Pageviews past week

Monday, March 4, 2013


Life comes at you pretty fast.  Lots of stuff to manage, discard, re-examine, and categorize.  Waaayyyyy too much stuff.  Inevitably some of it gets lost.  Socks in particular are prone to irretrievable wanderings.  Important irreplaceable things edge in a close second.  Perpetually the fluff stuff floats around us like a cloud--paper clips, receipts, ticket stubs, pencil nubs.  We wish IT would get  lost!!  Why too often then does the really cool stuff disappear?? I think I posted once about a Swiss Army backpack that I prized above ALL others that got lost in a distasteful un-marriaging I took part in.  I'm hoping it will resurrect and join me on the other side.  Something else I still mourn is a letter I received back from Dr. Seuss when I had kids write to him about 3 months before he died..  I took such "GOOD CARE" of that letter that I haven't seen it in 25 years!!!  I honestly think in that instance I stuck it safely in a book and will someday come upon it.  Routinely, I lose and find, lose and find, lose and find.  Currently at our house two important things are at large, M.I.A's--my cell phone and our 4-wheeler key.  I haven't seen my phone for something like 4 days now.  I've probably accrued several enemies as a result.  It probably rang and rang until only a whimper was left.  Dead now certainly. The 4-wheeler key is on a large gray caribener, and Paco and I suspect it may be imbedded in the muddy muck of our sideyard--a no-man's land, a slurpy oozy slippery wasteland until April.  Heaven help us if the key is there. Last night we put out an A.P.B. for that key to no avail.  Our houseguests even joined the search.  Nada.  I really thought my phone was hunkered down here at school.  Nope.  Nope.  And nope.  Who is the God of Lost Things???  Probably over Lost Causes (of which I have a few) as well.   I'm all up for sacrificing something to him.  I'll keep you posted.  Maybe if that's successful, I'll move on to recovering Tupperware lids, favorite lipsticks, love notes from 4th grade...


Shelly said...

Every time I scroll through your blog, Pete giggles at Captain Underpants.

Patti said...

Wow! That was a lot of catching up to do, but so, so enjoyable. Thanks!

Favorite books

  • Me 'n Steve
  • Thundering Sneakers
  • James Herriott's vet books
  • The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Travels with Charley
  • A Walk in the Woods
  • Peace Like a River
  • The Egg and I
  • Mary Poppins
  • Extremly Loud Incredibly Close
  • How Green Was my Valley