The Top Ten Things I Lose

frequently lost things featured in my wheel thrown ceramic bowl
Frequently lost things featured in one of my wheel thrown ceramic bowls.

One of these days I won’t forget where I put my phone, my keys or my “to do” list. I’m not sure when I’ll be patient the whole day or when it’ll feel like someone hit the “refresh” button on my brain.  Here’s to hoping it’s sooner rather than later.

Hon, what do you lose?

  1. Phone—-as in, “Is it in the car or house?”  “Can someone please call it?”  “Oh shoot, it’s on ‘silent’!”
  2. Keys—-as in, “I had them when I unlocked the door so where could they be?”
  3. Lists—-as in, “I have to have my list. I’m lost without it!”
  4. Socks—-I seriously have a bag of single socks.  They go on in an effort to hook up with their soul (sole) mates.
  5. Earrings—-as in, “I took them off last night and left them on the dresser.” Maybe the sock thief took them, too.
  6. Coupons—-as in, “I know I have a coupon for a million dollars off at…(whichever store you are going to now).  Don’t leave until I find it!”
  7. Recipes—-as in, “I have a great recipe for (fill in the blank) but it’s lost in my Bag O’ Recipes.” One of these days, I’ll actually organize that bag and I’ll find a ton of great dishes to make.
  8. Necklaces—-see post titled, “Material Girl Metaphor”
  9. My patience—-okay, this isn’t an object but it might as well be
  10. My mind? I believed that when the triplets went to college, my head would open up, fresh air would rush in and my brain would be rejuvenated. Instead, I’m still trying to reach the cobwebs crowded into the corners of my mind. Some days, my brain feels like the door to The Lonely Mountain in The Hobbit; you have to be able to read ancient runes in order to decipher the specific day, key and way to knock if you want the door to reveal itself. And then other days, there’s a glimmer of clarity. Sigh.

12 thoughts on “The Top Ten Things I Lose

  1. jalal michael sabbagh.

    Thank you for liking my post(l can’t perceive..) please keep in touch.regards.jalal


  2. Laura Reizer

    You have captured the majority of where my daily energy goes. I can’t go to sleep until all is accounted for, even small pieces of silly kids toys. Tough task with young, curious and oblivious kids. Glad we’re not alone in losing the same thing, over and over…”I just had it, really…”


  3. melissa campbell

    Maybe your socks are trying to find their way down the street to my house, as I have an equally large bag of single socks in all sizes and colors…sad!


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