Monday, June 1, 2009

The place where socks hide

Why is it when you can't find any spoons in the house, and you go buy 20 more, so that you will always have a spoon when you need it, within a couple of days you can no longer find any forks? I think it's a silverware conspiracy. I think they're in on it with the cups.
All too often I am looking for a glass, just 1, and all I can find is measuring cups. So, there I am drinking water out of the 1/2 cup. Then later that week, when I need to measure 1/2 cup of oatmeal, or 1 cup of water, all of a sudden, all I can find is a 20 oz glass. Then I'm trying to remember how many ounces are in a cup, and is it about 1/3 of 20 oz that would give me a cup or closer to 1/2, maybe it's more like 2/5.
Which brings me back to the silverware, because who else out there has ever tried to spread peanut butter with a steak knife, or tried to cut their steak with a butter knife. I am just sure that my whole kitchen thinks it is pretty darn funny to play these little jokes on me. The worse part, is that it really stinks having our laundry room connected to our kitchen.
Surely that is who passed this idea on to my washer and dryer who have amazing places for my socks to hide. Only, they don't hide in pairs. No, that would be too easy. Instead they hide mismatched together. Yep, the white crew sock with the white ankle high, my black knee high with my navy trouser sock. It seems even when I try to fight that problem by buying all one type of sock, eventually I end up with 1 pair of socks. 1 pair!
If anyone knows that magical place where the socks hide, they would probably solve all of the mysteries of the universe. Would I find all of our missing spoons there, too? Come to think of it, our camera has been missing for a couple of months. If you see any pics of mismatched socks partying hard with knives and spoons, you'll know I found it.


  1. One of the mysteries of life. Your write well Liz.

  2. Haha! Can't wait to see that picture!

  3. I don't now where socks hide--but wherever they are, all my teaspoons are with them!

  4. Thanks Nicole! I want to see that picture, too, Carrie. Along with all of my other pictures that are still on the memory card in that camera that is missing. lol
    Jennifer, I agree. I think the teaspoons and the socks have eloped and the cups officiated in the ceremony with the knives driving the get away car. ;)

  5. Oh, how true!! I truly want to video tape and catch the sneak that is the cause of all lost items. I swear there really is an elf screwing with me, laughing behind my back, enjoying my cursing and mumblings as I frantically search my house for lost crap.

  6. lol! I'd be willing to bet that elf looks a whole lot like my 2 year old, lol.