Mama Diaries

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Mrs. Forgetful

In the last post, I told you about my husband losing his keys. Turned out he had thrown them in the garbage.

Now let me tell you about me:  Mrs. Forgetful.

Many of you know I'm a professional musician. Right now, I'm in the middle of the big holiday performance season. It's a great time to make some cash, but it's an insane schedule. On weekends, I start playing at 9:00 in the morning, and basically don't get home until 10:00 at night. Non-stop playing, rehearsing, and travelling between gigs. (I don't even have time for a proper meal.)

Needless to say, by the end of these days, I'm absolutely exhausted. This past Sunday, when I got home, I thought I had put my keys in my purse. But the next day, when I went to take my daughter to school, I couldn't find them.

"Anybody seen my keys?" I asked.

"No!" my daughter said. "Come on, we're going to be late!" Since I couldn't find my keys, I took my husband's. We went to school in his car.

When I came back, I searched everywhere. They were nowhere to be found.  I even went through all the garbage. Not fun! Unfortunately, I didn't have a Tile on the key chain (see last post for info on that), so I couldn't locate them with the push of a button. Three hours later, I still hadn't found them. Needless to say,  I was a little bit grouchy and a whole lot worried.  A bad way to start a Monday!

Then I decided to check my purse again. (I had already checked it three other times.) I felt along the inside walls of the purse, and I noticed a lump. I inspected it more closely and discovered a pocket I didn't even know I had inside the purse. And guess what was in there? My keys!

Have you ever done anything like that before? Looked everywhere for something and it was right where it was supposed to be?   

38 comments:

  1. Have I ever looked everywhere for something and it was right where it was supposed to be? All the time, I cannot begin to tell you.

    Perhaps Father Christmas might bring you a Tile. Lets hope he can find the keys to the sleigh.

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    1. Haha! It might be a problem if Santa can't find his keys!

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  2. At least they weren't in the garbage! Now you know you have a secret pocket.

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    1. I wish I had known about the secret compartment before I searched through the garbage!

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  3. Hi, Sherry!

    Absolutely, dear friend! In recent weeks Mrs. Shady and I each had an incident in which we searched high and low for a missing item and eventually found it exactly where it belongs, where it is always kept. Prolonged stress and fatigue can produce a kind of blindness that prevents us from seeing something that's right before our eyes. Apart from a child or a pet, your keys are the worst things to lose, and Mrs. Shady and I have both lost ours on occasion. She has also left her purse in stores, in shopping carts and even on top of the car as she drove away! Fortunately there are many honest Good Samaritans and she always gets it back.

    Enjoy the rest of your week, dear friend Sherry!

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    1. I've driven around with my purse on top of my car, too. I couldn't figure out why everyone was beeping at me! LOL!

      Have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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  4. Thank goodness you found them, easy to lose and a worry when you do.
    Yvonne.

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    1. I had a lot to do, so I'm glad I found them, too!

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  5. a secret pocket in the purse???

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  6. Yes, actually, I have found something I've lost end up right where it's supposed to be. There's nothing quite like that feeling. Immense relief. And feeling like a complete dufus. Glad your keys turned up.

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    1. That's exactly how I felt. That's what happens when you're over-tired!

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  7. Ye, I have done that, more than once. Nothing like a little extra stress when you don't need it(referring to me). lol. Glad you found the keys.

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    1. I definitely didn't need the stress. I'm very glad I discovered that pocket!

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  8. So glad you found your keys and that secret pocket for future disappearing items.

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    1. I'll be sure to look there first for future missing items. :)

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  9. A secret pocket is a win. Yep, have looked for things and there they be, ugg.

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  10. yes, I have almost the same experienced like you.
    have a great day

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  11. That’s happen to me many times—and my keys (or whatever I was looking for) were “hidden” in my backpack briefcase.

    Don’t skip too many meals and hopefully you can enjoy the season.

    www.thepulpitandthepen.com

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    1. I'm sure I was on a sugar low in addition to being exhausted!

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  12. I love it. So glad to know someone else can look through their purse and not find what they're looking for the first 2 to 3 times. LOL I've put a small carbine on my purse zip so I have a place to snap my keys these days.

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    1. That's a good idea. I prefer smaller purses so I can find things easier, but sometimes you just need the space for all the stuff you need to carry around!

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  13. Didn't know you were a musician. How cool! Since I've been taking care of my mom and working on my boyfriend's play, I've been saying forgetful is my middle name. Slowing down helps. Hopefully for you too.

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    1. slowing down definitely helps. Unfortunately, that's not something I can do!

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  14. LOL! I feel for you! LOL! But, now, you have a secret hiding place! LOL! Big Hugs!

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  15. It's magic. The temporarily fell into an alternate universe...obviously ;)

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  16. Classic looking for your glasses while they rest on your face...

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  17. At least you didn't really lose the keys. They were where they were supposed to be but in a different dimension--uh, I mean pocket.

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    1. That's just like being in another dimension. :)

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  18. I very seldom lose my keys. But I often look for my phone in my pocket when I have it in my hand.

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  19. You make me laugh, Ms. Grouchy. You'll have to asked hubby to get you a tile thingy for Christmas. So glad you found your keys. I've done the same. Happy you get to share your music, Sherry. Merry Christmas!

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    1. I found an extra tile lying around the house. I'm going to use it!

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