Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Things lost, things found

I was cleaning up the vegetable beds last fall, a messy process full of soggy rotting tomatoes and fruit flies. At some point in the day I realized that my garden claw was nowhere to be found. I checked the roof (I've left it there before), to no avail.
I don't even know.
I suspect it is currently being composted by the city of Portland, having made its way into the green yard debris bin.

I recently misplaced my favorite ring that I bought at Chichen Itza. The ring fits me loosely in the morning and snugly by the end of the day, which means it's never quite comfortable on my hand. I told Greg that I couldn't find it anywhere and that I was "pretty sure I did something weird with it." 

As I was readying to weed this weekend I slipped my hands into my gardening gloves and made a fist to loosen the mud dried on them, which caused pain to flare across my middle finger. I pulled out my hand and there was my ring, which had slipped right onto my finger without me noticing.
I ran into the house, laughing and laughing, so I could tell Greg. This was the same morning I freaked out because I saw a common robin for the first time (he was unmoved in both cases). Say what you will, everything is more magical when you go through life not really paying attention.

And then later that day I misplaced my weed popper. So it goes.


  1. the things I learn about you get better and better. I can't stop laughing at that claw on the roof. how in the world?!?!?

  2. I was using it to clean out the gutters which, for the record, doesn't work at all. And I didn't notice it until after I had put away the ladder.

  3. You made me laugh! It reminds me of the hysterics I get every time I have to submit a request for an online site to remind me what password I chose. I fall off the chair with unexpected glee at the passwords I have chosen, forgotten, and then on prompting have no clue why I selected. But there they are, and so . . . appropriate.

    I am distressed I won't be in town to see the Portlandia episode, and Hulu is only doing first season. I may have to get a tivo, do they still make them?

    (love the ring)

  4. Oh man, I always try to create super secure passwords so I never remember mine either. If you have IFC you should be fine--they seem to be rerunning all the previous episodes before the new one on Fridays, so in theory you should be able to watch three weeks after it airs. We'll figure something out. :)

  5. Oh man! This post made me laugh, but also sigh (in a good way!) as I remembered my visit to Chichen Itza. Wish I had gotten a cool ring while I was there! When I lose things, I just kind of always assume they'll find their way back onto my path. Not sure if they actually do, because I likely just forget anyway.

  6. "Everything is more magical when you go through life not really paying attention." I think this might be my motto and I didn't even know it.