Thursday, April 11, 2013

If It Had Been a Snake . . .


About that missing earring . . .
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. 
 
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17 comments:

Brian Miller said...

ha. glad you found it...smiles...dont you hate that too...when you probably looked at it a few times before...smiles.

Thérèse said...

The smile is back! and now you have a perfect look of everything you possess!

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

Whew. I am relieved that you found it. I'm been in the snake-seen-it position a number of times. Pays to keep looking.
Sam

Friko said...

If at first you miss it, try, try again.

Now, come and help me find the back of the remote, which fell off goodness knows where or when.

June said...

Okay. Now that you've found the earring (and I'm delighted that you have), try throwing the earring at the necklace and see if you can get it into the position that it got itself into.
Bet you can't do it.
How do these things happen?

Kath Marsh said...

Uh huh. The brownie put it back. Or sort of.

B. Rogers, Living in Black Mountain said...

I'm so glad you found it...and that's got to be the most effort anyone ever put out for one gold earring. Maybe I would have found my other gold leaf if I'd tried the vac bag. Argh.

Polly Iyer said...

So glad you found it, Vicki. Look at the bright side: you cleaned out your closet and some other things you probably needed to do anyway. If you're like me, you'd have put it off and off and off. Wish something would make me do all the things I need to do.

NCmountainwoman said...

Wonderful! Now you not only have both earrings, you have a cleaned up dresser and closet.

Frances said...

Vicki, it's grand that your earring revealed itself. Sometimes when something similar happens to me, I wonder about the reality of the Borrowers.

xo

Deanna said...

Like any responsible link, it was holding everything together! (I almost told you to look next to the toilet, which is where the diamond from my wedding ring turned up). Glad you found it.

Star said...

Well one thing's for sure - whatever you've lost is always in the last place you looked for it (grin). Glad you found it Vicki.

Martin said...

I suppose those suggestions, that you followed up, could be described as earring aids?

Brenda said...

LOL at Martin's comment!! Too funny. Boy that thing was perfectly camouflaged.

I just heard today that Montford Books, where we had our "beginner" writer's class, is closing. I can't believe it!

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

I'm famous for overlooking the obvious when I have lost something in the house. I think your senses want you to slow down so they make you look long and hard before they will let you realize it is right in front of your nose. -- barbara

Victoria said...

I do things like this all the time. I'm glad you found your earring!

Vicki Lane said...

It was obviously a Trick of the Universe meant to fool me into Spring Cleaning.

Oh, Martin . . .