Yesterday on Facebook, where I post my blog daily, someone suggested the errant hoop might have hooked onto something like the bed skirt. Someone else suggested I check the vacuum cleaner bag.
After delicate exploratory surgery on a bag that proved to be full of dirt, dog hair, and dead lady bugs, I returned to check the bed skirt and the pulls on the chest of drawers. No joy.
Early in my search, I'd picked up this gold link necklace and given it a shake to see if the earring was tangled in it -- and no earring fell out. But this time, something caught my eye . . .
There it was, hiding in plain sight. As folks say, if it had been a snake, it would have bitten me.
As my husband said, if it had been a snake, I'd have seen it.