A place for everything and everything in it’s place. My grandmother said that so many times when I was a child that I wanted to throttle her. But, she was right in her belief that every item you own should have a designated spot. In my house when things disappear, I know I have put them “Somewhere.”
It started in our current home when I misplaced the binoculars. I was using them to watch birds out in the backyard or maybe spy on the neighbors; I don’t exactly recall. I set them down Somewhere and I never saw them again. Devoted Spouse bought me a replacement a few months ago.
Devoted Spouse misplaced his relatively new and very expensive digital camera. He is sure he put it Somewhere. I let him use my digital camera– the very expensive fancy model he bought for me Christmas a year ago. The very same camera I used on our last trip to the cabin where I took that lovely picture I use on the blog header. Then I put the camera Somewhere and haven’t seen it since. I found it’s charger and user’s manual upstairs in my crap craft room.
Today my new not so expensive but very cool digital camera arrived. I’m very excited – I have the battery charging and I can’t wait to take some cute shots of EmmaLou that I can post to this blog. I’m sure everyone wants to see her. But first I have to find the user’s manual and figure out how to take pictures. It was in the box when I opened it; I had it in my hand when I went upstairs to change my shoes. I wonder what I did with it? It must be Somewhere. Do you see a pattern here?
“Somewhere “applies to everything I have casually laid down on any particular surface in my house. It would be nice if Somewhere was a particular room in my home where I could always find what I was missing. I think Somewhere is in another dimension. Wherever Somewhere is, it is loaded with all kinds of stuff from my house. Last month’s wireless bill went Somewhere. My brand new tweezers — I put them Somewhere. Even EmmaLou leaves toys Somewhere; although, for her Somewhere is often under the couch. I can’t find my Somewhere. But when I do, look out, it will be like Christmas all over again.