How did my wedding ring get there?
I realized the other day that I wasn't wearing my wedding ring. This sometimes happens - I'll take my ring off to put lotion on and forget sometimes to put it back on. I was in the car when I realized this, and when I got home and finished a couple of things I looked in the usual areas. Not there. Hm. Looked in a couple unusual areas. Not there. Becoming worried now. I made some calls to the places I had been, said a quick plea to St. Anthony, then went downstairs and picked up some work stuff, brought it upstairs, and tried to focus on the work I really needed to get done. I worked some but mostly worried for the next 30 minutes. Usually, when I lose something important I have a general sense of either "it's okay, and around here somewhere" or "uh oh, really lost this time." This one was uh oh.
I picked up one of my work items, and underneath, tangled in with a set of earpods that I had pulled out of my bag not 15 minutes before, was my ring.
It was NOT tangled with the earpods when I pulled them out. I would have noticed that. It was not on the area before I put the work stuff on top. And it was not in the work stuff. I am sure of all of that.
So how did it get there?
I put it back on, said a general "Thank you" aloud, and have been much more careful since.