Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Hexes and Curses

While on our cruise recently, I discovered that my little leopard print bag that I got free from a make-up counter was missing from my big bag when I unpacked in our stateroom.  The bag contained jewelry that I had made, pins and clips to tame my large amount of hair into something cruise-worthy when we went to dinner, and four wonderfully gaudy rings from Target that I was hoping would make me look as if I were dressed in a “formal” fashion.

I was sure I had put it in. I even “remembered” that I had placed it in a zip lock bag with my undies.  It just wasn’t there.  I spent the week making do and wondering if I had forgotten it or if a baggage checker took it out thinking that it was expensive jewelry.

When we returned home, I immediately looked for it.  It wasn’t here.  I began to grumble, calling the bag snoopers all kinds of impolite names.  I composed an irate letter to Alaska Airlines in my mind, as I unpacked.  Oh, it sounded good.  It was full of “furthermores” and vitriol.

I tried to imagine the thief’s disappointment when he or she opened the bag and found strange “steampunk” necklaces, obviously fashioned by some weird person. 

Then I remembered the really pretty necklace that my long-time friend, Judy had made for me.  Now I was livid.  I stomped up and down the house putting things in the laundry and hanging things up, snarling epithets and putting hexes on whomever took my property.
The husband who must not be named sat there looking amused because I’ll have to admit, I do pitch a good hissy-fit.

Then I finally unzipped the last zipper and there it was. It had been with me on the cruise the whole time.  How I missed it, I don’t know.

OK. I take back the hexes and curses.  Hope it isn’t too late.


Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi darling, glad you found it. Hexes and curses can be good at times, the anger is gone, the lost is found and your hubby got to be amused all at the same time.. I know you had a greatrip.. hugs ~lynne~

Diana Q said...

Just to be sure, you better boil one onion bulb with 5 cloves of garlic in one gallon of water. Let cool, then pour it out on a grave at midnight. Any grave will do.

drollgirl said...

well thank god this story had a happy ending!!!! i love jewelry! i love CHEAP jewelry as that is all i can afford!

sometimes i hire a cat sitting service when i go out of town. i live in fear that the sitter might take some of my jewelry. it is NOT expensive jewelry, but i love it nonetheless, and the thought of it being stolen or going missing makes me VERY VERY VERY SAD!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I was hoping for an happy ending :)

Pam @ Frippery said...

Thank goodness you found it! I do that stuff all the time. Act like a madwoman and then find just what I was searching for right where I put it. Although I never remember putting it there, haha.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I love this story and I love that jewelry Lynn. I really like the steam punk stuff you made. It would have started a lot of conversations on the cruise I bet. I have one piece made from an old watch piece and every single time I wear it, someone comments on it. I have been making similar pieces for my website the last couple of months. I enjoyed looking at your gardens. The flowers here are loving the cooler weather and a lot of them are getting a second wind...especially the roses. The hydrangeas have put out a few blossoms and they are more blue than the summer blue. I need to check out those Holtz papers. Have a beautiful weekend ~ Lynn :)

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