Lately, I’ve been driving myself nuts by misplacing things. Here is a list of things I have “lost” in the last few weeks.
1. Green cup I take to the gym. I remembered taking it to work one day and then couldn’t find it again.
Current status: found. It was in the back of the refrigerator. At home.
2. Umbrella. I remembered taking it into work one day…(notice a trend?). Could not find. In the meantime, I used a slightly messed up umbrella. I saw a woman with an umbrella that looked like mine walking down the street and actually considered the possibility of asking her where she got it while implying it was mine.
Current Status. found. I go to my father’s for dinner on Sunday evenings, but not last week thanks to the storm. Apparently, one Sunday it was supposed to rain because when I grabbed the tote bag I usually bring to my dad’s Sunday evening (it has knitting I never pick up and it’s where I bring back the food he gives me…), there it was.
3. My sunglasses. I’m fairly positive I wore these home from work last Friday.
Current Status. Still missing. Thankfully I bought more than one pair of cheap sunglasses, but I like the missing pair better. And I’m sure they’re around somewhere…
4. My fingerless gloves/wristlet. I went to grab these today because my hands were cold. Doesn’t matter how many sweaters I wear, once my hands get cold I’m totally distracted. Of course, I haven’t worn these since last year. I took a stab at it and thought they might be in a drawer with other gloves…
Current Status. still missing. I’m hoping I’ll be able to turn them up!
Update. Two days after writing this post, I really wanted these…I looked around in the “usual” places and on a whim tried a “why would I put them there?” place…a box where I keep important documents [ok...a box where I keep papers I may or may not need again]. And there they were. Why? Because the gloves had been on a table *with* papers…so when I put them away, the gloves went there too. Sigh.
These past few weeks I have also managed to leave my phone at home *twice*. I thought I had mislaid a document I needed, but it turned out to be where I thought it was after checking several times.
This is not a good trend, nor are the piles of books and papers I’ve begun to assemble around the house. Clearly, this all points to a small “my totally disorganized ways are kind of negatively impacting my life” issue that I seem to be having at the moment.I’ve always been the sort of person to misplace pens and small slips of paper, but the missing objects are getting larger.
Time to start clearing the piles, and hopefully, the cobwebs!
What was the last thing you misplaced? Did you have any luck finding it?