Thursday, November 5, 2009

I have COMPLETE lost my mind. (Among other things...)

As a general rule, I am an organized person. I'm a meeting planner. I get paid for the details. This is not to say things are never chaotic...I am a firm believer in organized chaos, but I don't generally leave huge things out. But lately....lately I've had some problems.

It all started with my phone charger. As I told you, we've been here, there and everywhere lately. And when we were on our way home from Dallas a couple of weekends ago I remembered that I left my phone charger at my sister's house. I called her, let her know, and it was a done deal. I'm usually a bit more on the ball but nobody got hurt.

Then there was last weekend...we left my in-laws and we got about 15 minutes down the road and my father-in-law called to tell us that I had left my makeup bag in the bathroom. Where was my head?? I always do a final sweep of the bedroom, closets, bathroom, etc. How did I miss this? Then I remembered that when I went to look in the bathroom, Dave was in there and I forgot to go back through before we left. We had to turn around and meet my FIL to pick up said make-up bag. That was on Sunday.....

On Monday I was getting ready for work and I realized that I was missing one of my bracelets. Let me insert here that I really don't have "good" jewelry except for a few pieces. I have my engagement ring and wedding band (obvi), my pearl earrings and necklace given to me by Dave as a wedding gift, a watch given to me from Dave, a diamond drop necklace given to me by my mom when I got engaged...it's the diamond from her first wedding band (before the big upgrade...she's so spoiled:), and then a Tiffany bracelet given to me by my mom and dad for my 21st birthday. That final item is the item I was missing. I didn't think much of it because we have been traveling so much, I knew it was just in a jewelry bag or makeup bag somewhere. When I got home from work I began to look. And look. And look. Then I began to panic. It was NOWHERE to be found. I literally tore our house apart. I looked in cars, purses, drawers, suitcases, in bathroom cabinets, called my sister to see if I had left it in Dallas....then I totally hit the panic button. I must have left it in Tennessee. I called the hotel but of course no one could help me at 10pm. I hardly slept a wink...my mind racing through where else it could possibly be. Then it hit me. When we went to Tennessee I put all of my jewelry in a grey/transparent jewelry bag and I had it in my purse when we went through security. I remember what I wore with each outfit and when we came home I was wearing my cheap/fake gold jewelry. Leaving me completely open to have possibly left all of my good jewelry in the Hampton Inn in Tennessee. Oh my lanta.

Tuesday at 7:30am I called the general manager and gave him my story. He contacted housekeeping...they scoured the room...no dice. I was honestly so upset. Then....then....I went to get my purse out my "messy" drawer at work where I store my purse each day and when I pulled out my purse look what I saw.....


UNDERNEATH my stationary was the tiny corner of my missing jewelry bag!!!!! Could it be?? YES! Praise the Lord. I am an idiot. It must have fallen out of my purse and somehow gotten lodged under my box of stationary.

I've got my jewelry back...now if I can only get my act together!

8 comments:

Randall @ Happy For This Moment said...

I hate when those little/big things catch up to you. It happens to all of us!

Thanks for stopping by my site :)

The Sturgeon's Story said...

Thanks for stopping by my site as well.. I love your blog. I am very scatter-brained, so I can completely relate to this story. Glad you found your bracelet!

Susannah said...

OK I love the "oh my lanta!" lol :D Maybe you are preggers? Haha!

keely said...

I feel like I'm like this all the time now, and people are so encouraging, telling me it will only get worse.

katie newton said...

I'm sooo glad you found it!!!! There are few things worse than not knowing where something special is- I can totally relate. :):)

Suburban Princess said...

I hate when I lose control of my life that way! I always have to take 20 mins to myself when I am getting out the door or I will forget something for sure!

Lone Star Couple said...

Thanks for stopping by my site, I love finding other Texas loving bloggers but might just have to get over you being an Aggie fan when reading your blog!

kristin fulghum said...

only one explanation...you must be pregnant.