Several people have suggested that my cat Pooh Hodges, knows where I placed my glasses.
I took their advice and asked him, “Excuse me Pooh, do you know where my glasses are?”
“I am so sorry Mrs. Hodges, but I really don’t know. I know where all seven litter boxes are, I know where the kitchen is, and I know the best spots to take a nap. Speaking of naps. If you wake me from a nap again, to take my picture, I will have to put a negative review in your folder.”
“I am really sorry Pooh. Please forgive me. I really don’t want to be a B player. Please keep my on the A team.”
“Please don’t let it happen again, Mrs. Hodges. ”
“Mrs. Hodges, stop photographing every place you look, and just look. Quit writing about what you find in all of the place you look, and just look.”
I took Pooh’s advice. I did not make a list, or take photographs. I just looked everywhere that was suggested:
1. Under the bathroom sink, as suggested by Rebekah. All three bathrooms.
2. Janelle put her glasses through the washer and dryer. She said to look in the laundry. No glasses, but I washed a load of laundry.
3. Kathleen said I have to look in the basement. I would rather pick up dog poop in the backyard then look in the basement. I looked.
4. Nancy said to look by the toilet. I might as well clean it while I am there.
5. Joan said to look on top of my head. I looked in a mirror, they weren’t there.
6. Anastasia said to question the cat, Pooh. I asked the cat, he didn’t know.
7. Sue said to close my eyes and visualize where they are. I tried that, I just saw boxes.
After hours of searching, I found a lot of items I had been missing, but not my glasses.
It is obvious I need to improve my memory.
Thank you for suggesting where I should look for my glasses.
Thank you for sharing my search with your friends, tweeting, calling your mother, or telling your cousin. I needed a lot of help.
Using the True Random Number Generator at random.org, Kathleen Caron is the winner of the book, Learn To Improve Your Memory,a book by Robert Knightwell. Knightwell says: A person’s memory is just like a muscle. The more it is used, the stronger it gets. When neglected, it atrophies and becomes weak.
Kathleen told me, “I’m really good at finding stuff.” She must use her brain muscles more than I do. My memory is atrophied and weak. I did remember to brush and floss my teeth, but I can’t remember where I put my glasses. Kathleen will be sent a book, and one will be delivered to my door as well.
I will keep looking for my glasses. I promise to tell you when I find them.