I’ve been enjoying all the great, deep discussion that has been going on around here lately. Unfortunately, my brain has not been up to deep discussion much recently. So I decided I needed to add a nice, fluffy post for myself, and for others whose brain power might be a little lacking at the moment.
It occured to me today that the thing I lose the most is not your typical keys, wallet, phone, etc. No, the thing I lose the most is … whatever book I happen to be reading.
I can generally keep track of most anything. I even find things for my husband on a regular basis. It’s because I know where I use things, and where I think to set things down. There is an order to this, so there is a limited number of places that most things might be. I’ve also gotten pretty good at following where my husband is likely to put particular things (this is a survival technique, as he generally forgets). But no matter what, I can’t seem to keep track of my book. I think the problem is that it goes everywhere with me, so there’s no particular place I would have set it down. It could be in just about any room of the house, and could have been set down in strange places (like on the high chair because I set it there while I got a bottle for the toddler or inside the crib because I put it down to pick up the baby). I tend to lose it at least once a day, and sometimes it takes me quite a long time to find it. Of course, one of the ironic things is that if I do lose my keys or my phone (usually with help from the toddler) I generally give up on looking after not too long, and I can live without them for days. My book, on the other hand, gets searched for until I find it.
So, having rambled for more than long enough, I ask, “What is it that you lose most often (and why)?”
- 29 November 2006