Thursday, December 8, 2011

A Recipe, a Robbery, and Some Missing Jewels

Last week, I took out a recipe because I had plans to bake with it soon. It’s been on the counter ever since. I say counter but really it’s been all over the house since Daniel has figured out that he can get to everything on the counter if he just stacks up enough toys on top of each other. Constantly picking up the recipe around the house was a total annoyance and I remember thinking, “I’ll put this in a safe place where the baby can’t get it.” Now the big question is, WHERE IS THIS SAFE PLACE?  It is nowhere to be found.

Unfortunately, this is not the first time I have placed something in a safe place for it never to be found again. Last summer, our house was broken in to. We live in a nice, suburban neighborhood but are proof that crime can happen anywhere. The short story is that I was eight months pregnant and came home from a trip to Target with my two and one year old, to find two men in our house. Luckily, I thought something was off and I left the children in the car and was able to quickly call 911 as the men ran out of the house.  No one was hurt and I was able to get a license plate, identify one of the men in a police lineup, and later receive back most of the stolen jewelry (that they had pawned for drug money). After the robbery, my Nana told me how her girlfriends used to hide their nice jewelry in the pockets of their housecoats (aka old people bathrobes) in their closets instead of a jewelry box. I thought this was a great idea, because our robbers went directly to my jewelry box and my husband’s dresser. They were the only areas of the house which were touched (clearly, they were interrupted, but it was still their first stop). So when I got back the jewelry (which as a stay at home mom, I don’t often wear!), I hid it in a safe place that the robbers would not think to look. Again, WHERE IS THIS SAFE PLACE?? I have no idea. I have since searched the house high and low in all the spots that I remember thinking were a good idea at the time and no jewels. Perhaps, a robber came in one day and made a bee line right to ________ (fill in the blank) and found them. My hope is that one day, I’ll be cleaning out a closet and will stumble across them and it will make my day. I will put them all on and continue my day looking quite glamorous. Until then, I think I need to start writing down where these safe places are. Then again, what if the robber finds my list of safe places?? Maybe I should hide the list, too….wait…back to square one!

Okay, so I didn't have this many diamonds, but a girl can dream!

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