I was in tears today when I realized I had lost my favourite locket. Tears.
And then what followed was the search of a lifetime. I didn't look this hard when I lost my daughter at Ikea....ok, well, maybe I did. I am being dramatic, but I was devastated and I honestly haven't felt that way over a material possession before. Until today, I didn't even know I was that attached to the locket. I mean, I loved it.... The minute I saw it, I loved it.
It was a Christmas gift from my sister Kendra. A gift more thoughtful than any Aritzia gift card I have ever given her, thats for sure. The locket (which is empty until I find the perfect picture) is a custom made locket from Cinder & Sage. Kendra chose my favourite poem (a gem by Shel Silverstein) and put it on the front. I love it & every time I look at it, I smile.
Snowball by Shel Silverstein
I made myself a snowball
As perfect as could be.
I though I'd keep it as a pet
And let it sleep with me.
I made it some pyjamas
And a pillow for it's head.
Then last night it ran away,
But first - it wet the bed.
So the search was on. And I looked for an hour before I called my husband (who I am sure has nothing better to do at work). He promised to go & check his car to see if it was in there. I sat by the phone until he called me back. No locket. I needed to accept that it was gone.
Not going to happen.
So I called my mom. She checked her camera for pictures of me at the zoo last weekend. Was I wearing it? Yes. So I called the zoo. No locket. I needed to accept that it was gone. But instead I had a look through all of my purses (even ones that I hadn't used in months). No locket.
I called Brian (who I am sure was sitting at his desk, doing nothing, waiting for my call). I cried. And he tried to make me feel better. It didn't work. I threatened to drive to his office & have a look in his car (Brian, like all men, suffers from Male Refrigerator Blindness) myself. Brian assured me that he had a good look. And then he asked me if I had checked the diaper bag.
I dropped the phone & ran to the bag. In the movie version of this story (why wouldn't there be one???) I am running in slow motion & the song 'I will always love you' is playing. There it was. My locket.
I freakin' love this locket (pictured above with another kick ass Cinder & Sage necklace that I have). I have never been a jewellery person, and then my sister introduced me to Cinder & Sage. I love her stuff. It's like the vintage-y jewellery that I always day-dreamed about but could never find. And now that I have found it, it's true love. For my birthday I got adorable earrings from my hubby (grape leaves, of course) and since then I have bought the telescope necklace & 3 bracelets that people compliment me on all the time. All the time. And today I was on her Facebook page in the middle of my crisis (yes, I said crisis)(and yes, I shop during a crisis) and ordered a new locket with a map of Turtle Lake on it. Love.
So it's 4:21. I am going to try & salvage some of this day.... wearing my locket securely around my neck, of course.