See these two little crystal earrings? They are nothing fancy but I am especially fond of them. I wear them a lot especially in the summer. They are lightweight, go with everything and, most importantly, they sparkle. (sometimes it's all about the sparkle). Shortly after we moved into this house, I went to put them on one morning and they were not in the jewelry box. I carefully went through the entire box (which means dumping the contents out and re-sorting them) and then the entire drawer where my jewelry lives. Nothing. I was so upset. I quietly mourned my loss. Awwwww. Everytime I was at a jewelry store, I looked for a replacement but sadly, couldn't find anything similar. Eventually I stopped looking. Life went on.
Yesterday, I decided to freshen up all my glass stuff. I love glass and have candlesticks, candy dishes, vases and prisms here and there all over the house. Freshening it up means washing it and then rinsing it in vinegar to make it sparkle! As I collected things I also brought in this crystal dish I keep on a window ledge near my piano that is filled with prisms from old chandeliers and broken crystal bits of this and that. Sparkly flotsam and jetsam. Carefully brought it in to the kitchen. Set it on the counter. Gently removed each piece for cleaning and found, almost immediately.......
the missing earrings! How they ended up in this dish is beyond my imagining. Tim suggests that perhaps I removed them while practicing piano and absentmindedly put them in the dish and then forgot about it. I suppose it's possible that I have grown that senile. We have no pets to blame it on right now (darn it) and I am positive that Tim didn't do it as he is not one to fuss with tidying. It was either me or a playfully spirited ghost. I'm going with ghost. At least I have my earrings back. For now anyway.
Yup, this is me. Some people said, "Sam, you should write a Blog". "Well, there's a thought", I thought to myself. And so here it is.