Christmas vacation is over. Monday, it’s back to work. During the last couple of weeks around the holidays, members of our large extended family have traveled far and wide. Some made it without incident. Some, unfortunately, had issues.
Most are back home safe and sound, but one thing is surely true. In all this moving about, posessions were probably misplaced. We know about the luggage that left Chicago a day late and the Tennessee hat that is still in Arkansas. In addition, we’ll bet something from Washington State stayed in Montana; D.C. things were left in Arizona; Texas items remained in New York. The irony in all this is that I didn’t leave home, yet I too suffered a loss.
Somewhere in the frenzy of holiday cooking, my 1/3 measuring cup went missing. This is from a set of orange Tupperware cups, old enough to be on the historical register. The 1/4 cup was melted years ago by a young aspiring cook. (I have adjusted to this: 1/2 of 1/2 cup is 1/4) Now I will have to eye-ball the middle of the 2/3 cup when the recipe calls for 1/3 cup.
Many items that strayed off during this season will one day wander home again, yet I have no hope of the lost cup ever being found. I think my best bet is to put it on my wish list for next Christmas.