You might recall that my personal word for the year is Organize.
I don't really have any fine jewelry. (It's all what my Mom calls "costume" jewelry.) And, until a couple of months ago, it was everywhere.
In my purse.
In my cup holder in my car.
In the kitchen on the counter.
On my night table.
In the bathroom.
Mmmmm hmmm, you get it.
You would think that after losing my watch a while back, I would have learned.
(If you thought that, then you do not know me as well as you might have thought you did.)
Oh, no, no, no.
After the watch incident, I proceeded to carelessly toss around misplace one of my very most favorite wear-em-several-times-a-week-coz-they-are-perfect-with-anything Silpada Hoop earings.
At first, I didn't panic. It would show up, I thought.
(By who? A little earing fairy?)
Time went by. It didn't show up.
Now, I had two choices. To wear one earing, (a la' Jack Sparrow style) or...look for it.
I looked. And looked some more.
I slept on it, trying to somehow will it to find me.
Finally, I gave up pretty much all hope, deciding that since this was the 50th time I had lost one of these precisous hoops and surely all the praying in the world wasn't gonna bring it back to me, and clearly, this was going to be a lesson-learned kind of thing.
I decided two things. First, I needed a specific, organized place to house my jewelry. Counter space is at a premium in the bedroom, and master bath, so it occurred to me that if I could empty one drawer of my dreser, I could make a space to store things. The second thing I decided was that from now on I am only allowed to take off my jewelry while standing at my dresser.that it was time to organize my accessories, once and for all.
Feeling totally empowered at this point, I hit Bed, Bath and Beyond on a mission to find the perfect solution to my problem, on my lunch break, and emerged victorious forty-some dollars poorer, but much wiser, (and inspired at the possibility that I might become a member of the Organized People group in life)with a big bag or organizational trays made especially for holding jewelry.
After work I unwrapped them all, and set out arranging the trays in the drawer, and then began filling them.
It was almost an out of body experience, as I marvelled at the neatly lined up bracelets, necklaces, complete pairs of earings.An organized thing of beauty, for sure.
Oh! As for the missing earing? It showed up when I moved my dresser to get at a power outlet behind it. I promptly put the newly found hoop in it's proper place, next to it's mate.