Friday, April 3, 2009

I Once Was Lost, But Now Am Found

It's true. Except I wasn't lost, my little blue ipod was. Remember when we talked about that? If not, go here for a refresher.

So, the ipod has been found.

This morning I was furiously cleaning my humble little abode and felt the need to pull my hair back to keep it out of the way. I could find no big hair elastics in my girls' hairdo box that is traditionally kept downstairs in my pots and pans cupboard. (gross, I know. But totally convenient.) And I was not about to climb the stairs and mess up my cleaning groove just to pull my hair back, so I opted for the green bandanna that had been used as a blindfold on Monday night during middle daughters ingenious FHE activity. (she created a pin-the-nose-on-the-canine game that was simply brilliant, thus the need for a blindfold.)

I fashioned an Aunt Jemima-style do-wrap, which was also brilliant. I have never used the Aunt Jemima wrap to this point in my life, but having done so today, I believe I shall do it more often. Loved it. No stray hairs, no hairs tight that are impossible to be found and no worries. Adored it.

I wore the bandanna all day. Even to pick up oldest daughter from school. And she immediately asked what I had done with my hair the second she jumped in the car.

Later in the afternoon I had cause to run some errands and opted for the more traditional pony tail. So once more I retreated to the pot cupboard- just in case I had overlooked a ponytail holder.

In that pots and pans cupboard I found a container, far back in the shadows that appeared to contain some ribbons. Curious, I reached for it and began rummaging through the mess of hair adornments. And- Jackpot! I found a ponytail holder!

Lying on the bottom of the container was a blue coin purse that I vaguely recognized. At first I assumed it to be one of my daughters' little treasures. And then I turned it over, recalled the familiar beading and a flood of memory came rushing back to me.

It was my long-lost ipod case that I had purchased for 97 cents at Wal-Mart especially to house the all-important gadget. And inside, was my little ipod, with the earbuds delicately wrapped up and secured.

And now, I have two little Mp3 players (3, if you count the additional one the husband purchased because they were such a good deal), courtesy of the husband.

I always knew my little original ipod would be found.

I just never thought to check the pots and pans cupboard. Because we don't usually keep ipots in that cupboard. (yep, I meant ipots)

10 comments:

Musings of the Mrs. said...

I would give anything to find my original ipod. I had it set up perfectly and they don't even sell the size I had anymore. Your post gives me so much hope. Thank you!!!

Kellie said...

I love the Aunt Jemima hair style. It's one of my favorites. Glad you found your ipod. Makes me wonder what's in my pots and pans cupboard. . . .

Loralee and the gang... said...

Ya know, things like that almost always turn up, and in the most unexpected places! And always after a replacement has been purchased, of course. And your story is the perfect excample of that-and now you have a backup. Cool!
:~D

uniquelynat said...

lets celebrate....tomorrow.....with a little jeopardy. i think that's the best idea of the day.

glad you found your ipod!!

uniquelynat said...

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wonder woman said...

Yay!! What a fun story. It seems this happens all the time to everyone, but when it actually happens to you, you don't think to look in the oddest, most random places. I will remember this. I will also look for a bandanna, because I miss Aunt Jemima.

Randibee said...

Are you kidding? WE always know where to find my ipod after Dylan has had it---in the pantry! Kindred spirits, we must be...

Erin said...

That is so funny, to find your iPod in the pots & pans cupboard! Now you have one mp3 player for each ear, and an extra for good measure!

Mechelle said...

too funny!

BTW: the french toast was soooo gooood! Y U M M Y! thanks!

Marivic_Little GrumpyAngel said...

That's funny. And I can see how the pots and pans drawer would be the best place to keep hair stuff. Keeps things efficient right? Doing kids' hair while cooking or doing things in the kitchen :-) I'm glad you found your iPod.