About the only way to describe these past few weeks is hectic. It was hectic at work. It was hectic with my business. It was hectic with the family. It was hectic at church. It was hectic with Christmas performances at the local nursing homes. It was hectic getting ready for the big night.
I have a favorite “kitchen” scissors. It is actually just a plain, cheap, ol’ blue handled pair of scissors that I use for everything. I use it to open mail, cut open packages of cheese, cut protective plastic from lids, open bags of potato chips, cut tags off my new blouse… and I use it to wrap presents. I am lost without my blue handled scissors.
So here we were, December 23rd. I am ahead of the game. Yea me! I am getting all of the presents wrapped before Christmas Eve for a change. Yea me! And Jim is helping me. Yea
he him! Then disaster strikes. The blue handled scissors goes missing. I mean, it is GONE!
Me: Jim, where is the scissors?
Jim: I don’t know, you just had it.
Me: I know I did. But it is gone!
So we move everything off the counter where the presents are
haphazardly carefully being wrapped, thinking the scissors would turn up under a box, paper or something.
Jim: Did you leave the room?
Me: No! I didn’t move from this spot!
Jim: You must have put it in a drawer.
Me: I did not put it in a drawer. I haven’t opened any drawers.
So we check every drawer, we went from room to room checking, even though we both knew I had not left the room. And we did not find the scissors. I had to make do with a not so favorite, black handled scissors. Things just weren’t the same after that. It was like I had lost an old friend or something.
Now fast forward to Christmas Eve. The four middle grandkids had taken turns reading the bible story of the birth of Jesus. It was really sweet. We were taking turns opening presents. Actually by this time I’m pretty sure the turn taking had gone by the wayside and it was more a free for all. This is where things get a bit fuzzy. Someone needed a scissors to cut something. And someone else handed them… wait for it… wait for it….
my missing blue handled scissors!!!!!
Me: Where did you get those?
Jim: Where did those come from!!!!
You can see the answer in the picture below:
I had wrapped them inside James’ present.I was going to take a picture to post of the scissors back home, safe and sound, in their usual place. But I couldn’t. They aren’t there. And I don’t know where they are…