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Thursday, March 25, 2010

You Found Me!

Whoever said ignorance is bliss I'd like to take to Zupas for some lobster bisque, because ain't it just the truth?

Ignorance is definitely bliss.

Especially when it comes to leftover Halloween candy. Some things we just don't need to know about, am I right? Or am I right?

Which is exactly why I don't clean very often.

Although I made an exception today because my purple cell phone, containing extremely rare photographic evidence of the prophet, went missing last week.

I didn't consider it LOST, per say, I just figured it wasn't FOUND. There's a difference, you know. There's a definite difference.

When something goes missing around here I don't immediately fetch after it. I like to wallow in the idea that it's around somewhere and will turn up eventually.

See, if I search diligently and don't find it, I have to confront the possibility that maybe it's going, going, gone.

I'm just not that confrontational. Especially with reality.

donkeybray suggested I go to wheresmycellphone.com for help, so I did, but they didn't know where it was either. Then the Nutty Hamster Chick suggested I ask the Universe for help, so I did, and guess what!! He knew exactly where it was.

That's right! The Universe trumps the Internet again.

I FOUND IT!

In the last place I looked.

(Why are things always in the last place we look?)

So sneaky how the Universe works. He guided me straight to my missing cell phone, but somehow tricked me into doing all my spring cleaning along the way.

Smarty pants! Always finding some purpose in the process.

My process began at 6:00 a.m. when I started turning all the couches upside down. I didn't find my cell phone, but I did find all those missing popcorn kernels I've been looking for since Thanksgiving.

By 9:30 I had cleaned out all my closets, scrubbed all my bathrooms and cleaned and vacuumed both cars.

Then suddenly, there it was! Wedged in between the two front seats of my Sante Fe. I wouldn't even have noticed it had it not started singing The Fray, You Found Me at the top of it's lungs.

How cute is that?



Thank you, Universe! LY!!!

10 comments:

val of the south said...

Yay you! Found phone and clean house!!

My son found my MP3 player this week that had been lost for over a year...sadly no cleaning happened though :( (and yay me, I got a IPOD to replace it!)

CaJoh said...

You should try looking somewhere else even though you already found it just to say it ain't so.

I sometimes say that it is just taking a much needed vacation. I know I have a typical saying that I say when I lose things— but the phrase is lost to me too.

Jillybean said...

Yay! You found it!!!

It would be sad to lose the photo of the prophet.
The only pictures I have on my phone are the ones I took last weekend at Wal Mart of the Edward and Bella barbie dolls. I was going to post them, but I can't figure out how to get them off of the phone.

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

I have been doing it wrong this whole time! I go ask the Universe and then go and sit on the computer surfing the internet!

Thanks for helping figure that out!

So happy you found your phone!

Martha said...

Glad you found it. I lose my BYUH ID weekly. The thing is I need it because it's programmed to unlock my fancy, new-fangled office door. I leave it in pockets or I wash it. But, at least it's current so we can go to the pool, which we did on Sat.

Speaking of pools I'm trying to talk Perry into putting a pool in our new back yard. I told him I would tile it by hand all by myself, if I could just have one. We have to do major new plumbing anyway so why not just plumb for a pool from the get go?

I knew you'd play JJ's gone song with this.

Braden said...

Hooray for the Universe. He really is pretty wonderful.

The Crash Test Dummy said...

YAY for you Val! Way to score a new IPOD without having to lift a finger.

HAHA Martha, you GO BIG, or go home! That's awesome to think of you guys putting a pool AND tennis courts. How are you going to pay for all that, girlfriend? I guess you could start your own continuing ed program. HA, you'll show them.

Shelle Belle, that works too. I've tried it. You can also ask the universe and then turn your radio on.

Braden, took the YW to see Damn Yankees tonight. SOOOO GOOD. I would say SOOOO DAMN GOOD if I was a cussing girl.

Jillybean, h ahahahaha for some reason I can't stop laughing at the thought of you taking photos at Walmart of Edward and Bella Barbie dolls. I think because I know you in real life (and two of your kids) it makes it that much funnier.

I am Lorinda W- you can call me LoW said...

The worse is losing your phone while it's on silent! Eek!

Garden of Egan said...

Wow, the Universe must really lub you.
I've asked for many things from the Universe and I get nadda. I think I'm asking for the right thing.
Let me know your secret!

Nutty Hamster Chick said...

Oh my goodness and honest to pete, I knew it would work. It never fails for me. One year at girls camp we kept losing things, and I kept asking the Universe, and I kept getting answeres. It was pretty awesome, but got a bit ridiculous when someone called on the walkie talkie to ask me to pray and find out where the wooden spoon was. I said what are you people the children of Isreal. You are perfectly capable of asking your own questions and getting your answers. True story.

And you are right.