What Silly Thing?

I just had it in my hands!

Have you ever had something in our hands and absentmindedly put it down while thinking of something else? And lost it? I have.

For a couple of weeks, I’ve had random thoughts for an up coming project. As the thoughts came, I wrote them down on whatever piece of paper was handy, so I don’t forget. Now those notes were somewhere in my work area.

Before they completely vanished, I decided to gather them together and put them in one place.

As I was looking for them, I began to clean. My work area is not too messy, because I periodically organize my two desks. Therefore it wasn’t a big clean up job.

During the clean up, I found the notes on three different pieces of paper. Since I was on a roll, I put the notes aside, and kept cleaning.

By the time I’d finished, I’d lost my notes!

I looked all over for them but couldn’t find them. “But I just had them in my hand! I haven’t even left my chair! They have to be here!”

I leaned back in my chair, took a deep breath, started a systematic search, and found them. I’d put the notes in front of my computer, and had put another pile of stuff on top of them.

What silly thing have you lost, and where did you find it?