Thursday, February 6, 2014

Lose Something Important? Like Your Mind?

So this is a little post about the sheer insanity one experiences when you lose something important. Like when you are already late for work or an appointment and you can't find your car keys. That is one kind of crazy, but then there is the kind of losing something that makes you feel like you have really lost your damn mind. Recently, I took my dental night guard with me back to the dentist to have them make sure it was ok, the appointment was quick and then I went home. I put it in my purse and when I got home that night, I went to the bathroom and opened the case and it was GONE. Disappered. Sucked into an alternate dimension. Then I proceeded to freak out. That was back in January. The guard cost me $250. The next few weeks, my husband and I turned the house upside down and inside out trying to find out. I do have a 2 year old and there is a chance she opened the case and "hid" it somewhere. But I literally (Chris parks and rec) went through EVERY DAMN drawer, crack, crevice, cupboard, toy box, closet or other container type thing in my home. I searched the car, pulling out old McDonald french fries. So it is gone. Still gone. My wonderfual and amazing dentist said that she would make me a new one and not charge me or my insurance which was so gracious, kind and I am trying to pay it forward everyday in any way I can especially in participating in 28 days of kindness. (see previous post) I have also recently lost a glove. I got a new pair of nice isotoner gloves for myself at Christmas time. So in my daily travels I have lost just one. I ordered another pair but they were one size fits all, which for me means too small. I have freakishly long fingers. Not man hands, I have fairly small feminine hands with frog-like, octopus tentacles jutting out of them. So now I have the one still that fits, one glove....that sucks. Its like all the half pair of socks that are lost. The most frustrating part is that this would make sense if I was a careless person, who loses things all the time. I am not one of those people. I am constantly checking for this and for that, do I have my work badge, my cell phone. I have to be responsible and accountable for little things.  So it makes me want to pull all of my hair out and scream to the heavens above when something just disappears from my life. Completely vanishes. It is simply unacceptable.

The other major losses that my husband and I have suffered are those little, slippery suckers known as the Ipod Nanos. I think the high powered executives sat around their board room tables and up on the white board it said, MUST BE SMALLER, AND SLIPPRIER AND EASIER TO LOSE!! This  they knew would be a never-ending money machine because of course we are going to go right out and buy another Ipod because we have already spent a fortune building our Itunes library and we want that music to travel with us, therefore shelling out more and more money to replace all tiny, shiny, slippery ipods sucked into the same alternate dimension. BIG SIGH.



  1. My daughter lost her mp3 player for months. She finally found it laying in a box. I am too cheap to get her an actual ipod.

    1. Hi Ruth!! You are a SMART Mom!!! I am ashamed that we have lost 2 and are seriously considering buying another one...I have to stop the madness! :)