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The Worst Thing Today

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Miss Moppet
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Postby Miss Moppet » Fri April 30th, 2010, 10:35 pm

"Vanessa" wrote:Stop looking for it, Miss Moppet, and it will turn up where you least expect to find it!!


That's what I'm thinking. I keep looking frantically in the same places although I know it's not there but I sense I'm not going to find it like that. You do hear of jewellery turning up unexpectedly even years later. I am going to check with everywhere I've been recently though including London Underground. I've mostly been working at home for the past couple of weeks but I did do some travelling and maybe the clasp wasn't as securely fastened as I thought it was.

Thanks guys.

Ken, if Melusina did take it she better give it back soon or I will end her career!

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Vanessa
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Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favorite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
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Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Postby Vanessa » Fri April 30th, 2010, 10:50 pm

I've actually searched places for lost things and can't find them, then a few days later searched the same place and found it! It's like you can't see for looking.
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Found it!!!!!

Postby Miss Moppet » Fri April 30th, 2010, 11:43 pm

"Vanessa" wrote:I've actually searched places for lost things and can't find them, then a few days later searched the same place and found it! It's like you can't see for looking.


Vanessa, you're so right!

I found my necklace just now, in my pencil tin, where I'd obviously decided to put it for safekeeping, although it has a perfectly good case of its own.

I have a bad habit of leaving it on the edge of my desk and I was so worried in case it had somehow slipped off the desk into the bin. But obviously because I was worried, I stuck it in the pencil tin, and then didn't remember I'd done it.

The odd thing is I definitely remember looking in the pencil tin. But not very methodically because I was in such a tizzy.

From now on I will keep it in its case so I can't scare myself like that again!

Thanks so much everyone for your kind messages.

:) :) :)

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Postby SonjaMarie » Fri April 30th, 2010, 11:51 pm

MM: So glad you found it!

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Postby Misfit » Fri April 30th, 2010, 11:51 pm

"Miss Moppet" wrote:Vanessa, you're so right!

I found my necklace just now, in my pencil tin, where I'd obviously decided to put it for safekeeping, although it has a perfectly good case of its own.

I have a bad habit of leaving it on the edge of my desk and I was so worried in case it had somehow slipped off the desk into the bin. But obviously because I was worried, I stuck it in the pencil tin, and then didn't remember I'd done it.

The odd thing is I definitely remember looking in the pencil tin. But not very methodically because I was in such a tizzy.

From now on I will keep it in its case so I can't scare myself like that again!

Thanks so much everyone for your kind messages.

:) :) :)


You have no idea how many times I've put something into a *safe place* and then realize I can remember where in the h*** that safe place is when I need it :o :p
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Postby Miss Moppet » Sat May 1st, 2010, 12:35 am

"SonjaMarie" wrote:MM: So glad you found it!

SM


Thanks SM, I am so relieved! My mother originally bought the necklace and garnet crucifix at Rocamadour in France where we had gone for a family holiday. When she knew she was dying she told me she wanted me to have it. It has its own little octagonal leather case and I mostly kept it there since she died (15 years ago last summer) but in the last year or two I had been wearing it more.

Misfit wrote:You have no idea how many times I've put something into a *safe place* and then realize I can remember where in the h*** that safe place is when I need it


Yes, I've done that with lots of things. I had a vague memory of putting this somewhere "safe" but I couldn't be sure. I went nuts when I found the case but not the necklace but thankfully it was a false alarm.

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Vanessa
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Favorite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Postby Vanessa » Sat May 1st, 2010, 8:47 am

Hurrah, Miss Moppet! :D Told you so!! :p ;) :D
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Postby Madeleine » Sat May 1st, 2010, 11:08 am

Brilliant news Miss M, you must be relieved. Just don't put anything in a "safe place" in future!
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Postby EC2 » Sat May 1st, 2010, 11:10 am

Glad it's turned up. With things like that I usually find that they turn up when I'm looking for something else that's missing!
Les proz e les vassals
Souvent entre piez de chevals
Kar ja li coard n’I chasront

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Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

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Vanessa
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Currently reading: A Rising Man by Abir Mukherjee & The Blue by Nancy Bilyeau (Pigeonhole)
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favorite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Postby Vanessa » Thu May 6th, 2010, 9:14 am

I've just had to take my dog on an emergency appointment with the vet. He was having trouble passing water yesterday afternoon and this morning he was very lethargic and wouldn't move. Apparently he has a blockage. The vets don't think it's anything too serious as Alfred did try to follow me out of the surgery and they don't do that usually. I've been a bit distressed about it all as he's only 7 and all sorts of horrid things have been going through my mind.

I've just found out just now he's got a stone blocking his urinary tract. They were going to operate on him immediately but two road accidents have since come in which obviously need urgent attention. So he's being kept sedated until later. Poor dogs all round! Hopefully he will be OK.
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