyes.
Philosophy Amazing Grace and Pure Grace for both bathing and just smelling good (I like the soaps) and wow, do they ever refresh and revive my senses whether an early morning shower or a late at night bath -- I love good smells - they are very therapeutic for me -- but I have some allergy problems with perfumes, and these scents do not bother me. If anything, they improve me! And that's saying a lot - some days I need a lot of improvement!
I usually listen to the classical music station all day - but every now and then I have to listen to John Fogerty, whether it's vintage CCR or his own solo work. Have you Ever Seen the Rain?, or Change in the Weather, do my heart good. Have you ever noticed how many weather or in particular "rain" songs John wrote? Hmm....??