Wednesday, February 8, 2017

'The Case of the Missing Planner - Part 2' or 'The 18 Inch Rule'!

by Mary Lou 'LuLu' Haynes

continued from Part 1 of
'The Case of the Missing Planner - Part 2' or
'The 18 Inch Rule'!


a turquoise Passion Planner
 

















After the holidays and several weeks had passed while I was working on other projects, I went to resume working on my goals in my turquoise pleather Passion Planner. But I couldn't find it.

I looked in all the logical places in my home studios for my turquoise pleather Passion Planner. My husband looked in all the logical places in my home studios for my turquoise pleather Passion Planner.

He even looked in all the  'illogical' places for my turquoise pleather Passion Planner.

I looked in all the logical places in my SPlayce studio for my turquoise pleather Passion Planner. My husband looked in all the logical places in my SPlayce studio for my turquoise pleather Passion Planner.

I racked my brain for all the crafting events I attended after the holidays where I took my blank books. I even called the hostess of one of the events I attended. But sadly, no turquoise pleather Passion Planner was found.

After a few days of looking everywhere, I was getting more and more annoyed, more and more upset.

Finally I listed the turquoise planner on the 'Lost Items to be Found' page in my Bujo collections journal - and gave up ever finding it. I decided the turquoise planner was either stolen, had fallen into the trash, or fallen behind or under furniture. Gone forever - maybe someone else was enjoying it. I told myself "I can always buy another one."

Have you heard of 'The 18 Inch Rule"? It's the practically infallible rule of physics that says whatever you lost is within 18 inches of where you last had it. 'The 18 Inch Rule" is the way to find whatever is lost. We have invoked it several times since we learned about it.

I kept telling my husband that 'The 18 Inch Rule' is the key to finding my turquoise planner.
And it works!

After going through all my conniptions, after suffering through all my angst, after tearing up my studios, I finally FOUND my turquoise Passion Planner.

I bet you can guess where I found it...

Yes, you are correct. It was (less than) 18 Inches from where I last had it.

It was in my desk (which I had dreamed about the night before). But it was disguised as a BLACK journal - I had put it inside the black cover of a DIY Traveler's Notebook cover I made last year for my calendar.

All this time we were looking for a turquoise blue covered book, when it was actually black.  I had put my hand on it countless times during my search. But kept telling myself 'this is black so it's not my goals Passion Planner'.

Duh!

So when I found it, I didn't shout 'Hallelujah', as I normally would in my times of jubilation.

I shouted, "18 Inches!'


The black culprit





The mysteriously missing, presumably LOST turquoise Passion Planner -
found by invoking 'The 18 Inch Rule'




Now, if only I could get 'The 18 Inch Rule' to find all the lost mates to my pairs of socks!



YOUR TURN

Do you use 'The 18 Inch Rule'? What turned up that you thought was 'lost'?

Thanks for visiting - please come back soon.

Peace,
LuLu

1 comment:

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

LOL, this is just too funny! I've never heard of the 18" rule, but will keep it in mind! Once I almost cut the back of our couch to see if my son's phone fell inside it - he couldn't find it anywhere and swore it was there the last time he used it. Only somehow he forgot that he had put it on charge and it was happily charging at the charging station. We didn't even think to look there! Duh! Have fun with your passion planner! Hope to see some inside pages next time - that is if you end up putting something in it, LOL!

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