I’m not sure if it’s a Taurus-thing or what, but I LOVE creating procedures and routines for things.
I always put my personal belongings in the same spot so I always know where they are. I hate that feeling of “oh poop, I lost XXXX”.
My house keys are kept on a keychain with a clip so I can attach them to my car key. That way I can take the house keys off and stow them in (the same place) in my car and not have a pocket bulging with keys.
I always have my car key and my iPhone in my right front pocket.
I always have my work keys in my left pocket.
I always put my briefcase in the same place at home and at work.
I always take my work keys out of my pocket when I get into my car at the end of the day and put them in the same place in my car.
So when I reached into my pocket today after lunch and didn’t find my work keys (think Master key to the campus and the gates!), I almost had a heart attack!
They weren’t in my right pocket either.
Run back to the parking lot to check my car.
WHEW! There they were, just like I usually do every evening but for whatever reason did when I went to get lunch.
All this to demonstrate how highly routinized and predictable I am when it comes to stuff like this.
Which is why I’m utterly and completely miffed that (GASP) I lost my wedding ring!
The last I remembered wearing it was last week Monday, during the heat wave we got. After that, I don’t remember what I did with it. I’ve searched high (through my medicine chest) and low (through the front garden!) and I couldn’t find it anywhere.
I know, I know, I shouldn’t take it off to begin with. But sometimes it annoys me (like after I wash my hands or when I’m really hot and my fingers are sweaty).
What I normally do is either put it in my medicine cabinet (when I have the gumption to walk up the stairs) or attach it to my keys (via the clip on the house keys). So the only thing I can think of is that I was walking out to my car, didn’t realize my ring was on there and it fell off when I unclipped my car key.
We’ve (yes, I told Hubby) been looking for a week and couldn’t find it anywhere. (
So I bought a new one (thankfully at almost 50% off what we paid before thanks to a “stimulus sale”!).
From now on, it’s not going on my keys and only in my medicine cabinet.