Friday, July 06, 2007

Lost and Unaware

I've been a little out of sorts lately and unable to figure out why. Until yesterday.

A few weeks ago, my car was vandalized (rear window bashed in). The police believed it was the extreme temps we had that week, but the clear outline of something round at the point of impact convinced me otherwise. It wasn't much of a showstopper however. Before the day was over, I was sporting a brand new rear windshield. THAT was behind me. Or so I thought.

A week later, I got in my car to leave for work and my first thought was, "I wonder if Mike was in here looking for something." The contents of my glovebox and console were everywhere. I quickly realized I'd left my car unlocked overnight, although this time it was in my driveway. Apparently someone was looking for some quick cash. As far as I could tell, they only took my phone charger and a CD wallet. Wouldn't they be surprised when they found it contained only downloaded music and messages!

So anyways, that's behind me. Hadn't given it much thought since. And yet, I've had that feeling like something's missing but I couldn't put my finger on it. Until yesterday morning when I finally realized . . . my planner is gone! I'm no organizing junkie, but I do love my lists! And the sick feeling hit me - I've been leaving it in the car at night. "They" must have taken it. Ugh.

It's nothing irreplaceble, and I wasn't dumb enough to fill out the info section with all my personal information. I can only hope it ended up in the trash somewhere. I've gotten in the habit of keeping my calendar on Google, and just using the planner for lists and notes and a place to keep so-called important papers. If I went an entire week without realizing it was missing, how important was it, really?

For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11