Greetings, dear readers.
Continuing the theme of domestic confession, the above phrase is one I use on a regular basis, with regular embellishment, depending on the circumstances. Some of the things I can’t find are things I had in my hand mere moments previous – like my coffee cup (which holds about 16 ounces and is made of lovely heavy ceramic, so it weighs a good pound), my keys (I have been 20 minutes late to a meeting because I dropped them on the cat tree in passing), my cell phone (I have about worn out the ‘locate phone’ feature on my fitness band), the TV remote (I find it in the kitchen with regularity – where, I will admit, the television is NOT).
I think this is part distraction and part inattention, and it is often wholly frustrating, if amusing in retrospect.
Take the other morning. I needed to pack a box for shipping. This means I needed the packing tape. No problem – I have a great big roll of it right… here… Now, where did I…?
As you probably know, packing tape comes in large brightly colored dispensers with teeth; even a small dispenser is about the size of your hand and can nip unwary fingers. You might not suspect this – these dispensers are masters of camouflage. I looked in every location I could think I might have put it, wracked my brains for where I had used it last, and finally found it posing in a still life on the side table, luckily before it bit me. (OK – yes, it had plenty of company to give it cover). I rolled my eyes at myself and finally got the job done.
Apparently, some of the peripatetic things in my home need homes of their own. They’re all here somewhere – if they had regular zip codes, I might be able to locate them without using half an hour and a bluetooth device. Until I can manage that mapping feat, I will at least log plenty of steps toward my daily total every time I ramble around trying to find my geocached remote.
Until next time – may you find all you’re looking for.
Stay tuned for more on the Here’s a Quarter blog next week! As always, your thoughts and comments are always welcome – they are moderated (I know – adulting again), so they may take a little while to appear, but I read them all and appreciate that you were here. Thank you!