Are my glasses in the glove compartment?
My glasses must be hiding. I seem to have a bad habit, of putting important objects in a “safe spot.” Remembering has become a problem. Last week, I thought I had missed an important meeting that was on February 17th. I was writing down the dates of my play practices, and wasn’t paying attention to what month I was looking at.
My daughter kindly reminded me, “Mom, it’s still January.” Minor detail really, I was just a month off.
Maybe, that’s my problem, I don’t pay attention to details.
I really need to read the book, Learn To Improve Your Memory, by Robert Knightwell. The book will be given away to someone who gives me an idea where to look for my glasses, and shares my story, Please help me find my glasses.
The Lucky Glasses Guesser will be chosen by a random number generator on Sunday, February 3rd, 2013, at 1:00 p.m EST.
Robin, has also lost her glasses. “I too have misplaced my glasses, again. Sigh. I can tell you where I have been looking and maybe that will help. I looked in the car itself because I don’t need my glasses except for driving and watching TV so sometimes I will take them off when I get to my destination.”
Today I will look in the car. Thank you Robin for your suggestion.
In the glove compartment at 2:13 p.m. on January 29, 2013 were:
1. A can of King Oscar Tiny Tot sardines. You never know when you or a homeless person might be hungry.
2. Two Sonoco Gas Decals. The Official fuel of Nascar. I buy my gas here with discounts from our grocery store.
3. One Sylvania Longlife 2357 A light bulb. The blinker light keeps going out.
4. First Aid kit that contains 4 alcohol wipes, and five band-aids.
5. One bottle of Advil, 200 mg, 24 tablets. Two tablets are missing. Someone must have had a 400 mg headache.
6. A faded Sunoco receipt. Saved in case I needed to write a grocery list.
7. A .85 oz tube of Crest Complete toothpaste. A free sample from the orthodontist’s office.
8. A roll of gauze. In case a band-aid is too small.
9. A stack of yellow post it notes. I writer must be prepared.
10. A green metal crochet hook. You never know when you may need one.
11. Two American pennies; 2002, the year my daughter was born, and 1978, the year I turned twenty.
12. Dixon Ticonderoga pencil, 2HB with the eraser gone. Writers don’t erase, we cross out.
13. 5 bobby pins.
14. Two toothpicks, used. What was I saving them for?
15. Four band-aid wrappers.
16. One small rock. Would that be a pebble? Or is a pebble still a rock?
17. A smog certificate that expires in November of 2013.
18. Two smog certificates that expired in November, 2011, and 2012.
19. A map of Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. George Washington camped there one winter.
20. A gun safety guide for an Airsoft Pistol. The has a yellow tip, but we sprayed it with gold paint.
21. A discount coupon for Weaver’s Orchard that expired in 2012. Never did go back to use it. Good marketing.
22. A cover for a phone I don’t use anymore.
23. A Belkin Tune Audio, model #78MO66. I don’t know what it does.
24. An empty envelope with GAS written on it.
25. A manual lap counter. I like to know how many times I have walked in a circle.
26. Ear plugs, Higher 32 Hedros, with ultimate softness. I don’t like sitting near the speakers at a concert.
27. One Zand lollipop wrapper. My kids like the lollipops at the bank.
28. My grocery list for toilet paper and Papa John’s pizza. What else do you need beside toilet paper and pizza?
Oh, I know what I need besides toilet paper and pizza. My glasses!
Where do you think I should look tomorrow? I will look, I promise.
About Pamela Hodges
My name is Pamela Hodges. I am a writer and an artist. I write to encourage and to bring laughter. I paint cats, draw cartoons and write books for children and grown ups.