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Lost and Found

The Lost Objects entities have been playing with my brain lately.

I found my "you're home free" letter from the IRS ... thirty minutes after I posted off the check to my tax guy without it.

My cell phone went missing for a couple days. It was low battery and had run out so I couldn't call it to find out.

And I put on my blue jeans on Friday to find $200 in cash in the pocket. I had been a bit tapped out for cash, to the point where I raided my bridge toll fund for Farmer's Market money.

This morning I also FINALLY FOUND my laptop's power supply. (Happily there are a bunch of dell laptops at work so I had been borrowing one.)

It's somewhat offset by the fact that a valuable necklace slipped off my neck somewhere between my bedroom and 11th and Oak in Oakland. On the one hand, it's probably as much as I deserve for wearing a Tommy Singer choker to a ball game. On the other, I really liked it. I was remarkably fussed at the time (esp. since traffic jams in Chinatown were fixing to make me late for the ballgame) but am philosophical about it now.

I've baked a cake and given it away, and will be keeping my St. Anthony of Padua card in my purse. I'm not obsessing over getting a new necklace, which considering my shop-a-holic tendencies in the recent past, is a Good Thing.


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Aug. 28th, 2006 04:38 pm (UTC)
Is the baking of a cake and giving it away an offerig to St. Anthony? I hadn't heard that one before.
Aug. 29th, 2006 01:32 am (UTC)
I am informed that St. Anthony deals in cold hard cash. I will be making a donation to the Mission San Miguel quake repair fund.

The cake is for the Orthodox lost-objects finder, St. Phanourios, who agreed to help anyone who would pray for his mother. The cake is the pay-off. (In some versions of the story, Momma is horribly stingy, so the give-away fits.)
Aug. 28th, 2006 09:42 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry about the necklace. Could it be in your car? Mine is filled with little places things can slip into, especially between the front console and the driver's seat. I'll cross my fingers for you.

Yea! for the letter, the cash, and the power supply cord. Good news!
Aug. 30th, 2006 02:40 am (UTC)
Ow. Sorry to hear about the necklace. Hope St P comes through for you...

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