My camera is with me most of the time these days. It takes photos, video, and audio. It's an important tool for this blog. So when I couldn't find it last night, well, I wasn't worried, because I knew it would turn up. But it wasn't in any of the normal places. The place in the bedroom where I empty my pockets. The same place downstairs. My desk. In any of the pockets of pants and jackets I wore.
So, I forced myself to stop looking for the camera and to just clean up areas of the house. If I look for something, I will just move things around and end up more frustrated at the end. If I start cleaning up, I may not find what I'm looking for, but I will have accomplished something, and may find things I didn't know I was looking for.
We have a drawer near the kitchen phone that has accumulated a serious collection of useless items. Here are a few things I found in there.
I don't know how much money, if any, is on the REI card. I really have a problem with gift cards because a large percent of them are never redeemed.
I have no idea who Merry and Jack are or where those matches came from. It long predates our even being married.
I do remember this clipping from the classifieds. I couldn't believe a mastodon was for sale and really wanted to buy it, but it was out of my price range. But I kept the clipping in the drawer.
And then I went downstairs to clean up the room that has become a storage room and where I have been making some progress. And there, on the table, under things I'd sorted, was my camera. And I also found this painting of a hoopoe. Now that I have my camera back, I can start blogging again.