Into thin air…

I spent about half the day today looking for two of my diamond rings that seem to have disappeared into thin air.  I spent the second half of the day frustrated about the loss and trying to imagine where my rings could have possibly gone.  I wondered were they lost or were they stolen?  When I last saw them they were in a place where they should have remained.

I have racked my brain and looked in, under, and behind every place I could imagine that my rings could possibly be.  I am not a happy camper.  Indeed, I am patently unhappy.  I dislike losing things and I particularly dislike losing expensive things.  And yet even as I say I have “lost” them, I have no recollection of how that could have happened.

I wondered in my wild theorizing of what could have possibly happened to my rings.  Had I had by some fluke included them in a collection of costume jewelry I had donated to Dakota Boy’s Ranch?  I cannot imagine making such a mistake, but as the day went on even the craziest of theories was entertained.

Based on the extensiveness of my search, I am fairly sure I will never see those rings again and that pains me.  Sure, I know that relative to other things the loss of a couple of rings is minor and I am sure I will get over it sooner or later…but not tonight.  Tonight I remain incredibly frustrated.

Day one thousand two hundred and seventy-one of the new forty – obla di obla da

Ms. C

About Ms. C

I teach at NDSU...but I remain a student of life with all the enthusiasm that entails. My favorite saying is, "Sometimes you have to take the leap and build your wings on the way down." In the new forty that is what I am doing...building my wings.
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3 Responses to Into thin air…

  1. MIKI says:

    Have you vacuumed since you last saw them and maybe should check the vacuum cleaner bag? Or the wastebaskets?

  2. Lorraine Anderson says:

    you will find them if you specifically remember the last time you removed them…..backtrack….backtrack…..backtrack………………….

  3. B-dubya says:

    Speaking as one who is frequently ‘gaslighted’ by my young folks, have you checked with the Santa-nappers? That caper may have inspired them to bigger and better things. Or…. :) maybe I’m just sharing my paranoia.

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