I thought my age was finally catching up with me.
That my mind was going.
And my family was convinced as well.
It started two nights ago. Because we have a long but thin driveway and three vehicles, we play musical cars each night to park in proper order for ease of escape the next morning. I moved the van so Daughter could park in front of me, then I plugged them both in (a necessity in Winnipeg winters if you actually expect your car to start the next morning).
And because I have just a titch of OCD (okay, perhaps a titch more than a titch), I always put my keys into the front pocket of my purse when I get inside.
But early the next morning as the rest of the family slept, I was running around madly, late for work, looking for my keys which seemed to have disappeared overnight.
I checked all my pockets. No keys.
I dumped my purse. No keys.
I dumped my briefcase. No keys.
I crawled on the carpet, running my hands under furniture, thinking the cats had perhaps mistaken them for their latest jangly plaything.
Dammit. So I woke up Daughter for my spare set and dashed out the door, planning to resume the hunt that evening.
And hunt I did. I spent hours searching the house, kicking snowbanks around the driveway, even looking inside the fridge in case I had gone completely bonkers....
I racked my brain to try and figure out what the hell I did.
Then came the phonecall. Daughter was out for the evening and found my keys... in her purse. In a zipped pocket of her purse.
Aha! I wasn't going crazy after all! Ha! Ahahahahahaha!!!! Yesssss! Old Age hadn't got me yet!
There still was the question of how the keys got into her purse... she doesn't remember picking them up .... but she has been known to do some strange things in the middle of the night....
Regardless, I have now made certain I shall never accidentally misplace them ever again, at the same time ensuring daughter will be way too embarrassed to pick them up.
Even IN her sleep.
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