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Lost and Found


I was getting ready for bed one night last week and when I went to take my earrings off I only had one of them on.  Well, rats.  I love these earrings.  My daughter gave them to me long ago and I wear them almost every day.  They remind me of her but also they are a great weight in my ears and they have long wires so generally they stay put in my ears.  They came from James Avery so they are beautifully made.

I love those earrings.  I had to replace the wires this past year because one of them broke.  When I checked the other one it had worn almost as thin.  Fortunately, I didn't lose the flower when the wire broke.  But now I had lost one.

Everyone was already in bed so I didn't feel like I could turn on all the lights to look for my earring but I searched high and low the next morning.  I couldn't find it anywhere.  Where did I have it last?  Well, I don't know.  I hadn't thought about it since I put it on that morning.  Where was I that day?  All over the place.  I checked around my chair in the living room.  Under the chair in the bathroom.  In the dirty clothes basket.  Under my desk.  Out in the studio.  No earring.

 

I took this opportunity to look at my other earrings.  I have lots of earrings.  Some bought by me, many given me as gifts and a couple of pairs that were my mother's.  I have been interviewing them ever since.  I've discovered I have quite a few pairs of earrings that I will never wear again because they are just too heavy.  Others feel wonderful in my ears.  I was forced into this process but I have enjoyed it.

 

It took a few days but my lost earring finally reappeared.  My husband found the wandering earring in Sadie's bed.  Unfortunately, Sadie isn't talking.  I don't know where she found it.  I'm just glad it's now back in my ear!